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Almond Date Smoothie

Friday, September 5, 2014

After a good workout and if I got time, I will make this almond smoothie. It is rich, creamy, tasty, easy to make and above all really good for you!!

Ingredients

1. 4 dates

2. 1 frozen banana
3. 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk or rice milk, coconut milk, or even regular milk
4. 1/2 cup of coconut water
5. 12 pieces roasted almonds
6. Cinnamon
7. Spoon of chia seeds
8. ice
9.honey


Blend, Blend, and Blend in any type of Blender!!!



Enjoy!

xo A

August Favorites




Hello lovlies its been awhile!

August was a good skincare month. I finished some skin care products and purchased some new ones so keep your eye out for an Ulta haul post. My top ones that really deserve a shout out are

Origins Overnight Drink up Mask: Oh gosh, this mask is phenomenal don't know why it took so long to purchase it. I heard a lot about how great and effective this product performs and I totally agree, You see results immediately after one use. I keep it over night and I wake up to hydrated(not greasy) and glowy looking skin. This product is great for all skin types because i feel that it balances your skin hydration. IT IS PERFECT. It retails for $25 and is worth every penny and I am already thinking about repurchasing it. Also, sometimes I use this as a night cream and apply a light layer because it absorbs nicely into the skin. Lastly, Hyaluronic acid is the special ingredient in this mask that plumps and helps with hydrating your skin. Go get it I promise you wont be disappointed.

Set Detoxifying toner: I got this from Target because it was on sale from $25.00 to $9. I was very surprised by this product by how great it works.First, it does not have many of the chemical ingredients that a lot of other toners have. Two, this toner is very hydrating and does a great job at balancing the ph level of your skin right after cleansing and using a facial scrub. So far so good I am really liking this product and have used it religiously in August.

Clean and Clear 10% benzoyl peroxide gel: This product way my skin savior in August. My skin was not behaving in August benzoyl peroxide works great with my skin. This gel has been taming my acne and because it is very drying on the skin, I use the origins drink up mask right after to balance the moisture level of my skin.

Rimmel 60 second polish: I love all the rimmel 60 second polish because they are opaque and dries in 60 seconds. I am obsessed with the mint color!

Lorac Baked Blush in Velvet Rope (satin finish): I purchased this blush five months ago and barely used it because i though it was to shimmery. But holy molly I was wrong!!!! This blush is gorgeous and I have no idea why I thought it was not great. Whats funny is that it is not even that shimmery. Because it is baked it gives a beautiful sheen to the cheeks.

L'Oreal Silky BB cream SPF 50+: It is sheer, tinted, with SPF50+, blends easily, lightweight and does not clog pores. My one con is that it is very very watery and makes a mess sometime if your not careful. However,  it gives a very lightweight feel which I love so I can live with how watery it is.

Thanks for reading!

xo A