Saturday, October 30, 2010

Life: Another Year Down

Nothing can get any sweeter than the pre-birthday treats showered on me this year. Since it falls on a weekend, i got them early and another one came up as a surprise on my table today. Too lovely to open but I was excited because I think I knew what it is, and I guessed right!

Three special things from lovely friends made my coming birthday complete! Porcelain chopsticks, addition to my collection. One of my favorite cat characters, animob. Before these pouches hit the local stores I was already able to purchase one from an online seller. I find the design simple and adorable. And a pretty green notebook, someone knew I am eyeing those for a personal project. Can't thank them enough!

A week ago, though it was originally for a newlywed couple who was a former officemate, (and wasn't able to make it) our dearest dred was up for a fun shoot with the other girls. She is just so passionate about styling and photography. We had a great time and even though I am not really confident on stuff like that, the result came out great! I am only assuming its a pre-birthday thing for me, but she did a wonderful job!

It has been a great year with blessings high and low. That is somehow what life is all about. Everything is just good to be thankful for. Though the coming of age may be a little bit apalling, there may be ways to embrace it gracefully. There is one special person that I have to visit on my special day. I dreamt of him last night, maybe its his way of greeting me since he won't be able to anymore. Excited for tomorrow!

Thank you to all the lovely ladies and gents who has come their way to my blog. I appreciate it so much!
Have a great halloween weekend everyone!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Johnson's Baby Milk Bath

For many years, if there is one skin care product that I kept coming back at the supermarket or department store shelf, it is the Johnson's Baby Milk Bath.

Who said it is only for babies? Most bar soaps doesn't give me the nourishing and pampering treat this milk bath can offer. The scent may not be as exciting, which is something I find rather better especially for delicate skin.

I like how it makes skin smooth, soft, moisturized and I don't feel the need to apply lotion after bath on regular lazy days. (its always better to apply lotion with high SPF when prolonged sun exposure is expected)
It's lactic acid content not only acts as a natural moisturizer, skin exfoliant, but also has antibacterial properties.  It's absolutely more than just a nourishing bath experience.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Food Escapade: The French Baker

I wonder who haven't ever dreamed of experiencing the spectacle of Eiffel Tower. The idea of being in such a romantic city even without seeing the tower is more than enough for me to quench that lifelong wish. I was once trying to learn the language when I bought a book which claims to teach French the easy way. Well its a failure. haha!

Before I start daydreaming again, here's a sumptuous dinner experience at the French Baker SM City Cebu.

I am a sucker for green salads, whole wheat sandwiches and everything potato! Looks perfect and tastes more than perfect.

I was laughing on how literally tall their Raspberry flavored Iced Tea was, but I should have opted with the regular lemon. Turned out to be not much my glass of tea. 

My friend liked her chicken grilled in French Baker style, with hot & spicy mango side dish.

It may be far from the authentic French cuisine but we had a great time and enjoyed our meal. Who knows a trip to Paris is not far from reality in the future.

ont une belle journée!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peek: Dove Go Fresh Energizing Beauty Bar

I remember last summer when my good old bath milk and other liquid soaps just felt too icky on the skin and the scent became tad boring. Even though I'm not such a bar soap user, Dove's Go Fresh TV Ad seem to be too promising that I went to give it a try.

Straight to the point, it delivers! I love the smell, it is the exact grapefruit and lemon notes that give such a refreshing bath experience. It is moisturizing and hydrating without the sticky feel. I'm into scrubs so I like the invigorating beads, it indeed gives that awakening feel.

So I thought the energizing Dove Bar was only perfect for summer. But came the rainy season that has never been humid! Then I know I have to get another one of those bars again, plus I so miss its almost intoxicating and refreshing scent....