Beauty

Farmacy.

I must have been hiding under a rock lately because it seems I am one of the few people that have not come across Farmacy at Sephora. Did you know about this brand or were you in hiding with me?

honey drop

The packaging is beautiful and well done but very deceiving as the line looks very similar to Burt’s Bees at first glance. In anticipation of winter,  I decided to pick up one of their best sellers and put it to the test – Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echniacea GreenEnvy Honey. The formula promises to be a long lasting, lightweight moisturizer that combines Enchinacea Continue reading “Farmacy.”

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Soup Season. Creamy Tuscan Tortellini version.

If you are ever looking for me on a Sunday afternoon in the fall and winter – you don’t have to search very far. A typical Sunday in our house means my boyfriend is curled up on the couch with Pug watching football and I am dancing around the kitchen trying out a new recipe.

For the colder months, it shouldn’t come as a shock that I gravitate towards making some sort of stew, soup or chili – something hardy but healthy and flavor packed at the same time. I usually make a big batch and store it in the fridge so we can grab a bowl and go during the week without having to think on those nights where we just want to loaf around and relax. If it were up to my boyfriend, I would have a beef stew in the crock-pot each week. Don’t get me wrong, I do make a pretty mean beef stew but I prefer to switch it up sometimes. (I will share that recipe with you soon)

I can’t promise to have a new post every week but I am going to try for the fall and winter to add a post each Monday with what I made the Sunday before. Let me know in the comment section if you like this idea and also if you have any suggestions or recipes I should try.

I am a sucker for Italian cooking – give me that rustic Tuscan flavor any day of the week and I will forever be happy. Last winter, we had gone out to a new Italian restaurant in our old neck of the woods and I had one of the best soups I had ever had! I look for something similar now on every menu but I haven’t been able to find anything like it. So- naturally, I made my own version.

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It took awhile to get the portions and ingredients right but now I am completely obsessed. Continue reading “Soup Season. Creamy Tuscan Tortellini version.”

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Blaq Beauty.

Yes, I am a little late to the Blaq party – please forgive me! I have been working up the courage to actually try these little babies out since I can be a total baby when it comes to peel off masks and that pain that can come with peeling them off.

Blaq is an Australian skincare line that is built around one core ingredient – activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has hit the ground running and become quite the trend in the beauty community the last couple of years promising to solve skin problems for all skin types. AKA – quick fix for those late wine filled nights and early mornings!

blaq products

I was originally going online with the intent to purchase just the Blaq mask but I am a sucker and when I realized if you purchase 2 items, shipping is free of charge – well that changed the game for me. Continue reading “Blaq Beauty.”