Curry Inari Recipe

Hey Everyone! I made a quick video last night of me making dinner, which happened to be Curry Inari, so I thought I’d share this quick recipe today. It’s something my kids really enjoy, it’s quick, easy and super tasty! Something like this would be a great approach to cooking for beginners and children. I simply use Golden Curry (the spicy variety is NOT spicy btw) and mix it in with a bit of ground beef or tofu, onion, corn and left over sushi rice! Once the mixture is cooled down, stuff it into your inari bean curd pockets (which are usually delicately sweetened with honey water). 

Curry Inari Recipe

You can find bean curd at your local Asian grocer, and they’re relatively inexpensive. Sometimes they’re stored on the shelf while other times they’re placed in the refrigerator section. Bean curd is neutral in taste. Think of thinly sliced tofu. I hope you guys enjoy this simple dinner recipe! Oh, and please don’t use canned corn (makes a sad face). I hate that stuff! Fresh is better! ^_^

Curry Inari
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  2. 1lb Ground Beef
  3. 2 Stalks Fresh Corn
  4. 1/2 Onion
  5. 1 Serving Golden Curry
  6. 16 Inari Bean Curd Pockets
  7. 1/2 Cup Water
  8. Olive Oil for Cooking
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, cook onion and corn until onion is translucent.
  2. Add in ground beef and cook thoroughly on high heat.
  3. Add rice.
  4. Add curry paste and water and let simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally until dissolved.
  5. Let filling cool completely, then using a spoon, fill each bean curd pocket and serve.
Notes
  1. Do not add salt! The curry paste has enough of it lol!
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Curry Inari Recipe

 

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Floam and Slime Recipes for Australians

Hey Everyone! I have been insanely obsessed with slime and floam videos lately, so I wanted to create my very own Flaom and Slime Recipes for Australians and share with you all. However, it has been really difficult finding the appropriate ingredients for these fun projects, mostly trying to find Borax here in Australia has been a nightmare! I wasted so much time searching everywhere, and the only place I could find the stuff was on Amazon, but even with shipping that would be about $30, so I don’t think may Australian residents would like that idea! 

Floam and Slime Recipes for Australians

I did come across other alternatives, but none of them seemed to work. We don’t have Tide here, and the corn starch method was a bit flop (it dried out so quickly). I did see other YouTubers use ironing starch, so I tried Fabulon and it worked perfectly! Even though I do miss my native state of California, U.S.A. at times, I am really happy to go on these crazy little journeys if it means I get to make life a little easier on others who stop by and enjoy my content! 

The base recipe for slime is very simple:

1 part PVA glue to 1 Part Fabulon worked for me 

You can add a little food coloring, glitter etc to personalize it. 

I used some foamy bean bag balls for my floam recipe, but keep in mind that this sort of recipe should be made with kids under adult supervision, and be sure to tidy up sufficiently if you have little ones and/or pets at home! Below you will find the ingredients via Amazon (affiliate) and some local suppliers (not sponsored) for your shopping convenience along with my recipe for this video tutorial. Enjoy guys!

PVA Glue

Foam Balls

Purple Food Coloring

Purple Glitter

Fabulon 

Purple Floam Recipe without Borax
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Ingredients
  1. 1 part PVA Glue
  2. 1 part Fabulon Spray Starch (plastic spray bottle)
  3. 1-2 drops of purple food coloring
  4. generous amount of glitter
  5. about 5 parts foam balls
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine glue, food coloring and glitter until completely combined
  2. Add in Fabulon until mixture is no longer sticky and solidifies a bit
  3. If you need more, add in a little bit at a time
  4. In a large bowl, place your foam balls and slowly pour in slime
  5. Gently mix and combine, squish and stir your floam until all loose foam balls are gone
  6. Store in an airtight container
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Overwatch D.Va Gremlin Cosplay Makeup

 

Hiya! 

My son and I are huge Overwatch fans, and as a fun surprise I did my makeup today like D.Va, along with my new favorite D.Va Bunny decal t-shirt I purchased from Amazon. He loved it and so did my online friends.

I thought I’d share with you the products I used to achieve this simple and fun look. I prefer Korean-style makeup most of the time because it is so dewy and light. In my opinion, it’s a great way to accentuate your natural looks while maintaining a youthful element without looking like you’re trying too hard. I am in my 30’s after all! I’ve personally never been a big fan of the mature, heavy makeup look but mostly because I can’t pull it off well.

 

On Final Tip: Doritos Mountain Dew are a must to complete D.Va gremlin look! ;D I hope some of these tips come in handy for you serious cosplayers out there. Me? I just like doing this for fun! Loner Life! 😀

 

Overwatch D.Va Gremlin Cosplay Makeup

Products I used for this look:

     1. BB Cream by SKIN79: This BB cream is 100% my favorite brand and BB Cream by the brand. I’ve tried the gold bottle too, but in my opinion, the pink bottle is brighter. The coverage is great so remember, a little goes a long way. I like to mix it with the #2 product, Etude House Face Conditioning Cream for a more supple and hydrated look. A little goes a long way so I use a little more than a pea-size amount for the cream and double it for the BB cream.

