Thursday, 17 October 2013

Just got Famous-ed!

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If there’s one word that my hair and my current physical state share at the moment, it would be the word unhealthy. So many things have happened in the past weeks and I can’t believe that in a few months I’ll be leaving college and will be entering a whole new chapter in my life! But before I get carried away (I have my tendencies LOL) let me tell you about an adventure I had some days ago! Last Tuesday, I got invited to go and check out Folded and Hung Famous Salon’s newest branch in Glorietta 5. Usually, I reserve all my blog related activities for the weekends, or if not, weeknights, but since I had PM duty scheduled for that day, I decided to go for it, thinking it was better to do it now while I was still just imagining that my hair had a life of its own begging me to find the time and have it treated rather than face the flip side of the coin. Haha!

So anyway, let me now take you through what happened in photos and captions!

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Here’s a panoramic shot of the front part of the salon. I’ve always been a fan of wide, open spaces with lots of good light and Famous Salon is exactly that. Everything just looks so clean and organized, don’t you think? :)

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This is the area where they wash your hair! This is totally unrelated but the colors in this photo makes me think of Halloween! Haha!

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Huge posters of local celebrities…

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…and awesome collages of international icons! I love this wall so much I wanted to take a part of it home. LOL!

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Fellow bloggers and real-life couple, Gerd and Angel, getting famous-ed! Hi guys! :)

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So anyhow, let us now talk about my experience! We were told that we can have anything done to our hair, but since I was in a bit of a rush and had only an hour to spare, I opted for a reparative treatment instead.

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I had no idea what service to get, so as per Marquee’s suggestion, I got the Cera-Vital Repair Moisturizing Treatment and deep smoothing masque. It’s basically just a strengthening and hydrating treatment great for overworked tresses (AKA my hair!) I kind of regret not being able to take before and after shots to share with you guys though, but rest assure that the result was amazing! After an hour, I ended with thicker, smoother, split end free (although I don’t really have a lot in the first place) hair. It smelled really nice after too! And as if that wasn’t enough, Marquee and Hazel styled my hair into these gorgeous curls also! My hair has never looked and felt this beautiful!

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With the fabulous Marquee Alonsabe, who I got to work with sometime last year for my shoot with Jellybean. Hello Marquee! Thank you for always doing a fantastic job! It was nice seeing you again! :)

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Marquee, me and Rain. Thank you so much for having me! I love my ‘famous’ hair! :)

Folded & Hung Famous Salon is located at the second Floor, Glorietta 5, near Gerry’s Grill. They also have a branch on the third floor, Adriatico Wing of Robinsons Place Manila and on the ground floor, Connecticut Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center.

For more promos and updates, visit their website. Please also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

charleneajose x Luscious Bites

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If you knew me personally, you would know that it doesn’t take much to make me happy. Being appreciative is probably one of my biggest qualities (the others, ask the people who know me. LOL) So imagine how giddy I got when my former High school classmate, Ate Joice, contacted me asking if I could try out their cupcakes. I know I’ve mentioned this before but I adore food. I am not choosy and I eat almost anything, so of course I said yes! It was also a good excuse so I can finally see her again, say, after 7 years!

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Luscious Bites was started just last February 13, 2013 by ServSafe Certified Chef Razel J. Legaspi-Esporas, a graduate of Culinary Arts and Technology from the Center for Culinary Arts-Manila. At first, most of their customers were within the family, until it branched out to friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends. Luscious Bites aims to produce pastries that are made with premium ingredients and love.

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So anyway, here’s what I got! I was given six cupcakes to try! I took a bite from each (okay, on other flavors, I ate more like half! Haha!) and shared the rest with my family. Share your calories, as I always say!

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Rocky Road Cupcake

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Hershey’s Chocolate Cupcake

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Triple Oreo Cupcake

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Banana Caramel Cupcake

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Blueberry Cupcake

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Strawberry Cupcake

The verdict? I (and my family as well) loved them! I’ve done several researches on what makes a perfect cupcake and Luscious Bites passed them all. Their packaging was straight forward, clean and most importantly, efficient. Did you know these survived a two hour trip back home? Anyway, moving on. The cake wasn’t too dense and definitely not crumbly. It was moist, but not the kind of moist that makes it look like it needs a little more time in the oven. The frosting was perfect for the size of the cupcake, not too much and not too little (although personally, I love cupcakes with lots of frosting!) I also like how the frosting is not too sweet. I generally do not like eating too sweet things. Lastly, all the cupcakes were flavorful. I actually arranged the photos of the cupcakes above from the flavors I found okay to those I found the best. Again, I am not too fond of sweet things (although I am a sucker for sweet, cheesy gestures, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. Haha!) so I guess it’s really no surprise on how I ended up liking the fruit based cupcakes the most! 

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Follow Luscious Bites on Facebook and Instagram for the complete list of prices and flavors. They require a 50% down payment before orders are processed. You can also contact them by sending an e-mail to luscious.bites@yahoo.com.ph or through calls, texts or Viber Smart: 09399107190/ Globe: 09178211511/ 09164459700.

Did you get hungry while reading this post? Don’t fret! Luscious Bites will be giving my readers a chance to taste their cupcakes for free! I’m holding a giveaway with them soon, so ready your forks and stay tuned! ;)

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