Monday, August 21, 2017

MAYBELLINE MASTER CHROME METALLIC HIGHLIGHTER BY FACE STUDIO

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline just blessed us with this wonderful highlighter that is to died for.  I am a collector of highlighters and when I saw this I knew it had to come home with me.


At times I am

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

HOW I MAKE MY ENCHILADA ZUCCHINI BOATS

Enchilada Boats

Trying to change things up a bit and come up with meals can actually be annoying at times. I have the taste but I just can't put it together. 

I found this easy and fun recipe and had to give it a try. Keep in mind this is when I ate meat. I no longer eat meat, so I still make this dish, but I now substitute it with tofu.

 Here are the steps and ingredients on how I make my enchiladas zucchini boats.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

KAT VON D LOCK IT CONCEALER REVIEW FOR DARK SKIN

I had always assumed that Kat Von D beauty products were to bold and gothic for me. During a trip to Sephora, I had tested a ton of concealers and surprisingly the Kat Von D Lock It concealer matched my skin tone perfectly.

Color: 39 Deep



It's a full coverage concealer that

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NYX BLOTTING PAPER REVIEWS

NYX Blotting Paper

What is blotting paper?

Blotting paper is a highly absorbent type of thin sheer paper that absorbs excess oil and eliminates shine without disturbing your makeup. It can also be used to set makeup. (There are many other types of blotting paper, for different uses but for this pacific post, I am referring to makeup blotting paper)

Right now I am into the four different types of blotting paper by NYX Cosmectics. I frequently travel and blotting paper helps my skin adjust with different climates. I also switch the type of blotting paper depending on the weather so I keep my options open by keeping all four in my purse.


 Each pack is good for up to 24 months once opened so use theses babies up.

NYX Blotting Paper


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

HAMPTON CREEK PRODUCTS

With my new eating habits, I've decided to cut out all meat and dairy. One of my favorite brands that has really helped me to stay focused would be Hampton Creek.

Hampton Creek products are

Monday, July 24, 2017

DRUG STORE MAKEUP FOR DARK SKIN GIRLS

Drug store makeup for dark skin girls has always been difficult to find. Do these cosmetic companies know that?

The darkest shades have

Friday, July 21, 2017

LANCOME VISIONNAIRE ADVANCED SKIN CORRECTOR FACE SERUM REVIEW

Lancome is one of my favorite cosmetics, beauty companies. During a visit to Sephora, my beauty expert suggested that I try the Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector Face Serum. The beauty serum was to maintain my skin's texture, to prevent future wrinkles and to even out some discoloration that I had.



At the time during of my visit,

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

BEAUTY TIP OF THE DAY

Beauty tip of the day.



I was skeptical before I tried the oil cleaning method, since my skin is oily and I wasn't sure it would work for me.

The basic idea of oil cleaning is to trick your skin to thinking it has already reproduced enough oil. One of the basic principals of chemistry with skin is that oil dissolves oil. 

Always use a natural organic oil. Simply apply one coat and massage into the skin then rinse. Apply a second coat, rinse twice and pat dry. You typically won't need to use a moisturizer after but if you're like me, I follow every wash with a toner then re-moisturize after. 

You will feel weird at first and might have a slight breakout the first week until your skin gets used to the new routine. 

Your skin will no longer feel dehydrated and won't over compensate. 
  

Friday, July 14, 2017

MY TOP 10 BEAUTY RULES

My top 10 beauty rules

Rule 1. Always wash your face and or makeup off. Once in the morning and once at night. It doesn't matter how tired, drunk or sick you are wash your face. 

Rule 2. Always brush and floss your teeth. You may think you're pretty but nothing is worst then talking to someone with tartar between their teeth and bad breath. A tongue scrape won't hurt either. 



Rule 3. Do your hair. Fake it if you have to. Tie it up, splash water on it but at least run a brush through it. You could even put a few bobby pins or accessories pieces in your hair to give the impression that you care about your appearance. 

Rule 4. No matter what always do your eyebrows. Even just to hit the grocery store.

Rule 5. Wear mascara. A few simple coats will brighten the eyes and do the trick



Rule 6. Apply bronzer or a shimmer anywhere you possibly can. To your face, arms, legs even the toes. You will be amazed at the positive reaction you get from people.


Rule 7. Wear accessories. Even if you went to take the trash out, rock a beaded turban. While making breakfast add a head scarf with a brooch.





Rule 8. Always use a toner, serum and moisturizer. If you're unsure which is best for you, stop by Sephora and have a beauty consultant create a routine for you. Go back a million times if you have to until you get it right. Sephora has an excellent return policy and tons of free sample you can try out.





Rule 9. Always have well groom nails and feet. They don't have to be polished, just clean and neat.