      2.   Etude House Face Conditioning Cream: This stuff is a must in my arsenal. Sometimes BB creams can be a bit on the dry side. I have normal-dry skin so I need all the help I can get. This cream also brightens your complexion and protects skin from harmful rays from the sun, so a lot of times when I’m lazy I just apply this to my face as-is and head out for exercise/run errands. It’s a fantastic product!

3. Benefit High Beam: This highlighter is the best I’ve tired. I used to be obsessed with Artificial Light by Smashbox but seem to have a difficult time finding it these days. However, in my opinion, High Beam is even better. It gives an extremely light hint of a rose color which makes your dewy makeup look even more natural. I apply a small amount to the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow, cheek bones and brow bones. Sometimes I dab a little on the crease of my chin right under my bottom lip and finish with a little bronzer.

4. MAYBELLINE Stiletto Liquid Liner: For a drugstore brand, this stuff is really impressive and affordable. I paid  under $10.00 for it and it’s long lasting, not cakey and comes in brown and black. I love using brown liquid liner because as you age, sometime black liner can weigh down your eyes which make you appear a little older. So for my everyday makeup, I stick to brown liners and mascaras. I simply create a classic wing tip on my top lid.

   5. Etude house Tear Eye Liner: This stuff is delicately sparkly and completes a lot of my looks. I use this product on the bottom lids to emulate the famous aeygo look which makes your eyes look a little puffy and cute. I like that this product isn’t heavy. It gives a subtle pop to achieve an age appropriate version of cute puffy eyes.

  6. Missha LINE Friends Mascara: I like this mascara a lot. The price point is very reasonable at under $10.00 USD and it works very well. Is it the best? No, but definitely not the worst. I like it for light makeup days and it doesn’t clump up on lower lashes which is a plus.

 7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow LinerI love this stuff, and have a few shades since I do color my hair and play with wigs. In this photo, I am using the Auburn pot, but use what best suits your aesthetic. A little goes a long way, so it’s worth the price of $18.00 USD. Works great with a small angled brow brush.

   8. Missha LINE Friends Lip Tint: I wrote a review a while back on this stuff, and used this shade, pink soda, for this look. D.Va rocks a soft pink doll lip and this lip tint is perfect for it!  This stuff is great and the packaging is super kawaii!

   9. LuckyFine Special Effects Body Paint:  If you aren’t interested in investing in a Ben Nye makeup kit, LuckyFine makes a really cool pallet perfect for those on a budget or starting out with any sort of cosplay, special effects etc. I love this stuff. It is oil based so keep in mind for smudging. I love this stuff because it does not stain my skin and I haven’t had any issue with it sweating off. It’s under $20.00 USD and overall a very diverse product.

Overwatch D.Va Gremlin Cosplay Makeup

I hope you enjoyed this simple makeup guideline! I loved playing around with this look and even happier it brought a few smiles to peoples faces.

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Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy? As fans, we often have critiques on a character’s costume design, casting or direction of a specific story. First impression critique is an amazing element of comic fandom but when shots are fired regarding whether or not a character’s aesthetic is simply “eye candy for male gaze” I can’t help but feel a little sad as a fan and I guess as a female why this is a constant issue for people who have no interest in this subculture or why they feel to be of an authority to speak on behalf of women like myself, who’ve always loved fictitious heroes and never had a social issue on the aesthetic of neither male or female characters. As of recently, Wonder Woman‘s costume has been a hot topic in the world of social justice tumblr warriors and I’m honestly not shocked. For people who claim to support women, they sure as hell have an issue with every single thing that has to do with women, 

 I personally think DC is doing a decent job at making their super heroes’ costumes more realistic in most cases and toning down the primary colors which is modern and refreshing. These are my personal feelings regarding Wonder Woman’s outfit as well.

So why do feminists feel so threatened when many of them find comics distasteful, and at times bully comic fans on social media simply for their choice of entertainment? Who are you to say women like myself should have an issue with how super heroes dress in general when it doesn’t bother me?

I don’t even have the healthiest body image, but I do have a healthy enough of a mindset to continue to make progress each day in shifting my paradigm. I go to the gym (my friends on Twitter are probably sick and fucking tired of my gym tweets) to make myself feel emotionally and physically better and don’t feel compelled to force feed the world images of my very flawed body on Instagram demanding people start to see me as the icon of what should be considered sexy. 

We don’t need to cheapen anyone’s reputation simply for being physically fit and portraying a fictitious character who in this case, is an Amazonian warrior and like most super heroes, wouldn’t be able to defeat powerful villains if  she weren’t in shape.Women, we all need to focus on being better to ourselves and each other. We don’t achieve that by tearing every single thing that has to do with women, or what you assume men find attractive apart. 

