Four Fabulous Mally Beauty Makeup Products

A review of four great products from Mally BeautyI was so excited to receive and try out this large variety of Mally Beauty products for this review! This line is highly acclaimed by its fans and it’s not hard to see why.

Mally Roncal is the genius behind this cosmetics line. As a celebrity makeup artist, Roncal gained the experience necessary to create perfect products for a flawless look.

I highly suggest investing in these and other Mally Beauty cosmetics; they will change how you view makeup. (If you don’t believe me, look at the reviews of any product and see what seems to be an infinite amount of praise of not only the product, but anything by Mally Beauty!) The products offer long-lasting wear and all the necessary ingredients for cosmetics that work for every lifestyle.

You can find these products and more on MallyBeauty.com as well as from QVC.com.

If you are looking to update your look for fall, these products are great starters for your makeover as well as a great introduction to what this line of cosmetics can provide. Whether you are looking for something glam or something natural, Mall Beauty has got you covered.

Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

The Evercolor Poreless Face Defender from Mally Beauty

Although it’s not a powder, use Face Defender whenever you would use translucent powder to protect your makeup and diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines.

The formula isn’t a powder, but it isn’t a gel either. To use, swirl the buffed-edge Japanese sponge that the product comes with in the unique formula and pat your face. This product glides on smoothly and feels light on your face.

Face Defender will give your face a matte finish and set your look in place. It will reduce shine and last all day, even in warmer climates where makeup can seem like it’s melting off your face. Not only does it trump powder in its use, but it also will not make a mess or spill like other products.

If you aren’t already in love with the product description so far, the clear formula will always match your skin tone. If you are in between shades or if you are darker in the summer months and paler in the winter months, you won’t need to worry about buying multiple powder products to match your skin tone.

Age Rebel Lip Wand TrioAge Rebel Lip Wand Trio from Mally Beauty

These lip colors come in shades of two pretty pinks and a deeper berry shade. The beautiful colors appear and feel natural on lips.

To apply, slide the Age Rebel Lip Wand of choice and feel the smooth soft color on your lips. No need to worry about sharpeners with this product- simply twist the tube to reveal more lipstick.

The Age Rebel Lip Wand formula was created for more than just gorgeous lip color. This products works double time by providing hydration and conditioning for lips. Although not advertised, I’m convinced the lip wands have a subtle vanilla taste. Either way I’m absolutely in love with these lip colors.

Age Rebel Lip Wand Trio and Waterproof Shadow Stick Duos from Mally Beauty

Age Rebel Waterproof Shadow Stick Duo

Age Rebel Shadow Duo from Mally Beauty

If you are looking for flawless vibrant color for your lids look no further than the Mally Age Rebel Shadow Stick Duos. These shadows are designed to not only be beautiful, but also to be easy to use. Simply twist for color and roll the stick across eyelids.

I received sets in Rose Quartz and Chocolate Diamond as well as Royal Amethyst and Antique Gold. The third color combo features a shimmery taupe and green called Smoky Quartz and Emerald. The colors blend easily with other shades in this collection.

I love pairing the sweet pink color of Rose Quartz and the bright metallic of Antique Gold to really make my blue eyes pop. The shadows add a lot of sparkle to eyes to give them some extra WOW factor.

Not only will the Age Rebel shadow sticks make your eyes stand out, but they will treat your skin with anti-aging ingredients to smooth and firm. The waterproof formula lasts all day and feels very light.

Before applying these shadows, use a primer or a shadow base like the one in the following Mally palette to ensure long-lasting wear. Unlike some waterproof and long-lasting make ups I’ve tried, I had no trouble in washing these shadows off with face wash at the end of the day.

Citychick In the Buff Shadow Palette

This palette is perfect for creating subtle and natural looking eye makeup looks. The Citychick in the Buff Shadow Palette offers eleven neutral colors plus a shadow base. The colors range from matte to a bit a shimmer, although nowhere near the amount of glitz in the Age Rebel shadows.

