25 September 2015

Daily Digest: Poor Man's Fish

I will always, always, always love fried galunggong. Especially if paired with hot sinigang soup and soy-calamansi-chili sauce. I usually get to eat this only when I go home to my momma's house but thankfully, a restaurant finally decided to include this oh-so-delicious fish in their menu!

Coco Hut just opened a store in Bonifacio Stopover and they serve this delicious fish all day, everyday! They also have other Filipino dishes and their famous fried chicken on their menu but if you know me, you know I'd pick the fish in a snap.

Poor Man's Fish

The best part about this meal is that it comes with some kind of squash mash. It sounds icky, yes, but it goes well with the crisp fried fish and the soy-calamansi-chili sauce. It may not be hot soup, but it's the closest I could get to hot soup and a side of veggies.

This is a MUST TRY, believe me.

Price: P175

5 out of 5 for Coco Hut's Poor Man's Fish

Coco Hut Fried Chicken & Fish
2/F Bonifacio Stopover
Rizal Drive corner 31st Street,
Bonifacio Global City

Open 24 hours.


16 September 2015

Save the Date: This is How We'll Do It

15 September 2015

Happy Skin: Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer

I don't like trying other lipstick brands. It's not because I'm picky or because of my loyalist mentality. A few years back, I had to give away and throw new lipsticks and lip balms I had just purchased because I found out that I had developed an allergic reaction to most lip brands I tried. The only lipstick brand and lip balm brand that did not give me windburn after the first swipe was MAC and Nivea. 

A couple of weeks back, as I was browsing Zalora, I saw a promotional ad from Happy Skin. I've been thinking about trying Happy Skin's products (their primer and foundation) but not their lip line. But since the offer was for their new lip products, I decided to give it a try. I'm a sucker for items on sale. :[

Just a bit of an intro. Happy Skin is a local brand founded by Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and co-founded by Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (this is one of the reasons that actually made me say yes to trying out this new lip product. I used to watch Rissa Mananquil on The Kikay Machine). Their brand philosophy is to provide Filipinas with make up that not only makes you be your own pretty but also makes sure your skin is cared for. As stated on their website, "Happy Skin takes cosmetics to a whole new level of hip and happy, with its promise of providing women with an entire line of make-up that cares for your skin." I guess as we grow older, we do become more concerned with our overall health, including our skin's health so things like this -- make-up plus skin care, has been getting my attention recently.

Going back to my recent purchase, I got the Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Strong and Sexy. I don't really like using liquid lipstick because it either feels sticky or is too watery so I was a bit hesitant about this product.

Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout 
Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Strong and Sexy

14 September 2015

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin Transformation Liquid Foundation

Before I left the US, I went on an intense and crazy make-up shopping spree because of how affordable their drugstore brands were. I got a product from almost every brand I knew or have heard of but never tried. A couple of the items I got were from Maybelline, simply because I knew the brand and they didn't have a lot of Asian brands anyway. One thing you must know though is that I didn't really read through each product I got. If I thought the label looked interesting, I got it. If it was available in my current shade, I got it. One of my favorites (so far) is Maybelline's Superstay Better Skin Skin Transforming Foundation.

Maybelline's Superstay Better Skin 
Skin Transformation Foundation
in Classic Ivory 20
$9.98 (more or less P446.00)

I've been using this liquid foundation for almost two months now. To be honest, I didn't really notice anything great about the product. I just needed another foundation while waiting for my original skin color to come back (so I can go back to using my BB creams.) But as I continued using this foundation, I noticed my skin looking better. I thought it was just the lighting, or my phone's camera, but no. My skin actually looked better. Smoother. Finer. I had no idea it was the foundation since this is the first time I'm actually discovering and experimenting with make-up that is actually healthy for my skin too.

04 September 2015

Benefit: the POREfessional Primer

This is not a new product. Benefit's POREfessional Primer has been in the market for years but this is the first time I've actually tried it. As I've mentioned in my previous blog entries, I'm a loyalist -- I usually stick to my tried and tested products and it takes me a while before trying new ones. Eventually, the good reviews I've read about this product made me decide to try it (and the fact that Sephora sells a tester size -- a smaller and more inexpensive tube). 

$10 for a 7.5 mL tube