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)
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
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
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
I’m a big fan of salads – and that’s any type of salad. Every time I eat out, whether with my husband, family or friends (yeah, ask any of them), I make sure that I always order a bowl. Obviously (and if you know me personally), salads are my staple meals and I’m always on the hunt for the best ones. However, there are times I really … Continue reading Spicy Spinach Pasta Salad
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?
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.
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
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
A lot of people know I am, by heart, a vegetable addict. I love greens and I adore the colorful mix of beautiful fresh vegetables on my plate every time I eat. For six years, I have been a loyal lover and I don’t think I’ll ever break my herbivore vows. On the contrary, I also have a habit of sneaking a few cheat meals … Continue reading Happiness is Cheesecake!