This palette is your one stop shop with browns, taupes, and bronzes that blend with each other to create a classic barely there look. Create looks perfect for the weekend and office with the lighter shades as well as a night out with the darker shades.

The palette is designed in a chic green snakeskin patterned box. Inside the box you’ll find the shadows and base as well as a mirror and a double-ended brush.Citychick In the Buff Shadow Palette from Mally Beauty

 

Ricotta Pasta Toss

Ricotta Pasta Toss RecipeThis dish is my new favorite. It is a very easy and simple dish that goes with most items already in your kitchen. I was lucky enough to have some ricotta leftover after making a vegetable lasagna that I went to find inspiration for a new meal to use it in.

Between what I saw online and what I had in my fridge and cabinets I created my own delicious recipe! It goes great with bread or breadsticks and can work with any variety of pasta and vegetable combinations. This is sure to be a new staple in my diet!

What you’ll need:

– Ricotta

– Pasta (I used shells and mini penne on two different occasions.)

– Butter

– Milk

– Vegetables (I used zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, and red pepper.)

– Lemon Pepper Seasoning

– Olive Oil

– Salt

Ricotta Pasta Toss Recipe

Directions:

Slice vegetables up. After the water for pasta is boiling, fry the vegetables all together in a pan with a little olive oil, lemon pepper seasoning, and salt. Stir occasionally. Cook pasta as directed.

Measure out enough ricotta cheese to cover your pasta and vegetables. Add a bit of butter and milk (If you have it on hand you could use heavy cream or an egg if you don’t mind consuming raw egg.) to your cheese to make it creamy and easy to coat your pasta dish. Add this to the dish before serving and mix well.

Ricotta Pasta Toss Recipe

Enjoy!

 

Mally Beauty Giveaway


Mally beauty's face defenderRecently Mally Beauty relaunched their website and is looking for five lucky readers of our site to receive a special gift! The gift will be Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. This powder is the perfect thing to protect and set your makeup


Mally Roncal, president of Mally Beauty, uses her expertise and knowledge as a celebrity makeup artist to create perfect formulas and products. Videos are available on the site for how-to’s of products, views behind the scenes, and video blogs.


The newly designed website features everything it takes to be a “Mallynista” and follow Mally Beauty from every social network. This is a go-to place for make-up tips and tricks as well as a view into all the cosmetic products Mally Beauty has to offer.

Prize: Five winners will win Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender.

Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States (including Hawaii), age 18 and up or age 13 through 17 with written parental permission.  All state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.

Time Frame: Starting Tuesday, August 21 and running until Saturday, September 8 at 12:01 a.m. EST.

Rules: You MUST follow the rules in entirety to be eligible for a chance to win this contest. Your entry will not be counted if you do not do submit it through the Rafflecopter widget.

1. Leave a comment on this contest page about your favorite product found on the Mally Beauty website. The e-mail you enter as you leave a comment will be the e-mail we contact you at.

2. Confirm your entry through our Rafflecopter widget .

For an extra entry


3. Be a fan of our page for Life Love Beauty on Facebook and “like” us.

4. Confirm your entry through our Rafflecopter widget .

How to Win:
• Visit the Mally Beauty website to discover a cool product and tell us about it on this contest page.
• Be a fan on Facebook for an extra entry.
• Use the Rafflecopter Widget for official entry into the contest.
• No purchase necessary. You have not yet won.
• Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and the will be added to the list of winners posted on LifeLoveBeauty.com following verification.

 

 

Things To Keep You Busy During The Summer

After a few days off from school (whether you teach or attend), days can mass into a blur of nothingness due to lack of routine and daily assignments. Friends and family may be off on their own vacations or adventures. Even working a part time job can leave you with more free time than you can handle. Let the following list of ideas inspire you to make your own summer adventures.

Camping in the MountainsThings To Do With A Car (And A Bit Of Money)

If you have a vehicle or access to public transportation (and aren’t totally broke) the following things can fill up your calendar in no time!

