Sunday, May 29, 2011

Meal on a lazy day

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Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed

...And Bruno Mars gave me the sound track to my weekend. The weather has made me want to roll in bed all day but for some reason I found myself out and about. Still, I felt extra lazy so instead of a decent lunch, I opted for this:
Marty's Vegetarian Chicharon in SPICY vinegar flavor
This reminds me of the time when I still ate meat and I would eat chicharon with rice.
Thank you Marty's for giving me the liberty to indulge in this guilty pleasure again. It really does taste of pork chicharon!
Vegetarian Approved!
 Super flavorful! I now look forward to lazy days filled with chicharon and rice meals. *haha*

Disclaimer: not the most healthy meal but a few indulgent, junk-filled days are encouraged.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Symmetry in Assymetry

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To me, one of the best pieces of clothing to bring on a vacation is an easy, flowy, wonderful dress.

They're easy to pack, beautiful and great for hiding your "suddenly bigger" tummy from gorging on food.
Fell in love with this dress because of its asymmetrical hem plus the first time I tried it on, I felt like I was trying on a wedding dress. It was so serenely white and dainty, I had HAD to get it.

I want to strangle myself for forgetting to wear a necklace with the dress. I was in a rush and totally forgot about it. Ugh, I hate when that happens. Necklaces are one of my favorite accessories. I am almost never without a necklace (or on most days, with my trusty gold necklace with pendant) so I felt unbearably incomplete that day. Haha, I'm such a drama queen :P

I've been staring at the pictures recalling how warm the sun was that day. I am now sorely missing the heat! Summer ended too soon donchathink?

dress - K
blue and gold python sandals - charles & keith
denim bag - from Vietnam

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TMF giveaway!

Before summer draws to a close, allow us to hold a mini giveaway c/o Solo!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Understated beauty

I chanced upon a website where members get to share various beautiful pictures and other members pin and comment on it. Below are some of the pictures that got my attention.
 *warning: picture overload*

Wouldn't mind going to a date/party like this. Hehehe.
Brilliant stamp idea! Reminds me of PK.
Neat freak cure number 1 <3
Neat freak cure number 2 <3

All photos are from Pinterest

Monday, May 23, 2011

Black Pearl

"Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails; that's what a ship needs...but what a ship is...what the Black Pearl really freedom" - Jack Sparrow

Was still feeling the aftermath of watching Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and I guess it sorta reflected on my Sunday outfit.
Copying Audrey Hepburn's pose. :P
Audrey Hepburn shirt // Onion Laundry
jeans // Buffalo
clogs // Aerosoles
necklace // thrifted
red string bracelet // from Nin (years ago)! 

"Captain Sparrow...The Black Pearl is yours." - Anamaria to Jack Sparrow

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bubble Tea Junkie Ep.2: Chatime

I never really liked pearl shakes when I was a kid. But then I discovered milk tea in college. Odd, right? What does milk tea have to do with pearl shakes? Simple, really.. I recently learned of a tea shop that offers great milk tea which you can opt to add toppings on (such as tapioca pearls!). 

Lemme introduce the teashop to you (if you still haven't heard of it)...
At first their extensive menu is a bit intimidating but don't fret, just ask their accommodating staff. They offer tea-based, juice-based and coffee-based drinks in regular and large sizes. 
The first thing I've tried from their menu...
Regular Pearl milk tea (Php 80)
 I love how sweet and chewy the tapioca pearls are. That's why I usually add pearls even on their mousse drinks or choco drinks.
Large Pure Cocoa with Pearls (Php 105) 
Some people are wondering why there's such a craze for pearl tea shops now. Maybe it's because of the healthy lifestyle fad. Or maybe it's just that they also like how the pearl milk tea tastes like. All I can say is, to each his own. Some are tea drinkers, some coffee drinkers, others dislike both. So, for those who are interested to give Chatime a try, feel free to drop by their stores. Two locations I know of are at the basement of Robinson's Galleria and one at Pioneer Center Supermarket in Pioneer Street Mandaluyong.  You can also try having some delivered at your place..just give 2121212 a ring.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Summer flick: Something Borrowed

So okay, I realize I've been watching a lot of movies (than normal) lately. Waddya know, another recommendation!

