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Birchbox September 2014!Products shown (and review score from 1-10):

1. Whish (Shave crave - acai grapefruit): Smells really good, feels moisturizing and light. Full size: $20 - Score: 8/10

2. Juara (candlenut body creme): Smells AMAZING. Leaves skin soft and moisturized. Full size: $35 - Score: 10/10

3. Caudalie (Vinoperfect radiance serum): Haven’t seen a huge improvement, but may improve with long-term use. Kinda expensive, tho. Full-size: $79 - Score: 5/10

4. Chapstick (Hydration lock Day & night): Awesome product! Both day and night sides are moisturizing and long-lasting. - Score: 10/10

5. Noir Cosmetics (Long-wear eyeliner): Glides on smoothly, but not extremely long-lasting. Looks great, tho. Full size: $15 - Score: 6/10

6. Dr. Brandt (Pores no more vacuum cleaner): Used it a few times, it did a pretty god job of cleaning out my pores (especially in the t-zone). Full size: $45 - Score: 7/10

Candlenut Health Benefits

Candlenut is commonly use as a spice, Candlenut mainly grown for its seeds; which after being processed is often used in Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine. Candlenut is similar in taste and texture with macadamia, which also has similar oil content.

Candlenut also burnt and mixed with pasta and salt to create spices typical of Hawaii, called inamona.

The leaves and bark have been found to…

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#Recipe / Chicken in Spicy Sweet Soy Sauce



2 tablespoon oil

1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces

4 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

400 ml water

1 red chili (Indonesian: cabe merah besar), sliced diagonally

1 green chili (Indonesian: cabe hijau besar), sliced diagonally

Spice paste

5 red chilies (Indonesian: cabe merah keriting)

5 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)

5 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)

3 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)

1 inch ginger (Indonesian: jahe)


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