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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Hair Set



The Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger set is well worth having in my regimen.  I'm crazy about this line. On contact I could feel it working and doing it's thing. It even detangled (that alone made it a high quality product for me). By the time I was finished with the conditioner , my hair felt brand new.  I usually can't say that about any one line but I can say that about this one.  I can't wait to try the other products such as the Macadamia and the Morrocan line by Organix.

Friday, December 21, 2012

How To Make A Home Made Detangler







Homemade Hair Detangler

If you don't have detangler on hand, you can mix up some yourself. There are several options:
  • Dilute regular hair conditioner. Spritz a mixture of 2 tablespoons conditioner in 16 ounces of water onto damp hair.
  • Fill a spray bottle with the following herbal hair detangler mixture:
    8 ounces distilled water
    1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
    10-15 drops grapefruit seed extract
    1-2 drops glycerin
    1-2 drops essential oil (e.g., lavender, jojoba, chamomile)
  • Rinse hair with rainwater (usually acidic) or make your own acidifying rinse by adding 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to an empty 20-ounce water bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water and use the mixture to rinse clean hair.
  • Rub tangled dry hair with a dryer sheet prior to combing it out

Saturday, December 15, 2012

How To Make Italian Turkey Meatballs With Mostaccioli

Want to prepare something different for Christmas?  Why not Italian Turkey Meatballs with Mostaccioli.


Ingredients


1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant® Frozen Spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
6
slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
2
lb. ground turkey
3/4
cup Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1
oz. (1/4 cup) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
eggs, beaten
1
(16-oz.) pkg. uncooked mostaccioli (tube-shaped pasta)
1
(28-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1
(14.5-oz.) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon sugar
Shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, if desired

Friday, December 7, 2012

MAC's New Making Pretty Collection

These are my favorites so far.






The Making Pretty Sheer Mystery Powder is $65 and the Making Pretty Lipstick is $28.00.  These are my favorite from the collection and perfect for the Holidays.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dino Lingo A Language Learning Program For Kids



Me and my family was able to watch Dino Lingo in Spanish. I was very surprised how easy it was to understand what was said by seeing the words, hearing the words and seeing pictures and animals that matched the words.  We liked it and felt anyone could learn easy with the Dvd's.  Here is a sample: http://dinolingo.com/languages/spanish.html#.ULl-suRTxZc. It's a learning language program for kids that makes it easy to learn.  I was able to view the clip complimentary of Influenster.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette



Urban Decay has a new palette out.  It's smaller than the regular Naked Palettes but so cute.  It's only  $27.00 and you get six colors.  I might have to make this another Birthday must.

Monday, November 26, 2012

MAC's Devine Desire Paramour Pink



Isn't the MAC Devine Desire Paramour in Pink the most adorable set.  It's $70.00  with lot's of goodies.
I know I can picture this set under my tree. lol....

Friday, November 23, 2012

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit







Made from highest quality human hair. Use with Kiss adhesive for optimal results. Latex free, odor free, waterproof, flexible formula for 24hr hold, easy applicator. You can this wonderful product at http://www.everezlashes.com/home.  I received this product complimentary of Influenster.

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact



Straight from the city that never sleeps, NYC New York Color offers products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 - $4.99. The energy, style, and color of New York City shines through the wide range of shades, textures and innovative products. NYC always delivers the most on-trend products & shades hot off the runway! I was able to do beautiful smoky eyes with this palette.  I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin



The Goody brand is the most widely-recognized manufacturer of hair accessories and styling tools in the world. Through proprietary brands such as DoubleWear™, QuikStyle™, Simple Styles™, Slide-Proof™ and Ouchless®, Goody has introduced smart innovations like the exclusive Spin Pin and Quik Style Brush. With products inspired by the latest designer trends and innovative solutions, Goody offers an inspiring range of hair accessories and styling tools.  I have this and I use it often. http://www.goody.com/ I received this product complimentary of Influenster.com 

Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream




Not Your Mother’s offers essential hairstyling products with only the best ingredients and technologies for a truly cool and unique style. Your style might come from the streets, the magazines you read or straight from the Catwalk. Trends fade, but true style never will. Confidence, creativity and class will always be in fashion. Dare to experiment with new styles, get inspired and embrace your own personal fabulousness. Don't follow others, make your own statement. Stand out, be different, and embrace your style with Not Your Mother's. http://www.nymbrands.com/  I received this product complimentary from Influenster

Nars Has A New Palette

Nars Orgasm Foreplay palette has colors I just love.  You can really see Fall in this combination.  It just came out, and the price is $49.00.  We all know how Nars prices are but the quality is beautiful.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

QVC's Hello Kitty Wild Things Palette

QVC has the Hello Kitty Wild Things Makeup Palette for $39.12.  It's so cute and perfect for Christmas as a gift.

Holiday Updo's

Which updo will you be wearing?




Can't figure out what updo to wear for the Holidays?  Check these out.  You can even tweak it to fit your personality.

MACS New Primped Out Lip Look Bag



For $39.50 MAC has the new Primped Out Lip Look Bags.   Just in time for the holidays.  I can picture myself with one of these.  This is what it comes with:   A style-packed, leopard print M∙A∙C Holiday bag with Lipstick in Lickable, Cremesheen Glass in Call Me Gorgeous and Lip Pencil in Great Catch. 



