Saturday, 31 October 2015

Eating Disorder Recovery?

Hi beautiful people !

So, it's been long since I have post about my past eating disorder. The truth is, I don't know if it's in the past or not yet. I gained weight, I got to my normal BMI, and I don't look like a living skeleton walking around. But I still count calories, I still get anxious when I don't exercise, and I still think about food all the time. So have I really  recover? No. It's a big step for me to say it be yes I have recovered physically but mentally, I am still trapped. I know now that I have to eat for my body but I still feel scared and get mad at myself if I ate too much or ate something "unplanned". Hence, I am planning to start listening to my body. (easy said than done) Eat less when I feels full and eat more when I'm hungry or simply want to eat. Food shouldn't be just good for your body. It should be good for the soul too. It's Halloween today and I remember last Halloween I was restricting myself so that I could enjoy some candy but when night falls, I did not even dare to touch one piece of chocolate. Good thing is, I am slowly teaching myself how to enjoy food. I am teaching myself not to categorize things and to differentiate what is food for fuel and food for soul. Balance is the key. I am writing another post about recover, which will be up pretty soon but I just want to put this post up to give you a heads up and also to talk to all of you again. Have a lovely day and Happy Halloween !! 

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Friday, 30 October 2015

ALBAToxin Release Face Scrub

ALBAToxin Release Face Scrub

I have been using this for a good three months now and been loving it ! It's so refreshing to the skin and after washing it, your face feels like a baby's butt ! It's amazing and it smells fruity too. It's vegan and cruelty free. It's oil free and no artificial in it. Man, it product is on point. You only need a penny large amount each time so this product will definitely last long. It cost around $5 at Target and HEB.

  • Smells amazing !
  • refreshing after apply
  • Clears your skin
  • Skin feels soft and smooth afterwards
  • Affordable

  • If you rub your skin too hard, it hurts because there's little tiny beads in them or maybe it was the lemon in product. So lesson learned, massage your face, not rub it like you're washing the dishes. 

I really recommend this product. It's vegan, affordable, 100% natural and an amazing way to pamper yourself with a good scrub. It was definitely worth all my pennies so give it a go and tell me what you think !

P.S. Happy Halloween everyone ! What are you dressing as tomorrow ?

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Monday, 26 October 2015

FOOD 52 VEGAN Cookbook Review

FOOD 52 VEGAN Cookbook Review

This book got me jumping over the moon! There are a lot of good recipes and all are very simple and easy to make and recreate. What I looked for in cookbooks are simple recipe, ingredients that are internation (can be found easily) and NICE PICTURES. This book has it all ! The recipes had be drooling . There breakfast, soup, appetizers, salad, main dishes and dessert categories and each of them have a little of something for each season which I think is amazing. Here are some of the recipes from the book that I would like to share:

5 Minute no bake Granola Bar

I am a big granola fan. I usually eat them during the weekdays for lunch when I have classes.


2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raisin
2/3 cup nut butter
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/8 teaspoon salt


1. Line a pan with aluminium foil or plastic wrap
2. In a large bowl, stir up pumpkin seeds, oats, and raisins together.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together the nut butter, agave nectar, and salt. Then pour in the dry ingredients.
4. Pour into the pan and leave it to cool in the fridge for 4 hours.

Vegan Pad Thai

VEGAN Pad Thai 


8 ounces pad thai rice noodles
6 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
3 tablespoons tamari, divided into 2 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha (or to taste)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 14- to 16-ounce block of extra firm tofu, drained
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
4 green onions, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups mung bean sprouts
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
Lime slices, for garnish


1. Cook the pad thai noodles according to package instructions (this may involve soaking them for a while, so make sure to allot the proper amount of time).
2. Toss them with a teaspoon of sesame oil to prevent too much sticking, and then allow them to cool. 3. Whisk or blend together together the almond butter, tamarind paste, the remaining teaspoon of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of tamari, maple syrup, sriracha, lime juice, and water. Set aside.
4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
5. Add the tofu and cook until it's browning on each side (8 to 10 minutes), splashing it as you go with the remaining tablespoon of tamari. Set tofu aside and reduce heat slightly.
6. Add the garlic and ginger to the skillet (and a little extra oil if needed). Cool till the garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
7. Add the carrots and onions, and cook until the carrots are softened but still crisp (3 minutes or so). 8. Add the noodles and the tofu to the bowl, along with a cup of the sauce. Stir fry the noodles till they're creamy and warm.
9. Add more sauce as you go along, as needed, so that it's well coated. At the very end, stir in the mung bean sprouts, just until they're warm.

