Lipsense lipstick review!

 

Products mentioned:
Lipsense colors i have:
https://www.senegence.com/SeneGence/product.aspx?cat=1&subcat=1&format=detail

Ponds makeup wipes: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ECQ5IE/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473953880&sr=sr-1&keywords=ponds

Too Face soul makes Ross and Rachel palette: (limited edition) I just used the mirror 🙂

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Spicy shrimp, corn and avocado cocktail salad

I am originally from California so I have a deep love of Mexican food, but here in Seattle it’s hard to find a decent place that serves good mexican. But we always have fresh seafood and I am always looking for ways to make my meals a little lighter. So I thought why not combine my love of mexican, spicy, and make a cute fun version of a shrimp cocktail. This is a fun meal to eat just for dinner or to serve as a light appetizer if you have a few guests over. Its super simple and quick to make!

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Ingredients: Serves about 4

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 pound peeled and devained large shrimp
  • 1/2 diced avocado
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 cup cooked corn (I used a frozen bag of colorful corn and cooked it according to the bag)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix together the chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  2. Toss the shrimp into the spice mixture and make sure everything is coated.
  3. You can use a grill but I don’t have one so I heated up a grill pan on med-high heat and spray it with some cooking spray
  4. Place the shirmp on the grill pan and sear until are cooked through, about 2min per side. remove from the pan and let them cool down a little.
  5. In a bowl combine the corn, avocado, shrimp, taco seasoning, lime juice and toss together
  6. Divide the shrimp into cocktail glasses and garnish with a lime wedge!! I used these cute hybrid wine/martini glasses that I picked up at Home Goods

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DIY Tumeric Brightening mask

Tumeric, the golden spice of life, is a natural ingredient that is used for more than just cooking. It can be used as an all-natural skincare ingredient that can be applied topically to brighten your face for glowing skin. Tumeric has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-aging properties, and it can also reduce the visibility of acne scars. This makes it a great ingredient to use as a face mask.

My mom and grandma have been using tumeric for as long as I can remember, not just for cooking, but as a face mask. Many people have their own versions of this diy mask, but this is the way that I have always learned to use it.

 

Products Used:
Tumeric
Milk
Fresh Lemon Juice
Chickpea Flower
Honey (optional)

Directions:

  • mix all the ingredients together until you get a paste. The mixture should have a texture similar to pancake batter.
  • with a brush apply all over face and let sit till it hardens. I usally leave it for about thirty minutes.
  • rinse off with a warm, wet wash cloth
  • moisturize face

– Make sure you are wearing an old shirt that you don’t really care about because tumeric can stain your clothing.

ps: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

 

Summer Beauty Favorites

 

Products Mentioned:

Pond’s moisture clean towelettes: https://www.amazon.com/Ponds-Moisture-Clean-Towelettes-Original/dp/B001ECQ5IE/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473646352&sr=8-1&keywords=ponds+face+wipes

Create eye cream: http://www.ulta.com/eye-repair-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6480077

Sally Hansen airbrush legs: http://www.ulta.com/salon-airbrush-legs-leg-makeup?productId=xlsImpprod2870017

Estee Lauder double wear light: http://www.sephora.com/double-wear-light-stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10-P378286?skuId=1465053&icid2=estee_lauder_makeup_carousel:p378286

Shiseido uv liquid foundation: http://www.sephora.com/uv-protective-liquid-foundation-spf-42-P385743?skuId=1610658&icid2=products%20grid:p385743

Maybelline superstay better skin concealer: http://www.ulta.com/superstay-better-skin-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod12651007

Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara: http://www.sephora.com/velvet-noir-major-volume-mascara-P403806?skuId=1758184&icid2=mjb_blaquerisbetteranchor_carousel:p403806

Nars goulue blush: http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=1775089&icid2=nars_lp_toptencultfavorites_carousel%3Ap2855

L’oread colour riche collection exclusive zoe’s pink: shade 713: from ultra

Jeffree Star skin frost peach goddess: https://www.beautylish.com/s/jeffree-star-skin-frost-peach-goddess

Dolce&Gabbana dolce floral drops: http://www.sephora.com/dolce-florale-drops-P394149?skuId=1692821&icid2=products%20grid:p394149

TumI Voyageur Luanda cross body flight bag: https://www.amazon.com/Tumi-Voyageur-Luanda-Flight-Black/dp/B00P8VZQK0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1473648164&sr=8-3&keywords=tumi+purse

Core Water from the grocery store

ps:The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Beauty Products Empties

Products Mentioned:

