My family and I decided to dine at Chelsea Kitchen. We are big fans of its sister restaurant, Saboten, and I love me some pizza! So while we were doing some errands at Eastwood, we went ahead and tried Chelsea.
The ambiance has a laid back, very chill feel. It kinda reminds me think of sunny California for some reason!
Plus point is that they have a high chair! I swear, I could count in 1 hand how many times we've dined without a high chair. It really is a necessity for those with active, young toddlers like us!
Here are our orders:
Fresh Cut Fries P95.00
The fries was a side order because Ro requested for it. Honestly, it was so-so, nothing special. And I thought that it was pricey considering the serving size. But hey, the bowl and how they presented it was really cute!
Meat Parts Pizza P350.00
Onto the main course, we got the Meat Parts pizza. And this pizza is love! It has that chewy crust that my husband and I love very much! It's isn't greasy which made it more enjoyable to eat. They also put all kinds of meat, from the usual pepperonis and bacon to liempo cuts! Yes, real meat! Because of how this was made, there was no "suya" whatsoever. In fact, we went back again and ordered this exact same thing.
Truffled Mushroom Cream and Bacon Spagetti P320.00
We also ordered pasta and this was definitely the star of the show! As I recall, they make their own pastas but they also have store-brought pasta (which is cheaper). If I'm not mistaken, they used store-brought pasta for this but it tasted soooo good. I rarely eat pasta that isn't red sauce, but this was the bomb! The sauce was very creamy, very tasty! We basically inhaled the whole dish! Even Robyn loved it and went back for a second serving, and a third! This is a definite must try!
I had an awesome dining experience and will surely keep coming back! Good service, great food and comfortable place, that's what you get at Chelsea Kitchen.
People say our hair is our crowning glory yet sometimes, we forget to give it extra TLC. I admit that I am one of those people. Haha! I would usually put it back in a ponytail and just forget about it. However, I'm trying to improve and I am already starting to invest in good products for my hair.
One of the new hair products in the market is Himawari Dear Beaute Oil in Shampoo and Conditioner. There are currently 2 variants to suit one's needs. And I'm pretty sure you'll find your favorite. I'll tell you mine in just a sec. :)
The Himawari Dear Beaute Oil in Shampoo and Himawari Dear Beaute Oil in Conditioner are both silicone-free and sulfate-free. They gently cleanse the strands and restore hair's internal lipid-moisture balance leaving hair silky smooth, vibrant ang manageable. Priced at P695.00 for 500ml.
The Himawari Dear Beaute Oil in Treatment is sulfate-free. It contains highly-concentrated Premium Sunflower Oil Ex (rich in Omega fatty acid) that seals in moisture and nourishes hair follicles for stronger shinier hair. It's recommended application is once or twice a week. Priced at P695.00 for 200ml.
I actually tried the Volume and Repair variant (the newest one) for the 1st time when they brought it in. I had a hair blow out by Toni & Guy which I absolutely loved! See, moms like myself need this from time to time!
I was asked what my hair concern was and I told them that my hair was so flat and fine. Does anybody else have hair like mine? Volume and Repair was going to give me that ooh-lala vibe that my hair needs.
Tada! Hello gorgeous hair!
What is the difference of Rich and Repair vs Volume and Repair?
I was able to try the Rich and Repair variant before but I didn't like it. I felt like it didn't suit my hair well. My hair became oily and the formula weighed my hair down.
The Volume and Repair variant though is LOVE. It's perfect for people like me who have fine, lifeless hair. Even without the blow out, it already helped lift my hair and give it a little body, just what I need for everyday.
Whichever works for you and suits your needs, it's good to know that this hair care system will tame your wavy, unruly and rebellious hair with its sunflower oil and extracts and achieve more manageable and healthier hair!
I didn't realize that I haven't posted about this on here yet but I hope you were able to watch this video before on my Youtube channel.
Anyways, I wanted to talk about Robyn's 3rd year update. She is now a big girl!
I guess one of the major changes is that she has already self weaned. I truly waited for her to wean herself from nursing. It was gradual so it wasn't difficult and painful for me. She weaned at 3 years 2 months, a few weeks to about a month after our Hong Kong trip last March.
She's also been eating more. She still enjoys her carbs, fruits and veggies. Yup, Robyn eats vegetables and the newest addition to her fruits is pomelo. She loves it so much! And as for vegetables, we added moringa or malunggay and broccoli. And in true Tan fashion, she likes eating meat too. Hehe! I've brought her out just the 2 of us, we call it our date. She exclaims, "It's just mommy and me time." She also has her dates with Papa whenever I have things to do and I have to leave Robyn with him.
She's also toilet trained! I think I already mentioned this in my previous update but she was 2 yrs and 5 months when we successfully toilet trained her. So because of this, it was so convenient to go out and even travel with her.
Speaking of travel, we brought her to Hong Kong last March when Rob was 3 yrs and 1 month. It was our first time traveling out of the country with her and it was actually perfect if you ask me. Simply because she's bigger now, she's toilet trained and she listens to us. I'm glad that I waited a bit before bringing her along abroad because it turned our to be a fun vacation for us. I actually have a vlog if you haven't seen that yet, check it out here. I'll post it on the blog soon.
During our travel, we decided to wear Robyn instead of lugging our stroller. We just thought it was more convenient this way. So I used my Next 9 Ring Sling and used my Saya supporter when I backcarried Robyn.
