Sunday, June 26, 2016

Landers Superstore Balintawak

Yesterday I was finally able to check out the newly opened Landers Superstore in Balintawak! They had a grand opening just last Wedesday, June 22, and I expected a huge crowd since this was their first weekend. I wasn't able to take shots of the facade, just a couple of shots of the stuff I found interesting because my sisters weren't able to go and they asked me to do so. Then when my friends found out that I went, they asked me how my experience was and so I kept on sending photos to them. I realized why not just make a blog post for it so I can also share them with YOU! :D

Landers Superstore is having an ongoing membership promo: 20% off (P640 instead of P800) until September 15, 2016. As for the layout of Lander's Superstore, I find it very similar to S&R Congressional, wherein upon entering the appliances are to your right, then the cleaning materials at the back of the store. To your left are the food shelves, then toiletries in front. They also have a dedicated area for fresh produce. Their many checkout counters are fast-moving, hence no long line. It's at their food hall that has a long line, so we weren't able to try the food for now. (There's always a next time!) Their parking is quite small, we arrived around 11AM or so, and the front parking was almost full. No basement parking either.

If you want a very detailed look inside Landers Superstore, you can check out Mari's post. So here are the stuff I found interesting, AKA things I didn't see in S&R (since we go there too frequently).

Mercer's Wine Ice Cream (P349.75)

So for my first and most interesting find of the day: Mercer's Wine Ice Cream! :D This was actually why I started taking pictures in the first place, since my sister asked me what flavors were available. There's Chocolate Cabernet, Cherry Merlot, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Peach White Zinfandel, Riesling, and Strawberry Sparkling. We ended up getting Strawberry Sparkling and it's SOO GOOD! It's creamy without any bitter aftertaste, but it makes you feel warm and happy at the same time. Also, it contains 5% alcohol. It's not an everyday treat, but it's an indulgence worth trying.

Double Rainbow Soy Cream Mint Chip looks good! They carry a lot of imported brands such as Cadbury (!!!) and also local ones such as Magnolia.
Frozen fruits

Marie Morin Chocolate Mousse and Salted Caramel Cheesecake (P349.75)

All kinds of biscuits & coffee!
Nescafé Café con Leche (P269.75)

Clipper Drinking Chocolate (P285.75)
Tea time!
President's Choice
Altoids Peppermint Tin (P99.75)

Super steal because this one costs around P200 at Candy Corner. Buy it!!!
Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Jelly Beans

Cute idea but I'm so freaked out about yucky flavors such as Stinky Socks, Rotten Eggs, Vomit, etc... :/

Tic Tac Minions (P121.75)

I remembered my friend Jat when I saw these. Hello, Jat! :D
Popcornopolis Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn
Spice rack more exciting than S&R's - many I've seen for the first time here!
President's Choice Souvenirs of Szechwan Satay Sauce (P199.75)

I still believe Panda bought this because of its packaging. Hoho!
Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix & Frosting! SO CUTE! :')

Nutella (P1,149.75)

I've seen huge jars of Nutella but I wasn't prepared with seeing this huge PAIL of Nutella. Of course you'd only buy this if you're running a food business. Right? Yeah right. :D

Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter (P349.75)

OMG to this huge 2kg jar of peanut butter goodness at the price no one can beat! :O 
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (P199)

At the most affordable price! They also come in different sizes. :D

I like how the aisles and walkways are wide. It's more pleasant and fun to shop this way.
Hello, expensive lobsters @ P2,000/kg!

Not to be missed is the toiletries section!
Mickey Mouse & Hello Kitty Band-Aids! SO CUTE! Wound me now. LOLOL JK
Kirkland Signature Tencel Baby Wipes (P199.75)

To my friend who always has a huge pack of baby wipes in her bag: Tiff! :D

I spy skincare from Bioré and Pond's! I'm not familiar with Bioré's pricing in the malls, so I'm not really sure if it's cheaper here. 

Napkins and tampons I keep seeing on US magazines are now here as well. Then I realized again how pricey tampons are so just switch to a menstrual cup instead. :P

The people behind Aveeno must be really good friends with Landers. They have an entire shelf here dedicated to the brand! :D I spotted the same sulfate-free Aveeno shampoo I bought from Fisher Mall for P410. Here, it's only P300! -_-

Roast Whole Chicken (P209.75)

Of course they had to sell good ol' roasted chicken, too! :D

We weren't able to try the food because of the long line, but we will come back for it! :D

Landers Superstore

Address: 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City
Facebook: Landers Superstore

Have you been to Landers Superstore? :D


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Purrfect day at Pink Parlour (OPI Manicure + Brazilian Wax + Boudoir Lotions)

The cutie pink kitties at Pink Parlour wanted me to have a grand afternoon yesterday! This is one thing I love about my fun (yet fleeting) student life - language school in the morning and stress-free afternoons! My choir mate mentioned that I seemed happier, the staff at Pink Parlour said I've finally gained weight (in a good way, since she's a witness of my super skinny state around 2 years ago). :D

I dropped by their SM North EDSA The Block branch once more for some me-time. This is my go-to place for Brazilian wax because they get the job done in 15 minutes! :o

My cuticles were so dry because of doing the laundry so I had an OPI Manicure done, which included shape, cuticle groom, and paint.

I usually pick red, but decided I wanted a nude look this time. Who am I kidding? In the end, I chose the mysteriously beautiful shade Kermit Me To Speak, a duochrome shade! I can't pinpoint the exact color of this, sometimes it looks like gold, rose gold, olive, pink, and purple foil at different angles. It's so pretty and I'm skipping my laundry because of this. Haha :D

As usual, I had another Brazilian Wax done. I've honestly lost count how many times I've had this done already. The last one I had was 10 weeks ago so regrowth was sparse. The procedure was almost painless, and we were really done in around 15 minutes or a few seconds less. AMAZING.

My skin isn't the most sensitive, so I used to just skip the aftercare products. I wouldn't wet the area for 4 hours, no hot baths, and I'd  exfoliate after 3 days. But still, ingrown bumps happen. :/ 

Yesterday, I was introduced to Pink Parlour Boudoir products AKA something I should've used ages ago to prevent all the ingrowns that have come and gone. These lotions are made to care for your skin after waxing. They are Australian made and aren't tested on animals.

On a side note, Kitty always has a different look every time I drop by. I'm loving her classy makeunder. She used to have tons of clips, then a tiara, then this giant bow. You can check my previous Pink Parlour posts here. ;)

Pink Parlour Boudoir Smooth Bump Freedom Lotion (P950)

The Smooth Bump Freedom Lotion eases the discomfort of waxing and most importantly - retards hair growth! It's gentle, lightweight, and unscented. It contains macadamia and jojoba seed oils to moisturize the skin. It can be used on the legs, chest, and back, too! Use 1 day after waxing, and daily for 2 weeks.

Pink Parlour Boudoir Soothe Calm Protect Lotion (P750)

Calm Protect Lotion is the one they use on me after waxing to remove sticky wax residue and also to soothe and reduce redness. It's so gentle and it never stings. It contains a high amount of macadamia seed oil to moisturize and tea tree leaf oil, which comes third on the ingredients list. Tea tree oil is antimicrobial, so it fights ingrown hair and inhibits the formation of pustules. This lotion is fragrance-free, but it does have the naturally strong scent of tea tree oil similar to the scent of The Body Shop's tea tree skincare range. The Calm Protect Lotion is very versatile, as you can also use it as a manicure and pedicure treatment, and to soothe itchiness brought about by skin irritations and insect bites (something I am in dire need of right now). You can use this twice daily together with the Bump Freedom Lotion.

I tried the Calm Protect Lotion just now on 2 fresh and itchy mosquito bites, and IT WORKS! No more itchiness. ♥

Tip: Save P200 when you get both lotions. No more bumps and ingrown hair! :D


I also got to meet fabulous Niño of Pink Parlour for the first time, after countless emails for over 3 years already. I'm so happy! Thank you for the fun and chill afternoon. :D
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Have YOU tried getting a Brazilian wax? If you haven't yet, try it at least once in your life. It will make you feel so clean and free. No kidding!


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