cinderfallen: (bucket hits the panda.)
( Apr. 6th, 2009 04:18 am)
I think one of the most exquisite taste in the whole wide world is sweet coffee. I still remember how that taste hit my mouth when I tried coffee ice cream for the first time--like, I was probably around 6? And when Starbucks frappaccinos first came out--oh, God. Liquid coffee ice cream. Yes, it has been a long and true love affair.

My friend taught me how to make cold coffee one summer with just instant, and now, I will never crave premium candy bar coffee again. I'm drinking it now because I can add more coffee to a cup, and I need the caffeine to stay up tonight. Airport countdown t-minus 2.5 hours and I still need to pack.

instant cold coffee:
Add desired amount of instant coffee + sugar--probably 1.5x more than you'd put in regularly. (It's better to add too much coffee in the beginning than too little because you can add more milk/sugar later; weak coffee, on the other hand, should be taken out the back and shot.) Heat water. The trick is to heat it not to boiling, but just enough to dissolve the mixture. Add a very small amount of the hot water so you make a coffee sludge that would scare the bejeezus out of anyone in the vicinity. Keyword: sludge. If it's any more liquid than that, then you've added too much water. Top up with milk. It'll be cold enough to drink it straight if you got it right.
...okay, WTF.

I wrote about eyeliner the other day, and I did not expect it to repulse me so much. EYELINER. *madface*

K-Palette's liner was rebranded for Canada as Geisha Ink, which I found to be a pretty crass decision, but okay, it's not like I have to buy it:

But I was browsing some Google hits and found this article with accompanying official press release, which the writer marvels at: "And how often does a beauty product have an entire story behind it?"

And what's the story, you ask?

At a very young age, Katsumi was sent to apprentice to be a Geisha to the city famous for its Geisha arts, Kyoto. As a young girl, Katsumi would often hide and listens to the conversations between the older Geishas and the businessmen they entertained. Nothing fascinated Katsumi more than the stories these older Geishas shared of the western world. In her mind, she yearned for the day when she would be free to experience it herself.

The combination of the art and this charming "backstory".... Just. Okay. WOW.


Seriously. KILL.


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