29 May 2010

Hey Girls, I have my top favs for the month of may. I hope your having a great memorial weekend. Enjoy!



                                         Ed Hardy Gift set at Macys for $75.00
                                         Ecco Bella Herbal Lotion for $16.00
                                        Avon Blemish Clearing for $5.29
                                        Avon Blackhead eliminating mask for $5.29


    XOXO

26 May 2010

Hey , I have a scrumptious recipe for you, Mango pie!, as you may know I'm from the Bahamas and How it's tropical most everyone has 1 to 5 trees in their yard, I have 3 in my yard and when they ripen and fall, my mommy and daddy usually make mango daiquiri, mango salad and mango pie. it so delishes and can be eaten with ice cream. This recipe is so right for the season,  So I hope you enjoy this recipe and Enjoy!

Ingredients


1 unbaked 9" pie shell plus dough for top crust or lattice top

3 c. peeled & very thinly sliced half-ripe mango

1 c sugar

1 or 2 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Place 1 layer of mangos in pie shell and sprinkle with half the sugar, lemon or lime juice and spices.  Add remaining sliced mangos, sugar, spices, lemon or lime juice and dot with bits of butter or margarine.  Cover or criss-cross with pie crust.  Bake about 45 minutes at 350°.  6 servings.


Scrumdiddliumcious!

         XOXO 

25 May 2010

Hey Girls ,  I have a review for you guys from Amano Bath. A mano means in italian "by hand" and they are a small family based company located in Panama City, Florida. They make handmade soaps, sugar scrubs and many other things. I got the opportunity to try out one of their soaps. A mano have many different scents in soaps and I got to try Lemongrass Sage, their soaps are also organic and their boxes are 100% recyclable.
The lemongrass scent is very strong in a good way, the soap lathers alot and it moisturized my skin, their soaps are infused with many different types of oils. The prices are as low at $8.00 for a 5.OZ bar.  I really like this soap and the people are really nice, I would defiantly be buy from them.

        

Overall I give A mano Bath a 10/10


Pros: Moisturize my skin, Organic and All natural ingredients, great scent.

Cons: None

Visit Amano Bath  


FTC: I was sent these products for free , for review purposes only. I am not bragging in anyway and these are my personal opinion on the product. I am not affiliated with the company and I am not being paid to do this review.


           XOXO

16 May 2010

FTC: I was sent these products for free , for review purposes only. I am not bragging in anyway and these are my personal opinion on the product. I am not affiliated with the company and I am not being paid to do this review. 

 Hey Girls, I recently received a couple of items from Ecco bella. Their products are ecco friendly and all naturals and good for the skin. They even have a award winning anti-aging creme. They told me that I can pick out two items and I picked out a herbal Vanilla Lotion and a elite collection palette, and I must say these products are the bomb! (lol did I just say that). Ohh! and If you didn't know I do try the products I receive from a week to a month.

The Vanilla Herbal lotion is the best lotion I've had in a long time this actually take the place a my queen helena cocoa lotion. This lotion is special because it is water free and only has all natural ingredients in it. The reason why I like it also because it moisturize my skin perfectly and its long lasting and the vanilla scent stays on. The herbal lotion has 4 different scents and the 8.OZ bottle retails for $16.99 , they also have a sample bottle for 2.99.

        

The second item I received was the elite collection palette, and  it is basically a palette with the ecco bella most popular colors from the flower color makeup line.The palette is plastic and the pan are removable and they are magnetize to the palette. The palette includes:

4 Lipsticks: Sangria, Primrose, Napa Grape Frost, Chocolate.
2 Gloss: Pleasure, Peace. 2 Blush: Nutmeg, Earthy Rose.
4 Eyeshadow: Sapphire, Smokey Mauve, Vanilla, Camel.
1 Shimmer Powder: Star.
1 Powder Eyeliner: Charcoal.


The colors in this kit are super pigmented and light weight. The eye shadows do not crease and the brushes that come in the kit arrant the best but The palette is great, it also comes with a convenient mirror. The elite collection palette retails for 49.95 but well worth the money. 

    

Overall I give Ecco Bella a 9.5/10

Pros: Ecco Friendly products, all natural and herbal, perfect for all skin tones, Not harsh on the skin and very affordable.

Cons: The Brush Applicators are Dinky.  

Visit Ecco Bella!   