Find an outdoor adventure. Take a car ride to the nearest area that lets you experience the great outdoors. Float a river. Take a hike or nature walk. Go camping. If you aren’t super keen on surviving in the wild on your own, consider staying at a campground that offers activities with guides.

Go to an amusement park, zoo, or museum. Find a friend or family to go to local attractions. Look online or in local newspapers and magazines for discount coupons.

Visit a friend. Take some time off work to visit a friend. Make a day trip if the friend is local or just a few hours away. If you have the time and money, visit a friend who’s moved further away in another state or country.

Go to a concert. Many bands and solo artists take the summer to tour. There should be a plethora of gigs you could attend. Remember to drink lots of water if it’s outside!

 

Things To Do Without A Car

Even if you are unable to drive or access public transportation, there are many things available to keep you busy, especially walking or riding a bike to get there!

Take a walk Whether you live in a place with sidewalks or not, a walk can be a nice way to wind the day down or relax. It’s a simple way to keep active without the need of any special workout equipment or clothes.Colorful Tubes of Paint

Take a walk with a friend. Spend some quality time or make an adventure out of a walk. Even if you don’t have a person to physically walk with, call one up on your cell phone.

Lay out in the sun. Whether you are working on your tan or not, take some time (and some SPF) to soak up the sun and Vitamin D. Enjoy the warm weather before it’s gone!

Crafts. Even if you don’t have a wealth of art supplies, you can find something to craft in some way. Make a collage from magazines or remake an over-sized tee. If you don’t have paint, use sharpies to redecorate planters or plastic bins. (If you are a kid, you might want to ask a parent before you take a marker to anything!)

Reorganize your closet/room/house/apartment. Not all things to keep you busy have to be fun. Although this might not be your top choice. Imagine how easy it will be to find your favorite sweater or pair of boots in the fall! Organize by colors, seasons, or style. If you find items you simply don’t need any more find a shop where you can sell them or donate them to a clothing drive.

Learn a new recipe. The website supercook.com allows you to enter each ingredient that you have available in your kitchen or a combination of items you enjoy cooking with. Unless you have a super stocked kitchen, you may need to occasionally purchase something new. Although you may have tried a recipe before, this is an easy way to find recipes that you are interested in.


Things to Stay Active

An excess of free time leaves you with no excuse for not taking advantage of the the time or the summer weather for getting in shape or shedding a few pounds!

Boy with Swim GogglesTake a swim. If you have a swimming pool, this one’s a no brainer, but if you don’t this might be more difficult to figure out how. Find a public pool to use or make your own. Even a kiddie pool is nice to sit in for a cool down. If you have your own pool, find new ways to make it fun. Reinvent your favorite game on the ground by playing it in the pool. In the past, I’ve played volleyball, baseball, and rugby. Even if there’s just two of you, there’s a way you can get around it. My younger brother and I used ‘ghost players’ on the bases so we could bat and run each inning.

Train for the Olympics. So I might just be caught up in all the excitement of the games, but I think that this is a great way to inspire anyone to get in better shape and have a regular workout routine. I’m definitely jealous of all the fit Olympians. If they can take hours of their days and years of their lives to train for their event, I can at the very least take some time out of my week for an intensive workout.

Run outside. Beat the heat and wake up early to get a run in before the sun is at its hottest. Enjoy the scenery around you. Use ends of blocks or other landmarks as markers to sprint towards. Other runners can also serve as a boost for you to keep running past instead of taking your walking break when you really want it.

Organize pickup games. If you have a great yard or live close enough to a school or park that’ll let you play, invite a few friends or past teammates for a pickup game of your choice. With any luck, by the end of the summer you’ll have enough players for a proper game of the sport of your choice!

 

Things To Do When Away from Home

Although you may be adding an amazing experience to your resume, it’s difficult to make friends in a new place and for just a few months. It’s difficult to keep in touch with friends when you are in different places and cannot hang out in the flesh.

