3 spring onions (Scallion)
A few chives
1 1/2 packet of surimi sticks (fish, a 150 g)
4 tablespoons cocktail sauce with Scotch Wiskey (a jar 300ml)
A few drops of Tabasco
1/2 bag of lettuce (a 75g)
How to make:
Clean the scallion and cut it into rings, chop up your chives (add to taste) and then chop up your surimi sticks. Mix the scallion, chives, surumi and the cocktail sause in a bowl and add tabasco to your own taste. Peel the mangoes and slice it thinly. Add your lettuces, mangoes and your mix together in a nice way on a place and you’ll have some great appetizer for 4 people! Plus, you’re done with this salad in 10 minutes, how great is that?! :)
I found this recipe not so long ago and decided to make it for myself the other day. I’m not a big fan of salads but I did give this recipea try and it was delicious for sure! Though I wouldn’t make it as an evening meal, but it’s good as a side dish/entree. I’m not really sure how to describe this salad other than sweet yet a very unique flavour, it’s a great mix for sure, especially when you love surimi and mangoes and I happen to love mangoes a lot!
Let me know if you are going to try this salad and let me know what you think!
Do you want me to try out more recipes like this one?
Post written by Denise
Back in January I was reading a magazine, about ‘oil pulling’. I never heard it in my life, but I was curious what it was. It said that oil pulling is an ancient method to rid your body of toxins in a simple and natural way. Doctor F. Karach brought oil pulling back into the spotlight because he was cured of a chronic blood disorder. He believes that the severe and less severe ailments can be healed. Like for example: headaches, eczema, insomnia, etc.
So, I wanted to try it out because I have alot of migraine. I have migraine at least once a week and it’s getting on my nerves. Since medication is bad for your body, I wanted to try this out. It isn’t expensive and it’s a natural way. So why not give it a try?
After three weeks I saw a result, not for my migraine (yet), but my hair! I had lots of hair loss every day, it was horrible. However – because of the oil pulling – my hair stopped falling out. It was a miracle (and I found a hair loss cure)! From losing a lot of hair after only brushing my hair, to only a few single hairs over the whole day.
What do you have to do?
Oil pulling means the pulling and pushing of oil between the teeth and the whole mouth. You take a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and thus you go flush. You ‘sends’ the oil throughout your mouth around. Note that you do not swallow the oil! You need to keep the oil in your mouth and rinse. You do this for about 15-20 minutes daily. Then you spit the oil out. Afterwards, clean your mouth with semi-warm salty water.
Sunflower oil and sesame oil are used most often, but there are also other types of oil that you can use.
REMEMBER: Everyone is different. Some people see results in a year time, some in just two days. Don’t stop if it isn’t working, maybe it will in a few months!
Goodluck, maybe it helps you to get rid of some ailments too.
I reached more than 50 followers on bloglovin’ and my way to thank you guys is with a new giveaway! Remember I told you guys about the Catrice absolute bright eyeshadow palette in my wishlist #1 post??? Well, I finally got this gorgeous palette in my hands not so long ago, but instead of taking one, I took two! I just wanted to give away one palette to my amazing readers!
Of course, every beauty can join this giveaway since I ship worldwide, the only thing you have to do is to join the rafflecopter menu down below. The winner will be announced on 23-03-2014. Enjoy and good luck!
If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed that my boyfriend bought me some of the Rimmel London nail polishes that I wanted to have (isn’t he the sweetest?!). When I saw the Sweetie Crush collection I immediately fell in love with them, sadly, most of the colors were already gone but at least I got a 3 out of 5! They bring spring and summer back in me again and I can’t wait until the weather finally is all sunny again. :) Though the sun is all bright today, yay! :)
As you can see in the picture above I have the 008 Sherbet sweetheart, 009 Candyfloss cutie and the 010 fizzy applelicious. Though I must admit that these 3 colors are my favorite ones. The bottles look super sweet and you can notice them right away. The Rimmel London Sweetie Crush shades are appropriate for Spring & Summer. They are avaible for €6.99 in the local drugstores. The bottles hold 8ml but they sure can last for a while.
The colors are quite soft and they sometimes need a thin second layer or third layer. It depends on how you like them. I applied yellow on my thumb and then I went pink and green on my other nails just to make them look more playfull. The colors sparkle even more when you come in touch with the sunlight. It just gives your nails just that little bit of extra. Besides, they dry up quite fast!
