Probably not. I figure since I’m in the middle of relaunching MouseMakingSushi from the ground up. Why not?
So in honor we are giving away a pair of Whisper Earrings by Park Lane Jewelry.
In your choice of silver or gold. Enter by clicking the Contest and Giveaway link at the top of the page.
Enter soon, Giveaway ends 03/15/14 at 12:00AM
ends 03/15/14 at 12:00AM
It’s Tuesday… in some places.
Anyways it’s Tech Tuesday right now. There are two things I want to rave about…
macro, wide, and fish eye
The first one is 3-in-1 Lens kit for iPhone 5. This type of products have been around for quite a while and as much as you can Photoshop a photo. Nothing is more fun than being able to get that photo in one shot and naturally. For people who have a DSL camera can understand how awesome these lens can be especially the fish eye. The lens are attached to an 1/8 of a case and slide on where your back camera is. The only con is you lose your flash, but I find that most smartphone flashes are pretty harsh so no love is lost there. However for those you love photography and want to add a little fun to your mobile photos then this is for you.
3-in-1 Lens Kit for iPhone 5 at Amazon
The second thing is App of the week and this may be because I’m on a Spring kick like nothing else.
Sakura Now! only at the Apple App Store
Nothing is more spring than falling Cherry Blossoms. Think Spring and it will come! Definitely a fun app to celebrate the season with.
It’s Spring… Well we’re almost there.
We were at 81 degrees today…but it’s going to be cold tomorrow. That is not necessarily how I wanted to spend my Spring Break this week. Oh well.
Even though it’s cold outside doesn’t mean I can’t have a bit of Spring brought to me from Japan. Pickled Sakura Blossoms! In the spring Japan is full of endless amounts of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms). It’s absolutely gorgeous to see in person and festival are held in parks and people will view, drink and eat to celebrate the blooming of these trees and the start of spring. Japan pretty much gets Sakura crazy, every store you run into has Sakura flavored something like cookies, cakes, mochi, ice cream, Kit Kats, and the list goes on. Actually Nihon-Ichiban has a list of many different recipes you can use pickled Sakura for. The taste has floral essence that is light, airy and a little bit salty. Adding Chocolate is actually to the essences of Sakura is a wonderful combination. The flowers in the packages are soaked with salt and ume(Plum) vinegar to preserved it freshness and need to be soaked in water for sometime before use.
Starbucks is no exception. They have a Sakura Steamer and a Sakura Frappuccino which are absolutely delicious!
So of course I have to make my own version of these delicious drinks! So I’ll update everyone soon after a few trial runs!
Check out Nihon-Ichiban for Pickled Sakura Cherry Blossoms
and Nihon-Ichiban’s Top Recipes for Pickled Sakura
So I came across this article on Buzzfeed…
I’m not truly against the idea of this doll, Lammily, but in defense of Barbie. She’s never affected views of my own body image, just influenced on what I wanted in life. I understand the idea of having an average doll but here’s the problem I have. Her clothes look frumpy. Being average doesn’t mean she shouldn’t look fabulous. This is the reason we love Barbie, she has great clothes, she’s trendy, she rarely looks frumpy, even in uniform. Average is beautiful but does that mean you have to look you just rolled out of bed. NO! Give me average but give her a personal fabulous style that kids want to buy. Don’t go pink but what giving her H&M fashions. Affordable for the average person carries sizes all the way up to plus sizes but makes the average person look fantastic.
Now here’s the thing… I’m not thin, and the smallest I ever was a size 4 when at somewhere between 20-25 years old. I was working for the airlines and constantly moving. Not to mention, I also barely ate anything, and smoked cigarettes then a chimney! My walking consisted of the mile power run in heels I had to do to either get outside or the camouflaged smoking room in the airport. I was quite malnourished. I didn’t get to this size by attempting anything. My work and vices pretty much demanded this schedule from me. At the time, cigarettes beat out food for me by “__” <— this much!
Other than that I’ve always been a size 15 and proud of it. I like food, I see food that I want to eat I’m generally going to eat the dish in its purest form… Lactose, Gluten, Carbs, Red Meat, and Balut!! Bring it on. Of course it’s been suggested to lose weight and go to the gym and diet. First off the word “DIET” is DIE with a T at the end. So no, I don’t do diets. However I will give up certain vices for lent like this year is Diet Coke. Laugh all you want but this Diet Coke detox is no joke. Chills man… Chills!
Getting to the point, even as a child I’ve never wanted to be Barbie, I never wanted to be her size. I just wanted her stuff!!! Her job, JOBS! Her dream house, her pool, her car, her clothes but in my size. The adoration of Barbie has nothing to do with her looks, you don’t see every girl wanting to be blonde like Barbie. We just want her fabulousness. I don’t want her breast, waist, nor hips. I want the clothes, I want the accessories with the matching pooch in a bag.