Organize an unofficial book club. There are always some summer reading hits. Pick an individual book or a series to read at the same time as a friend. Either videochat to discuss your thoughts or send e-mails back and forth for each chapter.

Send postcards. Try to find hilarious postcards in your city, town, or the surrounding areas. Take time to find (or make up) a funny story to send to your friends and family.

Call or video chat home. Your family and friends would love to hear from you and see your smiling face! Reconnect with them and describe the place where you are staying if they are unfamiliar with the area.

Discover a new TV series. You might find yourself with a lot of free time in which tv watching can certainly kill. Find a tv show to catch up on or discover a new one. Borrow, buy, or rent a DVD set of a series you find interesting. Even better get one that a friend has always been raving about so you finally get the reason why.

 

Murad Skincare Giveaway

Suncreen by MuradSummer is notorious for giving nasty sunburns. Often we get sunburn when we least suspect it due to overcast weather or being out in the sun longer than expected. Sunscreen is of the utmost importance in protecting our skin.

Sunscreens protect our skin from more than just sun burn. They can also fight wrinkles and other signs of aging. Murad skincare is dedicated to discovering skin transforming technology. Two winners will receive a set of their amazing products.

Murad skincare offers its line of sunscreens featuring Murasol Antioxidant Defense. Murasol Antioxidant Defense is geared to protect skin from UV broad spectrum rays in addition to free radicals. It enhances the ability of sunscreens to provide an extra layer of protection through antioxidants. These products provide skin protection while supporting the skin’s natural defense system.

Click the following link to enter the giveaway.Murad Suncreen

Prize: Two winners will win a set of Murad products. This set includes Murad’s two new sunscreens, Oil-free Murasol and Waterproof Suncreen as well as the Pomphenol Sunguard supplement!

Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States (including Hawaii) and Canada, age 18 and up or age 13 through 17 with written parental permission. One entry per person. All state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.

Time Frame: Starting Saturday, August 4 and running until Saturday, August 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Rules: You MUST follow the rules in entirety to be eligible for a chance to win this contest.

1. “Like” our page for Life Love Beauty on Facebook. If you are already a fan, skip this step. The winning entry must be verified as a Facebook fan before the prize is shipped.

Pomphenol Sunguard supplement2. Leave a comment on this contest page about your favorite way to spend time in the sun.

How to Win:

• Like us on Facebook and add a comment to the wall about any article you’ve read on our site or your favorite way to spend time in the sun.

• No purchase necessary. You have not yet won.

• Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and the will be added to the list of winners posted on LifeLoveBeauty.com following verification.

 

2012 London Olympics Nail Ideas

Olympic nail artGet into the Olympic Spirit by donning your nails with themed nail art! The Olympics are full of colors, symbols, words, and flags that can be used for inspiration.

If you are painting your own nails, make sure you are able to do a decent job using either hand. If you are not ambidextrous (at least when it comes to painting nails), consider only doing a statement nail on each hand by having art on your ring finger.

Olympic Nail Art

Word Play: You could do the classic ‘London 2012’ to decorate your nails or sport something more team specific. Use the Olympic code of the country or countries you are rooting for (Ex. USA, GRB, CHN). Write any phrases your favorite Olympian uses for example Ryan Lochte’s ‘Jeah!’ If letters are difficult, try to limit what and how much you write. Stretch the phrase or number across your nails so you have enough space.

Patriotic Patterns: There are so many counties involved in the Olympics that you could have your pick for each finger and toe and still have leftovers! Mimic patterns or colors of your favorite uniforms or pick a country’s flag. Pick your top one, two, ten, twenty, what have you and decorate one or all of your nails with pride!

American Flag How To

Depending on what colors you have available, start with either a red or white base. Use a nail art pen, a fine polish brush, or toothpick to stripe your nail. Paint a ‘corner’ blue. Use a toothpick to dot the blue. If you have the confidence, try painting tiny stars.

Olympic Nail Art

The Rings: Accent one nail with all the rings or make a pattern out of them. One pattern idea is to paint overlapping semi-circles at the top of your nails leaving the rest of your nail blank.

