Sunday, August 19, 2012

Let's Join Chef Lau's Dinner Party!

What's in my bucket list? To be able to taste and savor each of the exquisite cuisines featured in the prestigious Miele Guide's Top Restaurants in the Philippines. 

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Bistro Filipino is on top of my list! Mouth-watering homegrown Filipino dishes by famous Chef Rolando Laudico. 
Organically Raised Duck Adobo 

Seafood Mix Grill

3 Kinds of Mango Salad + Cashew Crusted Fresh White Cheese + Mesclun Greens + Microgreens + Bagoong Vinaigrette

Meet Chef Rolando Laudico. I'm sharing this exciting news that my inbox got from NuffnangPH. Chef Lau will be hosting an exclusive dinner party at Bistro Filipino for 15 lucky bloggers and other special guests. The dinner party will feature some of his popular, signature dishes which he can now fully enjoy without worrying about tooth sensitivity or "pangingilo," thanks to Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief.

See these videos. Have you experienced the same?
A show of hands please....

 I did! With my never ending quest in search for the perfect white teeth (think celebrity-like beautiful smile) I've given in to the lure of various teeth whitening and bleaching methods. Which I regret doing so, cause of the tooth sensitivity that developed afterwards.

I was about to give up and accept the fact that there really is
 NO Pain, NO Gain...
.....until Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief came to the rescue!

Simply massage a small amount on the sensitive tooth for 1 minute and enjoy Instant relief to sensitive teeth. With regular, twice daily use, it builds a lasting barrier that acts like a protective seal against sensitivity. 
*For Instant Relief, massage a small quantity on sensitive tooth for one minute. Brush regularly, for lasting relief and protection.
It has Pro-Argin™ Formula, clinically proven to provide relief from tooth sensitivity by effectively plugging the channels to block the tooth sensitivity.
Other sensitivity toothpastes* primarily numb the tooth sensitivity. However, the tubules that lead to the tooth center remain open. When these open tubules come in contact with hot, cold, sour or sweet triggers, it may still cause the sharp sensations. They merely address the symptom, not the cause. 

Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® is 2x more effective** in providing sensitivity relief. Because it tackles the root cause of sensitivity, you can now eat and drink your favorite treats without fear.

Want some proof? See these personal results!
 CarmisCaprice loves travelling to beautiful places and eating glorious food. And now, watch me enjoy eating food minus the excruciating pain!

Sipping a HOT coffee at The Boutique Bed & Breakfast, Tagaytay

Enjoying my Mango ice cream from the  Riviera Cafe, Heritage Hotel Manila

Alternating a WARM cup of Dark Chocolate Souffle with COLD Strawberry and balsamic vinaigrette fruit shake (oh! and COLD water, too!)  at Antonio's Fine-Dining, TagaytayYou can NEVER! do that with sensitive teeth. 

Indulging in COLD Mokkilato Real Artisan Gelato from Nothing But Desserts, Smallville Iloilo City

All smiles to try COLD Durian Ice cream in Lola Abon's Davao

Like him, am also celebrating life free from tooth sensitivity and would love to join Chef Lau's dinner party!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Face Shop: Son Dae Sik Flawless Make-up Show in Manila

Fans of The Face Shop eagerly flocked to Trinoma last August 17, 2012 bursting in excitement to catch the much awaited make-up show in collaboration with renowned Korean Celebrity Make-up Artist, Mr. Son Dae Sik

Yup! He's the man behind the gorgeous Kpop stars! And he's here in manila to share a revolutionary make-up collection: 
"Face it Lesson 01 Flawless Make-up"

The event was hosted by Ms. Marge Apacible, The Face Shop Philippines' Product Training Manager. She welcomed two TFS representatives, responsible for bringing the famous skincare and cosmetics line to our country.

 Model for the make-up show was no other than TFS Philippines' Top Girl Ms. Mona Luna. Here she is all giddy sharing her exciting experience as ambassador to the recently concluded Top Girl event held in Seoul, Korea last June 2012. She had an amazing opportunity to be with TFS Top Girls from 9 different countries!

Presenting, Mr. Son Dae Sik! 

Care to read his credentials? (Photo courtesy of TFS Facebook )
The make-up guru begins by creating a flawless face: 

Step 1. Moisturize skin. Eco-therapy Crystal water was used.

Step 2. Face it Flawless Fitting Foundation was applied using the Face it Circle Face Brush. This brush has a flat ("chopped-like") line that blends the foundation well for a seamless finish. Hides minor flaws and pores, too!