You truly want to know where size problems and body issues come from are the mannequin that sit in department stores across the nation falsely giving people the idea of how clothes with look flawlessly on a mannequin but look absolutely ratchet when a living body puts the same outfit on.
So the body sizes that need to change to reflect the average women are the mannequins that affect grown women across the nation.
Raised these women self-esteem and let them know that they can be fabulous! Because at the end of the day having a good self-image all starts at home.
But what do you think about an average Barbie…
Check out the Kickstarted project: Lammily
Read the article on Buzzfeed: This “Normal Barbie ” Has The Proportions Of An Average American 19-Year-Old
I’m gonna be honest. I’m obsessed with Freakers, it’s better than a coaster. Way better than coasters. They insulate your drinks warm or cold. NO MORE DRINK SWEAT! By the way this winter has been going, I don’t think I could live without them. Especially walking through campus with a cold wet cola in my hand. This pretty much saved me from frostbite this winter.
So when my friend introduced me a view that explained how Freakers worked I was hooked and every season I purchase a few and add to my little growing collection. This time I added Sour Puss and Shrimp Pimp.
Sour Puss as I explained to my sister is my face everyday! I mean EVERY BLOODY DAY! So when people ask me to smile I can show them this an reiterate that smiling will probably never happen. Not that I have anything against smiling, I just don’t care to do it.
Shrimp Pimp is just gorgeous. The colors are pretty vivid. I’m just crazy about it and flamingos are just awesome.
Normally with every order, I receive a sticker of the Late and Great James Brown in Mugshot form tucked into a Freaker. That’s beautiful alone. Take a moment to digest that if you are old enough to remember why James Brown’s Mugshot was Epic. Can’t be using anyone’s bathroom now. I also usually receive a custom made drawing… my first one was a disco ball and then the drew me an otter, which was cool because I LOVE otters! Love them! This time I decided to request one more thing in the special instructions, which was an autograph photo of their CEO Zach Crain because he’s my imaginary friend in my head. We fly kites together… it’s pretty cool. Anyways as you can see they delivered. So this is definitely a company that cares about their customers which sometimes in lacking in today’s age.
Another thing I love most about Freakers is they are well made, quirky and made in the USA. So for every Freaker you buy, you are creating demand for jobs . So… I recommend everyone go get freaked.
Freakers can be found @ FreakerUSA starting $9,99
Disclaimer: MouseMakingSushi receive no payment for this blog and the review is based on the personal opinion of MouseMakingSushi
It’s Tuesday and that means it’s MouseMakingSushi’s App of the Week
Photo Wonder by Beijing Baidu Netcom Science & Technology Co.,Ltd
(available for free at Apple’s App Store and the Android Market)
It’s such an amazing photo app geared to women.
Cameras are sharp enough, pinpointing women’s beauty faults and I need softness, some feminity to my pictures. This is where Photo Wonder comes in with it Beautification editing by whitening, polishing, removing acne, enlarging eyes and slimming with just a tap of a finger. It’s one click beautify is great enough for that on the go selfie.
As with most photo app, they have a large amounts of filters, effects and editing tools that are reminiscent of Japan’s Puri Kura, which are the ultra cute photo booth located in arcades all of Japan and various parts of Asia.
The app is available for free at Apple’s App Store and the Android Market
So it’s Monday, March and suppose to be warm. However for most of the Midwest… it’s cold and school has been cancelled.
Even the college I attend was cancelled. I was kind of surprised to be honest that they finally put a Safety First approach to their faculty and students. #NOShade
Anyways the number one thing most families will do with such of occasion is make Hot Chocolate.
However with years of working with the airlines and the fact that I have an overactive toddler leads me to adding as much caffeine as I possible.
When I was working with the airlines, grabbing a mocha was not always an options… especially during the Winter season. Let’s face it, if anyone has travel through Chicago O’Hare or Newark during winter understands the hecticness that goes with those particular places. So while flying we always at least had Hot Chocolate Mix and Coffee and Dry Creamer. I mixed them all together and tada!!!! We have Mock Mocha or sometimes I call it Choco a lait.
It’s a pretty easy recipe, The white chocolate mix I use is Land O Lakes Arctic White, which you can buy at Target for $0.59. Not bad. Compare to paying over $4.00. Not bad at all.
Mock White Chocolate Mocha
- 1 pkg of White Chocolate Cocoa Mix
- 1 tbsp of French Vanilla Creamer
- 1 Cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee
- Whipped Cream (topping)
- Sprinkles (topping)
- Cocoa Powder (topping)
- Empty the package of White Chocolate Cocoa Powder in the cup
- Add 1 tbsp of French Vanilla Creamer and stir.
