Mystery Blogger Award

Hello, my dear readers! Yesterday, James A, an amazing person with inspiring posts and great writings nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. I am very grateful and thankful for the nomination, as this is my third one. Check out Mr. James Blog and discover amazing inspirational posts that will change your life!

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award also is for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion – Okoto Enigma.

The Mystery Blogger Award Rules :

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

3. Mention the creator of the award and write his words out.

4. Answer the five questions you were asked.

5. Tell the readers three things about yourself.

6. Nominate 10 to 20 Bloggers for this award.

7. Notify your Nominees by commenting on any of their blog posts.

8. Ask your nominees five questions with one weird or funny one.

9. Share a link back to your best posts.

3 Things About myself:

  • I am very eager to learn new things and to continually develop;
  • I love everything that I do in the present and I am grateful to God for bringing me in the present;
  • I never give up.

Questions that I have to answer to:

1.What is your favorite past time ?

I like to think in the past at only the things that made me happy. At the gorgeous moments that made me laugh and enjoy life from the bottom of my heart. At the moments when I learned new amazing things and I developed myself as a person and as an individual in the society.

Also, as George Harrison stated: “It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”

2. What is your favorite book to read ? Why ?

Regarding favorite books I have a full theory. I am more of a person that ignores SF movies but absolutely enjoys the presence of the unknown fantastic reality in books. So, my favorite books are the Vampire Series, Anne Rice and her famous Vampire writings, The Vampire Academy, Harry Potter etc.

3. Who do you think will out smart the other the Road Runner or Daffy Duck ?

It’s actually impossible to determine which one is the most clever and ambiguous from these two characters. Their personalities are pretty strong and different, so I tend to believe that it’s impossible to out smart one another.

4. What would you be doing on a rainy day ?

That pretty much depends on what I plan to do on a specific day. If its during the week I have to grab an umbrella and go to work. If it’s the weekends I prefer to do home activities, clean up the house or simply relax myself with a cup of hot lemon tea while writing on the blog.

5. What is your favorite type of music to listen to ?

I don’t usually stick to one single type of music. If in the past I listened more to pop music, now I am more into K-Pop and commercial music. But there are times when I like to listen to jazz, piano even opera. Also, I might listen out of the blue to rock music, depending on my mood.

Victor Hugo stated: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” I believe it will be too silent to listen to only one type of music.

My lucky nominees are:

  1. Sussie’s Opinions
  2. Philosophy through Photography
  3. Matthew C
  4. Kindness Blog
  5. Lidea
  6. Meteodu
  7. Betul
  8. Sandra J
  9. Tangie Woods
  10. Chatting with San

The questions for my nominees:

  1. What is your favorite quote?
  2. Describe 3 things that characterize you the most and define you as a person!
  3. What is your opinion on the Law of Attraction Subject?
  4. What do you like the most about the Spring Season?
  5. If you would have to start all over again in this life, what will be your first step or the journey?

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Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place Review

Hello, dear readers! So, today I wanted to share with you my opinion regarding the foundation Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place. I heard so many positive things about this product before and a few months back I decided to give it a try.

As you might know, having sensitive skin and acne-prone makes it difficult to identify a product that might actually work for you. I am saying this because I kept looking for the perfect product since my acne problems started long ago, and nothing seemed to really work.

Most of the products that I have used in the past either looked good on the skin after applying them, but shortly after you could see the difference, you could see clearly the imperfections out of the skin, which in time became oily and hard to manage.

As you know I have tried in the past also the revolutionary Revlon Foundation. It worked for about a few months until I managed to observe that my skin does not really go well with it. It’s a heavy foundation that is hard to remove from the face, it becomes oily and it’s not the right answer, at least not for me.

Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place Foundation

At the moment, this foundation is No. 1 in the US and not only. Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place comes in all skin tones, all undertones. It is a matte foundation that looks flawless and natural, feels lightweight and comfortable.

The best part of this foundation is that it is a long-wear product, it’s oil-free and oil-controlling, and moreover is transfer-resistant, and the waterproof formula lasts longer in humid and hot places.

(Image Source – Personal Library)

Conclusions

For me, Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place is the best answer until now. I can go to work and stay even 12 hours, my skin does not get oily, looks fresh and clean.

Also, it is easy to wear and doesn’t act too harshly with the skin. Making a comparison with Revlon, Estee Lauder it’s a miracle. Revlon became oily after the first 2 hours, had no transfer resistance at all, it was hard to wear on the skin and worsened my skin condition.

With Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place sometimes I even forget that I am wearing it. It is so comfortable to wear and kind with the skin, thing that simply makes me love it.

Also, when I arrive at home I make sure that I cleanse my face well, and rarely I can observe any skin eruptions and those when I go too over the board with the consumption of dairy products.

Yes, the price is a little bit spicy but it deserves its payment, I rather purchase a more expensive product and use it wisely than spend less and cause harm to my skin and self-respect.

