Thursday, June 30, 2016

REVIEW ON E.L.F. ALL ABOUT NUDE 32 COLOR EYESHADOW PALETTE

Here is a kit from E.L.F.
All About Nude
32 Eyeshadow Palette
with E.l.F. primer
and two eye shadow brushes

Let start with the packaging

It come in a plastic
shadow palette
The price for this palette kit is 10 dollars
not bad if looking for something
and you do not want to spend to much money.

Here is a closer look of one out of two of the eye shadow brush

Here is the second eye shadow brush

They pick up the product great and is durable.
even after I wash them 3 times so far.

Eye Primer it helps keep your shadow in place and
last longer
 You really have to work the wand to get product out
I'm not to please with this eye primer.

This palette has a strip on top
of a mirror
The shade selection are pretty
Your left it starts 
lighter to darker.

These are the lighter colors
on your left hand side
of the palette

Here are the shades from the middle
of the eye shadow palette

Here are the darker shades
on your right from the
eye shadow palette

The shades are stunning but
the lighter and middle shades
I use Mac Prep and Prime 
setting spray on the brush
to give the colors shown here
as per the darker color
some you need Mac prep 
and the other you could use 
dry it is a hit or miss
with all the shades.

FINAL THOUGHT

Its not bad for 10 dollars
great for a beginner
who want to try all different
shades of color.

Me personally do not mind using
when I'm playing with different looks.
I could live without the primer.
 I will prefer to use Nars.

Ladies had you try this E.L.F. 32 Nude Color Eye shadow Palette?
If so share, If now will you?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CONCERT AT THE PARK

CONCERT AT THE PARK

CONCERT AT THE PARK by beautify11 featuring ray ban sunglasses

When heading to a
Concert At The Park
You need to take in account
it has grass so why wear heels!
Yes, you could get away with sandals and
 wedges but sneakers its safer on your
pretty feet that protect them
from bug bites,
is easy to balance or faster
to run in case it rains.
Comfy clothes and shoes
the way to enjoy
music festivities in a Park.

Ladies do you agree?

MARA bodycon dress
$4.35 - boohoo.com


Adidas sneaker
backcountry.com


Vegan leather backpack
yesstyle.com



Mac cosmetic
$25 - maccosmetics.co.uk

Monday, June 27, 2016

HOW TO FIND OUT YOUR SKIN TYPE

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If wondering how to determine what skin type you are,
Try this trick 
You have to know your skin type
before starting a regimen.
You could do more harm than good
not accurately knowing what skin type you are.


All you need is Blotting Paper

Here are some of my suggestion,that work great for this trick.

Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing 50 Sheets for $4.97
find here

e.l.f Mattifying Blotting Paper 25  Sheets for $5.00
find here

NYX Cosmetics Blotting Paper 50 Sheets for $3.99
find here

BH Studio Pro Oil Blotting Paper 50 Sheets for $3.50
find here
GOOD TO KNOW
BH Studio always has sale

TACHA Blotting Paper Original Aburatorigami 30 Sheets for $12.00
find here

SHISEIDO Pureness Oil Control Blotting Paper 100 Sheets for 18.00
find here


IMPORTANT NOTE
Keep in mind we go through changes while aging so is good
to do this trick once a year around your Birthday.

If you notice your product is not working it could be
your skin has change.

This trick has to be done first thing in the morning before washing your face.
Wipe your Face starting with the cheeks first use as many blotting sheets
for each part of your face

CATEGORY SKIN TYPE INFORMATION

Combination Skin- The oil will show on your blotting paper from Forehead,Nose, Chin
Is call the T-Zone

Dry Skin- Your blotting paper will be clear you could tell my the dryness and
tightness of your skin.

Oily Skin- Your blotting paper will not be clear.

Normal Skin- Blotting paper will be clear no oil showing.

