I love shoes. I'm not really particular about the brand... as long as it looks good and feels good, I'll wear it.
Are you familiar with Heatwave shoes? Heatwave is a Singaporean brand which recently made it to Philippine shores. Heatwave is known in Singapore for being both stylish and comfortable. These can be worn the entire day. You can walk, stand, and maybe even dance in these shoes. They're so lightweight that I thought I was holding an empty box when I brought a pair home.
There are a wide variety of styles available from heels to flats. They have bags too. I find their bags very Michael Kors-ish.
If I weren't so scared of tripping over myself in stiletto heels I would totally get this.
One of my favorite restaurants is definitely Wee Nam Kee. When Wee Nam Kee Glorietta was still open (boo it closed recently!), I would go there a lot for solitary lunches. I would order my favorite Wee Nam Kee Personal Set and just have a nice, quiet, and satisfying lunch all by myself. One such day I went and found Wee Nam Kee Glorietta closed. I was really rattled. I didn't know where to eat. I walked around like a zombie until I settled for some random burger joint. Not a good day for me. lol.
Wee Nam Kee in Greenhills Promenade
Anyhow, the closest Wee Nam Kee branch to me is actually the one in Greenhills Promenade, so that was where we went to when we were invited to try Wee Nam Kee's latest offerings. I scheduled it on a Sunday, in time for our helper's day off. So yeah, it was a family lunch.
Bak Kut Teh (P320)
First dish we tried was the Bak Kut Teh, a classic Singaporean soup consisting of pork ribs, mushrooms, tofu, and garlic all simmered in a deeply flavorful broth. My dad loved Bak Kut Teh. Whenever we would vacation in Singapore, we always had to have a meal or two devoted to Bak Kut Teh specialty places. Wee Nam Kee's Bak Kut Teh is peppery yet smooth and really quite comforting. I liked it! It's how Bak Kut Teh's supposed to be done.
Singaporean Beef Noodles (P225)
Next up was Singaporean Beef Noodles. Tender seasoned beef brisket chunks, straw mushrooms, and Taiwan pechay top a bed of boiled Hong Kong noodles. This is served with soup on the side. The beef pieces are really soft, juicy, and tasty. This is best eaten with the piping hot soup.
So anyway... I got wind of this brand FINALLY reaching our shores some time ago but I had to keep it under wraps. LUX is a brand I usually buy when I go to neighboring Asian countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. I love LUX and I've always wished that the brand would be sold here.
LUX Magical Sell Body Wash and LUX Magical Spell Soap
Finally, here it is... wish granted! Today is the day I can finally share that LUX, a brand I've always loved, is in the Philippines! For now we have the body wash and the soap bar in four (4) fabulous variants (Magical Spell, Soft Touch, White Impress, and Love Forever), but I'm still hoping their hair care line makes it to our shores eventually.
I got a sneak preview of the LUX Magical Spell Soap and Body Wash over the weekend. Magical Spell has a fruity floral fragrance that's derived from Black Orchids and Juniper Oil. Each LUX variant has been especially crafted by perfume experts in New York, Paris, and London. LUX Magical Spell in particular was created by New York-based Master Perfumer Nicole Mancini. Aside from Black Orchid and Juniper Oil, she also combined essences of peach, musk, patchouli, vanilla, red currant, jasmine, and a lot more to come up with this bold and unique scent. LUX bath products can perfume the skin with up to 8 ours of lasting fragrance.