Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Promise Organic Ultra Moisturising Argan Creme Facial Lotion review





 I got this product earlier this year in my Ipsy bag and recently started using it for about a week.

According to the information on the tube it is dermatologist tested and pH balanced, making it safe for persons with sensitive skin.  It is recommended for normal to dry skin.

This facial lotion has a citrus scent and has a thinner consistency than the typical face cream.  When I first opened the tube to use it, some of the product fell out without me even having to squeeze the tube.



The lotion seemed to be absorbed into the skin a couple minutes after application.

The first time I tried it was at night; I saw and felt a difference by morning.  My skin didn't even feel over greasy, a result I had occasionally with some products.

Promise Organics Facial lotion is available at CVS.




Monday, 22 August 2016

Make almost any lipstick shade work for you!







So how many of us made the all too rash decision to buy brightly colored blue, green and yellow lipstick, wear it a couple of times and then didn't know what to do with it?

Ok, hands down folks.

Well, there is a simple, easy way to make those lipsticks reusable again by simple color mixing.

Color mixing is a fairly easy concept that is found in art, home decor and fashion design fields as well as many others.

I rummaged through my lipstick collection and found some which definitely belonged to the 'What was I thinking?' pile.

   1. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 113 lipstick


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2.  Kleancolor Femme Jewelry box lipstick


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3.  Nicka K Ultra Slick NFA 28 lipstick


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4.  Sacha cosmetics Peek -a - Blue lipstick



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5.  LA Colors Matte Sheer Violet lipstick



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6.  Ruby Kisses Matte Graylite lipstick


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The following photo is an example of how some of the brightly colored lipsticks looked on me when I applied them to my lips:



Yikes.


I used a pure red, a pink and two burgundy - like shades of lipstick to mix in order to get new shades.

To see the results, please watch the following video.  It is approximately eighteen minutes long and shows details on lip mixtures as well as hand swatches of the individual shades:




Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Top 10 Back to School items!



School is back in session!

Well, at least for some of us.   

If you are like me and still have a couple more weeks of vacation left, here are 10 must - buy items for Back to School:

1.  Calendar



How else will you know when horrendous Miss Hendricks' homework assignments are due?
That 'dog ate it' excuse can only work for so long, folks.

2.  Planner



Keep yourself organised with projects, study sessions, chores and more.  Just jot down everything in your handy, shiny planner and you're all set.

                                                       3. Craft items



Let's face it: some of us can't craft our way out of a paper bag.  However, art and craft can be a stress-relieving elective that can be relatively easy to pass.  So stock up on your craft stuff and Picasso your way to good grades.

4.  Sticker notes



These are very useful as bookmarks during strenuous study sessions and important message holders.

                                                           5.  Notebook



   Well, duh.  Where are you gonna write all those important course notes?  You can get trendy and get a nifty hounds tooth patterned one as seen above.


                                                     6.  Tags and labels



Use these to label books, pencil cases, your crush, whatever.

                                                           7.  Mechanical pencils



                                     When you're too cool for a sharpener.
                                                       

                                                          8. Pens




From gel to ball point, these are beyond necessary in the schoolroom scenario.

                                                                9.  Stylus



For the techies.  Or when the gel mani is making finger swiping a little difficult.

10.  Calculator



   When you need to add up your cafeteria tab.  Or anything else.


These items were purchased at the following stores:

 Dollar Tree
Walmart
Target.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Rose gold inspired makeup tutorial ( makeup list and video)





I decided to do a rose gold inspired makeup tutorial since I've been lusting practically over the awesome Pinterest photos of these colored items.  Imagine, rose gold colored makeup brushes, aargh.

So I did a simple, quick makeup look that is easily done with my mostly affordable cosmetics stash.

I listed my products below:





Sacha buttercup setting powder
Heart Love blusher palette
Jordana lipstick
LA Colors lash building mascara
Jordana Cabernet lip pencil
Nicka K HD concealer
LA Girl Smoky
Sacha cream to powder foundation Perfect Spice
LA Girl powder
LA Colors 3 color eyeshadow palette Orchid
Sacha Fix It spray
Jordana brow powder duo

Click  on my short video to see my simple makeup look.  Hope you like it.



Friday, 22 July 2016

Day 5 health journey, steamed fish recipe and body check.








Body Key snack from Day 4.




Lunch: Brown rice and steamed fish

Steamed fish recipe

Ingredients

2 pollock fillets
2 Tsp green seasoning
1/4 tsp adobe seasoning
1/4 tsp jerk seasoning
1 tsp coconut oil for cooking
1/2 of an onion

Fish fillets are seasoned before cooking.
Heat oil in frying pan and cook onions until lightly browned.
Add fish for about 5 minutes on either side until fish begins to flake.
Remove from pan, serve hot.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Day 3 Healthy journey haul and cooking cranberry beans!







I talk about the snacks I bought, cooking lunch/dinner and a bit more about my health journey in this video:




I am excited to continue my health journey, bought these healthy snacks to review and sell at a later date on my website.


The items in my haul include:

Body Key Caramel cookie dough meal bar
Body key Mixed Nuts and Pumpkin seeds
Body Key Shaker bottle
Body key Cinnamon Swirl meal replacement shake

This was actually tasty...for a healthy snack.



Day 2 Brown rice with stewed chicken #danilleanteam


This video shows how I cooked my lean lunch on Day 2 of my health journey.






I enjoy eating brown rice, it is healthy and filled with fibre.

Today's lunch consisted of a salad, brown rice and stewed chicken.

Brown rice recipe

1/3 cup brown rice
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tsp chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp margarine

Bring hot water to a boil.  Add salt and margarine.
Wash brown rice and add to boiling water.
Allow to boil for 35 minutes.  Add bell peppers when most of the water has evaporated.

Stewed chicken recipe

2 chopped chicken breasts
coconut oil
1 Tsp brown sugar
Green seasoning
1/4 cup water

Chicken can be seasoned with green seasoning a couple hours before cooking.
Caramelise brown sugar in heated oil in pot.
Add chicken and stir so chicken gets brown and covered in the caramelised sugar.
Add hummus and 1/4 cup of water.
Cover pot and let steam for 10 to 15 minutes.

Salad

Iceberg lettuce
Cucumbers

Tear lettuce into bite sized pieces.  Slice cucumbers.
Arrange onto plate