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November 2014 Empties

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November 2014 Empties
A cozy background for this snowy weather we’re having

Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner Moisture

This was part of a trial set I received when purchasing Laneige products. It has a pleasant scent and softens my skin as prep for the next step. Would definitely repurchase this again.

Laneige Water Bank Essence

This was part of a trial set I received when purchasing Laneige products. See the full review here.

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

This was part of a trial set I received when purchasing Laneige products. This is great as a night cream as it is thicker than the lotion and really gives my skin a hydrating boost. It feels like there’s a slight greasy residue, but if you continue massaging it into your skin, that goes away. I love how soft it makes my skin feel.

Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel

Full review here.

Shisheido Ultimune

See my full review of it here.

Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion

Pretty good body lotion for summer time. It soaks right into the skin and doesn’t leave an greasy residue. I just finished it but am finding it not quite hydrating enough for the winter months.  Will definitely repurchase in warmer months.

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Collection Citron honey & coriander

This was part of a trio one of my girlfriends gave me. It has a strong lemon scent but not too overbearing. I like applying it just before I go to bed, but for the days when my hands are so beaten up from a day’s worth of hand sanitizer use, it’s not enough to hydrate my skin. Otherwise, using it during the day has been really nice.

Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light Pearl 

Bigger review coming soon as it’s still being written. This was hydrating for my lids and under eye area for sure, but because this was a small sample size, I can’t comment on how illuminating it was or how it’s anti-aging property was. Pricey when you look at the website, so I’m not sure if I will repurchase this.

Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear

This is no longer made, but I had picked it up at a previous L’Oreal Warehouse sale. I loved how sheer the coverage was and how light and airy it was for every day. I’m not sure if it’s been replaced with another product, but this one is discontinued. What a shame because I really liked this!

Aveeno Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream

A skin saver for the times that I’m itching like crazy. It’s so hard once you make the first scratch, to not continue scratching. This coupled with willpower has saved my skin from becoming raw, inflamed and bleeding.  I’m not sure how much different this is compared to regular Aveeno, but they both work for me.

Written by Jessica

December 11th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Electric Mud BBQ

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One evening, Mr Pixelbunny and I decided to make the trek out to Grand Electric for their damn good tacos (Mr has been there, I have not), but the line up, sadly, was quite long. Instead, we wandered around the corner to their other restaurant, Electric Mud BBQ.

 

The Atmosphere

Don’t come here expecting a fine dining establishment, let alone a sit down restaurant, nor a fast food joint. Inside, there’s a few picnic tables for large groups, as well as smaller groups of people to mingle (might as well say hi!), some smaller tables, and bar seating. Bar seating is where it’s at, especially the left most seats as you have prime view of the kitchen, as well as the person who is prepping all your plates. It’s pretty awesome watching your food get plated and presented right in front of you.

The atmosphere is very laid back, with a vinyl record player in view, as well as a very ample bourbon bar.

One caveat: they only take cash, so make sure you have some on you!

 

The Food

Electric Mud BBQ - pork rinds
Pork Rinds – $3.75

We started off with pork rinds. They were big, crispy pieces, and the tabasco spiced pimento cheese it was served with gave it a nice little kick. This one is a must try.

 

Electric Mud BBQ - fried chicken
Fried Chicken – $9.50

The fried chicken was easily my most favourite thing to eat that night. It’s fried thigh meat, so it was juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious. The chicken is drizzled with gravy, but what really makes this dish is the sauce it’s served on – cider syrup and hot sauce. I have no idea how they make it, but it makes the chicken taste amazing. You must try this for sure.

 

Electric Mud BBQ - potato salad
Potato Salad – $3.50

We realized that we ordered only meat from the menu, so it was best to order some kind of veg. That was our side of potato salad. Not too creamy, good chunks of potato, with some paprika sprinkled on top. It was the perfect starch to balance out all the meat.

 

Electric Mud BBQ - pork side ribs
Pork Side Ribs – $14.50

The pork ribs were also really good, although I wish that I got more than four ribs. To be fair, they were really juicy and tender, with a good amount of spice rub and caramelization on them. Try it at least once, if you can splurge for them.

 

Electric Mud BBQ - peach cobbler and banana cream pie
Peach Cobbler and Banana Cream – $6 each

To round out the meal, we got peach cobbler and banana cream desserts. I love that they’re made and served in cute mini mason jars. The peach cobbler had an alcohol taste to it, but the crumbly part on top was so sweet and crunchy. The banana cream was awesome! Sky high whipped cream over luscious banana cream and a really good graham cracker base. Get all three together on your spoon and your mouth will be in heaven.

 

The Verdict

It’s so yummy! I would definitely come back here and eat again! I would recommend going in the warmer months so as not to catch a chill when the door opens and closes. It’s a very friendly atmosphere and the food is great!

 

The Place

Electric Mud BBQ
5 Brock Ave,
Toronto, ON
416-516-8286

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Written by Jessica

December 10th, 2014 at 8:30 am

Posted in Food,Restaurant