I use to buy the foundation from Sephora as it is more close to my workspace and the employees are really great and offer great advice about the skin and not only. I would totally recommend this product as for me it works the best, I have no complaints about it so far and I am a happy customer 😄.

What is your opinion about Estee Lauder Double Stay in Place?

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Prajitura cu piscoturi si fructe de padure

Am vazut recent postarea Anei si mi-am adus aminte ca am realizat recent chiar o prajitura cu pesmet si fructe de padure. Imi place obiceiul acesta de a posta/realiza articole cu retete in ziua de luni, in forta 😃!

Ingrediente:

  • Fructe de padure proaspete sau congelate, kiwi din comert;
  • 500 g. mascarpone;
  • Smantana grasa pentru frisca;
  • Zahar pudra, 300 de g.;
  • Esenta de vanilie;
  • Doua pachete de piscoturi (Eu am folosit una jumatate dar este mai bine sa ramana decat sa nu ajunga);
  • Sirop de capsuni pentru insiropat piscoturile.

Mod de preparare:

In primul rand ne ocupam de fructe, eu nu am gasit fructe proaspete la magazin si am cumparat congelate. Astfel, am decongelat fructele si le-am introdus intr-un amestec de zahar vanilat.

In al doilea rand trebuie sa frecam branza mascarpone impreuna cu jumatate din cantitatea de zahar pudra si esenta de vanilie. In prealabil, pregatim frisca care se realizeaza din smantana, prin batere repetata. La final se amesteca crema obtinuta din mascarpone si frisca.

Alegem o farfurie dreapta si plasam inelul rotund pentru tort, iar in interior asezam piscoturile in picioare, in asa fel incat sa formeze „un gardulet”. Dupa ce am asezat piscoturile pe inelul de tort, ne ocupam si de partea de jos, baza prajiturii.

Insiropam piscoturile o secunda in siropul de capsuni (ele se vor inmuia si de la crema) si le aranjam in asa fel incat sa umplem golurile de la baza prajiturii. De mentionat, nu insiropam piscoturile din exteriorul prajiturii deoarece pot impiedica stabilitatea acestuia.

Astfel, dupa ce am asezat prima baza de piscoturi adaugam 3 linguri de crema, niveland usor si un strat marunt de fructe de padure. Continuam cu asezarea unui alt strat de piscoturi insiropate si fructe de padure. Eu am avut 3 randuri de piscoturi deoarece inelul a fost inalt si mi-a permis acest lucru.

Pe ultimul strat dupa ce am asezat piscoturile insiropate si crema vom adauga un strat generos de fructe de padure. Eu am folosit si kiwi deoarece am considerat ca se potriveste ca si gust impreuna cu bombonele dulci din comert.

Tortul obtinut se lasa la frigider pentru 8-10 ore sau chiar peste noapte pentru ca piscoturile sa se inmoaie eficient si ca gusturile sa se imbine perfect.

(Sursa imagini – Biblioteca personala)

Pofta buna!

Lemon and its beneficial effects

Lemongrass (Citris Lemon) is a shrub of the Rutaceae family, sourced from Asia and its fruits are used around the world, having various uses for both culinary and non-culinary purposes.

Lemon is used for: juice, pulp and bark. Lemon juice contains about 6% citric acid which gives a distinct sour taste.

Short history

Initially, lemon was used for its antiseptic properties, being used as an antidote for various poisons. In India it is endless being used in daily life for different purposes, especially in traditional Indian medicine Siddha and Ayurveda but also in the kitchen as the main ingredient.

It was later used as an ornamental plant, in the 20th century in the Islamic gardens.

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Uses for culinary purposes

The fruit has various uses in the kitchen, as follows:

  • Fresh lemon juice can be used to season the fish or marinate it;
  • Vinegar substitute in salads;
  • Together with water and sugar, lemonade is obtained but can also be used in cocktails or alcoholic beverages;
  • Lemon juice is considered a short-term preservative for certain foods that tend to oxidize;
  • Key ingredients in the preparation of lemon pie.

Medicinal uses

  • Lemon juice has antiseptic properties due to low pH, being used from first aid products to treatments for sore throat.
  • The juice is rich in vitamin C, which makes it a key ingredient in treating degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
  • In cosmetics it is used because it gives the skin elasticity, but also in the preparation of masks helping to remove impurities. The lemon also has an astringent effect and helps fight acne.

Applications in the Chemical Industry

  • The oil obtained from the lemon peel is used to clean wood surfaces, dissolve old wax, fingerprints and dirt.
  • It is used for copper vessel rejuvenation products.
  • Lemon is also used in cleaning products for the kitchen and the toilet, as an deodorizer but also to remove grease, stains and in order to disinfect.

