Biting into that juicy apple …NEW YORK,NEW YORK!

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I LOVE NEW YORK….Don’t you?

Counting down to a fabulous time!

I’m so looking forward to guest speaking,shopping the show floor,seeing my beauty pro friends,meeting new people and more! It is such an honor to be asked to educate at this show! I have meetings with many VIPS and going to take in all the show has to offer. alongside this show is the International Hair Show…can’t wait to explore that show floor and sit in on some hair classes too.If you are a PRO and attending the show…come by my class and say “Hello!”

Before and after long show days will be spent to shop til I drop and eat my way through the city~ Don’t laugh but I cannot wait to bite into a hot bagel with cream cheese toasted,hot dog from a street vendor and devour street food in Chinatown and throughout NYC.I see there is a new yummy popcorn Food truck can’t wait to taste!

New York is the city that never sleeps and I will not rest much either.There is no place like being back home and working there too!

Biting into that big juicy apple.

Stay tuned…I will kiss and tell!

Attn:Beauty Lovers!

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With chilled Champagne in hand I am toasting to YOU and wishing you a …

Happy and Healthy New Year! Happy 2017!

Today starts a new year and a beautiful sunny day in Florida.I hope the sun will shine where you live today or you can make your own.I don’t make new years resolutions anymore.Do you?

What I do hope to accomplish this year is to grow more,learn more, live and love even more.

If you are addicted to all things beauty,a touch of travel and food and a day in the life of an entrepreneur…please follow my blog. If you already do a sincere Thank You to you.

If you are intrigued by American beauty and Asian beauty please follow me! Not only am I have created my version of an Asian Beauty Box. I have been retailing and celebrating all things Asian beauty and inspired by the orient for years!

Only now have they come to be all the rage in the US.

My first collection was all Chinese beauty products filled in a Take-Out Box and we can’t keep it on our pretty shelves. Our latest venture this year is filled with Korean face masks,hand and body lotion and more!

These past few months have been spent testing,spraying,rubbing,sniffing and ENJOYING all things Korea and more.Today I will be testing some face masks and body products.

My fascination with these beauty products stems from my being an all American girl whose parents happen to be Polish and Chinese. I know what a combination platter am I!  The strange part was when I was growing up I wanted to buy Revlon and Avon.I did not appreciate the history and culture of my background.

I am picky what goes into our Lucky Cookie beauty box!

So stay tuned. I will be sharing some awesome beauty secrets and rituals…this month!

We I will also doing a beauty giveaway to one lucky follower of my beauty and lifestyle blog!!! Getting excited?

Oh happy day!

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Remember I shared with you about my new beauty box sensation of KBeauty and other Asian beauty treasures?  Well I’m happy to say it is featured in some magazines already! This magazine is for spa professionals,plastic surgeons,estheticians and makeup artists. I am so excited.

Hard work does pay off! Like the cover reads…NEVER STOP GROWING. I truly believe that!

We are already working on our next Asian Beauty Box…expect to be wowed!

Happy New Years eve! How are you spending the night?

My sweetie and I are just chillin’ and Champagne and Brie cheese are on the menu. Oh and of course KISSING under the kissing ball.xoxo

 

 

Dim Sum …tiny bites of exotic deliciousness!

photo DIM SUM 2016If you are looking for an exotic brunch in NYC this is it! Your new spot to dine!

It is called Joy Luck Palace and it is on 98 Mott Street in NYC.

Chicken feet,Beef short ribs,shrimp dumplings,pork steamed dumplings,taro root,Chinese like potatoes and more oh my. I had to try almost one of everything!

Ladies push metal carts around filled with tiny bites of exotic delights…including sweets.I’ll never forget the first time my husband experienced it. You should have seen the look on his face. If you haven’t been you point to what you want to try and eat and they serve it to you.Most do not speak English or speak broken English and it is hard to know what they are saying in Chinese.

Oh what a fabulous time I had (they seat you with other people not your own table) I was seated with women who were around 80 years young doing what we do best… Girl Talk but spoken all in Chinese.I don’t speak Chinese I speak English and Polish. They sipped hot tea like it was a great glass of wine!

After the meal they nodded goodbye and went on their merry way fed and happy.

