Monday, February 20, 2017

Recipe: Banana Bread Lovers, You Got to Taste My Incredible Protein Packed Banana-Oat Bread!

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This makes a delectable protein-rich banana bread with more of a muffin-like texture.


Today, I have a really wonderful recipe to share when you have overly ripe bananas that you don’t want to waste.  Unlike a typical texture of banana bread, my recipe has a lighter texture and added food value from the addition of uncooked rolled oats along with extra vanilla that when combined give a delicious flavor of how those ingredients play off the goodness of those bananas. 

Furthermore, you won’t find an easier recipe.  My Protein Packed Banana-Oat Bread involves just mixing by hand, smashing the bananas and adding the ingredients in stages to combine through before baking.  What can be better than that you may ask?  The answer is simple–-eating it!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

What Else to Look for When Considering a New Foundation for Ultimate Beauty Happiness!

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This beauty doesn't take chances with her perfect complexion when it comes to products.


Start with a formula that is geared to your skin type.  Naturally, you’ll want one capable of doing more for your complexion just than evening out your skin tone or hiding flaws. Therefore, when shopping you may want to check those foundations for the advantages of extra skin care benefits before purchasing.

The number one thing that is essential is a foundation with SPF of at least 15, but optimally SPF 30 or higher.

Antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E and skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, algae, peptides, grapeseed and coconut oils among others can help protect against free radicals and moisturize. If your complexion tends to be oily, then an ingredient such as kaolin can better keep the shine to a minimum.

Though as wonderful as those anti-aging treatment foundations may be, there is something that you should remember.  Layering your skin care products, which also might have anti-aging ingredients could backfire to irritate when those technically advanced ingredients meet on your face.  For example, retinol is commonly found in such foundations, but it can cause a photosensitivity of the skin.  This is why retinol in your skin care products is ideally used before you go to bed.

Furthermore, how can you expect the same extent of skin care results just from one foundation product, despite a hefty price? I'm talking about longer lasting help such as with lifting and firming of sagging or wrinkled skin once that treatment foundation comes off.  

Therefore, give some thought first and read those labels carefully before trusting your complexion completely to that anti-aging treatment foundation over separate makeup and skin care products, especially if your skin is on the sensitive side.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Knowing the Proper Amount of Hair Styling Products to Use Could Give Better Hair Days!


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As one that takes her hair seriously, this beauty knows how important these styling guidelines are.


Beautiful, manageable hair is what we always are striving for when we play with our hair. Sometimes though, the outcome of our finished style can be disappointing like when your hair refuses to do what you need and you end up overloading the product.  Instead of helping with texture, you ruin the look.  However, you can save yourself some grief according to a few hair stylists I talked to using these recommended amounts. 

If a serum is a hair staple to you, then stick with a small, dime-size amount.

Cream styling products are ones that you can use a bit more of, figure the size of a quarter. This amount will give you more than enough control regardless of short, medium or even long hair.

You might prefer wax products.  Being the case, a nickle size amount is all that you should be applying. 

Gels are styling products that you can apply more liberally.  Think of the size of a silver dollar when you measure some out.

Mousse products are ones that you can have the most freedom with when dispensing.  Pump out enough to practically fill the palm of your hand.

Regardless of the form of styling product, here is a way that you can double check if you got the amount right in case you forget.  What you do is measure out the product and rub it in the palm of your hand to warm it first.  If it starts dripping and making a mess, then stop and wipe some off before taking your hands to your head since you used too much.  Keep this in mind and you will stay beautiful!

Friday, February 17, 2017

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment and Argan Oil Hydrating Mask Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**


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These two One 'n Only Argan Oil hair products run about $10.


My hair falls victim to heat styling tools, products and hair coloring that can rob it of moisture, shine and give it a hard feel when touched.  Therefore, I make it a point to regularly condition.  I had never tried any of the Argan Oil hair line from One ‘n Only, but wanted to see how these two hair repair products would treat my own thick, normal textured hair as well as my mother’s coarse, wiry textured hair for coaxing our hair beauty back.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Some Simple Calming Ways to Stay Focused When Stressed



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This beauty is redirecting her stress instead of concentrating on it.


