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Hi everyone!! So I'm a bit obsessed with skincare & I'm a huge face of DIY masks. They're all natural & you know exactly what ingredients are going into them. My skin is always really dry so I use the recipe below every so often to give it a boost of moisture!
Do you guys like DIY face masks too? Let me know what your favorites are!!
Yes you read correctly, I said SPAM juice! No I don't mean canned lucheon meat, I'm talking about my favorite juice recipe since I got a juicer this pass Holiday season! SPAM stands for strawberry, pineapple, apple & mint. My favorite ingredient in this juice would hands down have to be the mint, it's enough to be refreshing and not too much where I feel like I'm drinking toothpaste or gum.
Do you guys like to juice? What are your favorite recipes?
I wanted to chat about haircuts and color for my blog post. I recently got my haircut and thought to myself that though I’ve had my hair cut loads of times by lots of different people - the same anxiety always arises beforehand!
I have loads of friends who are always chill with the whole process “it grows back, don’t worry!” but while I try to remain calm, I always get nervous I will hate my hair, complain it was a waste of money and that it’ll all end in tears (dramatic I know!)
So, after chatting with a few people about the best way to go about a drastic hair cut or color, stick to these trusty tips from the ladies at Blowfish:
1. Do your research! We luckily live in this digital world, so use the World Wide Web as much as you can! Go to your potential salon’s website, read reviews on websites like yelp, and if possible see how long the salon has been open and if the stylists have been there a while! This info will tell you a lot!
2. Do more research! This time, print pictures of what you like (and even don’t like) or save them on your phone. You can never have enough pictures – don’t forget these on your haircut / color day!
3. On the day of your appointment, don’t be too shy, be vocal and make it clear what you want to look like in the end, hopefully your stylist will be honest and advise what is good/not good for your hair and if they don’t ask them outright! (In a nice way of course) Remember to tell them any problems you have with your hair – it gets dry, greasy, too thick etc. For those few hours, try and take in all the knowledge you can!
4. Talk to your stylist about how you want to maintain your hair, do you have the time to keep up a trendy cool hairstyle, straighten your hair, curl your hair everyday or do you just want to wash and go? All these things will help your stylist cut your hair in a way that is manageable.
5. The most important thing is to trust your stylist and hopefully end up building a rapport with them!
6. Ask about maintenance after – will you need your bangs trimmed every few weeks, will it be cheap to go back there, if you don’t like your color, can they touch it up or change it for you? Did you like the product they use, is it something affordable or what is the reason you like it? Maybe you can find something at a local store instead!
Some cute cuts and colors:
Emma Stone’s color is GORGEOUS! It is forever striking (Photo courtesy of fanpop.com)
Emma Watson can certainly rock the pixie cut look. Edgy, slick and sexy. She has more guts that I do! (Photo courtesy of zimbio.com)
Lily serious has the my dream hair.. Ombre to perfection! (Photo courtesy of stylebistro.com)
Alexa has taken the short hair wash and go look and made it look cool. We salute you miss! (Photo courtesy of lazyobession.blogspot.com)
Have any of you had a good or bad experience with haircuts and color? Don’t worry, we all have! Share some of your stories and like some friends say…. It always grows back! Till soon!
Hello Ladies! Spring is approaching & you know what that means? Spring makeup trends! After poking around & doing some research here are the trends I discovered are going to be big for this Spring...
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This has to be my favorite of the trends! I'm a big fan of red lipstick so coral for the Spring is an awesome transition from Winter. My favorite coral lipsticks that I wear are from the Sephora Collection! I get It Girl (Coral Orange) or Jealous (Peachy-Pink Coral)
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Cakey foundation & powder is out, let your natural skin breathe & shine through! Still need a bit of coverage though? I still dab a bit of concealer under my eyes & on random spots on my skin as well as using a tinted moisturizer to even out my skin tone.
For undereye concealer I use the Smoothing & Brightening Concealer by Sephora
For random spots on my face I use Coverup by LORAC
Then for tinted moisturizer, I use my regular foundation & mix it with my everyday face moisturizer. That way I can customize the coverage depending on how "blah" my skin is that day!
The foundation I absolutely love is the HD Invisible Cover Foundation by Make Up For Ever and my favorite moisturizer is Dynamic Skin Recovery by Dermalogica. A more budget friendly version of this moisturizer would be the Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer
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Fuller brows are a huge trend now on the runways! It's more natural, giving you a softer & younger look. I use Anastasia's Brow Powder Duo to define my brows. I use the light color to define the edges and the darker color to fill in any sparse areas. I tend to favor brow powders since they look more natural than pencil.
A Pop of Pastel
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For those of you who are more adventurous with makeup, pastel colors on your peepers are big for this season as well! A good eyeshadow palette to get & experiment with is the bhcostmetics 88 color Tropical Palette
How about you guys, what are your favorite makeup trends for Spring?
Last week, I made up my own recipe for Eggplant Parmesan, and it turned out pretty great. I've had an obsession with ricotta these days (can you blame me?) and since eggplant is in season, I decided to experiment. I have fallen into the bad habit of being super lazy about making myself dinner during the week, because it just isn't that fun cooking for one. Last week, I decided to break this bad habit and reintroduce myself to the kitchen. Can't promise we'll be best friends forever, but hey, I try!
What you need:
Panko Bread Crumbs
Crushed Red Pepper
Salt & Pepper
Here's how to make it: (everything to taste)
1. Gather your ingredients.
2. Slice up the eggplant.
3. Slice up some chives & shallots & mix together in a small bowl with crushed red pepper, oregano, salt & pepper.
4. Fill another bowl with a whisked egg. Dip the slices of eggplant into the egg until they are fully coated, then coat them in the panko mixture.
5. Repeat until all your eggplant slices are coated in this tasty mixture.
6. Turn on the stove, coat the pan with coconut oil & then cook up the eggplant sliced until they are a golden crispy brown on both sides.
7. If they look anything like this (above), smile!
8. Once you are done here, you can either dip these tasty rounds into some marinara & ricotta - or you can toss the eggplant in a lasagna pan and top it off with sauce and ricotta cheese, before placing it in the over to bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes (or less, just keep peeking every so often!).