It was a lovely sight to see…I will be there one day.

If you are ever in NYC look them up. they are fairly new and this location used to be The Grand Harmony but now has been renovated,new chefs and new and even better dim sum…which I did not even think was possible!

As I have told you before I love to cook,eat out and makeup! EAT up what the world has to offer and explore beyond your door,your town,your country.Life is a beautiful buffet of people,places,cultures and glorious things! Don’t you agree?

My New BABY!

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We just a launched a beautiful NEW baby girl!

I worked very very hard on her and wanted to share this happy news with you.When you are an indie brand and sweet & petite brand and business owner every little things counts. Things don’t  get handed to you on a silver platter. It takes lots of work.

I loved doing the photo shoot for products and selecting the photos that will be used on the site. I enjoyed piecing the words together in my voice. I wanted this new website to be even better. Still the same name,beautiful brands but even more unique products and ones that mean something.

I cherry pick whatever brands I select to feature and only put my name on products that we LOVE and use and what can they do for you. In this land of lipsticks,lotions and potions you have to stand out in a sea of big names and corporate funding.

It is an online shop to explore new one of a kind finds. Since I’m addicted to lipsticks we’ve added a few new lip products. We have always featured Asian beauty products before they were en vogue. We also love great gift ideas and pretty things with a truly fun twist.

We pride ourselves on no wasteful extra packaging and thing being green is a gorgeous thing! We do not test our products on animals only my beautiful sisters and behind the scenes team. We really care about the consumer and want her to enjoy our products and have beautiful results.

She is still to be continued,adding new things just in time for the holidays and evolve even more. Hope you like her!

Were proud of her. If you are looking for a fun new place to shop…you’ve found her.

Enjoy BROWZ-ing.

You don’t have to be Chinese to Celebrate Chinese New Year!

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Let’s wok & roll and celebrate another year!!!

Yes, if the NEW year thus far did not start with a bang…YOU can start again. SHARE this holiday with your sweetie,family or a few friends.

Step 1.Search YOUR recipe books or look online for some easy stir-fry or dumpling dishes.OR buy Chinese Take Out.Keep it easy and simple.

Step 2.Put your hair up in chopsticks if its long enough and a silky robe.You’ll feel and look like a China Doll.(I always do)

Step 3. Wear some jade jewelry it is a good luck stone.Or put on your REAL gold for good luck in the New Year.

Step 4 .Buy anbd servve some HOT green or oolong Asian tea and some Lucky Beer! The bottle is shaped in a Buddha and it lucky shade of jade green.I like to rub tummy for good luck.

Step 5.Find some Take Out boxes and fill a little someting in each one for your sweetie or family.

Step 6. SERVE fortune cookies over your fave ICE CREAM.

MAKE tonight even more fun…Celebrate Chinese new year!

My fortune cookie above reads: “Want LUSCIOUS hydrated lips? Rub some organic honey over them”.

Yummy Dumpling Festival

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You know I love to write about beauty and food! SO, I MUST SHARE the news with you about the annual Tang’s Natural Dumpling Festival in NYC’s Chinatown.
Saturday September 28th,2013 at Sara D. Roosevelt Park from 12:00-5:00.
A yummy way to spend the day and explore the culture,beauty and food especially Dumplings!
If you love all things exotic and Chinese and you live in New Jersey, New York,PA and Conneticut…this may be a fun weekend for you to do!

Stop by the FACE SHOP on Elizabeth Street for Asian beauty delights!

There will even be a Dumpling Eating Contest in town.

Taste life it is so delicious…EXPLORE beyond your door!

Take a wok on the wild side,beauty and more!

NB8J0361It is the year of the snake and our lunar year celebration is now in full swing. We were cleaning up,dumpling making and getting all dolled up for a brand new LUNAR YEAR! Yes,I get to celebrate both new year celebrations.Lucky me!
We are decorating in red and have our jade on…families are celebrating all over the globe!

I’d like to share a few things with you! My FUN take on Chinese customs.Rice powder is a beauty custom that is centuries old. It looks like a white square brownie but don’t try and eat it….just wear it. It tones down shine,makes your makeup last longer and gives you a matte finish.It is also great for guys too!