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

I think Wonder Woman’s costume is very tasteful and modern. Her amazonium gauntlets are also really cool and much larger than older versions of her character which I found much relief in noticing.  It always bugged the hell out of me when her gauntlets were tiny since they serve a significant purpose and have a backstory all of their own. Let’s get back to appreciating super heroes like Wonder Woman for how bad ass they are and mute out the white noise from bitter feminists who can’t stand anything cool or anyone attractive. 

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

TONYMOLY I’m Real Broccoli Vitality Sheet Mask

TONYMOLY I'm Real Broccoli Vitality Sheet Mask

TONYMOLY Vitality Sheet Mask $10.00 for 10 masksfrom Amazon

Hi Fam!

I promised to post content more consistently, but I’ve been on bed rest for the past week and promise, things will be different from here on out! I had this Vitality Mask by TONYMOLY in my drawer for quite some time now, and finally decided to give it a try. The initial thought of paying for a cloth mask that costs around $7.00 at your local Sephora seems a bit ridiculous, but I did manage to find them on Amazon for only $10.oo for a pack of 10!

Sheet masks are great to use when you’re traveling since air quality in airplanes tends to be pretty dry and cool, so it’s fantastic to have these on hand when you’re bulking up that passport. I also love using them a couple of times a week to keep my skin hydrated and maintained.

These masks were just as good as any other sheet mask, but nothing to phone home about. Luckily, they don’t smell like broccoli lol! They don’t really have a fragrance to them, which is fine with me because no fragrance means less chemicals on your skin.

TONYMOLY I'm Real Broccoli Vitality Sheet Mask

Terrible low quality selfie!

I did notice the masks were a bit thinner than your standard sheet mask. Although it doesn’t mean they were delicate. They were still sturdy, awkward and stayed in place until it was time to remove them, which is about 10 minutes for me. Overall, I liked the TONYMOLY Vitality Sheet mask, but they were just as good as any others out there. However, I recommend comparing prices online for TONYMOLY products if you’re here in the States because I’ve noticed a ridiculous increase in prices at Sephora and Ulta, so be sure to check Korean beauty websites or Amazon!

TONYMOLY Broccoli Vitality Sheet Mask:

Pros:

heart favicon ksc Cute Packaging

heart favicon ksc Does NOT Smell like Broccoli

heart favicon ksc Hydrates Well

heart favicon ksc Sheet Is Sturdy

heart favicon ksc Covered in Serum

Cons: 

tumblr_lkl6q24eyw1qfamg6 Product’s Prices Vary Drastically

tumblr_lkl6q24eyw1qfamg6 Isn’t Worth $7.00 per Mask

tumblr_lkl6q24eyw1qfamg6 Nothing Special

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Why So Many Blogs?

Hey Guys!

Since I dove back into blogging as of this year after a year hiatus, I’ve been asked by quite a few people why I have decided to run so many different blogs, instead of consolidating everything onto one platform like I did previous.

I run a curation + recipe blog for Hello Kitty food at EatHelloKitty.com  along with a Japanese and Korean beauty blog where I focus on reviewing cosplay wigs and cute cosmetics at KawaiiBeautyReview.com and I’m building an online review and store coming soon at NerdyMerch.com  Not only that but I contribute to various publications since by trade I am a chef and food writer.

Honestly, as much as I love being able to do what I love for a living, and yes it sucks having to start all over again after my old blog was doxed, I sincerely enjoy entertaining and contributing some sort of value to someone’s life whether it’s regarding a serious topic or something fun.

I love building my own websites and each one of them is an outlet for me on parts of my  personality.  Sure, from time to time I will be updating on this platform on my other projects since it’s common sense to do so, but I enjoy the organization niche blogging has allowed me. If someone is only interested in my advice on cosmetics, they can visit Kawaii Beauty Review. If they’re only interested in the billions of t-shirts or geek-life merch I come across, they’ll be able to find more info on Nerdy Merch etc.

If for some reason somebody is in need of a little heartfelt advice or curious about another perspective regarding a topic they’re currently invested in, then you can hang out here. Blogging has been a huge part of my life for the past 10 years and writing in general has been a huge part of my personality since I was a kid. It’s always been a positive outlet for me.

When people consider blogging as a career because they’re hyper-focused on generating income, I guarantee you’ll end up failing. Do it because it’s therapeutic for you. If you happen to profit fiscally from it, then that is fantastic as I sincerely believe each and every one of  us deserves the opportunity to do what we love for a living instead of sacrificing our limited time for a limited amount of money.

So, I hope that answers some of your questions. I blog so much because I love to, not because I have to and if blogging is something you’ve always wanted to do, I encourage you to go for it and enjoy your own company. Your blog is like your virtual home on the internet.

Why So Many Blogs?