Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BluApple Review

I just began juicing as well as just eating more clean, and even though it is hard to get my stomach to adjust I also did not realize how hard it would be to keep all my fruits and vegetables fresh. Now with juicing and eating clean has taken a toll on my wallet. Frequent trips to the grocery store has become extremely expensive. 
With all that being said I reached out to a company to review their product, The BluApple, a product created to prolong the freshness of all your produce. The BluApple is created to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for up to three months. You might be asking yourself how this works right. "Ethylene gas is given off naturally by all living plants, especially by fruits, vegetables and flowers, and acts as a chemical signal to speed up up the ripening process. The release of this gas is thought to be a mechanism by which plants promote uniform ripening or spoiling. At home, however, when you store your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ethylene gas builds up. As a result the ripening process is accelerated too quickly. This is a major reason we all throw out so much spoiled produce!" 
Things to Keep in Mind

♥ Temperature- keep produce cold
♥ Humidity- use vented plastic bags to keep moist, but not wet environment
♥ Ethylene Gas Management- using BluApple

If you love fresh fruit, and vegetables, the you will absolutely love BluApple. Check out their official website HERE.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thrifter Shopper

What to do on a lazy Sunday? I go shopping but I am also aware that I cannot break my wallet. So I headed to my local thrift store to pick a few things and came out with a total of ten pieces, YES TEN! Some might need some altering, but they are all in great conditions and can probably outlast Forever 21's clothing as well as prices.

Here are some tips to have a great thrift store shopping experience...

♥ Be prepared because thrift stores are not a glamorous department stores. They smell like dust and like your grandma's closet. If you're a germaphobe take your hand sanitizer.

♥ Be patient because these stores are HUGE and they sell everything- from old furniture, bags, toys and etc. So take your time, go to the section you want and try to look at each piece individually- you'll find hidden gems!

♥ Dress comfy, I would recommend a dress- that way you can try stuff over and under it. Not many thrift stores have dressing rooms.

♥ Be open-minded try stuff you will not normally wear, even larger sizes. I love the oversize look. Usually, the dresses and skirts are LONG- you can always get them tailored or you can have a DIY moment by altering it yourself.

♥ Triple check the clothing by looking for stains, holes, missing buttons, etc. I mean, I would still buy the clothing item if I love it. A missing button can easily be replaced.

♥ Stay away from personal items can you believe that they sell lingerie and swimsuits!

♥ Go with cash I have been to a few thrift stores that do accept debit cards or credit cards but some thrift stores do not.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sprinkles Ice Cream

I recently posted the exciting news about the new Sprinkles ATM located in Dallas, but now after being the third location with a cupcake ATM we are even more ecstatic to be the third to also have Sprinkles Ice Cream. It's grand opening opened at noon today. 
The long line was well worth waiting for the sweetness of Sprinkles Ice Cream. They have many options of flavored ice cream, as well as different options. You can either get your typical cup with various toppings, from crumbled cupcakes, salted butterscotch sauce or chocolate shells. They also have waffle cones ice cream, but this is not your typical waffle cone. They fresh-bake these bright red velvet waffle cones. The sweetness delight is not over yet though. They also have the option of a cookie ice cream sandwich, of course your choice any cookie flavor of your choice, and the final one has to be a shake or malt option where you can have a cupcake blended into it.
I was happy to see Candace Nelson be at the location to scoop ice cream for all the fans there. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kidd's Kids Concert

Kidd Kraddick (David Peter Cradick) passed away on July, 27, 2013. It was an unexpected passing and many fans were sad to hear the occurrence, but I can only imagine how his family must of felt when they received the news. Kidd always seemed to be in good spirits and in honor of his passing a scheduled tribute in his honor.

We have been so used to listening to Kidd on our morning commute, but even if many did not care for his ranting, you can still help his charity by attending Kidd's Kids concert on August, 15, 2013.

I can honestly say that I was not planning on attending the concert, but one on my co-workers was able to not only just get tickets BUT VIP tickets which is even more tempting. As exhausted as I was that day I decided to attend anyways, and I am glad I did because I had lots of fun! Not only did I have fun but I got to meet two of my favorite ladies. Shannon Owens from Kidd Kraddick in the Morning and also one of my favorite fashion bloggers Courtney Kerr.

The concert was great but every time I looked up to the stage and saw Kidd's photos with the kids I could not stop thinking about the good cause behind it all.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Beauty Tip Tuesday

In beauty we all get excited to try new products and buy the latest makeup, but the truth is that you can save a bunch of money by using these tricks that have been around forever.

What are some of the easiest and most useful beauty tips out there? I compiled a list of ways to dry your nails fast! Because as a girl that loves to paint her nails every other day, it can get frustrating wait that follows a manicure.

♥ Use a couple of drops of this O.P.I Drip Dry Drops, these drops work because they contain solvents that evaporate fast, and as they evaporate they take the liquid from the polish with it.

♥ Another tips is to have a bowl filled with cold water and slowly dipping your hands in the bowl. The cold water will help set your manicure fast.

♥ One that is obvious is to use a fast drying top coat. My favorite is Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat from Sally's.

♥ Using PAM believe it or not helps to dry your nails fast. I am not sure why but it works! That one essential cooking spray we depend on to make sure your omelet doesn't stick to the pan.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Vote For Anthony!

Hello guys,

I wanted to begin by apologizing for not blogging as often as I should. School has been crazy busy lately and believe it or not I have been struggling with Algebra big time. Anyways this post is to ask you all guys to help my son be in the running to win a free pumpkin/fall mini photo shoot! I wish I had more professional photos from him, but I don't. I will very appreciative if you took a second to just click the link and like his photo. Voting ends August 15, 2013! Thanks is advance guys :)

VOTE HERE! >>>>> http://on.fb.me/16CE3J6 (CLOSED)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Flour Power

Did you know that this amazing cupcake machine is only the third installed in the entire U.S., besides of course LA and Chicago? We should feel amazing right? Well, I went to experience my sweet fix, and I have to admit it was an awesome experience. The debit/credit card ONLY pink machine robotically grabs the box for just $4.

So, now when I have a sweet craving I know I can head to SPRINKLES 24/7!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Kat Von D Makeup Review

I went on a bit of a makeup spree just the other day looking for Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo concealer and stopped to try the foundation as well. I have heard many gurus rave about the concealer but while I was there the Sephora consultant had me try the foundation and I could not control myself. 

The first thing I want to say about both the foundation and concealer is that they are full coverage. If you do not like the feel of too much makeup then these products are not for you. The concealer covers imperfections very well and works well for highlighting. 

♥ Feels a bit heavy underneath the eye area 
♥ Does not cover tattoos unless you put many layers making it look a bit unnatural


♥ Blends easily
♥ Long lasting

Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

This foundation claims to be heavy enough to cover tattoos, I expected it to be a thick, somewhat dry consistency. This makeup is definitely for girls that love a full on face of makeup for sure. I have noticed that it brings out your dry patches too if you have any. I love that it does not make me look oily throughout the day but does tend to look a bit cakey once your face oils appear. since I do suffer from oily skin all over.


♥ Cakey
♥ Not an everyday foundation


♥ Long wearing
♥ Matte finish
♥ Large shade range