Monday, December 10, 2012

Steam Pot Sunday

This Sunday I made my very first steam pot and surprised my hubby with a beach side picnic! <3 If you're interested keep reading for my recipe and method on how I did this :)

What you need:
2 pounds of shrimp
2 pounds of clams
2 pounds of mussels
  (or your choice of shellfish)
4-5 small potatoes (I used white)
2 ears of corn
1 lemon cut in half
1/2 an onion
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 can of beer
 old bay seasoning (I used the one that comes in a bag)
1 tsp of pepper
2 tbsp of salt
1tsp of garlic powder
1tsp of chili powder
             add 2 quarts of water to a large pot as well as the beer and bring to a boil.
wash your potatoes and cut the corn in half

once boiling add your corn and potatoes
add chopped onion and garlic

then add your lemon and all dry ingredients and the old bay seasoning. Boil for 15 minutes.

                                                                     add the shellfish

sprinkle with chili powder and cover for 20 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.

and serve :)
I hope you guys enjoyed this :) and trust me it's waaaay easier then it sounds!
What did you guys have for dinner on Sunday?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inglot Haul

While on my trip to Las Vegas, one of the places I made sure to stop at was Inglot. I bought a 5 pan palette and 5 eye shadows  The colors I picked are just random colors I swatched while in the store. As far as the pigment goes, I really like it! It;s true to colors and vibrant even the nude color. The texture of all these shadows are suPer smooth even though they appear to be glittery. Overall I think  the quality of these eye shadows are excellent and sell for a very reasonable price.
beige shadow is #395 it reminds me of MAC's Nylon eyeshadow, the Orange  is actually a rusty Brown color #464
# 459 My favorite! I love Taupe colors with Purple undertones.
#414 a pretty beatle Green
#482 amazing color! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Topshop Haul

I was in Las Vegas this weekend and scored these earrings at $2.50! I also got this pretty Aqua and Mauve nail Polish. Small haul but it made me happy:)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hard Candy Haul

Here's yesterdays small haul from Walmart. I bought "Take it Off" makeup remover "Eye'm Tired" eye cream and "Glow all the Way" luminzer in Doll Face. I really like the makeup remover, it's not greasy and doea wonders at removing my waterproof eyeliner. The luminizer is a light shimmery Pink- it has less shimmer than Benefit's High Beam. I put this on my face then blend it really well and then apply my tinted moisturizer. As for the eye cream, the results are okay...nothing spectacular. What you do is apply directly from the tube to your eye. The tip has 3 roller balls that are intended to massage away the bags under your eye. As you roll the tip over your eye area, the cream dispenses and is a clear and kind is runny. Unfortunately I did not notice any brightening after application. I liked the makeup remover and luminizer best.
Have you tried any Hard Candy products? What are your favorites?

Color of the luminizer and the way it looks blended

Roller balls

Monday, October 15, 2012

Soho Beauty

I was so happy to have purchased these brushes at Big Lots for $ 2.50 each I remember seeing them at Walmart at around $6-7 so this was definitely a good deal :) I got the all over shadow brush and the angled blending brush. The all over shadow brush is made of pony hair, and the angled brush is made of nylon fibers. Even so, it's still just as soft as the pony haired brush-even after washing it. The handle is a little longer than MAC's and has a grooves so your fingers grip the brush with out it slipping out of your hand. Oh! And also...the brushes come with a beauty tips that are actually useful! Now that I've tried these brushes I'll be on the look out for more deal or no deal:)
What's your favorite budget friendly makeup brush brands?

Shadow brush

Angled blending brush

Makeup tips

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Faves

First up...
Physicians Formula Youthful Wear powder: a translucent illuminating powder that claims to make you look 10 years younger! I honestly don't think it does but the end results are awesome! The more I use it the more I'm convinced that this could be a dupe for MAC msf natural but at half the cost. When I first apply it I look really glowy, then the powder sets in quickly and leaves behind a super smooth canvas. Just the same as my MAC msf.

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine conditioner: for dry, frizzy hair...the bottle states it keeps your hair sleek for 3 days :) my hair is coarse and curly and this conditioner really does smooth it out and makes it much more manageable. I like using this on a daily basis as well as when I straighten my hair.

Garnier Fructis Morrocan Sleek: a leave in oil for your hair that doesn't give you a greasy look and smells like tropical fruit.
Stila Lip glaze in Maraca

MAC matte lipstick in Honey Love

I been pairing these two together to create a pretty, Coral nude lippie:)

Stila Maraca lip glaze and MAC Honey Love lipstick

Used together

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eyelash Haul

Lately I been really into fake eyelashes, to the point where I wear them almost daily! It can become an expensive habit esPEcially if you're buying from your local drugstore or fashion boutique. I been buying my eyelashes from eBay, from two sellers nonstopwin and missannie87425 They're reliable and both sell great quality synthetic eyelashes. I bought a 10 pair of number11 eyelashes for $1.73 and a 10 pair variety pack number a026 for $2.83 the variety pack comes with 5 styles, natural looking lashes to dramatic night time lashes all in one. If you buy fake eyelashes and don't mind synthetic try out eBay for your next purchase!

Number 11 closeup

Number a026

Variety pack

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekend Haul

In no particular order here is what I bought :)

Cover Girl clean makeup in Buff Beige-the clean scent and the satin finish are what make me a faithful user.

Urban Decay All Nighter-it's been so hot here in LA, and the last thing I wanna worry about is having my makeup melt off so I added a setting spray to my makeup bag.

Prestige my BIGGEST lashes mascara: the packaging alone sold me :) I love Pink.

Sephora all over shadow brush: I feel that I never have enough shadow brushes so one more wouldn't hurt-especially not at $5.00 I couldn't pass this up.

Physicians Formula youthful wear translucent powder: intended to make you look 10 years younger....I'm not sure about that bUt it does smooth out my complexion.

What did you haul during the week?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Accessory Boutique

I went over to Victoria Gardens mall this weekend and found a small boutique called Francesca's Collections they sell high end costume jewelry and accessories. Here's some pictures of some of their items...

Everything was fairly priced

I loved the purses and wallets

The most precious find was the skull bracelet it was 12.00 I been wanting one for so long and glad I was finally able to find one :) and one made of ivory