Sunday, October 26, 2014

Eri Curry: Japanese Curry at its Finest!

I am starting to get bummed out by the fact that I cannot put makeup on my now healing skin (Oh, thank goodness!). A little flashback: I had a severe allergic reaction to an indi skincare products that I tried a few backs. My skin got burned and became extremely sensitive. No need to worry, though, I am currently under topical and oral medications which, so far, are working effectively. With all that being said, I don't think I can post mug shots anytime soon unless you want to see my burned face in its full glory. Give me two weeks to fully recover from this trial and my usual face makeup posts will be back -- groovin' and kickin'.

For the mean time, let's talk about food! Just recently, Eri Curry open its doors to give Filipinos a taste of Japanese curry.

Not everyone is familiar with Japanese curry. It is not the usual curry that we grew up with, Japanese curry has a milder flavour and a thicker sauce. Until now, I still haven't figured out, and I don't know anyone who knows, what kind of spices are in its sauce. One thing is for sure though, the spices blend perfectly together to give curry a whole new heavenly taste.

Eri Curry makes the experience more exciting by letting customers customize their meals 4 simple steps:
Step 1: Choose your curry plate -- You can choose from Katsu, Crispy Chicken, Thin Sliced Beef, Crunchy Squid, Shrimp and Mushroom.
Step 2: Choose your rice portion -- Got a serious appetite? Eri Curry serves best Japanese rice in your choice of 200, 300 or 400 grams portion.
Step 3: Choose your spice level -- Curries are known to have a sting of spice and Japanese curry is no exemption. There are 3 spice levels in Eri Curry: Just Right for a mild, no hint of spice flavor, Spicy for a slight kick of spice and Fiery for an all the way kick.

I wanted the best for my first time so I went with the best-seller, Crispy Chicken in Just Right level sauce. Never did I thought chicken curry could taste this better! It looks like the usual fried chicken but the curry sauce brings it to a new level. Definitely worth trying!

I am no good when it comes to the taste of authentic Japanese curry but I know someone who has tasted the bests in Japan. My bf stayed in Japan for more than 2 years and I am pretty confident he knows how authentic Japanese curry tastes like. He (actually, we) wanted to check if Eri Curry is at par with Japanese curry houses so he went with his usual Katsu in spicy sauce.

He immediately commented on how the curry is Eri Curry looks almost the same with the ones in Japan. As with the taste, he approves that Eri Curry really does offer an authentic Japanese curry! He cannot pinpoint a single difference with the taste that we had to ask if the house chef was imported from Japan. Haha! As with the spice level, the ones in Japan are way too spicy. There are only 3 spice levels while in Japan they have up to 10! Of course, Eri Curry has to tweak it a bit to suit the taste buds of Filipinos.

Indeed, Eri Curry brings in the tastes of authentic Japanese curry. Each and every bit of the food they have is worth coming back for!

Not fond of curries? Don't worry, Eri Curry has a lot to offer. But trust me, you'll change your views on curry once you get to tastes the ones Eri Curry has!

Eri Curry is located at the 3rd level of SM Megamall Atrium, Building A.
Twitter: @eri_curry
Instagram: @eri_curry


♥ Jes ♥

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

9th Megabrands Sale on October 10 to 12, 2014!

It's the time of the year again when bazaars are happening almost every week! I am not complaining but my wallet is! Kidding aside, the The Megabrands Sale will happen on October 10 to 12, 2014, 10AM to 9PM, at Megatrade Hall 1, 2 &3, SM Megamall.

MCT Events Management will hold its 9th staging of MegaBrands Sale on October 10-14 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 2 & 3, 5th level, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The three-day event will showcase over 180 known brands, both local and international, all under one roof, shoppers from around the metropolis will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and gizmos and other specialty items. Participating companies will hold inventory sale or pre-Christmas.  The event is open to shoppers looking for great bargains before the Christmas season sets in.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, Bebe, Melissa Shoes, Oakley, Figlia, Sanuk, Benetton & Sisley Bags, Carlton, Elle, Slazenger, Wilson, Victor, Nike Golf, and many more.

RCBC Bankard, still the bank partner of MCT Events for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months.  There are also special giveaways and freebies for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

Over the years, this sale event has established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most anticipated events.  For the past five years, this event has provided participating brands, with great opportunities to showcase their products and services to the dynamic market. Admission is Free and all major credit cards are accepted.

Also, during this event, the will conduct a 2-days seminar entitled: Starting your I-Café Business with Diskless Technology at the Megatrade Conference Center (beside Megatrade Hall 3) on October 10 to 12, 2014. For more information regarding this seminar you may reach at (02) 728.4047 / (02) 8477819 or email them at

See you there! 

♥ Jes ♥

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oakley Jupiter Squared | Glasses Online

Have you had those days that your eyes get swollen because of tiredness? That despite numerous tries of cold compress and makeup hacks, the swelling still stays? Lately, aside from covering the dark marks I have on my face, hiding swollen and dark undereyes is one of the battles I have to face everyday. For the times I couldn't dare to live with it, I use squared sunglasses to hide it.

I have a handful of sunglasses in my closet with each one of them getting a bit of my love. But lately, I am playing favorites with my Oakley Jupiter I got from Glasses Online. I jumped off my usual taste of big and girly sunglasses when I got this pair. For some reasons, out of tons of sunglasses available on Glasses Online, my eyes were glued on the manly Oakley shades.

The Jade Iridium lenses bordered by a polished black frames of Oakley Jupiter got me. It is masculine in appearance but the shape suits my face perfectly. It is lightweight, perfect for long hours of use. To top that, it is trendy and fashionable.

Glasses Online has quality eyewear at remarkably low price. It is the Philippine's first online glasses store with a wide selection of high quality eyeglasses, frames, contact lenses and branded sunglasses.

So how does this pair cover my undereyes? It's does the job perfectly, darling! This got my dark, swollen undereyes covered.

Expect too see me often with the Oakley Jupiter sitting on my cheekbones. Saying that also means I am often seen with dark and swollen undereyes. :)

Get your hands on brands like Oakley, Ray Ban, Prada and so much more on!

♥ Jes ♥

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Monday, October 6, 2014

All Things Hair | An Online Source for Your Hair Solutions and Inspirations

Are you like me who reads online reviews before buying products and searches online for look inspirations? If yes, then you will also be excited with the launch of All Things Hair in the Philippines, the newest Youtube channel that aims to provide hair problems solutions and hairstyle inspirations.

Dedicated to addressing hair solutions, ATH is a collaboration between Google, the world’s biggest search engine, global hair brands, Dove, TRESemme, Toni & Guy, Cream Silk, Sunsilk and Clear, and the Philippines’ top vloggers: Angela Nepomuceno, Kelly Misa, Laureen Uy, Nicole Andersson, and James and Phil Younghusband.

All Things Hair Vloggers
 All Things Hair commits to address the hair-related problems and concerns by creating video tutorials. ATH is a collaboration Google, global hair brands, and vloggers that will sure provide unique and personalized hair care advise.

I have been subscribed to All Things Hair-UK for the longest time and I am beyond ecstatic to know that we now have a local version that would sure address my hair care needs as a Filipina.

All Things Hair Vlogger - Angela Nepomuceno

And having a familiar face on-board makes it more fun to watch, right? One of the vloggers for All Things Hair-Philippines is Angela Nepomuceno, the beauty behind

I subscribed to ATH Youtube Channel the day after it's launch and honestly, it's so addicting to watch. The tutorials are so easy to do and the tips they share are so effective! You too can get tips and tutorials, just subscribe to

All Things Hair Vlogger - Laureen Uy

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K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara | Review

Hands down, K-Palette makes awesome products. Don't make me start raving about their Real Lasting Eyeliner because I'll have tons of good, if not great, words to say about it. The Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow is a staple in my kit that I have 10 (Yes, 10!) backups. Words can't express how much I love K-Palette. It is a kind of love that makes me stalk every so often to get a glimpse of the newest offering of the brand.

It was late 2012 when I learned that the K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara was already available in Japan. I was itching to get my hands on it but the negative reviews on the then brush it came with made me think twice. Good thing, the people behind K-Palette addressed the concern immediately that they have released the same brow mascara with a new and better brush dubbed as a shower head brush applicator.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara 24h:
Complete your eyebrow makeover and have softer looking brows with this eyebrow mascara.
  • smudgeproof and water-resistant polymers
  • change and match your hair color in an instant while keeping your brow strands in place
  • can be removed with soap and water
  • with beauty essences to take care of your skin and brows

Whenever I define my brows it always turn out darker than I want it to be because of my naturally jet black brow hairs. Here is where brow mascaras will become essential. Brow mascaras don't just keep the brow hairs in place, it also change and/or lighten the hair color.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara is available in 2 shades: 101 Light Brown and 102 Natural Brown. Personally, I prefer using the Natural Brown shade to match my brows with my now dark brown hair.

The unique brush shape gets into each and every brow hair without tinting the skin. This can be used alone by those who have nicely shaped and relatively thick, defined brows. For me, who needs draw in hairs to define my brows, I cannot use this on its own. That's not an disadvantage though, because this baby works divine.

I LIKE that ...
  • the shower head brush tints each and every brow hair.
  • it keeps the brow hair in place the entire day.
  • it tints the brows making it match the hair color.
  • it is waterprooof.
  • it is sweatproof.
  • it doesn't mess up with the way I define my brows. Other brow mascaras tend to 'erase' the definition I give my brows.
  • can be removed with just facial wash and water.
  • is affordable for only Php595.00.

I DON'T LIKE that ...
  • it is only available in 2 shades.

I prefer to use the shade Natural Brown because it matches my now dark hair perfectly. Looking at the photo below, the K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara does lighten my brow hairs but doesn't wash it off. It keeps the brows in place for the entire day so I don't have to worry about my brows going places.

 For more information, visit K-Palette Philippines on Facebook. K-Palette is available in all Beauty Bar stores and in Rustan's.

Do you have any brow concerns? Comment below. I might be able to help you! :)

♥ Jes ♥

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