Quick update! Negene, Ate Stacy and I went to Universal Studios yesterday to watch The Voice live! The Voice is my favorite singing competition so this was really a big deal for me.
The day started pretty bad because of the excruciatingly long line. The audience wasn’t allowed to bring phones and cameras so imagine how boring that was like! We were standing in line for around 5 hours and we waited in the holding area for an hour or two. My sister, cousin and I were so close to ripping our hair off because of extreme boredom! The only thing that managed to get us by was our anticipation.
We were already tired the moment we got into the actual studio but we figured it was okay since we were really excited! We were situated in the pit (meaning, we’ll stand during the entire show) and it was the coolest spot because you’ll get to see the judges and contestants close up and you get to touch their hands when they pass by! When I got to touch Adam, Blake, Usher and Josiah, I made the decision to never wash my hands again. Ha!
Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez were there to promote Fast and the Furious 6 and they announced that they are giving the entire audience tickets to the movie premiere happening that night as well! We didn’t claim the tickets cause we were so tired but we immediately regretted it the moment we got home. Boo!
Anyway, watching The Voice was overall a fun experience despite how tiring it can be because you really get to see the effort the producers and the artists put in to the show. Also, you get to witness Adam Levine’s sexiness. Who could pass up on that? ;)
Collective Drugstore Makeup Haul
If you’ve been following my blog for quite some time now, you should know that I have become quite a makeup junkie. Drugstore makeup are my favorite because they fit my student budget and most of them are of really great quality!
Anyway, since I got here, I’ve been taking quick trips to our local drugstores (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid) to pick up the products that are on my wishlist. I have built up quite a few, and here they are!
FACE PRODUCTS (L-R): Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in True Beige, Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder in Medium, Wet N Wild Coverall Coverstick in Light and Wet N Wild blush in Mellow Wine
EYE PRODUCTS (L-R): Maybelline The Rocket Mascara in Very Black, NYC IndividualEyes in Smokey Charcoals, NYC Browser Brush-on Kit in Brunette, Maybelline Master Duo Glossy Liquid Liner in Black Lacquer and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
LIP PRODUCTS (L-R): L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Stick in Rose Taffeta, Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss and EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Summer Fruit
NAIL PRODUCTS: Sinful Colors nail polish in Hazard and Sinful Colors Shine with Gel Tech in Rendezvous
MISC: Studio 35 Beauty cosmetics sponges with Vitamin E and Maybelline Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
I haven’t had the chance to try them all yet so I can’t make a proper review. But if there’s anything in particular that you would like to know more about from this haul, just let me know! :)
Just Wing It
I am not a picky eater, I can eat half the world and be happy about it, but know this: I never eat spicy food (except for spicy tuna rolls because those bad boys are the bomb). Buffalo wings are obviously not a part of that exception as most of them tend to make me want to cut my tongue off. That all changed when my cousin, Stacy and her boyfriend, Jose treated Negene and I to lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings last week.
The place was relatively huge with televisions everywhere airing every game you could possibly think of. I am not a huge sports fan so I didn’t really care, but for everyone who are, this place is perfect for you!
Moving on to the food, we first ordered The Sampler which consisted of nachos, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and boneless wings served with marinara sauce, southwestern ranch dressing and bleu cheese. We devoured this in seconds except for the nachos cause they weren’t exactly the easiest things to eat. I liked the mozzarella sticks best! They were really crunchy and the cheese inside were hot and melty.
Their table napkin which was obviously where I got my blog post title
After a few minutes, our order of 50-pc boneless wings arrived which came in a variety of different sauces and dry rubs of our choice: parmesan garlic, lemon pepper, sweet bbq, carribean jerk and buffalo.
I personally had the lemon pepper wings and they were just okay. They were pretty crispy but it lacked the lemon-y favor that I am looking forward to. I had some of these to-go though, and when I paired them with some cream cheese at home, they tasted heavenly!
I liked the parmesan garlic variety the best because it was full of flavor and was made especially for those who didn’t like the spicy kind (aka me).
Out of curiosity, I tried the wings with buffalo dry rub and it was the worst decision I’ve ever made in my life (well, not really, but you get my point). It was extremely spicy and it didn’t even belong to the bottom part of their hot meter! It was like consuming a big spoon of chili powder.
Here’s Jose and my ate Stacy. Thank you for treating us!
And here’s their daughter, my niece/godchild, Illsa! She happily ate a fruit cup full of oranges while we’re busy eating.
Overall, my first Buffalo Wild Wings was a good one albeit my poor choice of dry rub. I’m definitely coming back to try the other food in their menu (they have quite an extensive list, by the way) and I highly recommend this place for everyone especially the wing junkies out there!
1. Are you planning to stay in Cali for good after graduation? :)
Mmm that’s the initial plan! I still don’t know how it will all work out though.. Wish me luck!
2. Hi! Im really a fan of you and your sis Neg. :) I love your clothes and your styles. Even if you only wear simple t-shirt and shorts, you still look elegant. :) Can you give me some tips n how to dress up and where do you actually buy your clothes? Love them all. :)
Wow, thanks! This is really flattering! :) I actually don’t have a particular way of dressing cause I usually just pick pieces (usually basics) that I like! And I buy clothes from everywhere! Thrift stores, department stores, boutiques (except expensive ones lol), it doesn’t really matter as long as I find something I like :-)
3. Hi ate Nicole! I’ve been on your blog since lunch time and I couldn’t stop reading your posts, it’s not a bad thing though hehe. You’re lovely, I hope to meet you one day! Bye :-)
Aww, thank you so much! I hope to meet you someday too! <3
4. how did you apply for the california id thing and what is it for? are you moving? :) and is that PAL’s first class? :)
I applied for a California ID last summer! It’s basically just an ID :-) I’m not moving yet, I still have to go back to Manila to finish my thesis and OJT. Plus, I’m graduating (hopefully)! And nope, that we were just in the economy section :) We don’t usually upgrade to first class, unless we know someone working in the airline that could upgrade us for free! Hehe
5. hi! you have such a lovely blog <33 and i really like your post about your divisoria shopping. most people would say wearing clothes from divisoria is like kinda being poor but your post kind of turned the world upside down. idk what i’m saying but i hope you get it. haha
Hello! Thank you so much, that means a lot <3 And ya some people are narrow minded talaga for thinking that buying stuff from Divisoria equates to being poor and cheap. It’s actually really fun to shop there! And there are a lot of good finds as long as you’re patient enough to look :)
Mixtape 01: On Top of the World
- On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons
- Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
- And the Birds Sing - Tyrone Wells
- You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
- You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
- Patient Love - Passenger
- Older Brother - Pepper Rabbit
- Awkward - San Cisco
- True Romance - Motion City Soundtrack
- Valentine - Kina Grannis
Listen to it here: On Top of the World on 8tracks ♫
I’ve been meaning to post a mixtape for a while now but I never got the chance to do so cause I was preoccupied with a lot of things. But now that I have time, here it is! :) It’s basically a bunch of chill and feel good songs that I often listen to (and maybe dance to, lol). Enjoy!