DIY : 100% Natural Gel Eyeliner (Waterproof)

I’ve been pretty quiet these few weeks as I’ve been ramping up basic materials to get me going with my homemade ideas. It doesn’t seem like it but I love making diy products : they’re inexpensive, natural and the best thing of all – they’re cruelty free! I started a few weeks ago making aromatherapy oil mixes and ointments and decided maybe it’s time to take it a … Continue reading DIY : 100% Natural Gel Eyeliner (Waterproof)

Gabriel Cosmetics : Moisturizing Liquid Foundation

Transitioning from M.A.C. to cruelty-free products was a big step for me but I was eager and desperate to find the right mix that will provide me the coverage I needed – a big risk for someone who’s been loyal to a product for years. I was so excited when I read about this product so I quickly searched for it (calling Healthy Options stores) and luckily … Continue reading Gabriel Cosmetics : Moisturizing Liquid Foundation

Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Last night, my husband and I did our weekly scheduled grocery. As we were picking out vegetables for our dinner tonight, I turned and spotted the beautiful zucchini corner. Zucchinis are almost always mistaken as cucumber (here in my country), funny but true. Oh, I love these greens – not only are they good sources of magnesium (good for muscle and nerve function), but like Quinoa, they are packed with … Continue reading Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Quick Wholesome Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has been a main ingredient in all my meals (well, besides greens). If I feel like consuming brown  rice (which is every main meal), I mix this in. Otherwise, It’s my quinoa with my salad, breakfast, dinner, snack – name it, I’ve tried it! Besides quinoa’s unending list of health benefits, I love preparing it because it cooks quick. As time is very important to me, I make … Continue reading Quick Wholesome Quinoa Salad

Gallbladder, gone! Now what?

After having a gallbladder removed, a person’s digestion changes, and that is a fact. I had to go through a lot of adjustments even if I have already started living healthier a year before the operation. Given a few dietary advice by my surgeon, he still recommended that I research more on it. So being the bookworm that I am, I did my homework! I … Continue reading Gallbladder, gone! Now what?

Goodbye, gallbladder! Hello, a newer me.

A typical and funny conversation: Person : Have you always lived a healthy life? Me: Nope! Person: Then what made you decide to lead one? Me: I had my gallbladder removed (via laparoscopic cholecystectomy) because I had gallbladder stones. Person: Oh, did you have a hard time peeing then? Me: Gallbladder stones, not Kidney ones. Person: Oh, right. Wait, what’s the gallbladder for again? And … Continue reading Goodbye, gallbladder! Hello, a newer me.

Gabriel Cosmetics : Dual Powder Foundation

So in my previous post, I shed a few light on the discussion that over the years, I have decided to lean towards cruelty-free products (and I’m still going through with it, one step at a time). As it is in the perspective of finding quality facial products (in this case, makeup), it is always tough, I tell you. Not only do those non cruelty-free cosmetics … Continue reading Gabriel Cosmetics : Dual Powder Foundation

The Body Shop: Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist

Okay, so I’ve been using this product for more than two weeks now and all I can say is that it’s just been so glorious to have been introduced to this product. (Thanks to my sister!) A little background: I’m not a big makeup girl fan but like any woman, I wear makeup at work and of course during special occasions (formal events, parties, get-togethers). I … Continue reading The Body Shop: Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist