Banana Walnut Mini Muffins with Maltesers

Bananas are fruits that are never gonna be outdated and since we have on over ripe bananas here, my fingers are getting restless again. You know what that means? No! of course not it's not because I'm addicted to touch screen phones hahaha.. Actually my fingers are itching to try something new, to bake something unconventional, to experiment with recipes. So, what do we have here? hmmm.. let me check our cupboards. Oh! we have leftover walnuts, perfect for banana walnut muffins... YAY!!!! And what do we have here hiding? MALTESERS!!! Maybe I can incorporate it with my recipe and let's see what's gonna happen hahaha...

Ready Now??? Let's start baking!!!

What we need:

  • A bag of Maltesers
  • 3 cups of Cake Flour or just plain all purpose flour
  • mini muffin tins
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • paper cups for cupcakes/muffins (small)
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 pcs ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • crushed walnuts (optional)

How to bake:

  • Sift flour together with the baking soda(the whiter one) then set aside

  • Mashed the bananas using fork

  • Add all the wet ingredients; eggs, butter, vanilla to the mashed bananas

  • Add the flour 

  • Mix it all in till there are no more lumps of flour

  • Now mix the crushed walnuts

  • Add the crushed maltesers :)
    By the way I only put 30 pieces cause I'm afraid it will be too sweet.
  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F

  • Put the paper cups on the tin molds and fill it with the mixture

  • Baked for 15 minutes

Here's my first batch of muffins :) Gotta have a taste now.

This batch is just right for my taste cause I don't like it to be too sweet, but my brother said it taste bland like he's just eating plain walnuts hahaha... Maltesers aren't that sweet after all. Now what I did was I add a cup of white sugar to the remaining mixture and my gramps said the taste was heavenly ( I'm his favorite grand daughter by the way.. hahaha). The texture is super moist which I love cause I'am not a fan of muffins or cupcakes that will choke you because of it's dryness.

Yield: 38 mini muffins

Yummy :)

Baking and cooking are my therapy it makes me ecstatic to see people around me smile after tasting the food that I cook or cookies, bread and muffins that I bake, that alone motivates me to experiment more and cook more :)

How about you? Have you tried to twist traditional recipes and love your experiment's result? If so, can you share some of your recipes to me too? Pretty please ^.^

Hope to hear from your experience too! Till next post loves, gonna devour this mini yummies :)


Mobile Zalora...Every girl's BESTFRIEND!!!

I guess we all are very much aware that online shopping is the newest trend in our society right? As a certified shopping addict [even though we don't have that much shopping fund :)], which is every girls nature we are always on the lookout for a new shopping haven that will cater our every need.

Few months ago I was able to find my sanctuary for my retail therapy. It is an online shopping site where they have everything that a woman needs, well except for boyfriends, of course they don't sell that hahaha. Do you have any idea what shop it is? Hmmmm... what? I can't hear y'all ladies... hahaha you got it right! It's  ZALORA!

Zalora is an online shopping website that offers local and international brands of clothing, shoes, skincare, beauty products etc. It's like a shopping mall at the comfort of your home. You can actually visit your favorite brands with just a click, no need to do those long-walk-stall-hopping at the mall. No more traffic jams to encounter and you can guarantee your safety while doing your Christmas shopping. Ain't that nice? That is why Zalora is my new BFF :) and as if those advantages are not yet enough for us to love them, their team squeezes their mind juices to give us much more reason to appreciate online shopping. I'm sure you know what it is :) YES! they gave us Zalora's mobile app that we can download thru app store and google playstore. I just downloaded mine so I might as well teach you guys how to do it if you haven't downloaded it yet. So, for those who uses iPhone here's a quick tutorial:

Tap App Store
Search Zalora and tap free/install
Wait for it to download then check on your mobile wall

Tap Login if you already have an account with zalora or registration if it's your first.
Fill up all necessary information about you.
You can start shopping :)

Here's how to browse inside the mobile app:

To browse on zalora's product you can tap which category you want to check out (men/women)
Or you can tap the box on the upper left.
You can tap categories or brands to specifically check your desired items.

Local and international Brand available, can tap the letters at the right side also to make the searches fast.

Now here's how you can shop using zalora's mobile app:

To shop for dresses or any other items you can tap categories or brand
Under categories choose whatever item you wanna buy. Most girls love dresses so I'll choose one as a sample
Tap Clothing then select women - dresses
Now choose which dress you like. Choose size by dragging the sizes to the empty box

Tap add to cart.. you can see that the item was added in your shopping bag
Tap the shopping bag to check your order. Once decided tap continue.
Fill up the shipping address and other infos.

