Wal-Green’s cosmetics

There is this Wal-Green’s store not far from my house. I tend to go into this store when I need to buy snacks or maybe a soda. They also have a bigger beauty aisle than most.

Here, they had some of the Yes to Face facial wipes. I’ve heard good things about this brand. Unfortunately, most of their products are expensive. I haven’t had the chance to buy one yet, including the detoxifying charcoal wipes yet. In Wal-Green’s, they even had the hydrate & restore, and the age refresh towelettes. Rimmel London had this hashtag Insta Flawless protecting skin tint. Vaseline had this lip therapy with different flavors like; rose and crème Brulee. There was this product called Mega Cushion which has a soft matte lip cream only found at Wal-Greens. Milani had these cool retouch + erase light-lifting concealer and an amore matte metallic lip crème.

They have much more products like Wet n Wild, Almay, Revlon and much more. I didn’t have the chance to take more pictures as I would have but I do enjoy coming to this store because they have so much variety. The prices vary by product. Although I do hope to buy some of the travel on the go products soon for my next big adventure when that arrives.

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Easter Candies

Easter is coming up in a few weeks. I went to Target today. I made this collage of the candies that I saw. M&M’s had this new flavor I hadn’t seen before; vanilla cupcake. Sour Patch had sour patch in the form of bunnies. Whoppers had these cartons of mini whoppers eggs. They even had cotton candy in a plastic jars. I liked seeing the gift baskets and the Dove chocolate brand that had flowers and the flavor was caramel & milk chocolate. The aisles were adorned with plenty of Easter décor and the prices were not bad for the candy or the décor. Have you prepared your plastic eggs, gift baskets, or bought bags of candies yet?

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Done with midterms.

I haven’t been posting much on my blog since I’ve been so busy with school. I’m taking Astronomy and Algebra 2 this semester. Astronomy is pretty confusing and the midterm questions sort of threw me off since some of them were from the quizzes I’ve taken. Algebra 2 keeps me busy with plenty of homework. I’m also involved with three clubs and there is this big announcement I will be saying in about maybe, 2 months. It involves my education, and some cultural experience. This week was all about midterms and I cannot wait to utilize my time to take pictures and make collages to post on my blog. I do have to make a few collages about food, places I frequent, dessert, makeup, and much more. My spring starts tomorrow, so I hope to be refocusing more on my blog more than ever.

Baking brownies

A few days ago, I baked some triple chocolate chip brownies. Since I’ve been busy with school, I haven’t had the chance to be in the kitchen to bake. This batch of brownies can be bought at Costco. In a box, there are six batches.

To bake these brownies; you need this batch (to make one or more brownie mix), 1-2 eggs, vegetable oil, and water. For the amount of brownies that I made which were supposed to come out to be 48 count, I had used 2 eggs, 2/3 water, 2/3 vegetable oil, and two Ghirardelli triple chocolate chip brownie batches twice in 2 separate bowls.

In the collage below, The top row kind of shows the cooking process if you follow the arrows. First, I put the brownie mix in a metal bowl. I poured in the water, then added the 2 eggs. Lastly, I added the vegetable oil. I used a measuring cup for the water and oil. I mixed all of it plenty. For this recipe, you need to mix it all so you don’t see any more batter but not too much because the brownies have chocolate chips.

When I poured the brownie mix into a pan (on the right side of the collage) & (follow the arrows), I poured all of it out and made sure it spread out to all four corners. I baked each pan of brownies for 55 to 60 minutes. The smell of chocolate brownies wafted through my house while it was cooking. The end results of my baking is below in the lower left and lower right corners.

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National Pancake Day by IHOP

Last Tuesday, IHOP had their annual “National Pancake Day” where you come in, sit down and order a free stack of buttermilk pancakes, and by the time when it is time to pay (one stack of pancakes are free*) but in return, you give a donation to one of the charities box at that location.

For me, this was my first time going to IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day. I went with my friends after a club meeting. Eating a stack of buttermilk pancakes with my friends was the best. We were seated by the windows. Between both my friends and I, we have not had the chance to come to IHOP that often. The place was very busy and I could recognize that most of the crowd inside was college students. The IHOP I went to is not that far from my junior college campus.

Below is the collage I made of my experience.

The first and second row -top and bottom pictures- are of the menus. To the right of the ‘made fresh for you’ menu picture is the sign I saw of the national pancake day, the following pictures is of my stack of pancakes. The second row next to the ‘sugar, spice, & everything nice!’  is my friend’s free stack; she topped hers with boysenberry syrup, strawberry jam, and ice cream. Going onto the right of that picture, I ordered more food because I didn’t get to eat lunch. I ordered the Cinnamon Roll French toast which is on the second’s row first picture menu. The French toast came looking exactly like the depiction on the menu. I got to buy the special with a combo of my choice so I got the basic one. It had hash browns, scrambled eggs, and 2 sausage links. It came out to be $6.99 for which I paid for when my friends and I had finished eating. The other two pictures I had taken were of the other special drink they were offering; French Toast Hot Chocolate. I even snapped a picture of the variety of different flavors of pancakes they had on the menu.

I donated a little bit of my money and my friends and I left full and satisfied with the breakfast food. I’d like to donate again next year and come back with more friends to celebrate National Pancake Day with them.

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Nature Republic

There were two locations of this store that I’ve been to in; Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia and Glendale Galleria, Glendale. This store has a plethora of a lot of cosmetics, as the brand that utilizes natural ingredients for their products. The bonus that has intrigued me and a few of my friends is that some of the products have EXO, a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul which appeared to be on the label or the packaging. The names of a few of the products are a limited edition hand cream special kit (looked like there were variations to the kit), a natural butter lip balm, and much more.

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I saw some body washes, peach mousse body oil, lip tints, lip sticks, hand & nature hand cream that was (buy 1, get 1 free), a handful of face masks, real nature cranberry peeling gel, bamboo charcoal mud pack, lip essence, flower balm, blush, and much more! Some products are more expensive than others, including the fact if you buy a specialty item or set.

It’s a brightly lit store where staff tells you of the special offer they’re having in that store, lets you know what products there are to use for a free test if you are unsure how a product is like,  friendly, and knowledgeable about all of the products. Have you heard of Nature Republic?