Sunday, May 13, 2012

Asian Cajun

Took my mom out for dinner for Mother's Day. A new seafood spot opened up and I knew I must take my mom there. She loves seafood and so do I, and ever since I had crawfish I fell in love!

It was an Asian owned restaurant with a southern feel to it. Service was on point and the spices were amazing. After 3 pounds of crawfish, clams and fries with unlimited soda for $2... we were utterly stuffed.

Extremely satisfied. Barely anyone seem to know about this place and they're not getting the attention that's desired. I hope they don't close down...

If you're in the area--

Boat House Restaurant
4807 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Losing It

I've been eating fairly light for the pass month and lost 6 pounds! Yea I'm liking the progress but I need put my game on since it'll just get harder.

One of the lunches I had lately. Didn't realize that there was no meat involved but I still love it. There's something about vegetables and spicy hot food that just makes me not mind having meat or not... and no I am not turning vegan or even thought about it.

Brown rice, spicy Korean tofu, sautéed mushrooms and cabbage. Satisfying healthy meal it is!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Beauty Products of 2011

I have been slacking off in the blogging world just because work is getting the best of me and I just recently started to attend class again. I wish life would be a lot simpler and I can just blog away. But, that's not the case since we have to work and socialize and give time to family and friends. So now, it seems like blogging would be my last resort when I actually have free time.

I want to talk about the products I have been using in the last year (and still do now) and how much I've been treasuring them. They might be products that I faved in 2010 but that just means that it's a HG product for me.

Shiseido - Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF55

One of my all-time favorite sunscreen. I still use it and am already on my second. I like how the texture of the product evens out my skin tone and even whitens it. With an SPF of 55, I believe it's good enough to block the sun rays. It's non-oily and doesn't have that sunscreen scent to it, nor does it leave your face sticky and blotchy. Even though it's winter here in NYC, I use this product all year round.

NYX - Eyeshadow in Taupe

Since I started working at a new place full-time, I needed a go-to routine each morning. I'm not the type that puts on different colors of shadows because I don't want to put the time into it. I've been relying on NYX's taupe e/s because it's a neutral color and I can just sweep it across my eyelid and I'm not. My eyes are darker than the rest of my face so I need to apply a color over it so it doesn't look too "sunken in." Plus, NYX's taupe is a matte color which means it's absolutely appropriate for my work setting.

MAC - Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe

When I first used this, I absolutely fell in love with it. The color was suitable for me and the texture was just perfect. It wasn't too creamy so not a lot of product ended up on my brows but it was creamy enough to have the right amount go on. I'm still on my first pencil and already purchased 2 more. I use this every single day and it defines my brows just the way I want it.

Innisfree - Lavender Moisture Sleeping Mask
A purchase from which I didn't regret. I was skeptical because it's from a foreign country but I was so curious as to how the product would turn out. I found out that there was a form of mask in which you can sleep with and that totally intrigued me. I ended up choosing this because it was from a Korean brand. The product feels like it was make 90% of water because I can see the droplets after applying it on my face. It is so refreshing and keeps my face hydrated throughout the night. Definitely a good investment.

Amazing Cosmetics - Amazing Concealer

I am in love with this concealer. It works so well for dark circles around the eyes. I usually get the To-Go size, it's much smaller but the hole is much small enough so when you dispense the product out it's just the right amount. The last thing I need is to be wasting expensive concealer like this.

There you have it, my faves of 2011. Not much because I didn't have the chance to try out a lot of products and when I do, I usually don't end up liking them. I try to find the more practical products that I tend to use often, which usually includes skincare or face products. Currently, I'm testing out the AmorePacific brand and hopefully that'll work out since my skin has been acting up lately.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Birchbox 012012

I finally cancelled my Birchbox subscription, so this month's is my last month with Birchbox. I'm actually surprise at the products I received because I can actually see myself using these. But I told myself, it was either Birchbox or MyGlam and the latter had proven to be better.

VMV Hypoallergenics - Re-Everything: Face-Hand-Body Lotion

Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy

LARABAR - Mini Bar

ORIGINS - Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
I find it weird that Birchbox always add something edible in their box... in a way I wish they didn't  because I always saw Birchbox as a beauty box and adding something edible just took away the point of beauty products.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Birchbox 122011 - INFINITE

First off, Happy late late 2012 everyone! I'm definitely feeling good about this year, gonna surely be a great year =D

Now, moving on to December's Birchbox. I know it's been like a month already but December we insanely hectic with the year coming to an end and all the crazy dinners and hangouts.

So, with no further a-do...

The last Birchbox of the year, I was hoping it would throw me off my seats.

Atelier Cologne - Ambre Nue
The scent was really strong. To me, it would suit an elderly person a lot more. I'm in my 20s and it makes me feel old with just smelling this. It's a rich and deep scent of amber which I'm not too fond of.

Benefit Cosmetics - The POREfessional
I have yet to try this out but I'm really looking forward to it. I never tried any primer before and I have ginormous pores so I'm hoping this will end up being a good product.

Jouer - Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink
I like cute and small this gloss is, I also like the name that was given for the color. Lastly, I really do like the color. Just one application of this gloss gives you a tinted pink rosy color on the lips, plus if you want it deeper you can always reapply it in layers.

Olie Biologique - 004 Huile Moderne
I wasn't so impress with this product because I really don't need any oils on my body... any where on my body at all. I have an oily face and my hair gets oily throughout the day, and I don't feel 100% comfortable applying oils to my body unless it's more spa/massage purposes. So, I felt this sample was a total waste for me.

ShowStoppers - Designer Fashion Tape
Definitely thought this was a odd product to include to the pack but I'm sure it would come in handy in the future.

EBOOST - Orange Natural Energy Booster
Personally, I don't believe in energy boosters. This little packet is still sitting on my table, quite hesitant to try. Maybe I'll give it to my boyfriend and see what he feels of it... haha

Overall, I was disappointed once again with Birchbox. I think I'll most likely cancel my subscription to Birchbox because they fail to deliver items that would be useful to/for me. I'll give it one last month and that will help me confirm my thoughts on Birchbox.


Now, onto something totally off topic. I've been going a bit crazy for this Korean male group, they are definitely younger than me but hey... they have good music and there's this one guy in there that's just really good looking. Sorry boyfriend! - I still love you <3

The group, that just recently debuted in 2010 and got on the top list of the Korean charts - INFINITE.
A 7-member male group. They remind me a lot of Shinhwa, the group I once loved so much but they stop promoting songs and coming out with new albums because they're getting older. 

L-R: Hoya, SungGyu, WooHyun, L, SungYeol, SungJong, DongWoo

L-R: SungJong, SungGyu, SungYeol, L, Hoya, WooHyun, DongWoo

Alright, I just noticed in the last 2 photos you can't see DongWoo's face... -_- 
So, have you guys figured out which one is my biased?

Yup, it's the one with the weird one letter name - L.
Real name is Kim Myungsoo. He is just way too charming. Plus, I'm sure he knows that he's handsome and good-looking. His members always tell him so and the constant screaming and love from his fans gives him that total confidence. Plus, he's the visual of the group - meaning he's the "face" of the group. Definitely a wise choice.

Current favorite song from Infinite - Be Mine, Paradise, and A Third Part