Rings How To

Olympic nail art

Unless you have a fine tipped brush or pen, toothpicks can help you create the five circles. If you want the logo exact, leave spaces in the circles for the rings to loop.

Olympic Nail Art

 

If your polish is bold, for instance the black ring may not show other colors painted over it. Don’t get lost in the details though, I doubt many people will get close enough to your nails or be rude enough to comment on the inexactitude of the Olympic rings.

 

The Torch: The torch may be the easiest theme to paint. The shape is a simple elongated triangle and the flame can be any shape or style you want.

The Medals: Paint some medals on one or more fingers by creating a circle and painting a royal purple ribbon.

London Specifics: If you’d like to sport some London inspired nails, there are many options for your nails. Of course you can paint the flag and write whatever you’d like, but there are also more complicated ideas. If you want to take a challenge, try your hand at replicating the London Olympic Logo or some London Landmarks like Big Ben.

London Logo How To

I outlined the logo in black and filled in in with red polish. Make sure you plan the nail before you start so you have enough room to complete the logo. (I nearly ran out of room and the middle of the logo suffered a bit from that.)

Keep it Simple: Paint each nail a solid color, either to represent each of rings or the country you’d like to win. Another spin on this is to play with metallics with silver, gold, and bronze to represent the medals.

Olympic Nail Art

Don’t forget to use a top coat on all your nails to protect your art and to have long lasting wear!

 

Fabulous Products from Sue Devitt

Sue Devitt offers many fabulous products in her makeup and skincare lines. Her high performance and technologically advanced products feature anti-aging ingredients, minerals, vitamins, pro-vitamins and nutrients. These products have seen the fashion runway and are worn by the stars, but they are perfect and ready to be used in your own day-to-day makeup routine. I had the pleasure of receiving the following items for the purpose of this review.

Luxury Lash Mascara spoils your eyelashes with Sue Devitts’s signature Microquatic (TM) complex. This formula pampers your lashes with intense hydration. Sit back as your mascara takes the lead with vitamins, Orchid Extract, and beeswax, providing your eyelashes with ultimate moisture for flexible and strong lashes. Advanced Microsphere technology ensures that every lash is coated with this mascara formula made of hydrolyzed keratin protein, film formers and clay derivatives designed for long, full, shiny, luxurious lashes.

Get intense color with ultra-rich pigments to make your eyes pop with every use. I received this product in the shade of Black Chocolate which worked perfectly with my blue eyes.

Splurge yourself with color and comfort with Color Luxury Lipstick. Let this product cover your lips in a sweet shade of pink or red as it treats your lips to a wealth of benefits. This stick will protect and refresh your lips with Sepilift Complex, an anti-aging and firming ingredient. Your color will stay bold while Orchid Extract and Vitamins A and E offer emollience and antioxidants to protect from free radicals.

Microquatic Bioluminescence Illuminating Concealer is a terrific product to hide blemishes and imperfections on the face. Target dark circles and wrinkles with the light-reflecting properties of photo-luminescent microspheres. Like the previous products, this product also features the benefits of Orchid Extract and Vitamin E in addition to Lipobelle Soyaglycone and Imperata Cylindrica.

Lipobelle Soyaglycone is a soy active that helps to increase collagen production and prevent skin degradation, perfect for the area around eyes. Imperata Cylindrica is a botanical unique to Australia that is key to the hydrating benefits of this concealer. On top of all the other skin benefits, this products also provides skin with SPF 20 to protect the face from a small dose of sun.

To find more great products from the makeup and skincare lines of Sue Devitt visit the website. Products are available for sale in a variety of stores as well as online.

 

Muffinmeal: Innovative Meals and Desserts

What will you create with your set?As a product that is certainly the next big thing, Muffinmeal is going to wow you. As the next big Zing 2011 winner in the home category, Muffinmeal is recognized as a revolutionary bakeware accessory that will change how you bake from now on. This product creates endless opportunities for you to be innovative with your cooking and baking.

