Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Eating Live Octopus In Los Angeles

I have always been an adventurous eater / cook and had live octopus on my bucket list of things to try. After a few times looking for it on Yelp, I found a place called Masan. This authentic restaurant was close by in the K-Town portion of Los Angeles. I liked it. A LOT!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pinkyparadise Free COUPON CODE

Hello everyone! <3 I am happy to announce that PinkyParadise circle lenses have given me a free coupon code for my readers. The coupon code will entitle you to a FREE animal circle lens case & mystery GIFT when you buy any pair of lenses from their store! The coupon code can be stacked, If you purchase 3 pairs, you will get 3 lens cases plus 3 mystery gifts. The code is: MARIYA Enter this at the checkout to receive your FREE & super cute circle lens case & mystery gift! Kawaii ^_^ The code has no expired dates :)

Enjoy! xoxo

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Coupon Discount Code From Uniqso!

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by my blog! I wanted to share some exciting news with you today. Uniqso gave me an opportunity to have you, my dearest readers and followers to enjoy a 10% discount on ANYTHING  in their online store (from circle lenses and lashes to make up!) Simply enter "MARIYA" (without the quotation marks) when you are checking out and you will get 10% off your entire order!

I'm hoping to reach out to people who share an interest in circle lenses and provide people with valuable information so that they are careful when it comes to wearing, caring for, and purchasing the lenses! I also share a passion for makeup, cooking and DIY so you might see some of those posts here and there!

Hugs :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

I.fairy Super Crystal Green Circle Lens On Light Eyes & Discount


PRICE: $22.90

NATURAL EYE COLOR: Greenish grey with a hint of yellow


Base Curve8.6mm
Color Tones2 Tones
Prescription0.00 to - 4.50
Replacement Period12 months
Water Content55%


The color is noticeable, even under dim light. It ranges from bright emerald to forest green.  I wasn't looking for any specific hue when getting these. I was just plain curious of what they'd look like. If you want something super bright, these are probably it, especially to enhance already light eyes.
As for the pattern, it looks wonderful since it compliments my green eye color. The pixels are very opaque though, so there won't be any disappointment in color.


These are really are HUGE, but not alien looking at all.  My eyes are big to begin with so I don't have a hard time getting these in but I've read from other people's reviews on 15.0mm lenses that some have a hard time getting these in because of how small their eyes are. Read how to insert circle lenses and how to take care of circle lenses for a pain-free experience!

COMFORT: 3.5/5

Even though these are big, I really don't feel them when I put them in and these are okay for a few hours but I think since they're bigger, they dry out my eyes faster. I tend to need to use drops in about 4 hours.


They're definitely NOT natural looking, and eye catching. Makes people stop for a second when they look at my eyes with these lenses! I am rating it as a 2, but its NOT A BAD THING. I suggest wearing these for a night look.

These are great for costuming and for daily if you like vivid color enhancement but it does lack in comfort. It's not horrible comfort, but be ready with eye drops if you'll be wearing it out for long. They definitely don't give a soft, doll like look either because of the color. These are for a stronger appearance wear with a little black dress for a club night to be noticed or for Cosplay.

You can use these circle lenses with makeup to enhance eyes for a bold look. 

P.S. Uniqso   is giving my readers a  10% discount on ANYTHING  in their online store (from circle lenses and lashes to make up!) Simply enter the code when you are checking out and you will get 10% off your entire order!


*This review is my own opinion and for information purposes only

Thursday, October 3, 2013

6 Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake Overload With 3 Kinds of Chocolate Truffles And Ganache Glaze Recipe


I created this cake for my b/f’s b day and it took 3 days. If you like wild projects, then I dare you to try my wild creation. It will definitely say “I love you” like nothing else can.