Sensitive Skin- The blotting paper will show only if you have irritation and redness
This is the obvious skin as well as
Acne Skin and Psoriasis 

Ladies I hope you put this trick to practice and share with me on any of
the media.

I hope you found this information helpful if looking to care for your
skin type press the beauty menu tab on top.

Friday, June 24, 2016

FAST COOKING WILD SOCKEYE SALMON FILLET

Do you know Salmon is one
of the most nutritious fish.
No wonder I love it.
It improves your health
with every bite you are getting
Vitamins like
Zinc, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B-12
and the obvious Omega-3
Which is so beneficial to beat
bacteria and diseases is also great for your skin.
You could eat 3-4 ounce to get
what Salmon has to offer including healthy fat.

GOOD TO KNOW
Pink Salmon offer 44 micrograms
of Selenium and
Wild Sockeye offer 36 micrograms
Selenium is a mineral that keeps
your thyroid working properly and 
it help boost your immune system.
Microgram to Milligram
Example 1 of micro gram = 0.001 milligram
not much different.


FAST COOKING WILD SOCKEYE SALMON FILLET

INGREDIENTS
0.950 lb Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillet
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
1 Teaspoon of Fresh Squeeze Lemon
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil 
1 Teaspoon Kraft Horseradish Sauce

DIRECTION
In a sauteed pan heated in medium heat
add 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
Season 3 ounce of Salmon with
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
1 teaspoon of Fresh Squeeze Lemon
Cook skin side down first for 3 minutes
turn and cook for 3 more minutes.
Serve with a
 1 Teaspoon Kraft Horseradish Sauce
it add a burst of tangy flavor that compliment
the salmon perfectly.

IMPORTANT
I like my Salmon
slightly pink
so if you like it fully cook
Cook for 5 minutes skin down
turn and additional 3 minutes.

Place the Salmon on top of sauteed Spinach. Optional
Read the recipe below for Sauteed Spinach.

TIP FOR GETTING MORE OUT OF SALMON

0.950 lb slice in 3 (3 ounces each)
if is more pound continue making more slices
and place in a freezer ziploc bag and 
stored in your freezer.

LIKE THIS
0.950 lb



KRAFT HORSERADISH SAUCE
Delicious Try it out if you find it in your market.

SAUTEED SPINACH

INGREDIENTS
1 Hand Full of Fresh Spinach
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
1 Small Tomatoes Dice For Garnish (Optional)

DIRECTION
In a 9 inch pan add the 
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
add the 1 hand full of 
Fresh Spinach
1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Cook until Spinach is wilted.
Serve and garnish with dice Tomatoes

IMAGES 

FINAL RESULT


 ENJOY



ALWAYS BEAUTIFY YOUR PLATE!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

GLEAM WITH THESE SHIMMERS


If there is one thing I love is 
purchasing Shimmer
to highlight my face.
A touch of glow
will add a youthful look
to anyone using product
that give that gleam
and perk up your complexion,
naturally if apply with a light hand.

Here are two I enjoy and are very reasonable
Essence purchase at Target for around $3.49
and 
J. Cats Beauty Love Struck purchase at Ulta for around $3 .99 

ESSENCE SOO GLOW!
Amazing product I will recommend
it comes in two shades
10 Look on the bright sides
Shown here
and 
20 Bright up your life

10 LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDES
SHADE
Gives you a champagne glow
love to use it on my lips and inner corner of my eyes
beside the cheekbones, nose bridge.
Its creamy texture turns into a velvety powdery formula
easy to apply and it last around 5 hours
I'm impress due to the price 
and the shimmer is perfect.
It set pretty fast so apply in the right spot fast
to enhance the look.
This shade works for me is subdued and I love that.

J.CATS BEAUTY
It states is a blush and bronzer
well the bronzer is very shimmer
which I do not like to bronzer with shimmer product prefer matte.
So I use it as a shimmer
and it works well.
I comes in 7 shades
I bet you will find one
that will go great with your complexion.

