Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My newest obsession

Prior to July 2014, I had NEVER tried Shea Moisture Body products. I am familiar with the awesome hair products and had fell in love most recently with the Noni & Monoi line.  However, while at the New Orleans Natural Hair Expo, I stopped at the Shea Moisture pop up shop.  While there, the superfruit line was launched and there was special promotional pricing on the items in the store. I believe it was 3/$25. I picked  3 items including the Superfruit masque and the body wash. (review of the masque later) I received the body lotion in a swag bag at the Brunch the following day. 





Well, ever since I have been home I have been in heaven in the shower.  First, let me share with you the background. The new Superfruit line is available exclusively in Ulta and SheaMoisture.com for approximately $10 each
The main ingredients are :
  • Superfruit Complex - A blend of Red Raspberry, Goji, Acai and Guava Extracts. Highly effective in promoting smooth, youthful skin. 
  • Mango Butter - A rich emollient that intensely moisturizes and rejuvenates for soft, supple skin. 
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract - Helps nourish, contour and smooth dimpled, uneven skin
                                                            (Info courtesy Shea Moisture)

                                


My impressions:
1. The product is insanely moisturizing.  I run everyday and the salt from the sweat leave me dry and itchy. After showering with the body wash and using the lotion my skin is uber hydrated.
2. The smell is FANTASTIC.  I LOVE the smell. I feel like I smell intoxicating and sexy.  I love to use this at night before bedtime and laying up under my husband. He always notices and mentions how good it smells. 
3. The price is not bad. Ulta is one of the stores that uses coupons and always has promotions so I know I won't go broke if I continue to purchase this line. In addition, there are other Shea Moisture Body lines available at Walgreens and CVS which I frequent alot in my couponing endeavors, so I plan to stock up.

In closing, I think that you won't go wrong trying this line. This is the only one I have tried and I was beating myself up for not trying any of the other ones sooner.  My final thought is that you should #getyousome. 




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Blogalicious 2014


I am so excited to announce:







Are you?

This will be my first time in attendance and I so super happy that the conference is here in my home town of San Antonio this year.  I am so excited to learn all that I can. I hope to see meet some wonderful influential bloggers there. Can't wait!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Shepherd's Pie… It's what's for dinner!!

This evening (7/29) I made shepherd's pie using the Velveeta kit.  (I know I should not be eating processed foods so don't come for me)



                   



I have been cray busy lately and I needed to cook something because we have been eating out a lot lately and it is starting to take a toll on me.

Here are my impressions:

  • The potatoes were creamy (I didn't have milk, so I used the half and half that I had in my fridge)
  • I didn't like the dehydrated veggies.
  • The Velveeta cheese was hard to spread over the meat mixture, so I had to add shredded cheese to the areas where the cheese spread didn't make it.


All in all it tasted good. I used group turkey instead of ground beef.  Next time I will just make shepherd's pie the regular way I've made it before, using real cheese, and frozen veggies instead of dehydrated ones in a box.  I am sure it will be even more tasty and healthy.  My household drinks 1% milk which would definitely have less calories than half and half.


I'm Steaming, Are You?


I started my steaming journey around Thanksgiving 2012 when I purchased my Huetiful steamer on a Black Friday sale.  I wanted to share with you some of the benefits of steaming.  
(You see that large steamer in the pic below? I will be switching to one of those really soon).

Steaming is a part of my routine and my girls routine and it will remain so.  If you steam, I hope you love it just as much as me and if you haven't steamed, give it a try.  You will DEFINITELY notice a difference. 


6 Benefits Of Steaming Your Hair