While many of us don't really pay attention to how our surroundings smell like, scent can be a very powerful emotional trigger. A certain kind of scent can bring back a certain emotion, remind us of a certain memory, or even create a certain feeling. This Summer #CreateYourFavoriteFeeling with an array of passionately handcrafted scents and aromas for living well.
As days get warmer this summer, you can stay refreshed with this hand-picked selection of FAVORI scents. Here are seven (7) Aroma Oils ranging from cheerful citrus aromas to crisp herbal ones to help you “Create your Favorite Feeling”:
FAVORI Refreshing Summer Collection (Blue) and (Yellow)
Beat the summer heat with FAVORI's hand-picked selection of refreshing scents, ranging from cheerful citrus aromas to crisp herbal ones to help you “Create your Favorite Feeling”: Lemon, Lemon Grass, Pink Grapefruit, Rain Dance, The Vert (Green Tea), Verveine Fleur (Verbena), and Winter Mint. Available as Aerator/Diffuser Aroma Oils, Burner Aroma Oils and Reed Diffusers. Complement these with the FAVORI Refreshing Room & Linen Air Spray and the Soy Aroma Candle infused with Citronella and Lemon Grass.
Pink Grapefruit for balancing, Winter Mint for a cool scent, Verveine Fleur for stabilizing, Lemon Grass for toning, Lemon for refreshing, and Rain Dance for a bountiful aroma.
FAVORI Refreshing Citrus Scents
Lemon, Lemon Grass and Pink Grapefruit are FAVORI’s refreshing citrus scents this summer! Get these fresh fruity fragrances with Aerator/Diffuser Aroma Oils, Burner Aroma Oils and Reed Diffusers.
FAVORI Refreshing Cool Scents
Rain Dance, The Vert, Winter Mint and Verveine Fleur are FAVORI’s refreshing cooling scents this summer! Get these minty and herbaceous fragrances with Aerator/Diffuser Aroma Oils, Burner Aroma Oils and Reed Diffusers.
FAVORI Refreshing Reed Diffusers
“Create Your Favorite Feeling” this summer with FAVORI Reed Diffusers in these refreshing scents: Lemon, Lemon Grass, Pink Grapefruit, Rain Dance, The Vert (Green Tea), Verveine Fleur (Verbena) and Winter Mint.
FAVORI understands how scents help enhance a person’s mood and well-being. Aside from Aerator/Diffuser Aroma Oils, Burner Oils and Reed Diffusers that you are already familiar with, FAVORI developed Mood Air Sprays, such as the Refreshing Room and Linen Spray as part of its summer collection. It’s basically a handy bottle of freshness that you can take with you anywhere! It’s anti-bacterial, removes unpleasant odors and does not stain linens.
FAVORI Citronella & Lemongrass Soy Aroma Candle
Try our new Soy Aroma Candle in Citronella and Lemon Grass, a perfect combination for outdoor activities at the beach or summer picnics. Citronella, a known insect repellant, and the fresh scent of Lemongrass are delicately infused into this 100% vegan, carbon-neutral soy candle, that leaves minimal wax residue and soot buildup.
FAVORI Refreshing Air Spray
FAVORI’s Refreshing Room & Linen Spray is basically a handy bottle of freshness that you can take with you anywhere! It’s anti-bacterial, removes unpleasant odors and does not stain linens.
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FAVORI Scents are available at Robinson’s Place Manila, SM Megamall, SM City Marikina, SM Southmall and Market! Market!
With a dream to provide the local market with quality and long-lasting ambient scents for various living spaces at affordable prices, FAVORI – a handcrafted home fragrances brand that enables anyone to “create their favorite feeling” – offers topnotch aromatic products designed to uplift the ambience and improve the mood of people wherever a FAVORI product is present.
