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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vidal Sassoon Hot Rollers

I had a little bit of time to spare and so before I hopped onto the computer, I quickly rolled up sections of my hair (dry, not damp) in the hot rollers by Vidal Sassoon and surfed the internet until the rollers cooled down.
I'm not sure what model it is or price because a friend had given it to my mom and since its old, there is no box anymore. Sorry about that.
This is what it looks like though:

I got all excited because I barely found out how to work the bobby bins with the rollers, haha!

As for the results:

I liked how it turned out. :3 I liked how it didn't take very long too (about 20 minutes). It usually takes me about an hour to curl my whole head with the curling tongs.
I curled it at night and the curls didn't last until the morning though because my hair was all straight again when I got up. Maybe it was because my room was a bit humid? Also, I didn't use hairspray though so it would have probably stayed curly if I had used some. :p

-Easy to use
-Can do other things while curlers are on
-Rollers have different sizes

-Rollers can be hot when you try to handle them
-Hair tends to have more flyaway using these rollers compared to using curling tongs
-You look ridiculous while the rollers are still in your hair (can be a good thing if you like to make people laugh :P)

Have you used something like this before? Do you like it?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Look Who Came Home With Me Today :3

 Don't forget to pick up your FREE mini dog ($10 value) with any PINK purchase from Victoria's Secret! ;)
Offer code is: PUPPYLOVE
at checkout if you decide to buy something online ;)

This post is not sponsored.
I am not affiliated with the company mentioned above.
I bought this with my own money.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nyan Cat Progress Bar!!!

I admit that I'm one of those silly people who gets really amused just by watching the nyan cat video and so I was stoked to hear that someone had created a Nyan Cat Progress Bar App!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
I know that this is compatible with Windows 7 machines but I'm not sure about others.

If you're interested in getting this adorable app you can download it for FREE: here.

Let me know if it worked out for you! :3

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recipe: How to Make Panna Cotta (with pictures)

I enjoy baking and making desserts when I have some free time and one of my favorite sites I like to visit for recipes is  I like the site because it has many recipes along with clear pictures of the dessert and videos of how to make them. I find that I learn how to do something better by watching somebody else do it compared to just reading the instructions.
Today I wanted to try making Panna Cotta because it looked so easy to make! The link to the recipe is: here.
People who enjoy eating custard-like pudding will definitely like this treat!

The INGREDIENTS for this recipe is very simple:
  1. 1 package of unflavored powdered gelatin (7 grams)
  2. 1/4 cup cold milk
  3. 2 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (I used half-and-half instead for mine)
  4. 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar ( I used powdered sugar)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or pure vanilla paste)

I used Knox Original Gelatine (unflavored).

 Inside the box, there are 4 packages. You only need 1.

 I measure out my cold milk (1/4 cups):

and sprinkled the powdered gelatin into the cold milk:

The powdered gelatin almost looks like sugar granules:

While waiting for the powdered gelatin to soften in the cold milk, we can start by heating up the sugar and heavy cream (or half-and-half in my case):
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cup half-and-half and powdered sugar poured into a pan

 Cream looks like its heated enough:

 Going back to our powdered gelatin absorbing the cold milk...
This is how it looks like after the powdered gelatin has softened (it feels kind of spongy if you touch it :P):

The softened powdered gelatin looks ready to be stirred into the hot cream (or half-and-half); By the way, I've taken the cream off the heat:
Stir until the gelatin granules are all dissolved. The heat helps activate the gelatin.
Time for some vanilla flavoring!
I used 1/2 a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract:

And you're done!
All you need to do is gather some dessert cups or glasses that you want to pour your cream into.
I have mine all ready and lined up on the counter :3

This recipe filled about 6 of these small little glass cups:

 Put your dessert in the fridge until firm for about 2-4 hours:

 Once it was ready, I decided to garnish it with some fruit (kiwi and cherry) but you can top it with anything you like (chocolate sauce, fruit sauce, other fresh fruit, berries).

Nommy! A delicious cool creamy treat.