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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DIY refurbished desk. Quick and easy way to paint it

DIY painted desk. My original desk is from Walmart. Just search black desk. But anyways the black looked good with my room when I got it but recently I switched bedrooms at my house and took the opportunity to re decorate. So the black no longer went with my room and I decided to do all white furniture. But I just did not have the time to sand this baby down so I went and looked at spray paint. I found a brand that worked well on finished woods that required little to no sanding. So I gave it a shot. 

What you'll need:  
One can of primer
One- two cans of white spray paint
One can of a clear coat

(The picture above is the primer and paint I used. The brand is Rust-oleum. The clear coat was in the same line I just don't have a photo.)

Tips: make sure you are doing it in a well ventilated area and do not do it in an area that it hot. The paint will separate and not stick.
Spray in even, short and straight lines so that the finished looked is nicer looking. 

Before Desk: 


Coat one of primer:


Coat one of white spray paint:


Coat two of white spray paint:



Then I touched up some areas and spray a clear coat:

Finished product! It turned out really well and I love it!:









Sunday, July 21, 2013

Coastal Scents Metal Mania Eye Shadow Palette

This palette is the most versatile palette I have come across yet. I love it so much and I just had to share it with you!

Facts!:
It is only $12.99! That is so cheap and think about it, most little quads you get from the drug store are around 5-8 dollars with brings me to my next point.

There are 88 colors in here. That is so many for such an inexpensive product.

The color range is amazing. It has your light colors that can be use for highlighters to crazy pinks and greens and blues to more smokey colors like purple and deeper colors to dark grays, browns and blacks. 

This is not a matte eye shadow palette. There is shimmer so this definitely brightens up your eyes. But because of that there is some fall out. 

If you want to order this palette just go to the link below and I promise it won't disappoint! 

www.coastalscents.com

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coconut and Banana Smoothie


What you'll need:
2 Bananas
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Cup Ice
1 tbsp Cinnamon

Directions: 
Blend all the ingredients together and make sure it is nice and creamy. Super easy and low in calories. Top it off with a little extra cinnamon for looks!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Easy and Healthy Pasta Recipe


What you'll need: 
1 cup whole grain pasta
1 tsp minced garlic
6 Roma tomatoes sliced in halves
2 tbsp chopped yellow onion
1 tbsp green onion
1 tbsp cottage cheese
Olive oil 

Directions: 
Boil the pasta till it is almost cooked but not all the way
Then sautée the vegatables in a pan that is covered in a layer of olive oil. 
Put in the yellow onion, tomatoes and garlic. 
Cool thm until they start to caramelize then add the pasta to finish cooking together
Once almost finished add the cottage cheese and melt it
Then plate your pasta and add the green onion for looks and a little extra taste 

Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Ice cream



What you'll need:
2 Bananas
1 Tbsp peanut butter. 

What to do:
Slice up banana in to little pieces and then place them in the freezer for about 2 hours 
Then put bananas into a blender and blend until creamy, this may take a while to get a creamy, ice cream like texture
Then put in the peanut and blend until mixed again

Your finished! So good and so healthy and easy!




Tomato and Avocado Grilled Cheese


What You’ll Need:
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 slices whole wheat bread
2 slices of goat cheese
1/2 an avocado, sliced
1/2 a tomato, sliced

What to Do:
Heat a pan over medium-low heat. (Or plug in the Panini press!)
Brush olive oil onto one side of a bread slice and lay into a pan, oil side down.
Assemble the sandwich. (Bread, cheese, avocado, tomato, cheese, topped with a second slice of bread works best!)
Lightly brush the top slice of bread with the remaining oil.
Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bread turns golden brown and cheese begins to melt.
Flip, and cook on the other side until bread is browned and cheese is completely melted.

Friday, July 12, 2013

JustFab Jewelry Favorites

Vogue it: $14.95
Detour: $6.95 also available in silver
Carried Away: $6.95 
Maritime: $14.95
High Strung: $19.95 also available in coral





Peacock Inspired Eye Makeup


Products used
-Lorac behind the scenes eye primer
-Coastal Scents Metal ManiaPalette 
-Elf Creme eyeshadow in turquoise 
-Physicians Formula Organic wear mascara 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

5 Sweet treats made out of bananas that won't ruin a diet

Take a piece of wheat bread and toast it. Then place almond butter on top. 
Then take 1 banana and slice it and spread the slices over the bread. 
Then for even more sweetness add coconut shavings on too. 



