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Monday, February 6, 2012

Glowing Green Smoothie Anyone?!

Hi ladies (and gentlemen)! Ha ha
It's a new year, which means new craziest diet fads, gym work outs and much, much more! I've never been one for new years resolutions but recently I've realized that I really need to start taking better care of myself.

Skip To The Point Woman...

Today is my first day of the "Glowing Green Smoothie". Now if you've never heard of the GGS, it's a recipe from Kimberly Snyder. If you're interested in learning more about her, here is the link to her web site

Her blog is also quite interesting (click "blog" in the upper right corner) ha ha.

What Are You Looking To Gain/Change?

I'm not looking to lose a large sum of weight, give up my love for chicken or eat six almonds a day. I'm a young woman who loves to "get her grub on" ha ha. My skin has been suffering due to my lack of not eating healthy and that's something I am definitely hoping to change.

I'd like to acquire a taste for veggies, as they extremely important to implement into your everyday eating habits. Now, with that being said... I don't expect this to be a quick, "painless" task for my taste buds! Ha ha.

What's The GGS Recipe?

Why, I'm so glad you asked!

Ingredients (64 ounces / 2-4 servings)
  • 1 ½- 2 cups very cold, filtered water
  • 6 cups spinach, chopped
  • 5 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 stalks of organic celery
  • 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1–2 Tbs. fresh organic lemon juice

Optional Ingredients

  • Ice cubes (the extra coldness can help newbies with the taste)
  • 1/2 cup of organic cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of organic parsley

Final Words...

I ordered "The Beauty Detox" (her book) a couple days ago from B&N and am just waiting for it to make it's way to my house. Now, I don't plan on changing my whole entire diet or going on a "diet" but I really enjoy her tips and recipes.

It's not the easiest drink to swallow, but it's also not unbearable. If you love your veggies, you might love the taste! It's very, very thick. When I think of "smoothies" this isn't exactly what comes to mind... ha ha ha. I'll make it work though, all about repetition!

Has anyone read her book, make any of their own healthy smoothies or have tips on how to eat veggies?! I'd love to hear them!

Thanks in advance from a very unhealthy tummy,

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage

I'll admit, I bought this product at two in the morning off QVC a year ago and honestly, I've used it four times and hate it. I had to wait for about four months until it shipped out, they didn't have my shade in stock. I was more than excited to try it but to my surprise I couldn't believe how horrible it looked on my skin.
Please take into account that I have heard many people rave about this foundation and how much they love it. As with any other product, what works for some, does not work for others.

What kind of skin do you have?

I have oily, acne prone skin, that lately has been more combination (I hate flakey skin!).

Why don't you like it?

It makes my skin look like an alligator and settles in every single crease! My face gets extremely oily within an hour and it's so sheer, even after applying two coats...which then just make it look cakey ha ha.

Final Thoughts

Okay, I'll admit...this review was a tad harsh. I'll stick with my $3.50 foundation that I ADORE! Now, I paid around 35 or a little more for this foundation but it came with a large application brush as well.

Okay, serious review ending in!
So tell me, what's your favorite foundation? Have you tried anything from Tarte? Love it, hate?

Until next time... xox

Monday, January 30, 2012

On the run? Throw it up in a bun!

I have admit, though my hair might look shinny and healthy from's a MESS! I wash my hair every single day while in the shower (I use to wash it twice a day, morning and night). I blow dry it everyday and also straighten it, did I mention that I hate using a heat protecting products. I know, I know... I can hear the "IS SHE CRAZY?!" through the computer screen ha ha.

With that being said, I'm on a hairdo redo mission! My hair is so long that even I can't believe it, but since it's so thin it doesn't seem as long as it really is. Lately I've been trying dry shampoo's, (which I hate, since they never seem to work) heat protecting products and rocking the good ole lazy bun. Anything to not wash it everyday, which I end up doing anyway? Ugh!

Anyhoo! I've been loving this look I saw on Lauren Conrad's blog!

It's cute, chic and adorably simple!