Also Sign Up for their Invincible Spirit $10 Gift Card here .

     xoxo




 

12 May 2010

Hey Loves , How yall been? Are you excited about the giveaway? I know I am. Today i'm giving you this YUMMY! recipe for bajan rice and stew, this is one of my favorite meals. I hope you like it and make sure try it. Well this giveaway what is happening now is just a taste of what you are going to have in the upcoming giveaways after this one is finish you'll have one from different companies so keep following and Enjoy!



INGREDIENTS:
8 oz. Stew beef
1 large carrot - peeled and sliced
2 medium potatoes - peeled and quartered
2 tbsp. Bajan Seasoning **
1/4 tsp. Seasoned salt
1 tbsp. Gravy browning
2 tbsp. Tomato ketchup
1 cup Water
2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
2 cups long grain rice soaked in water for 2 hours
1/2 cup pigeon peas soaked in water overnight - if possible use the canned variety and then you will need 1 cup.
1 oz. Salt pork
1/2 tsp. Thyme
4 cups water 

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:
For the stew…..
Wash and cut beef into bite sized pieces then rub with the Bajan Seasoning and Tomato Ketchup.
Heat the oil in a skillet and stir fry the meat for 10 minutes.
Pour in the gravy browning and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the water, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in the carrot and potatoes, adjust the seasonings with a little seasoned salt, and cook for another 15 minutes.
Add a little more water if necessary.
The meat should be tender after 45 minutes of cooking but if not go a while longer. 


For the rice…..
Place the peas, salt pork and the thyme in a pan with 4 cups water and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
Wash and drain rice and add to the pan.
Pour in enough water to just be level with the rice and peas mixture.
Bring to the boil then reduce heat to its lowest level, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until light and fluffy.
 This seasoning is found in almost every home in the Bahamas, and is the secret to the success of many mouth-watering Bajan dishes. One of the favorite uses is to place it between the meat and skin of chicken pieces before grilling, baking or frying.



            

        XOXO

08 May 2010

FTC: I was sent these products for free , for review purposes only. I am not bragging in anyway and these are my personal opinion on the product. I am not affiliated with the company and I am not being paid to do this review. 


Hi Ladies, I recently was sent some stuff from Julie Hewett, if you do not know about Julie Hewett, she is a celebrity makeup artist that created her own makeup line,  She has clients such as Sandra Bullock , Miley Cyrus, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster and too many to mention. She also has an award winning lipstick. Her products are not tested on animals which is a plus.    




Like I said I recently received some of her cosmetics and I received six of them, I was super excited to be one of them who got  to review her products. I notice every time I go to pick up my package from xpress it , I always rip the package open in the car , like a little kid at christmas. Don't we all act like that sometimes? 

First thing I got was a Chubby Cheekie Brush, this brush is super soft and it can be used for several different things, such and applying liquid foundation, blush or any type of products to your face. It gets under your eyes and really applies well. If you notice the name it has cheekie in it, well this brush was also specifally made for the cheekie product that Julie made.You will see it below. I would say that this brush is a investment piece and well worth your money. It retails for $28.00 Each, and their slogan for this brush is " the perfect brush for the perfect flush" .





Second item I received was a Cheekie. A cheekie can be used for your blush and your lips which is so cool. I received the color destiny. Whats so special about this color  is that this color was specially created for Miley Cyrus while she was filming The Last Song. The cheekie is creme base and very smooth and not sticky. it can be applied thick or sheer. The color destiny is a neutral sandy color which is sooo pretty and very moisturizing . The cheekie comes in six different colors. It retails for about $24.00 for the pot ( the one I got) and $18.00 for the pan. I can also say that in the pot size, you get alot of product and it goes a long way.    

  


I also received two lipsticks in the bijou collection, I got the colors Jacqueline and Ronnie. Jacqueline is a new color added to the line and it is a baby pink with a hint of lilac, this can be applied sheer or thick. I like this color and it just give me a chance to be bold with colors, the next color is Ronnie and I looked on their website but I could not find it. Ronnie is a Peachy, Pinkish color, it has a little sparkle which I absolutely love, like I said with the last product it can be applied sheer or thick. I really notice that her lip products are super moisturizing and we all like that about a product. The Lipstick retails for $20.00 each which is worth it.   