FAVORI Scents is designed to be enjoyed at home, at work, or at any business space, and offers aromas that will excite every note in a person’s olfactory spectrum. Aside from FAVORI’s soothing Aroma Oils, Reed Diffusers, Soy Aroma Candles and Aroma Pouches, FAVORI also has a Wellness line – by way of Air Sprays, Salves, and Massage Oils – geared to improve a person’s mindset and create a positive feeling towards well-being.
FAVORI Scents. Handcrafted with Passion. Scents for the Soul. Aromas for Living Well.
Looking for the Perfect Lipstick Shades this Summer? Check Out Pink Sugar's "These Lips Don't Lie" Matte Lip Crayons and Sugartints!
Have you ever wondered which shade of lipstick can instantly make you look blooming without the need of using other cosmetics but only that? Well, I have and that's why I've always been a fan of using MLBB "my lips but better" lipstick colors for they instantly make me look polished without trying so hard! For my light neutral warm skin tone and naturally muted pink rose lip color, I tend to gear towards the light nude-rose-pinkish lipsticks to match that.
I am glad that the local makeup brand, Pink Sugar, has released a couple of MLBB lipstick shades again! They already have many nudes, mauves, and pink shades to choose from and yet, they managed to widen our choices gain with these new colors!
Here are their three new shades of "These Lips Don't Lie" Mate Lip Crayons in collaboration with Project Vanity!
I'm lovin' these sassy names!
These three universally-flattering MLBB shades are named:
I Can't Even, Just a Fling, and Sorry Not Sorry.
I love its pink crayon-like packaging for I can easily spot them inside my bag! The simple design is fun, flirty, and girly too!
Here is the shade description straight from Project Vanity:
"I Can't Even is a peachy rose-brown that's bright yet dainty. It should suit both cool and warm skin tones, and should even serve as the perfect nude lipstick for those with deeper coloring!
Sorry Not Sorry is an unapologetic peachy cinnamon. It's sassy and leans a tad brick-y, another update on the brown lipstick trend.
Just A Fling, a sexy rose-plum that should instantly brighten your skin! It's not quite red, not quite plum - it's a fresh rose that has just barely bloomed."
Regarding the formulation, I like its creamy matte finish and feel on my lips for it isn't drying although it isn't hydrating either. It easily and smoothly glides on my lips, no tugging whatsoever. Without eating and drinking, it lasts me for 3-4 hours. The matte lip crayons are highly-pigmented, with just one to two swipes, it completely gives my lips an opaque color!
Pink Sugar has also released 3 new MLBB shades of their Sugartint Lip & Cheek Tints! They actually remind me of the famous Kylie liquid lipsticks color and formulation-wise. I think this is the more affordable dupe that has quality that is just as good, in my honest opinion!
I like its transparent packaging for I can easily the color inside and its applicator makes the product apply smoothly! The shades are named: Slay, Love Bug,aand Pillow Talk.
Slay is a versatile, muted light shade of pink with neutral undertone. Light skinned girls will find this flattering but I think it might be too light on darker skin tones, but still it depends on the individual's preference.
Love Bug is a muted nude-pink with slight warm brown-peachy tones in it. It suits neutral-warm skin tones that is common to most Asian girls!
Pillow Talk is a cocoa peach which suits both fair and morena skin tones. I personally think that it is more "bagay" o the latter for their sunkissed complexion will be greatluy enhanced by this shade!
Sugartints are highly-pigmented, with just 1-2 layers on the lips, it gives an opaque color already! The finish is totally matte, no sheen at all so it might be a li'l bit drying for others. What I do is I apply a little bit of lip balm before applying this so that they will apply smoother and better IMHO.
They are indeed long-lasting which stays on the lips for 4-5 hours without eating or drinking. When I have eaten oily meals, the color on the middle of my lips fade so reapplying is necessary. Have I mentioned that they smell like sweet candies? Yeah, I loved that!
These are being sold for Php349 each.
