Oh baby!

It’s been a week since my last post. Been busy with the family lately. Especially with the new member of the family, baby Psalm. Also been busy with preparing meals separately for us and for my sister. More to assisting my mom though; for my sister’s confinement kind of meal. 

I think I spend times in the kitchen more now than in the bedroom since baby Psalm was born πŸ˜‚

I’m officially an aunt to baby Psalm Nathaniel. Thanks to God, baby and sister are in a good condition.

I can stare him all day 😘

I pray that baby Psalm is healthy and growing up well. 

Currently at my hometown now spending time with the family and to attend my bestfriend’s wedding tomorrow. I’m excited and happy for her πŸ˜„
Just a short update from me today. Will write some more next time after the wedding. ✌

Love, Mich 🌸

Dragon Fruit Smoothie (No Blender)

I love smoothie but I don’t have a blender. I’m often wondering if I could make a smoothie without a blender. Of course it is ideal to have a blender to get that lovely smooth fruity drink. 

I really need to save up to buy a blender next time…or maybe a juicer ✌

Yesterday, I bought a pack of chopped chunked Dragon Fruit and decided to come up with something instead of just eat it like that. 

Here’s what I did: I mashed the fruit in a long glass (or bowl) with a whisk (you can use fork or anything to mash it) until it turned into a mushy liquid. Then, I added 1 cup of soy milk. You can use any others drink. 

And it’s done! Of course you can top your smoothie with anything you want but I like it that way. I’m truly happy that I made this as simple as that. It’s yummy and fun to do! I should’ve done this a long time ago. πŸ˜ƒ

Next I’m gonna try with another different fruit. Maybe banana? Or any ideas? 😊

*mau makan sihat2 supaya cantik dalaman dan luaran..mau jadi bridesmaid kan end of this month hahaha mau juga glow mcm pengantin ba

That’s all for today. Just a quick updates from me.

Love, Mich 🌸

My Cleanser

I don’t really wanna talk about this just because I don’t know how to write it down in an attractive way as well as the beauty bloggers did out there. Lol. πŸ˜…

Anyway, I think it’s important for me to record it here in this blog for my own reference and for the sake of blog updates of course.

I had a combination skin before and I’ve been using Safi Rania Gold for years. I mean like since my early 20’s and it did quite a great job for my face. Bonus, it’s cheap! I don’t have acne problems, but I do have this dark spot and it’s the reason why I got a dull face like all the time. 😣

Lately, I figured out my skin was no longer have the T-zone areas problem (or maybe just lessen) but then I have these small non-inflammatory acne around my upper forehead and side cheeks areas. Though it’s not really visible and not a reddish bumps, it still bothering me. πŸ˜•


Two weeks ago, I decided to try a new cleanser. Setting my mind that maybe it’s time to change because of few factors such as age, hormonal changing, environment etc. Went to Watson few weeks ago and my eyes got engaged with this Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. I’m not sure why but the facts that it has herbals formulation just caught my eyes at that moment. Plus, it claims to help clear pimple and prevent recurrence of acne over time. It’s been two weeks since then now, all I can say is, neutral. My non-inflammatory acne are still there, and sometimes I got a flaky dry skin on my nose crease. ouch. 😰 So I guess it’s not suitable for me or should I wait for another weeks? Months?  I don’t know now. Oh, it’s a soap-free face wash which is a good thing ( i guess…) but I actually don’t like it. I still love the foamy kind of face cleanser.

While I’m still contemplating whether to stick to the Himalaya or Safi Rania, I got this free sample of Eversoft Extra Nourishing Avocado & Rice Bran Face Cleanser . I’ve seen this product so many times before but never try one. It’s an organic formulated cleansers and that triggered me to fall in love with this face wash as I always wanted to try something organic, something free from parabens, SLS and so on. I just need to wait how will my skin react after few weeks of using this.

I hope it will works. *fingers crossed* 

As for my dark spot, do you know how can I get rid of it? Like a treatment cream or something? And if you ever tried once of those face cleansers mentioned above, don’t hesitate to share your review/experiences on the comment section below.

Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

 *featured image source

 

Pancakes No Eggs And No Butter

It’s Sunday and it’s a lazy day for me. Not. It’s just like the other day cuz I’m a housewife. Lol. 

I love pancakes! Who doesn’t? And I love the fact that we can make pancakes in a difference ways with the same taste. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan but sometimes, I like it be in a simple way. Meaning to say, pancake without eggs sounds simple…right? πŸ˜…

Yesterday I went to Merdeka Supermarket in Lido and bought blueberries for RM11.50 only. One time ago at Everise, Imago it’s RM18+ and it’s just too much for me. 11.50 still expensive for me though but once in awhile we need those expensive fibers and vitamins, yeah?! ✌and it’s perfect for my pancakes topping 😍

Favorite Pancakes ( No Eggs & No Butter)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Makes: 6 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 tablespoon of baking powder

A pinch of salt

200 ml of milk (any milk you like)

2 tablespoon of vegetable oil (i use corn oil)
1 teaspoon of essence vanila or whatever of your choice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine milk, essence and vegetable oil together, pour into the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir all together untill moistened. It’s okay if there’s a little lump on your batter. Don’t over-mix them.
  4. Lightly spread some of the vegetable oil on your skillet pan. I used a soup laddle to scoop out the batter and pour into the pan.
  5. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, approximately 3 minutes, flip it and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.
  6. You got your pancakes ready! Top with anything; syrups, honey, blueberries, strawberries, banana etc.