- Stir until it reaches a smooth consistency.
- Add 1 cup of hot freshly brewed coffee. and stir slowly because the creamer from the cocoa mix will rise and create a sweet froth to the beverage.
- Now your hot beverage is ready to decorate as you please with Whipped cream and any other topping you may like.
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I can eat dairy again!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!
I don’t trust taking pills but these generic lactaid pills from Target work wonders. I knew for the longest time I could eat certain dairy but never drink milk. Well that moment ran it’s course and nearly shredded my intestines apart for 4 days. I’m was quite surprise how it all happened. I don’t want to give up ice cream or cheese or awesome amazing dairy products filled with lactose just because I can’t break it down. Heaven forbid I go gluten free.
On a side note: Oscars were fantastic and actually quite amusing til the very end. Ellen did a great job.
My favorite moment — Best Selfie Ever!
Ipsy is one of the most popular subscription boxes. Only $10 a month, and with every glam bag you typically get a great mix of full size and deluxe size makeup and beauty products. (Plus you get a cute little makeup bag every month too.)
In Ipsy February Glam Bag.
I love these… usually.
But I’m not truly loving this bag.
I’m just not a pastel kind of girl.
So in this month’s bag there is
Zoya Nail Polish in Dot
I love this brand of nail polish and this may be my 5 or 6 brand from ipsy. I’m not a fan of there pastels though. They just don’t generally go with my style and are too tweenish for me.
(Zoya @ $9.00)
POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Fuchsia Freesia
I usually love a lot of POP Beauty products, Lip glosses I tend to be particular especially with shades with my skin tone. Again they give pastel. NO! So I gave it to my sister. It looks great on her. It’s not a bad product but the shade is not for me.
(POP Beauty @ $16.00)
J-cat Eyelashes with lash glue – The lashes were fab but the glue that it came with sucked. It’s was like black winter snot beginning to dry out, there was no tackiness to it. It was bad. Very bad.
(J-cat Beauty @ $3.99)
Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Violette (an ipsy exclusive!)
ipsy is killing me with the pastel. Killing me! Not a bad product, it has a lot a potential though. Just not my shade.
Actually I’m in love with line of Nail Polishes the company has more.
(Tini Beauty @ 18.00)
Fresh Start Mask with Ice Age Mud by skyn ICELAND
From what I’ve seen people are loving it, but I’m holding out for a rainy day… or at least after finals week. Especially with the price. There was only one included in my glam bag which was worth $6.50 alone.
(Skyn Iceland @ $39.00 for 6)
Total worth of the bag: $46.99
ipsy subscription cost: $10.00
So overall, it’s not a bad bag… just not really my shades this month.
Disclaimer: I received no payment of any kind to review this product, so these are my personal view and this blog is my opinion.
So there have been a few people asking me, what are my must have products when it comes to make up. Well I own a lot of products… I have my train case full of product and my go to bag for my can’t live without and must go everywhere with me.
First off my makeup bag is awesome and the primary reason I love Halloween. The best items in make up come out at that time. So my bag was a find at Walgreens, I think it was from e.l.f., but I’m actually not so sure anymore but it’s Disney’s Ursula from The Little Mermaid. My number
one in female villains, number two overall, Jafar is my first. Anyways love it.
So what in your go-to makeup bag or what are must in your makeup regiments?
Here’s my list…
Natural Shadow Palette
($7.50 @ NYX, Ulta)
Extreme Slim Eye Pencil – Jet Black
($3.50 @ NYX, Ulta)
Liquid Crystal Liner – Crystal Gold
($4.50 @ NYX, Ulta)
($9.00 @ NYX, Ulta)
Matte Finish Fini Mat Setting Spray
($8.00 @ NYX, Ulta)
L’oreal Silkissime Eyeliner – Black
($8.99 @ Walgreens)
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
($36.00 @ Ulta)
Maybelline Great Lash
($5.79 @ Walgreens)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – Beso
($24.00 @ Ulta)
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre – Gold
($16.00 @ Ulta)
Wet n Wild Fergie Collection- Bebot Love
($3.59 @ Walgreens)
Lush Lip Scrub – Bubblegum
($9.95 @ Lush)
Elf Lip Primer and Plumper – Natural
($3.00 @ e.l.f. , Target)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation – Tan Deep Sand
($38.00 @ Ulta)
From right to left: Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre-Gold, NYX Liquid Crystal- Gold, Stila Liquid Lipstick- Beso, Wet n Wild Fergie Collection- Bebot Love, Tarte Foundation-Tan Deep Sand, NYX Illuminator- Magnetic
Disclaimer: I received no payment of any kind, so these are my personal view and this blog is my opinion.