Monday, December 30, 2013

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Before Christmas eve my hubby bought a gift for me so i was really thinking what's inside of that gift , i was thinking maybe a handbag,makeups palette or any staff that he knows that i love, so when christmas arrives i was very excited to open it While opening  the gift i was shock that it was a book i said whaaatttt? haha sorry guys it just not what i'm expecting because there are still books in our office area that i still didn't finish to read then my husband keep on laughing because of my reaction.

After a few minutes he was holding another gift i was very happy again haha then when i started to open it , again! i was very mad because it was a box of weighing scale we'll i know a gain so much weight after giving birth then when looking inside of the box I got surprise it was a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Actually last time when we are in mall looking at the gadgets I saw this and told my hubby that it was very cute and i tested it its not bad at all, so i ask him if to research about the product He told me that the reviews are good. Actually all of our gadget are apple products so i was thinking to try android and then he told me ''no'' so i was like alright mr.apple haha . So i was got surprise when he bought this . I make some research  online for beginners so far i was not that impressed or disappointed either.Here are some features and reviews i made.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Simple Christmas Sugar Cookies

It's Christmas Time! A few weeks ago i saw an adorable idea create a christmas cookies so i decided to give it a try. I want to share this simple recipe the Christmas sugar cookies it just takes a few minutes to make this cookies. The rolling,cutting,baking and decorating could take a more time but its the season to bake some good cookies.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review: Garnier Pure Active Intensive Anti Spot Exfoliating Scrub

Today I am gonna review a Garnier Facial Product, I bought this because sadly i cannot find the product here in france that lately i am using which is the Nivea Facial wash that i totally love. While searching in Supermarket i saw this Garnier Facial Product the Pure Active Intensive Anti Spot Exfoliating Scrub. Actually im not new in garnier products it is one of my trusted brand especially in my face because i really have a sensitive skin.


I already try their Garnier creme way back in my college days and it really give me a very good result. Ok back in the product , This deep pore wash is a bluish with small dark blue beads in it This facial wash contains salicylic acid which literally a spot prone skin miracle worker.



Monday, December 09, 2013

DIY Simple Christmas Nail Art

Girls put out your red and white nail polish, Holiday is coming and I'm here to share a simple nail art for this coming festive. Inspired By the nail art Youtube channel. Lets start..


Santa Hat Nail Art

All you need for this art are the following.

Nail Dotting Tools ( if you don't have , you can use bobby pins or pen and toothpick)

White Nail Polish
Red Nail Polish
Tape
Topcoat


Saturday, December 07, 2013

Trip To Paris France


Last November one my family decided to visit paris for holiday, the city of lights. Paris is known for variety of Museums, Theatres, Monuments and Architectural styles. Many of its Masterpieces such as the louvre and the Arc de Triomphe are iconic buildings,especially it's internationally recognized symbol, the Eiffel Tower.


Hotel De Ville


While we are walking we saw this building and admire the architecture its very beautiful. Theres a figures for men and dates indicated.


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Photowalking Chinese Garden Singapore

While i'm in Singapore, i decided to photowalking in Chinese Garden commonly known as Jurong Gardens it is a park located in jurong east. The concept of this is base in Chinese Gardening Art.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Trip to Krabi Thailand

Last year, me and my hubby celebrated our Wedding Anniversary so we planned to go in Krabi Thailand, perfect place for those who are beach lover like i do. Krabi is a town on the west coast of southern Thailand, before we go there we did a little research and information , Thailand is 1 hour behind from Singapore/Philippines Here are the things you'll needed while visiting Krabi.

Beach Wear (of course)
Sun Protection
Umbrella (the weather can be crazy during our elephant trekking the sun was bright but suddenly rain pours and lasted about 20 minutes)
Mosquito Repellant

Always say ''kob kun'' when buying or requesting (actually it means thank you,) we were actually told about it by our tour guide that some thai people might get upset. Krabi has Many Island here are the island that we visited.

Experience

Day 1.

