Sunday, July 12, 2015

Shrimp, Mushroom and Potato Frittata

Ah, Sunday Funday! My favorite day of the week :)
There's something about Sunday's that just brightens up our moods. For me, it's the thought of Sunday brunch with my girlies; sitting out in the sun, drinking bottomless mimosa's, girl talk and devouring delicious brunch meals.

After my workout this morning, the thought of a homemade brunch sounded right up my alley and I decided on a Shrimp and Potato Frittata.




Here's What You'll Need



2 medium sized potatoes
1/3 cup of raw peeled shrimp
2 eggs
1/4 cup of chopped baby spinach
1/4 cup of egg whites
1/4 cup of mushrooms
1/3 chopped green bell pepper
1 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tbsp of garlic powder
1/2 tbsp of black pepper
1/2 tbsp of garlic salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Crack eggs and egg whites into a large bowl, add garlic salt and beat until it's well blended.

Heat an 8-inch nonstick an oven safe skillet on medium heat. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat for 1 minute then add the potatoes and season with garlic powder and black pepper. Cover and cook the potatoes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until it's tender.


Add the raw peeled shrimp to the potatoes and cook covered for 3-5 minutes or until it turns pink.




Then add the chopped spinach, bell peppers and mushrooms to the mix and cook for another 3 minutes.


Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the edges are set.


Move the skillet into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Broil for 2 minutes to brown the top of the frittata. 


Let the frittata cool and serve with toast or mixed fruit.


Frittata is a fun meal to make in the sense that you can add whatever you want from different assortments of meats to cheese. Mine is a healthier option, hence the fact that I skipped the cheese and added egg whites instead of 4 whole eggs.

Happy Brunching :)











Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Quinoa and Banana Pancake

Nothing makes me as happy as the thought of breakfast/brunch food. I mean c'mon, there's always bacon and coffee involved, and eggs, and potatoes, and french toast, and mimosas and PANCAKES!

Last week, my sister mentioned banana pancakes to me and it stuck in my head and this morning, the thought of fluffy pancakes invaded my mind and I found it hard to function, seriously, haha. So obviously, I decided on banana pancakes with a twist (if you know me well, you'd know that I always "twistify" everything I make).

What better way to try out new pumpkin recipes especially with Pumpkin season around the corner :)


And believe it or not, this only takes 5 minutes to prep and if you're into clean eating like me, this is PREFECT!



Here's What You'll Need

1 banana
2 eggs
1/4 tsb of pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup of quinoa flour

Instructions



  1. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork. Add in the eggs, quinoa flour and pumpkin pie spice and mix well.
  2. Grease a hot pan with cooking spray or whatever you would use normally,  ladle the batter and cook until both sides are golden brown.

Believe it or not, that's it, :). I served mine with maple syrup and mixed berries.

Happy Brunching :)















Monday, July 6, 2015

A Very Berry Breakfast




Let's face it, we've all been there. Alarm goes off when you're just getting around to actually sleeping, and all you want to do is snooze forEVER! The thought of preparing a full course breakfast meal usually sounds aggravating.

My answer is "BerryGreekOla" (plain Greek yogurt with berries of any kind, granola and honey). It's my favorite way to combat those morning blues. Packed with protein, a healthy dose of carbs and fiber, this bowl of goodness is also a perfect post workout meal.


Oh wait, don't forget the coffee... gotta have coffee!

Monday, December 2, 2013

10 Signs You're a Beauty Addict



Hopefully this post will help you come to terms with your inner beauty addict, hehe

  1. Your medicine cabinet holds skincare products and zero medicine.
  2. You have 20 different shades of red lipstick in your makeup stash and you keep buying more. Perhaps, in hopes that you eventually will find THE perfect red lipstick.
  3. The sound of 20% off VIB sale at Sephora gives you such an adrenaline rush that you fail to realize that the products you purchase will in fact be 80% on.
  4. When you hear the words orgasm or deep throat, the first thing you think about is Nars Cosmetics.
  5. You're constantly talking about going on a "no buy" but end up doing more buying than no buying.
  6. You think brush cleaning is the worst chore ever.
  7. Your eye cream sometimes holds a special place in your fridge.
  8. You sometimes feel like you take care even more care of your skin than a dermatologist.
  9. You see someone wear a bright neon lip color in the fall and you wonder what planet they're from.
  10. If large pores were human, you will annihilate the sucker!


