Mar 31, 2015

Nutraplex Megaberry and Pineapple Bar

I received Nutraplex Megaberry bar and Pineapple bar. It's vegetarian, gluten free, both chewy and has chia seeds. I personally liked megaberry better than pineapple coconut.Very healthy, good snack.

Nutraplex Megaberry Bar bursts with antioxidants and is bold in flavor. Your taste buds will explode with the tart flavors of acai berries, cranberries and raspberries combined with luscious fresh strawberries and a chewy blend of blueberries. Packed with Chia seeds, known to the ancient Aztecs as the cradle of strength, it’s a great source of protein and fiber. Megaberry sets itself apart from the ordinary bar and classifies itself as a Berry Lovers Bar.

Nutraplex Pineapple Coconut Bar is the trip to paradise you have been waiting for. Explore the sweetness of juicy pineapple adjoined with the silky smoothness of coconut. Your taste buds will be fooled into thinking you just woke up on an exotic island. Naturally sweetened with honey, this chewy blend of almonds cashews and chia seeds is packed with protein.

• Natural Energy
• Gluten Free
• Non-GMO
• Vegetarian
• Kosher
• Omega 3s
• Antioxidants
• Fiber
• Soy Free
• Dairy Free
• Natural Preservatives
• Balanced Micronutrients

2 % Pure Whey Protein Isolate

I have received these samples. They are vanilla flavor, I like to mix in when I make smoothie. It gives me more energy.

-100% BIO PURE WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE - Summit Nutritions whey protein is isolated from Whey Protein concentrate by using patented ultra-microfiltration process which preserves Natural Profile of Amino Acid unlike other whey protein isolates that denature the Protein profile by using Ion Exchange method or others. FREE FROM PROTEIN SPIKING OR AMINO ACID SPIKING and it gives you 90% Protein per Scoop (25/27.7g)

- HIGHEST BIOPURITY PROFILE - Summit Nutrition's Whey Protein Isolate gives 90% of protein per scoop (25/27.7g) and maximum amount (5.6 GM) of BCCAs and (4.8 GM) of Glutamines per serving size and it's ALL COMING FROM THE PROTEIN NOT EXTERNALLY ADDED. Also our protein has all 26 Full Spectrum Amino Acid Profiles including essential, semi essential and non-essential Amino Acids with 159 Biological Value and Perfect 1.0 PDCAAs Score.

-  ZERO FAT, VERY LOW CARB AND CHOLESTEROL - Summit Nutritions Whey Protein isolate has zero fat and very less, in fact less than 1% Daily Value of Cholesterol and Carbohydrate which is much better than other proteins. In addition to this, there is ZERO FILLERS OR EXCEPIENTS.

- NON-GMO, LACTOSE FREE, SOY FREE & NATURALLY FLAVORED INSTANIZED - Summit Nutritions Whey Protein Isolate is free of Lactose, Soy Gluten, BSE/TSE, NON-GMO and naturally flavored with Stevia. The protein is gently spray dried and lecithinated into granular free flowing powder which readily dispersible in water.

No Bake Boozy Bites Margarita flavor

No Bake Boozy Bites are fun, delicious and so EASY to make!  No Baking Required.  Just add 2 or 2.5 oz of rum, tequila, brandy, whisky or other flavoring to the mix, form into 1/2 inch balls, toss with powdered sugar and refrigerate.

The final Bites come out rich, moist and delicious.  They are like the old 'rum balls' but with some modern flavors.

There are five flavors to choose from:
- Margarita (Lime, Orange and a hint of Vanilla).  Use Tequila, Rum or Orange Juice
- Pina Colada (Pineapple and Coconut).  Use Rum, Whiskey or Coconut Water
- Drunken Monkey (Banana, Chocolate and a hint of coffee).  Use Dark Rum, Whiskey or Chocolate Milkk
- Cranberry Cocoa (Cranberry, Cocoa, and a bit of vanilla cream).  Use Brandy, Vodka or Cosmo Mix
- Peppermint Cream (Peppermint, Cocoa and a bit of cream).  Use Brandy, Rum or Chocolate Milk.

Each packet makes about 24 1/2 inch size bites.  These make a nice addition to a home party, a bar-b-que, and as a hostess gift.

For a fun option consider coating each Bite with Melted Chocolate.  Just melt 1/2 C chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle on top of each ball.  We suggest you place each ball on parchment paper.  Then cool and enjoy.