We just spend our day in the hotel ''Tuk Kaek Sunset Beach Resort & Spa " very nice hotel from here you can view the sunset.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

DIY: 3 Ingredients Nutella Cookies

Do you love nutella? we'll so am i, who don't love nutella right. A couple days ago i was thinking of what to bake for Axel merienda/snack that is simple and easy to prepare that anyone in the kitchen have it. So i made these super yummy 3 ingredients Nutella Cookies knowing that my little eli really loves it, While he was sleeping i bake this simple nutella cookies and hopes getting them photograph before he will wake up.

Ingredients 

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg
1 cup of nutella
Perles or anything colorful candies to decorate (optional)


Procedures

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine Flour,egg and nutella in a large bowl and mix together with a spoon or spatula until dough comes together and no flour lumps remain (Optional: sprinkle your desire candies to decorate)

2. roll the dough into 1/2 inch balls and place in cookie sheet , about an inch apart.

3.Carefully press down to flatten and smooth edges that may have cracked.

4.Bake for approx 10 minutes. let cookies cool on.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Yves Rocher Retropical Eye Shadow Palette

Last Summer i decided to purchased a eyeshadow palette for summer look i try this Yves Rocher Retropical Eye Shadow Palette- A small palette of three nice,creamy blendable colors. There's Bleu des Bermudes, a Turquoise shade, eucalyptus, a dark jade green shade and peach Melba, which is fabulous highlighter.

     There are many looks you can had with this trio combination    

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm

Do you heard about the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm product? Well if you still haven't tried it i'm here to share some reviews about these product, i just got 4 shades i have been testing these out for a few weeks.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Homeschooling our 3 years old son


Last July my son Elijah Axel just turn 3 years old He is growing so fast, So me and my Husband Decided to Homeschool him. First We decided what are the things should we need for axel's homeschooling i do the research and get some ideas online. We have a big space in our living room so we decided to make the other side for his area.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trip to Universal Studio Singapore and Singapore Zoo

I'm here to share my experience in Famous Universal Studio Singapore , Last year When my husband Decided to bring me in singapore together with him he planned to visit Universal Studio Singapore.

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Review: Nivea Visage Sparkling White Pore Minimizing Foam ForExtraLarge Pores

I would like to share about the product I bought when we took our vacation in Philippines last month , it's a Nivea Visage Sparkling White Pore Minimizing Foam For Extra Large Pores I've been using this product almost a month now, I tried this because I notice that pores are lately visible and I am starting to get pimples when we are in Philippines I think because of the climate I have a combination skin, very oily T-zone and other areas of my face is normal.



What I like about this product is just a small amount is enough for my whole face its very foamy I really love this foam after washing, my face feels clean and smooth it gives my face a brighter look and of course my pores got minimize, when I came back here in france while continuing this product i notice that my skin becomes dry I think because the climate here is cold.This really made for Asian's anyways after Using this product I use Nivea cream to moisturize my face this cream is really good for dry skin it's really creamy. I love Nivea product ever since.



Almost finished!




What Product Claim


  • Deeply cleanses to remove dirt and dead skin.
  • Regulates oil production to prevent acne due to excess oil.
  • Lightens dark spots, and evens skin tone.
  • Smoothes skin without tight or dry peeling.
  • Tightens pores. 





Result : Visible fairer and refined looking skin with a natural shine-free complexion.    
Effective : Yes! it really minimize pores and control oil.


What do you think? did you already try these out?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

My first time motherhood experience


Hi i'm Laarnie a expat mom who is currently staying in France , a Wife and a proud mom to a little boy Elijah Axel. My Blog is all about my journey to travel around the world and to share my Experience as a Mom and a wife.








