Sephora Playbox: April 2019

IT Cosmetics Brow Power in the color, Universal Taupe. This is a brown color that blends in nicely with darker eyebrows.  It’s a good back-up to have. SACHJUAN Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner samples. I’ll pass on these. They have sulfates and other bad stuff in them. Clinique Moisturizing Lotion. You can never go wrong with…

IPSY Bag: April 2019

I think this bag is so cute. I love the lemon design. A nice bright bag that’s fun for the spring and summer. For $10 a month, IPSY sends a uniquely designed bag and five samples. Eyeko Black Magic eyeliner. I have a couple of these. I like to use felt liners to line the…

How to Shoot and Write a Blog Post

While in graduate school, I had to start a blog for a class. That was six years ago, and that blog has evolved into Barbie’s Bookmarks. I’ve met so many people interested in starting a blog. I use WordPress, but there are a lot of choices out there. This post will focus on how to…

Marshall’s & TJ Maxx: My Best Haul Yet!

Most of the items I bought this week came from Marshall’s, but there were some goodies at TJ Maxx as well. Let’s start with Marshall’s. Look at these beautiful jewelry holders. Just gorgeous! They were twenty bucks a piece. I wanted to buy all of them. I chose this pinkish-salmon and gold one. I’ll toss…

Navy Beans and Turkey Tails: Slow Cooker

I love to season my beans with smoked turkey, preferably smoked turkey legs. This time around I decided to try something new…turkey tails. They’re actually used a lot to season greens and beans. Some people make smothered turkey tails and rice. Ingredients: 1 bag of Navy beans 4 to 6 smoked Turkey Tails 1/2 a…

Marshall’s Haul: Lime Crime, Laura Geller & More

It’s that time of the year to start working out and getting into shape for the summer which means drinking water. Hydrapeak’s wide mouth, stainless steel bottle is perfect for work. It’s 32 oz and doesn’t sweat. $12.99 This Wellness Stainless Steel water bottle is great for taking with you on the go. At 25…

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliator

Let’s start with the fact that it would be a special treat for me to buy Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Age-defying Exfoliator. It costs $80 for a 2 oz tube.  Fortunately, I received this in my FabFitFun subscription box. The product is an at home exfoliator that’s supposed to be as good as a spa treatment….

Japanese Udon Noodles and Chicken Stir Fry

This is a “use what you got” recipe. I grabbed some chicken breast I’d cooked previously, a package of Udon noodles, and some veggies. I like to make this stir-fry towards the end of the week and use whatever leftover veggies I have in the fridge. Ingredients 2 cloves of garlic chopped 1/4 of a…

FabFitFun Spring 2019

It has arrived! My Spring FabFitFun subscription box. I get one every season for only $49.95. Inside the boxes are hundreds of dollars worth of products. I’m a fool for leave in conditioners. I expect big things from this Ouai leave-in conditioner. I’ve tried the company’s products before and they’re great. The conditioner is supposed…

Green Beans, Mushrooms, Onions and Turkey Bacon Stir Fry

You need to fix a quick lunch or dinner? This recipe will hit the spot. It’s filling and healthy! Ingredients  1 pound of fresh green beans (cut the ends off) 1/2 medium yellow onion (sliced) 1 carton of mushrooms (sliced) 2 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped) 6 slices of turkey bacon (sliced) Mrs. Dash No…