Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies — NancyC

Cookies for breakfast? That sounds like a great idea to me! I found this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies a few years back when I was reviewing Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook and thought this would be a good time to repost them. They are great for busy school day mornings […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies — NancyC

Don’t these look yummy?

I can’t wait to try this breakfast recipe that this blogger made and enjoyed. Great for a nice Sunday morning breakfast or weekday for the kids before school treat. Let me know how you like it. Cause who doesn’t LOVE cookies? Especially for breakfast!!!

Secrets From a … Nail Artist You Need!

I recently had a chance to chat with a nail artist. In my interview I asked her what are her Top 5 Tips for the Nails.

With all the hand washing we are doing and it all taking a toll on our cuticles and finger nails I know you will enjoy her fabulous tips for healthy nails! Hope you put her trade secrets and personal fav’s to work this long holiday weekend.

Or book and appointment with Nina! Her number is 904-234-7161 if you’re lucky enough to live local in Jacksonville Fl. 🌴

Here are her tips and is one of her latest nail creations. So fun! So pretty.

  1. Hydrate- keeping the cuticle area hydrated with a cuticle oil. I prefer my own brand Cula, which consist of vitamin E, jojoba oil, and an essential oil.
  2. Taking vitamins– taking vitamins working from the inside out helps promote healthy nail growth. Vitamins B is best.
  3. Nail growth– Using a nail protein such as Nailtiques protein 2 plus helps train those nails from broken & brittle to healthy strong nails. I recommend polishing every other day for two weeks and evaluating your nail growth from there.
  4. Manicures– keeping the nail plate clean and getting rid of old dead skin cells helps promote nail growth.
  5. Nail tech– choosing the right nail tech that is knowledgeable and knows what there doing to help you take care of your nails.

Did you know the first nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC !

Back to School Tips

Here are a few points of interest that you might even like for your children or grandchildren.

Back to school calls for a trip to the store for a bit of new decor along with school supplies. I love a lipstick 💄 tube lamp. It adds some fun and color to the room. Even when studying. It’s so cute. Isn’t it? Surround your children with mantra’s on framed wall hanging signs like “You are beautiful” .

“You can do it” and more. The stores like Ross, Five Below and Home Goods have some fabulous options for girls and teen decor.

Another idea are lunch or snack bags with designs on them. So fun to eat from especially when you find them with lips on them. These designs with lips in red and in bold pink are adorable and can be used for other things.

Now’s the time to make sure you have sunscreen for children and teens. You can teach them how to apply with their finger or with a clean makeup brush that they will use only for sun protection. it doesn’t have to be expensive. They will feel like they are doing makeup but they are not. And it is a fun way to put it on too. Home schooling or in the school yard they need protection if they are spending time outdoors. A little goes a long way.

Apply sunscreen with a Brush? Yes please!
So much fun!

As for hair care. Detangling hair in the morning can be tough and take some time. Invest in a brand called the Wet Brush and buy a bottle of BOO by So Cozy! This spray for the hair not only detangles all lengths of hair but helps with keeping lice away. Works wonders.

Here is a Crazy for Chocolate 🍫 DIY Lipgloss!

I did not feature it on TV 📺 today but it is a bonus for you!

I thought you’d like to whip it up in your kitchen.

Your daughter or granddaughter can make this and you both can have girl time fun.

It’s fun to try new things and thought you’d like this BONUS recipe I did not show on TV today.

1 tablespoon of coconut oil (Add more if you’d like)

1 Teaspoon of cocoa powder

Mix the two together.

Stir and place in microwave a few seconds.

Pour in a small container. I like to repurpose and reuse. I like to make this recipe and pour in a mini glass jam or jelly jar. You know like you get from room service or mini jars available at a food store. This recipe lasts a week or more. It hydrates the lips and is a chocolate treat in one.

Allow it to cool. After it dries you can apply it to the lips 👄 with a clean finger or Q-Tip.

