Archive | June, 2012

Diary Entry 1 (Farmer’s Market)

28 Jun

Good Day Meebsies,

I thought that I would start a new category of posts for a My Diary Segment. It’s just going to be random dairy life stuff. ^^ Yesterday, I went to a local farmers market. I’ve always had a love for street markets. Whether it be in my town or in Hong Kong; there is always something really humbling when it comes to street markets. Not to mention, you can get some pretty good deals, while supporting local businesses. ^-^

SOOO MUCH HONEY. The best thing about this honey is it’s all organic. Great for tea or making masks. LOL ^^

Many local artists use the farmers market as a way to sell their art. I loved this vendor’s glass creations. SOOO PRETTY *0*

I don’t think anyone can beat the fresh flowers at a farmers market has. The florist made this bouquet especially for my friend. So pretty. Reminds me of summer.

I have no clue what this flower was called. But the lady who made my friend’s bouquet was nice enough to give this to us for free.  If you know the name of this flower I would love to know. ^-^

I also got a henna while I was there. If you guys don’t know what a henna is, it’s basically a temporary tattoo. They apply a paste that dyes your skin and it lasts for about 2 weeks. It’s not painful at all and really pretty. In the picture above it’s not the final product. This stage is when the paste is still drying. It’s so amazing how they do hennas. The lady that did mine doesn’t use a stencil or picture. She free hands all the henna she does. She is AMAMZING!!! I could never do what she does.

Just another angle of my henna. I had her extend the flower vine onto my pointer finger. Glitter matches my nails. LOL ><

Cute Dragon Fly. The weirdest thing happened after she drew this. I’m not kidding when I say that a dragonfly flew right by me. Curious. o.O

After the henna ink peels off. This is what it looks like more or less. I took this picture right after the ink peeled off so the henna is not at it’s darkest. It usually takes a day or two for the henna to get as dark as possible.

My friends got hennas too. She got a Day of the Dead Skull with the Chinese symbol for strength above.

Day of the Dead Skull with intricate designs around it. Just amazing.

Koi Fish henna. Believe it or not. The lady had never done a Koi Henna before. You have to admit she is pretty damn good.

Time for lunch!!! >0< We decided on Indian.

I don’t know why, but I have always been under the impression that curry is really spicy. I am not really a spicy food person, so I was a little skeptical. However, this was not spicy at all. It was actually one of the most delicious things I have eaten in a long time. Curry is now one of my must eats. Try Indian curry if you haven’t. You will not regret it. SOOOO GOOD!!!! (*´▽`*)

Nan or flat bread. YUM!

I can’t resist anything with mango. Mango Lemonade was a must! ><

That’s all I have for now. Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Much Love As Always,

Meebs

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Simple & Easy Gradient Nails

26 Jun

Good Day Meebsies,

I hope you guys are having a great start to your summer. Today I managed to upload another nail tutorial. ^-^ I was able to get my camera back, so this video is much better than the last. I decided to do a really simple and easy gradient nail look. You don’t need any nail brushes or sponges for this look. Instead, all you need is nail polish. It looks great on short or long nails and literally takes 10 mins to do. ^^ Any noob can do it.

Check it out on my new YouTube Channel.

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All I used for this tutorial are Sinful Colors Nail Polishes

Here is what the final product looks like. ^^

Thanks for reading/watching. ^_^

Have an amazing day!

Much love,

Meebs

P.S.  Coming out with a massive haul video soon. Look out for it. >O<

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

~ Confucius

Rescue Your Skin

19 Jun

Ello Meebsies,

I don’t think anyone is a stranger to the horrors of bad skin. While some of us are fortunate enough to have triggers such as junk food or chocolate; some of us are cursed with triggers such as menstrual cycles or stress. I am sad to say that I am a member of the cursed triggers. Especially during the school year with exams and papers due, my skin defiantly reflects my stress. I’ve tried everything from drugstore products to professional products and nothing seemed to really work. Until…DUH DUH DUH!!!!…I went to the grocery store. ^^

Did you know that some of the best skin care treatments can be found at the grocery store? For me, I think I have found the Holy Grail of skin products. OATMEAL!!! I cannot go a week without using an oatmeal mask at least once. Not only does it prevent breakouts, but it actually clear up any breakouts I may have. The results are almost instant.

