Tony Moly ‘s Panda’s Dream Eye Patch Review

 

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Description:

  • 2 sheets in one package
  • The under eye patch is designed to vitalize the skin around eyes that appear dark and dull due to various elements.
  • Tear open and apply to the eyes area, Leave on for 10 ~ 20 minutes and the remove.

 

 

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As cute as the packaging and eye patches are…. ¬†I used this product several times and honestly do not see or feel a difference ūüė¶ ¬†Besides the fact that my eyes feel rested and refreshed….that’s it!

I would like to think my eye circles as black as most people  Рso maybe that could be a factor too! LOL.

But there you have it folks! ūüėõ

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Tony Moly: Floria Nutra – Energy Mask Sheet With Argan Oil Review

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Tony Moly’s ¬†Floria Nutra – Energy Mask Sheet With Argan Oil

I was trying to find some “official” description and method of using, but…I couldn’t find this on the web. ¬†Strange!

Also, just to note, I have been getting tons of this mask as a sample gift for purchasing stuff at Tony Moly, so no idea how much it costs.

The mask is pretty good. ¬†The sheet fit around my face perfectly, and I left it on for 20 minutes. ¬†Usually, I do put it longer but decided to take it off a bit earlier as I was dead tired and ready for bed. ¬†The mask was soaked in tons of serum and goodies and was totally dripping down my neck. ¬†After removal, there was still a thin layer of goo. ¬†My face also seemed “lighter” in color and “firmer”, which lasted for about the next morning¬†and thats it. ¬†Went to sleep and woke up with nice soft skin.

Not sure if I would purposely purchase this mask, as I still think My Diary Masks seem to do more justice for me.

 

 

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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe –

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Original Recipe makes 1 8 – inch round cake
Original Recipe from All Recipes (changed a bit based on reviews I studied)
Whipped Cream Recipe originally from Food Network (changed a bit as well)

Shortcake Biscuit:

  • 3 pints fresh strawberries
    Lemon zest to your liking
    1/2 cup white sugar for strawberries
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 cup white sugar for flour mixture
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup shortening
    1/2 cup butter
    1 egg (with a few drops of vanilla extract)
    2/3 cup milk

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon rum

 

Shortcake Directions:

  1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar and lemon zest (from 1/2 lemon). Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 1/4 cup of white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg (with vanilla extract) and milk. Stir until just combined.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.
  5. Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.  You can also garnish it with lemon zest to make it look more summery!

 

Whipped Cream Directions:

  1. Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and add the whipping cream and table spoon of rum.
  3. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Store any unused portion in an airtight container for up to 10 hours. When ready to use, rewhisk for 10 to 15 seconds.

A friend of ours¬†had her husband’s 30th birthday recently this past weekend and my wonderful husband had volunteered me to make a cake. ¬†Turns out the birthday boy’s favorite is strawberry shortcake! ¬†I never ever ate a traditional one before. ¬†So I was freaking out and researching for recipes up and down. ¬†I would say this recipe was pretty successful after changing a few things based on other reviews I read and compared. ¬†I think next time I would definitely make a bit more whipping cream as I felt it could use more sandwiched between the cake. ¬†It was a pretty successful one apparently (not sure if the crowd was trying to be polite) but my husband liked it too! ¬†Next time, I’m going to try the other version of spongecake and strawberries. ¬†Apparently there are two types! ¬†ūüôā

DUP’s Eyelashes Fixer Ex Review – A quick fixer upper for false lashes about to come off!

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Don’t you just hate it when the ends of your false lashes are coming off ? ¬†And you really do not want to take off the whole thing and re -glue it? ¬†Especially when you are out in public and no where close to going home? ¬†Here is a quick solution ! ¬†Thank you DUP for making the “Eyelashes Fixer Ex” !


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Thin tip for easy application to those darn ends that come off !

 

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You can also get this in regular white

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And also in clear!

 

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You can buy this easily on Amazon (click)

I personally don’t recommend this for a regular glue because it is quite strong for my eyes. ¬†I just like to use it occasionally to save me from having people looking at me funny – LOL ¬†(“mommy – why is that girls eyelashes coming off??!!” )

For my favorite eyelash glue Рread my old post on KOJI Fix Eyelash Glue

PS.  This product is made in Japan

Koreana BBQ (Coquitlam)…NAY!

Koreana BBQ & Shabu Shabu Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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Okay – I most likely won’t ever come here again – as the portions were quite small, and the “cooked” foods were just UNEDIBLE. ¬†I usually go to Insadong BBQ Restaurant on North Road but thought to check out Koreana, since it has been here for a long time…actually I believe, since the beginnings of Henderson Place Mall.