You’ll want to eat it! But don’t. Just enjoy the yummy chocolate 🍫 taste.

BEYOND Maskne there’s…

Feeling anxious? Feeling uneasy?

I’m feeling it a bit too.

So, with my love for aromatherapy and lavender essential oils. I played around with a few oils and came up with a few tricks to calm me down OR to make me feel good.

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I love 💕 lavender and I also love rose 🌹 essential oils so I took my cloth and a medical mask covering a sprinkled a drop of aromatherapy on each mask. I did not apply it at the mouth or nose. I applied a sprinkle to a corner. Testing how it’s going to feel and work! I fell in love. A little goes a long way.

While these scents may work for me… they may not please you. Test drive one or two and see what you like and enjoy the aroma of one or two that are right for you.

I placed the clean masks in a small baggies and left them in there a few hours. When I opened the baggies the masks smelled so comforting and gave me all the feels.

So, I hope you’ll try scenting a mask to make yourself feel good too. I imagine since I travel on airplanes ✈️ a lot. This aromatic mask idea will work for me. If you love ❤️ to travel give it a whirl too!!

Fake DON’T Bake!

Don’t bake by the pool or at the beach all day! I love Vitamin Sea(and applying a Vitamin C Cream ) but not when it comes to hurting my skin by inflamming it by getting over done laying out in the sun🌞.

unrecognizable woman chilling and tanning at poolside

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So my recipe for a getting a little sun is if you want some rays and a little color either way. Do it in moderation. And if you want a healthy tint that you get to look amazing and your skin to look sexy and fabulous try my new best friend.

I couldn’t say it any better than the company does. Fake Bake Body Glow Bronzing Lotion (Face and Body is a  gentle, tinted moisturizer that is made from the highest-quality ingredients, providing hydration as it accentuates your skin’s best features and it feels so good on the skin too!

Filled with botanicals and vitamins to nourish the skin. I’m kinda addicted.

Body Glow Bronzing Lotion is specially infused with gold micro-flecks to enhance pale or lackluster areas of your body with a healthy-looking luminosity. Designed to complement your natural skin tone, this unique bronzer is perfect for drawing attention to your most eye-catching assets, like cheekbones, collarbone, décolletage, thighs or calves. It even blurred my start of vertices veins in my leg away.

This Fake Bake Body Glow can be applied anywhere you want to add some sparkle. Use clean hands and a kabuki brush for easy blending. And I don’t mean glitter but a luminous pretty sparkling glow!

It smells divine. Like Tahitian vanilla to me.

And oh so sexy on the skin!

So I hope you’ll get a gorgeous glow by faking it with Fake Bake!

 

Happy NO BAKING!

http://www.fakebake.com

Love it or NOT?

Because you’ve asked me to start to do beauty product reviews I’ve decided to do exactly that. While I do own a beauty candy store online and in my city I do like to shop,play and enjoy other brands. And at this present time my shop is only open online and by curbside 💄 pickup.

The Covid cases are ever changing here and rising deaths. I long for my clients and helping them look fabulous and shop.

Since that is not happening in person I started to venture out to a few stores.

I have NOT shopped anywhere BUT the drug store to pick up an RX,grocery store for food and drink and a dollar store since March! Really!  I’m trying to keep my husband,myself, my family and clients healthy and safe from getting Covid-19.

How are YOU doing?

Are you shopping away online?

Have you shopped a lot in your city ?

Or are you basically doing what I am doing? Wearing a mask,social distancing when needed and trying to keep our world healthy.

I recently ventured out longer to another store and picked up ELF liquid eyeliners. While I live for and love a gel liner in my rim. I adore liquid eyeliners even more when it comes to my eye 👁 liner on top.

I prefer it be be the color black. Although dark brown will do too. But not always easy to find. Being Eurasian a combination of Asian and European I love to define my eyes with liner. I love the way it defines and can make my eyes look even more exotic.

