Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vegan Recipes

Rice & Beans


1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 an white onion
2 cups Jasmine rice
1 can tomato sauce (not tomato paste, sauce)
4 cups water
 1 teaspoon of the above vegetable base

On medium heat: 

Heat olive oil: in meantime, chop up the onions. Add onions to the oil and lightly fry. Add the rice and move around pan until lightly browned; add the can of sauce and mix with the rice; add the four cups of broth and mix with rice gently one time. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed.


2 1/2 cups water
  1 teaspoon vegetable base
1 bell pepper; chopped
Half white onion; chopped
Half an avocado

Take a deep pan and fill with 3/4 water.
Add all ingredients and cook on low for 3 hours while covered. Serve with sliced avocado on top. 


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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Suave Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner

This is the BEST leave-in conditioner I have ever used. I have gone through several bottles and will continue to do so. I use this in place of hair gel or mousse because it sets my waves and prevents fly-aways without making my hair feel crunchy. How-ever, I don't know about the heat-protection because I don't use heated tools. Also, it smells amaaaaazzzzzing! 
Every time I smell it I go to another place. Being shipped away, at the moment, just thinking about the scent!

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Yes To Blueberries Brightening Eye Roller

More like NO to blueberries! This product is awful! It does nothing for the eyes, at all, what-so-ever. The roller doesn't even spin much, I have to tug at my eye area to get it to even spin. Even then, hardly any product comes out. I have been using this product for a month and a half with absolutely no difference. Doesn't brighten, moisturize, or help in the morning. I'll use it up so I don't waste it but I'll never re-purchase. In fact, I wouldn't waste money on more products from this entire line. On a side note: Stay far away from the Yes to Carrots C Through the Night Repairing Night Cream. It does nothing but do the opposite of what you want it to do, which is dull skin and breakouts. Grr.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Longer, Stronger Hair

Flax seed oil helps hair grow in softer because of its' moisturizing properties. Also aids against dry scalp therefore, guarding against hair-loss.

If you want longer, stronger hair, you must start from the inside. A healthy diet that is well-balanced and nutrient-packed is so obvious it's silly. You can apply tropical treatments all you want but if you do not start with a well-nourished foundation, all those treatments will pretty much do nothing. Zero. Nada.

Made with:

Soy Milk, preferably Silk.
Chia Seeds. Don't forget them.
One banana.
Half a teaspoon cacao powder.

Available a Whole Foods. Perfect snack.

Nutrient-rich super foods.

In the mean-time... 

Care for your hair as it grows.
 Caring for your growth is very important as well. Most important is what you use on your scalp.
Available here:

Massaging scalp for 3 minutes a day with a tablespoon of coconut oil right before showering not only helps moisturize thirsty roots and follicles, but it also increases oxygen to the scalp and invigorates thus speeding up hair-growth.

Available here:

EfaGold Coconut Oil 

Very important:

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Never. Ever. Ever. EVER. EVER. EVER. EVER.EVER.  Apply conditioner on your scalp. Especially if you want it to grow. If you want it to fall out, sure, by all means, go for it. BUT. If you want follicles (also known as: Pores of the scalp) that are cleared and ready for healthy, new growth, avoid putting conditioner on it at all costs. It's a matter of life and death...Of the follicles, of course!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner - Sequins

Sequins ($22) is a black liquid liner with lots of silver micro-glitter. This really is water-proof, I tried washing the swatch off with soap and it wouldn't budge at first. It's more glitter than liner, if that makes sense, so it needs about two layers to look pigmented. It's so gorgeous I cannot stand it. Ugh! Gorgeous! I...I can't. I just, can't. *Faints*

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Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick - Icon

Hourglass Icon (0.10 oz for $28.00) is absolutely gorgeous. Looks bloody both in the tube and on, absolutely delicious. When swatched, it looks like it's going to be glossy and sheer but once on the lips, it's richly pigmented and totally matte. Has long-lasting properties; I fell asleep with it on and when I woke up it was still intact and on my lips instead of on my face or all over the pillow. Quality is of the highest, in my opinion. Packaging is sleek, gorgeous and elegant, as expected from Hourglass. Perfect for fitting into a slim clutch or purse. Highly recommended!

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