Tweezerman Brush IQ Line Now at Ulta

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BRUSH-IQ-tweezermanTweezerman has been helping us stay on top of our beauty game for years with their Iconic tweezers and quality beauty tools. Now that innovation has reached a new level with their Brush IQ line, available exclusively at Ulta stores and Ulta.com. These 12 luxury brushes made with DuPont™ Natrafil® filaments, feel like and perform better than natural hair cosmetic brush fibers. Also, Tweezerman Brush IQ bristles are more hygienic than animal bristles and are verified by makeup artists to deliver unmatched performance, better pick-up and release, and more uniform application. Whatever your beauty need, Brush IQ has a brush for it.

I’ve tried the first three personally and love them, and I have a few more in my sights too. Here is the lowdown on all these babies: (more…)

My Etsy Craft Night Creation

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earrings-DIY-1There’s nothing like taking on a new DIY project and actually finishing it the same day. But just between us, that almost never happens. Now, we can all complete this impossible task at an Etsy Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY. That’s right, the same company that helps crafters around the world share their handmade goods, invites the public into their home to create for themselves. The theme for this session was geometric earrings. Make sure you get there early for a good seat and first dibs on supplies. Oh yeah, this is all free by the way. Loves it! (more…)

My First NatureBox Has Arrived!

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first-nature-boxNatureBox was kind enough to let me try 3-months of their healthy snack subscription box.
All I had to do was go to the site and pick out which 5 snacks I wanted delivered for my first month. There are over 100 snacks to choose from, so it was a bit tough, but I finally did it. I’ll be getting different snacks for each box and showing them off. That’s if I can take pictures before I eat them all.
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Ring in Spring with Lifeway Kefir: Pt. 2 – Lemon Kefir Ice Cream

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Lemon-Kefir-Ice-creamAs promised, there is a delicious second installment into my Lifeway Kefir post. This is more of a homemade concoction made with the help of the original Lifeway Kefir plain cultured smoothie
and my new Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.
 
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Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
(Recipe from chocolateandzucchini.com)
 
-1 2/3 cup Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir
-Zest from a large organic lemon, micro planed
or very finely chopped
-1/4 cup lemon juice (the large lemon listed about should
yield that amount, but get a second just in case)
-1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
(Or to taste. You can also use honey, or maple syrup, etc.)
-Splash of lemon extract
 
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until blended. It’s essential that your mix is super chilled so that it freezes in the ice cream canister. I put my mix in the freezer for short periods of time, stirring in between, before leaving it to sit overnight in the fridge. My canister had been in the freezer for a couple of days, so it was nice and frosty. Next time I might add a touch of salt so it stays soft longer. I love experimenting!
 
Photo Mar 22, 2 34 55 PM Photo Mar 22, 2 43 27 PMAfter about 20 minutes or so, you have a refreshing, tangy, lemony treat, customized to your tastes. Another one of the many ways you can get with those probiotic cultures that are so good for your digestion and immunity.
 

 

Ring in Spring with Lifeway Kefir: Pt. 1 – Frozen Kefir Bars

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Lifeway-Frozen-Kefir-BarsI can’t be the only one looking forward to lapping up Spring, instead of this yucky weather
we’ve been having in the Northeast. But its all cool. I’m looking ahead and thinking about the
perfect treats to enjoy as the days get warmer. If they ever get warmer.
 
Leading the pack is Lifeway Kefir and their refreshing, delicious, belly loving goodies.
First up: Lifeway Frozen Kefir Bars. Just like it’s drinkable counterpart, Lifeway Kefir bars contain
10 probiotics, are 99% Lactose free, gluten free, all natural, and made with no artificial growth hormones or rBST or rBGH. In case you weren’t keeping count, that a whole lot of amazing.
 
I’ve been enjoying the Vanilla and Coconut varieties lately, but I’ve also tried the Pear and Green Tea Rasberry flavors. They’re all delicious. I’m still working on identifying my favorite. It’s such a chore (sarcasm). But seriously, Lifeway Frozen Kefir Bars taste good and actually good for you. They may be putting the ice cream truck man to shame. Or maybe he can just get with the times and start selling some Frozen Kefir Bars. Hmm. There’s an idea!
 
If you’re drooling now, visit Lifeway.net to look at all the Lifeway Kefir goodies
and to seewhere you can get your own. Next up: Lemon Kefir Ice Cream. And it’s gooood!
 
*Product samples provided by company. All opinions are my own and remain unaffected.
 

Create your perfect color with the OCC Lip Tar Primary Mini Pack

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20140325-104633.jpg If you’ve Frankensteined together the ultimate Lip Tar shade in your head,
now is the chance to take all that creative glory for yourself.
 
The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Primary Pack: Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 5 Set is
now available on sephora.com. This nifty little set contains 5 shades of Lip Tar in NSFW,
Traffic, Rx, Tarred, Feathered, and a #010 Precision Lip Brush. Yes, that means you can create
an endless amount of custom Lip Tar shades, and for just $29.00.
 
It’s time to be the beauty genius you know you can be.
Here are just a few creations you can make:

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Illamasqua’s Latest Collection is All About GLAMORE

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 lilac-girlIllamasqua wants you to be GLAMORE with their latest collection. It’s an exciting mix of vintage glamour, defined brows, radiant skin, and bold colors for lips and nails. Pinks, Roses and Oranges are going to be stand out colors for this Spring and Summer, and GLAMORE has you covered. Here’s a quick look at my introduction to the collection at the Illamasqua counter in Bloomingdale’s (Upper east side of NYC).

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Dark and Lovely Introduces Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Collection

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Marsha Ambrosius_Holding Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Root To Tip MenderIf you’re in the process of scraping chemical straighteners from your hair care regimen, or even if you’ve been natural for a number of years like myself, you know that one of the most frustrating setbacks can be…BREAKAGE! Those pieces of hair you find strewn about your bathroom floor can be stopping you from having the glorious natural head of hair that you’ve worked so hard for. If breakage has been an issue for you, you’ll want to take note. Dark and Lovely has now released the NEW Au Naturale Anti-Breakage collection.

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