Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Best Soft Pretzel Ever!

Last night, I was pretty bored and decided to make some soft pretzels.  I had all the ingredients on hand and it took about 2 hours from start to finish.  It was my first time making soft pretzels and they came out great.  The New Yorker in me had to eat it with mustard, yum!  Check out the results and…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Birthday Fun!

Got to have a birthday (cup)cake! Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so we went to a Japanese restaurant called Kanki to celebrate.  It was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Check out the pics. Calamari Appetizer The food was cooked in front of us.  Our chef was a comedian. The food was delicious. 

Beauty, Skin Care

My Skincare Routine

Morning:Cleanse: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser Moisturize: Clean & Clear Dual Action MoisturizerProtect: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock (spf 70)Eye Cream: L’Oreal Revitalift Complete Eye Night:Eye Makeup Remover: L’Oreal Refreshing Eye Makeup Remover, Oil Free Cleanse: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser  Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 Moisturize: Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer Ocassionally: Exfoliate: St. Ives Apricot…

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Healthy Hair Care, Protective Styling

Protective Styling: Why I do it.

Protective Styling prevents breakage and improves your hair’s retention rate.  Some times you’ll feel like your hair isn’t growing or it’s taking forever!  But the reality is our hair is always growing; it’s the breakage and split ends that are getting the best of us.  Protective Styling is essentially hiding your hair (more specifically ends) from the elements, i.e. dry…

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Nail This: Matte Nail Polish

For the Memorial Day weekend, I decided to do something different with my nails.  I went for a Matte polish.  No base coat or top coat, just two coats of China Glaze’s Rose Among Thorns (Neon).  Enjoy! No Flash With Flash

Healthy Hair Care, My Relaxed Hair, Stretching Relaxers

Making it through a long stretch.

13 weeks post relaxer Relaxer is Ready and Waiting Stretching your relaxer touchups is not for the faint of heart.  It will try your patience but it is worth the reward –> Thicker, Stronger, Longer, Healthier hair. What do you mean “stretching your relaxer touchups?” Rather than getting your touchups every 6/7 weeks, extend the time in between touchups to…

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Beauty, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Product Review: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Glycerin, Lac- Tobacillus/Curcurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Ferment Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Fragrance. The Claim: “Exfoliating pumpkin enzyme easily and gently dissolve away dead surface cells (dry, flaky skin) and impurities revealing newer, more radiant skin. Age-fighting anti-oxidant and vitamin A protect and nourish skin. Leaves skin…

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Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Basics: Makeup Starter Kit.

Whether you wear makeup everyday, on special occasions or just to work, these items are the foundation for every girl’s makeup kit (no pun intended): Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer. Finding the right foundation for your skin type is essential.  Using the wrong shade, undertone, or formula will leave you with a disastrous face, regardless of how well the rest of…

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