Friday, February 25, 2011

A New Interest

It's been awhile since I have updated my blog :( Work has been overtaken me. Good thing I found some time to visit today :) However I won't be reviewing anything rather I'll share to you something that I have been doing lately. Remember my 5 goals for this year?!? Well my number 1 goal is to find a hobby or interest and I found one in bento-making.  
Bento is a popular traditional Japanese lunchbox. It is the art of making a lunchbox in the Japanese way. 
Yes I've been emerging myself in doing a bento meal for me and my sister everyday. It is not easy but it is fun. A lot of changes were considered. Time is on the top of my list. Before I usually wake up 6-6:30 in the morning but now I have to wake up at least an hour earlier than that or else this won't be possible. I was able to do this successfully though there were a couple of times that I have to take a break like today. Yes, I didn't made any bento for today. Let me share to you what I did yesterday then.

little octopus on my bento

I don't really have a theme here except that I just want to have a simple yet fun looking meal. I got the idea on the little octopus from an Indonesian bento-maker blogger. I'm sorry but I forgot to take note the site; will look for it again and update you with it :) Bento-food: two kind of rice: adobo and carrot rice, chicken adobo with baby potatoes, fried potatoes, tomatoes and carrots. I'm not an expert in cooking but I can cook basic food and with a recipe to follow (hehehe!). I hope with this new interest I'll be able to practice well my cooking skill then :)

This isn't the first bento I made. I think this is just the one that is cuter from all of them (hehehe!). Will try to post more bento meal of mine. But don't expect yet an extravagant bento soon since I'm still in the beginner's phase :) I hope you all like it and have fun this weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

St Ives Extra Shine Shampoo And Conditioner

Our hair is our crowning glory. For me, healthy hair is next to healthy skin. No matter how good your skin is if your hair is bad it still goes down to BAD! We don't want that. That is why hair care is also important as skin care :) I have used a lot of shampoo and conditioners. Some were excellent while others were okay and there were also the bad ones. So how would I rate St Ives Extra Shine Shampoo and Conditioner?

St Ives Extra Shine Shampoo and Conditioner with Raspberry and Jojoba

only St. Ives captures these secrets in this extra shine shampoo and conditioner formulated with raspberry extracts and jojoba to leave your hair feeling revitalized, healthy-looking and full of shine
    • nature's pure form of moisture
    • hair nourishing
    • soothing natural vitamin source
My say:
Performance: 2/5 stars
Pricing: 2/5 stars
Packaging: 2/5 stars

I hate this! These made my hair really bad :( So disappointed that it doesn't deliver what is supposed to do. Shine? Not at all! The shampoo made my hair dry. It lacks moisture that my hair is not easy to manage after. I give this 0.5 stars and the other 1.5 stars will be for the conditioner. At least the conditioner gives back the lost moisture but again same thing with shampoo my hair is unmanageable after :( Both have good, yummy scents :) But then again its what it can deliver is the important thing here. I  bought this for around Php 200++ for both at the local Watson store. To pay for a product that isn't working well is a disappointment. It comes in huge bottles. Again, I like my conditioner if it's in upside-down bottle-type packaging for the product to come out easily. There is no way for me to buy this again. I'm thinking of not getting the other variant from St Ives hair lines.

It's February already! Enjoy :)