Blogger Recognition Award

“To realize the importance of every second ,it should be pen down.” This is one of the lines that hit me from Life Memoirs Blog . I cannot tell you how excited I was when I received a nomination from her (for the very first time) for the blogger recognition award. 😀 This means so much to me and I feel appreciated and blessed to encounter some people who appreciate my hard work and passion that I put into this blog 🙂

My Blogging Journey

I started this lifestyle blog 2 years ago with a reason of *drumroll*  boredom. Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Baking Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 2 hours

Serving: 40

This is my first time baking cookies. I decided to make some just to  impress my loved ones last valentine’s day hehe.  I personally chose heart shaped cookie cutters because they looked cute!  If you have spare time of making these, you should try it!

Ingredients:

  1. 5 cups of all purpose flour
  2. 2 cups of refined sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 2 cups of softened butter
  5. 2 teaspoon of baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon of salt
  7. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Here’s a quick video overview of my first cookie-baking experience. Scroll down for complete step by step tutorial 🙂

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DIY Lush Sugar Lip Scrub

Winter has been bad this year. It makes my lips chapped and dry. I have this mannerism of peeling off my dry lips using my teeth or fingers. I’m tired of doing this everyday so I decided to make this Lush Sugar Lip Scrub.

Things You’ll Need:

Sugar

Olive Oil

Vanilla Extract

Food Coloring

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The ratio for all the ingredients (except for the food coloring) is 1:1:1. This tutorial is for vanilla flavored lip scrub. You can also try this with different flavors. Just replace the vanilla extract with your desired flavor.  You can also have variety of colors. In this tutorial, I used pink. Continue reading “DIY Lush Sugar Lip Scrub”

IMPRESSUM #1

Today is February 17, 2017, time check: 2:17am.

I decided to add this category Interview under the name “IMPRESSUM” in my blog to feature people I know, I have known or will know in the future. Since this blog is created solely to inspire other people, I thought that maybe sharing  other people’s stories would be a great medium to inspire others. I will have 10 questions for every people that I will feature.

  1. Describe a typical day for you.
  2. What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself & why?
  3. What’s in your bag?
  4. What’s your favorite book/movie/song of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
  5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
  6. What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you
  7. How would you spend a million dollars?
  8. What’s an ideal weekend for you?
  9. If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
  10. Finally, happiness is…

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 1 hour

Baking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 4 medium sized potatoes
  2. 1 cup of any kind of cheese (parmesan preferred)
  3. 1 cup of salted butter
  4. 1 tablespoon of flour
  5. 1 cup of milk
  6. 2 cloves of garlic
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon of salt
  9. chopped Parseley for garnish

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A Bittersweet Night in La la land

Disclaimer: Contains spoilers.  A quick review and some thoughts I had in mind while driving under the “city of stars”. lol. 😛

Love does not always win. Fast forward to 5 years after Mia (Emma Stone) & Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) where both of them achieved their goals while they long for each other. You’ll think that Mia had moved on since she has a kid with his new beau but we all have seen it in the last part of the movie in the bar where Mia and Sebastian gazed to each other with their lonely eyes. Mia chose to walk away and followed her beau. It seems that the two of them chose career over love and it led them to the right way. They’ve both achieved what they wanted in life but not in love. To be fair, they showed the “what could’ve been” parts if ever Mia and Seb got together. Continue reading “A Bittersweet Night in La la land”

Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak

Prep Time: 2 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  1. Rib Eye Steak
  2. 3 tablespoon of canola oil
  3. Salt and Pepper
  4. 4 Garlic Cloves (smashed)
  5. 3 sprigs of rosemary
  6. 3 sprigs of thyme
  7. 3 tablespoons of butter

How To Do It?

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Quick & Easy Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Servings: 12

Enjoy this red velvet cupcake with your love ones this Valentine’s day! It’s super quick and easy to make perfect for last minute gift ideas for your s.o. 🙂 Continue reading “Quick & Easy Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting”

5 Awesome Thrift Store Finds!

Old but gold.

I’ve been always a fan of thrift shops in my younger years. Some people are not fond of buying pre-owned items, but it’s just like what they say “old but gold”.  There are lots of goods you can find in your trip to a thrift shop. If you haven’t gone to any i suggest you to try it! Unlike what others (my mom) says that almost all of the things they sell are either dirty, not functioning well or owned from already dead people (which is creepy btw), this is NOT entirely true. I had some stuff from different thrift stores and they are all in good working condition. It depends on who is using it and what is the item in the first place. You’ll not gonna buy them if they’re wrecked anyway.

Here are five common good items that you can have! Continue reading “5 Awesome Thrift Store Finds!”

Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner Review By Physician’s Formula

Hi everyone! First of all, this is my first make up review as far as i remember so please bear  with me 😀 I’ll be honest, I bought this product because of its packaging. It looks cute and feminine. Instead of the usual plastic packaging, they used black hard cardboard which is sturdy by the way.

I also love the color shade which is nude pink. Personally, I always prefer to wear browns and nude shades for my daily make up and this collection got all the colors I wanted. It easily caught my attention when I was browsing the make up section in the drugstore. I got this for about 15$. The palette is available in two versions, Nude or Smoky. I got the Nude version because I want to include this on my daily make up collection. Continue reading “Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner Review By Physician’s Formula”

Trip to Ikea, Some Life Lessons & Current Room Set up

The Story:

I was a young student way back when my sister and I had to live alone in a condo. There was no one except us. I have to do the cleaning, maintaining the house, taking care of the bills, cooking and so much more. I did not find it hard for me because I am enjoying myself doing things on my own. (not to mention about having no curfews). One thing that I enjoyed the most is doing decoration in our own space. I get to decide which will go on this place and which will not. Although sometimes my sister nags me about this unusual addiction of hoarding stuff to design our space, it really made me feel contented and fulfilled. I’d rather buy furnitures than make up. I remember those times when I’m done at school, I always go to shops that sells affordable furnitures. Way back in my homeland, we have this huge market called Continue reading “Trip to Ikea, Some Life Lessons & Current Room Set up”

Show Us Your Pass! (Happy Canada 150)

Canada just turned 150 this 2017! This year, the government issues free passes to visit Canada’s most amazing destinations. This is one big step for promoting Canada’s tourism.

Along with my blog under the category “travel” , i showcased some of the most jaw dropping destinations that I have gone through. It’s not only the beautiful scenery that I can take photos with but it’s the historical sites that tells untold stories. It’s the people with  different culture  who gather together as a group and contributes to Canada’s cultural diversity.  Continue reading “Show Us Your Pass! (Happy Canada 150)”

Nip & Fab’s Dragon’s Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot Review

Dragons Blood is a sap found in the Croton Lechleri tree in the Amazon. It works to heal and protect skin from harsh toxins that we accumulate everyday. It also promotes skin healing, inhibiting inflammation, thus reducing skin’s redness and promotes skin cell regeneration. This serum is combined with 50% hyaluronic solution that gives a “plump” appearance to the skin. It claims to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles of the skin as well as giving your face a smooth, young looking appearance. Continue reading “Nip & Fab’s Dragon’s Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot Review”

All Good Things Are Wild & Free

Our “mini” hike began with a scenic trail leading to Johnston Canyon and Creek. (hiking tips and review for Johnston Canyon hike click here 🙂 ) It will take you approximately 20 minute s to stroll the lower falls and 45 minute stroll to the upper falls. Tall trees will welcome you as you go deeper into the mountain. A steel catwalk is placed and serves as a viewing platform and good for photo ops. For my whole adventure, just watch the video below. If you liked my compilation, don’t forget to subscribe 🙂