Saturday, July 14, 2012

Babysitting & Facials

Last night we babysat my niece Sofia.  We love, love, love her!!  She's sassy and smart and so cute.  The minute she arrived, she asked for a facial.  She asked about 20 times in a row.  "I want a facial, I want a facial, I want a facial, I want a facial".  You get the point.  Here's the cutie-patootie.


Already in her PJs and ready to go!


A relaxing "massage".


Cleansing.


Thumb"s" up!

Disclaimer:  No children were harmed in the making of this post.  Nothing but water, sponges and Ti-Ti's hands touched Sofi's face.  LOL

Friday, July 13, 2012

Prom Makeup

I love what I do!!






Confident Smiles.  Beautiful Faces.  Gorgeous inside and out!

Linking to
Positively Splendid

Empanadas!

I am so glad that I came across this post...

http://moncstories.blogspot.com/2012/07/uruguayan-empanadas.html

I love to cook, but I am afraid of "baking".  Vivian made it look so easy that I had to try.  Here is the result.


I need a "real" rolling pin, but I sure got a work-out with the mini-pin from Pampered Chef.


I used a different filling.  Chicken & Potatoes.


A little "wonky" but ok. 


Looking better...


In the oven.  Anticipation!


Yay!!


Dinner for two.

Re-Growing Veggies from Roots

I've been hitting the Pinterest hard and I just had to try this!!!  Guess what... it works. 

http://www.thekitchn.com/re-growing-green-onions-grow-your-scallions-back-on-your-windowsill-165274

Here's my first and third day photos.  I am trying scallions, leeks and chicory. 

These are the scallions and leeks. The ones on the left were started first.
These are the chicory roots. The one on the right was started first.
Progress on the scallion/leek.
Progress on the chicory.

Color me veggie!

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The Shabby Nest

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Facial Cleansing

Washing your face is a daily must. It's the only way to remove dirt, makeup and excess oils that can make your skin unhealthy and less than appealing.


Normal, combination and oily skin can be washed twice per day. You can skip the morning wash for dry skin. Never use soap or products intended for the body as it tends to be harsh and drying. Hot water is a no-no as well. Some people opt for the ice cold water a la “Mommy Dearest” but warm is best for cleansing and you can finish with a cold splash to close up the pores.

If your face is particularly “grimy” or you’re wearing a lot of makeup, I like to use an “oil” cleanser first and then follow up with a mild facewash product. Every now and then, makeup removing wipes are ok to use. However, I find that there’s no substitute for good old-fashioned washing.

For skin that is particularly prone to clogged pores, facial sponges are a good idea. A lot of people also like to use "scrubs" (like that St. something or other). I find that the scrub particles should be a lot finer for the scrub to be useful. If the particles are too big, you will just be scratching the face. The St. whatever is best left for body use!

Next post will be on Toning.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Relined Drawers

I found some really cute black & white contact paper at the Dollar Store the other night. This drawer was crying for help...





The guidelines on the back of the paper make it simple to cut


Stick into place

Enjoy the clean, organized drawer!




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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Braided Sweatshirt

I just had to try my hand at one of these braided sweatshirts...
http://greeneggsnhamm.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-braided-sweatshirt.html

Here's my go at it. Pardon the "less than yummy" pix!!


Plain ol' sweatshirt




Cut the collar off



Measure and cut the loops on sleeves (the pen had nothing to do with it!)




Pull the loops through successively




Sew anchor "buttons" on the ends to secure the last loop