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29 January 2011

Pineapple Tarts for CNY!

First off, I'm so sorry for being away. It's been pretty busy for the past few weeks and I can't seem to manage my time like I used to. Hopefully things will be less hectic after CNY and I'll be able to do more posts! :)

Chinese New Year is less than a week now (OMG, I still have so much things to do!). Beside red packets (ang pao), things that make me excited for CNY are the pastries/cookies and one of them is pineapple tart. IMHO, the best pineapple tarts that I've ever tried are baked by my mom period. Almost every year I help her, even though the only things I can do are just filling in the pineapple jams and glazing with egg yolks. Of course with no exception, this year my mom baked pineapple tarts for CNY. We didn't bake anything else though since time is running out, so we ordered other pastries instead. Well, here are some pics for the pineapple tarts!

Freshly wrapped with pineapple jams inside

Glazing with egg yolks

All glazed, shiny~

Baked and done!

Closeup for the pineapple tart

The pineapple jam filling, yum!

Another batch of pineapple tarts with different shape, which one is better? They taste as good! :)

Till next time!

*Update*: Since some of you asked about the recipe, here's the pineapple tart recipe that I found pretty close to my mom's and it's very detailed with pics. I do have my mom's recipe but I'm too lazy to translate it :p, hope that helps!

15 January 2011

Finished Products in December 2010

This is a super late post since it's already mid January, but better be late than never right? So, here you go!

Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer/Body Lotion
I have had this body lotion for a long time! I don't know what I was thinking to get this big bottle of body lotion, it's really taking me forever to finish it but I did finish it anyway :D. This body lotion is super moisturizing and it really moisturizes my super dry legs and arms, but it leaves a sticky residue on my skin and on humid weather, my skin becomes greasy because of this lotion, so I can never apply this lotion at daytime, only at night. I'll probably repurchase this but not in a big bottle anymore!

L'Occitane Green Tea Hand Cream
When I first got this hand cream, I really liked he green tea scent, I thought the scent was really nice but as time goes by, I feel the scent is too artificial, it's not like the green tea scent that I always like. Nevertheless, I still like this hand cream as it's pretty moisturizing and leaves my hand soft. I'll consider repurchase but not with this scent anymore!

BeautyMaker Perfect Lip Serum SPF 11
This lip serum has a light pink color but when applied, it sinks on lips and the color becomes barely noticed. I can't really describe the scent but I don't like it, the fragrance is pretty strong and I can still smell even after I apply it for a while. Though, it does moisturize and soften my lips and I love the fact that it has SPF. Not considering to repurchase since I don't like the scent.

Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
Believe it or not, this is my first eye product. I know I'm really late and I super regret it now, I never really took care of my eyes and I can see some fine lines under my eyes now *sob*. That's why I really need to make it right, I won't miss a day without applying eye cream now! Okay, back to this eye serum, even though it does hydrate my eyes area a bit (yap, only a bit), it doesn't really have any lifting effect. So, no repurchase for this! Still on the search for my perfect eye cream!

Till next time!

05 January 2011

A Piece of Me... in January 2011

A game hosted by Shirley of *We Love Toothfairy*

This month....
I like: Lunar New Year is coming! I'm so excited for it cayse it's my most fave festival ever :D

I don't like: spring cleaning. I just know there will be a lot of stress coming up :(

I want you to know: that I'm so sorry for late commenting and responding. It has been very busy for these past few days. I'll try to do it soon though! :)

I've planned: to start doing spring cleaning. It's a lot of work!

I want to say to someone special: Happy birthday little sis!

01 January 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Another year has come and I wish we all will have a great year ahead :)

Happy New Year 2011!