Rule 10. Wear the proper under garment. The correct size bra,  underwear, girdle, and (optional )  stockings.  This will give you a much smoother classy look. No matter your age, a muffin top is a muffin top. You don't want to look sloppy. Also, did you know while wearing stocking, you have a greater possiblily of being respected by others.



NOTES: Remember these are MY beauty rules. Set 10 beauty rules for yourself. I myself believe in shimmer, stockings ( even in the heat) and make up.

Please leave a comment or share your top 10 beauty rules.  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

PONDS COLD CREAM REVIEW



I used to use Ponds Cold Cream many years ago. I decided to discontinue this product only because of the first ingredient mineral oil, which I was told was extremely harmful. I tossed my bottle immediately and began to use natural products.


A few years go by, and I began to notice on YouTube so many women raving about this cold cream as an excellent moisturizer and make-up remover.

I had to do some research and honestly, I truly wanted to revisit this product after seeing thousands of reviews.

First I found:

Mineral Oil is a safe, highly effective occlusive and emollient moisturizer that softens skin and locks in hydration.
By labmuffin.com

Is the mineral oil percentage that high to cause harm? No
I wanted to just stop worrying about every little thing and do what was best for me so I purchased a new bottle.

Every night before bed I apply a quarter size scoop ( you can use less, but I like to cake that baby on) of Ponds Cold Cream and message it into my face for approximately 40 seconds.


I then use a face wipe to get rid of some of the product but you can use a warm face cloth.

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I then wash my face with my normal face wash and finish my routine. 

I've noticed my face is incredibly softer and my waterproof make-up just glides off. This product will now be a staple in my nightly routine.


Comments below with any questions or thoughts. Smooches  XoXo







  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MY EBAY ALEXIS BITTAR FINDS

Sunday's would be the best time to bid on an ebay auction in my opinion.

Today I received two Alexis Bittar pieces I won and another special piece.

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Information:
Alexis Bittar Earrings Cost: $26.00 + $2.99 Shipping
Ebay Seller: 445wifi

Alexis Bittar Necklace Cost $28.00 + 2.99 Shipping
Ebay Seller: 445wifi

Vintage Pink Rose Porcelain Necklace Cost: 6.49 + Shipping $3.25
Ebay Seller: heavenlyflowerjewelry

Both ebay sellers has excellent ebay feedback and amazing prices.

Alexis Bitter could cost in the hundreds, so to find this seller I was beyond happy.

My rose porcelain necklace is a gorgorous time pieces that I can't take my eyes off.

Both sellers ships super fast and provided very professional packaging.

I can't wait to walk the street in my best Dominique Deveraux strut.  (*_*)

Shop Now. www.ebay.com 

WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS DAILY

Did you know, you have to eat 7oz of fish 3 times a day 7 days a week just to get 1000mg of omega 3 from fish oil. 

You Do need to take a fish oil supplement if you want heart, brain, skin, eye and joint health. Some people believe that you get your vitamins from food. Well I hope you like consuming your day away with eating. I don't, I have things to do.


GNC uses a code where you don't burp up their products. So no fishy breath or after taste. Stay healthy my friends. I sure will. Especially you vegans!

Purchased from GNC for $9.99


Friday, April 14, 2017

WHY ARE VEGANS FAT



Why are vegans fat?

Ok not all vegans are fat. Some people believe the concept that being a vegan means healthy. Not true, it only means not eating any products that have (had) a mother.

Examples:
Meat
Dairy
Sea Food

A vegan could eat chips, donuts and even drink soda.


To understand why a person prefers to go vegan, a few reasons was listed in a research survey (2011) lunched at Oregon State University.

Not Wanting To Eat Flesh
Disease Concerns
Animal Cruelty
Trends
Idea Of Becoming Healthier
Animal Lover/ Morality
Relegion

I personally know a few vegans that are either over weight or look frail with a lack of nutrients.  I myself tried to go vegan because I wanted to slim down. I was always starving! I tried every protein recommendation, ate six small vegan meals per day, and tried all the sub vegan foods.

I did not see a difference and I was miserable. So I have now decided to eat what I like with portion control and exercise 5 times a week. At the end of the day, it's your body and your choice. Make your own decisions.

Vegans are like everyone else. Anyone could look or be unhealthy if they don't eat right.

Do you! And allow others do them!

I would very much like to know your thoughts. Comment below.
  

Monday, March 27, 2017

TODAY'S FIND FROM ECO THRIFT STORE (PICTURES AND VIDEO)

EcoThrift is my favorite thrift store in Sacramento California. I love how you can buy high and low end brand name shoes from Gucci to Aldo for a fractions of the cost.

Take a look for yourself









There are a few locations throughout central California. Neither location have a website due to the fast turn over.


