The Story of How Ryan and I Met

Hello everyone,

I shared a little bit of myself in my last post, and it seemed like you guys liked it. I wanted to write another blog post to share about how Ryan and I met.

First of all, Ryan’s Korean name is Byungwook. Because we live in the United States, he introduce himself as Ryan. It is easier for people pronounce.

My sister and I were friends with an exchange Korean student. She came to the United States to study English. As a part-time job, she used to work at a Korean restaurant. Because our friend didn’t have a car, my sister and our friends were always hanging out in that restaurant. We all became friends with the owner of the restaurant.

One day, the owner of the restaurant asked us if we want to meet his friends, and we all said yes because Korean culture was interesting to us. He invited around five of his friends to his restaurant and my friends and I met them there. Ryan and I met that night. We talked all night, eat, and drank. After dinner, we went to a karaoke place and we sang and drank again.

That night, Ryan and I exchange our phone numbers and we started texting each other every single day. We talked for few months, until we decided that we want to date. We became couples in March 2012, and we got married five years latter.

I hope you liked my today’s post and I will talk to you later.

Get To Know Me

Hello everyone,

I get asked a lot of questions on my Instagram (@shahrzad.blogger), and I wanted to answer to four of them here, so you can get to know me better.

Let’s get started 🙂

How old are you?

I am 30 years old :). I was born on January, 14, 1990.

Where are you from?

I am from Tehran, Iran. I moved to the United States when I was 19. Now, I live in Boerne, TX.

What is your job?

I always wanted to become a blogger, and I finally made that happen.

I am a full-time lifestyle blogger now 🙂 I share about my daily life, fashion, beauty, and food here and on my Instagram (@shahrzad.blogger)

Why you don’t post a lots of pictures with your husband?

My husband is not into taking pictures and I didn’t want to push him. We talked about it last week, and he said he will try to take some pictures 😂 sooo I am going to post more pictures of us.

I will make sure to do more blog posts like this, so you can get to know me better. If you have more questions, either ask me here, or on my Instagram account.

Bye ❤

Korean Side Dish – Hobak Jeon (호박전)

Hello everyone,

I shared this recipe few weeks ago on my stories (@shahrzad.blogger), but I also want to share it here (in case if you guys missed it). I learned this recipe from Seonkyoung Longest. This side dish is really easy to make and it is really delicious.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp flour

Cut the zucchinis. Then, place them in a bag, and add the salt and flour. Shake them well until all the zucchinis are covered with salt and flour.

Coat the zucchinis with egg.

Fry them until they are golden.

THAT WAS IT. sooo easy and delicious.

I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post. I will talk to you in my next blog post. BYE

Pixi Beauty

Hello everyone,

If you follow me on my Instagram (@shahrzadblogger), you saw that I did an unboxing for these lovely palettes that Pixi Beauty sent me. I had some time to play with these palettes and now I am here to share them with you. When I first tried these palettes, I was so shocked that how silky they are. They are so soft and easy to blend. These palettes are Paraben free and not tested on animals.

Please leave comment and let me know which palette is your favorite.

You can shop yours by clicking HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and happy shopping

EKO – Dual Compartment Trash Can

Hello everyone,

It’s been few years that I am trying to be good with recycling. I always had one trash can in my kitchen, and not enough space for another trash can for recycling. Thanks to EKO they solved my problem. They have a trash can with dual compartment. It doesn’t get better than this. With the dual compartment, it is so much easier to recycle and save the earth.

My trash can is 20L+20L and it is a perfect size for my kitchen. I cannot be happier with my package. You don’t need to worry to shop this trash can online because they shipped it in TWO cardboard boxes, so it won’t get damage at all. The customer service is also amazing. If you have more question, feel free to ask them.

I will include some of the highlights for this stunning dual compartment trash can here for you.

  • Dual compartments easily separate your recyclables from your household trash
  • Fingerprint resistant stainless-steel finish
  • Durable cantilever foot pedal mechanism
  • Soft close damper lid
  • Stay-open lid position option
  • Built in deodorizer compartment
  • Plastic bag fixer holds trash bags in place
  • Both inner liners removable for ease of emptying

You can purchase yours by clicking HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and happy shopping

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Jules Aesthetics and Wellness Boutique (By Shakira)

Hello everyone,

I am here today to share my Botox experience with you that I did at Jules Aesthetics & Wellness Boutique (San Antonio, TX) by Shakira. I will include my before and after pictures for you and answer few questions that I got on my Instagram stories (@shahrzad.blogger)

I have to say the clinic is extremely clean, and you have to wait in your car until they send you a text to go inside. Shakira is so professional, nice, and polite that I wasn’t nervous at all.

I was concerned about my forehead and Shakira injected 35 unites of Botox (there are different brands available. Ask your aesthetic injector what brand is best for you). She asked me to come back in two weeks to see if she needs to inject more because it is possible that one side might need more. I will include my before and after pictures here for you. They are two weeks apart.

Question 1Am I going to look different?

You will see some changes, but I don’t think people will notice that I got Botox. Each area of your face will need a certain amount of units, and if you don’t over due it, you will look natural (which I love).

Question 2 – Did it hurt?

Not really. I think it is really important who is injecting it for you.

Question 3 – How much does it cost?

Each unit costs $12, so it depends on how many units you will need.