6 Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake Overload With 3 Kinds of Chocolate Truffles And Ganache Glaze


Chocolate Cake 1:

  • 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix

  • 1 small package chocolate pudding mix

  • 1 c. sour cream

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 c. milk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 c. milk chocolate chips

  • 1 standard package Oreo Cookies (approx. 36 cookies)

Chocolate Cake 2:

  • 1 3/4  cups all-purpose flour

  • 2/3  cup Dutch-process dark unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2  teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2  teaspoon salt

  • 3/4  cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp, softened

  • 1 1/2  cups granulated sugar

  • 1-2   teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3   large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 1/4  cups buttermilk

Filling #1 Cheesecake (reserve about 1/4 for cake balls)

  • 12 oz. Cool Whip

  • 1.5 lb. cream cheese, softened

  • 1 c. sugar

  • 3/4 tsp. salt

  • 1.5 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 standard package Oreo Cookies

Filling #2 Cream (reserve about  1/4 for cake balls)

  • 8  ounces cream cheese, at room temp, softened

  • 1  cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  •  1/2 or more cups strained confectioners sugar (i don’t like mine too sweet so i just adjust based on my preference)

  • bundle of freshly small chopped mint leaves (optional if you like a hint)

White Frosting:

  • 3  cups cold heavy cream

  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar

  • 1   teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  • 2 .5 cups dark chocolate chips

  • approx. 1 3/4 c. heavy whipping cream

For the Oreo Cake balls #1

  • 24 Oreo Cookies

  • 5 oz. cream cheese

  • 2 semi sweet chocolate chips

For Cake Balls # 2 & 3

  • 3 cups  chocolate chips , i prefer semi sweet or dark for this.(it could even be a mix, get creative just do not use white chocolate)

  • toothpicks

  • wax paper


Chocolate Cake #1.

  1. In a stand mixer, whisk together all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, oreos, and 2 tbsp. cake mix.

  2. Crumble the Oreos in a ziplock bag (no need to crush, just a “crunching” with your hands will do just fine.)

  3. Add the chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. cake mix to the bag. Shake to coat everything in the cake mix.

  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold in crumbled oreos and chocolate chips.

  5. Divide the batter into two well greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.

  6. Bake at 350ยบ for 36 minutes. Test with a toothpick and adjust baking time to longer (5 minutes at a time) if needed.

  7. Let cool completely before carefully  cutting into 4 layers.

  8. When cutting, shave off the hump off the top of each cake to ensure its going to be leveled.

  9. Cut cake into 4 layers, and reserve 1 of the 4 for cake balls.

  10. You can rest the cakes but make sure you cover the layers so they do not dry out while you are working on the rest of the cake.

Chocolate Cake #2

  1. Make sure your oven is Heated to 350 degrees F. Wash and reuse your other 9 inch cake pans.

  2. Coat the cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour; shake out any excess flour.

  3. In a medium-size bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together until well blended; set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  5. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture in three additions, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour; beat 1 minute.

  6. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

  7. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks; let cool completely.

  8.  When cutting, shave off the hump off the top of each cake to ensure its going to be leveled.

  9.  Cut cake into 4 layers, and reserve 1 of the 4 for cake balls.

  10. You can rest the cakes but make sure you cover the layers so they do not dry out.

Filling #1 Cheesecake:

  1. In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and sugar.

  2. Whisk in the lemon juice, salt, and vanilla.

  3. Whisk in the Cool whip.

  4. Whisk in the Oreos (I just crushed them by hand as I tossed them into the Kitchen Aid)– you may want to switch a paddle attachment here but my whisk worked ok.

  5. Cover and set aside until assembly. (reserve1/4 mixture for cake balls)

Filling #2 Cream:

  1. In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat softened cream cheese and softened  butter until smooth.

  2. Gradually add sifted confectioners sugar(to avoid lumps), tasting for how sweet you want it.  Beat for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

White Frosting:

  1. Freeze a large bowl for about 20 minutes

  2. With mixer on high, beat cold heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

For Oreo Cake Balls #1:

  1. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, mix together Oreos (I just threw them in whole) and cream cheese. Beat on high for a few minutes until thoroughly combined– it’s ok if the oreos aren’t “finely” crushed.

