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Sunday, December 29, 2013

REVIEW: MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil

Hi there flawless!

Today, I wanted to do a review on my all time favorite eyebrow pencil. And by all time, I mean this stuff is the bomb digity dooh dah of eyebrow products. I discovered this while watching a few youtube videos and I realized that a ton of my favorite youtube gurus own this product! So, evidently, I decided I should pick up this product that everyone was raving about. What is this eyebrow product of the Heavens you ask? It is the MAC Eyebrow Pencil in the shade "Spiked". It is available at most Department stores that carry MAC products as well as maccosmetics.com.

As a disclaimer, everyone's eyebrows are their own unique shade. Spike so happens to be the perfect color for my eyebrow hairs that appear most natural. MAC carries a wide variety of shades to choose from so make sure you ask one of their professional makeup artists to distinguish which shade fits you most!


Ingredients:


Size of pencil and swatch color of "Spiked"


This pencil cost $16.00+sales tax. I have a dark brown hair so the shade "Spiked" suited me best. I love how pigmented MAC products are. Since spiked is more of a deep brown shade, I don't have to use so much force to create the perfect brow, hence not wasting the product. The makeup artist at MAC told me that it is a wax product so it is long lasting and waterproof. It is also only twist up. This product does not twist back down so fair warning. I love how a light feathery hand can create a natural beautiful brow that doesn't look fake or strange.


I hope you all enjoyed this review, let me know if there are any other products you want a review on!

Until next time,
xoxo
Vanessa


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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Recipe: Gluten Free Brownies! (Black Bean Brownies)

Hi everyone!

This year, I've become more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I used to devour chips and processed junk that tasted delicious, but was toxic for my body. Over the summer, I developed healthy eating habits and a consistent workout "routine". Now, I control my portions, eat (mostly) vegan, gluten-free, and as raw as possible. In other words, I try to eat as clean as I can. Alongside with being more active and putting on my running shoes, I've lost a total of 20 pounds since the summer time. I am proud of my accomplishments and motivated to continue live a healthy lifestyle. If you want more information on my weight loss, or anything alongside my "diet" and nutrition or working out, let me know and I'll be happy to share it with you!

Anyways, today I wanted to share a recipe that I saw on MeghanRosette's youtube channel, which is recipe for Black Bean Brownies! Now, I know the name is scary, but trust me, if you're someone who is eating clean and staying away from processed chocolates and fatty foods full of refined sugar and butter, then these brownies are perfect for you!

Ingredients:

I can of Black Beans
-1/4 Cup Coco Powder
-10-12 Tablespoons or 3/4 of a cup Stevia (or any other sweetener)
-1/2 Cup of Apple Sauce
-3 Eggs (or 9 egg whites) 
-1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 
-Pinch of Salt
-Chocolate Chips
Directions:

1.) Preheat ove to 350 degrees
2.) Drain Black Beans
3.) Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth (besides for chocolate chips)
4.) Place into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, check every 5 minutes
5.) Cool for 15 minutes and serve!

I hope you all enjoyed this healthy recipe, let me know how yours turned out! Please note, even though these brownies are way more healthy than typical brownies, they are only healthy in moderation!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa


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BB Goes Body! Review: Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Hello beautiful!

I received an email from Jergens letting me know about their new BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream! It's BB Cream for your body! This innovative new product is hitting Target stores on December 29th, 2013! I believe they will be in other drugstores such as Walmart, CVS, etc. in 2014. They will be sold for $11.99+sales tax (Target). I'm super excited to purchase this lotion because I'm obsessed with anything "BB" related!

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream will be available in 2 "shades". If you have a lighter skin tone opt for the "All Light Skin Tones", if you fall between medium-deep skin tone then choose the "All Medium-Deep Skin Tones". This product isn't a self tanner like their Natural Glow products, but it provides a sheer "coverage", if you will. They claim to immediately hydrate and illuminate, and overtime even, firm, and correct your skin.

Each type of shade (All Light Skin Tones and All Medium-Deep Skin Tones) is specifically designed to target problematic areas that arise in various skin tones, so choose what fits you best!

The Claims:

A total body breakthrough

Jergens® BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream delivers flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days. This revolutionary body lotion goes on sheer, dries quickly, and works like a moisturizer to visibly improve your skin with every use.
INSTANTLY: HYDRATES - ILLUMINATES
IN 5 DAYS: EVENS - FIRMS - CORRECTS

What Can BB Do for Your Skin?

BB Body Cream delivers varying benefits depending on your skin tone. It goes on sheer and then adjusts differently to a range of shades.
See the chart below for the 5 beautifying benefits of BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream to choose the best BB for your skin.
Jergens® BB Body Benefits Chart
Source: Jergens.com

Ingredients List:

Jergens® BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Jergens® BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Specially Designed to Enhance all Light Skin Tones
WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, TAPIOCA STARCH, CETEARETH-20, STEARETH-2, STEARIC ACID, CETYL ESTERS, MINERAL OIL, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DIHYDROXYACETONE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, FRAGRANCE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, METHYLPARABEN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, DIMETHICONOL, PROPYLPARABEN, ERYTHRULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 60, CITRIC ACID, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER, ETHYLPARABEN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, PANTHENOL, WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT, YELLOW 5, ORANGE 4, RED 33, BLUE 1.
Jergens® BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Specially Designed to Enhance all Medium-Deep Skin Tones
WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, CETEARETH-20, TAPIOCA STARCH, STEARETH-2, CETYL ESTERS, STEARIC ACID, MINERAL OIL, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DIHYDROXYACETONE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, FRAGRANCE, METHYLPARABEN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, DIMETHICONOL, PROPYLPARABEN, ERYTHRULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 60, CITRIC ACID, ETHYLPARABEN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT, YELLOW 5, RED 33, ORANGE 4, BLUE 1.
Source: Jergens.com


I believe that this product will win my heart because I love all their other products, especially the Natural Glow self tanners!

If you purchase this product, let me know how it works for you and if it's worth the $12.00!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

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