Blogger Buddies

Friday, July 23, 2010

Would you Rather...

One of my favorite bloggers, Karen (Allure of CF Beauty) passed on a pretty fun tag.
So before I start, I wanted to tag:
1. Naka's Net
2. Zoe from 13 December
3.All Things Beauty With Skye
4.Dana from My Simple RaNdOmNeSs! ^_^
6.Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets
7. ChinkyMel's Corner 
8. Dreams, colors and glitter
9.Layla from Eco Experiment
11. Shou-chan
12.Cupcake Couture
13. YOU!!!

1. Copy this picture & put it into your own post
2. Answer all questions
3. Tag as many people as you like
4. Tell them that you've tagged them
5. See what they answered!

Be extremely beautiful or extremely intelligent?
Extremely intelligent! :) I think that's more important. Besides, it doesn't say you are 'extremely ugly' so I'm okay with being an extremely intelligent but 'average-looking' girl. (Maybe I can use my intelligence to make myself look better, haha!)

Go without brushing your teeth for a year or go without washing your hair for a year?
EEWWWW!!! This is a hard one. Man, I HAVE to brush my teeth so I choose that. I'll probably just wear a hat or scarf to hide my nasty hair. ><

Be rich or famous?
I don't care much for fame so I choose to be rich.

Have an amazing shoe collection or an amazing makeup collection?   Shoe collection! :) I usually don't wear much makeup :p

Be able to sing or be able to dance?
Dance! :P Might be good exercise for me.

Be stranded on a Desert Island or in the Desert?
Desert island. The desert sounds a bit too hot.

Have a computer or a TV?
Computer!!! :) I love the internet :P I don't watch TV very much anyway.

Wear spots or stripes for the rest of your life?
Which way do the stripes go? I guess I'll choose spots then :P

Drink out of a teacup or a mug?
A teacup because I can stick my pinky out when I hold the teacup. Plus, it looks cuter.

Receive a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates?
Chocolates please!!! :P Oink!
I usually feel bad when flowers are picked anyway. I would much rather have them in the soil and alive.

Have a hug or a kiss from someone you love?
A hug! Big bear hugs are always nice.

Wear Converse or Stilettos?
Stilettos. I'm more of a girly girl.

Meet Johnny Depp or Robert Pattinson?
Johnny Depp. I like his style.

Be a fairy or a mermaid?
A fairy! :) Maybe a tiny one like Tinkerbell :P

Coffee or a cup of Tea?  Coffee. I like how it keeps me awake.

Pink nails or Blue nails?
Pink since it is my favorite color.

Live somewhere sunny or somewhere cold?  Definitely sunny! I'm not very good at dealing with the cold.

Have an amazing house or an amazing car?

Be kind or funny?
Kind. I don't really care for much attention.

Eat sweets or cakes?
Aren't those almost the same things?

Hold a Tarantula or a Snake?
EWWW! I'm not too fond of both but I would much rather hold a snake. I've done it before. Tarantulas are too scary and furry.
Wear a necklace or a ring?
Necklace. I like to makes things using my hands a lot and rings can get in the way sometimes.

Laugh or smile?
Laugh. Might give me some abs.

Be hated or be a hater?
Sucks but I choose hater. Thought it might be easier to deal with emotionally.

Pearls or beads?

If you had to choose, lose your sight or hearing?
Hearing. Felt like I could be more independent that way.

Have lots of money or lots of friends?
Since I already chose to be rich in the above question, I will choose friends! :P (I know I cheated!)

Love or be loved?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Free Pink Mini Dog with Pink Purchase

If you guys are going to the mall or something, you might want to check out Victoria Secret! :P
You get a free mini Pink mini dog (Retail for $10) if you make any Pink purchase until August 3rd or while supplies last :) I thought that was an awesome deal. I love collecting these Pink mini dogs :P Too cute!!! You can choose different colors: black zebra, pink leopard, or leopard. :)
As you can see, I got the "pink leopard" one. :) Go get one! :P You know you want to! ;)

(Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Victoria Secret and I was not compensated in any way to write this post.)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to make gourmet coffee at home?

Guess what this is???? Maybe all you coffee drinkers might know what it is?
I went to Daiso the other day and was super excited to try out the "Milk Bubble Maker"!!! :P I like how it is named :P
But it is just a milk frother. My last post was about what I've baked and so I thought that a coffee/tea post following my previous one would be appropriate. :p

My new milk frother/milk bubble maker came in the typical plastic packaged like this:

The back of the packaging had illustrations showing how to assemble it:
and instructions on how to use it (as well as how NOT to use it):
This was what really caught my attention :P I want my coffee to look like the way they do in coffee cafe's!

Shall we get started?
I had to put batteries because it wasn't included. Boo!

1. Milk!!!:
I just heated up the milk in the microwave for a minute or two. I thought it was easier and faster this way. :p
I like how this milk comes from "free farmed" cows :) Maybe Karen (from Allur of CF Beauty) will be proud of me because the American Humane Association makes sure that these cows are free from cruelty and abuse? :)

2. The milk is all heated and ready to be frothed!

3. Add milk to coffee!
I was trying to make a "cappuccino"(mixture of espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam).  The milk-foam ratio is entirely up to your liking! :) I usually just add equal amounts of each but I was too excited and hasty so I just added the coffee to this same mug. -__-;
4. Optional: Sprinkle with ground chocolate, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
(I didn't do this step though)
5. You're done! :)
This was my first time using a milk frother and I'm very happy with how my coffee turned out! :) It was easy and fun to use. I liked how it did not take very long to make as well.
Maybe the next time I do this, my cappuccino would look and taste better. :p

Friday, July 9, 2010

Eat Me!

Baking is one of my hobbies and I just wanted to share some of the things I had made:

I love Beard Papa's cream puffs and I still need to improve on my cream puff-making skills but this is how it turned out :p
My aunt owns a bakery and I used to help her make these cream puffs. I still have her pastry recipe but I've somehow lost her custard/cream filling recipe :( So I'm in search for a good one. Care to share yours? :P
acutelife had shared me her cookie recipe before and it was so yummy! :) Thank you so much!!! You guys should check her blog (My little rentata) out! Her food posts always make me hungry :p

 Sorry about the picture quality (I took this picture with my phone) but I had also made some roll cake. I found the recipe online somewhere and used's technique from this video:  Swiss Roll - How To Make a Swiss Roll Cake
Awesome resource if you like baking ;)

And last but not least, I had made some spritz cookies! :P It was interesting to know that cookies could be shaped by piping it :p I'll show you guys how I made them if you want to see :)

Do you have any yummy recipes you want to share? I'm always interested in trying new things :)