I love reading the endless amounts of cool information on the internet and I am fascinated by what people are reading. Below are some links I have stumbled upon this week. Please pass on interesting articles you are reading...
Ten Delicious Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken: I stumbled on this when looking through my Pinterest boards for some inspiration for dinner one day. There are some refreshing and relish dinner options provided.
Seventeen Ways to Pimp Your Pumpkin Without Carving It: Having two boys that are ages ten and eleven, I can't wait to try some of these fun techniques. Not having to carve a pumpkin will also cut down on a lot of mess for me also!
Which Wine Pairs With Your Halloween Candy: Halloween is on Friday and I fully plan to have a glass or two of wine to celebrate - while raiding my boys' candy bags.
How to Detox Every Day: I try to do all things in moderation. I know myself well enough to realize that a long term detox isn't my thing, but I love these little tricks to help me keep my body as healthy as possible.
10 Snacks That Make You Beautiful: I am a snacker, so any ideas on snacks that are actually good for me is an article I will always want to read.
25 Definitive Style Rules Every Woman Should Follow: While I love a good trend, the classics are always a good reminder. This article outlines some classic trends that can always be incorporated into your daily wardrobe.
You're Not the Only One: 8 Memoirs To Get Your Through Hard Times: Life isn't easy all the time or even some of the time. I love reading memoirs from people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles - anything to keep this life in perspective...
Enter the NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream...I was walking around Ulta and found these little gems on an end cap. There weren't testers so I grabbed three to see how I liked them, knowing that with Ulta's return policy I could return any that I absolutely hated. There are six nude shades total, but I only got three. The colors I got were Disrobed, Fairest and Peaches. See below for swatches:
Sooo, how did these work? I really, really like them and would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a good, matte, nude lip. The pros are the shades are stellar - I think they are comparable to department store colors. The packaging is good and they rotate up so you don't have to worry about sharpening these with a pencil sharpener. The price also can't be beat (I paid $5.99 each at Ulta) especially when there is a BOGO deal. When wearing these I would definitely recommend wearing a lip balm as a base to make sure that the formula doesn't feather. My favorites lip balms to use are the Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm, the Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lip Lift and Carmex. All do a great job, although I am partial to Carmex which I have been using since I was a kid.
Give these lip pencils a try and let me know what you think. Do you have any other good, matte shades you would recommend?
In an effort to try and shed several pounds I decided to try this smoothie I saw featured on YouTube and wow - it is really, really good. The original recipe was featured on Miss Glamorazzi's channel where cookbook author and blogger Claire Thomas shared several recipes that were quick and healthy. You can see the video featured here that also has other delicious recipes. In the meantime, here is the recipe for the Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie that is amazing! Enjoy!