Step 3. Finish with a thin layer of Flawless Mineral Cover Powder. Weather in Korea is versatile, so foundation alone is enough. But for us here in the Philippines, summer weather is all year round, so it is a must! Use a brush in applying powder. It adds a healthy glow! Not dried-out skin.

Step 4. Create the perfect blush using Face it 1 Touch Blusher Kit. Use the blush brush, apply highlighter and blush at the same time. Use the highlighter to accentuate your features. When applied right, it brings the lifted, healthy glow. Shade is a mixture of peach and pink.

Now, for the fun part! Create the smoky look in just 5 easy steps! The Face it 4 Minute Smoky kit has everything you need to accentuate beautiful eyes. The trick is to start with the darker shade  before moving to lighter.

Step 5. Line the eyes with the smoky eye pencil. Draw thicker at the outer corner.

 Step 6. Apply the black eye shadow over the line in gradation method. Smudge the eyeliner to create a tone down smoky look.

Step 7. Apply khaki eye shadow up to midway of the lids.

Step 8. Apply the lightest peachy golden champagne color to soften the entire make-up and add a certain drama.Apply to front part and inner corner as well for an open-eye look.

Step 9. Apply with coats of Smoky Volume Mascara.

And lastly, after emphasizing the eyes, go light on the lips. 
Apply nude gloss.

Tadaaaaaa! Here's the lovely Mona after!  (Photo courtesy of TFS Facebook )

To end the show, 4 gorgeous ladies paraded on the aisle to showcase their make-up looks also done using the Flawless make-up Collection.

Here's the complete  Face it 01 Flawless Makeup Collection!
Head to the nearest Face Shop store nearest you!

All attendees were given this free loot box!

Sign up for the Club20 VIP Card now!
 Membership costs only P150 valid for one year.

It entitles card holders to:
  • Get invites to exclusive skin care and makeup workshops
  • Get VIP passes to product launches and events
  • Get advance information on new products, upcoming in-store promotions and activities.
  • Get an instant gift pack (see photo above)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

CarmisCaprice Blog Sale

Hello! I'm opening my closet for my 2nd Blog Sale! These are pre-loved, gently used items. Condition of each item is posted. 

Accepts G-Cash or BPI Deposit. Please add P125 for shipping via courier Air21. Air21 rates have increased and is now fixed at P125 for a small pouch. 

Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa, Palawan

Hi friends! The weather had been really uncooperative, and after a long 2 weeks hiatus, I am back with another beautiful tropical escape!

After a long and scenic 50 minute boat ride, look at the gorgeous scenery that greeted us! Aaaahhh! Incredibly priceless! 

Dos Palmas Arreceffi Island is nestled in the tropical waters of Honda Bay, northeast of Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan. This upscale resort is a quiet hideaway amidst pristine natural surroundings. 

10 Bay Cottages standing on reinforced stilts above water are ideal for couples wanting to get a glimpse of romantic Palawan sunset and sunrise.

I definitely couldn't resist having photo ops here!

(OOTD: Top: Candies Skirt: NafNaf)

...and here, too!

A festive mood welcomes the guests, as staffs greet you with the sound of "Kulintang" (set of gongs) and some indigenous music. Welcome drinks were also served.

My travel BFFs Mai, KarenJardeleza and Marian.

A brief orientation of the resort do's and dont's and some quick reminders to fully appreciate our day tour experience.

Note: Make sure to bring a towel for they don't provide it. ( seriously?!) Swimming pools are only available for in-house guests.

We kayaked and snorkelled to our heart's content!

No special effects here. 
Water was really blue green, crystal clear. The wonders of nature!

This place is simply stunning!

By 12 noon, buffet lunch was served! And we had a feast of only the freshest seafoods in Palawan!

Tuna Salad and various appetizers

Lato (seaweeds)

Seafood Sisig

My favorite! Grilled Blue Marlin! I must have eaten lots! (tee-hee)

Feel free to stroll around the resort. You can use their mountain bikes for free. The resort have cemented biking trails for convenience. You can even see some bird species up close.

How much for this beautiful experience?
 Just P1,800 for a day tour! This rate is valid for Filipino citizens. For foreigners, tourist rate is P2,500. 

How to get there: 

Meeting Place will be at NCCC Mall. Land transfer will take 25 minutes to Sta. Lourdes Wharf. The outrigger banca of Dos Palmas awaits to ferry guests on a 50 minute boat ride going to the resort.
89 Lacao Street, Puerto Princesa City
Palawan 5300 Philippines
            (48) 434-3118      
            (48) 434-3119