ABOUT PINK SUGAR:
Pink Sugar Cosmetics was created as a makeup solution for women looking for products of high quality and great value. Keeping in mind the beauty regimen of the Filipina woman, we develop products that are innovative and multi-purpose which result in effortless beauty solutions.
Our products go beyond their creative packaging and catchy names by providing distinct ingredient benefits for your skin. The selection of wearable colors available for each of our products have been expertly curated by makeup professionals to complete a woman’s makeup collection and to complement the Filipina skin.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics is free from animal testing and our products are made without Parabens.
We believe that makeup is fun and serious at the same time.
We believe that makeup should amplify inner confidence.
We believe that makeup should be effortless.
We believe that make up is more than just about looking pretty, it’s about Being Beautiful…
Naughty Nude - Nude Peach
Code Red - Intense Blue Red
Queen Bee - Chestnut Rose
Vampy Vixen - Deep Redish Burgundy
Honey Bunny - Muted Nude Mauve
We’ve added our 1st Brow Product
Our multi-purpose brow gel fills in and conditions brows at the same time. Our gel has a natural finish and is formulated with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera.
Blonde - Toasted Blonde
Taupe - Universal Taupe
Brunette - Soft Brunette
Creamy Matte Lipsticks are now available in 14 shades! Our Creamy Matte Lipsticks are formulated with Vitamin E and Shea Butter. This semi-matte formula glides on effortlessly on your lips.
XOXO - Soft Brownish Pink
Hot Mess - Mauve Pink
Girl Next Door - Deep Toned Beige
Hotline Bling - Bright Fuschia
Pink Sugar HD Lipsticks
SM Department Stores in MOA, Makati, Aura, Manila, Fairview, Marilao, Clark, Bacoor, Seaside Cebu, Lanang Premier (Davao), SM Bacolod, Watsons Ayala Center Cebu, Seaside Cebu, Southmall, Landmark Trinoma, Makati, Metro Market Market, KCC Zamboanga, Marbel & General Santos, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Gaisano Mall of Toril, Gaisano Mall of Tagum
Online on www.beautyMNL.com
Fisher Department Store (coming soon)
We’re also scheduled to launch our e-commerce website
www.pinksugar.com.ph on June 1.
A Tagaytay get-away is never complete without visiting a restaurant that serves dishes that all taste exceptional! And so with that, we had our memorable dinner with friends in MASINGngo Restaurant! Tuguegarao cuisine is something new to me but it became unforgettable when I tried their Pancit Batil Patong for the first time!
Read along for I will be reviewing their dishes and uunahin ko muna ung Top 3 Favorites ko:
Pansit Batil Patong is a noodle dish prepared the Tuguegarao-way that contains shredded beef, carabao liver, carrots, green onions and a sunny-side egg on top. As what the restaurant owner advised, you should put the mixture of chopped white onions, soy sauce and Tuguegarao-vinegar first over the noodles, then eat a spoonful of the noodles along with the egg and the soup, which apparently enhances the flavor of the pansit batil patong dish! It's like a ritual being done in that province, interesting!
For only Php 120 per serving, it is worth more than its affordable price because you won't always find a meal as good-tasting as this for that rate!
p.s. After a few days, we tried eating the similar dish somewhere from Rizal, but mehhhhhh, mas masarap at malasa pa rin ung sa MASINGngo, no bias promise, 'cause theirs is still cooked and prepared waaaaay much better, halatang it was made with love, hehe! Just look at this photo below, picture pa lang nakakatakam na!
If you're looking for some appetizers, well, their Sizzling Tofu is definitely one of my favorites! In fact, I was surprised that I fell in-love at first bite with this knowing na I wasn't that much fan of tofu in general at all! Ito talaga ung klase ng luto ng tofu na sobrang nagustuhan ko which rarely happens! It has the perfect combination of creamy, salty, sour, and spicy that my taste buds have been craving for!