Another big thing is school. We brought her to a Montessori school last September. Her classes were just 3x a week. Oh gosh, the 1st 2 weeks were really difficult because she'd cry when we bring her to school. After that though, she was okay. I just wanted to bring her for socialization and also for her to learn more rather than just staying home.
This school year though, we decided to enroll her in a Progressive school. And now, she goes 5x a week. And she has been loving it! She really loves her new school because of all the activities and games. I really like that they're teaching the kids Jollyphonics too. So Robyn can now read the sounds of all the letters.
Robyn's progress report from last school year
She has improved her communication skills too. She tells stories and she loves singing and dancing. Her social skills has improved also but she's still quite shy especially if she's in an unfamiliar environment. But I could see that she's starting to open up little by little.
Her hobbies and interests are starting to show also. She loves art. She likes drawing, coloring and painting. We finally purchased a kiddie table for her so she can do her art and homeworks there. She also likes playing PlayDoh too. And, she now does "pretend play" with her toys and dolls.
I also noticed that her character is starting to come out. She's very disciplined, even her teachers say so. She's strict sometimes. Yup, a big sister in the making! But most of the time, she's just this sweet and funny little girl. She gives us morning hugs and kisses; tells us she loves us for no reason and out of the blue. She wipes my tears when I'm crying and hugs me when I'm feeling sad. Everyday, she's filled with kalokohan. She cracks me up!
We're not expecting another baby yet but it feels great knowing that Robyn seems to be ready if she ever gets a sibling. I can see that she'll be caring and protective of her sibling and she's been showing signs that she's ready, so that's a good thing, for future reference (if we decide to have another one.)
I swear, Robyn is now a big girl. She loves and enjoys helping me in chores and all that. She tells me all the time that she wants to help, whether it be laundry, feeding the dogs, making the bed or cooking. She makes us happy and exhausts us a lot. Haha!
I guess it's real when they say that time flies and babies and kids grow up so fast. Tama na baby, don't grow up TOO fast, please?
Before anything else, what is Argan Oil, you may ask. Argan Oil, known as "nature's liquid gold" has numerous benefits. It solves several skin and hair problems and prevents premature ageing. The Argan All-Around Salve is specifically blended with sunflower that retains skin moisture and has anti-oxidant properties; lavander which treats eczema, wrinkles and burns; and chamomile that soothes, heal and reduces scar formation on the skin.
There are several uses for the face and entire and entire body. Yes it's a head-to-toe multi-purpose product. I personally use this as makeup remover, lip balm, undereye treatment and moisturizer for my dry patches.
I like using this as makeup remover because it deeply removes all traces of makeup even my eye makeup. I find that it melts my makeup quite easily though it does leave a greasy feeling so washing the face is necessary,
I use it as a lip balm when my lips need that extra care and moisture. There are days when my lips are extremely dry and chapped so i like using this miracle balm to help treat my lips.
I also use this as undereye treatment and moisturizer for my dry patches. Since it has lavender that helps combat eczema, I thought that this ia potent and perfect as moisturizer for my moisture-thirsty areas.
I reach for this time and time again because it's a multi-purpose product. I talked about this briefly in my 2nd Quarter Favorites last year. If you haven't seen that, click here to watch it.
If you want to try it out yourself, you can wait for another run at Sample Room as they restock especially really good items! Or you may simply visit any Zenutrients stall. They are all over and even has provincial branches so it's very accessible! :)
Side note, our home office is currently trashed. Because of the rainy weather, we found several leaks in the house including the home office where the computers and our work stuff are in. I had to move a lot of things and pile there somewhere first while the room is being repaired. As I'm typing this, my desktop is not in its proper place, I have to twist my body and my head just to see the screen. I'll probably fix our things temporarily because work is just piling up! H already contacted somebody to fix the leaks and hopefully, it gets done soon, before anything else breaks. :/ So sorry for the lack of posts and videos.
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I noticed that these days, it's all about brows. And one of the most trusted products when it comes to brows is the KPalette 1 Day Tattoo 2 Way Eyebrow. Lots of makeup artists, celebrities, beauty enthusiasts consider this as their HG eyebrow product! Well, great news is that they released a new and improved version with more shades to choose from and at a lower price!
As compared to before, the shades that are available now are:
1 Light Brown for light hair
2 Natural Brown for natural brown hair
3 Mocha Brown for reddish hair
4 Grayish Brown for dark black hair
They also have a new packaging as well! And now they slashed the prices and it's only P895.00 from P950.00!
As always, one side is the translucent liquid that creates real looking hair like brow strokes for eyebrow definition and is very buildable. And the other side is the strong holding powder which makes the eyebrows very natural looking and gives a 3D effect.
The reformulated liner gives us a natural look because it starts with a soft color and you can build the intensity depending on your liking.
The tip of the powder is more pointed for precise placement and the powder is now more pigmented.
Here are the swatches: (left- liner, right- powder)
This new reformulated 2Way Eyebrow is water, sweat and sebum proof to last the entire day! So I put it to the test. I left it on my arm for a few hours (2-3 hours), rubbed it consistently and finally, run it under water while rubbing aggressively. Want to see what happened?
It's still there!!!!
You can get one at Zalora, Beauty Bar, Rustans Beauty Source (Shangrila Mall, Alabang Town Center, Makati) and SM Store North Edsa, Megamall, Mall of Asia and Makati)