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Monday
Mar182013

Last week in Instagram: Desserts, a party, and a summer cut

The art of talking about nothing takes years to master. Sometimes you do it so well that you forget you're doing it - you just catch yourself at an odd moment and think, "What the hell am I saying to this person? It's all just empty jabber!" This happens to me a lot lately. Sometimes the phenomenon manifests itself on this blog, but at least I can edit it out quickly. 

I was never that girl who wore her heart on her sleeves so I painstakingly watch what I say to make sure that I give nothing away. But with the constant self-editing comes a decline (or even a complete lack) of substance in my conversations with other people. That won't do! I hope to be more open in the future.

Anyway last Saturday I held a party for one of the brands I'm working on, which is Dakasi. It has the yummiest milk tea for me - it's creamy, not too sweet, and made with a freshly brewed tea base everyday. But I am supposed to say that. Just try it and taste the difference. ;) As with everything else on this blog, I won't recommend anything I can't stand by.

Recos: try the classic Bubble Milk Tea (best seller) and Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea (my other fave)!

Bloggers at the Dakasi dela Rosa branch. ;) Yummy food and drinks make for a nice Saturday afternoon.

And this is pretty much what I did all day yesterday. Ni no Kuni is an amazing game - obvs! It's Studio Ghibli +Level-5 which means nothing can possibly go wrong.

Another thing I tried to play but I think I lost it

This fresh pasta is delicious! I will get more! This company also makes fresh ramen - I haven't tried making ramen before but it shouldn't be too difficult. I'll post a recipe when I do. If you're interesting in getting these fresh pasta/noodles just email me and I can hook you up.

Lunch the other day. This is the way to getting a flat stomach stat - just each veggies and chicken for a week!

...but who can resist this? Speculoos-flavored BONO Gelato

And that is why I'm fat.

True blue gel moisturizer from Celeteque. Got feedback and most people seemed to like it. Ma-try nga!

Cute color combination. A palette from the Artdeco Butterfly Dreams collection

Like butterfly wings

Cure, a famous Japanese gommage exfoliator, is coming to Manila next month. Have you tried it already?

Ahhh

Accidental summer cut for Snaps. I miss the fluffiness but it's better this way - it's so hot and the heat makes him shed like crazy!

He was a little sad about it but well there is nothing to be done. It'll grow back in two months.

So that's what happened. How was your week? Any interesting new finds or events?

Reader Comments (19)

The artdeco palette looks wearable!

Btw, interesting tip abt the veggies plus chicken! I will try that out.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertintin

I've never tried Dakasi before - I always pass by their stall in Trinoma. Ma-try nga. :) & Bono!! Again, why is everything super far from the North :( The cure exfoliator looks promising - Japanese brand eh haha anything anyone can do, the Japanese can do it better! :P

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRomila Marie

Cure will be here!? Where?!
Oh snaps, what happened to you? Just kidding!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

Snaps looks soooo adorable! Nakakagigil!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

Truly chicken plus veggies=flat tummy? Parang d ko yata kaya wag mag rice. Anyway ms liz thnk u for giving us dakasi coupons during your evnt. Ang sarap sarap lalo n pag may choco pudding. Ang tinry ko ay un oreo variant. Mura din siya.btw parang bumatabsi snaps s gupit nia hahah.

That moisturizer celeteque is quite good especially if mixed with tea tree oil tp combat zits

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I will try un sachets ng cure n binigay m din.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Snap is so cute..i love the artdeco, one of the interesteng items.:)

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

super yummy dakasi! :) ang cute ni snaps.. :)) looking forward for your review on cure!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergem

Liz, saw your Dakasi event on Party Starters' Fb page. So glad they had it all worked out for you! I love their stuff. They bring out the crafter in me. My favorite milk tea place is Serenitea. I've tried milk teas from several milk tea places but I always crave for Serenitea's Okinawa. I don't add sugar (sweetness scale when you order) to my milk teas so basically all milk teas taste the same to me. We have Dakasi pala in ATC so I might try those you've mentioned soon.

I munch on salad greens and yogurt for a week if I want a flat tummy. But then I'll eat a slice or two of cake afterwards. Haha. So hard to diet if you love to eat sweets! And if I control my sugar intake I get grumpy so sometimes I just jog or chase the kids when I indulge. You gave us samples of Cure! I've tried it once, it has the same benefit that I get from ocm sans the oil. Snaps is so cute!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

Dakashi's Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea is a favorite of mine. I tasted it in China before the franchise opened here. Sooo good that I haven't tried any other flavor in their menu. I just order that. :)

I'm possibly the last person to try Speculoos Cookie Butter :(

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatromao

My friend's been bugging me about Dakasi ever since you mentioned it a few weeks back I think. She says it must be accessible for me because I work in Taguig. I'll buy us the Bubble Milk Tea. We are fans of Serenitea so it would be a novelty try Dakasi.

I like your nail polish! Ganda ng vertical ombre effect, at least that's my impression.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I'm so excited about CURE!! I heard a lot of good reviews about the product, plus BubzBeauty from youtube swears by it!

I've tried the Celeteque moisturizer before, I didn't have any problems with it naman. Siguro the only thing negative about it is that it's not super moisturizing so I guess people with dry skin might need an extra moisturizer if they plan on using this. I think it works best for Oily-skinned people. :)

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

Where can artdeco be purchased? I really like that nail polish!
I use Celeteque toner (anti-acne) and it's really good! It's cheap as well.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

I read your blog almost everyday and think you are very pretty, well-dresed, articulate, intelligent and inspirational, but..."And that's why I'm fat" is probably the ONLY thing I've ever read you say that I didn't agree with. I know it was meant to be lighthearted and I'm probably being OA, but it's just that I think flippant comments like that from perfectly healthy girls sort of help perpetuate the body issues so many young women struggle with.

Just my opinion, hope it didn't offend and know that I'm still a big fan!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaola

I like Dakasi milk tea now, we already used the gift certificates you gave. :P For the Cure, I haven't tried it yet, but thank you for the samples that were included in our loot bags! Celeteque is a good moisturizer for an oily/combination skin, I use it every morning as it really feels so light, parang water lang. I use a cream or heavier moisturizer at night naman. For the food, urgh, its really hard to resist sweets especially if you have a sweet tooth, I love sweets. Snaps looks smaller without his fluffy hair, but still cute! :)

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Santos

Liz, the Cure stuff is amazing! Can't wait until it's available!

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

I love Cure Aqua Gel it's my HG exfoliator. I love how it's non abrasive and prevents me from getting white heads. My entire family loves it including my very masculine brother, it helped him with his acne problems. I love how Cure is also quite practical since you only need to use it once a week. I'm hoping that when they get here the prices will be more affordable. ;w; I hope they bring in Hada Labo next.

Also I love Dakasi's Peach Yakult drink best *A* and their packaging is adorable. I hope they open more branches down south.

March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKat Langomez

Hi Ms Liz I just had to go back to this post to tell you that I just recently saw Say's vlog at Dakasi Makati and you spoke about the brand in her video! It was so cool seeing you in her video. It's really a small beauty world :)

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

i'm also a big fan of Dakasi....always grabbing my classic bubble milk tea at times i can have too. One sip will always hooked you up to sip and drink almost all of it.,even the pearls are great not so soft and not so hard that's why i love it that much. :)

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheenee

Your doggie looks like a fox on the last pic. XD

April 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFaynei

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