So, tell me... What are your favorite quick/simple hairstyle(s)? Do you have a favorite dry shampoo or other styling products?

From one (soon to be) happy hairdo to another, ha ha
Blessings xox

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm back!

I realize that I've been a horrible blogger and gone for way too long!!! After a big move, big relationship changer and a little life detoxing, I am happy to say I'm back!

I'm going to try my hardest to be faithful with blogging and can't wait to jump back into all things beauty!

I really appreciate that my followers didn't "Un-follow" me! Ha ha

Until tomorrow, blessings and love

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Losing your marbles?

I've been hearing a lot about "nail marbling" lately and thought I'd give it a try.
With a little more practice I'm sure they would come out a little better...

Just thought I'd share with my lovelies!
Off I go to enjoy this beautiful weather

Monday, August 15, 2011

All lashed out and nowhere to go

Mirror mirror on the wall, which mascara gives me the greatest lashes of all?!
(I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself! Ha ha)

I'm blessed to have inherited reasonably long lashes from my father but my eyes feel naked without a little mascara on them! I've tried brand after brand but have always come back to Maybelline Great Lash, that's about to change!!

Heres a few different brands I have in my drawer at the moment

From left to right
E.L.F. Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara, Maybelline- The Colossal Volume Express, Maybelline Great Lash in Clear and Blackest Black & blinc.

(This is what I have in my drawer but doesn't even begin to make a dent into how many different brands that I've tried! Ha ha)

The E.L.F mascara is on my list of worst products ever!! Ha ha. Really, it is thee worst mascara I have ever tried in my life! I only put it on one eye and couldn't take it off fast enough ha ha.

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara (also a freebie when I bought a kit at Clinique) is a great mascara. I love the way it makes my lashes look but I don't love how it looks when it leaks off my lashes onto my skin, yuck.

Maybelline Colossal Mascara, you my friend win the "grossest smelling mascara" award! The smell is horrid, while the product isn't so bad itself, I can't stand the smell!

Maybelline Great Lash was the first mascara I had ever tried and the only one that I always seem to go back too. I remember my mother using it throughout my childhood so when she finally let me purchase makeup (only mascara and a blush, ha ha) it was the only choice in my head! I do think it's a good mascara, I love the natural look it give my lashes. For summer, it just doesn't hold up as well as I would like it too.

As for "blinc" read below :p

This months Birchbox may have not been my favorite but inside I found a new little treasure,
blinc mascara! Love love love this little guy!

Here's What It Claims To Do:

This game-changing mascara encases your lashes in a thin tube of water-resistant formula that won't smudge, smear, or run.

Does It Live Up To It's Claim?

In one word, yes!
Do you ever notice someone says a certain problem they have and you say "oh, really? I've never had that problem", that a week later you're experiencing the same problem(s) as them?!

My sister has always had an issue with her mascara leaking under her eyes, leaving her looking like a raccoon and I haven't ever met a cute raccoon...have you?! Ha ha. Now that the back story is out of the way, I've been having the same problem everyday for the past three months!!!

This tiny, compact mascara does exactly what it promises to do. It doesn't look clumpy, melt off my face in the hot weather or smear all over my face when I rub my eyes. It also leaves your lashes looking long and full, what more could a gal ask?!

Will I Repurchase?

Ugh, I guess this is the part where I have to list the one negative part of this mascara...the price! blinc mascara will run you $24.00 for 0.21 oz. I'm too "cheap" to spend $24.00 every two-three months. Ha ha.

Here's to hoping I'll get another sample of this, find a dupe or find a twenty dollar bill on the ground while walking into an Ulta? Ha ha!

If you lovely ladies know of any dupes, tips or are willing to share your favorite brands I would love to hear about them!

Thanks so much for reading, take care :)

Color me cupcake!

Firstly, I'm sorry for showing you my toes!! Ha ha
Nails aren't my speciality (as you can see below) but I thought I'd share the frosting and cherries I have on my toes and middle fingers.

Have a blessed evening!!