Thank you 2016!

12/31/2016 Micaela 0 Comments


THANK YOU 2016 AND HELLO 2017!~ The past year has been one hell of a ride, the same as the past years... but hopefully, this year will be better.. I want to thank my family, colleagues, friends, and mike for being with me throughout 2016, I know I'm difficult and hard headed and sometimes negative, but hopefully I can be more positive this 2017!~

I'll try to blog more, and become an inspiration to people who are like me...



Happy new year everyone!~ 

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Christmas Eve 2016

12/24/2016 Micaela 0 Comments


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! It's the 24th and I hope everyone had a great Christmas Eve~ ours was pretty simple this year since both my mom and dad are sick! ;_; but, still, a simple celebration but with the family is still the best! Plus, Mike spent the 24th at home so yay! Tomorrow I'll spend Christmas day with his family~



I finally convinced everyone to bring out my mini Sailor Moon Christmas tree! and my mom displayed the 4 mini Santa Clause figurines we've had for years!

Our celebration today was pretty simple, we had tasty dinner, awesome desserts, present opening and of course midnight snacks! I wasn't able to take a photo of the Christmas dinner since I just woke up that time and was super hungry lol but my mom prepared classic Filipino dishes for a change! Her specialty Sinigang na Baboy, our all time favorite! Crispy Pata, and Lumpiang Shanghai! My older brother also bought food from their house which he made himself! He made Spaghetti, Fried Chicken, and Chicken Macaroni Salad!

We had tons of Chocolates for desserts since we weren't able to buy a cake (last minute lol) but my mom bought my 2 week request... DUNKIN DONUTS WITH CHOCO BUTTERNUT! lol



We also had cake slices and Pizza for midnight snacks! that I was able to take a picture of lol but my mom and dad had to rest early since there were both sick! ;A; so we weren't able to go out, but Mike came and we watched the latest Dragon Ball movie (anime of course lol) with my brother, it was so sudden and random, we played 3ds and we also played card games!

When Mike went home, I binge watched Yuri on Ice, AGAIN!


It's just so beautiful! *sniff sniff* I HOPE THERE WOULD BE TONS OF DOUJINSHIS FOR THIS!!! *AAA*


Christmas eve was so far quiet and peaceful, but still very relaxing and calming~ which is what I really need right now due to all the stress and changes at work~

But still! hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas eve!



Merry Christmas from my family to yours! ~

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Empire Fashion Cafe

12/03/2016 Micaela 3 Comments


Happy December!! Recently, my mom and I went to Empire Fashion Cafe in maginhawa! It was an awesome experience! It's a boutique where there are a lot of different items available and sold such as shoes, tops, dresses, shorts/pants/skirts, make up, accessories, bags, cute items, and a whole lot more! They also have mens shoes and clothing so you can absolutely bring your boyfriends there! And that's not the best part... they also have a cafe inside the shop! It's a super convenient store where you can bring you boyfie, husbie, and even your kids since there's a kids section!






This is a perfect one stop shop for your shopping needs and it's the perfect time since it's Christmas! I bought a couple of things from this store and it was all so worth it! One thing I like about this place is that there's a cafe, which means, if you ask someone to go with you, they can relax and eat while waiting for you to shop, and if you get tired, you can eat after shopping!





My mom got the Carbonara and Root Beer float, and I got the humongous double dinosaur chocolate float-shake-mug thingy! The Carbonara was super good! I love pasta, and I've eaten out A LOT... but for this particular recipe... I'd give this a 10/10! It was so creamy, the noodles were well cooked, it tasted really rich, and the bread was also super delish! The root beer float also had this huge ice cream scoop inside! The Carbonara was 140 php, and the Root Beer float was 85 php if my memory serves me right~

The shake I got however, WAS SO GOOD! It's good for 2 people and it's worth 240 php if I'm not mistaken~ the kitkats, wafers, chocolate balls and chocolate syrup are not just designs, the are edible! it was sooo good!! I'd really recommend trying this cafe even if you're not a shopping type of person! The food is undeniably good!




The place itself was pretty big! you'd have a lot of choices when it comes to different styles of clothing, different make up brands, types of shoes, and even cute accessories! The prices of the clothes were overall okay, I got a 2 t shirt dresses, one for 100 php only and the other was for about 380 php~ both had different styles and patters and the material was also different~ I also bought a blouse for 150 php and it was the thick silk type~

They also had a wide range of cute socks! I didn't buy one since I just recently bought a Haku x Chihiro pairing socks ;_;

Here's a picture of my mini haul though!


I also bought a big pom pom keychain to put on my favorite Michael Kors bag! I tried to match the color~ I also bought a couple of Chokers! I will be uploading a blog post about my current Choker collection as well! so look forward to it!

