Saturday, September 15, 2012
Hello All!!! Just wanted to shared a quick smoothie recipe.
2 cups of Spinach
1 cup of Milk or your choice (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk)
2 of tablespoons of ground flaxseeds
6oz of any Greek Yogurt of your choice (I have used both Chobani's Pineapple and Mango with this recipe and both have come out equally DELISH!!!)
3 tablespoons Vega One any flavor of your choice (I use Vegan One in Vanilla Chai. I have tried other flavors from Vega One, and this one makes my taste buds the happiest :) )
Put all in ingredients in your blender for a few minutes, then you will have the most delicious smoothie EVA!!!
I place make milk in first then I add the ground flaxseeds and start the blender I find that this helps grind the seeds a little more.
I got my Vega One from Whole Foods, they have single serving packets of all the flavors for about $3 or $4 that way you can try them all out to see which one you like the best.
Vita Cost also sells Vega One for a little cheaper than Whole Foods (I bought mine at Whole Foods because the Vanilla Chai was sold out on Vita Cost)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
So there I was strolling the isles at my local Beauty Supply, and of course I hit up the Kiss Cosmetics Display I wouldn't say i'm obessed with them but... ummmm....lol
So I notice that name of one on these gorgeous shades... so I threw it in my basket along with another shade called "Deep Plum". I have been semi stalking the Azealia Bank MAC lipstick in Young Rapunzel, however I am not about that MAC prices life...lol.
So once I got some down time I have taken some pictures and did a swatch for you all.
Aside from the fact the Kiss Brand is not a Matte Lipstick. I am pretty sure this a pretty good dupe!!! Did I mention Kiss Lipsticks are only $2.99!!! Yasssssss....
***UPPDATE: I found 3 other possible dupes YAY!!***
This one is by Cover Girls Queen Collection in Q400 Fine Wine and retails for about $7.99
This is the other Kiss Lipstick I picked up in Deep Plum and this is a tad bit lighter than Rock Star Purple, but can still hang in there with the rest of these dupes
Now out of all of the possible dupes, this (IN MY OPINION) is 99.9% the most like the Young Rapunzel simply because out of all the other shade this is the only Matte shade. and it is by Wet N Wild Number 919B Vamp It Up
If you remember my last post about going crazy about the Buy 1 Get 1 Free CVS had with the Shea Moisture product... things didn't exactly go as planned...lol.
Finding what CVS carries the line DC was hard! Now I must admit I do live in the hood as I thought it was a done deal. Ohhhhhh but how wrong I was!!! I went to two near my house and they did have it, I even asked one of the employees if they were simply sold out, because with a deal like that, I could understand, but the employee told me flat out they didn't carry the line O_o!!! After my second failed attempt I remembered when Walgreen started carrying the line and I hit me!!! THAT WALGREENS IS IN DOWNTOWN DC!!! SO lo and behold (or is it low and behold???) across the street from the same Walgreen is a CVS and GUESS WHAT??? THEY HAD IT!!! Now before I could do my happy dance, I was stopped dead in my tracks when I peeped those prices. You know how my love for Shea Moisture products started with the lovely price of $9.99 ... yeah it looks like CVS "don't have time for all that" (c) Sweet Brown. Because the Shea Moisture Line Ranges from $11.49 to $13.49 [insert side eye!!!]
Now... even when the Shea Moisture line came to the Walgreens in DC the line was priced at $10.99 (and the curl souffle was and still is priced at $14.99) , which made my eye twitch a little, but I still realized that it was a good deal because they ran the same Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal.
To to make this story a little short ... I ended up not purchase any of the Shea Moisture products, because I honestly don't need any because....
I HAVE PLENTY ALREADY!!! LOL!
After a few days I noticed that I am running low on a few Shea Moisture items I was realized I would just suck it up and pay for the pay increase, because no matter how you look at it, it is still a good deal!!! So I started calling around to other CVS stores near me, and none of them carries the line. Now I am completely confused at how the Shea Moisture line is not being carried in the predominantly black neighborhoods in DC. I am not saying that it Shea Moisture fault or anything like that, but that just didn't make sense to me. However... that didn't stop me from going back down town...lol. Once I got in the store I had another changes of heart... lol.
Here is what I got!!!
These items ranged from $13.49 to $15.49 which came up to $82... then I scanned my CVS card and that brought my total down to $41.... then I had some Extra Care Bucks and gift cards, and I walked away paying $21 dollars for these 6 items... YASSSSSSSS!!!!
Product reviews coming soon...