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Current Mood

March 5, 2018

Reading...  How to Be an Overnight Success: Making It in Business. Written by Rodial Beauty founder Maria Hatzistefanis, this book details her journey in creating the beauty brand and making it a global success. My friend Allie and I attended a launch event for the book which featured a fascinating talk with Maria hosted by Alexa Chung.

Watching...  Queer Eye. This reboot is a vast improvement on the original. While it still has the fun of a makeover show, the new Queer Eye isn't afraid to tackle bigger social issues. It doesn't pretend to solve them but at least they manage to open up a dialogue. And there hasn't been an episode that didn't have me on the verge of tears. It helps that they made a point of choosing subjects who are actually deserving (even the trump supporter). The humanity of this show is uplifting and I hope they'll get picked up for another season.

Listening...  to Lee Seung Gi's Forest. Yes this is an old album and I miss his singing. Return is such a beautiful song. Seung Gi please make some new music soon (maybe after Hwayugi)!

Cooking... with our new Breville Smart Oven Pro. Even though we have a full feature oven with our range, I usually prefer to use a countertop oven for meal prep because it's much quicker and easier. Our last one which was a Kitchenaid just wasn't as good and I'm happy to have a Breville again. The convection option cooks nearly twice as fast as our gas oven and it's a breeze to clean afterwards.

Eating...  garlic lemon tahini dressing. I often make roast vegetables and was asked what I usually put on them. The answer is nothing or this dressing. It's so simple and delicious! I always have a jar in my refrigerator. To make: mix 2 parts tahini, 2 parts lemon juice, 1 part avocado or olive oil, 3 parts water with 1 clove grated garlic. Add salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Drinking...  Perrier Green Apple Flavored Sparkling Mineral Water. Amazon was out of my favorite coconut La Croix so I decided to try this instead and love it. The subtly crisp green apple flavor is so refreshing.

Diffusing..  Virtuvi essential oils. I've tried a lot of essential oils and Vitruvi's certified 100% organic oils are superior both in quality and potency. The Lavender, Bergamot and Grapefruit are particular favorites.

Getting to know ... OSKIA Skincare. I had such a marvelous personal introduction straight from the brand's founder Georgie Cleeve recently. The brand has launched stateside exclusively at Barneys and they have some very exciting products coming out this year. I'm currently immersed in trying out some of the most popular ones. I've already fallen in love with the award winning OSKIA Renaissance Mask which is literally like a glow in a jar! Full details to come.

Supplementing... my weekly detox baths with magnesium flakes. Magnesium contributes to energy levels, cardiovascular function, and cellular reproduction which support strong bones and teeth, radiant skin, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous system, and relaxed body and mind. The addition makes my baths all the more relaxing. I need to try to make my own magnesium oil with them.
24 comments on "Current Mood"
  1. Nice post! Have a nice week!

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  2. I need to try Pierre Green Apple Flavor Mineral Water sound delish and I love apples.

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  3. Ooooo...I didn't even know Perrier makes flavoured water! Thanks for the heads up, chingu:) And I have one of Seung Gi's albums (Tonight) and man, he does have an awesome voice. I really must start Hwayugi soon so I can see Seung Won as well!:D

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  4. Love to have that smart oven, dear! xoxo

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  5. Morning Rowena! Perrier is one of my favorite water you know, never tasted that flavor though, Id like it! The masks already intrigued me, looking forward to further details now. Have a good week dear! xo

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  6. Hi Rowena, hope you had a nice weekend!

    I don't cook as much as you do but I also love using a convection oven. My full sized oven/range is electronic so this way I can save some money rather than firing up a big oven. Oh, and I've been using an air frier as well, which is perfect to cook whole purple sweet potatoes.

    Have a great week! :)

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  7. That was a great event! I am currently reading her book too. And Queer Eye popped up on my Netflix account. I thought about watching it, now I will.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  8. Cool post Rowenw, the book sounds interesting!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  9. Love your current mood!

    Federica
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  10. I have a male friend who had never seen the original Queer Eye show, but he started watching the reboot with his wife recently. He loves it so much.

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  11. I have tried a few bits by Oskia in the past as well and they were so worth it! Really a great brand to discover.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  12. Nice post Rowena! I love mineral water and the green apple mineral water sounds like it would be good!

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  13. Magnesium oil is great.. my dad has RLS and it helps him greatly.. plus all the other benefits.

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  14. I'm now interested in the Queer Eye reboot. We have an air fryer which is basically like a convection oven and I love it as well! I'm putting your garlic lemon tahini dressing on my list to try now!

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  15. My husband was talking about Queer Eye, he loved the original show but we haven't had the chance to watch the new one. I have Oskia Renaissance mask in my list to purchase since forever but I am so paranoid paying that much for it and my skin not liking it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  16. I saw there is a new Queer Eye and I’ve heard wonderful thinks about it. I know it sounds weird but I also love Green Apple Perrier, it’s super refreshing. I also add magnesium flakes to my detox baths, it always helps me relax.

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  17. These sound wonderful. I need to see the New Queer Eye. The drink sounds gorgeous as well, yum!! I hope you have a fab day lovely x

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  18. How To Be an Overnight Success sounds like a fun book to read.

    I haven't been listening to anything new in ages, I will look up that singer up.

    Queer Eye sounds like an interesting show to follow. I've been listening to a lot of audiobooks, so I haven't been keeping up with TV shoes and films. I was thinking about seeing The Shape of Water but I heard that it is a waste of time, that there isn't anything you can't see in the trailer. I'm still undecided.

    That garlic lemon tahini dressing sounds yummy. I should give it a try.

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  19. Hello Rowena, very interesting the book that you are reading lately, I really like the essential oils and these that you show us are of excellent quality! Have a nice day.

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  20. Rowena, you are going to love your Breville! I love the brand and have a toaster, juicer and mixer. It's a great brand. I want to read that book! Overnight Success. Sounds really interesting.
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  21. Oooo that mask sounds lovely

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  22. Definitely want to try that green apple water! Have a great week!

    Xoxo, Natalie
    Www.rachelgreenandprettythings.com

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  23. Great post,thanks for the info.

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