In overall, I do think the pink one is my favorite but when I’m looking to all three of them, it makes it even harder to pick my favorite one. I got other nailpolishes but they never rock that well like Rimmel London’s Sweetie crush collection. Rimmel London, you stole my heart with these sweetie crush nail polishes! I’d suggest to you guys to get them at your local drugstores as well, looking at my nails just makes me super happy!
Have you tried the Rimmel London Sweetie crush nailpolishes? Let me know in the comments!
One of my favorite products of the Rituals store has to be the hammam body mud. My friend suggested me this one a few years ago when it came out in the store and I still recommend this body mud to everybody else. It’s something I can’t live without! Be sure to get one yourself! ;)
“Shower mud deep-cleanses and polishes the skin. Cleanses and smooths the skin, while natural oils relax and soften. Pure Chinese Clay removes dead skin cells while Eucalyptus has a revitalising effect.” – Rituals
Nowadays the Hammam body mud is packed in a hygienic tube of 200ml, before that it was in a large jar – though the design has been the same. You can easily regonize the package of the product, it has it’s standard blue/brown colors, just like every other hammam productline.
How to use:
Massage a thin layer of mud onto damp skin, leave to absorb for 2 minutes and rinse off under the shower or soak off in the bath. If you don’t have a bath, use lukewarm water to rinse it off.
My personal experience:
Like I said before, I recommend this hammam body mud to everybody else, unless your skin is sensitive to scrubs. The body mud itself has a soft scrub but doesn’t agitate. After using this product my skin feels soft, calm and hydrated. The mixture of Chinese clay and eucalyptus is the best combination I ever had on my skin. The body mud isn’t only for your body but can be used for your face too. I personally prefer using it as a quick and refreshing face mask. Besides, the smell of eucalyptus is really good!
Since you don’t need to use a lot of this product it last long. That’s sure a plus for this lovely product of Rituals!
Have you ever tried the rituals hammam body mud?
Today I’m going to share my review on the Catrice eyebrow set with you. I got this palette together with some eyeshadow palettes which I’ll review later on. I wanted to try this set from Catrice since I really want to define my eyebrows a bit more because I have very blond eyebrows so they are hard to see at times. My sister in law recently dyed my eyebrows and that does help a bit, yet I wanted to give my eyebrows a fuller look.
I hardly try out eyebrow pencils/palettes since most of them are too dark for me, so let’s continue reading! The Catrice eyebrow set costs only € 3,99 in the stores.
You can find the eyebrow set in a black rectangular box, it’s a simple yet beautiful design. The box is 6,5 cm by 3cm so it doesn’t take a lot of room in your purse or beauty case! That’s a good thing, right? We need to keep our eyebrows pretty! ;)
The eyebrow set includes a tweezer, brush, a mirror and two brow powders for light and dark eyebrows. What I like about this set is that it includes a small space in the bottom for the tweezer and brush to fix your eyebrows if that’s necessarry – my compliments for Catrice for adding this to their eyebrow products.
On my hand you can see the two colors of the eyebrow set from Catrice. The darker color on the left and the lighter color on the right. Both colors are looking fabulous even though the lighter one isn’t that visible, but for those who have light hair, it’s the best choice. I do love the way how the dark color appears, I think it can really finish your eyebrows if you have a darker eyebrow color. Of course, I have used the lighter color for my eyebrows.
This picture above is my eyebrow in her “natural” shade. As you can see I dyed my eyebrows and you can actually see them but it’s only missing the “full” look of the eyebrows since it looks like I barely have any.
In the picture above I’ve applied the light eyebrow color of catrice. The smaller hairs have become more visible and my brows have more definition then before. It does look darker but I’m fine with that. I found it easy to apply but even with the lighter color you can make them too dark if you don’t put it on gingerly.
I also loved that I was able to put my brows in style with the brush that was in the box. I’ve always used my light eyebrow pencil when it comes to my eyebrows but after using catrice’s eyebrow set I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the pencil again. Eyebrow powder is working so much better than pencils.
What’s your favorite eyebrow product?
Last week I’ve been working with my boyfriend to show you guys something different on my blog. I really wanted to make a fashion video and I finally had some time off to make one! I hope you guys like it! Let me know if you want to see more like this on my youtube channel & blog. :)
Lipstick is a way to color up your lips. Especially when you don’t want people to focus on your eyes. Since most of the Catrice products were on sale in the stores, I put on my naughty shoes to try out some lipsticks. Besides…Who doesn’t love sale? ;)
I bought these three lipsticks from Catrice for only €7,99, origanally €3,99 a piece. The look of the lipstick is simply black and the bottem is transparent with their color code beneath it. The brandname is embossed in their lipstick itself.