Keep finished balls in airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ingredients include (Margarita Version as a representative example):
Sweet Crumb (enriched flour, high fructose corn syrup, whole wheat flour, vegetable oil), sugar, diced citron (citron, pineapple, corn syrup, citric acid), corn starch, natural flavorings, honey, vanilla, xantham gum.
Mix was made in a facility with wheat, nut, dairy allergens.
Nutritional Information:
Serving size 38 grams (6 per package).  Amount per serving:  Calories 145, calories from fat 16, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans fat 0g, Cholestoral 0g, Sodium 0g, Total Carbs 31g, dietary fiber 1g, Sugars 15g, Protein 1g.

I received Margarita flavor. I decided to make half with cointreau and half with rum. I really liked it with rum.

Collagen Complete

If you want younger and healthier looking, you want collagen. You can just mix this with orange juice or something but I like to mix with smoothie.

Weak collagen is usually the first signs you notice that you're getting older. Your skin appears less elastic. Then wrinkles appear. Your joints get achy. These are all signs your body's collagen is wearing down. That's why a high-quality collagen supplement is one of the most important supplements you can have in your anti-aging arsenal.

The anti-aging industry knows this. The problem is that store shelves are filled with collagen gimmicks.  Those collagen skin creams don't work--as studies have proven.  Generic collagen supplements usually provide doses too low to actually do anything.  Most of these supplements don't even have the right type of collagen.

Collagen Complete contains only high-quality ingredients. High-quality hydrolyzed collagen is expensive. This is not a cheap product. It contains the dosage used in scientific trials (10,000MG) where results were proven to occur in HUMAN studies.

As we age, collagen not only degrades from exposure to the sun and other toxins, but also through malnutrition because the standard American diet is lacking in collagen and collagen-boosting enzymes.  Collagen Complete provides all the missing nutrients your body needs to maintain and even re-build healthy collagen in your skin, nails and joints.

Recommended Dose Contains:  10,000 mg high quality Hydrolyzed Collagen (from poultry source), 2,700 mg Chondroitin and Glucosamine, 25 mg Hyaluronic acid, 70 trace minerals, proteolytic and digestive enzymes. All ingredients work together for the formation of collagen and elastin in your skin and joints.

A collagen supplement can be the building block of healthy skin, joints, hair and nails. In your skin, collagen forms the elastic netting that supports youthful, vibrant-looking skin. In your joints, it provides the lubricating cushion between your bones, allowing you to move with freedom from pain. As we age, our body's collagen deteriorates from use and exposure to free radicals. Since the modern diet is lacking in sufficient collagen, you probably aren't providing your body with enough collagen to replace what has deteriorated. Maybe you've noticed the signs of deteriorated collagen such as loss of skin elasticity, development of lines and wrinkles, painful joints, etc. The good news is studies have shown that collagen supplementation can slow deterioration and actually rebuild collagen. Collagen Complete was created with this purpose in mind. It provides the highest-quality collagen with other powerful collagen-building ingredients.

Knife Sharpener From Priority Chef

I cook a lot and I needed knife sharper. It's easy to use and cute design.

Not all knife sharpeners are created equal! - This Priority Chef knife sharpener is different from the many other knife sharpeners available on the market today. Most sharpeners will create a typical straight 'V' shaped finish. This Priority Chef knife sharpener model PC-KN02 will create a concave shaped finish to your knife, giving an extra sharpness that most other sharpeners can't compete with.

Ergonomically Designed Handle and Non Slip Base - The stylish knife sharpener's handle has been designed to fit comfortably when in use allowing you a good firm grip and has a soft, cushioned non-slip base under that stylish steel base!

Please Note - This knife sharpener is not suitable for serrated or ceramic knives.

2 Stage Knife Sharpening System - Priority Chef's professionally designed advanced knife sharpener has 2 stages that can transform any straight edged knife to a new level of sharpness that almost any professional chef would be proud of. Stage 1 uses Tungsten carbide blades and should only be used for the dullest of blades. Around 3-4 pulls through this section will prepare your knife shape for the the next step. Stage 2 uses 2 ceramic wheels that will give your knife a high quality finish and a razor like edge.

Insta Natural Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils

I received them and I love them both. Both good quality and strong fragrance. You can use them for cleaning, face steaming, aroma, etc.

Peppermint Oil:
Peppermint Essential Oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind. This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving it a sharp, menthol fragrance. Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits.

Ingredient: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)

Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender Essential Oil is a steam-distilled oil that relaxes and rejuvenates the body and mind with a fresh floral aroma. This essential oil is extracted from the oil glands of the Lavandula Officinalis plant, which gives the oil its sweet herbaceous fragrance. Our Lavender Essential Oil’s clean and serene aroma makes it a perfect companion for aromatherapy to help ease the mind.

