IPSY December 2018

This bag is stunning. The bags are what take the IPSY monthly service over the top. Definitely worth ten bucks a month. Loving this Balm Nude Beach eyeshadow in the color Bootylicious. This is a bronze and red color mix with iridescence.  It’s great wet or dry. Grace & Stella Dead Sea Mud Mask. The…

Sephora December 2018

My monthly Sephora Playbox seemed to be geared towards lips and nude lip colors. Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel in the color Perfect Nude. This will work as a lipgloss or a topper for me. However, this is not a “nude” shade for my skin tone.   Clearly, I can’t use this Sephora lip liner…

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Veggie Pasta

Tired of the same old spaghetti? Change it up a bit with a few new ingredients and healthier pasta. Ingredients I pound of ground turkey or ground chicken 1 box of Barilla veggie spaghetti 1 bottle of Spaghetti sauce. (I prefer Barilla or Classico.) 1 can of roasted diced tomatoes. (This adds a richer taste…

Mielle: Conditioner & Curl Custard

I recently discovered that my hair loves honey. It moisturizes and softens my hair which keeps the frizz away. Mielle’s Pomegranate and Honey hair product line is a likely choice for me to test out. The leave-in conditioner is like a lotion. It’s not runny but not a thick cream. It slipped right through my…

FabFitFun Winter 2018 Box: Another Winner!

My FabFitFun Winter 2018 box came. I look forward to getting this beauty and lifestyle box every season. It never disappoints. I get full-size, high-end items for $49.99 a box. It’s an incredible deal! Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. Oribe is a high-end line, but I wasn’t sure I’d use a dry shampoo. Then I…

Home Spa Day: From Head to Toes

On the weekend, I set aside some time for a home spa day.  I like to pamper myself and relieve stress from the work week. This week I’m going to use Tree Hut’s Coconut Lime body wash, sugar scrub, and body butter. These products smell amazing, and they’re affordable at around $7 each. This scent…

Turkey Sausage Gumbo

I love gumbo, but I’m a lazy cook. Here’s my recipe for a quick spicy gumbo that takes less than an hour to make. Ingredients 1 package of turkey sausage. This Garrett Valley All Natural Smoked Turkey Kielbasa was $6 which was pricey, but the taste was out of this world. 1 can of sweet…

As I Am Curling Jelly

I decided to test out As I Am’s leave-in conditioner and styling jelly. I’ve heard great things about this combo. I caught them on sale at Sally Beauty Supply. It was BOGO. The leave-in conditioner is $10 and the curling jelly is $12. The So Much Moisture leave-in conditioner has aloe vera, lavender, and vegetable…

Birchbox: November & December 2018

Here’s a look at what I got for my November and December Birchboxes. I was pleased with the variety and quality of the products. Quip anti-cavity mint toothpaste. Never heard of it, but I’m always willing to try a new toothpaste. Full-size $5. LXMI-Creme Du Nil. This is a high-end face cream with an ingredient…

Drug Store Makeup that I Love!

I subscribe to several monthly makeup boxes, so admittedly I have loads of makeup. I haven’t needed to buy mascara in years. I usually get a sample that does a decent job. I was in Meijer the other day when I decided I needed a new mascara. One that does better than just a decent…