Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Latina April 2013

Since Spring is coming close, it’s a good time to freshen up your locks. Here are some nifty tips on choosing a color to dye your hair.

“If your eyes have black or blue flecks, you’re cool. You want a  cafe con leche shade to complement the blue-green undertones in your skin. Look  for wheat-colored dyes, which fall into the “ash” category. If your eyes have a golden tint, you’re warm. Your hair already has the colors of the sun, says Rodriguez, so go for a blond that’s golden with honey highlights.”

After you dye it, you  want to make sure the color last. To prolong your color, wash your hair with a sulfate free shampoo and extra moisturizers along with using stylers with UV protection and dry shampoo. Latina recommends -
Photo Credit - Yes to Carrots, Yes to Cucumbers Color protection shampoo type
Photo Credit - Aquage,
Aquage seaextend silkening power infusion

Photo Credit - Kenra, Kenra platinum dry shampoo

One of the new Spring trend is patterned pants. Here how to wear it with your body type -
“If you’re curvy, stay away from cropped skinnies and go for a fit in between fitted and flowy. If you’re petite, ultra skinny pants paired with a nude pump make you taller. To play your curves, wear a large scale print with a boldly colored top. If you’re tall, show off your long legs with pants have a long tapered them. Thin women look super sleek in billowy pants. For a streamline look, choose a top that matches one of the colors in your printed pants. “

April bring showers. Here are some cool accessories -
Photo Credit - Splendid Avenue
Photo Credit -May 28th
Photo Credit - Build Your Own Umbrella

Here are some cool tips about olive oil -
“Exposure to light, heat and air cause olive oil to lose its flavor. Maintain freshness by storing olive oil in a cool, dark place. Most of olive oil’s fat is monounsaturated, which may lessen risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes by lowering LDL [bad] cholesterol and improving blood sugar control, according to the American Heart Association.”

Pick up an issue to find career tips, read an interview with Jessica Alba and other articles.

Country Living April 2013

Everyone is carrying totes these days and shops are giving them out reduced their plastic and paper footprint. Why not get ahead of the crowd and use “Totes Inspired by Tools Bags”. Here are some CL’s picks -
Photo Credit - Apolis
Photo Credit - Deryck Todd

Spring is here! Here are some potters to spruce up your garden -
Photo Credit - West Elm
Photo Credit - Detroit Garden Works
Photo Credit -Terrain

I am sure no one probably has a use for magnifying glasses unless you are me and you like pretending you are a gumshoe on a rainy [it’s really every Sunday] day. Here are some cool picks by CL -
Photo Credit -L'Objet

Photo Credit - Jasyon Homes

Pick up the issue for beauty, decorating, vintage and gardening tips.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sephora Lip Gloss - Rosy Glow

Photo Credit - Sephora
This non sticky gloss imparts a soft rosy glimmer gloss on my lips. I didn’t notice a strong scent or a taste. The gloss doesn’t last really long and my lips are a bit hydrated afterwards [not like a lip balm]. The formula is packed with hydrogrape complex and antioxidants which offers gloss and a bit hydration. I mostly use this gloss for a bit of color on my lips.

Monday, April 22, 2013

NatureBox - Discovery Box

Being a fattie and reading other blogger’s reviews of this [usually while eating] and I just HAD to get this subscription. I was literally the only person alive who didn’t have this [I am a bit of drama queen, can you tell :P ]. The premise of this subscription box is that they deliver healthy and wholesome food directly to your doorsteps.

Lemon Meringue Waffles - I was eating dinner when I opened this box and I wanted to eat these right away...and I did. They have a sweet lemony taste in the beginning and goes a bit bland towards the end. But I noticed after eating a bunch you don’t notice the bland taste anymore. I love how crunchy and tasty this was even though I am not really big on things that taste like lemons.

Italian Bistro Pretzels - I love pretzels. These were super delicious. I love how crunchy they were. The taste reminded me of Italian dressing with a hint Parmesan cheese. Think Combo’s Pretzel Pizzeria flavor would be a good idea of texture [minus the creamy filling] and taste. They were very generous on the seasoning on the pretzel, so it is a bit salty. But at least you will end up drinking tons of water and isn’t that good for your health?

Whole Wheat Raspberry Figgy Bars - These were absolutely delicious! Even my brother who hates everything healthy ate these and loved them. They are like a healthy version of Fig Newtons. I love how they were individually wrapped and were easy to store and snack on easily.

Banana Bread Granola  -  These were sweet and crunchy. My two favorite things.  I noticed a hint of vanilla, which made it yummy but not overpowering. The only downside [for me at least]  there was raisins in the mix. I am not very fond of raisins.

Taj Mahal Snack Mix  - *sigh* again with the raisins. For those who has a sensitive nose and don’t like curry I wouldn’t recommend this to you. I am not avid fan of curry powder but this was an interesting mix. My favorite part was with the sweet almonds against the potent curry powder taste. The dried mango came was second favorite. My only qualm is those small circular disc shaped pieces taste like paper and there was so many of them!