The reality is stress is a part of life.  Regardless of how well adjusted you may be, but everyone is subject to experiencing this emotion at times.  The challenge is not letting it dictate our lives, but instead channeling that energy elsewhere.  Below are some a few helpful methods that could make all the difference for smoother sailing for your mental well-being during those rough times.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BaByliss PRO ITALO Luminoso Dryer Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**


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Meet what could be the new best friend of your thick hair, BaByliss  PRO ITALO Luminoso Dryer!


If you’re struggling trying to find the best dryer to handle thick hair because you’re thinking of replacing your current one because it is not powerful enough, then let me tell you about my new BaByliss PRO ITALO Luminosa Dryer that arrived for this review.

This model happens to be a workhorse of a dryer with 2,000 watts for faster drying time that uses ceramic heat technology, which is ideal for locking in the hair’s moisture while adding extra shine. It also came with a narrow concentrator nozzle when you are directing that hair in a specific spot.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Some Loving Valentine’s Day Inspiration!

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Put your loving touch to work this Valentine's Day!


I am a romantic and appreciate the candy, roses and jewelry that my guy takes the time to give me each Valentine’s Day along with a cozy, candle lit dinner at a nice restaurant or at home, depending on prior commitments. What I’m saying is that every couple celebrates this special day in their own way.  Here is what I like to do to start this holiday.

Before anyone else is up, I take care of my appearance first by getting dressed, perfumed and putting my makeup on. After all, you want to be attractive for your guy–-not just for one day but every day.  Sometimes, women can be too tired and forget the importance that a little grooming effort makes to keep your man’s attention focused on you.

It’s also fun to serve something to please your guy’s ravenous hunger when he appears for Valentine’s Day breakfast.  Therefore, I make sure to cook something to start this day off right with what I call Love Muffins, scrambled eggs with mushrooms and cheese, over a toasted English muffin.

He always gets a charge out of that breakfast entree once he sees those Love Muffins on his plate.  As silly as it may sound, I can see the love unfold in his eyes at this small, but  flirtatious  gesture.

Of course, you can’t let him leave the table without some kisses.  Strawberry kisses come next with a plate of fresh strawberries.  You may want to put your caressing fingers to work and feed him one at a time, but he will want to return the gesture while you tempt him with that sweet, red juice that always finds its way to your lips. 

Though it may be harder for him to leave the table–-and you, taking some extra time for a quiet Valentine’s Day breakfast before the rest of the gang is up, will send him with thoughts of you and what’s in store for later.

I hope added a smile and fueled your inspiration this Valentine’s Day.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  


Monday, February 13, 2017

M Ference & Co.'s Timeless Engravings--Hand-Crafted American Made Jewelry Can Help You Shine!

**Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post for M Ference & Co.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**


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Their specialized engraving process gives each piece incredible detail and texture.




A meaningful piece of hand-crafted jewelry from M Ference & Co. is one that you’ll never want to take off. When you find such a special piece, it is a reflection of you so that you may shine your brightest.  

It is easy to see what distinguishes this United States company from their competition.  It is their care and precision of jewelry artistry using a 100-year-old Swiss special relief engraving method that produces more intricate, delicate etching that makes their collection unique.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Recipe: Winter Is the Ideal Time to Warm Up With My Delicious Ham-Penne Casserole!

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Making dinner couldn't be an easier than with my recipe.


Nothing tastes better to me than a tasty casserole when it’s freezing outside.  The casserole that I want to share is not only delicious, but another easy recipe that you won’t be stuck laboring in the kitchen for all that long.  

My Ham-Penne Casserole has a velvety-cream cheese and mushroom soup-based sauce accented beautifully with just some prepared mustard along with onion and garlic powers to bring up maximum flavor from ham.  Topped with toasted buttered breadcrumbs and Parmesan, this casserole is hearty, rich and sure to become a favorite, if your family is anything like mine.