December 31, 2015

Lush Cosmetics Review

I always wondered about this store, but it wasn't until a month ago that I actually stepped foot into one. I was a bit nervous to parooze the aisles, so I tapped on the shoulder of what turned out to be the friendliest seasonal sales rep possible; her name was Ella. I remembered her name in two ways: one, it was like Bella (duh!) and two, the Ell part reminded me of the character Elle from my favorite movie, Legally Blonde. 

Miss Ella guided me around the store and shared funny anecdotes to clue me in on what each item can do for my skin. Through several giggles, testers and a few stares from on-lookers, I weeded through my ideal choices. My final purchases consisted of two facial masks, one for hydration and the other to clear up acne; two toners, one to also combat acne and oil and the other to rid of toxins, and lastly, a hydration lip balm. 

O-M-G. They are all drops of heaven. The clean scents, all-natural, fresh and vegetarian ingredients, not to mention animal-free testing process made me an instant lover of this cosmetic chain. 

My review is strictly my own and I wasn't paid by any means to do this, I just simply love sharing great beauty products to anyone that will listen. If you ever get the opportunity, stop into a Lush store. Although you may not get a clerk like Ella, I'm sure you'll love the products.

(Photos: @shoesdogsandchocolate)

Relationship status: Avocados

1 banana, 1/2 avocado, scoop of perfectfit protein powder, almond milk, dash of cinnamon, tsp. of honey. 


You're welcome! 

December 28, 2015

Lunch Date to Cure Winter Blues

The post Christmas blues can leave you, if you're not careful. The combination of dreary weather, the holiday shopping rush coming to a halt and trying to stay warm, can leave you cooped up under the covers.  But unless you feel like gorging on more snowman cookies, you gotta get out of the house! The change in scenery and sound of people mingling, will give you the boost you need to perk up. 

Today I made a date with my auntie. A fellow Scorpio and overall good soul to share belly laughs, with. We swapped stories over delicious crepes filled with chicken and salsa to bananas and Nutella. It doesn't get any better than this!

Happy Monday, indeed! ❤️

December 24, 2015

White Wonderland

Every snowflake is different, but you're sure to stand out in a crowd if you wear crisp white with silver and glitter accents. So glow bright and enjoy the holidays!

Winter Wonderland

December 11, 2015

Winter Fashion

The chilly weather makes keeping warm a necessity, but there's no reason why you can't be stylish while doing so. Inspired by my favorite drink during the winter, I pulled some items to create a "sweet blend" of light to dark. Classic red nails and lips offer a pop of color to pull the whole look together. Search your current wardrobe to find some similar pieces before you splurge on anything new. Whether you go all light or all dark, you can't go wrong with this earth tone palette, it's perfect any time of the year.

Hot Cocoa

December 6, 2015

Park Daze

We've been having a lot of fun this past week at the park. 

Although most days are pretty cold now in California, there have been a few high temp days sneaking in. We figure we better enjoy it. 

Happy Sunday, everyone! 

December 3, 2015

Banana Bread? Cake? Muffins?

I normally don't post recipes, but lately I've been making this super easy and might I say delicious banana filled, cake...muffin treat. Yeah, you'll see what I mean. 

Let me start with the recipe. 
*3-4 ripened bananas
*2 cups flour 
*1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
*1 1/2 cups sugar 
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
*5 tablespoons of coconut milk 
*1 softened stick of butter
*2 eggs

Blend all ingredients together and pour into a greased cake pan. Or you can pour straight into cupcake wrappers if you want to make cupcakes versions.

Alternative recipe:
One day while making this recipe I forgot the butter, so I added 3 eggs instead of 2, and greased a dark pan with coconut oil to create a cake. It came out so soft soft and spongy. 

( I want to try using coconut flour and stevia instead of sugar for a healthier alternative but since stevia has a distinct taste I'm not so sure how it will taste.)

Once batter is in the tray or cupcake pan, sprinkle light brown sugar, cinnamon and coconut flakes for a tasty top layer. 

Bake: 350 degrees for 40 minutes give or take depending on your oven. 


December 2, 2015

Holiday Date

Holiday Date

It's the festive time of year and you have a date, or, maybe just a girls outing. Get dazzled and feel warm and fuzzy in this get up that will have you glowing from head to toe. Of course we couldn't resist a cute jacket and collar charm for your favorite 4-legged BFF. xo