Enjoying My #FrostyVoxBox


New year’s resolution is so over rated, thus this year I decided not to make one. I am just gonna try harder to change all the bad habit such as procrastination for one, laziness, and less TV watching. Procrastination is always getting in the way in finishing this task. Meanwhile, I never received any material presents this Christmas but thanks to Influenster for this awesome #FrostyVoxBox under my tree. So, without further ado, let’s open this baby so I can show them to you all. Here we go;

Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Gently removes all eye makeup, including long-lasting and waterproof makeup, with no oily residue.

I am not really into makeups but sometimes I do use eyeliner, press powder and lipsticks. The eyeliner I would say can be hard to remover. I’ve tried wipes and washing my face yet there’s still some left in my skin. Recently, I join in a dance troupe in our small Filipino community which sometimes need us to wear heavy makeups during the presentation. It’s a good thing I tried Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
Gives instant colour impact with its high intensity pigments. The ultra-smooth and creamy formula glides on easily.

As I’ve said, I used eye liner occasionally. There are eyeliners that will take a while to leave the mark and sometimes it can cause teary eyes. Well, when I tried Kajal Eyeliner it glides easily and leaves the color you want. It’s creamy and smooth to use with darker pigments. You should try it and you can but it for $4.49 only.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum
Ready to take your lips to the next level? Try this NEW Expert Last Lip Color in twenty tantalizing shades. Get intense, amplified color and shine that lasts up to six hours! Our moisturizing formula glides on easily for a silky, smooth, velvety finish for all day wear.

Fruit Vines Bites

Fruit Vines Bites are a new, soft, chewy fruit candy, from the Red Vines family, available in two fruit flavors – strawberry and cherry. Low fat and made with no preservatives, Fruit Vines Bites are available in three sizes: a 2oz single serve, a 5oz hanging bag and a 10oz resealable stand-up bag and can be found at Walmart, Target, Safeway and Rite Aid for $1:28-$1.79.

Having to chew on is sometimes a good exercise to our jaw and mouth, but a tasty sweet chewy fruit to chew on in a boring day can be fun. It can ease the boredom and it’s a low fat and no preservatives which makes it better than any other hard chewable twistlers.

Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea

Live life well this holiday season with Celestial Seasoning and take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane. It’s made with very finest green tea leaves, peppermint and other botanicals, because at Celestial Seasonings, we know you are what you steep.

It is nice sometimes to try different flavors in your tea. The minty and earthy flavor of Celestial Seasoning Tea taste refreshing. It’s 100% natural teas. Perfect for the holiday or any day you feel like it.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Sachet
This clinically proven is even more effective at reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, for younger looking skin in two weeks. Or you can try the No7 Protect & Perfect Advance Sachet for $22.99. This clinically proven serum is even more effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines for younger looking skin in just two weeks.

EcoTools Hair Brush
Having two or more hair brush or comb can never be too much. Our crowning glory is as important as the rest of our face. You can never say you have enough or too much hair brush. Find the right kind of hair brush or comb that makes your hair happy and pretty.

EcoTools hair brushes are designed with unique features that leave your head and hair happy and healthy. Long or short, straight or curly, EcoTools has the brush to tame any hairstyle with a variety of five brush head shapes and bristle designs specially crafted to suit every need. For $10.99 you can have a not only stylish and fancy hair brush but earth-friendly as well. For beautiful, healthy hair, should you try EcoTools styler+smoother hair brush which is ideal for all hair types. It is versatile brush tht does 3 jobs in one. Styles, smoothes, and gently detangles, while the comfort cushion and ball tips nurture hair and scalp.

McCormick Gourmet Thyme
For only $4.79, you can now have a this all natural, earthy spices to your favorite recipe. Versatile thyme adds it warm aromatic flavor to stews, soups, and roasted meats and poultry. Add to stuffing, vegetables, beans and jambalaya. Well, it did taste incredible when I added this thyme to my buttered shrimp.

McCormick Gourmet Thyme is the freshest flavors deserve a fresh new look! McCormick Gourmet’s Thyme imparts light minty flavor that is distinctively warm and aromatic. McCormick Gourmet Thyme can be used throughout the day in dishes such as breakfast casseroles, hearty soups, and more.