Last November of 2009 it was the time that we knew we’ll be expecting our first baby. The feeling of excitement is indescribable but yet a lot of worries and fear came into my mind for some different reasons. Good thing my then boyfriend(my husband) stood by me.
My husband wanted a baby boy however I prefer a baby girl for the reason that I never had a sister as I’m the only daughter in our family. While my husband wanted a baby boy for the reason that eldest is responsible for guiding siblings second to parents, and boys is more commonly have strong-willed than girls.  But nevertheless boy or girl for us it really doesn’t matter.  
During my 5th month of pregnancy I had an ultra sound and my doctor told me that we’ll be expecting a baby girl.  I was very glad and happy upon hearing from our doctor about the good news so as my husband. 
However on the 8th month I went back to my doctor and had another ultra sound with my husband and to my surprised my doctor told us that our baby is a boy and not a girl. So our doctor committed a mistake during the first ultra sound. 
Good thing that we had not yet buy a lot of baby stuffs because I was already thinking to buy all the baby girl stuffs with all pink colors. 

axel-and-laarnie

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Oil Free

Who loves BB Cream? i think all of us girls loves BB Cream because bb cream is promoted as an all in one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer,primer,foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.

Recently i purchased a bb cream i will not named it anymore it really makes my face oily , i have a combination to oily skin this product gives me more oily so it's really a no no for me. So last week i try to purchased a Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Oil Free, For Combination to Oily skin. The result was amazing it last wells and keeps oil under control throughout the day. SPF 20 is a bonus. I only purchased this bb cream for only 7.00 Euro but the original price is 10.50 Euro not bad right.

What Product claims to do :

Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream for combination to oily skin immediately mattifies, minimizes pores and conceals imperfections to give skin a naturally smooth, matte, flawless finish. Blends easily with your skin tone.

- Non Comedogenic - won't clog pores
- Non Acnegenic - won't cause breakouts
- Oil-free, Non greasy


1 Product, 5 Solution.


  • Anti-shine
  • Blurs pores and imperfection
  • Events tone and boost glow
  • Moisturizes
  • SPF 20 UV protection



Monday, September 23, 2013

Cashew Chicken with Broccoli


I am here to share a simple recipe called Cashew Chicken with Broccoli which is simple to cook and healthy. Before i started i just want to share my experience on how i learn to cook. People say that the way of a mans heart is through his stomach. When im still Single I really don't pay attention of this "saying"  till i got married. When I'm still in collage i really don't know how to cook even just to cook a rice, it's an ashamed right? i know that. Because in our house there is one who is cooking for us.

 When i got already married my husband told me that i should learn how to cook that is when i realize that its time for me to to learn. I started by looking at you tube channel how to cook different dish, i remember i started to cook an ''adobong manok" which is a popular dish in the Philippines by looking the procedures online. After my 1st attempt to cook an adobo i realize that it's not that hard to cook when you have all the ingredients needed actually i enjoy chopping lol its funny i know but i really enjoy it. So every time i want to cook something i'll just browse till i learn every dish without browsing.

 I am not an expert but i proudly say that i know how to cook different dish and the Taste i think it's quite delicious according to my hubby of course haha. So girls out there that doesn't t know how to cook it's not that hard as you imagine  i know that and i can feel you. Practice makes you Perfect right? :) So thanks for listening Let's get Started.


Ingredients.
  • 1 lb boneless breast chicken , cut into thin slices.
  • 1 raw egg , beaten already
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 piece onion , slice
  • 1/2 red or green bell pepper , cut into stripes
  • Broccoli , cut into piece.                                                                                                                     
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine ( if you don't have rice wine like i do , i use red wine and it works! :))  
  • 1/2 cashew nuts roasted
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil                                                                                                                            

Procedures.

1. Cooking Procedure
2 .Beat the egg and pour-over the chicken then mix well until properly distributed
Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil
3. Dip the chicken (coated with egg) in corn starch and stir fry until the color of the chicken turns golden brown. Set aside
4. In the same pan, add some cooking oil and allow to heat-up
Stir-fry the onion, red bell pepper, and broccoli
Add the cooking rice wine, soy sauce, and then allow to cook for a few minutes
Add the stir-fried chicken and cook for 2 minutes while mixing with the rest of the ingredients
Add the cashew nuts,salt, and ground black pepper