[VLOG] How I Lost 10 Lbs Before My Wedding

Hi everyone! I wanted to share this with all of you who wanted to know more about how I lost weight before we got married.

Coincidentally, today is our 1st month anniversary as husband and wife and I couldn’t be happier!

I hope that you like this video enough to like, subscribe and follow me on Youtube.

xx,
Issa P.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas with Metro Department Store

The city’s biggest department store is celebrating 35 fruitful years of providing Cebuano shoppers with good finds, awesome deals and best prices with a huge weekend sale starting October 13-15, 2017. With up to 50% off on all items as a part of their thank you gift, shoppers will not only have the opportunity to shop for the freshest produce, the most trendy fashion items and cheapest appliances but 35 lucky shoppers will also get the chance to win P35,000.00 worth of gift certificates!

And since the Christmas season is slowly approaching, I thought it would be the best time for me to scour my favorite racks of the Metro Department stores to find gifts for my loved ones. This way, I get to save money and I also get to avoid the Christmas rush. Here are some of the gifts I bought the different people of my life:


For the make up lover
(From bottom left) Ever Bilena eyebrow pencil @ P 120.00| Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation @ P185.00| Ever Bilena dipliner @ P 170.00| Ever Bilena blush on @ P 110.00| Ever Bilena eye lashes @ P195.00 P117.00| Ever Bilena concealer stick @ P150.00| Ever Bilena liquid lipstick @ P185.00| Ever Bilena eye shadow palette @ P165.00| Careline Matte Liquid Lipstick @ P195.00| Unicorn cosmetic bag – P99.00 P89.10| Biore cleansing foam @ P299.00| Shell earrings @ P69.50 P55.96| Turban @ P79.00 P71.00| Ever Bilena Advance liquid lipstick @ P180.00


For the boyfriend
Outdoor tent good for 4 people @ P 1, 169.00 P869.00


For mom
Grendha casual slippers @ P 1,295.00 P 1,165.00


For the sibling
Jansport medium sized bag @ P 1,990.00 P 1, 791.00


For lolo & lola
Fleece blanket – P299.00 P199.00


For the little fashionista
Style Me Up Nautical Jewelry Maker @ P399.00 P 359.77

I’ll be doing a VIDEO haul of all the things that I got during my little shopping trip so make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel for updates!

Make sure to visit your nearest Metro while the sales are ongoing for your chance to score great discounts and get a chance to win P35,000.00 worth of GC’s. See you there!

What do you guys think of my gift ideas?
Issa P.

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Kayu Kitchen + Bar, Lahug, Cebu

Kayu Kitchen + Bar seemed intimidating to me at first. I had seen and heard about them on social media (where else?), I had asked numerous friends who’ve been there about it yet, I had never actually made an effort to go there. If memory serves me right, my friends described the place as interesting, in the higher price range and worth trying- looking back at it now, I had reserved my visit to Kayu for a special occasion perhaps with family or a loved one. Luckily for me, I got a special invite before those two things actually happen!

I’m not a food blogger, which is why I will keep my opinion to a minimum, mostly because I don’t know much about the process that went behind the creation of these dishes. I mean, just take a look at those dishes, it takes a professional or someone who really knows their stuff to give this place a fair review and that is obviously not me so…
Don’t be disappointed in me, guys, I don’t even think I’ve ever had most of these dishes before nor is it something I would imagine myself craving for on any random day… all I know is that they look pretty and that’s already a +1 in my book! lol.

But if you really wanted my opinion, I would generally describe Kayu as a date place or somewhere you would want to go to celebrate a special occasion perhaps a birthday, a family gathering, an anniversary or for a fancy dinner (if that’s what you like to do…) . It’s roomy, it has a great view and the entire place just oozes of sophistication! The scenery is amazing, it’s very romantic and truthfully, the food is another experience itself.

So less chatter, more photos… Here are Kayu’s Kitchen + Bar’s dishes:

APPETIZERS

Beetroot salad/ P270.00
goat’s milk ricotta, tzatziki, guava gel, orange garam masala vinaigrette


Tomato Sriracha Soup
Spiced Bleack Beans, Chorizo [included in lunch set]


Scallion Appetizer/ P380.00
USDA ribeye, house pickled slaw,  chili bean aiolo, honey glazed peanuts


“Fish Taco”/ P 320
crispy fish skin, spicy glazed tuna, pear, sesame


Belly Chips/ P190
Pork Belly, Nuoc Cham

MAIN COURSE


Glazed Salmon/ P590
Sushi rice cake, bokchoy, teriyaki


Duck Confit/ P 490
soy bean cassoulet, strawberry glazed cabbage, cilantro


Braised Shortrib/ P950
cornbread puree, braised shallot, beech mushroom, demi glaze


Poached Red Snapper/ P450
Coconut rice, banana puree, gochujang foam


Charred Octopus/ P450
Squash risotto, grilled grapefruit, romesco


Pork Pork Pork/ P650
grilled apple puree, sauce chasseur, braised cabbage, shiitake risotto

DESSERT


“Potted” Chocolate Tiramisu/ P240
sabayon, crunchy hazelnut meringue, coffee sponge, chocolate sand, strawberry gelee, vanilla sauce


Sizzling Caramel & Banana plate

    Here’s the full menu:

Location:
Sanson Road Rockwell Cebu, Cebu City
Telephone:
(032) 406 3095

Operating hours:

Tuesday – Sunday
LUNCH: 11:30am – 2:30pm
DINNER: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

TAPAS BAR
Friday – Saturday
10:00pm – 12:00mn

Website:
http://kayu.ph/

XX,

Issa P.

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[VLOG] IssaTalks Episodes 6 & 7: The Truth About Blogging/ Vlogging/ Social Media Content Creation

 

It’s good, it’s bad, it’s everything in between. Basically, it is what it is. Here’s everything you need to know, folks!

xx,

Issa P.

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[Vlog] My Hair Transformation from Black To Ash Grey

It’s been the fifth day since I had my hair bleached and dyed- basically the most drastic thing ever to be done to my hair. As I finger comb through my newly woken up bedhead, I still feel like nothing has really changed in terms of the texture and strength of my hair. Maybe one more bleaching session will kill it for sure but I have a month to let my head rest and let’s hope for the best.

I have noticed though that my hair is a little harder to comb now (because I have started combing) especially when I skip the conditioner. My strands become clumped up but once it’s dry then I don’t have a problem with it anymore. Maybe I’ll try air drying it today and we’ll see how that works!

Again, I want to say thank you again to Blanche of The Hair Goddess for hooking me up with this tight look. I am so in love with my hair and I highly suggest anyone who is considering to DIY their own hair to check out her blog for lots of tips and tricks. I know she has an entry that breaks down the bleaching and dying process one by one.

Enjoy,

 wigflip-ds

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