Watch this:
I know the story plot is not original: the best friend is in love with the bride's fiancee. So okay, not so promising. But take me word please, it was unbelievably good! It didn't feel like watching a movie. It was like something out of reality tv. The scenes, the conflicts, even the reactions felt so real! I admit to have cried in a number of scenes co'z the lines and situations evoked strong emotions from me. I could relate to Ginnifer Goodwin's character and would even react the same way to the situations she found herself in. The story was just so real, it's such a nice change from all the ridiculous and unrealistic movie plots prevalent in Hollywood films nowadays.

We walked out of that theater talking about the movie nonstop! This to me, is a sure sign that the movie is great co'z for a girl who's a little hard to please, it's such a feat to have me remember it.

I'm sure there will be people who would think it's shallow and that it's just another chick flick, but I don't know with this one... I think it's a keeper.

Who the movie is for: girls, basically. Especially those who have had their hearts broken before and would want  to try to understand love and relationships more. A good movie to watch if you want to see how stupid boys can get (lol!)

Fashion inspiration: Kate Hudson is such a fashionista! I love love her outfits in the film!

One thing I just find disappointing is the ending. Don't know if the book really ended like that but I feel like it was too abrupt. Still, the scenes prior to the ending were too memorable, we didn't even care if the end was a total blah.

There you have it! Another movie recommendation from yours truly! Go watch it!

TMF rating: 8/10 (the end is not that good remember?)

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Icy summer flower power

Feelin' the summer heat? Why don't you grab one of these..

Have some vanilla goodness with hints of thin chocolate for only P35. Dilly bars (summer edition) are available in Dairy Queen stores.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baking as an art

 Before anything else, I dedicate this post to one of my best girlfriends, Angelique "Lec"! Happy happy birthday my dearest!

I like to think I'm an artistic person. My creations might not be the most beautiful but I say they're okay. I am also a self-professed cook, having proudly perfected my exam in Culinary Arts in high school (haha, as if that even gives proof of my skillzzz). Well, I combined two of my hobbies to create one flavorful masterpiece: multi-colored cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

Don't worry, this is incredibly easy to do. Plus, I'm a fan of short cuts so no worries ;)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bubble Tea Junkie Ep.1: Bubble Tea Boy

Since I tried the newly opened bubble tea place near my office, I can't seem to get enough of the sweet tasting, chewy pearls (more on that on my next post!). Last Friday, a friend messaged us to go have bubble tea with her. It was an out-of-the-way, semi-impromptu trip for us but we gladly obliged since it was... well...her treat! Free bubble tea, for realsss?? I was secretly ecstatic! Teehee..

When we arrived at Greenhills Promenade, we asked the guard where Bubble Tea Boy was but we didn't find it right away. What we saw was a food stall which sells soy bean curd with the word  "Boy" in its name. Upon looking around some more though, we found it behind the soy bean curd stall, right under/within another restaurant!

We were expecting to find a stand-alone food stall but as it turns out, Bubble Tea Boy is being offered by one of the booths there, CocoAsian.

 Their bubble tea comes in one size (large), in several flavors. Compared to other bubble tea chains, they have a small selection so I expected their offerings to be excelente! I tried Osaka (roasted honey milk tea), two of us tried Harajuku (caramel milk tea) while one of us tried Hakodate (chocolate milk tea).

I'm not sure but it seems like my friends who got the caramel milk tea weren't satisfied because they weren't tasting any sweet, caramel-y flavor. I think they'd appreciate the Osaka much more because the roasted honey flavor complemented the tea (imported from Japan,according to their site!) very well. Our other friend, who isn't a tea drinker by the way, gave Hakodate a try and she liked it! And for that, I will be willing to go back to Bubble Tea Boy and give that a try too.

If you want to try their pearl milk tea as well, pay them a visit at G/F Coco Asian Restaurant Promenade Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. 

P.S. Thanks to Katylene for the treat! ;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Have MORE fun under the sun

...with Nivea's sun care line!

I couldn't be happier to have had the chance to go swimming before summer officially drew to a close. Although I vowed to get tan, I have to admit, I'm still really careful with exposing my skin to the sun's harmful rays. Good thing Nivea sent us some of their "sun products", which was just in time for our swimming trip. Thank you Nivea!

