Monday, April 15, 2013

foodie | shrimp fajitas

Hi guys!
Just wanted to write a post on one of my favorite quick meals: shrimp fajitas. This is going to be a pretty non-traditional recipe in the sense that I am just going to try and wing it with the measurements. Either way, it turns out wonderfully.

  - a handful of shrimp, preferably one of the larger varieties
  - one red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, sliced
  - one medium sweet onion, sliced
  - an avocado
  - a lime wedge
  - sour cream (optional)
  - two pinches (heehee) of paprika
  - a pinch (or two according to your taste) of chili powder
  - hot sauce of your choice (optional)
  - cheddar or Mexican style cheese, shredded
  - corn or flour torillas

- First, put the pepper and onion into a skillet coated with olive oil. Let that cook on low/med heat until soft, but not browned. 
- Add the shrimp to the pan. Mix around and wait until they turn to a pinky-opaque color. Add the seasonings to the mixture and stir around to evenly distribute.
- Toast up the corn (my preference) or flour tortillas in a toaster or oven till just warm and slightly crunchy. 
- Make up your fajita however you would like. Mine goes sour cream, cheese, shrimp/pepper/onion, hot sauce, squeeze of lime, and avocado on the side ;) .

Pair it with a batch of Spanish rice and beans, or a veggie and make it a full meal. Quick and easy! 

Pretty self explanatory. If that already didn't cause your tummy to grumble, here are some pictures. 


Sunday, April 14, 2013

festival style -

hey lovlies-
just a quick post showing three potential outfits for a festival. obviously inspired by Coachella. hopefully this will give you all some inspiration.

festival style #3
festival style #1

summer lovin'
festival style #2

festival style #2
festival style #3

Saturday, April 13, 2013

birchbox - april review !

Hey lovlies-
Today I was super excited when my April Birchbox came in the mail! This month's box is themed Tiny Tweaks, Big Results by Women's Health magazine.

Here us what us included:
• Caudalie® | Divine Oil -- full size price, $9-49
• Nexxus® | Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir -- full size price, $20.99
Ruby Wing | Color Changing Nail Polish in Poppy -- full size price, $10
• Whish |Shave Crave Shaving Cream -- full size price, $20
simple | Revitalizing Eye Roll-On  
Women's Health Subscription -- FREE!

 As this is only the first day, I have only tried two of the products. I used the Nexxus hair serum and the simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On. My thoughts so far are mixed on the Nexxus, because I've had my hair in a messy bun all day (What? It's Saturday!) and I like the simple Roll-On so far. It has a tingly, cool feeling when you put it on. I don't see any results so far, but I'll get back to you guys on that in a few weeks. 

Be sure to look out for reviews!
Love you all,

Friday, April 12, 2013

beauty is in the eye of the beholder .

hey lovlies--
i wanted to do a random photo post. hope you all enjoy! comment below to tell me what you want to see more of.

I love you guys and hope you have a beautiful weekend ♥

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

review: theBalm Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer

For Christmas I got a sample of theBalm's Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer. When I misplaced my Laura Gellar Waterproof Eye Spackle (oops!), I started using this primer. I had never used a primer before this past year, but I have found now that I can hardly go without one. It improves the staying power and color payoff so much. Personally, I find that my eyelids are prone to crease throughout the day. This usually happens between 3-5 hours I would say.

purchase full size here!
I really love this primer. The actual product has a beige-y tinge to it but once you smooth it onto your eyelids, it goes on clear. I've found that the staying power of this primer is about 6-8 hours. I think this is a great amount of time and can guarantee that it will last throughout the school/work day.

The only downside to this product is that I found, when applied to sensitive/dry eyes, it tends to sting a little. For a while I was having an issue with my eyes watering which in turn caused my lids and outer corners to be a little dry and irritated. If you don't have a problem with dry/irritated eyelids then I highly recommend this product.

Hope this helps!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

giveaway !

Hi guys!

Today I'm sharing a giveaway that not only you can enter, but that also helps me out by posting it! The link is right HERE!

The drawing is two $50 gift cards to Choies for two lucky people to win. They have a lot of beautiful things on their site. Check it out! A few of my favorites are down below!