Sally Hansen airbrush face: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sally-Hansen-Airbrush-Face-Makeup-Foundation-240-Soft-Honey-1-oz/45090521
Benefit roller lash: http://www.sephora.com/roller-lash-curling-lifting-mascara-P392516?skuId=1665082&icid2=benefit_lp_mascaramusthaves_carousel:p392516
Too Face better than sex mascara: http://www.sephora.com/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000?skuId=1533439&icid2=too_faced_bestsellers_carousel_us:p381000
Anastasia beverly hills tinted brow gel: http://www.sephora.com/tinted-brow-gel-P187202?skuId=829713&icid2=anastasia_brow_revolution_carousel:p187202
Fresh Sugar lip treatment: http://www.sephora.com/sugar-lip-treatment-spf-15-P57002?skuId=683847&icid2=fresh_lp_bestsellers_carousel_us%3Ap57002
Josie Maran organ oil light: http://www.sephora.com/100-pure-argan-oil-light-P380805?skuId=1548270&icid2=josie_maran_lp_bestsellers_carousel_us:p380805
Josie Maran argan enlightenment illuminizer: http://www.sephora.com/argan-enlightenment-illuminizer-P395551?skuId=1690155&icid2=products%20grid:p395551
Josie Maran lip oil: (discontinued)
Color Prevails eye duo: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/nonie-creme-colour-prevails-eye-design-shadow-/-liner-duo/ID=prod6263761-product
Jordana Cat eyeliner in twilight: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/jordana-cat-eyeliner/ID=prod6261036-product
Make up For ever HD primer: (unfortunately not sold anymore)
Make up For ever graphic liner: http://www.sephora.com/graphic-liner-P391917?skuId=1656917&icid2=products%20grid:p391917
Cover FX water blend foundation: (discontinued)
Covergirl face powder: http://www.ulta.com/cg-smoothers-pressed-powder?productId=xlsImpprod2960215
Boscia White Charcoal mattifying spray: http://www.sephora.com/white-charcoal-mattifying-makeup-setting-spray-P404350?skuId=1834886&icid2=products%20grid:p404350
Urban decay weightless naked skin concealer: http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-color-correcting-fluid-P406632?skuId=1776137&icid2=ud_lp_top10_carousel:p406632
Beauty Blender: http://www.sephora.com/beautyblender-P228913?skuId=1151869&icid2=beautyblender_original_collection_carousel:p228913
Revlon photo ready eye art: http://www.ulta.com/photoready-eye-art?productId=xlsImpprod11851093

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Champagne Summer Tutorial

 

products used:

Maybelline Age rewind concealer : http://www.ulta.com/instant-age-rewind-eraser-dark-circle-treatment-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod3490149
ABH contour palette: Peach, Havanna, Nutmeg: http://www.ulta.com/contour-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11571030
Becca Palette dupes:
Makeup Geek “Petal Pusher” is a similar dupe for Becca Cordial
Makeup Geek “Frappe” is a similar dupe for Becca Cognac
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Deep Plum” is a dupe for Becca Bordeaux
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Soft Gold” is a dupe for Becca Chardonnay
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Amber” is a dupe for Becca Champagne Toast
Makeup Forever graphic liner: http://www.sephora.com/graphic-liner-P391917?skuId=1656917&icid2=products%20grid:p391917
Laura mercier primer: http://www.sephora.com/foundation-primer-blemish-less-P408221?skuId=1821503&icid2=laura_mercier_whatsnew_carousel_us:p408221
Dior Skin nude BB cream: http://www.sephora.com/diorskin-nude-bb-creme-P377753?skuId=1487651&icid2=products%20grid:p377753
L’oreal tinted brow gel: http://www.ulta.com/brow-stylist-plumper-brow-gel-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11861077
Benefit roller lash mascara: http://www.ulta.com/roller-lash-super-curling-lifting-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11951085
Champaign collection face palette: (sold out unfortunately)
Milani lipstick femme rose: http://milanicosmetics.com/Color-Statement-Lipstick.html
Mario Badescu rose spray: http://www.ulta.com/facial-spray-with-aloe-herb-rosewater?productId=xlsImpprod6200727

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Homemade Blackberry Pie

I love pie.. I think that it is a dessert that can be eaten any time no matter the occasion. Last year I visited Mt. Rainier in Washington with my family and on our way home we stopped at this little mom & pop restaurant cafe and I had the most amazing pie I have ever had. Ever since then I have been craving blackberry pie. For the past few month I have been trying and tweeking pie recipes, and I finally came up with my own version of blackberry pie with a twist.

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 I have never been  a fan off making my own pie crust I find it so tedious and not very fun lol. So I bought a pie crust, but I am sure this pie would taste even better, if I didn’t decide to be lazy, if I made the crust from scratch.

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The twist to this recipe is that instead of only using blackberries I added a few raspberries to the mixture to just add some depth of berry flavor to the pie. I found when I only used blackberries I didn’t like pie as much..Just my own personal preference, but you can leave out the raspberries and just use blackberries alone.

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Cut out and a piece and serve with some vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy!!

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Filling:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 5 cups of blackberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 tsp of butter cut into pieces

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, mix sugar, flour, and stir in blackberries and raspberries until everything is coated.
  2. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate.
  3. Place your cut butter pieces on top of the blackberry mixture.
  4. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; and seal the edges with a fork. (you can make the crust cover into any design you like I did a criss cross weave top for some extra cuteness!)
  5. Cover the crust edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning on the edges.
  6. Bake 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking.
  7. Cool on cooling rack at least 1 hour to allow filling to thicken.
  8. Cut into slices, serve and enjoy with some yummy ice cream!!