SHADE 101 SWEET PEA PINK
The only con I have the kitty
fades after several uses
because is a overlay spray.

 THE KITTY SHIMMERS
Very pretty amount of shimmer
and is velvety texture
so add flesh rose color to your cheeks.

THE BLUSH PART AROUND
THE KITTY
Its completely matte
does gives a settle look
but not flat.
It only last a few hours is not long lasting such a pity.
Beside that is a pretty color
well, the shade I chose I love.
Is perfect for no fuss day
and if you want a flesh look.


LADIES HAD YOU TRY ANY OF THESE PRODUCT IF SO
WHICH AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE?
IF NOT WILL YOU WANT TO TRY THEM OUT?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A STROLL TO THE GARDEN

A STROLL TO THE GARDEN

A STROLL TO THE GARDEN by beautify11 featuring a crossbody purse

A STROLL TO THE GARDEN

A bright sunny evening taking
 A Stroll To The Garden
no matter the size of the garden.
It puts you in a tranquil mind
enjoying the beauty of nature.
Take a moment to smell the flowers.

Ladies do you like vintage flower dresses?



Gianvito Rossi black sandals
$720 - liberty.co.uk


Karl Lagerfeld crossbody purse
lordandtaylor.com


Sterling silver ring
$36 - jdwilliams.co.uk


Akira necklace
shopakira.com

Monday, June 20, 2016

SKIN CARE FOR MATURE SKIN


When you getting older beside getting wiser,
you need to maintain and prevent
aging skin the best that you can.
Some are simple advice to follow
others is a little harder depending on your skin,
Hormones are a big part of your skin changes.
The routine should be consistent
If you notice a product not working
for you change it. Might be your
skin need an extra boost.
Regimen is the same for
40,50,60,70
Skin become more sensitive
at 60 and over because your skin is thinning
so find products that contains vitamins A, E, C ,antioxidant
and retinol for mature sensitve skin

Disclaimer: I'm not a dermatologist please consult before
using any of these products that may cause more of an issue on your skin,
If you have allergy on a specific ingredients and already are in medication
 or a specific treatment recommended by a dermatologist

SKIN CARE FOR MATURE SKIN

WHAT TO AVOID
Sun Exposure without a high SPF
Tanning Bed make your skin leather
Smoking

CLEANSE
Wash face twice a day
Gentle Cleanser
Rinse with warm water
Cleansing milk with carnation
from Mario Badescu
will be amazing for your skin.

Exfoliate
Once a week
with a gentle
Hydroxy acid exfoliate product.
If you could handle more than once a week
 go for it exfoliate help increase 
blood flow and circulation to the skin.
It will give an even tone.

Moisturize
Find a moisturize
that is pump with 
antioxidant and vitamins A.
collagen enriched ingredients
Moisturizer with spf in the day.
Moisturizer with retinol for night.
Vitamin E, Vitamin A. Retinal A,
AHA,Rich in antioxidant,peptide, amino acid

Serums
Is a great way 
that helps hydrate
and do not clog pores,
one that cover the 
problem you feel
is important
Vitamin C, Antioxidant.


Toner
Gylcolic acid
base toner and
Alpha hydroxy
Aloe vera
Rose Water
Lavender
This ingredients helps smooth
and hydrate mature skin.

MOISTURIZE UNDER EYES 
Vitamin E, Vitamin A. Retinal A,
AHA,Rich in antioxidant, Peptide.

MAKEUP
Less is more
Tinted foundation
light foundation
Concealer a must
avoid powder that settle
in the lines.

All of the above help tired sluggish skin.

HOME REMEDIES FOR MATURE SKIN
Start with a home spa to give
a glowing skin.