Here are just a few benefits of oatmeal…

  • Fades scars
  • Clears up breakouts
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Evens skin tone
  • Brightens skin
  • Creates a smooth canvas for foundation
  • Gentle on sensitive skin
  • Moisturizes
  • Exfoliates

The best part about this mask is it’s affordable and easy to make. ^^

Oatmeal Mask Recipie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs Organic All Natural Honey (For Moisturizing Mask)
  • 1Tbs Lemon (For Brightening Mask)
  • 1Tbs Baking Soda (For Exfoliating Mask)

Directions:

  1. Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal by following directions on box. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temp.
  2. Mix in optional ingredients.
  3. Apply on face and leave for about 15 mins, or until oatmeal is dried up.

TIPS/WARNINGS

  • DO NOT USE UNCOOKED OATMEAL ON FACE. My dermatologist says that a common mistake many people make when using oatmeal as a mask is using uncooked oatmeal. Uncooked oatmeal is very harsh on the skin. Because the grains have ridged edges that can damage the skin and also trap oil in your skin. Cooked oatmeal also allows your skin to soak up all the goodies oatmeal has to offer. ^-^
  • Use grounded oatmeal for easier application of the mask.
  • DO NOT USE HONEY THAT CONTAINS CORN SYRUP. Corn syrup will actually cause breakouts. Make sure to use honey that is all natural. Organic honey is even better.

If you love to travel like me, even though I wish I could, I can’t bring cooked oatmeal with me everywhere. So when I travel I like to bring my Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Natural Facial Scrub instead.

It’s not really a mask, but like in the name, a facial scrub. Of course it can’t beat the real thing, but I think it comes pretty close. This is my all time favorite scrub. I break out a lot when I’m on my lady cycle and just last week I was having a lot of problems in my t-zone area. One use and literally all my breakouts disappeared the next morning. It was a miracle. *o* I got mine at Walgreens for about $5. GET IT!!!

However, the real secret to great skin is as simple as LOVING YOUR SKIN. If you treat it with care, it will be reflected. ^_^

Have a wonderful day!

Much Love,

Meebs

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

~Ashley Smith

Glitter Gel Nails Without UV Lights

14 Jun

Hey Meebsies,

How is everyone doing? Recently, I decided to film a nail tutorial and post it on Youtube. I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I do my nails. Believe it or not, doing nails yourself is really not that hard. ^^ This is my first video and tutorial on Youtube, so it’s a little rough. But I tried my best. It also just so happens that my mom borrowed my camera for her trip so I had to film it on my old camera. I apologize for the quality of the video.

Here is the final product! ^-^ Sparkly.

These nails were actually inspired by BeautyQQ. She is my favorite beauty guru. If you get a chance you should check her out. She did the same glitter nails as I did except she used UV activated gel. I personally do not like using UV lights for my nails if I can help it because there have been studies that show frequent exposure to UV lamps can cause skin cancer. Beauty is pain, but I’m not that invested. Instead I used Nailene Quick Dry Gel Kit. You can get it at Walmart for about $10. I love this look because it lasts up to 2 weeks and it looks like it took a lot of effort to do. ^^It’s actually very easy. Check out my tutorial by clicking on the link below!!! ^-^

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Meebs

“Beauty has a lot to do with character.”

~Kevyn Aucoin

Hong Kong Trip Part 3

1 Jun

Hey Meebsies,

Final Hong Kong post.

WARNING: Super pic heavy. ^^

If you get a chance you should try out Apollo ice cream. It’s kind of like Asian Baskin Robins but with some really cool flavors. They have everything from traditional vanilla to pumpkin. I personally got green tea and black sesame. YUMMY. ^-^

I bet you’re wondering what you’re looking at. We went to an gallery for miniature art. It’s soo crazy how little these replicas are. Yes, this is a miniature street shop in Hong Kong. O.o

Miniature Herbal Pharmacy.