Benefits of Lemon Tea

  • Lemon tea helps detoxify the liver, being recommended for consumption 4 times a week, in the morning on an empty stomach;
  • Being rich in vitamin C, lemon tea helps the body fight the cold and seasonal flu, acting as a natural antiseptic and regular consumption helps fight infections and other diseases. It is recommended to make tea with lemon, honey and ginger for a quick effect.
  • Lemon tea is known to increase metabolic rate, preventing fat deposits, being recommended in the morning on an empty stomach;
  • The consumption of lemon tea reduces the fatigue accumulated along the way and revitalizes the body, conferring energy;
  • Lemon tea is recommended for cardiac patients because it lowers blood pressure. The flavonoids present in the lemon help reduce inflammation and prevent the formation of blood clots in the arteries;
  • In long-term consumption, lemon tea lowers cholesterol levels;
  • Lemon tea prevents and eliminates kidney stones;
  • Being rich in antioxidants, lemon tea helps prevent cancer.

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Lamaiul si efectele sale benefice

Lamaiul (Citris Lemon) este un arbust din familia Rutaceae, provenita din Asia iar fructele sale sunt folosite in lume, avand variate utilizari atat in scop culinar cat si non-culinar.

Lamaiul este folosit pentru: suc, pulpa si coaja. Sucul de lamaie contine aproximativ 6% acid citric ce confera gust acru distinct.

Scurt istoric

Initial, lamaiul a fost folosit pentru proprietatile sale antiseptice, fiind folosit ca si antidot pentru diverse otravuri. In India este nelipsit fiind folosit in viata de zi cu zi cu diferite scopuri, in special in medicina traditionala indiana Siddha si Ayurveda dar si in bucatarie ca ingredient principal.

Mai tarziu a fost utilizat ca si planta ornamentala, in secolul XX in gradinile islamice.

(Sursa Imaginii – Han Lahandoe, Unsplash)

Utilizari in scop culinar

Fructul are utilizari variate in bucatarie, astfel:

  • Sucul proaspat de lamaie poate fi utilizat la condimentarea pestelui sau marinarea acestuia;
  • Inlocuitor de otet in salate;
  • Impreuna cu apa si zaharul se obtine limonada dar poate fi utilizat si in cocktailuri sau bauturi alcoolizate;
  • Sucul de lamaie este considerat un conservant de scurta durata la anumite alimente care au tendinta de a se oxida;
  • Ingrediente cheie la prepararea placintei de lamaie.

Utilizari in scop medicinal

Sucul de lamaie are proprietati antiseptice datorita pH-ului scazut, fiind utilizat de la produse pentru prim ajutor pana la tratamente pentru durerea de gat.

Sucul este bogat in vitamina C, fapt ce il face ingredient cheie in tratarea bolilor degenerative ale creierului precum Alzheimer.

In cosmetica este folosit datorita faptului ca reda elasticitatea tenului, dar si in prepararea mastilor ajutand la indepartarea impuritatilor. De asemenea, lamaia are afect astringent si ajuta la lupta impotriva acneei.

Utilizari in Industria Chimica

Uleiul obtinut din coaja lamaiului este folosit in curatarea suprafetelor de lemn, dizolva ceara veche, amprentele si mizeria.

Este folosit pentru produsele de intinerire a vaselor din cupru.

Lamaia se utilizeaza si in produsele de curatire pentru bucatarie si toaleta, ca odorizant dar si pentru a inlatura grasimea, petele si cu scopul de a dezinfecta.

Beneficiile ceaiului de lamaie:

  • Ceaiul de lamaie ajuta la detoxifierea ficatului, fiind recomandat inspre consum de 4 ori pe saptamana, dimineata pe stomacul gol;
  • Fiind bogat in vitamina C, ceaiul de lamaie ajuta organismul sa combata raceala si gripa de sezon, actionand ca un antiseptic natural iar consumul regulat ajuta la lupta infectiilor si a altor boli. Este recomandat a se realiza ceai cu lamaie, miere si ghimbir pentru un efect rapid.
  • Ceaiul de lamaie este cunoscut pentru a mari rata metabolica, impiedicand depunerea de grasime, fiind recomandat tot dimineata pe stomacul gol;
  • Consumul de ceai de lamaie reduce oboseala adunata pe parcurs si revitalizeaza organismul, conferind energie;
  • Ceaiul de lamaie este recomandat persoanelor cardiace deoarece reduce tensiunea arteriala. Flavonoidele prezente in lamaie ajuta la reducerea inflamatiei si previn formarea cheagurilor de sange la nivelul arterelor;
  • In consum de lunga durata, ceaiul de lamaie scade colesterolul din sange;
  • Ceaiul de lamaie previne si elimina pietrele de la rinichi;
  • Fiind bogat in antioxidanti, ceaiul de lamaie ajuta la prevenirea cancerului.

(Sursa Imaginii – Anda Ambrosini, Unsplash)