I tried the Elf Jet black liner bottom right first in the tube that looks like an inkwell. I did not like it at all. It was messy. When I wore it for a short period of time and went out the door it stared smearing immediately. I found it to be kind watery. I loved the true jet black color though. I would not buy it ever again!!! 😕

  Next, I tried a few days the black liquid eyeliner in the chubby tube. It’s slanted but with a thick like slanted shape and is like a Sharpie marker for eye lining your eyelids or under eyes. It want easy to use and took me a few days to learn how to use it. It worked ok. I don’t think I’d buy it again.

I tried another one for a few days. It is called H2O Proof eyeliner pen in jet black. It is a thinner sleek tube with a felt tip like eyeliner that offers a fine pretty line! It lasted and it did not run all over my eyes, fingers and more like the first one on my list did. I liked it very much. I loved and enjoyed using this easy to use one. No sweat and liner down around my eyes and face.

Lastly and this week I tested the Intense Ink Eyeliner in blackest black. It has a sexy long and sleek felt tip design. The tube is full like the Sharpie one I used and mentioned above. It was versatile and fabulous! It was a breeze to use. And you can make the line as long, thick and as creative as you want it to be! I LOVE ❤️ this one best!

If you’re into black liquid eyeliner like I am … I hope I’ve helped you pick out the right one for you and NOT waste $$$ on something that won’t work too.

PS

I am in LOVE 😍 with Sharpie markers. They give my blog writing and signature life! Wish they made one for the eyes! Oh one can only wish. Maybe one day they will dive into the world 🌎 of beauty!

 

When Summer Blesses us with Blueberries!

You enjoy them in more than one way. A visit from a road side farm stand to the face!

I love blueberries and make healthy delicious smoothies With them and also love to create my own face masks. Yes. I know you can buy face masks quicker! But since were spending so much time at home… why not?

There is only so much banana 🍌 and sour dough bread 🍞 we can make!

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a Yummy face mask:

1/2 cup of plain yogurt

1/2 cup of fresh or FROZEN berries ( especially wonderful on a hot summer day)!

1/2 cup of organic raw 🍯

Rinse the berries and place in a small blender or chopper.

Add the yogurt (plain not flavored) and mix together

Pour or scoop in the honey

Blend until creamy! You’ll be tempted to eat it but don’t! Not yet.

Using clean hands and a soft pastry brush or face mask brush apply this mixture to your clean face.

Allow the mask to rest on your face and relax and soak in some ME Time.

After at least 10 minutes rinse your face with lukewarm water and a wash cloth.

You may store your concoction in a jar or eat the rest of it too!

Do you have a favorite natural recipe you like to use?

Do tell!

 

 

 

 

What color are you wearing today?

I am wearing a pretty bold pink called BEAUTY CANDY today! I think lipsticks are happiness in a tube. They also brighten your complexion and give your face a LIFT! Don’t fall into a rut and use only one. Play away and mix and macth and have some fun!
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                                               HAPPY National Lipstick 💄 day! 🎉

I’ve been celebrating all day! It is one of my favorite days of the year! Mask cover or not. I wear one and it makes me feel pretty and keeps my lips hydrated too.

Did you know the first form of a lipstick was made with ingredients like: Beeswax, deer tallow and more?

And the first real lipstick created was made in France 🇫🇷 and was applied with a lip brush! 💋

Kelli is wearing a shade called Sweet Lips!

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This lovely gal is feeling the lipstick love in BLUE!

No matter what shade you love wearing. Enjoy!

You can never have enough lipsticks or balms. Can we?

woman wearing blue lipstick

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Sweet Dreams Darling

 

Are you Sleepless in Seattle like me? I find a lot of us are. This pandemic isn’t very pretty and a bit stressful too.

So here are a few tips I use or have started to use to get better sleep that I find are working and make me look better when I wake up too.