I spent about 1500 php in this store, I bought 3 pieces of clothing, a couple of accessories, high quality keychain, (I bought my mom a pair of socks too lol), and had great food! The staff were really accommodating and nice plus the ambiance of the store was really relaxing...

This is one of my favorite "to-go-to" cafes and shopping places! I really recommend this to everyone who loves to shop and eat!

DETAILS:
Address: 143 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, Kalakhang Maynila
Phone:(02) 501 2853

Visit their website as well!
http://empirefashioncafe.com/index.html

I hope to see you there enjoying when I go back to shop and eat for more!




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Happy Skin X Disney Princess Liquid Matte Lipstick Set In Cinderella And Ariel

11/19/2016 Micaela 11 Comments


Finally got my hands on the Happy Skin X Disney Princess Liquid Matte Lipstick Set In Cinderella And Ariel!  They're my top two favorite Disney princesses~ (Next would be Rapunzel and Belle, so I ordered them online as well! lol can't wait for them to arrive!) I'm really happy since my top 4 princesses are actually paired together for these products! I got these two first since I'm actually in need of Liquid Lipsticks~ 

Be Curious and Courageous
Happy Skin x Disney is a special collection that celebrates the princess in all of us. Princesses don't just believe they can do it. They know they can. Show your true princess colors!
Have courage and be kind, like Cinderella.
Enchant with this mauve lippie and work hard to make your dreams come true, even with a midnight curfew.
Like Ariel, makes waves by being courageous and curious about the world.
Make this red wine color part of your world!

The tagline and description/introduction of Happy Skin to this specific set! Being Courageous  and Curious is a combination someone needs to become adventurous! And you can be these princesses while wearing their signature color (lip color!) 



The box itself looks so magical! Both Ariel and Cinderella's charms and personality are all properly designed and well shown in the packaging!




Inside, a beautiful quote awaits you in hope that we may be as inspired as these princesses! They are packed together side by side with a royal maroon ribbon on each side of the products to easily lift them from the package!   (will be posting selfies with the lippies soon!)




The Ariel Liquid Lipstick is a red wine/maroon color that brings out the woman and the curious girl in you! Feel professional and playful at the same time with this lovely color!~


The ariel shade also had this really pigmented feel and powedery finish~ the product itself is really think so it's not something you can go overboard with~ but overall, the look of the lipstick makes your lips look full and beautiful~

I took a selfie as well!


(I loved how mature and grown up I look~ finally found a look to gear away from my childlike features, mainly chubby cheeks lol)




The Cinderella Liquid Lipstick has a peachy/mauve color that tilts a little over the nude family~ A fun and girly shade that can make your dreams come true!

Tried the Cinderella Liquid Lipstick the whole day yesterday, and I gotta say, it feels really light on the lips! you won't feel it, it has powdery finish so it's not sticky, and I love how pigmented it is! One other thing is, I love how it doesn't have a weird taste, or any weird smell... I didn't even have to re-apply! It lasted for 9 hours!


Overall, I really love how this collaboration turned out! The product itself doesn't feel sticky on the lips, their very pigmented, and tastes good! (at least for me)  I can confidently say that this is a really good quality lippie that every girl would need on their day trips or night activities!

You can purchase your own set or buy them individually at http://www.happyskincosmetics.com/ or to any of their retail branches for only 1,299 PHP for the set or 699 PHP individually~

I will be doing a review for the Rapunzel and Belle Moisturizing Lippie set soon so please also look forward to it! Thank you for reading and hope you also become a magical princess! 

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Friuli Trattoria

11/16/2016 Micaela 0 Comments


Yesterday, some friends and I ate at one of my favorite mini places, Friuli Trattoria! it's this great little Italian place at Maginhawa! they have a branch at UP Town Center now though, but I love the authenticity of the one in Maginhawa~


 
It's like a classic little Italian cafe/restaurant just on the outskirts of Italy~ Plus, the prices of the food here are really worth it! 270php for the 10 slice Pizza (we got the beef pizza), 140 php for the Classic spaghetti, and 145 php for the Classic Carbonara~ (can't remember the exact names though lol). The Pasta's are good for 2 people, so it's so worth it!



Of course they have a lot of other choices! but the ones we ordered were so good! can't really describe like how it tastes through writing, but one thing's for sure, the quality is more than what you paid for!



We were only three and we were so full after finishing the meal! everything was real good and this is something I'd recommend if you love italian food! The place is really homey and simple, a great place to hang out with friends to catch up and chat.


I did a lot of Cafe Hopping over the week so expect a lot of food related posts!
Please look forward to more cafe reviews and hopefully this list/series of posts would help you check out these cafes in the future!

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