Living Your Dream Life

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Make Student Life Easier with Cuisinart Combo Steam Bake Oven

If you’re short on kitchen space or don’t have an awesome oven, the Cuisinart Combo Steam & Convection Oven is one of the most nifty, multi-purpose and powerful kitchen appliances that you can get your food loving hands on. [Read More]

Easy Soup Recipes: Hot & Sour Mushroom Soup

Perfect for a light lunch or dinner, perfect for cold days and perfect for vegetarians- this easy mushroom soup is reminiscent of classic Chinese Hot and Sour soup but done simply and quickly. [Read More]

Omakase Restaurant San Francisco- Nigiri Sushi credit Jeremy Chung

Fortunately for residents of the San Francisco bay area, the simply named Omakase Restaurant is of the finer persuasion. Its proprietors were hoping to achieve the quintessential feel of a Tokyo establishment obviously serious about traditional edo-style sushi, and they’ve done just that even at the risk of alienating guests who don’t quite comprehend that sometimes, the food is indeed the main attraction. [Read More]

Cuisinart Waffle Maker- the best waffle maker that's also multifunctional and doubles as a panini press.

Apparently waffles are the not-so-secret brunch love of many of my friends and family, so much so that I decided to finally start making them at home. In paying close attention to the quality and taste of waffles in restaurants, I found most of them to be tasteless, either too crunchy or too soggy and most importantly, of questionable ingredients. [Read More]

PurErb Purity Renewing Facial Oil

If you’re passionate about skincare, by now you’ve heard all the rage about facial oils. For those of you with oily or combination skin like me, you may have shied away from using such oils in the belief that you don’t need more oil on top of oil. However, this is simply not the way facial oils work. [Read More]

Health Benefits of Tea

Green tea is grown predominantly in China, Japan and India, with each country producing different and unique varieties. There are two methods of growing green tea- directly under the sun or with varying degrees of shade. [Read More]

Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

There have been great sunscreens on the market just as there have been great pore refining serums and oil reducing lotions. All in one, though? [Read More]

Tatcha Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer

There was a day not so long ago, when I carried oil blotting papers wherever I went, as long as I left home. More than the annoyance of carrying the usually slim pouches containing those oil blotters, was the annoyance of having to sneak away from a business meeting or lunch with friends to secretly oil blot my face in the bathroom. Sometimes I had to do this sitting in the car, hurriedly, worried people walking by would see and wonder what weird ritual I’m doing. [Read More]