How I get out in a flash

I posted this on instagram (@littlexperiences) a few weeks back.

My instagram post
I’m not one to splurge on make-up nor do I have time for it.  Here’s my simple way of looking decent everyday.  From all the lack of sleep, I’ve got dark circles under my eyes. So after taking a bath, I put on celeteque moisturizer then some mac concealer. I believe it kinda does the trick! Then I try to put shape into my “sabog” eyebrows with IN2IT eyebrow powder (so sad its been out of stock-its so cheap compared to others in the market!). Lastly, I brush on Loreal True Match Naturale loose powder/foundation. Within 2 min. I can step out the door and start errands 🙂 …on days I have more time, I’d put on some blush and lipgloss…#tryingtolookdecentdaily #notimeformakeup#in2it #loreal #mac #macconcealer#lorealtruematch #littlexperiences#lookdecentinarush

And the update…they read my mind and brought it back on their racks 🙂

It's back!  Found it in Robinson's Galleria :-)
It’s back! IN2IT eyebrow powder.  Found it in Robinson’s Galleria and it came so timely coz my old one was ready to retire today!
Here's the inside.  Now has 3 shades so you can easily get the color closest to your brows.
Here’s the inside. Now has 3 shades so you can easily mix & get the color closest to your brows.  Only P299!
For those who aren't familiar with IN2IT, their stalls in department stores look like this.
For those who aren’t familiar with IN2IT, their stalls in department stores look like this.

There you have it, a quick and easy way to get out of the house in a jiffy.  The IN2IT eyebrow powder is such a steal!  Other imported brands sell it for 800-1,000+ pesos.

Try it out!

Healthier Fried Tilapia

I decided to document one of my air fryer moments again.  But this time,  I cooked fish.  Check out these pics…

For some reason, I wanted to cook live tilapia!
For some reason, I wanted to cook live tilapia.  At the same time, I wanted to teach my daughter about fish. Where they come from,  how it’s caught, till how it ends up on our dinner table.  She even wanted a close up view of how they kill the fish but I din’t expose her to that anymore.
Had the fish cleaned and when I got home, I started to season it with salt, McCormick spices (c/o of sister) and some lemon.
Had the fish cleaned and when I got home, I started to season it with salt, McCormick spices (c/o of my sister) and some lemon.
But one fish, I only put salt and lemon.  This was for the kids.
But on one fish, I only put salt and lemon. This was for the kids.
for the grown-ups, it was seasoned more.
For the grown-ups, it was seasoned more.
seasoned with these..
seasoned with these little spices
Thought of adding veggies...eggplant was the only thing I had that would match tilapia.
Thought of adding veggies…eggplant was the only thing I had that would match tilapia.  Brushed olive oil on them.
first set of fish.
First set of fish. The lighter one was for the kids.
After 10 minutes in the air fryer, I put some basil.
After 10 minutes in the air fryer, I turned the fish over and added some basil.  It smelled so good!
Don't forget to wash them before throwing them in!
Don’t forget to wash them before throwing them in!
Used a timer so wherever I went, I'd be reminded of what I was cooking no matter how much the kids distracted me.
Used a timer to remind me to turn the fish over.
And here's the 1st batch!
And here’s the 1st batch!
Another angle.  Put some gold fish crackers and marshmallows to make it appetizing for the kids :-)
Another angle. Put some gold fish crackers and marshmallows to make it appetizing for the kids 🙂
Time for the 2nd batch with much  more spices.
Time for the 2nd batch with much more spices and veggies.
Here it is..
Here it is…yikes!  The fish was cut too much hence the splitting portion 😦  
2nd batch!
But it wasn’t all that bad.  Important thing is that it tasted good right?  Tried to save the appearance by adding lemon to cover the big gap 🙂  Eggplant tasted good too!

