Tuesday, November 27, 2012

COOKING TUTORIAL: Eat Clean/Burn Fat Food Regimen + Meal Prep Video Details


So here is my new eat clean [bodybuilder pre-competition style] food regimen! Again, you DO NOT want to eat like this all year round. This is just to kick start the road to my 6-pack :) It is very hard not to cheat on this kind of regimen, but you can allow yourself a couple indulgences on the weekend so long as you do extra cardio to make up for them! After the first week of adjusting to the lower carb level, my body has never felt more energetic.. and I go to the gym at LEAST four times a week. I lift heavy AND do cardio (both in the PM, as I dislike morning work outs). It might be overkill for some, but it's the best way to see results fast. Like I said, I was down to 100 pounds after two weeks..even if that was just my AM weight hehe. So now I am back on the diet to shed my Thanksgiving cheat week weight, and I will not be cheating until the end of December! Hope this video inspired you to start eating cleaner, and gave you some ideas as to where you can start :)




Meal Breakdown **This is personalized for me, 5'0 tall & 105-107 lbs at start of diet**:
Breakfast) Protein Shake with Water - one scoop of ON Platinum Chocolate with 1/2 cup Quick Oats
Meal A) 3 oz Chicken Breast with 3 oz Sweet Potatoes
Shake 2) Protein Shake with Water - one scoop of ON Platinum Chocolate
Meal B) 3 oz Chicken Breast with 3 oz Greens - asparagus, green beans, snow peas, etc.
Shake 3) Protein Shake with Water - one scoop of ON Platinum Chocolate
Dinner) 3 oz Tilapia Filets with 3 oz Greens - asparagus, green beans, snow peas, etc.


The Spices Shown in the Intro [I mix these up depending on my mood]:

Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic
McCormick Garlic Pepper Grinder


McCormick Lemon Pepper Grinder
Trader Joe's Smoked Paprika
Trader Joe's Garlic Powder
Private Selection Black Peppercorn Grinder
Morton's Lite Salt
PAM Olive Oil Cooking Spray


The Spices/Herbs/Food Cooked in the Video:
Fresh Onion
Fresh Lemon
Fresh Basil Leaves
Fresh Garlic Cloves
PAM Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle [frozen chicken breasts from Costco]
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime [frozen tilapia filets from Costco]
Private Selection Black Pepper Grinder [asparagus from Ralph's]
Sweet Potatoes [from Costco]

Tools Used:
Aluminum Foil
Baking Tray and Sheet
Taylor Digital Food Scale [from Target]
Tupperware [Ziploc brand]

Hoodie:
RVCA

Nail Polish:
Dior Safari Beige

Camera Used:
Canon 7D & 50 mm 1.4 lens

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sephora VIB Sale Haul + Mini Reviews of Products


Hello, everyone! I apologize for the slight delay in posting this video. My blog was down for a bit this weekend and earlier this week because of a domain host change, so I was scrambling to make sure all was in order before I filmed any videos. Hope you enjoy this quick haul!



Makeup Haul/Reviewed Products:
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
Sunday Riley Soft Focus Pressed Powder in 125W
Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Safari Beige
Sephora Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush


Makeup Worn:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B30
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
Sunday Riley Soft Focus Pressed Powder in 125W [nose & slightly on the cheeks only]
Sephora Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush & Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Tom Ford Cream Shadow in Platinum with Burberry Shadow in Pale Barley
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Chanel Glossimer in Volupte

Nails:
Dior Red Royalty


Hair:
Air Dry, Natural


Hoodie:
RVCA

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tom Ford Fall 2012 Makeup Collection Review + Tutorial Video Details


My lovely Tom Ford addicts, thanks so much for your patience as I put this video together. I will try to feature more Tom Ford in the future, as I know many of you would like to see his products in action more often. And I do realize not everyone is interested in Tom Ford Beauty, but whatever your rationale, please be considerate and try to understand that I am covering everyone's requests and preferences as best as I can. Thank you very much for supporting this channel and all my efforts!