Drinking tea like Chamomile or Holy Basil are calming to the nervous system and great to enjoy a cup an hour or so before you go to bed.

clear glass bowl beside yellow flower

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Buy fresh lavender online and get some muslin or organza bags you can find at the craft or Dollar store. Make yourself some fresh lavender bud sachets. Place in pillowcase or hang from the bed post. The soothing and calming scent will make you feel relaxed. You can even make an eye mask with them if you like to sew.

photo of white pink and yellow ceramic mug and saucer

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Take a bath…Especially if you are a shower guy or gal. Baths are miracle workers and can really settle you down after a long day. Even more so now. Use Epsom salts and add a few drops of jojoba and lavender oil. I like the brand called Aura Cacia. Did you know they even make lavender tea? So delightful to the tongue and to your spirits.

If you want to refresh tired feet soak them in a water basin and give them a bath with a few drops of peppermint oil.

Discover Spongelle... it is a hand wash buffer sponge that gives you  at least 40 hand washings and sanitizes too. More effective at removing germs and dirt than soap alone. The best part it has aromatherapy like ThymeTea Tree Oil. You can use it in a bath,in the shower or hand washing. You can even travel with it. Since we need to wash our hands often and haven’t been able to get manicures. I love to use this to keep clean especially for behind the finger nails. I’ve cut my nails back and love how clean and soft yet not dry my hands are.

A good nights sleep I think also requires clean pretty sheets and a lush BETTER  pillow. I found a pillow that is great to not only sleep with but helps with sleep wrinkles,Morning puffiness and marks. Bye Bye puffy face when you wake up in the morning!

Sleep and Glow  is designed with your face in mind! And is the brand and I can’t wait for you to check it out too.

http://www.sleepandglow.com

Make a nightly SLEEP ritual… and I wish you Sweet Dreams!

This week I featured these tips on River City Live on TV here in Jacksonville Florida. The video is available below and or on YouTube too.

http://www.rivercitylive.com                       http://www.news4jax.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget this beauty tip!

My sister called me upset.

She had pink eye (or so she thinks) she said her eyes 👀 were kind of closed shut!!! For days!

She like me is in love with a good black eyeliner applied to the inner rim of the eye for definition.

I asked her if she used anything new?

She said no just the same gel eyeliner I get from you! I asked is she sharpening it on a regular basis and she said yes. I also professionally recommended to her to wash her pencil sharpener regularly and she shouted ” What?” “WASH my eyeliner pencil sharpener?”

She told me in all her life she never ever washed it.” Do you really mean I need to wash it?” This sister is older than me and an artist and fashion illustrator. I couldn’t believe she does not do it yet treats her art supplies and palettes 🎨 like gold.

Needless to say, I just mailed her a new sharpener for her eyeliners. I encouraged her to book an appointment with her dermatologist or M.D.

Here’s my simple recipe to disinfect your eye 👁 and lip pencils.

And by the way, you need a different one for each type product. You can’t use the same one. You don’t want lip pigment in your eye area and you don’t want a dark eye liner around your lips when you apply lipliner. Get it?

What you will need:

1 bottle of Dawn dish washing liquid

1 box of alcohol wipe pads from the drug store.

Pointed Q-Tips

Soak your sharpeners in soapy water. Pull out of the sink.

Next take a Q-tip and place it into the hole. And clean all around the area inside and on the backside. There will be pencil residue all in there.

Next, I rinse it and get any Q-Tip residue out the sharpener if there is any.

Then I wipe down with an alcohol pad. Or you can use anti-bacterial wipes. Do not rinse afterwards.

Allow the sharpener to dry. You’re disinfected and ready to go.

If you want to be even more sanitary. Use SterileLight and place it on the sanitizing case. Check them out on Instagram.

*NEVER share sharpeners or eye makeup or any makeup for that matter.

Be careful,clean and safe girls! Your eyes need TLC attention. Not worth losing your eyesight over. Germs are all around us!

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