Archive for March, 2010
Kitchen Creations
Posted on: 30th of March 2010 | Under: Palate Pleaser

We have just under eleven months ’til our church wedding back in Manila, but instead of working out and watching my diet, I’ve been indulging the hubby and I to some of my kitchen creations. Not having a full time job and basically just keeping myself busy with wedding preparations, I have plenty of extra time to be a real housewife. I enjoy it a lot, because a big part of being a stay-at-home wife is cooking meals, and we all know how much I love anything to do with food! XP

Here are some meals I cooked for hubby and I last week:

Beef Bourguignon. Cooking this took several hours, but it turned out really delish! I’m thinking of cooking it again when my friends come over for dinner next week. :)

Beefy Tomato Linguine, because I was feeling Italian that night. =D

Shrimp and Tuna Aglio Olio for dinner last Friday.

For dinner last night, I made the hubby’s favorite meal: steak with potato salad and broccoli.

I reckon my timing for posting this is a little off, considering that it’s Holy Week and all I’ve been yakking about is food! =P So, I think I’m going to stay away from food indulgences… until Easter Sunday. XD

MAC Spring Color Forecast Goodies
Posted on: 24th of March 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I promised myself that I would try to stay away from makeup shopping for a year, but MAC Cosmetic’s Spring Color Forecast just looked too interesting to let pass. Actually, I would have probably ignored this collection entirely if it weren’t for my sister‘s constant prodding to buy her some goodies since stocks had already been wiped clean on the first day it was out in Manila. So, being the good sister that I am (plus the excuse of going to town to do some shopping! LOL!), I went to MAC on the day of the collection’s launch in Singapore.

Now, I normally don’t buy limited editions, because I dislike the idea of not being able to buy the same item once my stash runs out, but when I saw and swatched the Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, I just couldn’t put it down! I ended up buying one each for my sister and I, plus one Blush Ombre in Springshine for my sister.

MAC Blush Ombre in Springshine (for my sister) and Ripe Peach.

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Our Families in Singapore
Posted on: 15th of March 2010 | Under: Life & Love

Having our Registration of Marriage in Singapore was the perfect excuse for our families to fly in and spend time with us. Several days of bouncing from one place to another was physically tiring, but we enjoyed every minute of it. It was nice taking everyone around for some food tripping and a whole lot shopping.

 

Mother dear and I having cocktails at the Club Lounge of Royal Plaza on Scotts.

Free afternoon cocktails at the hotel with the family. Minus my brother, because he was out shopping! =P

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve
Posted on: 7th of March 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I dropped by Sephora last week to pick up some goodies for my sister, when I finally grabbed a tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve for myself.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, since we’re trying to budget our spending to be able to save up for our church wedding expenses next year. However, while I was paying for my sister’s goodies, I saw the tin of miracle salve calling out to me by the cashier. I knew I had to put aside the “saving mentality” for a few minutes and allowed myself to treat myself. :)

This world-famous salve is a multi-purpose miracle wonder! It can be used as a simple lip balm, or to help relieve several skin conditions/irritations such as itches, rashes, blemishes, and rough cuticles. I even use it to moisturize my dry hands when I’m out and about. The Rosebud Salve is something that I have been lemming for a while now, so I’m glad I gave in to buying it. It was a good choice on my part, because now I just can’t leave the house without it!