iBeautyLabs Face Mask Review

I love trying and testing new face masks. There are many different types of face mask for whatever needs it may be. I believe that face mask does help the skin. There are many types of iBeautyLabs face mask. The face mask that I will be review is the Premium Crystal Collagen Face Mask.

iBeautyLabs face mask

iBeautyLabs face mask

 

This face mask is a whitening and hydrating mask that is supposed to help minimize pores, acne treatment, and reduce wrinkles. It is very delicate and slides off easily so it’s recommended to wear laying down. When I put the mask on, it feels cool to my face. It smells good too. So relaxing just laying down. After 25-30 minutes you can take off the mask and follow your facial routines. My face feels hydrated and soft afterwards. It’s recommended to use 3x a week for better results. I haven’t seen much difference yet, but I can’t wait to use the rest of the face masks.

The only thing that I dislike about this face mask is that is slides off easily and I have to lay down horizontally. I feel like I could be doing something for that 25-30 minutes while I have the face mask on.

iBeautyLabs face mask

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Funeral Potatoes

Funeral potatoes are very popular in the Mormon church. They call it funeral potatoes because it is are typically serve after a funeral. Nowadays it’s very common to have funeral potatoes at gatherings, events at church, or anytime year round.

These funeral potatoes are amazing! It is very flavorful and the cornflakes add a crunch to it. This cheesy potatoes are great as a side dish. I love bacon so I add it in mine. It will be a hit at your dinner table.

funeral potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 30 oz bag of Frozen Hash Brown, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Onions, diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 6 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 can of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 pack Bacon, cooked and sliced (Optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tbsp of butter and saute the onions until translucent. Add in the minced garlic until fragrant. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Cook the bacon and cut it into bites pieces.
  2. In a large bowl mixed together the hash brown, onions, garlic, bacon, condensed cream of chicken soup, sour cream, parmesan cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, salt, and black peppers.
  3. Spread the mixture into a 9×13 baking pan. Add the remaining cheese on top.
  4. Melt the 4 tbsp of butter and mix the cornflakes with the Panko bread crumbs in a bowl. Spread the cornflakes and bread crumbs on top of the pan evenly.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked.

 

funeral potatoes

 

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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tbsp of butter and saute the onions until translucent. Add in the minced garlic until fragrant. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Cook the bacon and cut it into bite pieces.
  2. In a large bowl mixed together the hash brown, onions, garlic, bacon, condensed cream of chicken soup, sour cream, parmesan cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, salt, and black peppers.
  3. Spread the mixture into a 9x13 baking pan. Add the remaining cheese on top.
  4. Melt the 4 tbsp of butter and mix the cornflakes with the panko bread crumbs in a bowl. Spread the cornflakes and bread crumbs on top of the pan evenly. Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked.
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Makeup Brush Set Review & Giveaway

I'm So Fancy

Valentines is coming up in a couple of weeks. Usually Valentines day is just like any other day. I don’t expect to receive gifts from my husband, so I get surprise when he does. In the past he bought me flowers and had it shipped to me because he was at work all day. So sweet! He even made me boxes of treats in it (Image below) a couple of years ago. He told me he found a couple of ideas on pinterest and put it together.

Valentines Day Gift Idea

Every girl deserves something special for Valentines day. So I’ll be giving away a brand new makeup brush set. I received this makeup brush set for free in exchange for my opinion. All opinions are my own.

Makeup Brush Set

This brush set includes a foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow, eye brow brush, lip brush, 3 brush guards, and a brush holder. They are so soft. Seems like a good quality and doesn’t shed much. They blend really well too. The handles are pearl solid wood with bamboo fiber hair. The brush holder is a really cute and sturdy leather case. Perfect for traveling. I love that this set includes 3 brush guards. It’s really helpful when drying the brushes after washing it. It’s very important to wash the brushes before you use them too. 

Makeup Brush Set

You can order the makeup brush set here!

