Discovering Cookie Shots at Cookie Bar Manila (The Podium, Mandaluyong)

The concept of Cookie shots is not new — in fact, I’ve seen it years ago circulating on Facebook, with coffee and a cute little handle to boot. However, I have not found an establishment that sells cookie shots or cookie cups until last month, when we were aimlessly walking around The Podium, and encountered Cookie Bar Manila. I’ve been looking for cookie shots in manila for a looong time, but I must have not been looking hard enough to only find out about it a bit later than most people did!

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NIVEA Skin Firmness Check

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Last June 25, Nivea launched its battle with dull and saggy skin with a fun and creative way to get more women to learn about the issue. The Nivea Skin Firmness Check not only raised awareness about the importance of skin firmness, but it also educated ladies who participated in a whole day of fun and learning on the bad habits that’s significantly causing the skin to lose its firmness.

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Meet the New SM Woman

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SM Woman has always been a fashion go-to by many women, regardless of season or occasion. I remember buying gowns from the SM Woman store for college parties and gatherings, and buying my first blazer off their racks. It has since then grown into a fashion brand that has become a staple in many women’s wardrobe.

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The new and improved SM Woman aims to offer even more...

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NEW BEAUTY PRODUCT ALERT: Liese Hair Color Now in the Philippines!

As you may have noticed these past few months, I’ve laid off on the bleaching and hair coloring, and let my roots grow long and dark. In fact, the last time I bleached or colored my hair was more than six months ago. This was because my hair was suffering from constant damage from the excessive bleaching, and I didn’t want to end up with brittle and super frizzy hair, which is why I made the decision to delay my #hairgoals and let my scalp and tresses recover...

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REVIEW: Banila Co Fall in Seoul Kiss Collector Moisture Lipstick in Bukchon / Burgundy

Hi ladies! Today, I’ll be reviewing one of my all-time fave lippies from Korean brand, Banila Co. I fell in love with this shade and lipstick at first sight during the Banila Co launch last November. During the launch, I made up my mind to try only one shade of lippie, and I was just lucky to pick the one lippie that I really liked, so I wore it for the rest of the day, and decided to purchase a week after my discovery...

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New Dessert Alert: Kuya J launches The Halo-Halo Espesyal

When it comes to Filipino desserts, nothing beats halo-halo in taste and variety. It has two uniquely Pinoy desserts, the leche flan and the ube halaya, as its ingredient, and if desserts within a dessert doesn’t convince you of why the halo-halo should be considered our national Filipino dessert, then consider the fact that the halo-halo mirrors the mix of diverse cultures that made the Filipino culture what it is today...

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Review: Pili Lip and Cheek Tint in Classic

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Disclaimer: I work for Pili Beauty / Elemie Naturals.

Let me start of by saying that I’ve completely fallen in love with this brand. You might find this hard to believe, given the disclaimer I’ve added at the start of this blog post, but it’s true. I’ve been using their products for two months now, and I’m looking forward to collecting all the shades of their Lip and Cheek Tint. But before any talk of that, let me share with you a short introduction to the brand.

Pili takes pride in creating wo...

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Review: Colourette Cosmetics Lipstick in Sahara

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I’ve been seeing Colourette Cosmetics a lot on my newsfeed these past few months, so I didn’t pass up on the opportunity to purchase one of their lippies when I went on a mini shopping spree on Lazada. The Colourette Lipstick in Sahara was priced at Php 550 when I purchased it, and I’ve had a couple (maybe 2-3) months to test it out and see if it proves to be a keeper.

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Packaging: The lippie came in a thin, black box, properly labeled with the shade of the lipstick at the bottom of the box...

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Review: Ippudo Philippines (SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City)

This isn’t exactly a proper review, since it has been a while since my last visit, and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember anything remarkable about the food or the place. I held on to my love for Ramen Nagi, even as I was already in the restaurant, eating my bowl of ramen. Hence, you might find this review biased, but I will try to be as objective as I can.

From Ippudo Philippines’ website, we get a short introduction to the brand and its roots:

IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ram...

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Review: 1609 Fitout Burger (Maybunga, Pasig City)

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I cannot say this enough: there’s a shortage of good food establishments here in the city proper of Pasig, which spans the area of Kapasigan, all the way to Maybunga, C. Raymundo, and Rosario. I’ve lived here all my life, and I have not seen any new noteworthy restaurants in the area, which forces me to head to Kapitolyo for a food trip, or give up and go find relief for my hunger in any of the several malls in the Ortigas Central Business District...

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