These are the goodies that came inside the #FrostyVoxBox from @Influenster and I am enjoying every bit of it.

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

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Girl Talk – Pig Out to the Max

These are some of the foods that I can’t live without.

Food to die for is the topic for this week Girl Talk. Well, the photos say it all how much I love food. If someone will ask me to switch my husband with a pork roast with crunchy skin I would say yes. I can’t buy pork roast in this dungeon world.

thanks to Kaye for hosting the Girl Talk. I moved my GT entry to this blog so I will have chicka buddies in here.

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New Year’s Tradition

Few nights and hours to go and we will be celebrating New Year again. Im sure we can hear the famous new year song “Auld Lang Syne” as we face the year 2011. The song, “Auld Lang Syne,” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. Auld Lang Syne literally means “old long ago,” or simply, “the good old days.

NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

Making of New Year’s resolutions is one of the tradition that most people do on New Year. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. There was also a tradition of using a baby to signify the new year which symbolizes of rebirth. Food prepared on New Year is also part of the tradition among people from different places and cultures

Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck.

Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. These legumes are typically accompanied by either hog jowls or ham.
~ Black-eyed peas with either hog jowls or ham are usually the kind of food prepared by some people in the US. It’s been considered good luck in many cultures.
~ The meat from the hog is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity.
~ Cabbage is another “good luck” vegetable that is consumed on New Year’s Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency.
~ In some regions, rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year’s Day.

Top 8 Auspicious Food Symbols for Chinese New
Year

1. Hot Pot

A steaming hot pot (or chinese fondue) with meat, seafood
and vegetables) is a must.

Huo3 in hot pot huo3 guo3 火锅 is the same word as huo3 in
hong2 huo3 红火 “prosperous and booming”.

2. Fish

Another must-have dish if you want to experience abundance
in the new year.

Fish yu2 鱼 is the most popular dish served during Chinese
New Year.

In Chinese fish has the same sound as “surplus” and
“abundance” 余.

A whole fish is served on Chinese New Year’s eve for the
reunion dinner.

Usually the fish is steamed.

It is a good omen to leave the bones and head and tail
intact.

This symbolizes surplus/abundance and a good beginning and
end in the new year.

Best served whole.

3. Shrimp

Shrimp xia1 虾 in Mandarin and ha in Cantonese sounds
like someone laughing.

Eat shrimp for happiness and well-being.

4. Boiled dumplings

A Chinese New Year tradition is eating boiled dumplings.

These are shaped like gold ingots.

Dumplings jiao3 zi 饺子 sounds like jiao1 zi3 交子which
means the hour of transition into the New Year.

Hence, in northern China, dumplings filled with meat are
eaten on Chinese New Year’s eve to usher in good luck and
wealth in the New Year.

Sometimes a coin is placed in one of the dumplings. Whoever
bites on it will have plenty of wealth in the new year.

When dumplings and yellow noodles are cooked together they
mean “golden threads through gold ingots”.

In the eastern cities of China, like Shanghai, Hangzhou and
Suzhou, egg dumplings are eaten as they look like gold
ingots.

5. Oyster

Hao2 sounds like hao3 shi4 好事 which means “good
things”.

In southern China, it is served with thin rice
noodles.

6. Green vegetables

For close family ties, serve some greens.

Qing1 cai4 青菜 sounds like qing1 亲 as in qin1 re 亲热 mea
ning “close/intimate”

7. Sticky rice cake

Nian2 gao1 年糕.

Nian2 means year and cake gao1 sounds the
same as high gao1 高.

So eating this steamed cake made of rice flour and topped
with red dates has the meaning of attaining greater
prosperity and rank in the new year.

8. Noodles

Known as chang2 shou4 mian4 长寿面 meaning “longevity
noodles”.

A wish for good fortune — Good Luck, Prosperity, Longevity,
Happiness and Abundance — is central to the Chinese way of
life.

Even more so during Chinese New Year!

For more auspicious Chinese food symbols and DIY Chinese recipes, visit www.living-chinese-symbols.com.
Source:www.wilstar.com

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