Saturday, December 31, 2011


at long last! GlamBox in UAE...who else is happy? 

what is GlamBox
< they would send you a fab surprise box every month with beauty samples >
< try the products, share your reviews/opinions and tips >
< but hafta subscribe ^_^ it's only Dhs 50/- a month >
< don't you just love a surprise delivered right into your door every month? well i do! >

look at me now

couldn't sleep on the eve of new year's's one of those many nights that i've been experiencing a lot recently...had to go to work was already 7am so i decided to get up and make myself a cup of coffee, do my usual morning stuffs...but i did something else...tried to rap while ironing slash combing my hair :D

i got so sick of this song after listening to it gazillion times when i was trying to memorise it...

had this youtube account since 2006 and i used to upload some vids of me singing but i took them down cos i was like..."what the eff was i doing" ha ha...and then i did it again!

perfect mousse

needed to put my hair back to life...i didn't want another cut...i swore i would grow my hair longer...and if i don't wanna cut, my only other option is COLOUR! (*sigh* if only i can afford hair extensions :D)

i used to believe that L'oreal was the is Wella, so i was skeptical to try any other brand until someone (who often colour her hair) mentioned this brand was good so i decided the next time i'm getting an at home hair colour kit i would get Schwarzkopf (i can't even pronounce it :D) - i found one without amonia and its a moussey type thing that you pump out of the bottle, which turned out to be purdy good...much easier to apply than the creamy liquid ones...

Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse No. 750 - Praline

* unedited - all photos taken using Samsung Galaxy S2 *

DIY || ball of lilies

2nd DIY

and this was accidental...cos i never planned on doing this...i just found these amazing stuffs while i was walking around in Karama where i went the other night to buy a razor comb...the materials are so cheap and so easy to make :D

* foam ball *
* bunches of fake lilies *
 * cute heart pins *

i didn't need any other tools...just my hands...the flowers detach from the stems i just put the pin in the middle of the flowers and pin them on the foam ball and voila! my little monsters can do this...but i wanted to enjoy it all by myself :D

a little disappointment is that i didn't get to cover the whole ball cos i ran out of flowers...if they weren't so damn hard to get from all the stacks of flowers at the store i could've gotten more...but in any case i love the outcome...

i'm thinking of putting this in the bathroom where i currently have these sunflowers...hmmm

* unedited - all photos taken using Samsung Galaxy S2 * fave activity

I realised I just made one post this December...and thought that can't be...I needed to take here are some of the things I've done early December...

1st December 2011
BBQ somewhere in the middle of desert
awww...look at that baby sitting purdy in the middle of the desert <3

we found a deserted desert along Dubai - Al Ain Road...seriously no other people was around that breezy afternoon...but it was too breezy and we weren't prepared...we got sand all over our barbies so we decided to just continue grilling at the balcony :D
on our way back to Dubai Silicon was lovely...

he marinated the chicken legs and lamb chops while i did my wonders on pork ribs hee hee

pink wine <3

yummay! looking forward to doing this again...

2nd December 2011

our breaky...tender juicy hotdogs, eggs and garlic fried rice...i love sharing a plate...i think he's learned...told him it would save me time doing the dishes :D

@ Jumeirah / Al Wasl Road to see the cray happenings on UAE's 40th National Day

a man was selling these party foams on the street so we got some...and i started spraying on some kids that were passing by...

i got them first...didn't expect they would catch on...the windows were open so...yeah got foam all over my hair...crazy kids ha ha loves it!

foamy window

crisps all over the car...with all the traffic i remember wanting to get down and taking one cos i needed something to munch on...

8th December 2011

we had lunch at Max's and i got him to try this caramel bar which was a part of the combo that i ordered...we asked (well begged actually) a staff if she can hook us up with about four more cos it was just heaven...she said no cos they might be short on supplies...but then she came back after few minutes and said they can give us a box for...hmm I forgot how much, she also mentioned that that was the first time they've done it cos i was with someone foreign lol...but thanks to my mahal...

Russian Food...i wanna surprise my mahal with something Russian...but he's very picky and he wanted something traditional...i showed him some recipes i found on android apps and he said that wasn't Russian! so i don't know...maybe i will just surprise him with a pickle or something :p

 some of my monstess favourite @ home...sweets and real food

chicken macaroni soup

tocino, chopsouey, fried eggplant, bagoong and of course rice...well these are all my faves

no bake chocolate fudge

pancake with chocolate chips and ice cream

fried chicken and beef broccoli

* unedited - all photos taken using Samsung Galaxy S2 *

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

pink xmas tree project

Been ages since my last post... its now almost mid December and my favourite holiday is coming in less than two weeks! 

