Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Beauty Faves

I received a giftcard to Ulta for my birthday.  I purchased the following:

The Cargo Eye Lighter in Gold (it also comes in white but they were out)

This product works well for giving you a more awake look.  It has two sides and you use one to highlight the inner corners of your eyes to make them pop and the other for the outer corners or your lower lash line.  It also works GREAT for highlighting your eyebrows.  Kinda pricey ($20) but one I have wanted to try for quite a while and is indeed a new favorite.  

 The other item I purchased is the Benefit Realness of Concealness Kit.  In this kit you get Lemon-aid - a color correcting eyelid primer, Boi-ing - under eye concealer, Ooh la Lift - used to brighten under eye, Lip Plump - to prime, smooth, and plump lips, and High Beam - used as a highlighter for your face.  I have not used all the items that came with the kit yet but have used the Lemon-aid and the Boi-ing which I love.  Will be trying the others out as soon as I figure out how to use them.

I am currently in need of a good foundation.  I have the MOST difficult time finding a color to match me or I do not like the way the foundation feels on my face.  Any suggestions would be lovely!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Well it has been way to long since I logged in. I hope to pick back up on my blogging this year. Have high hopes for 2013!! My New Years resolution is to make my body more flexible. To be in my early 30's, I am feeling old. Definitely want to make better food choices as well along with lose weight. Have started using my juicer again and love it.

Made this recipe today in the crockpot and I have to say it was super easy and delicious. Served with roasted broccoli.

Recipe from Add a Pinch -

This Balsamic Roast Beef Recipe is simple and delicious. You’ll definitely want left overs of this roast beef recipe for all those scrumptious leftover meals!
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Serves: 6-8
1 3-4 pound boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
1 cup beef broth
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Place roast beef into the insert of your slow cooker. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef and set the timer for your slow cooker. (4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low)
Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about ¼ – ½ cup of gravy over roast beef.
Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.

If you prefer a more pronounced flavor, once the roast beef has been removed, use a fat separator on the gravy and then pour the gravy into a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the gravy has reduced by half.

Happy New Year everyone!