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin


I found out about this product from Influenster they were giving these away as complimentary in their Beauty Vox Box.  It's sold at Shopbootsusa.com  for 13.99.
It's a skin care cleanser and moisturizer. This is what's said about the product.
The newest and easy to use two-step range of everyday skincare cleansers and moisturizers, tailored to your specific skin type eliminating the need for toners. Products are color-coded, making it easy to find just the right products for your skin type: Normal/Oily (Pink), Normal/Dry (Green) and Dry/Very Dry (Lilac)

I think it's great that a product can do more than one thing and give such good results.

Sephora Nail and Lip Collections




Sephora has a nice nail collection for $49.00 right now . I believe there are seventeen colors in the set.  What a good deal. If your a lover of nail polish, this would probably be just the thing for you.

Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio.  I really like what it says about these products:
What it is:
An exclusive lip trio featuring bestselling mini lip treatments that are too adorable to resist. 

What it does:
Enriched with nourishing sugar, these mini Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments are too delightful to resist. Each universally flattering shade allows for buildable coverage to create a sheer or rich hue. 

This set contains:
- 3 x 0.08 oz Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Berry, Honey, Passion 

What else you need to know:
“It is important to treat your lips like your eyes with nourishing formulas that correct and protect."—Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-Founder 

Research results:
The Sugar Lip Treatment Collection is scientifically proven to keep lips moisturized for up to six hours after initial application.* 
*In vivo.

I said, What?  Moisturized lips for up to six hours?  That's a good product. lol..

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MAC's Guilty Passions Collection




MAC has a new eyeshadow collection called Guilty Passions.  The price is great, only $32.50.  There are four different colors in each set.  There are also lip glosses that have four colors in the set for $32.50. Looks like it's time to bling those eyes.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nars Line Keeps Surprising Me





Beautiful nail polish colors and eyeshadow.  The nail polish is $18.00 and the Portrait Eyeshadow is  $55.00.  It has me wondering what they will come up with next.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle


This is such a fantastic smelling candle.  It makes my whole room smell good.   They're easy to light as well. I do plan to buy some more. http://www.bathandbodyworks.com.  I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster's VoxBox program.  Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance.  Mini Candle $3.50; Small Candle $9.50; Medium Candle $12.50; 3-Wick Candle $19.50

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NARS New Collection



NARs has  these two sets in their collection:

The first set is called Beautiful Darling Set for $49.00.  I like the colors in that collection.
The second set is called Edie Set for $75.00 for a natural soft look.  Gives a touch of color.

BH Has A New Liquid Foundation












They have great colors for $4.50 right now and this is what it says:

Our new Complexion Collection of Liquid Foundation provides medium-to-full-coverage for soft, flawless looking skin. The unique formula is fragrance-free and light-weight, and provides a long-lasting finish for daily or professional studio wear. Our Liquid Foundation comes in 10 shades. For easy application, use with our Foundation Brush!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Coastal Scents Has New Products !!!!

I swear I get to excited about hair products. Lol !!!






These two sound so promising:

Coastal Scents' Nuna Baobab Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the baobab tree fruit. These African native trees are well known and the oil from their fruit has been used for thousands of years. The Baobab Oil is all natural, 100% pure and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega acids. This nourishing oil is also known to offer many benefits including: 

-softening skin
-quick absorption
-improves elasticity of the skin
-encourages regeneration of cells
-non-pore clogging
-excellent moisturizing for skin and hair
-non-siccative (non-drying) oil
-alleviates pain from burns 




Coastal Scents' Nuna Sesame Seed Oil has been used extensively in Africa for thousands of years as healing oil. This natural oil is filled with minerals, proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants. Sesame Seed Oil is also known to offer many benefits for your skin, hair, and overall body including: 

-antibacterial properties
-pulls toxins from the skin
-helps prevent blackheads
-clears problematic skin
-fades dark spots
-keeps skin soft and supple
-moisturizes dry skin
-conditions hair and acts as an anti-frizz serum
-natural UV protector
-cell growth regulator
-calms wind and sun burns
-combats dandruff 


Monday, October 29, 2012

How To Make A Margarita... mmmmmmm





I just might be making this for the holidays as well:


The margarita is a Mexican cocktail consisting of tequila mixed with orange-flavouredliqueur and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States.[2] The drink is served shaken with ice, on the rocks, blended with ice (frozen margarita) or without ice (straight up).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Volcano Chocolate Cake



If you love chocolate cake like I do, then you'll love this .

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix
  • 10 bite-size coconut candy bars, chopped, such as Almond Joy
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick butter), at room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate Pecan Glaze, recipe follows

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan with nonstick spray.
Mix the coconut and nuts and spread them evenly in the pan. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Stir in the chopped candy bars. Pour the batter over the coconut and nuts. Combine the cream cheese, butter and sugar. Randomly drop tablespoons of this mixture on top of the batter; do not spread them.
Bake until the sides of the cake pull away from the pan, 40 to 50 minutes. Pour the warm Chocolate Pecan Glaze over the cake. Slice and enjoy.
Cook's Note: Paula likes to change the box cake recipe to her liking. You can still follow the directions on the cake box and get a delicious volcano cake. But if you would like to do Paula's version of this cake, add 4 eggs instead of 3 and replaces the water measurement with milk. She also adds a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

MAC's Glamour Daze Dimension Eyeshadow





These eyeshadows are from the Glamour Daze Holiday Colour Collection. They're only $19.50 and you know they're going to go fast. I've been waiting for these eyeshadows to be available.