Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Birthday cake - It's not even my birthday!

First, I hope everyone had a happy holidays and started this new year the way you wanted to. One of my accomplishments of 2013 was to be able to learn how to bake, create and design fondant cakes. Today, I want to share with you some of my creations. My favorite part of the process is to design the cake and at the end I am very proud of myself. To see people smile and excitement after seeing the cake is a wonderful feeling, it is really priceless to me. I must admit, making cakes take a lots of patient and time. But to see people happy is worth every minute spent on every cake.
Enjoy. S.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

How to: easy shrimp ceviche

I've always loved seafood! When I say love, I mean LOVE with capital letters!!! I'm a big eater but not a great cooker but sometimes I can do wonders with my hands. So here's my take on an easy ceviche.

 You will need:
  • About 20 shrimps, peeled and deveined (I am using 21/25, but I find using the 26/30 better because the shrimps won't be as thick) 
  • 1/3 of a big red onion
  • A pinch of salt, pepper and sodium 
  • A teaspoon of fish sauce (you can add more later according to your taste)
  • 1/3 of a cup of cilantro (you can put as much as you like, but not too much) 
  • 2 big citrus (I've actually use 2 and a half because I like it sour) 

1. Chop the cilantro and red onion into very little pieces; leave them on the side. Then, cut all the shrimp in half (but in horizontal). Cut the citrus in half and then cut the half in three pieces; repeat this step with all the citrus and leave them on the side as well.

2. Put all the chopped shrimps, red onion and cilantro into a mixing bowl and mix them all together.

3. Then, add the salt, pepper, sodium and fish sauce into the bowl and mix it well. Squeeze all the juice from the citrus into the bowl and mix everything together. Refrigerate an additional 15 minute then enjoy :)

serves 2-3, depending on the person who's serving :p 

with love

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ultimate hair gear 101

People often ask me what kind of tools do I use to make nice bouncy curls. My answer... find a good hairdresser!!! First of all, a nice haircut is essential to build good looking hairstyles. It is like the structure of a foundation. For example, if you don't have any layers, your curls will all have the same length so your look will more likely to be bold and heavy. Instead of you rocking the look, it'll be the hair that bears you. Luckily, I already found my hairdresser and she is AH-mazing but for your own curiosity here are my ultimate gears for lively good looking curls; 1. Moroccanoil heat protector
A MUST before exposing your hair to heat! 2. Curling iron babyliss titanium 1" 1/2
This curling iron will give you a wavy beach hair effect. I love the fact that it is a more natural look. I call it the effortless hair. :) 3. Curling iron babyliss ceramic 1" 1/4
MY favorite tool !!! I use the 1 1/4 curling iron 90% of the time because I find it very versatile. It gives the right shape and thickness of curl any girl wants. If you guys have only one tool to buy, I will recommend this precious one. 4. Macadamian oil
After I curled all my hair, I give them a hydrating boost by putting some oil on the tips of my hair. It'll help prevent my hair from damaging due to the heat of the iron. 5. Spray
To hold the sexy curls I secure them with the L'Oreal spray. Honestly, I hate the scent but it does a great job. On a casual day, it takes me about 10-15 mins to curl my hair. However, for special occasions, I will curl my hair by sections. It'll give a more cleaner and curlier hairdo. Voila!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cherry chapstick what ?!?

Move over Katy Perry, because there's a new must have lip sensation on the block!!!

I don't know if you ever heard of baby lips by maybelline but these are little life savers ! The fact that I'm allergic to fruits, makes my lips very sensitive. Actually, everytime I would put a lip moisturizer with a scent of fruit in it, I would instantly have an allergic reaction. Trust me, it's no fun... It would be either the mint scented or nothing. Being already in love with this product, maybelline has released 6 more colors for us to indulge in!! Here are my two favorite colors; strike a rose and berry bomb.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Eyebrows frame the eyes, hair frames the face

One of my guilty pleasure is to take care of my hair and of course spend on hair products. I usually don't take much time for hairdos or hairstyles, but I am very disciplined when it comes to maintaining my hair healthy and shiny. Hair is in good part made of protein and for keeping it lively you must eat healthy plus have good hygiene. Healthy hair doesn't just happen, it's the result of judicious care.

Here are my favorite hair care goodies/products to have Great, Healthy, Sexy hair:

1. Moroccanoil Shampoo & Conditioner:

Believe me or not, these bad guys will keep your hair clean for at least 3 days. I know it sounds disturbing but this product will give you the feeling and the look of clean hair. Love it!

2. Redken Extreme Anti-Snap:

I did an ombre several months ago and I noticed after dyeing my hair that I had several split ends and it was dry. This product will protect and prevent split ends. Also, it leaves your hair smooth and soft. This is truly my secret weapon for beautiful hair.

3. Macadamia Healing Oil Spray:

BIG love for this product. I love the fact that it is a light formula. It won't leave your hair greasy but shinier and softer.

4. Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse:

Before blow drying my hair, I put some mousse into my hair to have some kind of volume and texture. Personally, I don't see a big difference, but it helps a lot when it comes to holding my curls all day long.

5. Restorative hair mask

At least once a week, I do a hair mask treatment just to give it a boost. Plus, I find it relaxing and fun.

These products are so far the best for me. I suggest you guys to ask for some samples before purchasing the products, because what works for me may not work for you. :)


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fine one one by Benefit

I must admit, Benefit has an amazing and original collection of make up for all make up lovers ! I really love their packaging but mostly there practicality. I just got spoiled by T. with their newest blush called Fine One One. Basically, it is a 3 in 1 stick, you have the illuminator, the blush and the contouring. It is just amazing and fast to get ready in the morning ;)



T and I just want to apologize for all our viewers. We been gone for so long but we will try to post more in 2013. One love xoxo

Monday, February 20, 2012