Muffinmeal allows you to bake cup-like holes into your muffins or cupcakes. This gives you the chance to fill your baked good with any filling you find desirable. Other products may scoop out bits of your dough, creating crumbs and a lot of food scraps. Only Muffinmeal creates a mess-free hole without wasting any mix.

Muffinmeal is a wonderful idea for any meal or dessert! Fill muffins or biscuits with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Try cornbread with chili for lunch or dinner. For dessert, make cupcakes and add fruit or ice cream. To get a look at some tasty recipes head to the website www.cupcaqe.com. While you’re there check out the videos about the product and find out how to order yourself your own set.The basic Muffinmeal set

Design your treat with easy to follow directions with the Muffinmeal. This product works with any size or brand of cupcake pan and are adjustable to a variety of heights. Muffinmeal locks into place, so there is no need to worry about any sliding issues during baking or any differences between individual cupcakes in your batch. The product is FDA approved and can be placed in the dishwasher.

For the best and most delicious results, get acquainted with the cup and base before using Muffinmeal. This will help you to flawlessly disassemble the piece in order to keep your cupcake or muffin from crumbling. Wait for your baked food to cool before gently removing the Muffinmeal pieces.

I received a set of six cups for the purpose of this review. I was really excited to get a product to kick things up a notch in my kitchen. I always end up in a rut creating the same dinners and desserts and seek out something new by eating out. Meals with this product is no more expensive than cooking in my own home. This product is a simple way to switch things up and make not only eating more exciting, but also the process that gets it to the table!

 

John Frieda Products for Flawless Hair

John Frieda Definition & Curl, Tight Curls Curling IronThe John Frieda Tight Curls curling iron (model JFC8) is ideal for any curl lover. I received this product to review and I absolutely love it! This hair styling tool creates soft, beautiful, frizzless curls. The titanium ceramic-coated one-inch barrel has a cool tip to prevent any accidental burning of the ears. This feature has saved me many times trying to created a coif way before my brain has woken up in the morning!

When creating your perfect look, the professional swivel line cord prevents tangling the cord around your body or twisting your hand in impossible ways to get the iron out of your face or in just the right position. The product can rest safely on the counter and won’t roll around or burn the countertop. Although you should never leave a heat tool on and unattended, this John Frieda curling iron will automatically shut off after 60 minutes of being on.

This iron only takes 30 seconds to heat up. The digital temperature display shows which of the eleven high heat levels the iron is set at. The iron can reach temperatures as high as 400° Fahrenheit or 205° Celsius. Although you should always take care when heating your hair, this curling iron will protect your hair from heat with advanced ionic technology that will condition hair and reduce frizz.

Curls produced by the John Frieda Definition & Curl, Tight Curls Curling Iron

The best part about the eleven heat levels is that you can find the perfect fit for your hair type and adjust the level to whatever temperature you need for your ideal wave or curl. For delicate, thin, or easy to curl hair use a low setting like 220°F which the iron starts off at. Average to thick or treated hair should be curled at a medium setting around 310°F. Women with thick or wavy hair should use a medium to high setting like 330°F. For hard to curl hair, use the highest setting between 365°F and 400°F.

The second product I received was John Frieda’s Sleek Finish brush. This product offers you a chance at shiny, smooth, frizz-free hair. It uses deep-shine silicone strips to provide your hair with its best chance at the best hair day yet! The silicone strips are guaranteed to last for the life of the brush.

This hair tool also can transform your hair with Tourmaline (100% crushed gemstones) which releases natural ions to create shine and reduce frizz. This brush is ideal to use while blow drying with vents that allow airflow to reach hair quickly. Even with knotted hair after a sleepless night of tossing and turning in bed, the brush carefully detangles hair without pain.

 

Stonefire Authentic Tandoori Naan

Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads exclusively offer the only commercially available naan cooked in a Tandoor oven, an ancient method of cooking in high temperatures. Naan is a traditional teardrop shaped flatbread originally from Persia, but now popular in many places across the globe. Although this food is an often accompaniment to Indian cuisine, you don’t need to be eating this type of cooking in order to enjoy this product.