Make-up Reviewed/Worn/Used:
Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation in 05
Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation [Concealer] in 04
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in 04 Espresso
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
Becca Mineral Bronzing Powder in Duende
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Tom Ford Eye Color Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Emerald Lust with MAC 239 & 226, Sigma E35
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink with MAC 231 and Velour Lash In the City False Lashes
Tom Ford Cheek Color Blush in Narcissist with Shu Uemura 20H Blush Brush
Tom Ford Lip Color Lipstick in Aphrodisiac
Chanel Glossimer in Glaze

*Shown: Tom Ford Lip Color in Flamingo

Nails:
Tom Ford Dominatrix Fall '12
Glitter - YSL Holiday '12

Ring:
Yves Saint Laurent Arty

Tank:
Lululemon

Earrings:
Forever 21

Friday, November 9, 2012

YSL Holiday '12 Northern Lights Makeup Collection + Video Details


I love the vivid colors in the YSL Holiday make-up collection and hope you will, too! Some people complain about the lack of pigmentation in designer beauty products, but you will not be able to leverage that complaint against these beautifully executed palettes from YSL this season. When wet, the shadows last ALL day while maintaining their vibrancy! Hope you enjoy the review and this fun twist on the standard smoky eye for the holidays :)

What Mr. Simmonds, the Creative Makeup Director of YSL Beaute had to say about the collection:  "During my childhood I was fascinated by the northern lights – also known as Aurora borealis – with its incredible vitality and color, which can never forget in life. You inspired me to this collection with exceptionally bright colors, laced with violet and midnight-blue hues and dotted with pearl highlights … like a grand night sky!"



Makeup Reviewed/Used in video:
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
YSL Boreal Eyeshadow Palette with MAC 239, Sigma E35, Sigma E45
YSL Shocking Effet Faux Cils Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen in Black
YSL Shocking Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in 7
YSL Cream Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in 7 [Gold] with Sigma Angled Liner Brush
Velour False Lashes in Lash in the City
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in 3
Becca Mineral Bronzer in Duende with Sigma Duo Fibre brush
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 1
Chanel Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insouciance

*Mentioned but not Used: Pure Chromatics Eye Palette in 12

Nails:
Tom Ford Dominatrix
YSL La Laque Couture Premiere Neige Top Coat in 33


Earrings:
Betsey Johnson Pearl/Rhinestone Studs [@LBBag]


Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Review + Tutorial Video Details


Hello, everyone! This is probably the longest collection review + tutorial duo video that I have produced in ages. But there was a lot to be said, so many questions to address that I could not afford to leave out. Please note, if you did not properly hear during the review.. Notorious is officially my favorite contouring powder. It might be a satin finish powder, but it is so versatile! D&G's Tan would be my next favorite contouring product for everyday use since that can actually be used as a blush. It just depends on your preferences, but both products should work on all fair and medium to medium tan skin tones! Happy shopping :)



P.S. I didn't even mention the limited edition gold Illusion D'Ombre from this collection because it was very sheer. It fell short of my expectations, for it was missing the lush mousse texture of the Mirifique or Epatant Illusion D'Ombres.

Makeup/Tools Used:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Liquid Foundation in B30
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Painterly Paint Pot as eyeshadow base
Chanel Harmonie du Soir Eyeshadow Palette with Sigma E45 Brush, Chanel 2 Brush [old]
Chanel Automatic Pen Liquid Liner in Black & Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in White with MAC 239
Velour Lashes in Lash in the City with Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Chanel Notorious Sculpting Veil with Suqqu Cheek Brush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Narcisse with Shu Uemura 20h Cheek Brush
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Impatience
Chanel Glossimer in Sweet Beige

Makeup Also Shown/Mentioned in Review:
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Tan
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret PINK V-Neck

Earrings:
JewelMint Forever Audrey

Lenses:
Clear prescription only

Hair:
No Styling

Friday, November 2, 2012

My October 2012 Favorites [Hits & Misses] + Video Details



Another Favorites episode! This one is a little longer than usual because I wanted to thoroughly review all the products. I also included a lot of permanent products since I will be busy with limited edition, seasonal collections this month! Also, please note: I am not trying to torture anyone by prolonging the release of my Chanel Holiday 2012 review + tutorial video. Chanel does not send me product, I had to wait for my Nordstrom store to receive the collection (always later than Chanel.com or other department stores on the East Coast). Then I actually use and test out the products as thoroughly as possible before I film a review.. otherwise, it would just be a first impressions video, right? I filmed the video the other day, and it still needs to be edited. I will have it uploaded on Monday evening! Thanks again for your patience.



Makeup/Jewelry Reviewed:
Ingot AMC Matte Gel Liners in 90 and 77 [Brown & Black, respectively]
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Urban Decay Vice Palette
Mabelline Volume Express Falsies Waterproof Mascara in Black
Lancome Hypnose STAR Mascara
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
ASOS Stackable Chevron "Zig Zag" Enamel Rings, size S
ASOS Stackable Chevron "Zig Zag" Metal Rings, size S
DailyLook set of gold Chevron Bracelets

Makeup Worn:
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Eyebrow Pencil in Espresso
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in 90 Brown
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche

Ring:
Daily Look

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Only

Nails:
Chanel Malice from Holiday '12

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Cotton Lingerie Tee
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