Friday, August 18, 2017

Pops of Color

When we moved to the Florida I didn't wear makeup for the first like month we lived here. For some reason I was just in a funk and was tired of doing the same makeup looks over and over. I really think that time off was good for me because now I'm back in the mindset like I used to have where I can just grab a palette and create a look I haven't done before. I am also trying to use palettes I haven't used in a while so I pulled out the Anastasia Beverly Hills world Traveller palette. This is an oldie but a goodie, the shadows are so pigmented and you can literally create a super natural eye or go full glam or a pop of color.  I went with the pop of color and used the shadow as liner.



Eyes:
I Primed with Urban Decay primer potion and then I took a large fluffy brush and blended Morocco all over, I wasn't precise with this color at all. Morocco is a beauty burnt orange color so if you don't have this palette you can use anything close to this color.
With a smaller fluffy brush I picked up fudge and blended that more into the crease only. I wanted that detention and the brown really added that in. That is it for the shadow now is the tedious part I used the blue shadow but not for packing or blending on the eye. I picked up a liner brush and used Azure (a beautiful almost royal blue) to create a dramatic wing.
This was a super simple eye look to create.
coat lashes with mascara throw on a set of falsies and thats it for the lid. Now for the lower lash line I took a pencil brush and blended morocco and then took a flat detail brush and smudged fudge along the lash line.








Products used:
Urban decay primer potion
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow couture|World Traveler palette
Urban Decay perversion mascara
Urban Decay perversion liner
Ardell lashes (wispies)
The Brow Gal powder/pomade trio
Smashbox primer oil
Lancome teint idole foundation
Tarte shape tape
Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit
Tarte tarteist amazonian clay blush palette (I only used the highlight)
Rimmel london sculpting palette coral glow 
Gerard cosmetics lavender  setting spray
Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick crimson
Urban Decay vice special effects top coat copycat 



Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekend Daze

During the week is all about work but on the weekends we try to get out and try new things in Florida. We have a huge list of everything we want to do, just call us the weekend travelers ;). This weekend we didn't travel too far we just went into Fort Myers which is only about 25 minutes from us. Instead of going to the beach though we went to Smugglers Cove for some Putt Putt. If you are ever coming to Fort Myers I would definitely check this place out even if you don't have kids it would be a fun little date. The place was a little pricey and the service wasn't all that great but we all had a great time. When you first walk in you have the option to feed alligators, the kids thought that was so cool. There is a little pond in the middle filled with a ton of baby gators; don't worry you cannot get to them you have to feed them through a fence. 


The course itself is was set up pretty neat. The kids would hit the ball as fast as they could so they could hurry up and get to the next hole. I don't know how many times we had to say wait your turn because they would just start golfing with the family in front of us! Luckily it was a nice family and they didn't care, there little boy actually took up to Bryleigh lol. All we heard the rest of the time was "come here Bryleigh" and they actually lived right here in the cape. Thats the funny thing about living so close to a touristy area you never know if someone is from here or they are just on vacation.








 After being out in the hot sun for so long the kids wanted some ice cream so we stopped at menchies on the way home. Worst idea ever......ok maybe not the worst idea because we all had fun but the frozen yogurt was terrible it definitely doesn't compare to orange leaf or yagoot and I don't think we have either of those here in the Cape. 




Sunday Sunday was all about swimming. If you live in Florida you either need to have a pool or know someone who does because summers here are hot and you will always want to be in the water. I love the heat though, growing up in Ohio makes you appreciate the all year round hot weather down here. 






If your visiting Florida anytime soon make sure to check out more of my posts I have new things to do in the sunshine state every weekend. Also if there is anything here that we need to try let us know:)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Healthy smoothies for the whole family

When it comes to my family I try to make sure we have healthy meals most days. Ever since I can remember I have been a healthy eater. I don't think I have ever once gotten anything besides water with lemon when I go out to eat except the occasional lemonade or margarita but that is rare (the lemonade more than the margarita haha). Now don't get me wrong I love fried foods and I have a major sweet tooth but I try to limit that stuff as much as I can. I don't have the most will power so when I go to the grocery store I will only buy healthy stuff because I know that I won't have anything to tempt me and I want my family to eat healthy as well. Luckily my kids love fruit and salads etc. Smoothies really help me stick to eating healthy and they are great for the kiddos too because you can sneak veggies in there along with the fruit and anything else you want to throw in . I'm going to share with you a few of my favorite and go to smoothie recipes.




My favorite thing to do when I make smoothies is cut up banana and put it in a freezer bag. It makes the smoothie taste so  much better instead of using ice.



 She loves to help throw the fruit in , she throws one in and eats another lol

Healthy Fruit smoothie
Handful of frozen fruit (we just buy a ton of frozen fruit that way we have plenty of options) but we mainly use strawberries, blueberries and mangoes 
1 Banana
1 tablespoon Flax seeds
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1/2 a cup or so of almond milk


Mean green
I love making green smoothies 
1 Banana (frozen)
2 tablespoons PB2 (I will occasionally use real PB)
Handful of fresh spinach 
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen strawberries

                 The Hawaiian 
1 cup Frozen pineapple
1/2 cup coconut milk
handful frozen mangoes
handful fresh strawberries

Some days I just grab whatever we have and make my own little concoctions. It fun to let the kids throw in what they want on theirs too.