Eyeshadow Drugstore Collection

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For a while I had a bit of problem. I had a massive collection of eyeshadows. But I spent a couple of hours tossing out all my old ones that I was pretty sure I had for over two years. I think the easiest ones to tossed out were the ones I got from the drugstores and Target. These are the couple I kept because: 1) I got them in the last four months and 2) I use them every week.

If you read my Current Everyday Makeup post, you know that I almost always use the Profusion Bare Palette. I’m pretty sure I’m going to completely use all of my favorite shade soon (the matte purpleish-pink shade). The most colorful palette is from E.L.F. It’s a really good collection of shades that I occasionally experiment with and as always great quality for affordable makeup. I think I got these at TJ Maxx for about 3 or 4 dollars.

Then I have another Profusion palette: The Berry Collection. I really like this brand and they are quite affordable. I mostly find Profusion at Walgreens and Fred Meyers. They are equal in quality to E.L.F. in my opinion.

The last two I kept are the Rimmel London Glam’Eyes in Afternoon Tea and Sonia Kashuk in Down to Earth. The Sonia Kashuk I just recently got from Target because I really like the dark green. However I been using the copper brown shade more than the green. The Rimmel palette I kept because I keep it in my gym makeup bag for time when I really need to slap on some makeup right after my workout. Good shades!

Now that I’ve cleaned up that section of my makeup, I’ve got to move on to the next. But it’s a bit overwhelming. I still need to go through my high-end eyeshadow, all my eyeliners, powders, etc. And then at some point cleanup my costume jewelry.

Sunny Days Sunglasses

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The sun has been out, shining brightly the last couple of day and has been warming up the PNW. I decided it was a fine time to look for all my sunglasses. I use not to wear them when I was younger since I wore glasses and my parents weren’t concern about us not wearing them. But now that I am older, I’m a bit sensitive to bright lights.

I had a hard time finding all of them. Actually I’m still missing at least two or three. One I just now ended up finding at the bottom of my bag. Talk about lame sauce.

From the bottom I’ve got my Vogue Ombré Red Sunnies (I won them on nitro:licious a couple of years ago), some purple lens wrap arounds, Phat Farm 5051 Sunglasses, cheap white frame aviators from Target and lastly, my C9 running sunglasses. However I am missing another aviator that I got at Macy’s.

Does any else have that problem? I know it’s in this apartment somewhere! Oh, and the one I just found in my bag: neon green rayban style I got from a color run. They are super bright!

Nailed It // Skylight Blue

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A bit boring this month, my nails, but I didn’t find any design that made me feel creative. So blue it is, and a new color I added to my collection of nail polish. I have Covergril Outlast Stay Brilliant in Skylight. Oh, and my rings are from Old Navy & H&M.

Getting that Nutritional Boost Featuring Sari Foods

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I’m trying out some food products thanks to Brandbuilder and Sari Foods as part of a nutrition overhaul. One of the products I tried out the very day it arrived was the nutritional yeast. “Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of B vitamins including thiamine, folate, B-6, and niacin. These important vitamins are critical in converting energy from the food you eat and in producing red blood cells. Most sources of nutritional yeast are also fortified with vitamin B-12 which is only found in animal protein.”

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After doing a bit research online I found some great ways to enjoy it other than sprinkling it over my eggs:

  • Season steamed or roasted veggies
  • Spinkle on top of Popcorn
  • Use it as a replacement for grated cheese on top of pasta dishes
  • Like the popcorn, but sprinkled on top of some sweet potato fries
  • Make “Cheesy” Mashed Potatoes

I really like this stuff. Every since I decided to quit dairy it has been the main replacement of cheese in my pastas and great over some roasted veggies! I really recommend that if you can’t have cheese and are still craving it, give Sari Nutritional Yeast a try. I think this weekend is a great time to try making a vegan macaroni and cheese I found the other day. I’ll try to post the recipe and results!

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The one product in the set that I got that I really had no idea how to use it was the Spirulina powder. I had heard and read a little about it but never even tried it. So I was a little excited and a bit scared of how green it is. It’s really bright green!

The first “dish” I made using the powder was a green smoothie. I followed the recommended serving (2 tablespoons), and found it overpowered the rest of ingredients. So the next time I made a green smoothie I only put in 1 and it didn’t overwhelm the smoothie. They did send over a downloaded recipe book, but I haven’t tried them all yet. I’ve made the green rice and added it to my veggie stir-fry.

What I like the most about the spirulina powder is that is had protein and iron which are the two nutrients I’m worried about not getting enough. It’s is so nice to be able to get those types of nutrients without having meat.

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The last product I got to try I have to be very thankful for having this past weekend. If you follow me on twitter, I’ve might have seen that I’ve been down with a heavy chest cold. I had been using the Sari Foods Acerola cherries Vitamin C in my smoothies, adding it a bit sweet-tart taste. But for the past couple of day I’ve been drinking it first thing in the morning with a bit of juice (highly recommend you do that when you first start, as it is a bit tart) and I think it’s been helping my body fight the cold. I’m always a bit wary with chest colds since I have asthma, so anything that will help is welcome!

Overall, I really like these products and will probably order them once I run out. Like I said, the spirulina taste does take some time getting use to and the vitamin c drink mixture is a bit. My only dislike is the packaging. It has that kind of zip-lock seal at the top and it doesn’t completely close up correctly. I’ve been using a clip to hold them closed. These are really good supplements to incorporate in your meals. So, guys look forward to seeing some future recipes using these Sari Foods Nutrients.