I really recommend this book ! It's so easy to read and the recipes are amazing and simple ! If you are new to vegan and don't know what to cook as a vegan, this will definitely help. Even if you are vegan for a long time, it's nice to spice things up and try new recipes !

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Friday, 16 October 2015

The Mask || Book Review

The Mask

She was the predator reborn, fully formed and ready to fight.

The Mask tells a story about a couple who are professional spy, killers, and hunters. They kill for a living. On one mission, Munroe and her boyfriend, Miles, went to Japan to uncover a large scandal. However, before Miles was able to finish his mission, he was accused to murder a Chinese women and got arrested. With Miles stuck in jail. Munroe has to find the real murderer whiles trying to stay alive. 

This book has a lot of adventure, mystery, and CSI feel to it.Its funny how I recently learned about nonverbal in class and in this book, it emphasized a lot about gestures and posture that will give away a lie. I find Munroe to be a really strong character with so much determinations, will power, responsibility, and courage. It was fun to be in the "bad" guy mind space for the 300+ pages, not gonna lie. I got to kick asses and be a CSI for a day. This book also reminds me of the fantasy series, Thirst, largely because both books revolve around powerful women making changes. 

Nonetheless, I think it's an exciting book. If you like Sherlock, CSI, Lie to Me, or Dr Foster then this book will scream to you.

Some strong lines that I've found in this book are:

  • Live in fear or die free
  • Yesterday's truth is today's lie, and tomorrow we will both be someone else.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Physician Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream SPF 20 Review

Physician Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream SPF 20 Review

I have been looking into vegan make-up product for a very long time. I have done many research and have been trying some out. Here, I've got the Natural Origin CC Cream in Light shade at Walmart a few months ago and had been trying them out in multiple ways, for multiple occasions, and for multiple time periods. 

Here are my thoughts:

  • Light weight
  • Smooth
  • Natural look
  • Easy to apply with sponge
  • Does not feel heavy on face after apply
  • VERY light coverage, almost none. (Sometimes, it seems like it is doing noting at all)
  • Smells like clay (it clams to be coconut?)
  • Emphasized pores (when it clams that it will covers them.)
  • Hard to apply by hand
  • Not long lasting
Overall: I am not very happy with this product. It was my first vegan face makeup product that I've tried so I am really looking forward to try others and see how they are compare to this one. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment, tweet me, or message me on Instagram.

RATE: 3 (Points for being vegan and cruel free !) 

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Bright Lights, Dark Nights || Book Review

Bright Lights, Dark Nights

"My sister used to say there's millions of colors in the world, but most people only see a few shades of gray," Naomi said.  

This book was amazingly touching, cute and true. It is about love, friends, family, and race. We all live in a world where races may never be equal. We might not want to admit it but it is true, tho we are better at not judging other cultures then we were before. This book tells a story about a white boy, Walter,  falling in love with a black girl, Naomi. The setting in the book is at a big, complex city where color skin is not seen as equal. Everything is fine, until Walter's dad got into a big situation that includes racism. Walter has to find a way to keep his relationship with Naomi whiles trying to convince his dad that colors are only color and what's important is the soul inside.

Some strong sentence that I marked down on this book are:

People are going to look at you. Everyone's going to have an opinion. Get used to the whisper. 

You can replace all the broken bulbs and relight the darkest alley, one at a time, until the whole thing glows bright like Main Street.

I really recommend this book because Walter is just an amazing boy and to be in his head space through out this book, you can really connect to him. He is naive and a little insecure. His family was pretty messed up. He grew up in an environment without love. His dad was a workaholic and his mom was depressed. He basically had no one to tell him that he did a good job, that he had amazing eyes, that he was special and unique. He didn't have his parents complimenting him, guiding him and supporting him. As you read through the book, you can see and feel how Walter grew stronger physically and mentally. It was a really good read and the pictures in the book were really entertaining. 

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Kale and Green Tea Noodles || Healthy Eats

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Kale and Green Tea Noodles


3-4 oz of green tea noodles (I got mine at Wholefoods and they are the Hakubaku brand)
Bunch of Kale
1 onion

I N S T R U C T I O N S 

1. On a pot, boil some water and add in the green tea noodles like how you would make spaghetti
2. On a hot pan, drizzle some oil then add in the chopped up garlic.
3. Add in the onions and stir them around for a while. Then add in the kale and wait till the leaves all wilt down. 
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Once it’s about ready, add in the noodles and stor them around for a while before serving.

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