Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dangerous Heels, Literally!

My boyfriend told me that I look great especially when I wear heels! Obviously, it helps a lot to make me look tall and deceive many. First of all, I love to wear them during special occasions and also I feel like I am a model on the the runway. Hahaha! Well, it's great and a fashion statement but boy, does it hurt after. Geez! It's a huge undertaking, eh?

Now, look at this few pieces that are really dangerous and really LITERALLY! Decide for yourselves.

In Australia, a woman was recently awarded around $60,000 after she tripped and fell down the stairs of a hotel she was staying at. Her nude stilettos actually became key evidence in her court case, and stood trial as a considerable cause of the fall. In the end, the judge decided that women were entitled to their heels even if it leaves them more susceptible to accidents. (Photo by: Jimmy Choo boot shoes via Kristopher Dukes)


Problem: The platform wedge. "Very very high platform wedges, which are super hot right now, are prime suspects," says Meghan Cleary, resident shoe expert at shoeareyou.com. The most common injury they cause are what's known as a "ballet break". "It's when you fall off a wedge onto the side of your foot causing a stress fracture," says Cleary. "It happens because there is zero flexibility in the large platform, so your foot is locked into falling the way the platform heel dictates." Photo by: Alia Rafia platform wedge sandals via net-a-porter 

Solution: The mini wedge. For safe-walking get a sandal with more support at the ankle so you're less likely to suffer twists and turns. Bringing down the height will help minimize the distance you fall. Photo by: Alexander Wang braided mini-wedges via Saks.com

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Five-Year Old Make Up Guru

Let's start with a positive note here. She is the new sensation for make up guru's out there you see on www.youtube.com. It's gone viral right now. She is adorable, cute, spot on and really amazing to look at. I have no problem watching this video over and over again. However, she's a five year old little angel. I don't know if she could get away with this. There's a lot of buzz out there right now if she should stay as a small girl playing dolls and running around park and not teaching people on how to put make up just yet. As much as she is a little innocent angel, it's a fine line to walk. So, for the mom's out there, what's your two cents on this video? Would you be okay with the idea that your little girl should put make up on as early as this age? If I were her mother, I would let her play around with my stuff and still know where to draw the line.


Monday, June 20, 2011

My Man is The Green Lantern

Folks, let's all watch this movie! I can't wait to see Ryan Reynolds again! He is simply awesome.

If you want to check movie reviews then, check www.joblo.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love, Michelle Obama's Fashion Picks!

Michelle Obama is such a great model for all women out there. I love her class and the way she carries herself in formal events and her picks for day to day events. She can definitely rock any style no matter what the price tag on it. I know that she has the privilege to wear any designer clothing out there especially the high-end ones but she chose to wear something that the general population can very much relate to in this trying times with our economy. Take a quick look! Love it!
It's always how you carry yourself! I say, I go for classic as it doesn't go out of style, at all. It's always good to be on a safe side, however, if you want to be creative and unique you certainly, can! Peace!
Rocking a Gap Top

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Falafel Recipe

I love almost all the Mediterranean food. It's super healthy and light in the stomach. Today, I will share something that a friend of mine has taught me to prepare. It's so yummy, I can't resist but just chow it down!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 60 minutes

5 romaine lettuce leaves, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
4 turnips/pickles
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons flour
Mazola Oil for frying


Combine garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl.

Make sure to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste.

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten.

Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes).

Serve hot. Enjoy!

Plain yogurt,salt,pepper,lemon juice

Serving Suggestion
Falafel can be served as an appetizer with hummus and tahini, or as a main course. Stuff pita bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tahini, salt and pepper. As an alternative, falafel can be formed into patties and served like a burger.

Serves 4.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pint-Sized Picasso

Guys, watch this little girl who is just a four years old. Take a look at this video and see for yourself. When she's doing her painting, she is just acting as a child, however, she does not really understand the gravity of her talent that impacts the world around her. Her art is said to be selling hundreds of dollars all over the world. She adorable!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Moist Chocolate Cake

I found this new passion of mine, lately! It is called BAKING! It's so refreshing and really helps a lot when you are kind of stress, sometimes. Anyways, I tried this recipe and brought along some slices to work and gave it some of my fave co-workers and here's what they had to say, "It's so yummy, It's so delicious and moist!" And so on and so forth. I felt proud for the first time when I am not really a cook, baker or anything close to that according to my mom and siblings, years back! But not anymore! It may be a long road to get to where I am right now but it's definitely worth it! Please give this a try and let me know what you think! I can't wait to bake this again and entertain my friends. I grabbed this recipe from www.marthastewart.com


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Dark-Chocolate Ganache
 I didn't use eggs, brown sugar, or buttermilk. I also didn't throw in nuts because some of my officemates are allergic to it. I just used 1 cup of Mazola Veggie Oil and a cup of Cold Water. Feel free to make the recipe your own.


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans; dust with cocoa, tapping out excess. Line bottom of each pan with a round of parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in chocolate and vanilla. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in three parts and buttermilk in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  3. Divide batter between prepared pans; smooth tops. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pans 15 minutes; run a knife around edge of each pan, and invert cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Set a rimmed baking sheet upside down on a work surface. Place one cake on sheet, and spread top with 1/3 of ganache. Place second cake on top, and spread remaining ganache over top and sides of cake. Using two wide metal spatulas, carefully transfer frosted cake to a serving platter.