Saturday, March 17, 2012

DIY: Homemade Marshmallows

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone! This morning, I was eating my breakfast while watching one of my favorite channels, the Food Network. Ina Garten was making these amazing treats from scratch so I was inspired to write this post! Who doesn't love marshmallows? They taste so good with rice krispies.

Here's how you make America's favorite candy:

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

1. Generously coat a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.

2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and water. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Chill in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. To cut, loosen edges with a knife. Dust surface with confectioners' sugar, and turn out onto a waxed paper lined surface. Dust with confectioners' sugar again and cut with a knife.

Recipe is from here
Photo is from here

Would you try this recipe? My mouth is already watering! LOL.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ask Tiffani: How to Deal With Anger

Hey ladies,
One of my best friends was stressed out last night because she had a forty- question lab to do over the weekend which was due today. Sounds terrible, right? She was really stressed out and angry that it took her a couple of hours to complete the lab. She asked me: how do you deal with anger? That's why I was inspired to post about this today.

I have a family friend who has depression. He was a great student in school and he was happy, but everything changed for him when a group of boys cyberbullied him and he coped with his depression by staying home and playing video games. Now his depression's getting better. Yay! 

When I'm angry, I don't like to think about what caused my anger. Instead, I like to sit in a comfy place in my room like a chair or my bed and read a book. Reading makes me feel calm and peaceful. If you think about your anger too much, you could become more upset and you don't want to do that. I also heard listening to your favorite songs can help relieve stress and anger. I do that when I'm upset. 

Photo is from here.

How do you deal with anger? 

P.S. Do you have any questions for me? If so, put them in the comments section below. I love hearing from my readers! When I see a question that interests me, I'll answer it! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beauty Buzz: Covergirl's NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Review

Hi girls,
I'm so sorry for not posting for three days. I have been hung up with work and I was really stressed. 

I just brought Covergirl's NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Tulip (pink) from CVS several days ago.I love it! It's basically a lipgloss and a lipbalm in one. The best of both worlds! It keeps your 
lips soft and smooth for a long time and if you have lips that are chapped a lot like me, I 
recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good lipbalm. It also adds color to your lips and it has SPF 15 in it so if you're in the warmth/coldness and want color, shine and 
smoothness on your lips, this is the one for you! 
To view Covergirl's entire collection of NatureLuxe Gloss Balms, click here

P.S. Don't forget to enter the TeenVogue giveaway!