I was playing with some makeup today and noticed that after I apply my liquid foundation, I set my face with powder. I was always taught to put on setting powder, after the foundation is applied. But , when I took a few pictures I noticed that my face looked so dry and gave it that caked on look. This time I wanted to try the same look but with just the foundation alone. In my powder vs. no powder picture, I am wearing mac cosmetics water weight foundation in NC50 and in the picture with powder, I am wearing Mac studio fix. So far I have learned something new, and that is to stay way from setting powders. Which one do you like the best? the one where I am wearing the powder (on the left ) or the one without the powder ( on the right)? If you’re looking for the same foundation that I have on, visit the affiliate link here.
As you have read from my previous blog post, I got a new espresso machine. Starbucks was hitting me up for my hard earned cash and I just couldn’t stand handing over the money. It felt like I was getting robbed. So I made the investment and bought a decent espresso machine from Amazon, hoping that I would be able to brew up my own latte. The investment that I made for the machine was for $150 canadian dollars. So it was kind of expensive but not in comparison to what I was spending at starbucks. Before, I would end up spending around $350 per month on fast food. I quickly noticed this and started to prepare my own food at home. So far I have saved $400 dollars. Anywayz, I would give this machine 9 out of ten stars. It is so easy to make coffee now! Before I was usinga milk frother/warmer from amazon and there was alot of cleaning invloved in keeping the warmer clean and cleaning up the burnt milk off of the warmer was a pain in the but! Now, all I have to do is put in the coffee grinds and use the milk jug that comes with it and steam the milk, the milk jug is so easy to clean. I can now make a latte in under 15min (including steaming the milk). If I want to make my own regular cup of coffee all I have to do is dilute the esspresso from the small cup with some hot water and there you have it! A regular cup of coffee. And I noticed the taste of the latte is phenominal ! I love it! At one time I wanted to make more than one cup. And I would pair the lattes with my favorite Torani syrup (vanilla and caramel) and would always want more. This little machine has stopped me from going to starbucks so far and I have probably only spent $20 there so far ever since I bought the machine, and I don’t plan on ever going back! If you are interested in purchasing your own cafe roma espresso machine, click here or on the affiliate link for a great deal.
Well, it’s been a while since I last posted and boy did I miss this blog. I took a break from blogging because I thought that I needed a break from everything. Ever since then, a lot has changed for me. I got a new job, and started going to the Gym and lost 8 pounds so far and am on my fourth month since I started. I also got the urge again to post on my blog because I am excited about a big purchase that I made. I bought an espresso machine! I just though that I should share this because coffee has been an important part of my life. BUT I feel like I have been spending too much money on lattes and capuccinos at Starbucks and Second cup. They are great cafes mind you but I just fee like I have been visiting them more than I should. Last night I did some budgeting on my favorite budgeting app (Mint) and it told me that I had spent $350 on fast food for the last month ! Now I have learned to be more cautious about my money recently and could not turn down the opportunity to save on some money. So I bought an espresso machine! It’s by Breville and it’s called the Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Machine. I am so excited about this purchase because now I can save almost over half of the amount of money that I spent on fast food.
Hello everyone and welcome again to my blog. Now I know that I have been MIA and while I was MIA I have found a new hobby. Can you guess what it is? It’s exercising. Back then I had been going to the gym about twice a week and in all of that I had not been getting any results. Then one day I got on facebook and started browsing members ect. checking to see if I knew any of thes people. Then I saw a lady with a before and after picture of her fitness documentary. It was a huge transformation, I mean in the before picture her belly was huge and round like a basketball, and then her after picture was back to it’s normal size. So I sent her a private message and she told me about beachbody and how she stopped going to the gym anymore. She was actually a beachbody coach and didn’t mind helping me out. Anywayz, later on I went to the beachbody website and there they gave me the app to use for the workouts. And ever since then I have been hooked on exercising and taking care of my health. As a matter of fact I have already lost 2 inches around my waist ad I started back in March of this year. Now I workout everyday as I am trying to loose some of my unwanted belly fat and will hopefully loose some more weight, and I will keep you all updated on that in the future.
The elements of beachbody
exercise: exercise has become so important to me. I used to be really skinny growing up and tried to gain weight ( which is also known as bulking) So I started eating more than usuall and started gaining weight to the point werher I put on some belly fat. Now that I am following the beachbody programs, my weight has decreased. So I would definatley recommend this product to anyone who wants to loose weight because it works.
food: Right now I am currently doing intermittent fasting. This involves not eating for long periods of time ( hence the word fasting) Instead of meals I take protein shakes as a food supplement which can also help you to loose weight.
Clothes: When it comes to exercising I made sure to invest in some decent gym clothes that are affordable . My favorite store at the moment is Ardene, they have some great priced products dedicated to active wear.
Motivation: This is the foundation of working out and finding the reaons to work out. Finding your motivation can be hard but this can help determine if you are going to get the job done to workout. One of the celebrities I look to is Kenya Moore, she is a former miss usa and is also very fit. When I look at her pictures it gives me the motivation to work out. Another source of motivation is by looking at fashion models they always insipire me to work out because I want there bodies.
Goals: Some of my major goals that I have set for myself is to loose 1 inch off of my waist every month and be back to normal from cutting no later that february 2019, that way I will have enogh time to loose the weight.
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I went to The Bay recently and noticed that they have these new lipsticks that look like lipliners, and they were called velvetease lip pencils. What was so different about these pencils is that they are almost like the lipstick crayons that you would find tinted lipgloss in. But it was a cross between lpistick and lipliner all merged as one. They were on sale for around $20 and I fould a really nice strong red color and later decided to buy. I later realized that the ilp pencil gives you a matte look and the pigment is so strong that it can last all day. I usually where it alone and one time received a compliment for it when I went to buy a cup of coffee at starbucks the other day. I would probably buy this product again because I loved the color and the matte look that it would give. But I have to complain that it was kind of expensive and the stick wasn’t that long and I wouldn’t be getting my money’s worth. I am not sure if they are still available at mac anymore but they are available on ebay. Here is the link to purchase https://ebay.to/2usUkVi goo.gl/2vFxNL .