Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Awesome cakes

I am such a sucker for cakes that are delectable and aesthetically pleasing as well (see this post). So when an occasion calls for it, I immediately hit the web in search of bake shops that would cater to my needs. :)

1. Rainbow cake from Sophie's mom
From the makers of my birthday cake seen on this post. I ordered this one for my son's 2nd month birthday.

Pros:
-Aesthetically pleasing
-Unique
-Kid's would definitely love it
-Comes with a cute flag banner

Cons:
-A bit messy (the samples on their fb page are much better)
-Lop-sided (but it didn't fall. thank goodness)

Taste:
-It was ok. Not that great. I feel that there is something lacking.
-Not too sweet which I love

Verdict:
Will not order this again, but I would still try their other cakes.


They also have a cupcake version :)


2. Devil's Food cake from Chocolate Kiss Cafe
This was actually a suggestion of my brother. I gave it a try since I've heard that the shop was quite popular for their Devil's food cake. Ordered one for my husband's birthday.

Pros:
-Aesthetically pleasing
-Big
-Box comes with a gift tag (lol)

Cons:
- You have to travel all the way to Roces QC or UP Diliman to pick it up (but it's worth the hassle, really)

Taste:
-Divine! My husband loved it and he's not really fond of eating sweets mind you!
-Chocolate cake with marshmallow-esque frosting/icing

Verdict:
-Will definitely order this again!

Another must try from Chocolate Kiss Cafe: Their Dayap Chiffon cake

Hoping this post made you hungry! :)

<3 D.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Haul: If the Shoe Fits

August shoe haul

1. Color block heels from Chickflick
These were bought on impulse. aaagghh! I hate it when that happens since buyer's remorse would definitely kick in afterwards. But when it arrived, I fell head over heels for it. Too bad I had to return it in exchange for another style because of a factory defect.

2. Wedge from Primadonna
I love the simplicity of this pair from Primadonna although this was only my second choice. I can easily pair it with anything and everything plus it adds a lot of height to my petite frame.

3. Floral wedge from Primadonna
I bought these without my husband knowing. hehe. The kind saleslady stuffed both (number 2 and this) shoes in one box so that my husband will not notice that I bought two instead of one. haha.

 4. Sneaker wedge from Topshop
I finally gave in to the trend. I was quite apprehensive with this style since I feel that it walks a thin line between ridiculous and high fashion (but then again, it does go hand-in-hand right?). It's something interesting and unexpected since I always associate sneakers with comfort. So adding a heel may seem a bit pointless, but this version from Topshop is ridiculously comfortable plus the wedge is perfectly hidden.


Next post:
September shoes!!! :) I think this is becoming an annual thing. Refer to this post and this post. hihi

<3 D.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Virginia Olsen Minerals

The good people behind Virginia Olsen recently sent me these Mineral eye make up to try out. They actually let me choose the shades that I want from their wide selection of eye make up colors. Since I am not a pro in applying make up to myself, I sticked to the shades that I know will complement my dark/olive skin tone.

Virginia Olsen is 100% natural, paraben free, bismuth & talc free, and pure mineral make-up suitable for women of any age, ethnicity or skin type. Their pure mineral cosmetics are weightless, long wearing, water resistant and provides naturally high UVA and UVB protection. In this regard, Virginia Olsen is also recommended by dermatologists and cosmetologists for use on sensitive skin, and is safe to use after surgery, micro dermabrasion, laser and other beauty treatments. Another great thing about these is the fact that they are eco-friendly. I'm really big on things that help save mother earth.


My picks:
ORACLE


PLUM LOVIN'

SUNSHINE BRONZE

Swatches

Aside from Mineral eye make uo, Virginia Olsen also offers other affordable products such as blushers, brushes and their green tea mineral collection. You may order them through www.virginiaolsen.com.

You may:
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Thank you Virginia Olsen USA for this awesome product!

<3 D.
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