We finally finished our pink Christmas tree project. My little Icey had this brilliant idea that saved me a lot of time and moolah! Instead of searching for a pink plastic tree she said "Why not spray paint our old tree Mommy?" and voila! 3 cans of 3 different shades of pink we finally finished spray painting our old tree...the angel sitting on top of the star is a pin which I got from Accessorize ages ago I finally found a place for it...and I'm loving the zebra stripes removable wall decor I got from Ace Hardware :D

well...we have no chimneys in the Middle East, hence the keyboard stand hee hee

a messy corner...fake pink roses and fresh flowers on the floor from my mahal...

to add more pink...hed kandi headphones and YUBZ pink pop handset that i got early this year...they were selling these pop handsets for dhs 300/- at the Covent Garden Market at The Walk in they're cheaper which is why i was glad i got it for free...i think i only used it a couple of times when they were new...people used to laugh at these now they're everywhere!

dunno when im gonna do my next post...have a Merry Christmas everyone!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

hello kitty make-up and strawberries

been really lazy this past few days...the weather in Dubai is PMSing and it's a bit hard not to get carried away...been feeling sick and the mood is down...

but hey! nothing better than new make-ups and strawberry cheesecake to cheer the mood up!

i got these goodies from my make-up suppliers :D

ily Jane for the teeny YSL mascara and ily TokiDoki for my Hello Kitties 
(hmmm i want more!)

really wish they'd produce all mascara in sample sizes so it doesn't go to waste. i read in a magazine years ago that you're only supposed to use a tube of mascara for a month (for hygienic reason).i also heard Kris Aquino saying that on her old talk show, i wasn't even into make-up when i first read about it...but it stuck, although i do not follow it...i use my mascara until it works great :D

hello kitty 4 eye shadow palette in smoky purple
AED 109/- 

 hello kitty mono eyeshadow in cuba libre
AED 66/-

...and strawberry cheesecake...tho it looks like they've been murdered they still tasted yummay!

before i's Turkey Day...Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers...
share the love and the turkey 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Red Red Wine


Someone was feeling i took the chance and dragged him to Amika at Monarch Hotel for late dinner and drinks...

a page from the menu

my first course: chesse cake
(my never ending search for the best cheese cake, i still think Circle's cheesecake is the best! i love the coulis and and the addition of vanilla ice cream on this cheesecake though)

his first course: beef carpaccio
(im now thinking this one of his fave since he almost always order it when its on the menu and he said this one is the best carpaccio he had so far!)

my main course: slow cooked beef cheek served over mashed potato, chantarelle mushrooms, sauteed brussels sprout, red wine sauce reduction
(exactly the reason i took a photo of that page from the i will be able to write all those :D)
the beef was oh so tender and so yummay! 

his main course: same as above...he didn't order any mains at first cos he said he was still full but when he saw me digging in he got so tempted and since we were not in Karama we couldn't exchange plate or share food...

but i think that's all bull**** so what?! you are gonna pay for the food...that's yours you can do whatever you want with it! ugh! that's what i hate about fine dining, people are all so proper! but seriously, i don't's fun acting like you're posh when you're really not...

red red wine

a bottle of bourgogne pinot noir
overall experience: very satisfactory, the food was the best (according to my companion), i must agree that the beef was heavenly, the Moldovan waiter was attentive...always on his feet to pour us wine and sparkling one point they started conversing in Russian which was music to my ears (you decide if that was sarcastic or sweet :D) was sweet, i would love to learn how to speak fluent Russian but it is just so eggin difficult...

interior is so-so, i've seen better...the empty frames don't cut it for me...

the bill came out to a whopping AEDxxxx! well, mainly cos of the wine
this is by far the most expensive fine dinner i've had and i love the fact that i was with a special someone but i know there are much better fine dining restos out there

are we going back? hmmm maybe for a couple of drinks or ladies night! for food...gotta try a new one!

oohh and i wanted to do an OOTD cos i love my red wine dress but i wasn't in the mood so this is all i could manage...

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