Hello! ..I know, it’s been awhile. >.< School and work have been a little extra hectic for me this past month so I apologize for being beyond absent. This semester has been a tough one, but finals are next week and then onto SUMMER! (jumping for joy) Although I’ve been away from kiki cuisine during the month of May (sorry blog), I tried some new beauty products and goodies that I’ve been totally obsessed with and want to share!
Ok this first one isn’t just a May fave…it’s an all year favorite because peonies are my all time favorite flower! Since it’s the beginning of peony season, I thought it was appropriate to add these to this month’s favorites list. I love their wispy elegance, class and array of colors! My mom sent me this pin recently, and oh my, they are all so beautiful and I can’t wait to add them to my Trader Joe’s cart every time I’m at the market. I have some currently in my room and they are so beautifully sweet and potent, I really can’t get enough.
This greek yogurt is my new favorite! I’ve tried different greek yogurts in the past, but I’ve been loving this one. Sometimes when yogurts, sweet treats and other foods are labeled with the flavor vanilla bean, the true bean isn’t listed, or seen, as an ingredient at all and vanilla extracts replace it. I love how you can actually see the vanilla bean particles in this yogurt! It adds just the right amount of sweetness, making this one of my favorite on-the-go breakfasts and snacks this month. – I actually had this yogurt with blueberries as I was driving to work yesterday morning and it was simple, but delicious!
I guess I’m really into vanilla this month! 0.0 No joke though, this body wash by method smells just like pure vanilla extract! I swear I feel like a warm vanilla cookie after I use this. Not only am I in love with the scent, but also the packaging!! These dainty pastels are to die for. Good job method! This soap isn’t like the usual consistency of other body washes, instead of a thick gel, it’s runnier which makes it a little more difficult to control..I mean it’s not a big deal, but when I first used this I totally didn’t expect it to pour out as fast as it did, so it went everywhere and I accidentally wasted product. =\ So basically if you want to smell like a warm vanilla cookie, you should definitely give this a try and overlook the texture! I love it so much I bought the hand soap in the same scent with the same great packaging! (;
I’ve been really curious about the yes wipes for awhile now since they’re so popular. I decided to give them a try this month and ended up really liking these guys a lot! I found them really handy while I was traveling because I couldn’t take my 5.5 fl oz Neutrogena makeup remover on the plane. They do a really good job of removing my face makeup and eyeliner. For some reason, I find satisfaction when I see my face makeup on the wipes..does anyone else feel the same? I usually think, one, wow my makeup lasted all day, and two, yes please clean and get this stuff off my face. Unfortunately, the only negative is that it’s not strong enough to get my mascara off..I usually don’t wear it much anyways, but if I do these wipes aren’t enough to completely remove it later. Only bummer, but they are a great easy makeup removal that makes you feel relaxed while also leaving your skin feeling hydrated. *Also I tear these wipes in half because I feel like using a whole sheet is somewhat wasteful and unnecessary for my face.
If you’re into makeup then you’ve probably heard a little something about this BB cream that benefit released in late February. Now I’m not one to wear foundation at all, but sometimes I like to wear BB cream here and there. I was using a Korean one, but it was a shade too light and wasn’t doing anything amazing for my skin. I was on the search for a good BB cream for awhile because again, I’m not into foundation at all, it just feels heavy oily and bleh to me. To be honest, I am very blessed that my mom tossed down her beautiful skin genes to me because I have never had acne, just usually a blemish here and there, and for the most part I don’t have a problem my natural facial skin and nothing has been wrong with it. BUT sometimes ya girl just wants a little brighter/smoother/put together looking skin, and when I heard that benefit was releasing a BB cream, I was beyond excited and knew I had to try it out. I’ve been trying this product out since March..and ya I know it’s been a couple months, but I really only wanted to share it if I actually really liked it, and I do! The big easy is awesome because it has SPF 35, a natural finish, and its super light on the face. I don’t apply this everyday, but when I do, I really love the way it evens out my complexion and makes my face feel a little more put together. Thanks benefit!
Lastly is my ultimate favorite treat this month, and I think it will continue to be favorite through summer and forever! If you follow me on my Instagram (@_kikicuisine), then you already know I’ve been currently loving the raspberry rose sorbet by Carmela Ice Cream. Oh emm gee. Seriously I have died and gone to heaven because there is nothing more refreshing and so unexpectedly perfect for my pallet. I’ve never been one for florally enhanced desserts, ice creams, etc., but for some reason I cannot get enough of this sorbet. It’s my new guilty pleasure. For this sorbet specifically, Carmela uses organic rose water and raspberries, but all their ice creams are made with organic dairy and farmers market produce so I mean it’s basically healthy ..right? :P I really have to enjoy the time this flavor is here because since they do use farmers market produce, their flavors are seasonal, and my new fave is a summer special. If you’re in the LA or Pasadena area I highly recommend trying this sorbet, it’s a life changer.
That’s all for May! I hope this was interesting and you’re inspired to try something new!
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