Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Get rid of those Chapped lips!!!

Even though it's summer, i've noticed so many people with chapped lips!!  Best ways to get gorgeous luscious soft lips?  Well, to exfoliate!  Don't bother with those expensive products.  I prefer exfoliating with either sugar or a toothbrush (best right after a shower too!).  Then I just lather on some chapped stick or vaseline!  Goodbye chapped lips!

xoxo

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Suffering from Mosquito bites?

Rub a banana peel on it- sooo much better!! Helps with bites and itchiness quickly!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Cookies oh my!

Amazing recipe!!!  But so bad for you haha!  I just made these yesterday and totally to die for!  These are PMS approved!!


Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup C & H dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup cold salted butter, cut into cubes
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer blend the sugars at medium speed.
  4. Add the cold butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix at low to medium speed just until blended. Do not over mix.
  5. Add the flour mix and chocolate chips and blend at a low speed just until mixed. Do not over mix.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, two inches apart.
  7. Bake 20-22 minutes until golden. Transfer cookies immediately to a cool surface with a spatula. You can line sheets with parchment and transfer to a cold surface to do it faster.
Makes 30-36 cookies, depending on the size of your scoops.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The BEST POTATO CHIPS you'll ever eat!!!!


These are amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 potato, sliced paper thin (peel optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

You can always increase the recipe and keep extra's in a bag for later :-)


Directions

  1. Pour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat.
  2. Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned (if not browned, they will not become crisp). Times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. Remove chips from plate, and toss with salt (or other seasonings). Let cool. Repeat process with the remaining potato slices. You will not need to keep oiling the plate.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Tips on staying cool during this heat!

1. Wet a tank top and wear it out- you can even put a tshirt overtop of your damp shirt just make sure it's a dark colour haha.


2. Eat watermelon.  Keeps you full, hydrated and it's delicious!


3. Drink tea.  Drinking a warm beverage cools your body temperature down.  


4. Drinks smoothies.  Not only are they healthy for you, but why have an alcoholic beverage that's horrible for you when you can be refreshed with a delicious smoothie?


5. Go to a waterpark!  Not only does it keep you staying young but get soaked and enjoy life!!  


6. Wear your hair up if you have enough hair. 


7. Stop worrying about what others think of you, wear shorts...capris, tank tops.. this isn't a time you should be worrying about being self conscious. 


8. Put an icepack on the back of your neck.


9. Put your pillow cases in the freezer before bedtime until they get nice and cool (my awesome hairdresser gave me that idea!). 


10. Freeze a banana for an hour- mash it up and put a little bit of cinnamon and nuts on it.  Nice and refreshing!  


xoxo

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Bored of all the typical movies?

Try one of my suggestions!!  Here is a list of ones I really enjoyed that you may or may not have heard about :)  Some are foreign so yes they will be subtitled but TOTALLY WORTH WATCHING!  Check out the ratings and trailers to see which suits you the most :)  None are horrors, i'll be making a special list for that one soon! :D

Enjoy!


Kites
My name is Khan
Cj7
Beautiful
Mary and Max
Apocalypto
Waitress
The Namesake
Trade
Last King of Scotland
Shinobi
The Painted Veil
The Kite Runner

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Got the MUNCHIES??? Try a healthy snack and be wowed!

I personally LOVE this recipe!  I've done it a few times and love it.  I know- it's weird, but honestly you need to try everything at least once otherwise you might end up missing out on something amazing!  Try these Salt and Vinegar kale chips!  They are to die for :)

http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/03/recipe-for-roasted-kale-chips-with-sea.html

Friday, 5 August 2011

My Technique for AMAZING Long Lashes!!!

Ok ya'll, time to make those wimpy little lashes into extraordinary ones!!  First, we need a great eyelash curler.  I'd either go with Shu Emura or Shiseido


You need TWO mascaras.  A soft mascara and a hard mascara.  So get your butt down to sephora and get my two faves!  Buxom lash or Dior Show (mascara A) and Their Real by Benefit (mascara B).


Curl your lashes from root to tip then apply a coat of mascara A- switch to the opposite eye and then apply mascara B.  Then use mascara B last for bottom lashes. 


Then GENTLY.... otherwise you will have no eyelashes left...curl them again.  


There you have it!!  Now you can use any type of oil or vaseline to remove mascara at the end of the day. :)