Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Macarons | Chantal Guillon

I absolutely love macarons and even though they have been around for so long.  Many of us has jumped into the hype about these french delicacies.  
What are Macarons?
They are simply a sweet meringue based confectionery that is filled with soft jelly/jam, sandwich together with two cookies that looks almost like a surface of an egg shell.
They come in all types of variety of flavors, some of which are very unique and you wouldn't normally consider it being an ingredient that is worth putting into a sweet macaron, but it works.
Well, I'm always on a hunt to find places that serve macrons and see what their macrons differ from other places that do serve macrons.  Today, my best friend Donna and I had a little outing in San Francisco and she suggested to go try this place called Chantal Guillon that serves macrons.  The reviews on Yelp really helped determine that we needed to visit and give them a try.  Plus the pictures people taken of the store and the cute boxes they come in was enough to have us go.
They place was small, but quite cute with light pastel colors.  The first thing you see are the macarons sitting on a tray all lined up and stacked.  I can recount about 14 different flavors to chose from.
I picked the box of 6 that cost $10.80 which come out about $1.80 each.
The flavors I chose were; Persian Rose, Red Velvet, Lavender Poppy, Green Tea, Italian Pistachio, Valentino Raspberry-Lychee.

I enjoyed them, they had a good consistency and really sweet.  You must try the unique flavors like the Persian Rose or Lavender Poppy.  They don't smell like what they are called, but they are sweet.  I must admit that I will come back to this place again, just for macrons.  It's a nice little treat every now and then.
They are definitely worth the hype about them, they're just that good.  :)


Saturday, February 9, 2013

HAUL: 2|9|13

Today's haul are products that I got for my hair and body.

1. Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer
2. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
3. L'oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil

These purchases has been on my list of things to buy for a while now and finally I made a trip to my local drugstore.  First, the Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, I have been hearing that Jergens has tweaked their line of Natural Glow products and they made them without that strong sunless tanner smell.  Now all I can smell is a coconut scent that is pleasing and not offensive at all.

I love hair products, but there are some products out there that has let me down.  Then there are ones who never do and one of them is the Garnier Fructis Oil Treatment that has Argan Oil in it to help nourish your hair.  Another ingredient within this product is Apricot Oil and I think this is the scent I keep picking up with this product and it is the apricot scent that smells really good.  This is my second bottle of it and a little goes a long way.
Last product is the L'oreal Dry Oil, they recently released this year a new advanced haircare line that has ingredients in them to help any particular problems with your hair weather it be damaged, color treated, limp, frizzy, or dehydrated.  I pick up their Dry Oil because I've been using their Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner for about a month now and seen incredible results.  So, I wanted to try this that's part of the Total Repair 5 products.

I'm anxious to try these products out and give them a proper review for you guys :)