L-R: Nivea Invisible Protection Transparent Sun spray, Nivea moisturising facial sunblock, Nivea moisturising sunblock lotion
Let me break down our impressions of each product:

Nivea Invisible Protection Sun Spray
I am not a big fan of lotion-- more so of sunblocks. I just really hate that greasy, heavy feeling I get from applying it on my skin. The thought then of getting a liquid sunblock appealed to me more.

Plus (+):
+ The Nivea Sun Spray promised to be invisible and non-greasy. Well, waddya know, it was true to its word! The spray gets absorbed really fast by the skin. It is invisible in the sense that you don't have to deal with that white streak we often get when applying sunblock.
+ One big plus though is that it doesn't smell so "sunblock-y".

Minus (-):
- It is indeed non-greasy but I have to say it felt a bit heavy on the skin.
- Maybe it's just me but I found the spray bottle really hard to use. The button was difficult to press, I had to get help from my friends in spraying my body

Nivea Moisturising Facial Sunblock
I may not like lotions on my arms and legs but I am a sucker for facial creams and the like. I just get really crazy and particular with what I put on my face. At first I was apprehensive in testing the product co'z I was scared I might get breakouts. The one thing that assured me that it was safe was the thought that I use Nivea eye cream already. So after a brief internal debate, I decided to go for it.

Plus (+):
+ Spreads smoothly on the face
+ Smells good
+ Has a semi-powdery finish to it. It looked like you put powder on top of your moisturizer
+ Gets absorbed easily

Minus (-):
- A bit oily. Maybe it's because it's water resistant but after taking a shower, I could still feel the sunblock on my face.

Nivea Moisturizing Sunblock with SPF 50
As I said I'm not a big fan of sunblock lotions so I have to take Soan's word for this.

Plus (+):
+ Does not smell too "sunblock-y"
+ Easy to apply and does not leave white streaks on the skin

Minus (-):
- Forgettable. I mean, doesn't offer too much. It's almost like any other sunblock lotion in the market
- Feels heavy on the skin

Overall, I think sunblocks are one of a number of products that are really hard to assess. With that said I think Nivea is a safe bet when choosing a sunblock. My favorite would be the sun spray because it is, to date, the most memorable sunblock I've ever used.

The sun is still blazing hot! As we all make the most of what's left of summer, may Nivea Sun Care be our companions in achieving that perfect glowing summer skin!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Easy come, easy go

What I wore after a day of swimming and pigging out with my favorite girls :)

Lazy Sundays are great for dressing down, but I never really know how to dress down except maybe by not wearing too much accessories and sticking with basics and wearing comfortable shoes.

The highlight of this outfit is the shoes which I found from FILA. I didn’t know FILA now has a line of sandals called Tiva. You should check out their selection, they’re all casual (which is apt for FILA) but impressively fashionable as well.
Blogger has been acting weird lately, we had a number of drafts ready but a couple of them were erased which really makes me want to throw a brat fit. Also, we can't login using our personal accounts (soan@thetwomissfits; ninin@thetwomissfits), we only get to access the account through the main login (which we hardly ever use). Still, I'm just glad to be blogging again! We really have a lot of posts for you all so I hope you be as excited as me to have blogger back to normal very soon.

striped top with ribbon detail: bazaar
white shorts: bazaar
red & blue wedged sandals: Tiva by FILA

Hope you're all enjoying your summer so far despite the weird weather.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Watch this: Water for Elephants

I'm not particularly good with movie reviews so allow me to brief you the simplest way possible:

Movie plot: a veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents were killed and joins a traveling circus.
Acting: Simple but really believable! It was like watching someone's life unfold-- didn't feel like a movie at all.

Notable acts: Christoph Waltz as August! He was so believable and haunting. *clap clap!
Who the movie is for: hopeful romantics and animal lovers alike would love this film. It was moving and tastefully done, no part was too cheesy or too brutal.
Fashion inspiration: Reese Witherspoon! You have to check out her outfits in the film, she is so well-dressed for a circus performer
I covet her costume here. I want a swimsuit like that!
Take my word please, just watch it!

TMF rating: 9/10

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