 

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Beef Pho Recipe

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  1. If you don’t want to use any bone that is fine. It will decrease the cook time. Skip step 2-6
  2. Wash the beef bones clean to get rid of any small bones.
  3. Add the bones to a large pot and fill with water until bones are cover.
  4. Boil the bones for 5-10 minutes to get rid of the impurities
  5. Pour the water out and rinse the bones. Be careful, it's hot!
  6. Put the bones back into the pot and fill the pot with cold water
  7. Add the beef meat (if you want to cook your meat beforehand) to a pot with water
  8. Let it boil and cook for an hour
  9. Add the charred onion, charred ginger, spice packet, pho broth seasoning
  10. Cook for additional 1-4 hours. Cook longer if you want stronger flavor.
  11. Season to your tasting. Enjoy!
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Beef Pho is one of my favorite comfort food. My husband loves pho so I make it at least once a month. Every time I make it we would have it for lunch and dinner because there’s so much broth for my small family. It is kind of hard to get leg or knuckle bones where I live so I don’t use those when I make mine. Once in awhile I’ll use oxtail bones. They are kind of pricy here.

I remembered my mom making pho with leg bones outside in a large pot. It always took forever for it to be done cooking. It was so delicious that it filled me up every time. Meat balls are always my favorite and one of the best part in pho.

Everyone makes their pho differently so don’t judge. Each pho bowl will taste differently if you add condiments. I like my pho broth to be spicy and sour so my broth will be red instead of brown.

Beef Pho

Broth Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Beef bones with marrow: oxtails, knuckle bones, leg bones
  • 1/2 lb Beef meat: chuck roast, brisket, flank
  • 2 charred onion (rinse and remove black parts before throwing into the pot) or cut in half and throw it in
  • 1 – 4 inch charred ginger (rinse and remove black parts before throwing into the pot – optional)
  • 1 Gia Vi Nau Pho Bac spice packet (small white mesh bag with coriander, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, cardamom)

Pho spice packet

  • 1-2 gallon water
  • 1-2 tbsp Pho broth soup base

Other Ingredients:

  • Fresh mint
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Basil
  • Bean sprouts
  • Limes
  • Jalapeno
  • Meatballs
  • Vietnamese Meat loaf
  • Peanuts (optional)
  • Peanut butter (optional)

Sauces:

  • Sriracha
  • Ground Chili Oil (spicy)
  • Instant Beef paste
  • Hoisin
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fish sauce

Pho condiments

Directions:

  1. If you don’t want to use any bone that is fine. It will decrease the cook time. Skip step 2-6
  2. Wash the beef bones clean to get rid of any small bones.
  3. Add the bones to a large pot and fill with water until bones are cover.
  4. Boil the bones for 5-10 minutes to get rid of the impurities
  5. Pour the water out and rinse the bones. Be careful, it’s hot!
  6. Put the bones back into the pot and fill the pot with cold water
  7. Add the beef meat (if you want to cook your meat beforehand) to a pot with water
  8. Let it boil and cook for an hour
  9. Add the charred onion, charred ginger, spice packet, pho broth seasoning
  10. Cook for additional 1-4 hours. Cook longer if you want stronger flavor.
  11. Season to your tasting. Enjoy!

Pho Broth

Beef Pho

 

Gallstones Complete Review

This is a really personal review, but I think it would help others who are in the same situation as myself. I bought gallstones complete to try it myself and these are my own opinions. If you don’t want to read my story, just scroll down to my review.

Gallstones Complete

In November of last year, I started getting pain attacks in the middle of the night (like at 2am-3am). At first I thought it was just cramps, but it lasted for 2-3 hours. I didn’t know why my stomach (right side) and spine was hurting for so long in the middle of the night. I thought it could be triggered by stress because I was very stressed for about a month or so. Stress had caused me so many health problems. Laying down made the pain worse so I had to sit up until it goes away. Let’s say it was Tuesday night. Throughout Wednesday I didn’t feel any pain. I thought it probably was just a one time thing. Thursday night I woke up with a stomach pain again around 3am. My husband was just coming to bed and went to sleep. Sitting in the dark, I searched on my phone reasons why I am having these stomach pain in the middle of the night. I thought it could be gastritis or peptic ulcer, but wasn’t sure. I just tried to endure the pain until it went away.  

