To all the girls (and guys) out there looking to invest in designer digs – this video is for you!
I started collecting bags and shoes when I had saved enough money and had a few bucks lying around to play with. I was in my mid-20s and I was hooked! I bought myself a lot of trendy pieces, and was dictated by gut feel – not exactly the smartest way to shop, I know!
Now that I have more responsibilities (and expenses lol) being a new wifey to my hubs, moving into a newly built home, and doing more adult stuff like grocery or plant shopping for the #Skypod lol- I’ve come to terms with handling my finances, setting my priorities straight and being more practical with my purchases.
So I thought I’d help out those of you thinking about splurging on a designer item today. I want you to be able to get the most use and most happiness out of your new purchase!
Instead of sharing which bags I love, I thought it would be useful to give your insight on what I regret buying instead! Hopefully, this saves you a buck or two and lets you put your money exactly in the right place (or shoe) enjoy!
Real Talk: Things I Regret Buying | Kryz Uy - YouTube
Moving into a newly built house means… EXPENSE! We are starting from scratch and moving into our first home ever, which means I needed to buy brand new EVERYTHING. It was especially challenging for me to choose which tools and appliances we needed for the kitchen since I didn’t know the first thing about cooking (“didn’t” being the operative word here. I can actually make dinner now- woot woot!)
If you’re a newbie in the kitchen like me, FEAR NOT! I’ve gotchuu! Today, I’ll be sharing a curated a list of kitchen ESSENTIALS that you should definitely invest in. After hours, days and even weeks of research, plus a few months of experience, this list is my ultimate guide to what you need to have in your kitchen.
Since I make smoothies and home-made spreads almost on a daily basis, it’s only right for this kitchen appliance to be on top of my list.
It’s not just your ordinary blender either– It’s like the superman of all blenders because it can LITERALLY blend anything! From smoothies, hot soups, fresh sauces – it can even grind roasted almonds and make it into a healthy nut butter – like what I showed on my recent Youtube video about What I Eat in a Day.
Investing in a good quality blender will actually keep your money’s worth and even save you a lot compared to buying a basic blender and then saying that you’ll upgrade it in the future – might as well spend it one-time big time now and use it for a lifetime.
You can purchase the one I’m using here or check out other Vitamix options here and here.
All-Clad Cookware Set
Being a newbie at the kitchen, I didn’t own any cookware at all and had to buy new ones for the new house. So, I decided to invest in good quality sets that would last me forever (Yes, may forever guys!) so I don’t end up spending more buy replacing mine every few years.
True, it’s much more expensive than the ones from Tefal or Cusinart, but after reading soooo many reviews, this set is quality at its finest. It’s what I use everyday and hope to use until I’m old and gray! Hey, that rhymes!
Purchase the exact cookware set I’m currently using here
I know right now, especially on social media, you get so tempted to buy plates from stores like H&M Home or just grab those ceramic plates with pretty patterns on them. And yes, I would’ve wanted one for myself and for our new house (because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want an instagrammable breakfast spread?) but, practicality got the better of me.
When I was searching for good quality plates and bowls, many moms actually recommended that I invest in the brand Corelle – and I’m really loving them so far. In fact, I use them every day, because they’re surprisingly light – so when you’re washing it, it’s so easy and when you put it into a dishwasher, it is less prone to breakage.
I use the ones in plain white so if you’re entertaining people or hosting a themed dinner, you can dress it up with your placemat, menu card, or different colored utensils- as opposed to having floral or mix-matched plates which tend to go out of style very quickly.
This also goes into my list because it’s literally LIFE. Okay, pushing it, but you get what I mean 😛 I like how it’s air tight, so you’re really sure that your food is preserved and kept fresh properly. They are especially good for meal prepping because you can use them to store, freeze or even heat (yes, I use them as a Pyrex replacement too)! I like to add labels and mark what day I made the dish, so I know what to consume first. It’ll also last you longer than plastic containers, which could get stained or foggy over a period of time.
Shop these at Amazon here or get them at a much cheaper price here or here.
