Month: January 2016

Silver glitter gray smoky “smokey” eye ★ ALL DRUGSTORE products ★

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Silver glitter gray smoky "smokey" eye ★ ALL DRUGSTORE products ★

Silver glitter gray smoky “smokey” eye ★ ALL DRUGSTORE products ★

This subtle, silver glitter gray smoky (“smokey”) eye look was quick and easy to achieve! I did it using all drugstore products — because affordable = good.

Here are the Amazon affiliate (no extra cost to you) links to every product I used:

**NYX Eyeshadow Base | White — http://amzn.to/1S31NzC

**Maybelline The Nudes eyeshadow palette — http://amzn.to/1Pp8qHw

**NYX Roll-On Shimmer | Platinum — http://amzn.to/1PE5cQJ

**Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer Waterproof Liner | Earl Grey — http://amzn.to/23dD3tM

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HAUL video ★ New Target drugstore beauty products ★

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STORIES

Hope you enjoy this recent haul of beauty products from Target. I’ve been using these products daily and loving them!

Here are my Amazon affiliate links (no extra cost to you) so you can purchase every product:

**L’Oréal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray

**L’oreal Infallible Pro Contour & Highlight Palette

**Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Glitter Single | Bleached

**NYX Roll On Eye Shimmer | Platinum

**Maybelline The Nudes eyeshadow palette

**Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Blush | Heather Silk

**N.Y.C. City Proof 24HR Eye Shadow | Champagne

**L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation | Classic Ivory

**L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara | Blackest Black

**Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo | Deep Brown

**L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss | Bare Attraction

Let me know in the comments below if you plan to try any of these!

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Living Proof Dry Shampoo ★ Perfect hair Day (PhD) ★ REVIEW/DEMO video

Gold glitter eye makeup look using only drugstore cosmetics

Who loves glitter?! THIS GIRL! Although I prefer using higher-end cosmetics, it is so refreshing to use only drugstore products to achieve this subtle, fun glittery gold look for the eyes. Click HERE to watch the video!

Gold glitter eyes ★ ALL DRUGSTORE MAKEUP Full Face Tutorial ★ New products!

Gold glitter eyes ★ ALL DRUGSTORE MAKEUP Full Face Tutorial ★ New products!

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Homemade Sushi: 5 Easy Steps to Creating a California Roll

Do you crave sushi all the time? I’ve been known to have sushi cravings at all hours of the day— sometimes even for breakfast. I mean, hey, some sushi rolls are made with scrambled egg!
The only issue is that ordering sushi at restaurants can become bit pricey. So what’s a sushi addict to do? Why, make your own at home, of course!
My homemade California Rolls

My homemade California Rolls

A California Roll is so easy to make, and even finicky eaters who shy away from the raw fish nigiri will like the simple ingredients. This usually takes me about 20 minutes to create, from start to finish, and that’s including the time to cook the rice since I use a Pampered Chef microwavable rice cooker.
You don’t even need one of those cute bamboo rolling mats (although they do help make the rolls more tight and attractive-looking). All you need are the following ingredients to create your own California Roll:
Nori seaweed can be purchased at most Asian food stores

Nori seaweed can be purchased at most Asian food stores

—nori seaweed sheets
—Japanese medium-grain sushi rice
—cucumber
—avocado
—a block of cream cheese
—imitation crab sticks (or real crab if you want to go for the gold)
Bonus ingredients:
—rice vinegar to season the sushi rice
—wasabi
—soy sauce
—pickled ginger
How I assemble my California Roll

How I assemble my California Roll

Here are the 5 steps I do when I make my sushi at home:
  1. Pre-chop the avocado and cucumber, then set aside for later.

  2. Cook the sushi rice. I typically measure 1 c. of rice to 1 c. of water, and then cook it the appropriate amount of time. I do season my rice by mixing the cooked rice with 1 tbs. of rice vinegar, and sometimes I’ll sprinkle in a little granulated sugar and salt.

  3. Lay out the nori, then assemble your sushi! I like to create mine by laying on the cream cheese first, placing the imitation crab stick next, then adding the cucumber and avocado. You can finish it off by putting on a blob of sushi rice, which is nice and sticky so it holds its shape. 

  4. Roll it all up into a burrito, which is actually the opposite of how traditional California Rolls are created — typically you will see the rice on the outside, but I’m cheating because this way is faster.

  5. Slice your sushi rolls. I usually nick the roll first with the tip of a sharp knife, then gently saw it so it doesn’t smush everything too much. Serve your rolls with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger. Enjoy your sushi!

Enjoy your sushi with soy sauce!

Enjoy your sushi with soy sauce!

Do you think you will try this at home? Comment below with your favorite kind of sushi!
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December 2015 favorites

December 2015 favorites

★ Products mentioned (my affiliate links) ★

**Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette — http://amzn.to/1P7krkQ

**Bare Minerals Perfecting Veil in a compact — http://amzn.to/1JPQ4Ok

**Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (in Moonstone) — http://amzn.to/22DdZw7

**Rimmel Exaggerate Auto Waterproof Eye Defining Pencil (in Earl Grey) — http://amzn.to/1O0FQwd

**Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick (in Perfect Peony) — http://amzn.to/1IJaOMF

**Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo (Rose scent) — http://amzn.to/1ZFz7iS

**L’Oreal Paris Advance Hairstyle Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray — http://amzn.to/1VvIqQ0

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