My pancakes were far from perfection, but it tasted heavenly fluffy yummy πŸ˜šπŸ˜‹πŸ˜

I hope you like and enjoy it! Happy Sunday! πŸ’• Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

Cooking As Therapy

I’m not a good cook but I do cook (or prepare meals) because I love food and because I have a husband to feed πŸ˜‚ 

Ikan Masak Lemak Cili Padi (spicy fish with tumeric & coconut milk)
Chicken Curry (kerr & I love curry without coconut milk)
Oatmeal for breakfast
Toast with cheese, eggs and veges

It’s so wonderful how these little things makes me happy and I can say cooking has therapeutic value physically and cognitively for me. Physically, cooking requires good movements in shoulders, fingers, wrists, neck, elbow, and overall balancing is needed for lifting, mixing, cutting and chopping. Another one of the reason why I say cooking is therapeutic is, it encourages creativity effectively and it makes me feel good about myself because I can eat whatever I cook. Plus, my husband is satisfied. 😊 #satisfaction

I admit it sometimes I do feel not in the mood for cooking. Like reaaaally lazy even going into the kitchen. Most probably because my desire to eat any food cook by my husband was not granted. LOL. It’s so hard to ask him to cook something for me. But when he cook, it’s always tasted better than mine. Not fair? πŸ˜‚

Screenshot from my Instagram

If you’re following my Instagram, you’ll noticed I post lots of food pictures and I’m actually loving it. I even set my own hashtag for any foodie post #michellemsandfood🍴. Suit my blog’s tagline perfectly; Love, Wander & Food.

What about you? Do you think cooking is therapeutic? 🍳🍲🍜🍝

Thanks for reading! 😊 Keep cooking with love, great passion and cook from the heart. ❀

Love, Mich 🌸

*featured image source

DIY Coffee With Honey And VCO Mask/Scrub

Here, I don’t look pretty…yet haha whatever πŸ’†

I don’t really drink coffee (I absolutely don’t until I got married) but I do love the aroma of coffee and its ability to make our groggy mornings better. Who knows it also good for our skin too. Coffee has a high antioxidant capacity and that the caffeine contents can help to improve circulation.

There’s a lot of coffee scrub products where you can buy out there now. But sometimes I love to challenge myself to make my own coffee scrub. It makes me think I’m a creative person while I’m actually not. πŸ˜‚ 

Ingredients:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Honey
  • Virgin Coconut Oil

Mix it together and apply to a clean face. Let sit for 15-20 minutes. I love to scrub smoothly in a circular motions before rinsing it off with warm water.

Benefits of Coffee for skin:

  1. Reduces Inflamattion 
  2. Antioxidants
  3. Reduces Puffiness
  4. Minimize Dark Circles
  5. Brightens Skin

Honey: A natural antibacterial, so it’s good for acne prevention and treatment, great slowing down aging and moisturize skin.

Virgin Coconut Oil: Also a natural antibacterial, reducing facial wrinkles and a great moisturizer.

    I’m sure there’s more to it. 

    How I wished I don’t have those small freckles. But gotta love it now!

    Not flawless but I can say I’m happy that my skin feels smooth, fresh, revitalize, and no more dead skin cells! πŸ˜ƒ And of course, I made it with the ingredients found in the kitchen! *save your money kachinggg* πŸ’°

    Have you tried this before? How do you like it?

    Thank you for reading! Happy blogging! 

    Love, Mich 🌸
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    What’s In My Bag

    My version. Not that it-girl or celebrity version like you’ve always read amongst the blogger nowadays. It’s interesting how this random topic could be one of a blog post ideas.

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    Yeah…I just spill it out all those stuffs. Didn’t bother to set up it in a pretty way~

    As you can see, I don’t wear that expensive branded item; bag and wallet. I’m pretty sure it’s not an original/authentic Mango and Carlo Rino. I’ll use whatever wearable and looks good for my eyes. *highlight – cheap* haha

    What’s in my bag? Pretty much rubbish πŸ˜‚ I have a few weird habits that I dislike but keep doing it instead.

    A habit of not wanted to throw away those receipts cuz afraid of it might be useful someday? But I hate how it could be a reason why i can’t find my keys or any small stuff inside my bag. I’ll throw it away the next day after contemplating whether it might be useful or not.

    Another habit is, I got my wallet but as you can see the money notes are all over the place.

    Enough about that bad habit. I’ll always have my Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational (MAT4) lipstick. I can’t leave the house without it with me.

    Other than that, there’s facial tissues, our car key, a pen, an old Lenovo smartphone (Kerr’s old phone, for me to play wordsearch), a pocket-sized perfume, a bobby pin and a USB flash drive.

    There you go. Not as interesting as the title. I am that kind of women and I’m totally fine with that. As long as I’m comfortable, I’m good to go. πŸ˜‰

    What’s in your bag? I bet it’s wayyyy morreeee interesting than mine πŸ˜…πŸ˜„

    That’s all for today. Thanks for reading.

    Love, Mich 🌸