THE NEW WAY TO EAT HEALTHY: MY GUIDE TO THE PRE-MADE MEAL TREND.

 
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Long are the days of frozen tv meals that were packed with fillers and artificial foods. Prepared meals are an ever growing trend with many companies offering easy pre-made meals to be delivered to your house. One thing I didn’t like about a lot of the pre-made meals were that they seemed to use a lot of filler foods like rice and heavy carbs. 

So, when I heard about Daily Harvest though my sister and all the benefits like healthy vegetables and replacing heavy rice fillers with vegetables such as cauliflower, I wanted to give them a try.

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What makes Daily Harvest different from all the others?

Daily harvest has the highest focus on health than any other company that I have seen. And they offer a lot of different dietary needs from gluten free, keto, high protein, low cal, paleo, low carb, low sugar and vegan!

 
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They offer everything from smoothies, harvest bowls (some of my top picks!), soups, lattes, oats, parfaits and sundaes. If you are worried that healthy food won’t fill you, you’re wrong. I noticed that I was able to eat or drink only half of the bowls and smoothies and got full (so I was able to save the left overs for later).


 
 The cup before it is prepared (heated up). You can see the freshness and beautiful color of the vegetables in the frozen bowl!

The cup before it is prepared (heated up). You can see the freshness and beautiful color of the vegetables in the frozen bowl!

 

What I recommend!

First let me add how easy they are to prepare, you can take time to heat on the stove but, if you are in a hurry you can also microwave (I have microwaved all of mine and they are equally delicious). The smoothies and drinks are just as easy, simply toss them in a blender and you are good to go!


 
 The meal pictured above heated up and ready to eat!

The meal pictured above heated up and ready to eat!

 

The most delicious that I tried!

My favorite of the items were the smoothies, bowls and soups. Let’s start with breakfast, for something on the sweeter side I recommend the Blackberry + Majik Chia Parfait. It was packed with chia seeds but the addition of the berries made it sweet and amazing! Another absolutely fantastic bowl was the Pumpkin Chia bowl. It smelt like a fresh fall morning! It was once again filling and I was able to split it in half. It was packed with nutrients that kept me full and energized for the day.

Soup Time!

I ordered the Mushroom Miso and honestly didn’t expect to be that excited about the soup. I was proven wrong though, it was fantastic, a light weight soup but filled with butternut squash noodles that were filling. The whole soup was only a shocking 70 calories.

What I can’t live without...

I tried a lot of the smoothies and highly recommend them, I did not once make one that I didn’t like. But my favorite was the Mint + Cacao! I never thought mint would mix with greens but it was so refreshing. Like I mentioned before it made enough for either one enormous smoothie or 2 normal servings.

What shocked me is when I open the smoothie cups to blend and I see all the seeds, nuts and vegetables. I think, this is not going to blend well or taste good but it all has so far.

I have been very pleasantly surprised with the pre-made meal trend. Daily Harvest has made it not only easy but delicious. With the wide variety and simple preparation I am looking forward to trying all the meals Daily Harvest has to offer.

I’m providing you here a link that will allow you 3 free meals from daily harvest! Comment below if you have any questions, I tried a lot of the meals so I can help with recommendations.

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY EYESHADOW REVIEW/TUTORIAL!

Enjoy my review and quick tutorial of Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows! If you love the items as much as I do, I have provided quick links below the video of all the items I used!


HOW TO RESURFACE YOUR SKIN WITH THIS DAILY ROUTINE

 
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Love at first use!

I’ve had the chance to try a lot of great skincare products, some I love and some I’d never use again. But this is the first product I’ve tried that has 100% changed my skin! Now I know that sounds too good to be true but this brand works for me and after one use I was hooked.

I took a chance and tried SK-ii, first trying the skin mask. I left the mask on for 45 mins and I was shocked (truly shocked) by the results. My skin never felt so smooth and hydrated! All that added hydration helped to fade some fine lines as well. I kept telling my family and friends to feel my skin because it was so smooth. So after that I ordered the Pitera Welcome Kit which included the Facial Treatment Essence, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion and R.N.A. Power Radical New Age Cream.


The miracle kit...

After using the kit for a week I noticed that my skin kept that amazing smooth feeling and after battling extremely dry patches of skin they amazingly cleared up. I also applied the lotion to any breakout that was starting and it reduced the redness and blemish. I am 100% hooked on this brand because I see the results.