Question 4 – How long does it last?

Each body is different and each brand will act differently. The botox brand last around six months for me, but in general I think it is around three to six months.

If you have more questions regarding Botox, please DM Shakira on her Instagram account (@lipsdontlieshakira)

Thanks for reading this blog post

XOXO

Shop LC

Hello everyone,

In this blog post, I want to introduce you guys to Shop LC. Shop LC is a online shopping Channel. In this post, I want to talk about their jewelries because they also sell other products, such as health and beauty, fashion, and home decors.

The three products that they sent me are all 14K yellow gold over sterling silver with simulated Diamonds. I will include the link for each item to make it easier for you shop. Don’t forget to use my code “SHAHRZAD20” to get 20% off on your purchase.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and happy shopping

Hye Beauty – Shape Puffs Set

Hello everyone,

In this blog post, I would like to introduce you these makeup sponges from Hye Beauty. I am happy to say that this blog post is sponsored, but my review and experience that I am going to share with you is totally honest.

As you can see, there are two makeup sponges in a set. One is black and the other one is pink. The black one is advertised as “Nighttime Drama” which it gives you a full coverage. The pink one is advertised as “Daytime Glow” which it gives you a natural coverage.

You can apply your foundation, BB cream, concealer, highlighter, eyeshadow, blush, and contour with these sponges.

I find some basic information from Hye Beauty website that I will include here for you.

  • ERGONOMIC GRIP & SHAPE: An expertly designed makeup applicator, Hye Beauty’s Spade Puff creates a smooth beauty experience that makes your getting ready easy and efficient.
  • LATEX-FREE: Hye Beauty’s Spade Puff is recommendable for those who are allergic to latex, a material that can be found in a lot of other makeup applicators.
  • ANTIBACTERIAL, NON-WET APPLICATOR: Hye Beauty’s Spade Puff leaves your face feeling covered and clean with its antibacterial design, which addresses the common problem of makeup users and beauty aficionados. Use our Spade Puff without adding water* to experience the full benefits of its antibacterial quality. 
  • ECONOMICAL YET SUFFICIENT: Hye Beauty’s Spade Puff maximizes your makeup by evenly spreading a small amount of the product to all the areas of your face, which allows you to keep using your makeup for a very long time.
  • CRUELTY-FREE: Hye Beauty guarantees that the Spade Puffs are ethically produced, harming no person or animal in the manufacturing process.

You can click HERE to purchase your. This set is marked as $14.99

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and happy shopping

Beautiful Eyebrows with “Benefit Cosmetics”

Hello everyone,

I wanted to write this blog long time ago, but here we go now. I have been using eyebrow products from Benefit Cosmetics for few years now, and I have to say, all of them are amazing. These four products that I am mentioning in this post are all in number “6”. I have black hair, and number 6 is amazing.

The first product that I purchase is this eyebrow pencil called “precisely, my brow eyebrow pencil”. The tip is thin and makes it very easy to draw hair and fill in your eyebrows. I believe this pencil have wax in it because my eyebrow stay in place until I remove my makeup. Compare to the other brands, this eyebrow pencil never broke on me, and it has a spoolie brush on the other end.

The second eyebrow product that I purchased is called “goof proof eyebrow pencil”. This one is really similar to the first product, but wider. Which makes it faster to fill, or shaper your eyebrows.

The third product is called “ka-BROW! eyebrow cream-gel color”. I purchased the mini size because I was worried that I might like this product because I usually use eyebrow pencils. This product has a built-in brush (like I showed you in the video bow). The only downside for me is that there is no spoolie brush. I love to shape and fill my eyebrows with cream-gel product and smooth it out with a spoolie brush.

This eyebrow mascara is called “gimme brow + volumizing eyebrow”. I also purchased this in mini size and I love it. I would say this mascara is good to fill in the eyebrows, but not perfect for shaping your eyebrows. It is so easy and fast to use mascara. This is my go to products now.

You can purchase yours by clicking HERE. If you used any of these products, please let me know how you use it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and happy shopping

Estala Skin Care – Acne Prevention

Hello everyone,

I am back to introduce you to more products from my favorite brand Estala Skin Care. I am so lucky to be able to work with this brand. Their products and customer service is amazing. As you can see, they sent me their acne prevention line and reusable makeup remover pads.

HOW TO USE ACNE TREATMENT

Facial Cleanser – Moisten face and gently work the cleanser into a circular motion. Rinse with warm water.

Hydrating Mist – Spray the mist all over face and other problem areas twice daily. Let dry before proceeding to acne stop gel.

Acne Stop Gel – Make sure skin is dry, then apply 1-2 pumps and allow to dry.

ACNE STOP COPPER AM/PM CREAM Apply to face and Massage gently all over your face and neck. Use twice daily.

ACNE-STOP FACIAL MASK – Apply a smooth thin layer over cleansed face, avoiding eye area. Leave on approximately 10-15 minutes and remove with warm damp cloth. Recommended to use weekly for effective acne prevention.

REUSABLE MAKEUP REMOVER PADS

These pads are organic and eco-friendly. You can simply place the dirty ones in the bag and wash them with your laundry.  

You can purchase the acne treatment products separate, or get their subscription box. Click HERE to purchase yours. You can use the code “SHA10” to get 10% off on your purchase.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and happy shopping