The colors itself are pink, red and soft burgundy as you can see in the picture above. The first two colors are the must-haves when it comes to lipsticks. Pink and red are always a hit, but be sure the right teint, some off them can be a bit more extreme. Now let’s show off the colors!
I love the pinker-bell lipstick of Catrice. It’s a safe color to put on your lips since it gives a soft and romantic look. It does looks more vibrant on your hands than on your lips but I’m fine with that. The lipstick itself isn’t sticky on your lips at all, though I admit I always put on my lipbalm first before I apply lipstick, I’m not sure if that works better! I felt confidence with this color on my lips.
To be honest, I never thought that I could rock off the color red on my lips but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not a harsh color but still vibrant enough to make a big difference to your lips. I really felt confident and sexy at the same time. I think it’s a color that everybody should try out once in their lifetime! If the red-ish color doesn’t suit you, try another teint of red! There sure will be one perfect red color for you! ;)
I thought that this lipstick would be my favorite one from Catrice but it didn’t. I do love the soft burgundy color idea but it doesn’t show very well on my lips when I compare to other lipsticks/lipglosses. Maybe it’s just that I’m more into color right now. This lipstick didn’t do much for me but I’ll keep wearing it anyway. It doesn’t look bad either.
The lipsticks are available at your local store for €3,99, a decent price for those beautiful lipsticks. They don’t come off easily as well so you should give it a try!
Have you tried Catrice’s lipstick before?
What’s your favorite brand?
What’s your favorite lipstick color?
I’m always in a mood for a “hand-made” DIY mask. I’ve already written about the delicious honey mask before but this time it’s going to be an egg mask! It’s cheap, and most of the time, you already have eggs in your home. For this facial mask you only need one egg. That’s right, one egg! Isn’t that amazing? :)
Before you start applying the mask, make sure your face is 100% clean.
First thing you do is to break your egg. Seperate the egg-white and the yolk in the two different bowls. Beat the egg white a little with a fork, not too much but just a little until it starts foaming. Put it evenly on your face with your fingers or a clean make up brush. At first it will be a bit watery but it will dry up fast, just remember not to apply too much. You can leave the mask on your face for like 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water.
In the mean time you could beat the yolk with the fork as well and apply it on your face just like we did with the egg-white. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and rise it off with cold water. You don’t have to use the yolk but I recommend it because it’s also a moisturizer and if you have a dry face, it feels better right away!
Eggs contain many different vitamins and nutrients – including selenium that protects cells from damage and ensures that it keeps your skin looking young look. They contain a lot of vitamin A for healthy skin. Some say it makes your blackheads smaller. The egg-mask even helps to brighten and tighten the skin. After all, we want the best for our face, don’t we? ;)
I love this egg face mask and they did make my blackheads smaller but I have to apply it more often to keep it that way since my blackheads come back easily. The mask itselfs feels fine, just don’t try to laugh since it feels like a peel off mask. ;) I admit that this egg mask is worth trying!
Let me know if this facial mask worked for you too! :)
Happy new year! I hope your christmas and new years eve were wonderful. I wish you all the best for 2014!
Lately I have been looking around on the internet for beauty-related items. I read other blogs, walk into the stores and I see all of these amazing beauty products that I want to try out. Down below you’re going to see some of the items I wish for!
1. Absolute Bright Eyeshadow Palette 010 € 4,99
I love this colorful new palette from catrice! I’m quite new when it comes to experiencing with eyeshadow, but this palette really makes me want to go wild with it!
2. Made To Stay Inside Eye Highlighter Pen € 2,89
I always wear black when it comes to my waterline. I do believe this highlighter pen can give you more of an awake look and make your eyes appear brighter.
3. H&M Lipstick (Red/Up all night) € 4,95
A color that I never dared to try out. Besides, I’m curious about the H&M products as well.
4. H&M Blush (Cerise/Pink dahlia) € 3,95
I’d love to try out this color on my cheeks whenever I need some blush on my face. The current one that I own is soft/romantic looking, but I find this color more actractive, it really shows the “make me blush” look.
5. BaByliss Curling Iron Pro 180 38mm € 39,95
I love this big curling iron from babyliss! I love to have big wavy hair since my has been straight my whole life. I tend to spice it up with curling irons whenever I have the time, sadly I don’t own this baby yet! ;)
This is my list so far… I can tell it only gets bigger over time, haha.
So tell me ladies… What’s on your wish list?