Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring Skincare

Hello lovelies!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in ages! It's spring time and I think this is deserving of a post!! I've been contemplating for a while to change my skincare routine. My skin is currently doing very well but I thought I'd change it up a bit. Plus, gives me an excuse to shop!

The products I will be trying:

The products I am currently using are listed on the right hand side. I've been using Shiseido's brightening line for the longest time and I do see results (brighter skin, less breakouts, etc compared to JuiceBeauty's cleaner, another product I've been using concurrently. JuiceBeauty is organic, but my skin seems to find ways to disllike it, but that is another comparison for another time). I am going to switch to the Shiseido Pureness line for my cleanser to see if I see any additional improvements. I am also going to start using my Mia Clarisonic (thank you MrW!) and hopefully this will even out my skin tone. I will report my results once I've adjusted to these new products!

Another significant change is that I will start using eye products more often. I am going to try Shiseido's The Skincare Eye Moisture Recharge, which I picked up from the Shiseido warehouse sale for $30. Even though my skin still looks relatively youthful I think(?...people often mistakem me for a 12 year old), what can really give away your true age are your eyes' and hands' wrinkles. So, step one for me....protect my eyes! 

I have tons more to write (perhaps due to several month's of hiatus?!), but I need to take advantage of my long weekend and catch some sun! Leave a comment if you want me to review the specific items I've posted above!

xo Superwoolu

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Best Things...

There aren't many things that make me smile; they are hard to come by. So when I find something that truly makes my heart swoon and my smile beam like sunshine, I keep it close to my heart. This post is actually inspired by fellow Torontonian Cleone, who is a minimalist, a beauty queen and a very talented girl. Her post titled "最美好的事情" roughly translated to "The most beauty things..." has so many points that resonates bits and pieces of my life. 

So I share with you, 10 best things that make my life awesome the way it is:

1. Tim Horton's rim says "you win a free coffee!"
2. When... I kindly let a random stranger merge in front of me and in receipt I get a little thank you hand gesture
3. When... friends and family think I am so musically talented, but the only song I can play is River Flows In You by muscle memory
4. When... I walk from 40 degrees humid weather into blasted AC at the mall (I think this is happiness for most people!)
5. When... ajummas speak to me in Korean 
6. When... Mr.W holds my hand on a crowded street
7. When... I am freed from the prison of my bra at the end of the day
8. When... served with a great piece of medium rare steak and a glass of wine
9. When... I am able to let go and forgive those who have wronged me
10. When... I find money in my pockets I've forgotten about
BONUS: (taken from Cleone and oh so true) - trying samples (at T&T) without the intentions of ever buying the product

What are some things that make your life complete? 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Please Help

The following photos are from various sources: Tumblr, LA times, National Geographics

I'm sure most of you have heard about the tsunami in Japan that took the lives of thousands of people. You may be thousands of miles away and not feel the impact, but please help. 

I am currently impacted by this catastrophe because one of my dear friends was in Miyagi, Sendai when this occurred. He is fortunate enough to have survive, but have lost all his belongs. However, he is so incredibly strong and is currently volunteering in one of the nearby schools, helping many of the elderlies and children adapt to their situation. I am so proud of him.

You can  help too. There are many non for profit organizations that are receiving donations and sending it as emergency relief funds to Japan. There are also bloggers who are selling items and donating 100% of the proceeds, such as Eki, Yasumi, and Asiyakei. I, myself, have pledged a donation to Red Cross. These people are without home, some have even lost their family, and are trying to survive on whatever resources are left in the area, so they really need our support and for us to be compassionate during this time. If you don't have the resources or finances, there are other ways to help. You can spread the word or volunteer to fund raise at a local charity or at a relief center.  

Remember, every little bit helps.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stonegrill on Winchester

Note: All above photos belong to Superwoolu. Please notify the owner of the blog if photos are reused.
Stonegrill on Winchester is located in old Cabbagetown, a part of Toronto filled with rustic and interest buildings. I think this part of the city used to be filled with Spanish and Greek immigrants before they migrated to Danforth. I visited Stonegrill in the summer because it offered an interesting way of cooking food - on a heated stone! The restaurant actually offers two methods: you can grill your own meat on the heated stone or have the chef cook the meat on a stove (inside the kitchen). But obviously cooking your own meat sounds more thrilling.... Stonegrill is smart - they get you to pay a premium for the unique experience and have you cook/serve yourself!

The price is affordable but it is by no means cheap. The pricing is mid-range so it gets pushed into the fine dining category as prices start at $30 for the main course (if you want to grill the meat). If you visit during the promotional seasons (i.e. Summerlicious or Winterlicious), it would be worthwhile, but otherwise, I would consider it a splurge. I had a decent time but would have probably enjoyed my food more if I had better culinary skills....(I have to admit, grilling salmon to perfection is quite difficult)

If you ever decide to visit Stonegrill, let me know what you think of it! 

Food: (or more depending on your cooking skills :p)
Price: $$$

Located at: 51B Winchester St. Toronto ON


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