                                                                    Jacqueline Swatch


                                                                      Ronnie Swatch
      
Last but not least is the Dovima Eyeshadow Pan and The Single Couture Palette. Dovima is a Light Pink Peach and it is frosted , if you are wondering what frosted means , frost is like shimmery dust (tell me if I'm wrong about the frosted thing). and it goes on so well it doesn't creases up, its a big pan so its your moneys worth.The pan goes with the palette I got, The palette has a mirror and it magnetize so the pan can stay in the slot and you can change it when ever you like. It is as big as my pam and I really like it. The pan retails for $10.00 and the single couture palette goes for $8.00 . I can also say that this pan is waayy bigger MAC eyeshadow pan you get way more product.




Overall I give Julie Hewett a 9.5 to 10

Pros: Alot of product, Very Pigmented Eyeshadow, Good Coverage with the brush. The lipsticks are moisturizing. Their design on the packaging are very chic and sophisticated. 

Cons: High End Products. ( They Have alot of investment Pieces)    

Check her out at JulieHewett.net  

OH! There will be a sale on Julie Hewett on Editors Closet on Tuesday 11th, 2010 , if you want a invite leave it in the comment box below.   


    Thank you for reading!


           XOXO

         

07 May 2010

Hi Girls, As you can see from the side bar that I have reached 50 followers, YAY!. It begins today, I will be picking the winner by using random.org to pick the winner, all you need to do is leave your emails in the comment box below and say "enter me", the ones who featured my giveaway on my blog has an extra entry in the contest, also leave in the comment box which store you want your giftcard from(Alloy.com, Forever21.com and Monifc.com) and I will be picking the winner on May 21st, 2010. Good Luck Ladies. Reminder if your not a follower you will not be entered!  


          XOXO

06 May 2010

Hey, I recently went shopping in marina village and I picked up a few things from dooney and bourke, I really into building my collection of bags and makeup. So I hope you like the haul and tell me what you think of the bags. :) . Hope your having a great day!

Small East/West Slouch for $195.00 at Dooney and Bourke



Wallet/ Check Book Organizer for $175.00 at Dooney and Bourke

 And the coin purse was $45.00


          XOXO

   

05 May 2010

Hey Girls, Hope your having a great week and I was wondering if you would like to request anything, like reviews, tutorials, what you'll like to see more on my blog and just leave it in the comment box below.Where super close to the give away, so keep on doing what you do and Talk to you guys later!

           XOXO

02 May 2010

FTC: I was sent these products for free , for review purposes only. I am not bragging in anyway and these are my personal opinion on the product. I am not affiliated with the company and I am not being paid to do this review. 

Hi Ladies, I notice that I've been doing alot of reviews lately, do you like me doing reviews?. Rachel from Earth Diva Cosmetics sent me some stuff, and if you do not know about earth diva cosmetics, they are a all organic and vegan mineral makeup. I'm really into mineral makeup because it so much better for skin and it doesn't clog your pores. Even their brushes are vegan and they are also animal cruelty free. When I open the package as you know I opened it in the car, and it had pamphlets to tell me about the company and how I should apply the makeup, it came in the cutest red and white polka dot mesh bag what had all of the products in it. 



The First item what I saw was the brushes, like I said there brushes are vegan and organic, and I know your thinking that since the brushes are organic they are rough or strand by strand but it is the total opposite, the brushes are supper soft and applies the makeup very good. I received a travel size kabuki brush and a eyeshadow brush. The kabuki brush applies the foundation excellent and as you know the kabuki is special for mineral makeup. The eyeshadow brush applies my eyeshadow very well. These brushes ranges from $7.95-13.95, depending on the size of the size of the brush. 



I also received the foundation sample sample kit in dark and it comes with 7 different shades of mineral foundation so you can match your skin tone.The thing I like about these foundation is that it gives a glow to your skin. This kit ranges from $1.50-5.50 depending if you buy something else from the site.



Next up is a smaller black and white polka dot mesh bag, which had a sample blush in deep rose and two eye shadows in cider and sahara. The blush is super pretty I'm actually using it as a eye shadow and the cider and sahara are neutral colors, their very pretty and very pigmented , the apply very well and last mostly all day, I think that makeup last long depending on you skin type. the blush cost $6.95 and the eye shadows are $3.99 each. 


From Top to Bottom is Deep Rose (Blush), Cider and Sahara.

Thank you rachel for sending me these great stuff.

Overall I give Earth diva cosmetics a 10/10

Pros: Foundation gives you a glow, does not creases. The eye shadows are very pigmented and last very long. Very affordable makeup. 

Cons: None! 

Visit Earth Diva Cosmetics.    

 Thank you for reading!

          XOXO