 
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Why is SK-ii so special?

SK-ii is famous for an ingredient called Pitera. I like to research what I use to make sure the ingredients are backed by studies and not just placebo miracle in a jar claims. For all that great in-depth detail you can read more here but the SK-ii here, but in short Pitera™ is a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. They discovered the ingredient after noticing the youthful hands of the sake brewers whose faces showed age but their hands where always immersed in this mineral and seemed to escape the harshness of aging.


Testing the limits of the hydration

Another must have from SK-ii is the Facial Lift Emulsion (I refer to it as my miracle cream) this stuff adds major hydration to skin! It has evened out my skin, nourished the dry and reduced the oil.

I put the brand to the test on a ski trip I did, exposing my skin to the harsh cold mountain winds. By the end of the day my skin felt tight, red and dry. Each night I did my skin routine and each morning I woke up with smooth hydrated skin free from the dryness of the mountain air.

 
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I can’t express my love for this brand enough! I hope this has inspired you to try. If you can only try one thing I recommend starting with the facial mask (you can buy a single one for $17, a lot cheaper than a spa facial and with even better results ). A tip using the mask, I like to save the case the mask comes in. It has a ton of extra lotion at the bottom and I use the lotion the following day, this way you get a little extra and get to extend the mask use!


FYI: I am not endorsed by SK-ii nor was I offered any free products to try. I absolute love this product and those of my family and friends who have tried the kits have agree that they love the results as well. As always I only blog about products I have tried and liked the results :)


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Below are two different welcome kits, one offers a lotion and the other a toner, I have tried both. The amazing Facial Lift Emulsion is below also and the masks! Other items below are items I have and highly record as well. 

The 2 iconic lip colors you have to have this fall!

 
 

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those fall lipstick shades. Fall shades can be more intimidating than spring and summer colors. From rich reds, dark browns and creamy neutrals ,fall brings us into a richer palette. 

If you think you can’t wear a red shade I’m here to show you that you can. I once thought I couldn't wear red until I finally found the right shade. It wasn’t until I was working on a painting and mixing a lip color that I thought, why am I not trying shades that match my skin tone?

For years I tried on reds that either had a strong red hue or a red on the pinker side and I hated them all on me. Then, I decided to try a red that had some more orange tones and to my surprise I loved it!

So my shortcut key to finding the perfect red for your skin tone is this: if your skin tone is more tan with orange or yellow tones then find a red that is more on the orange side. On the other hand,if you have more pink tones in your skin find a red that goes more to the pinker side. Matching colors to your tones will give you a more classic and natural look.

Fall is not only rich reds, creamy neutrals also have a big role in our fall beauty lineup. You can never go wrong with a neutral and like red lipstick, find the right shade for you. Neutrals can come in colors that offer more pink tones or more orange tones. 

Below I listed some of my top brands and the best colors for this fall season. I added reds on the orange side and reds with more pink. Same with the neutrals. Try and try again until you find what you love and even if you have a lipstick you love, step out of the box and try new brands and colors.


How to revive your skin at home with this 2 step kit!

 
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It is never too early to start taking care of your skin. Our daily routines put our skin to the test, with abrasive products and environments. When our skin needs a pick me up who and what should you turn to? 

One of my secret weapons is Dr. Dennis Gross. He offers truly spectacular products for your skin and at reasonable prices for at home fixes. My favorite item he offers is his at home Alpha Beta Face Peel. Dr. Dennis offers different strengths from sensitive skin (what I use) to extra strength. This is a 2 minute process and it leaves my skin feeling revived and glowing!

It is as simple as it gets, you wipe your face with the first pad, wait 2 minutes and then apply the second pad and that’s it. I recommend using at night because after a peel you should not be in direct sun and I like to let me face breathe with no other products on. Depending on your skin, your face will be pink/red for a little bit (usually an hour or so) but once that fades your skin glows. I use this product weekly, it does say it can be used daily but as always you be the judge as to what your skin can handle.

Look for bonus kits, you can find his kits that come with a bonus bottle of his Retinol serum which I love to apply after the peel.

 
 Daily Peel packets with the bonus Retinol serum

Daily Peel packets with the bonus Retinol serum

 

Below are some links to his peels with the bonus serum and some other goodies I recommend.