The server spoke little english but was quite nice. ¬†There were many korean customers and the place was quite crowded for a weekday lunchtime. ¬†We ordered a combo for 4 people and a side Udon. ¬†The raw meats were in small portions versus Insadong and the price were almost the same. ¬†@@ ¬†The udon seemed… ¬†like a teenager maybe whipped it up after realizing mom wasn’t home to cook? ¬†-_-” ¬†Then the fried pork and gyoza were over cooked, and way too much batter. ¬†The side dishes were mediocre and they also noted refill of side dishes are not FREE which it normally is. ¬†-_-”

So there ya have it. ¬†Won’t be back as the price & portion & taste just aren’t all there!

Hair style of the weekend!

 

 

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1. Tie a pony tail – high or low.

 

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2.  Divide pony tail into two and and make two braids.

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Two braids!

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3.  Twist one braid counterclock wise Рand bobby pin it to stay

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4.  Twist other braid clockwise -and bobby pin it to stay

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Frizzy?  Hairs sticking out?

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Kinda looks cool with the end sticking out like that.

 

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Or if not – then pin it in or hairspray it down!

This look was inspired by a recent Sephora video I saw ¬†– but I didn’t have any texturing products on hand, so tried it without any product but finishing hairspray! ¬†Pretty easy! ūüėÄ

Copa Cafe (Coquitlam/Vancouver)…YAY!

Copa Cafe ťęėśüŹť§źŚĽ≥ on Urbanspoon

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It’s hard to find chinese breakfast places but luckily, Copa has the traditional hong kong style breakfast! ¬† Wheeee! They also switch into the classic hong kong mini lunch sets and also have happy hour in the afternoon. ¬†I’m not sure about dinner as I have never been, but noticed they have dinner menu and set selections (looks a bit pricy!)

Lunch is pretty good although I prefer Deer Garden….this place has a lot of variety of different lunch sets! ¬†Drinks are a hit and miss…sometimes really good..sometimes not so great…STRANGE!

Okay – but I must admit that the breakfast is more on the oily side – so just be careful about that. ¬†Some people have weaker stomachs, and you may get the runs. ¬†Especially if you aren’t use to a heavier breakfast?

Service is fast and depending on what staff you get Рthey are friendly and helpful.  Managers are always pretty nice!

Final verdict? ¬†will be back ! ūüôā ¬†Breakfast/Lunch!

Splashed: Buttered Tofu & Mushrooms with Truffle Salt

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Okay ! ¬†I called this a “splashed!” dish because I seriously was just splashing stuff together! ¬†So I’m not going to give measurements as I seriously just did a splash of everything mixed together and just let it braise in a shallow pan.

Before doing anything braising – melt butter and fry the mushrooms!

Then…bring to a boil:

  • splash of water
  • splash of soy sauce
  • splash of shao xing wine
  • a tablespoon¬†of butter
  • splash of sugar

put tofu in and braise until almost all the liquid is soaked up.  I also bought these cool tofu puffs with mushrooms inside, threw those in too.  (my husband loves mushrooms!)

After I plated it, i sprinkled some truffle salt – which is kinda a weird union right? ¬†Truffle salts is like a “western” / “european” thing. ¬†But surprisingly – it was amazing. ¬†Really made the tofu POP!

Anyways – if you are reading this, you might want to slowly add all the “splashes” according to your taste!

Bare Minerals Blush

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Introducing my current blush!~ I love to use pink types of blush. Makes me feel young – LOL!

http://www.bareescentuals.com
Brand:  Bare Minerals

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Color: The Faux Pas

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Description: blushing pink

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Cost:  $22


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“BareMinerals READYTM¬†Blush enhances cheeks with alluring, stay-true buildable color. Powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM¬†Complex with antioxidants and cold-pressed camellia oil, this silky long-wearing formula delivers softer, smoother skin. Solid mineral color lasts for up to 8 hours.”

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BLUSH. ¬†I don’t use the little brush that comes with it since I have the blush brush from a kit that I previously bought. ¬†

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Tapered Blush Brush ($15)

Just like it’s foundation powder, the blush really lasts me the whole day. ¬†This color is perfect for my everyday look. ¬†It’s really perfect if you just want to have that blushing look for any season (especially when the sun is out). ¬†Totally recommend this color for any skintone. ¬†I wouldn’t use this for night parties or dinners as I like to go for a more dramatic and darker pink or bronzer. ¬†

PS. ¬†Forgive me – lol. ¬†I ‘m wearing “old lady” pajamas. ¬†I have a habit of doing my makeup first then changing into my day clothes. ¬†:p