September 22, 2014

Cheryl Cole a.k.a. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Cole aka Cheryl Fernandez-Versini screencap from her music video Crazy Stupid Love ft. Tinie Tempah

Cheryl Cole aka Cheryl Fernandez-Versini screencap from her music video Crazy Stupid Love ft. Tinie Tempah

Who isn’t in awe of Cheryl Cole? From the moment she emerged as a winner in Popstars UK, then becoming a member of Girls Aloud, she has been on a constant media spotlight. People are inspired by her success, with that Geordie accent & saccharine sweet smile. I love all her songs. My favorite is Fight For This Love. But then came Crazy Stupid Love featuring Tinie Tempah. It shows you hardwork & believing in yourself equals success, that success is within reach if you really want it.

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September 18, 2014

What is your favorite MAC lipstick color?

MAC Russian Red lipstick

MAC Russian Red lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick

 

When I became a mom of 3, my time to glam up has been reduced to a minute or two. I’m now a dash & go type of Mom. The only make-up essential that I can’t do without is my lipstick. A friend of mine gave me a MAC Russian Red as a gift. I always wanted that true red lipstick and the MAC Russian Red did it for me. I saw an actress acquaintance recently, sporting that neon pink lipstick & she tweeted that she’s using MAC Candy Yum Yum. From now on, MAC Russian Red will be my night lippy & the MAC Candy Yum Yum will be my official pink lippy during the day.

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September 11, 2014

Kids and Church in LA

Are you looking for some fun Christian activities for your children? You’re in luck because I just came across a hip church within Los Angeles that offers Sunday programs for kids. Check out Oasis LA at www.oasisla.org & their address is:

Oasis LA
634 S. Normandie Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90005
USA
Tel: (818) 287-8055

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September 3, 2014

Natalia Vodianova on Vanity Fair September 2014

Last night, I was reading Vanity Fair September 2014 issue with Natalia Vodianova on the cover. I have followed a bit of her lifestory previously but I didn’t know she really came from poverty. I won’t spoil it for you so you can check it out by getting your own copy of Vanity Fair. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, she overcame all those hurdles & made something out of herself. She had the courage & willpower to stand up after each fall. Kudos to women like Natalia.

Vanity Fair September 2014 with covergirl Natalia Vodianova

Vanity Fair September 2014 with covergirl Natalia Vodianova

 

I also read there that the favorite song of one of my favorite fashion icons, Michael Kors, is Native New Yorker by Odyssey.  I was just humming this song a few days ago. Music of the 70s & the good old days…

 

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September 2, 2014

Pesto Cavatappi Recipe

When I was touring Washington DC with my family, I craved for some pasta. That’s when we found Corner Bakery Cafe at the National Press Building. It was a cool place to have lunch & the menu was affordable. I ordered pesto cavatappi & hubby ordered the spinach sweet crisp salad while the kids had their child serving of mac & cheese. They also got a free juice & free cookie. The food was delish. Couldn’t get it off my mind so when we got back to Los Angeles, I immediately searched online for a recipe that I can tweak. Here’s my very own version of pesto cavatappi:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb macaroni pasta
  • 14.5 oz alfredo sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp pesto basil sauce
  • seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped rotiserrie chicken
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Boil water. Add pasta. When it’s al dente, drain the pasta. Then, add the alfredo sauce & the pesto basil sauce. Keep stirring. After 3 minutes, add the chopped rotiserrie chicken. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese & salt & pepper to taste.

SERVING SIZE

Serves 3-4

Since it was my first time to use a ready-made pesto sauce, I couldn’t quite decide which one to use so I bought 3. One of them has cheese already.

pesto basil sauces & pesto cavatappi

You can also serve with garlic bread on the side. Served using my Royal Albert plate. Happy eating!

 

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