26 December 2014

My Birthday Weekend in Tagaytay: Bag of Beans, Sky Ranch and The Grill by Antonio's

I guess all the traffic that we had to endure this holiday season was the reason  why I didn't want to spend my birthday in the city.

On my birthday weekend, Mickey asked me where I wanted to go on my birthday.  I actually thought of a place the day before but I wasn't sure if he was up for a 100 kilometer drive up to where I wanted to be on my birthday.  I was hesitating to tell him where, but after 5 years of marriage, I guess he knew me well.  He then said, "Tagaytay?" with a smile and the next thing I know, we were off to greener and less stressful scenery.


20 December 2014

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Along with all the trimmings and festivities that goes with the Christmas season, one thing I surely like is listening to Christmas songs.  But among all the Christmas CD's that we have, there is one CD that's always on repeat mode - and it's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by the Vince Guaraldi trio.


13 December 2014

Burt's Bees Bee Merry Holiday gift sets

It's a few days before Christmas and everybody's in a shopping frenzy.  But, if you haven't found the perfect gift yet for your BFF who's a beauty addict, your wife who refuses to age, your mom who loves to do work with her hands, and your sister who keeps "borrowing" stuff on your budoir, then look no further.

Burt's Bees has come up with their Bee Merry Holiday gift sets and I'm pretty sure you'll find one for the women in your life.  More importantly, you'll get plus points for choosing a natural skin care brand that we girls love - Burt's Bees.


08 December 2014

The New SM Store Beauty section in SM Makati

I'm pretty sure most of us have a favorite SM branch that we grew up with.  In my case, it was SM Makati.  I have seen SM Makati go thru many changes from a big stand alone department store to what it has become now - a mall in itself, housing many global brands such as Uniqlo, Forever 21, H&M, Suiteblanco and Sfera.  With its current global look also came the launch of the New SM Store Beauty section.  It is the ultimate beauty shopping haven, spanning close to 2,500 square meters!  Just imagine, almost 200 of the most esteemed beauty brands all in one roof.

You can sit in the different boudoirs made available by different make-up brands and have a quick make-over.  Get free skin analysis and try skin care products that address your skin care concerns.  Test different hair styling tools and see what works best for your hair type.  Visit the nail bar and try on different nail lacquer colors.  Have a whiff of a variety of fragrances and find one that best matches your body chemistry.

If you haven't been to the new SM Store beauty section, here's a tour in photos:

Instant girl bonding at the Alessandro/Striplac counter with my girls Chessika and Phylicia.  
Check out their peel-off gel polish and nail kits! 

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