The opinions I shared about using these nutritional supplements from Sari Foods are my own, and none of the products featured did not tell me what to say or how to say it. Sponsored post powered by BrandBacker.

Birthday Wishlist

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Since my birthday is coming up, I thought I’d make a birthday wish list. I have a good idea what I’m going to buy myself: a new camera. I need to replace my very old 2009-sh Olympia Lumix point-and-shoot. I have done a bit of research, but if any of you have a camera suggestion that would be so great. It’s mainly going to be used for traveling and some blog photos. Or I might just invest in a digital Canon. I already have a film one, but I definitely need one for the blog.

Anyhow… totally went off topic! So birthday wish list; let start with makeup. I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked line, specifically Naked3. I actually think that those are the colors I would use the most in my everyday makeup while Naked2 and the original naked Palette I would only use some of the shades.

I’m not too sure which one would be better, but I’m debating about the new Stila Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo or the Anastasia Contour Kit. I really want to start doing more contouring and definitely want to use a high-end product for that rather then the cheaper ones I see at the drugstore. Which at the moment is not many.

Moving on to to clothing: I’ve been looking for a spring trench coat. I’ve got two really nice winter wool coast, but when I start traveling I definitely need a classic midnight coat for cooler days. I really like these ASOS Classic Trench with the double-breasted button design and belt strap details. It’s so nice, but can’t decided: black or stone cream.

As you know I’m obsessed with my nike shoes. I absolutely love them but for just everyday walking I want the adidas mi Superstar 80s customized. Definitely sticking with the classic white and black. I had a pair when I was younger and wore them to bits. Which is why I no longer have them.

Another pair of shoe I would love to get are the Monochrome Cleated Sole Chunky Platform Boots. I saw a music video with one of the dancers wearing ones similar to these and completely fell in love. I feel like I just need them. To add to my ever growing boot collection.

Does anybody else still do this? Making a wish list (at least for me) is a great way for family to have a good idea of what you would like to get. At least in my family…

Life, Loves and… Online Window Shopping

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This week, I’ve been quite a homebody. Mainly ’cause I caught another cold this year. Not as bad as the one in January where I was pretty much bed ridden, but not enough energy to be able to do much more than walking about.

::LIFE:: Currently there’s a bit drama going on in my family. It’s slightly stressful, but I’m trying to not let it get to me since it doesn’t involve me. It’s just frustrating since it’s really petty on one side of the party. You know that person who believes that the world revolves around them and when you don’t immediately drop whatever you are doing to fix their problem, you’re suddenly the worst person ever. Yeah, now make that a family member and you’ll understand why I’m stressed and annoyed.

::LOVES:: Lately I’ve been making a lot of blended foods. Especially in the mornings (sorry downstair neighbor who I probably wake up at 6:30 in the morning)! I’ve been using my KitchenAid blender that my mom got me a couple of years ago. It is a very good on the counter, heavy-duty blender. I do have smaller one I got from MyHabit a while ago which as good when I lived at home, but it’s starting to not blended things as well. I’m thinking of getting a new small blender like the Ninja or NutriBullet, but with the KitchenAid blender doing it’s job, it’s not really high on my shopping list.

::ONLINE WINDOW SHOPPING:: or rather, cold-induced online window shopping. I really didn’t want my cold to get any worse, so there was lot of sitting at home online window shopping. Though I have made a list of things I might order for my birthday. I know a couple of people who give me a weird look when I say I buy myself birthday gifts. My parents don’t buy me things that I like (someday we will discuss last year’s Christmas… they made no effort) unless I take them to the store and point it out. My sister is really good at getting me things but as a new mother I’m pretty sure she’ll just order stuff off my Amazon list. So when it comes to clothes, makeup and other girly goodies, I’ve got to buy it myself. My top sites in my browser history: Forever21, Markkit.com, MyHabit, Hautelook, and Asos. Oh, and Sephora, ’cause what’s online shopping without picking up some Sephora goodies!

Sorry for the really rambaly-random post, but staying at home is starting to take it toll. Thank goodness my cold is better ’cause tonight I’m being dragged off to a concert. I’ve never heard of these guys and they are Swedish metal band. It’s definitely going to be an adventure.

So a side note, I’m in the process of making some changing to the blog. It will take a while but if you see random things on my blog or links not working, it’s just the design geek in me trying things out!

March Fitness Haul

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So the best thing about doing over time at work is the extra money you get on payday. While I probably should have moved all that wasn’t going to go to bills and to buy food into my savings, I did make purchases that were essential to my well-being.

First off, my new running shoes. They are the Nike Flyknit Lunar2. I’ve needed new running shoes for ages and while I looked at several other styles they had at the Nike Outlet store, I decided to stick with my Lunar2. It’s a bit boring in color, but I made my feet very happy. And my bank account since they were on sale. Got them $50 less than the outlet price.

Then I had to hit up TJ Maxx to get a new arm band. I thought I had lost my other one at the gym. So I grab this one decided I couldn’t leave without a new pair of running leggings. These are RBX Ombré Workout Leggings. They are really nice, however, I definitely need to wear dark underwear underneath since I could see the white lettering in my VS panties. And yes, I am that random chick who checks out her tush at the gym. Don’t judge.

Then I hit up Target to grab some vitamins since I’m decided to slowly make my way to a vegetarian diet. I needed some B12 since I won’t be getting it as much as I was. While I was there I grab some earnest bars. They’re vegan, contain 5g of protein and are wheat-free! Eventually I may work myself towards a vegan diet, but baby-steps.

Did you guys do a bit of shopping this weekend? Got anything good?