Avocado and Honey
3 Tablespoon Yogurt 
1/4 Avocado
1 Tablespoon Honey
Place ingredients in a blender
blend until smooth
apply to face and leave on 1 hour
Rinse off with Warm Water
(This mask help give a smooth complexion
Recipe from a plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon MD)

Honey
3 Tablespoon
Apply Honey to entire clean face
leave on 10 minutes
Rinse off with warm water
(Helps Hydrate your skin)

Orange Juice
Place a cotton ball into a 
fresh squeeze orange juice
Apply to the entire face and neck
Rinse with warm water 
and pat dry
(Helps brighten skin Vitamin C)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon
Apply to entire face
in a massage motion
leave over night
(Help get rid of toxin, skin hydrates and 
help enhance nutrients into skin)

Toner to Tighten Skin
3 Roses petals
Distilled water (enough to cover petals)
1/4 Cup Witch Hazel non alcohol (Optional)

Add water to a pot and the petals of 3 roses
bring to a boil, let it sit for 30 minutes until cool
Drain pour in glass spray bottle.
Keep in the fridge it last a month

SPA TREATMENT
Plastic Surgery (depending on case)
Wrinkles Fillers
Botox
Juvederm Filler
Perlane
Restylane
Captique
Hylaform
Belotero Balance
Elevess
Other options below
Laser Treatment
Chemical Peels for around eyes and mouth
Microdermabrasion

FOOD THAT HELP COMBAT WRINKLES AND LINES
Lemon water with a pinch of ginger
Strawberries, Blueberries,Blackberries
all types of berries
Tomatoes
Green Tea
Yogurt
Fish Omega 3
Nuts like almond
Avocado
Buckwheat/Wheatgerm
Carrots
Eggs
Onions
Apple
Celery
Sweet Potatoes
Asparagus
Broccoli
Spinach
Oranges
Pumpkin Seeds

This Food above also helps give you a glow
and antioxidant.

PRODUCTS TO CONSIDER

Cleanser
Cetaphil 
Origins
Check and Balances Frothy Face Wash

Exfoliate
Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating

Toner
Murad Hydrating Toner

Moisturizer
Hope in a Jar by Philosphy (Award Winner in GOODHOUSEKEEPING)

Roc Multi Correxion Lift (Silver Winner in GOODHOUSEKEEPING)

Eye Cream
DERMALOGICA TOTAL EYE CARE

Makeup
Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation

Ladies do you have mature skin let me know if this is helpful and
how do you care for your skin?

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Keep in mind even though you do not fall in this category
you will be getting here and you might need this for future use.

Friday, June 17, 2016

REVIEW ON NELLIE'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN GRAND OPENING!

On June 13, 2016 was the Grand Opening of 
Nellie's Southern Kitchen.
Located in downtown Belmont, NC.
Belmont is a town that has a history within
its own and finding out that The Jonas Family
also has a history going back in time its pretty interesting.
Their took a 100 year old building and renovated
into a two floor restaurant and 
it's owned and operated by The Jonas Family.
Paul Kevin Jonas Sr., Father of Jonas Brother wanted
to pay tribute to his grandmother who passed in 2011.
He wanted everyone to know how magnificent
Nellie was and how she loved to cook for her family,
 After a hard day at work from the Cotton Mill
she will make a homemade meal by scratch.
Yes, Ladies scratch... we all know that is not easy to do!
Nellie did not mind so she makes her Biscuits,
Deep Fried Chicken and
one of her popular dish Chicken Dumpling by scratch.
its Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. favorite

The restaurant is keeping the authentic southern food menu
but with a upscale modern atmosphere.