And because I LOVED this so much, we had some for takeout! It was really delicious kasi, haha! I might sound like I am exaggerating pero masarap kasi talaga. The green pepper in it is really spicy for my taste though so I gotta drink lot'sa water but it doesn't bother me, not at all!
And of course, a night of eating Filipino dishes will never be complete without having a taste (more than that actually) of bulalo!
MASINGngo offers two kinds of this dish: Special Bulalo (the one with sabaw, corn, some veggies, etc), and Sizzling Bulalo.
First reaction? I was surprised by how HUGE the serving of their Special Bulalo is! For the price of Php 399, super sulit na sya 'coz I think it will be enough to serve 3-4 people! As in, ang daming sahog, maraming sabaw, and the best of all, ang KAPAL ng karne ng baka! (All caps talaga para intense ang katotohanan, haha!)
This Special Bulalo served hot is perfect to counter the cold weather in Tagaytay for its soup broth is flavorful for the taste buds and warm for the stomach. The beef was cooked well: it was very soft and easy to chew; the bone marrow is so tasty and melts in your mouth nicely. I like that is doesn't taste too salty nor was it too bland, it was just balanced.
And if you prefer to have your bulalo saucier, here is their Sizzling Bulalo.
I find the sizzing bulalo version delicious as well. The meat was cooked well: very soft just how I like it and the flavor is more intense in my opinion.
One of their bestsellers is this Longganisa Meal.
For only Php 125, you get to have 4 pieces of longganisa with perfectly cooked sunny-side up egg and fried rice. The tasty meat was soft yet crispy. I like it much better than the usual longganisa's that I used to eat from other restaurants or buy from the grocery stores! Definitely a must-try! Even those who have limited budget will be satisfied with this meal!
For those who are fond of eating fish, Binukadkad na Tilapia with Tausi Sauce is definitely for you!
I am one of those people who like eating fish, and what more can I say if they are fried and prepared as good as this! It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The taste of this viand was well enhanced by the tausi sauce. They complimented each other well for a balanced combination of sour and salty. You may eat this meal together with some bell peppers to add spice!
The last but not the least, a gathering with Pinoy dishes will never be complete without the Crispy Pata!
Sa lahat ng handaan na napuntahan ko, halos hindi na nawala ito, so you see, it is very easy to judge if the Crispy Pata that you're having stands out among the rest! My husband and our friend both loved eating Crispy Pata so much and the two of them said that this dish from Masingngo was cooked very well! Tamang-tama ang lutong at pagkakaluto para sa panlasa ng mga Pinoy!
You may also order some adobong kangkong and isdang tawilis as appetizers while waiting for the main dishes!
Our dining experience at the MASINGngo Restaurant was fun for the food is exceptional, the service is good, and the price is affordable!
Now you see, those are the faces of happy people with happy stomachs, hehe! Actually we can all say that, lahat ng pagkain nila, masarap! We stayed for another hour or two after eating dahil nabusog talaga kami and of course, nagkwentuhan na rin. We all have our personal favorites though so our top 3 dishes somehow differ from one another.
Overall, me and my husband were both highly satisfied with the food from this restaurant! It is perfect for a family gathering or for a group of friends!
Meanwhile, here is the score that I solely and personally give to MASINGngo Restaurant:
Will I be going back to MASINGngo again? Yes!
Can I recommend this restaurant to others? YES! Definitely!
P.S. Just so you know, if you go up to the 2nd floor, you will see this beautiful view!
ABOUT MASINGNGO RESTAURANT
Our Story Begins In The North
Masingngo means "delicious" in the Ibanag language of the Philippine Northern regions and this is what we felt after tasting Batil Patong and Longganisa for the first time at Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. We instantly knew that we just had share this opportunity and bring it down to the South for everyone to enjoy.
Now for the first time in history, the famous Batil Patong pancit and Longganisa Silog from Cagayan is available in Tagaytay City. Bringing Northern comfort food love to the South.
Founder of Astral Crystals.