Sunday, April 22, 2018

I really like argan oil/butters for dry skin.  I truly battle it all winter and most lotions do not help.  This travel size of body butter is convenient and has a delicate scent - it would not clash with perfume.

When I wash my hair but plan to stay home I still need a little lift for my straight hair.
Matrix Airy Builder does a good job for a casual look.  It gives a soft texture without stiffness.
This is a dry texture spray in a mousse form - so no white residue.

Ok, this needs to come to my house!
Bronze Goddess Summer Waves Salt Spray
 Bronze Goddess - Summer Waves Salt Spray for Hair
I can only find this in Europe so EL needs to get this to the USA ~ I'm waiting .....

Refresh canned applesauce with cinnamon, cloves and/or allspice.  It gives a delicate extra flavor and it is good for you - it definitely encourages me to eat more fruit!
Especially since I had french toast for breakfast!

My gang loves chili and this was super easy and made on the stove top.
1/2 lb of ground meat cooked with small onion
1 can chili beans
1 small onion minced
1 can tomato sauce & 1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can pinto beans (use whatever beans you like)
2tsp cumin
1TBS chili powder
2tsp oregano
1TBS Garlic powder &
1TBS Worcester sauce (I add more)
salt & pepper to taste
Cook all ingredients together & let simmer until thickened
I served this with garlic cheese bread &use sour cream & shredded cheese as my toppings.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

I love these MAC eye shadows ~ Purple Times Nine
These are so my colors!  There was not a lot of fall out and the colors stayed true.  You could easily do a smokier eye look for night time.  I even bought a back up of this palette so I don't run out!

This is a good mascara - Lash Paradise  by L'Oreal
 The brush does a good job of getting mascara on every lash and is not goopy.

Comeback Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 TBS brown mustard
This recipe is a grand Southern tradition and is wonderful with everything!  It is so good you will ' come back ' for more!!! (If you like thousand island dressing you will probably like this)
Mix everything together and refrigerate - it gets better every day!
*If you don't want to buy chili sauce use your favorite cocktail sauce - in the same amount.
Dinner is ready!

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

While out shopping, I found this bottle of Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum and scooped it up!
It was on sale which makes this a great buy!
Oriental/Spicy, Woody/Earthy/Elegant
I love florals and this certainly is but it is deeper than others like La Vie Est Belle ~ definitely going into the rotation!
It's the first of the month so it's time for the 'purple' shampoo!
Kendra Brightening Shampoo is wonderful to brighten and enhance blonde hair.  This was not an overly drying shampoo and has a nice scent.  I also like John Frieda's purple shampoo.

This adorable heart shaped egg was part of the batch I used for deviled eggs!
The ham & cheesy potato casserole in the oven ~ the table is set and waiting for the others to arrive!

Next time there will be more to report - the week has been long & exhausting.
Take care until next time.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I stopped at an outlet that has cosmetics and found Estee Lauder's Pure Color Envy Eye Shadow at 50% off!
 This color ' Audacious Nude' is a nice eye shadow color but could also be used as a blush for fair skin - I like double duty products - which makes this perfect for travel.

And to add to the fun, some of the Bronze Goddess was on sale at 30% off!!
 The whipped body cream was a nice size and not overly perfumed - it really could have been a little stronger and that would be nice ~ but I have the body oil spray so I am good!

I also picked up the Passion Fruit lip gloss and really like this color ~ I think it will be great for summer.  It goes on very light so you can add as much color as you like.  This was not goopy!

My eye look is from Sephora Sunbleached Filter (I forgot I had this!!).
I used Secret Boudoir, Latergram,Whitewashed & Walking in the sand
The colors are definitely for spring & summer and are very adaptable.
*Ignore the packages on the floor - I was exhausted when I got home and I did not even have to drive ~but it was a fun day!
I am still in warm clothes because it is cold here in the South and we just had snow again!  But I enjoy this because our summers are so hot & humid and last forever!!

Since my gang will be here for Easter lunch I wanted an easy snack and everyone loves nuts.
So I prepared my version of Rosemary Roasted Nuts done in the microwave - so easy!
2 cups mixed nuts & 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
2TBS light olive oil
2TBS minced rosemary
1TBS herbe de provence
1/2 tsp cumin
1tsp brown sugar
2tsp chili powder
2tsp Himalayan salt
Pinch fresh black pepper
Mix everything together in a bowl and microwave for 30sec intervals, stirring each time.  I did this 3 times to get the flavor I wanted - I will have to make an extra batch because Son & DIL will want to take some home!
*Adjust this to what flavors you like - if you like a sweeter taste, double the brown sugar or if you like spice double the chili powder - this cannot be messed up!
The Easter ham ready & waiting in the spare refrigerator.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

When I saw this 'some what' new edition to Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess collection I had to have it ~ esp since there was a free gift bag!
Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray for Hair & Body
The first few ingredients are the same as last year's Shimmering Body Oil Spray.

So I test a slight mist on my hair of this year's edition and as a platinum blonde, I would not spray it on my hair again because it does deposit color as seen in the photos:
Now if you have dark hair I think it would be fine, esp if you spray the mist on your hands and then run thru your hair.  The fragrance is still a wonderful summery scent and it will not go to waste - just not on my hair!

Now on to the free gift - I got the Capri bag with the lip gloss which is a gorgeous shade - but - I am even crazier about the Pure Envy Sculpting Blush in Luminizer ~ it is almost the perfect bronze color for fair skin.  There is some luminosity but no shimmer.  The EL site is not offering this particular color but a close match is Lover's Blush - maybe just a shade darker but I can work with that. I am picking it up with the next gift event.
 Some of the other items in the gift bag included:
 Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara; Perfectly Clean Mult Action Foam Cleanser;  Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex
Pure Envy Sculpting Gloss in Passion Fruit; The Illuminator Primer - these are perfect sizes for travel and a nice way to try new products.
Here are some of my other favorite Bronze Goddess items I keep on hand:
http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com/2016/07/welcome-new-followers-it-is-great.html
I love this time of year as the new spring/summer collections start to roll out.

Macaroni & Tuna Salad
This is great for spring & summer lunch and for barbecues.
Mayonnaise      Dill pickle relish   1/2 cup minced onion
As much of these spices as you like:Oregano, herbes de provence, tarragon, celery seed
I use inexpensive tuna because it is going to get mushed up when everything is stirred together!
I use the small elbow macaroni~ this is always in my frig, in some form!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Since Ulta was hawking the new palette from Urban Decay, Naked Petite Heat I was fairly sure I had these colors in other palettes and of course I do!
I did a coppery/sunset look and liked it better than I thought I would.  I used (from top)
 Ulta's Rose Gold  palette  ~ Naked 3 ~  Catrice Precious Coppers  & elf 48 Must Haves eye shadows
It pays to look thru the zillion palettes we have laying around!
Definitely time for a haircut!!

                                                            The spring wreath is ready!
What crazy weather! 3 in of snow today and Friday will be 65deg!  Only in the South!
Great hills for the grands to sled on but they were not here, so..........
I might as well treat myself to choc chip cheesecake! (with whipped cream)
Sorry about the wonky pictures - blogger has a mind of its own!!
                                    
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or
https://www.bonanza.com/booths/livingthegoodlife

The places for designer & high-end make up at a discount!

 Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude! 

~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
                               Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here
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