As a family owned bakery for more than 40 years, Stonefire Flatbreads focus on perfecting authentic and traditional recipes for its products. Stonefire Authentic Naan is made with all-natural ingredients, is hand stretched, and comes in three delicious flavors-Original, Garlic, and Whole Grain. Because there are no preservatives in Stonefire flatbread products, they should be used within 6 days or stored in the freezer.

I’ve received all three types of Stonefire Authentic Tandoori Naan to try out and all have my tastebuds’ approval! These flatbreads are perfect for creating a variety of meals, snacks, or sides from wraps, pizzas, and paninis to slicing it up and dipping it in hummus or guacamole.  Use two warmed naan to replace your basic slice of bread to create a Naanwich (TM). It’s also great just by itself to accompany any meal. As a huge bread fan I was happy just to snack on a warm soft piece out of the oven.

Stonefire Naan is quick and easy to prepare. Simple sprinkle on some water and heat in your oven or on your stovetop. I’ve used the convection oven setting on my microwave, which works perfectly as well. (The typical microwave setting is not recommended for heating of this product.)

Visit their website as well as on Facebook for more tasty recipe ideas, many of which were created and featured on the reality tv show, Hell’s Kitchen. Play the game at home and use your own imagination to create new recipes new meal or snack to your usual at home menu. If you’re not feeling adventurous with your diet, try melting cheese on the naan for a twist on the classic grilled cheese.

 

Cellure Stem Cell Skin Care

cellure2The Cellure skin care line offers six fabulous products to make signs of aging obsolete. This line has a not-so-secret-ingredient that allows the fountain of youth to be more than just a thing of legend. This special part of the formula is the use of stem cells to create an innovative way to combat aging.

Stem cells have the ability to become any type of cell in the body and can replace dead or lost cells. Stem cells may appear to be a controversial item to include in a skin care line, but rest assured that the cells used in Cellure are cruelty-free. Adult human stem cells are cultivated from adipose tissue and created into a unique pure protein complex. Cellure exclusively offers the highest concentration of stem cell derived proteins in any product line.

Cellure Stem Cell Skin Care supplies your skin with all it needs to regain its beauty. Wrinkles and imperfections can work their way to revert back to smooth, damage-free skin. The product line provides a variety of approaches to boost youth back into your skin and reverse any damage. Before long, your skin will begin to feel and appear clear, firm, and beautiful.

Cellure is a five-step day and night system claiming to improve your skin immediately as well as with prolonged use of the line. I received a sample of all the products involved in this line for the purpose of this review. The first four steps are used in both systems and are designed to restart, recode, regenerate, and rework your skin. The fifth step differs to rebuild in the morning and recover in the evening.

Restart with a skin cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and any impurities and leave your skin feeling fresh and renewed. Recode with a toner designed to hydrate skin and refine pores. Regenerate with a serum booster with antioxidants and stem cell extracts. Rework your skin with a treatment to tighten the area around your eyes and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, this will work great even under foundation or concealer.

Rebuild during the day with a cream designed with SPF 15 to fight against future sun damage that also works as a makeup primer that won’t leave a greasy residue. This cream also has a dose of stem cells to further benefit your skin. Recover at night with a cream to soothe and firm your skin using antioxidants and stem cells.

For quality skin care, use this line in its specific order to prepare your skin for each of the following products. To order or for more information about the science behind the line visit their website.

 

 

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Feeling in the mood for love? Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your romantic side to your loved one or a new beau. Play your cards right and you might even get a second date out of it!

The holiday isn’t all about cards, chocolate and roses though. Restaurants can be a nice change from a norm, but why not head back to your place rather than the bars for some themed cocktails. Play bartender for the night and impress your date with your skills. These aptly named cocktails will put you and your special someone in the holiday spirits.