Served it to my husband without telling him it was cooked using the air fryer.  He has this psychological thing that if it’s cooked in the air fryer, it’s not as yummy/tasty.  And so he ate it, and said fish tastes good.  He liked the eggplant too but some were burned..tee hee!   While he was half-way through dinner, that’s when I told him I cooked it in the air fryer..of course he couldn’t argue anymore 🙂

And so I proved him wrong…YIPEEE!  Air fryer cooked food does taste as good as being cooked in a pan!  This means more air fried dinners to come!  Trying to live healthier.  I’ll air fry everything but just don’t take away our chips and chocolates! Hehehe…

I bought the air fryer a year ago for the kids.  They loved french fries and fried chicken so much.  This was a healthier alternative I told myself.  And it is a good investment I must say.  We’ve cooked different things here like chips, fish, meat, veggies.  We will try baking soon 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trim & Style

My friends and I decided to have a “salon day”.  This was the first time in a long time we were able to get together and get some “pampering”…  And it felt GREAT!!!  We din’t know when it would happen again, so we took advantage of the situation.  Started off with some lunch.

Romulos
Filipino food @ Romulos Cafe in QC.

Our friends Tessa and Cathy recommended Carmen (Sr. hairstylist) from Antonio’s Hairdressing to do our hair.

Some of us had haircuts, others had hair color,  some had treatment, and some just nails done.

and the fun begins...
and the fun begins…

When I go for a haircut, I normally get a trim, a half-inch trim and nothing else.  But this day was different,  I just let Carmen do what she thought was best!

carmen cutting away!
She started off with putting some treatment on my hair then she started cutting away!
This is not 1/2 an inch trim
OMG! I said trim.  Never knew this was her version of what a trim was.  This is NOT a half inch trim…what was scary was, it was my bangs!

After 20 minutes of holding my breath as I watched her chop chop chop, it wasn’t as bad as I imagined.  Though I did feel like I was in the 80’s with the super layered hair.  My hair was too fine and limp, she wanted to put some body into it, and layering was the only solution.

front
Here’s how the front looks.  At times bangs fall in front. Brush with your hands and it can move back up.
Back
…And here’s the back.

Feels so much lighter now but sometimes my bangs get in the way.  Can’t tie it up into a ponytail nor could I put it up in a bun as I normally would.  Oh well, its something new for me and liking it each day that goes by 🙂

Have you tried something new with your hair lately? Just do it!  It’ll grow back anyway 🙂

Antonio’s Hair Dressing: 41 Sgt. Esguerra St., El Jardin del Presidente, 1103 Quezon City

9264945, 9273730

Nike Air soles

I’ve tried and tested pumps with Nike Air soles and it does work!  Hosting a party in stilettos isn’t easy.  People who always want to look good keep saying choose  fashion over comfort.  But that was never my motto.  Although with these Nike Air soles,  you can choose both! Yayyy!!!!!

These 4-inch heels made me last 5 hours in them!
These 4-inch heels made me last 5 hours standing in them!

The first time I tried them on, it already gave a cushiony, comfortable feeling.  I’d normally last only 1-2 hours in high heels.  But I was amazed at how long I was able to last in these shoes.

Try them out and see for yourself.  Your feet will thank you big time!

My “feeling under the weather” power breakfast

Today, I woke up with a clogged nose and a bit of a sore throat.  Some strong virus has been going around our household.  I was just finished being on antibiotics due to cough last week as well as my eldest daughter.  Then early this week, one of our nannies got a bad cold and cough.  Today, it’s me, my two girls, and another nanny down with the virus.

So it’s as if we’re passing it on to each other.  But then again, it could have come from school or anywhere we went to for that matter.

Anyway, when I feel under the weather, I eat a full breakfast.  Why?  I don’t know, maybe just psychological I need more power to survive the day.  My normal breakfast is just a cup of coffee.

But today, it was this…

power breakfast.  I know it's a bit of an unhealthy breakfast coz of the hotdogs :-)
My so called power breakfast. I know it’s a bit of unhealthy coz of the hotdogs–it’s just that red hotdogs are just so appealing 🙂  When I feel under the weather, I drink fresh orange juice to feel that I get my Vitamin C the natural way!  Then there’s my cup of coffee for some boost.

Hoping this would give me more energy…

Were you able to get your power breakfast today?

It’s Friday and wishing everyone a great last day of the work week 🙂