The next week I had another pain attack. Since I can’t lay down, I was watching movies on my phone and trying to endure the pain. Again my husband came to bed around 3am. I told my husband about it and said I should go get a check up so I set up an appointment the next day. While researching I found that it’s better to eat a fat free diet and to avoid certain foods. Ever since eating a fat free diet, I haven’t had any pain attacks.

My appointment day came. I went in for a check up and the doctor told me it could be my gallbladder. Since I already ate breakfast, we did a non official ultrasound. They found a gallstone in my gallbladder, which probably is the reason why I’m having pain attacks. Some people have gallstones and don’t even know it. Some gallstones don’t cause symptoms while some do. My doctor gave us some surgeons contact info and we left.

That day I remember eating a hamburger for lunch, a little bit spicy food for dinner, and ice cream for dessert. All red flags right there. I had a pain attack around 9pm and it was the worst pain ever! I tried to endure for 4 hours. I was in so much pain that I asked my husband to give me a blessing. After 15-20 minutes the pain went away and I was able to go sleep. An hour later, I felt some pain again (not too painful) so I sat on the floor by my bed waiting for the pain to go away and dozed off.

In November I had about 7 pain attacks. Having these attacks drained my energy, leaving me so exhausted the next day. I feel like I can sleep all day. I lost my appetite and had no energy to do anything, but I still had to take care of my kids, cook, and clean. I was searching for a natural way to get rid of my gallstone when I came upon gallstones complete. Many of the reviews said they felt no more pain so I decided to order one through Walmart. I even went to talk to a surgeon and he said the best option is to have the gallbladder removed to avoid future problems. I decided to wait.

The gallstones complete has an awful taste to it because of the apple cider vinegar. I drank 2 tsp each day and had to order more. I wished I ordered the bigger size to start with. To test if it really works, I ate spicy food for lunch and dinner followed by 1 tsp of gallstones complete after each meal. I was scared that I’ll have another pain attack, but I didn’t. After I finished a 16 oz and a 8 oz bottle, I stopped drinking it. In December I had about 3 attacks. At the end of December I had another worst pain attack ever. And it was because I had spicy food and ice cream together again. I puked everything out. It was so painful. Massaging my back didn’t help. I went to take a hot shower to help my back pain. I was in there for a long time then decided to take a hot bath. I told myself I won’t eat spicy food with ice cream again. That’s the worst combination ever. After I stopped drinking the gallstones complete liquid, I drank apple cider vinegar with apple juice whenever I have a pain attack. It didn’t work immediately, but within 20-30 minutes.

It’s mid January and I haven’t had any pain attacks yet. I’m not as stressed anymore. I’ve noticed that I can eat more fatty foods, spicy foods, and ice cream. Still scare to eat spicy foods with ice cream though. I’m still debating if I want to have a surgery or not. I really don’t want to deal with this again in the future. I will still need to go get a check up though. Will keep this updated.

 

Review:

Gallstones complete has helped me not feel pain for the most part. I was always exhausted, but after drinking this for a couple of days I’ve regained my energy and appetite. My gallbladder felt weak, but now it feels healthy. I believe it did help cleanse my gallbladder. Still not sure if my gallstones are gone yet because I haven’t got another ultrasound. If you want to avoid surgery then this is a good solution, but you’ll probably have to keep buying their products to help cleanse the gallbladder every year. This will help prevent more gallstones from forming in the gallbladder. Definitely worth the try!

“Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

You can order your Gallstones Complete on Walmart or here.