Names for Valentine’s cocktails may sound girly and too cutesy for your guy. Rather than emasculate your dude, play around with the drink names.  If your guy wants a “manly drink,” simply give it a name to suit his ego rather than a lovey-dovey one, which many of these have. Some suggestions are Love Potion or The Casanova. Just make sure he doesn’t go ordering drinks by these names next time you’re out at the bar, or things might get confusing!

Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka

What better what to celebrate Valentine’s Day then to offer your loved ones a bottle of chocolate rather than a box! I received a bottle of Godiva® Chocolate Infused Vodka to try out chocolatey cocktail recipes. This product is a perfect solution for combining two guilty pleasures of mixed drinks and chocolate!

Use the Godiva spirit in cocktails or serve on the rocks. Godiva offers a variety of chocolate liqueurs and vodkas. You can find more drink recipes as well as other spirits at drinkgodiva.com and Godiva Spirits on Facebook.

If you aren’t a bah-humbug about the holiday and don’t have a special someone to share the night with, chose one of the following drinks to cozy up on the couch with a romance novel or your favorite Rom-Com!

Lover’s Lane

Created by Lynn House, Mixologist, Chicago, IL

Ingredients

2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka

1/4 ounce orange liqueur

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Raspberries for garnish

Preparation

Combine Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka, orange liqueur and fresh lime juice into a martini glass and stir. Garnish with raspberries.

The Lovebirds

Created by Jonathan Pogash, Cocktail Guru

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Vodka

1/2 ounce orange-flavored liqueur

Champagne or sparkling wine for top

3/4 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice

Handful of mint leaves

Lemon peel for garnish

Orange peel for garnish

Preparation

Combine Godiva Chocolate Vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, freshly squeezed orange juice, and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with orange and lemon peel wrapped around each other.

Baileys Irish Cream

Mixing with Baileys might not be everyone’s “thing,”  but if the drinker is a fan of sweet, creamy drinks, these are sure to please. Think of these recipes as indulgent alcoholic milkshakes. Since you are using ice cream in your drink, leave the ice cream out a bit to soften to allow for easier and smoother mixing.

I received Baileys Irish Cream for the purpose of this article. You can substitute regular Baileys in the recipes, rather than the flavored versions. If you only have Baileys Irish Cream, you can add a caramel ice cream topping to the drink for “the hint of caramel”. This will, however, add to the thickness of the drink. Since the drink tends to be thick, consider adding a straw to the mix.

The Baileys cocktails recipes are strong, so don’t expect to kick back a number of drinks. Simply pour yourself a cocktail as well as one for your date and enjoy the company of your significant other. Perhaps light a fire or some candles to set a romantic mood.

Chocolate Caramel Classic

Ingredients

2 ounces Baileys with a hint of Caramel

2 ounces Vanilla Ice Cream

1 ounce Chocolate Syrup

Whipped Cream

Chocolate Shavings

Preparation

Blend Baileys with a hint of Caramel, vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled in a martini glass garnished with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake in Mint Condition

Ingredients

2 ounces Baileys with a hint of Mint Chocolate

1/2 ounce Smirnoff Black Cherry Flavored Vodka

2 teaspoons Cheesecake Pudding Mix

1 Black Cherry

Whipped Cream

Dark Chocolate Shavings

Mint Sprig

Preparation

Shake together Baileys with a hint of Mint Chocolate, vodka and pudding mix in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with black cherry, whipped cream, dark chocolate shavings and mint sprig.

The POM Pink Angel

Ingredients

1 oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

1 1/2 oz. kurant vodka

1 oz. triple sec liqueur

1/4 oz. fresh lime juice (or squeeze 2 lime wedges into the shaker and drop them in)

Orange peel for garnish

NUVO Kiss

Ingredients

4 oz NUVO Sparkling Liqueur

1 1/2 oz Frangelico

*Serve in a Champagne flute

Midnight Pink

Ingredients

4 oz NUVO Sparkling Liqueur

1 1/2 oz Kahlua

*Serve in a Highball glass

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