Sunday, April 5, 2015

White Kidney Bean Soup

Hello Beautiful!

Going to share one of my favourite soup recipes.


+White Kidney Beans
+Spring Onion
+Vegetable Broth
+Black Pepper

Start with browning the onions in oil. Pour in the broth, potatoes, and carrots. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked. Add the kidney beans, dill, parsley, and milk. Bring to a boil then add a sprinkle of black pepper and top off with spring onions.

Hope you enjoy trying this recipe!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Hello Beauties!

It has been a while since I updated everyone on all of the new products that I have been sampling. This is one of the newest products from Shiseido. It basically acts as a super serum containing Bulgarian rose water. I find the consistency similar to Shiseido's Total Brightening Serum. Does it really make a difference compared to other products I have used? Well, similar to other Shiseido products, I can not help but smell the underlying alcohol content and perfume scent. Personally, it does nothing special to my skin. Fast absorbing and non-sticky. 

Some people may not like the smell of roses left on the skin or the price. A 50ml bottle retails for $115. I use a pump of this serum in the morning and evening and the bottle is already a third empty after about a month's use. So expect to run out of this product after 3 months. It does have a beautiful glass bottle packaging doesn't it?

Overall impression, nice packaging but not worth the price.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Spicy Miso Udon Noodle Soup

Beauty is not all about what you wear on your skin but also about your health. So as an addition to my beauty blog this year I am sharing with all of my readers what I have been trying out in the kitchen!

The results of my spicy miso udon noodle soup! Some key ingredients include Mirin, Miso Paste, Wakame (dried seaweed), and Katsuobushi (dried tuna flakes).

I hope you all enjoy reading my posts in the new year!

MaskerAide Pre Party Prep Mask

Another mask courtesy of Obsessed Canada! Compared to my previous review on the Weather Warrior mask, the Pre Party Prep mask is less thick and the serum is more translucent. How do the two compare? Well both masks are very low in scent, which I like. The Pre Party Prep mask is more watery than the Weather Warrior mask but in terms of hydration I find the Weather Warrior mask to be more effective. This mask is less heavy on the skin and I like how it absorbs nicely onto my skin. No greasy or sticky residue afterwards, which is a plus. 

If you are living in a place with really dry winter months you can appreciate using these masks to provide extra hydration to the skin. I like to use masks after cleansing and toning during the night so my skin can reap the benefits overnight.

Give them a try and tell me how they work for you!

Thanks again for reading!

Bare English & Co. Lip Balms

Hello Beauties! A few weeks ago I received the new 'Tinted Cherry Kiss' lip balm from a Canadian company based in Toronto called Bare English. I really like their tea infused lip balm and bought the 'Fresh Grapefruit' and 'Vanilla Coconut' balms. Most of their balms are not tinted except for this cherry flavour one and it is a nice shade on my lips. They have several other nice flavours to try like 'Juicy Peach' or 'Cucumber Melon'. 

I love how these balms are made of natural ingredients and the packaging is clean and simple. The balms do not have a waxy feel on my lips, which is nice. But I need to apply this more often as it quickly wears out so I can quickly run out of balm within a month or two since the winter months here are so dry. 

The grapefruit balm smells just like the fruit itself. The scent is similar to Burt's Bees' grapefruit lip balm, but I prefer the softer texture from Bare English. The cherry balm reminds me of cough drops but after a while I get used to it and I like the reddish tint. So overall a nice product. I bought two balms for $5 so I can't complain. Give it a try!

Thank you for reading!