Choose your mode of payment and tap continue.
And your done :) just wait for the delivery of your items.

How to manage your orders:

Just in case you selected the wrong item you can change it by tapping edit then the red button. Delete will appear on the other side and tap continue. Then start all over again :)

Isn't that easy? Oh! and did you know that they also offer free shipping for orders of Php1000 and up? Plus they honor returns and exchanges and they also have customer service hotline to attend to your other inquiries. That's super convenient for us shoppers!!!

I actually have tons of advantages to brag about online shopping, if there are disadvantages it will only be minimal. You need to make sure also that you are buying from legit online sellers to avoid getting scammed.

Now what are you waiting for? Get that phone of yours and download that app. Make Zalora your new shopping haven and I'm sure you'll declare them to be your new BFF too in no time :)

For more information about zalora you can check the following:

New ZALORA Customer Service operating hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Closed


BEAUTY REVIEW: Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30

Ever use any BB Creams? No?!? We'll you're missing a lot in your beauty kit my dear. BB creams are the new hype nowadays when it comes to makeup, well there's this CC cream too, but we are not gonna talk about that now. :)

Going back to BB cream, *did you know that this BB cream formula was concocted by Christine Schrammek, a German dermatologist in 1960's? Yes, you heard it right this "blemish balm", "blemish base", "beblesh balm", "beauty balm" originated in Europe (whew! that was a long list of other names!), but was later on developed further in 1980's by Korean cosmetics company. Apparently this BB creams are told to be the "secret" to Korean actresses porcelain skin and is popularly endorsed by those doll like skin Korean celebrities. That is the reason why a lot of beauty junkies like you and me go gaga over it and because of that Tupperware Brands Philippines introduced us their own formula of BB cream.

*Source: Wikipedia


Gluta Whitening BB Cream is a multi-benefit product that not only works externally -- it also penetrates deeper using breakthrough Nanotechnology to deliver 5 wonderful benefits to your skin.

It acts as a whitening cream with its glutathione and papaya extract to even out skin tone and promote healthy cell renewal. It acts as a tinted makeup base or sheer foundation because of its self-adjusting shade that complements all Asian skintones. It doubles as a moisturizer with shea butter and soothing aloe vera, and works as a toner with hazel extracts that treats blemishes. Finally, it protects your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF30.

Full Size: 40ml
Price: PHP 599
Sample Size: 40ml (full size)
Points use to purchase 101 pts.

At first, I was so skeptical to use it. I was thinking that it might not be that good and that the color is too dark, as I've seen some swatches from other bloggers blog and that most of the reviews are positives. So, when sampleroom included this on their list of products to try out I decided to avail one so I can compare with other BB creams that I've tried and that includes the popular ones. Boy! Am I wrong to be too skeptic? Let's see what I've found out after trying this product.  :)

Claims to have 8 skin benefits :)

Packaging: Nothing fancy, as most of the creams are packed, this one also comes in a box that was plainly labeled, nothing lavish design or any eye candy color stuff that will make draw the buyers attention. 

covered with protective foil to avoid unnecessary  spillage.

will use my ever trusted Real Techniques by Samatha Chapman Expert Brush for perfect coverage :D 
BB Cream has a very thick consistency
Color almost the same as my skin tone, so it was well blended.
Time to do a road test :)

without bb cream (no filter). 

After applying bb cream (see its matte finish, perfect for combination/oily skin like moi).

can still see the difference even with poor lighting :)
TADAH!!! Perfectly done ayt!


  • have glutathione and arbutin perfect to lighten dark spots.
  • love that it has SPF 30
  • claims to have 8 skin benefits that'll definitely makes your skin healthy
  • Matte, perfect for combination/oily skin
  • perfect coverage
  • color is perfect for asians
  • long wear
  • didn't sweat much and no oily feel compared to other BB Creams I used.


  • Not readily available (cannot purchase it on department stores)

6 Raves vs. 1 Rant

My Say:

I love how tupperware brands combined all the best ingredients in their BB cream to produced a product that will not only gives temporary benefits to your skin, but a long lasting one. Continuous usage of this product will make your skin more elastic and younger looking. I can definitely attest that the product works real well as my colleagues who happens to see me again after 2 years told me that I looked like  a 15-year old teenager [I am already 29 btw :)] 

Now, you ask me if I will repurchase? DEFINITELY YES! Even If it takes for me to stalk that lady who sells this product or be a member myself I WILL DEFINITELY REPURCHASE and that's with a conviction hahaha...


Interested to try it yourself? You might want to check Tupperwarebrands to see where to buy or how to be a member yourself, just visit their website for more information:

Hope this post helped you a lot ^-^