Monthly Archives: June 2012


Lemon ginger honey tea- cold buster, natural Korean remedy


Season’s changing and it’s a good thing and a bad thing.

Good thing because the summer’s coming. Beautiful weather, hot/sunny days. Women are going to be wearing much shorter clothing( I mean good thing for guys I guess haha)

Anyhow, when season changes a lot of people get a cold/sore throat/runny nose, etc. and THAT is the bad thing about changing seasons.

I used to stock up on NyQuil but it only temporarily dormants my symptoms and I feel drowsy and groggy.

Sooooo, I decided to go with natural Korean remedy “Lemon ginger honey tea” that my mom used to make me.

I just drank a cup and boy, I’m sweating and hot. My throat feels better already.

I made this because my hubby was feeling under the weather and I was starting to.

You guys should try it out! I’ll post the recipe in a min!


Makeup Swap

Makeup Swap

( I liked the blue ribbon note! ) 

Yes, Helen and I had a exchange!  She was intrigued by my light pink Face Shop blush (posted HERE) and since I have easier access to the store than she, I offered to pick one up for her.  In return, she generously sent me two products to try – A shimmery pastel palette by Estee Lauder and a organic tinted moisturizer.  Comprehensive info for the tinted moisturizer can be found HERE.  I was delighted to find that it is 80% organic and free of parabens, color, and fragrance … among others!

estee lauder pure color eyeshadow palette

I am eager to try ‘Mint Ice’ and ‘Ginger Drop’

Back:100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15

Contains 1.5 Fl. oz. ( 44 ml. )

Front:Physician's Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer

with SPF 15

I can’t wait to try these out later in the day.  ^_^  Will follow up on that of course!

Thanks again Helen, this was fun!

If you would like to do a makeup swap with myself, Helen, or the both of us, just ask !

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Here is what it looks like with the tinted moisturizer as base, followed by a pea sized amount of Skin 79 BB cream (hot pink container), with some concealer on top.  No blush yet –

tinted moisturizer

I took off my glasses so you can see the eyeshadow.  Lol, I was so eager to try each color right away that I fit four colors on there!  Ginger Drop & Mocha Cup on the bottom, then the green and blue on top.  I like that they are nice and light because I don’t know how to wear the dark colors.  Whenever I use black, it seems to weigh my eyes down.

tinted moisturizer plus blush

The above is with blush.  I used N.Y.C. New York Color – Blushable Creme Stick in “Berry New Yorker“.  I love the color; a coral-pink.  It’s easy to layer so you can go super light and sheer … or not.  😉

L’oreal True Match super blendable concealer for light to medium skin with warm undertones

L'oreal True Match Concealer for light to medium skin with warm undertones

contains 0.17 fl. oz. (5.2 ml.)

L'oreal True Match Concealer for light to medium skin with warm undertones

CVS price – $11.95

L'oreal True Match Concealer for light to medium skin with warm undertones

L'oreal True Match Concealer in Warm for light to medium skin

L'oreal True Match Concealer in Warm for light to medium skin

Hello!  I am very excited to share my first ever concealer.  Prior, I had been using just BB cream and was frustrated that certain blemishes just would not get covered – even if I layered.  My skin idiosyncracy is that on my left cheek, I have had this small red dot for … as long as I can remember.  Quite annoying!  I knew I wanted to get a concealer and I knew I wanted it to be drugstore because I’d only be using it in limited quantities so who cares.  =P

I love that this comes in a small package.  Helen and I were complaining about how much it sucks that certain products come in such large quantities because well, we get bored easily.  We want to try new things!  And this way, each individual item can be cheaper!

I used this today on top of BB cream, then used the Lovely ME:EX cushion blusher from the Face Shop (in color, Bori).  Finished with a dusting of Makeup Forever HD powder.  The warm ochre tones of the concealer meshed well with the pale glow of the BB cream.  Combined with the light pink blusher (which I have posted about HERE), it resulted in a natural, healthy look that I really liked.

Now I have a question for you.  This might be personal preference, BUT recently, I read on a beauty editor’s blog that it is a big mistake to put on concealer first.  She really got on her soapbox and stated that concealer should be put on AFTER foundation.  What do you think/do?

This concealer is a bit darker than my BB cream (which I use as foundation) so I actually like to put it on top.  It creates a natural looking flush, like a tanned person’s face after jogging.  =P

PS – I should also add that this brand has many, many shades and to find your own, there is a clear pull out card by the display with little translucent squares of color.  You hold it over your wrist, and whichever one disappears/blends into your skin is the one you pick.  I like this method.  ^_^