I like the ones that come with a lid because I can store my smoothies and not worry about spilling. It’s great to store sauces, drinks, or even cereals, coffee beans, oats and the like! Best pat? They’re oh so cute, and can double as kitchen décor!
A lot of people were asking me about my faucet and wondering why I bought it all the way from Amazon in the US. Well, let me tell you I do not regret it one bit! I was looking for a gold or brass fixture that would match my kitchen aesthetic, and there weren’t much options here in the Philippines. I found mine from Delta and it turned out to be more than just pretty. It’s an automatic sink that you can just tap with your hand (or your elbow or whatever body part you like) while you’re cooking to turn it on and off. So while your hands are wet from handling raw meat or sauces, you won’t get the faucet all messy too! It’s more hygienic and definitely a cool item you can show your guests!
People tend to think that it’s unnecessary to invest on a dishwasher (especially here in the Philippines) because you can just hand wash everything. It’s common belief that it’s much more economical- but in actuality, it’s not! You actually waste more water, dishwashing soap and time if you were to wash dishes manually.
Let’s say I’m hosting a party at my house for at least 15 people- complete with aperitifs, wine and dessert. Just imagine how much time I would need after they leave to clean up and wash all those utensils, plates, spoons, forks, glasses etc! I’d need an hour just to finish!
With a dishwasher though, all I’d need was to dump everything in, turn it on, and spend that same hour doing other chores! PLUS, it’s also more sanitary because it also disinfects the plates with heat after the wash!
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What better way to solve a fashion crisis than call upon the designated fashion experts of your own squad?
My most recent trip to Singapore reunited 2/3 of the Trio. Plus, I got Lau to join me in this special episode! Listen to our honest take on the latest fashion trends and fashion mood pegs!
If you ever find yourself boggled down with which fashion to follow, you can always turn to someone for help. There’s really no need to be shy around asking- after all, it’s feeling and looking confidently comfortable that makes you fashionably attractive.
Fashion Trends YAY or NAY | Kryz and Laureen Uy - YouTube
We’re at the stage where most of our friends are getting happily hitched. As an amazing girl friend you probably have been part of a few bachelorette parties to date. Yaaay!
Here’s the deal… while most people just swing it and go, I realized that there are actually more preparations to it than just planning what to wear. Bachelorette parties can go a little too crazy and intense – especially that you hang out with your extra super fun besties.
There are so many surprises as the party unfolds and so it’s a great advantage to keep your girl scout mode on. The last thing you’ll ever want is waking up on the wedding day seeing your accumulated stress and deep-seated insecurities popping in your face and body.
My personal favorite on this survival kit is Belo AcnePro Pimple Gel. I recently learned about it and I am now definitely using it as my go-to treatment for unwanted pimples. It’s easy to use and super affordable. It’s available at the nearest drugstores and supermarkets and you can even order it online! #StopThatSpot #BeloAcneProPimpleGel
Here are other products mentioned:
1. Belo Acne Pro Pimple Gel 10g for Php169.75 SRP:
It’s part 2 of my “Last Trip as a Miss” and we pick things up with the promised food vlog. Yay!
When in Singapore, it’s almost a crime to miss their authentic cuisine! So… Lissa and I spent an amazing time looking for the most sought out food in the city and filming this special Mukbang for Y’all!
Hang out with us as we share the meal and the laughter while answering your hottest questions! Any time with Lissa is just Kryzzzie delightful!
For those who missed part 1, I’m adding the link below. I’ll add a link to Lissa’s channel too!
Last Trip as a Miss – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URzGhr_L_Po
Lissa Kahayon YT Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCmIvImRhj2r0Us6YLoPBLA
Singaporean Hawker Mukbang with Lissa | Kryz Uy - YouTube
So much has happened since I last got to sit down and chat with you. I’ve gotten married (twice!), I’ve started to live with a boy (eww), and I’m struggling to find some sort of normalcy in these crazy past few weeks- I don’t even know where to begin! I’ll save the update for a future video, cause it’s gonna be a long one. For now, help me get my groove back with a bit of the familiar. Here’s a round up of my top 10 picks for the month of February. Enjoy!
1. Wedding rings from JMA Jewelry
Visit them at EDSA Shangrila Hotel, Manila