Go on, share with me some signs that you are a beauty addict.

xoxo
Michelle

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Face #1


Why hello there, I missed you all so so much and I apologize for disappearing without notice.
Today's look emphasizes the lips while keeping the rest of the face close to bare and honestly, this trend has dominated my entire summer. 

Complexion Perfection


Other than periodic stress breakouts, my skin has been doing very well. But regardless of how my skin chooses to behave, I truly do appreciate the power of a lightweight light to medium coverage foundation/ base so I opted for the new Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation in #86, I used Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Cafe to cover up dark circles (or excess baggage, lol) then I set it all with Chanel Les Beiges #70.

The Eyes



For my eyes, I really wanted something that screams "bare", I used 2 matte shadows by Bobbi Brown,  Cocoa #13 all over my lids and Black Plum in my crease. Using Clarins 3 dot liner, I applied it very close to my lash line to create an illusion of fuller lashes then I va va voomed my lashes with Chanel Le Volume Mascara.

The Cheeks



I wanted a natural flush on my cheeks that is extremely brown girl friendly and I used Bobbi Brown's Plum Blush and highlighted with the ever so gorgeous Sephora Micro Smooth Baked Luminizer in Star Dust.

The Lips



So here is the fun part, my favorite lip combo so far this year. I lined my lips with Mac Currant Lip Liner, then I applied Mac Heroine Lipstick and glossed it up with YSL Glossy Stain #30 Mauve Fusain.



Hope you've enjoyed reading and I'll definitely keep these coming.

xoxo
Michelle



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Laura Mercier Midnight Caviar Eyeliner


I've been using Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Midnight for about a year now. For the first 4 months after I got it, I was certain it was black but wondered why it was called it "midnight" ...
It's actually a really deep blue and it definitely almost looks black.


Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliners before activated looks like an eyeshadow, you can use it wet or dry but if you want the full color payoff, you will have to add water (about 2 drops) and work your brush into the product to create a paste like consistency.
I haven't used this in my waterline because I am as scared as a mouse to waterline my eyes, but, It stays on all day which in my case is around 14 hours.
I did have a hard time finding the perfect brush to use with this product, I'm not much of an angled brush user for eyeliners, I prefer using pointed eyeliner brushes in general and the Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Liner Brush is perfect!





Once you get a hang of how to use this, you will LOVE it. 

So what do you think about this?
I really like the fact that you can control the texture and opacity that you want by either adding more or less water.

xoxo
Michelle

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Becca Beach Tint in Papaya


Becca beach tints are sheer stains for the cheeks and lips, they can be layered for a bit more intensity but generally, they provide a very natural looking flush of color to the lips and cheeks.


With spring in the air, I felt Papaya to be an appropriate color for me, it's a very bright orange with a pinch of red. I placed a little dot of it on my cheeks and spread it out with a small stippling brush. I also dabbed a little on my lips and added a touch of clear gloss for added moisture.

The consistency is creamy but it's oil free, it blends into the skin and doesn't feel tacky at all which is probably because of it's water resistant nature that also helps it stay put of a good amount of time (around 8 hours)


Details on my face
Revlon colorstay foundation in Cappuccino
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in extra deep
Sephora eyeshadow in western leather
Laura Mercier caviar eyeliner in midnight
Givenchy noir couture mascara
Becca beach tint in papaya (cheek and lips)


For .24oz of product, you may fear this isn't going to last but all you need is a little.

What are some of your favorite Becca products?

xoxo
Michelle



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