Miniature Convenience Store.

Fail Jordans. LOL  Just a FYI. If you do buy knock offs I suggest you wear it when you go through customs, instead of packing it in your luggage. They will go through your luggage, but they are not going to ask you to strip down and examine your clothes. LOL I’ve had a friend who bought a knock off Coach bag and got it confiscated at customs. Luckily, she didn’t get into any legal trouble, but you should always be cautious. Chances are if you buy any brand name goods on street markets, they are fake. The only legit brand name goods would be in malls. If you live in the U.S. you are better off buying American brand goods in America. They are actually more expensive in Hong Kong. But if you are buying Asian brand goods like Skin Food or Shiseido it’s much cheaper in Hong Kong.

Make sure you check out Ocean Park. It’s an amusement park/zoo. They actually just added a few new rides and a huge roller coaster! WHOOT!! I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie. ^O^ Another tip, if you do plan to go, I suggest you go on a weekday and early in the morning. Believe it or not, even before the park opens there will be a huge line to get in. If you don’t want to wait 30-45 mins to ride a ride, GO EARLY ON A WEEKDAY!!!

Ocean Park Website: http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/home/

Hot Air Balllon Ride. Don’t worry, it’s tethered down so you won’t fly away. ^^ LOL

Rapids Ride. If you have ever gone to Disneyland, it’s similar to the water rides there. Warning, you will get wet but don’t worry, they sell ponchos.  Even if you do get wet, I promise it’s worth it. ^_^

New Hair Raiser Roller Coaster.

Make sure you take the Cable Car Ride. It’s a 5 min ride through beautiful mountains above the ocean. SOOO PRETTY! *o*

PANDA!!! ❤ My favorite animal. SOOO CUTE!!! ^-^

Small local temple.

If you go to the Hong Kong Harbor there are many boats that will take you out on the water. If you have a little time on your hands, you should check it out.

Egg Waffles on Temple Street. YUM! ^^

Many people come to Hong Kong for the famous Peking Duck. I suggest going to Spring Deer; but make sure to make a reservation. Make a reservation early! During the summer time, people make reservations months ahead of time.

I can’t stress how good Pecking Duck  is and how much it hurt my wallet. T.T Depending on what you order, the meal will be around or above $100. It’s expensive, but sooo worth it. If you are going to splurge, splurge on this.

Hong Kong Skyline from Victoria Harbor.

Avenue of Stars. Jet Li’s Hand Prints! LOL ^^

Everyday at 8 pm on the Victoria Harbor, they have a light show called the Symphony of Lights. It’s breathtaking. Especially if you go during Christmas, it’s even more spectacular. OoO

Symphony of Lights.

One of the reasons we went to Hong Kong in December is because of the Christmas decorations. Hong Kong does not skimp when it comes to decorating the city. It’ soo beautiful.

REX!! ^-^

Coolest Christmas Tree EVAH!!! >o<

The Peninsula Hotel is the most expensive hotel in Hong Kong. On average a night cost about $5000-$10,000. O.O  This is where the Queen of England stays whenever she comes to Hong Kong.

Baboons? Monkeys?

Hong Kong Island Scenery.

Chung Kee Desserts is famous for their desserts. I know there is one in Cheung Sah Wan.

Mango Dessert.

Taro and Black Sesame Ice Cream.

Mango Shaved Ice. MY FAVE!!! ^-^

Chocolate Shaved Ice.

That’s my Hong Kong adventure. I love Hong Kong. It is really the best of both worlds. Whether you like hiking or shopping, Hong Kong has both. The bustling city is full of stores, lights, and food. While the urban villages offers boating, hiking, and of course food. ^^

Meebs

P.S. You didn’t hear about the customs tip from me.  :3

P.P.S. Look forward to a nail tutorial. ><

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”  ~St. Augustine

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