Here is a link from Open Table
showing the menu and prices
http://www.opentable.com/r/nellies-southern-kitchen-belmont

I had a waiter name Joshua who is charming and outgoing
was very well inform about Nellie's Back ground and the 
Menu which made it easy for me to decide what to order.
He brought over to my table a wire napkin cover basket
with buttery biscuit.
(They were delicious)
What I  had for lunch and what I think of the food
Starter
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The Spring Salad Green
It was delicious with the creamy
goat cheese and spiced pecan 
you have a nice crunchy texture
great combo for a salad
adding crispy shallot
took it to another dimension
You wont be disappointed trying this out.
Main
Not So Po Boy
(Shrimps)
You could order shrimp or catfish
The breading that the shrimp was cover
 was a bit spicy
for my taste did gave a feedback
that it will be more enjoyable if
it had a gentle spice kick.
Beside that the shrimps were well cook
and fresh.
Do not shy away from it.
(I took my dessert home since I was so fulled)
Dessert
Carrot Cake
How much I enjoyed this
moist cake on every bite
is a touch of crunch it is 
soak in buttermilk glaze
  and the fluffy cream cheese frosty is a delight.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
If you love carrot cake this is for you.

My Guest Had
Main 
Chicken and Gravy
He described it as 
a well done crispy chicken
that is juicy adding the homemade
gravy is a southern staple.
He really enjoyed it also he
got a side of french fried potter
he believe his choice for side
was not complimenting it
he should had got mash taters.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Dessert
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Nellie's Banana Pudding
This pudding is fresh caramelize bananas top with 
toasted meringue great twist on this recipe.
Is like no other banana pudding.
Another southern staple.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Drinks
Plenty of choices
We had 
Cokes
We enjoyed a full glass at all time
they make sure the glass was never 
empty with refill like this
you know this place is unique
in Belmont, NC.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THE HEALTHY ENTHUSIAST
This restaurant is not for the healthy enthusiast
nope their is no healthy choices on the menu,
But you could be created and request a salad
with Smoke Bellas or Belmont Garden Tomatoes
with Grilled Chicken now you get to enjoy
Nellie's Southern Kitchen with no guilt.

MY EXPERIENCE
Building Design
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Exterior 
As I walked in with my guest we were greeted with warmth,
when you enter looking straight ahead there is a 
enormous portrait of Nellie.
Looking at the beautiful portrait you get an idea who she is
and what she loves.
NELLIE PORTRAIT

MAIN FLOOR
(my image and google image)
The place was pack for a Grand Opening with
Belmont resident and visitors come to
enjoy a great southern comfort meal.
Its a great change to what this town has to offer.
This restaurant has two floors they took a 100 year old building
and renovated it to represent Jonas Family Heritage.
  it has Jonas family touch that was very well thought .
 from the decor layout to the menu.
ROOF TOP TERRACE
I sat on the roof top terrace it has a few tables one
in particular caught my eyes very southern chic with
the rocking chairs makes you feel like you are
sitting in a front porch.
It also has a bar area you could enjoy a drink or two.
The only thing it needs more umbrellas or attach awning from the bar
to cover from the strong south sun beside that is 
A very relaxing atmosphere.
ME


GOING BACK DOWN
This portrait of owl
unique but to me looks like it
  symbolize close family and strength
How about you?


THE JONAS FAMILY
I did not meet in person the Jonas Brothers or
the rest of family only their DAD

(Google Image)
From your Left Nick, Joe and Kevin
Musician

Great Family Image
(google Image)
Starting on your left
Nick, Joe, Papa Jonas, Mom Denise Miller Jonas, Kevin II Daughter Alena Rose, Youngest
Jonas Brother Frankie, Kevin II wife Danielle Deleasa , Kevin II
Jonas Brother Father
Paul Kevin Jonas Sr.
Nickname
Papa Jonas
 I had the pleasure in meeting him
humble and kind.
https://twitter.com/PapaJonas
Drop by on his Twitter Account
and said hello.

THE HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE
Belmont, NC Town has a long history and now we have
Nellie's and her food.

HEY YA'll
If you from Belmont, NC get out from your comfort zone
and try out Nellie's Southern Kitchen,
If you a visitor make sure you add it to your 
place to visit in Charlotte North Carolina.

NELLIE'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN
36 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012


Ladies and Gentleman will you consider in stopping by Nellie's Southern Kitchen?