Take a banana and put it in a blender. 
Then add a cup of Greek yogurt.
For even more consistency add some granola. 



Take a banana and roast it. (To roast it place it in a oven preheated to 350 degrees. Leave the peel on and let it roast for about 15 minutes or until the peek has blackened. Take it out and let it cool before peeling.) Cut it in half and then place cinnamon on the banana and some chocolate chips. 


Take 1 part peanut butter and 1 butter Greek yogurt. 
Mix the two and let sit in the fridge.
Then take a banana and cut it into little slices. 
Then take the mixture and put it on top of  one banana slice and then place another banana slice on top.
Then let sit in the freezer for a little while so the treat and settle.



Take a banana and slice it into sections. Spread peanut butter on too of one slice and place another slice on top. 
Place it in the freezer and let freeze.
Then dip it in melted chocolate and replace in the freezer for about 3 hours. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

New L'oreal Colour Richie Colour Me Pink Line

Here are three of the new Loreal Colour me pink lipsticks. They are so pigmented and beautiful. They are so smooth feeling on my lips and feel very moisturizing on. They are also not sticky at all. They are $5.97 each and can be found at any drugstore. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Layered Drinks For the Holidays

Layered drinks are a really simple and cute way to spice up the way your drinks look. It's a way of making your drink look festive for the holiday or whatever the event may be without trying to hard. 


So what you will need:
•Different kind of drinks in the colors you want to do it in.
-Good drinks to use are cranberry juice, piña colada sobe and blue Gatorade. 
•Ice
Easy enough right? So now what to do?

Directions

•Then figure out which drinks have the highest amount of sugar to the lowest amount of sugar. You will need to pour them in that order. The sugar makes the drink more dense and allows the drinks to not separate. 
•Then full your glass up about half way with ice and Pour the first drink to the desired height with the beverage that has the most sugar. 
•Then fill the rest of the glass up and again pour the next drink that has the second most amount of sugar.
•Repeat until your have used the colors you wanted. 

Disclaimer!!!!!!!: 
This works best with three types of colored drinks however. If you use to many the layers may be to small and where they meet might blend. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bedroom Inspiration Board

 
 
This is my ideal bedroom at the moment. I am currently redecorating it and I find that having this inspiration board keeps me motivated and headed in the right direction. If you have a dream of what you want something to look like then put it all together on a board so that you can come back to it if you forget how you wanted something to look or feel stressed out.
 
 
1. Collage of picture frames and mirrors that will go between two sets of doors I have with an awkward space between them.
 
2. A fancy little collage again that I am going to put above my bed.
 

3. These are the wall colors that I am using. One dark accent color and 3 light colors.

4.  I am going to use all white furniture and white bedding.

5.Again I am using white furniture so I am going to have a white desk in the corner of my room.

6. These ladder shelves are so popular right now. They are cute and provide shelving space.

7. Mason jars are really big right now so I am going to make a candle jar out of them.

8. Tea cups are so cute and candles are amazing so the two together are great!

9. Covering books that are ugly that match your bedroom is great.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Salad recipe and health benefits

Salads have so many possibilities of what can be put in to them. 


This salad is made from completely home grown vegetables which is obviously a healthier choice cause no chemicals are added which are harmful for your body. 

This salad includes: 
Romain lettuce
Brocoli 
Green onion
Mandarin oranges 
Pecans
Blue cheese
Raspberry vinaigrette 

So what are some of the health benefits of these ingredients?

Benefits:
Brocoli is rich in fiber and keeps your digestive system working properly. 

Green onion is rich in fiber as well and has vitamin C which helps your immune system. It also helps lower blood sugar levels. 

Mandarin oranges has a lot of vitamin C in them. This helps the immune system and is high in antioxidants. It also high in fiber and keeps food moving through the digestive tract. 

Pecans are very healthy for your bodies health. They are extremely rich in antioxidants. They help with metabolism, lower cholesterol and do much more. 

Blue cheese is one of the healthiest cheeses there are so if you are going to add one add this. It is made from oats milk which means it has way less saturated fats. It is also rich in penicillin which helps fight bacteria in the body.