Check out the location I go to:
Eco Thrift
72224 55th St, Sacramento, CA 95823
Open 10AM to 8PM Daily



Monday, February 27, 2017

ARE YOU DEALING WITH A PSYCHOPATH AND DON'T KNOW IT?

Are you dealing with a psychopath and don't know it?

There are 16 types of psychopaths. A psychopath could be an everyday individual. A family member, a friend or an associate. Let me start by saying that not all psychopaths are killers, but all killers are psychopaths.

Here are the top 5 types of psychopaths and how to deal with one. Understand that a psychopath and a sociopath are different.

Types Of Psychopath:

Friday, January 27, 2017

BREAKFAST IDEA EGG MUFFIN (PICTURES INSIDE)

As a stay at home housewife, I run out of breakfast ideas often. I googled a couple of concepts and came upon the egg muffin.

The recipe was creative enough to change the ingredients daily or weekly.

How I made my egg muffin for my family

I started with two regular eggs whipped with pepper and two tea spoons of milk. ( You can substitute with egg whites)

I use rubber muffin makers (from target). You Do Not need to use oil with rubber muffin makers. You Do have to apply a non stick cooking spray to remove the muffins if you are using the traditional tin muffin pods.

Ingredients:
- 12 Pieces of Fresh Carrot Shredding's. Chop Into Small Pieces
- 2 Chopped Brocoli Pieces
- 3 Small Piece of Chopped Mushrooms
- 6 Tiny Pieces of Both Red and Green Pepper
- Coby Cheese Mixed and On Top
- 3 Chopped up Pieces Of Pepperoncinis
- Half A Cup Of Cooked Seasoned Ground Turkey

Rules To Follow:
-You Can Either Add The Egg First or Last, It Doesn't Matter
- Never Fill To The Top
- Fill 3/4









Temperature Setting
375 Fahrenheit





Cooking Time
20 Minutes


I like to add eat alone depending on the ingredients or add simple sides.



Optional Egg Muffin Toppings
Avocado
Salsa
Extra Cheese
Olives
Ketchup

Egg Muffin Mix Ideas:

- Veggies Only
- Pasta
- Spicy Meats & Peppers
- Matcha
- Pan Cake Mix
- Flex/Chi Seeds
- Potatoes
- Beans

As long as you understand the main ingredient is egg.

I like to make 5 or 6 extra pieces and eat them throughout the day.

Make a batch of egg muffins and share your experience below.




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TODAY'S FINDS FROM ECO THRIFT STORE (VIDEO)

EcoThrift is my favorite thrift store in Sacramento California. I love how you can buy high and low end brand name shoes from Gucci to Aldo for a fractions of the cost.

Take a look for yourself

Monday, January 16, 2017

USING TOFU AS A SUBSITUTE FOR MEAT

In my twenties I hated the taste of tofu and thought it was the most disgusting thing ever .  Now tofu companies have really stepped their game up by creating flavorful tofu food items such as the spicy tofu hot dog links, burgers and meat crumbles that you can add to any meal.



As I get older, it has become harder for me to shed the pounds and maintain my slim figure. I decided

Friday, January 13, 2017

LATEST JUMPSUIT MUST HAVE FROM DILUSSOTRENDS

DilussoTrends has always been my go to boutique for the hottest jumpsuits. I would like to introduce you to the "Indian Ocean Jumpsuits. My favorite is the blue, but the red one gets the most attention.




For more details with pricing, purchase and size availability, check out Dilussotrends website.  www.Dilussotrends.com




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

FOOD PREP IDEA

I normally use zip lock bags to store, prep and break down my food into smaller portions. Using zip locks bags seemed like a good idea at the time because they didn't take up that much space.

I had two clear four lock containers and notice my leftovers and dry spinach had last longer using these containers then the zip lock bags.  




The containers

Monday, January 9, 2017

ELF DUO CLEANING FACE BRUSH REVIEW WITH REAL PICTURES

My best friend and I walked into the Sherman Oaks Galleria mall where we noticed one of our favorite makeup lines E.L.F Cosmectics had opened an actual store. We were so thrilled and began to take advantage of the super low prices and the new products.

One product that caught our eye was the new E.l.F Duo Cleaning Face Brush.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

AS I AM COCONUT COWASH REVIEW PICTURES AND VIDEO

I had a Ethiopian girlfriend with naturally curly hair. At the time I was wearing curly hair extensions the same pattern as her hair.  I had express to her that my curls weren't defined and always dry.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 MUST HAVE BODY CHAINS BY DILUSSOTRENDS

I love to accessorize every single outfit I have. I don't care if it's a sweatsuit or my morning moo moo.

2017 is here and I wanted to reach my inner Iris Apfel to full capacity.