  2. Refrigerate to set.

  3. Scoop out 1 tsp. at a time and roll into balls.

  4. Freeze for about 10 minutes.

  5. Melt chocolate on 15 second intervals in microwave and mixing in between till its done and smooth)

  6. Dip each ball in melted chocolate and set on wax paper to harden.

  7. Set aside for assembly

Cake Balls #2 #3

  1. Start Breaking up  and crumbling one of your reserved cake layers so its very fluffy in texture.

  2. You should not see any large pieces of cake, because the cake balls may turn out lumpy and bumpy. You may only end up using 1/2 not use all of this cake

  3. Take about 1/3 of this fluffy cake mix and combine it with 1/2of the reserved frosting #1 or #2. (choose  only one and the other will be combined with the other cake balls)

  4. Keep adding more frosting or cake mixture till the mix fills like its moist enough to roll into balls but not mushy

  5. The mixture should be moist enough to roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and still hold a round shape. After rolling the cake balls by hand, place them on a wax paper–covered baking sheet and stick toothpicks into them.

  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours in the refrigerator, or place in the freezer for about 15 minutes. You want the balls to be firm but not frozen.

  7. Temper your chocolate chips, and melt chocolate on 15 second intervals in microwave and mixing in between till its done and smooth.

  8. Place one ball at a time into the bowl of candy coating. Spoon extra coating over any non coated areas of the cake ball to make sure it is completely covered in candy coating. Then lift out the cake ball with your toothpick and maybe help of a spoon. Avoid stirring it in the coating, because cake crumbs can fall off into the coating. Set on wax paper and let them dry. Take the toothpicks out once ready to assemble.

  9. Take your other cake layer and mix it with the other reserved frosting in the same manner as above in steps 1-8.

For the Chocolate Ganache(**Do this after the cake is in freezer:)

  1. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.

  2. Pour in whipping cream until almost level with the chocolate chips (it should not completely cover the chocolate chips).

  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute.

  4. Whisk until smooth (about 2-3 minutes). Make sure to let it cool a little so that its not too hot for when you pour it over the cream frosting.


  1. After baking the chocolate cake #1 & #2 , cutting each in 4 layers, then reserving one layer from each cake you should have 6  cake layers(3 from each cake).

  2. Place your first cake on your decorating dish(this has to be what you will be serving it on) & start alternating the layers with filling # 1 and # 2 putting some on the top layer, refrigerate for a few min to set.

  3. Run a warm knife around the side of the pan, and then release from pan.

  4. Spread 1/3 of whipped cream frosting all over cake, using the back of a spatula to give it a crumb coating. Put in the fridge for a few minutes to set.

  5. Spread the rest of the mixture evenly all over so that the cake looks like it has a solid layer of butter cream. Then Freeze for 20 min to cool fro ganache application.

  6. Pour chocolate ganache over top of cake, carefully letting spill over sides as pitured above or you can get more artistic.

  7. Carefully pile truffles in the center. You can reserve some ganache & it over each layer of truffles so that it acts as a glue, holding the pile together. The cake WILL BE TALL

  8. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Once ready to serve, run a large knife unter hot water  & dry it off to warm it up so that it will easily glides through the cake layers while leaving them looking pretty.


Enjoy!  P.s. I gained 5 lbs after eating this all week long. lol

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


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Since I'm on a hunt for cool sites that sell circle lenses that compliment my light green eyes, here is my review on the store SOLUTION-LENS.

A couple of days ago I found a site on google and  just had to share my findings, WOW ! They sell authentic circle lenses from ton of various brands. I could no believe the variety they have, basically more than I have seen on any other site. I usually order barbie or beuberry brands and I don't care for lenses for brown eyes and lenses with a large black ring.  I found so many cool enlarging lenses I never even knew existed that would be perfect for me! Talk about choices!

Their staff is super friendly and responds very quickly even tho we are in different countries. They can even help you pick lenses to suit your eyes if you have a hard time deciding!

If you are looking for lenses by color, size, prescription, Halloween, or brand you will be please of how easy it is.

The best part is that they have great discount promotions & FREE LENS GIVEAWAY!!!

Here are some of the vivid and enlarging lenses I'm dyyyyyying to get my hands on:


I hope my review helps . Hugs XX