Ingredient: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Officinalis)

Mar 25, 2015

Evian facial spray giveaway


Evian® is giving away 20 two 5 oz Facial Sprays. Giveaway ends 3/29/2015.

Evian ®Natural Mineral Water’s journey starts as rain and snow high atop the French Alps after which it filters for over 15 years through glacial rock and sand to a deep underground catchment just outside the town of Evian-Les-Bains, France. The water contained in the spray is tested 300 times per day to insure quality and the consistent unique mineral content—guaranteed to be the same year after year—canister to canister. No other water has the same mineral content.

Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in France in 1962 at the request of doctors for use on burn patients. It was the first facial water spray in France and was introduced as the first facial spray in the United States in 1978. Because of the current world-wide awareness of the Evian brand name, and the 36 year efforts of the USA exclusive distributor (The Wilkes Group Inc. in Old Lyme, CT), Evian is the only facial spray to be carried by many prestige retail groups including Nordstrom and Sephora. It is also offered in many luxury resorts and hotels such as Four Seasons.

The French Government has extremely stringent standards for approving mineral waters as suitable to drink. Evian Facial Spray is the only mineral water spray in the USA to contain such a water and the only one with a companion drinkable bottled mineral water. Worldwide, the Evian brand can be found now in over 120 countries.

The Wilkes Group was founded in 1976 and has distributed Evian Facial Spray since 1978. The company is focused primarily on prestige distribution at retail and luxury resorts/hotels that buy the product as a room, cabana, or poolside amenity.

*It is hosted by The Wilkes Group and not Evian.

Mar 20, 2015

Slurpin' ramen bar - Koreatown

Slurpin' ramen barjust opened in Koreatown. I was there for soft opening week, and I went back for the opening week because they were having buy 1 get 1 free ramen deal.

The menu is very simple, they only have Tonkotsu ramen, and veggie ramen. No miso, shoyu, or miso ramen. You get to pick toppings and how spicy you want.  They do have some appetizers, too. My favorite was fried rice. It was actually really good. Ramen wasn't bad at all. I liked it when I tried it for the first time, but then when I went back, it wasn't good as the first time. The service was good.

You also get free toppings or drinks if you check-in on facebook or yelp.

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Garlic edamame $3

Fried rice $5

Chashu bowl (S) $4

Ramen. Small (left) $7 and Regular (right) $9

This was with fatty pork.

This was with chashu

And black sesame tempura ice cream $5

Slurpin' ramen bar 
3500 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005

 (213) 388-8607

Sun-Wed: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thurs-Sat: 11:30 am - 1:00 am

Refresh Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery Serum just launched


I just receive this newest product: Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery serum by Refresh and I just love it.

Refresh's Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery serum is a dynamic and effective dark circle elimination treatment. Using an active ingredient mix of purified soy, rice and yeast peptides, the formula positively stimulates blood circulation away from the eyes to dramatically reduce dark circles and puffiness.

-Reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes
-Restores important moisture levels
-Soothes and softens the skin
-Is safe and gentle to use around the eyes
-AIRLESS PUMP Precision applicator maximizes eye serum effectiveness – product stays sealed, extending product lifetime, eliminating waste or spills
-SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES Non-irritating, fragrance-free gentle cooling eye treatment contains no artificial colors, parabans, sulfates, alcohol, or preservatives
-THIS EYE SERUM is Vegan, Cruelty-free, 100% natural botanical extracts

The specific peptides used in this formula help improve microcirculation by strengthening the layers of the skin, which regulate collagen formation and elasticity. Thanks to the uplifted and rejuvenated skin cells, circulation within the delicate and sensitive blood vessels improves and alleviates the appearance of dark circles.
The Natural Seaweed and Hyaluronic Serum in which the formula is based delivers a moisturizing boost.Seaweed is rich in antioxidants and protective value. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural moisturizer that attracts and retains moisture from the environment.

Luxy Beauty Care - Stretch Mark Cream

If you are looking to fade away your stretch marks, Luxy Beauty Care Stretch Marks Cream is what you are looking for!

-Contains key ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Organic Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Rose Hip Oil, Orange Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl acetate(Vitamin E)

-Helps in reducing the appearance of existing stretch marks by increasing the moisture content of the skin, so that it has a more even tone and feels smooth and supple to the touch.

- Specifically formulated to increase your skin's Collagen and Elastin Production.

-Ensures that the moisture seeps deep into your skin and stays locked in. This improves your skin's elasticity, which in turn helps to prevent new tears and marks from forming.

-Applicable on affected areas - abdomen, breasts, hips, thighs, lower back, and buttocks.

-Hydrates skin and Absorbs easily.

-It works for all skin types.

- Suitable for Men and Women.

-Free of harsh chemicals.