Drinking HOT not cold Asian Tea is good for your health.It balances out your digestive tract and cleans out the grease from foods according to my herbalist in Chinatown. Drinking it cold does not do the same.

Pearl cream is an ANCIENT Chinese secret that Asian women use for anit-aging.It softens the skin and makes hyper-pigmentation lighten over time.I USE and love it too.Smells dreamy and is opaque and creamy.

I try and use chopsticks on a daily basis…it helps me control my weight cause I eat less! And using them is a lot of fun!

Veggies are a staple in Asian cooking…and in looking good. FRESH is best and Asian women shop for them daily not weekly. Stir some up and stir fry for your health. Go ahead take a wok on the wild side. You don’t have to be Chinese to do it.

Want prettier skin? Give your face a jasmine rice face mask. Stay tuned for the recipe and MORE! Gotta celebrate Chinese New year some more with dinner for two with my sweetie.

My soul & spirit lifted with MEMORIES and My Polish Easter in the USA

Good Friday, Holy Saturday are sad days and I was filled with memories of my Polish Easter as a child and teen. My mom would not allow us to watch TV, listen to the radio nor enjoy any sweets during the 40 days and 40 nights of lent. But when Holy Saturday came…she would put together the most amazing and beautiful Easter food to bring to the church the day before Easter. She and my babci (grandmother in Polish) would mold softened butter into the shape of bunny rabbits and add fresh cloves for the eyes.She’d dye the eggs and prepare ham with cloves and sprinkled in brown sugar. She’d go to the Polish bakery for fresh rye bread and pick the prettiest and most delicious pastries. It was so beautiful to watch. She and my twin would go to the church with all of these treasures and have the priest bless our food for Easter.

I miss my mom,babci, family,Polish church, Polish school and the Polish immigrants who I would later teach and prepare with Religious classes  for them to receive their first holy communion.

I loved this life that shaped me into the woman I am today. I’ve  brought the same traditions and share them with my Southern husband. He gets a kick out of me being Polish and Chinese! And so do I. I hope you had a beauty filled Easter.

Memories and delicious food and culture that will always be with me and in my heart forever. How about you?

Share with me your story too~

Wesolych Swiat …My Polish Christmas

Christmas has come and gone but my memories of Christmas days gone linger on and are beautiful ones. We were a family of humble means but oh we were oh so rich~

The recipe of ME: My mom was American but of  Polish ancestors. My dad an American but of Chinese descent and the luck of the Irish. Although no one ever believes I am anything but Asian or Hawaiin. Growing up my Polish roots were very strong and so was our Catholic religion. My mother taught me Polish and till the day she died even wrote letters and cards to me in Polish. I rememeber and so love the the magic of the Polish holidays and the tastes of the delicious Polish food.Pierogi,kielbasi and cabbage rolls…comforting and old- fashioned, old European country  food …at it’s best!

I so loved the pastries fo prune and cheese with light golden brown crust. The poppyseed cake and the fresh baked Polish rye bread.

My visits to church were laden in music and gold. My Polish church was like a castle and magnificent to me. I CAN STILL HEAR the Polish Christmas carols we sang in my head right now. I can still sing the songs and in Polish too.

My BABCI (grandma in Polish) took care of us as my dad died when I was just a child…and my mom had to raise all of us herself and work full time too. She too taught me that religion and family were very important.

I miss my mom with the beautiful blue eyes, my babci, my dad and my beautfiul huge church.

I am thinking of all the Polish masses I sat through, sang throungh and prayed at.I miss lighting all those glorious candles with my twin and praying out loud. Oh and I above all miss my twin, although he was born with Down Syndrome he actually knew both English and the Polish language.

We were one exotic Polish family.

I invite you to feed your curiousity,mouth and soul. Go out and enjoy some other countries churches amazing food and customs. I am thrilledddddddd to be Polish from the waist down and Chinese from the waist up. I love being this combination platter right off the Chinese Take Out Menu~

Wesolych SwiatMerry Christmas! I hope your Christmas or Chanukah is and was bright, delicious and just right.

 I’d love to hear about your delicious Christmas and what made your day wonderful.

Let us never forget the reason for the season.