And it's my first BB Cream review for 2014! This is actually my 22nd BB Cream review and just like the last one, it's from Maybelline.
Presenting Maybelline Clear Smooth BB White SPF 50 PA+++ in Natural. There is a lighter shade called Fresh but this was what was sent to me.
Upon first glance it came across as a nice flesh tone, not too light and not to dark.
It was surprisingly easy to blend, not at all sticky or overly thick.
This is my before and after photo, I actually felt that it made my face just a tiny bit darker than normal. It's very dewy if you notice, my skin already has a sheen to it right after application. I wonder how the lighter shade would look on me. From the before and after shot all I applied were BB Cream, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick.
Last December I had lunch with the Meralco folks at Mamou Rockwell, also known as Mamou Too. It wasn't my first time at Mamou because I've eaten at Mamou Serendra with hubby a couple of times in the past. Problem is, I wasn't able to blog about those experiences. Our first meal at Mamou was memorable because Mamou's owner Malou Fores (whose nickname is Mamou) was there and I don't know how it happened that she personally took our order. Hubby and I wanted to order her much-talked-about steak but hubby doesn't eat butter and so she told us she would custom-cook one for us without butter. She would use olive oil instead. I remember that steak costing a lot a few years ago but wow, what a steak it was. It was simple -- seasoned with salt, and perfectly cooked, I think there was nothing left on the plate afterwards.
Anyhow it was my first time at Mamou Rockwell. It's definitely more spacious than the one in Serendra.
I liked the interiors too.
We were served complimentary bread with butter as we browsed through the menu.
I ordered Dalandan Mint Shake (P175, pictured above) because it sounded like a light drink that won't make me fat. Almost everyone on the table followed suit. I enjoyed the fruity-tart-sweet-minty taste. It certainly left me feeling refreshed.
We had Healdsburg's Harvest (P325, pictured above). Seasonal greens are tossed with sweet tomatoes, glazed pecans, dried cranberries, cranberry Stilton cheese, and berry vinaigrette. Hubby and I had this exact same salad in Serendra. This is how I like my salad -- fruity, with cheese and nuts, and vinaigrette dressing. Love it!