Thursday, July 17, 2014

Random things that are pretty awesome

 Hi all! Sorry if you saw a janky post earlier today. I was loading the pictures and accidentally hit Publish instead of Save. Ooops.

Anywho, I wanted to talk about a few things I'm loving lately. First up, this BB Cream and powder from Smashbox. Let me tell you, I am a terrible creature of habit when it comes to make-up. I find what I like and stay with it, FOREVER. I seriously wore the same Clinique Superpowder Double Face Powder since I was in high school and only in the last 2 years have switched to M.A.C Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation. FYI, that's a really long time.

I've been hearing a lot about BB creams and I wanted to give one a try. Let me say, I LOVE this one. Smashbox beauty cream is a moisturizer, it controls oil and it has SPF 35 sun protection. It's tinted, goes on smoothly and provides great coverage. I got this sample kit so I could try it along with the Halo powder which I also LOVE.

According to Smashbox, this powder can reduce the signs of aging. I'm all for that, so let's slap some on. Seriously though, the combo of the BB cream and Halo powder is fantastic. Great coverage and it lasts the entire day of me putting my hands on my face.
Next up, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush.I picked this up a Kroger. Yes, Kroger and I'm in love. I think my lips are pale and I'm constantly putting on gloss or lipstick all day. I've been to Sephora and Ulta and the department stores looking for s lip stain that will last. I couldn't find anything I liked at any of those places, but go to get some cat food and there it is.

Fantastic wear and it doesn't get cakey over the course of the day. Put it on and it's there all dang day. Love.
Boot Camp! Yesterday I went to a Boot Camp Class at the YMCA I was auditioning. I was impressed by how strenuous it was. We ran suicides at the end. I didn't play sports in school, so that was pretty new to me. I wasn't the last person to finish, and I was in the front of the pack for the running portion. Well, everyone else was jogging and it was a run for me but hell yeah, front of the pack!
ICE CREAM - I mentioned that I was following a IIFYM program. So far so good, but I'm having trouble getting in all the fat for the day. That's where the ice cream comes in. Full fat, delicious French Vanilla Ice Cream (hands down the best flavor ever). It has to be French Vanilla. I love the yellow so much.

I can knock out some carbs and fat with a serving of ice cream and that's awesome.
This is one of my cats, Titus, he's a douche and totally owns it.
He's too fat to sit on the arm of the chair so he has half his girth on there and the rest on the seat. Note the fantastic stank eye.
These Cookies. I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Raggedy Robins which are apparently No-Bake cookies. Who knew there were different names? Regardless, they're no-bakes to me. I decided to whip up a batch for my team meeting on Tuesday and gave Kev some to take to rehearsal.
Such a hot delicious mess of peanut butter and chocolate. 

Looks like dookie, tastes like awesome.
No-Bakes - GF Too
1 stick of butter (use unsalted or salted, whatever you have)
1/3 cup Coco powder
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk (I used Almond)
Put it all in a pan on the stove top on Med High / High. Let it melt and stir regularly until it comes to a hard boil. Here's the trick, let it boil HARD for a full minute! If you don't, they won't set up properly. Hard boil means that you can't stir away the bubbles. You still want to stir while it's bubbling because otherwise that -ish will burn.
After a minute take it off the burner and add:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Stir until the PB melts, it won't take long.
Then add 3 cups of uncooked oatmeal. (I used TJ's GF oats)
Spoon onto waxed paper and wait for them to cool. Or don't. Eat it warm with a spoon and burn your tongue. All the cool kids are doing it.

 Nutritional Stats:

Raggedy Robins or No-Bakes? This is important!


  1. Ice cream sounds good to me. So awesome you were in the front of the pack for the run!

    1. Being in the front of a run has only ever happened to me twice. I'm gonna take advantage of it!

  2. I've been loving BB creams, but have yet to try that Halo powder - I tend to get into makeup ruts as well, so thanks for giving me something new to try!

    1. The Halo powder is fantastic! I tried Smashbox a long time ago and I don't remember it being this nice!

  3. OMG, I need to try that lip stain! Fun post, chica! Have a great weekend!

    1. I was really surprised by how well it worked! And it was on sale for $6 at Kroger. I couldn't pass it up!

  4. My mom always used to make them for the holidays and I used to love them!

  5. Hahahaha. My cat is such a douche. One time we had a cleaning service come over to give us an estimate. The lady said that she was allergic to cats and I swear Titus heard her say that, walked over and started rubbing on her.