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I got 2 shades from the Color Riche Velvet Pinks and 2 from the Color Riche Pure Reds. The Star Collection is endorsed by L’Oreal ambassadors themselves that's why each of the lipsticks are signed. Yes, it feels like the old times when people used to go up to celebrities for their signatures/autographs! (Yes, prior to selfies!)
Nymphea, Rose Lotus, Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge
PINKS: L’Oreal Paris declares its love to women with the Velvet Pinkcollection. This collection offers to every woman her tailor-made pink with every shade inspired by each of L’Oreal’s spokesmodels. Delicate pink shades are infused with micro fragments of mother-of-pearls, combined with velvety pigments for a perfect sheer matte finish.
REDS: Offers the most sophisticated selection of perfect everyday red lipsticks that matches your skin tone.
Nymphea is by far one of the prettiest pinks I have in my collection. It's so wearable, the perfect romantic medium pink that fits almost any makeup look! I learned that this was also what Solenn Heussaff was wearing for her wedding day.
Rose Lotus is a livelier shade of pink. This definitely brings life to the look and I find that it also brightens the face. It has a blue undertone that makes the lips stand out. It's still wearable, unlike the hot pinks and barbie pinks so I like using this even with a simple makeup.
Pure Garnet was the first shade that struck me the most. I love my deep berry shades and this was just it. It was a deep purplish red. This definitely screams glamour to me. It's buildable and you can definitely intensify it for a more dramatic look.
Pure Rouge is another best seller (as well as Pure Garnet) and for me, it's a true red shade. You want a striking red lipstick? This is definitely it! It's my kind of red because it has a blue undertone that actually helps make the teeth appear whiter. It's the classic red lipstick that will surely stand the test of time.
packaging is so luxurious
price point is at P400
moisturizing lipsticks that's very comfortable the entire day
recommended even for those with dry lips because it really is hyrdrating.
Cosmo awardees (Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge)
every skin tone can definitely find their perfect pink and red shade
I DON'T LIKE:
not long lasting
2.5 out of 3 Schnauzers
Want to see my first look on the lippy as well as the La Palette Nude from the Swatch and Shoot event? Watch my video here.
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?