Monthly Archives: November 2015

Homemade detox lemonade tea

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Raise your hand if you over indulged last week during thanksgiving! Uh yeah, my hand is raised high! Thankfully it wasn’t on sugary desserts, but only because we only had one sweet potato pie that I picked up at Publix, and banana pudding. By the way, Publix makes a pretty good pie, for being store bought. I haven’t tasted the infamous Patti pie, but I think it could give it a run for its money! 

On another note, I had planned on making yummy homemade vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese icing…but they turned out horrible, and by horrible I mean they wouldn’t rise so they ended up in the trash. Something must have went wrong with doubling the recipe. The original recipe only made 12 cupcakes, but oh no I had to be greedy and double it to make 24 and look where that got me, nowhere!!!! So that’s what happened to the desserts! 

Anyway, after all the food that went in my belly, I felt bloated and just plain over stuffed so I made this awesome detox tea that I had seen someone post on Facebook. 

  Not pictured but included in the original recipe is cayenne pepper. Supposedly it aides in digestion if you were to drink this right after a big meal. I didn’t add it to my tea but maybe next time. It actually tastes really good and even if the detox claims are untrue I’ll continue to drink it. 

Grab a mug and all you have to do is add the juice of 1 lemon along with a pinch of each of the spices, and a little honey, then add a cup of boiling hot water. Mix well, and drink up! 
I can tell you that this definitely gets things going, if you know what I mean. So if that’s the detox effect then it does work! 

Have you ever tried this concoction and what do you think? 

Hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday! 

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Red lip Wednesday! 

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Two things I love, a bold lip and a matte lippie! 2015 seems to be the year of the matte lip and I’m here for all of it! 

MAC is by far my fav lippie brand but at $17 each, I’m always willing to try a more economical alternative! 

I’ve gotten 2 of the Loreal Le Matte lippies and I absolutely love them, plus they’re less than $10 #winning!!!! 

Today I just felt like going bold with a red lip, and it also goes with the skirt I’m wearing! 

    
This one is called Mad For Matte. Not a good name for a bold red, but it’s an awesome red for when you want to go full on red! 

  
Have you tried this matte from Loreal yet? 

Darn good green smoothie 

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I’ve been on a weight loss/healthy eating journey for awhile now. For the past few months, my go-to, fav breakfast is a green smoothie. It’s filling, low on calories, and pretty inexpensive to make! 

All you need is a blender and it doesn’t have to be a super expensive one. Mine is a black & decker that I got from Walmart for around $30. Although I’d love to have a Ninja or Vitamix, the B&D works just fine! 

I’ve found that the secret to the perfect green smoothie is to break down the greens with water on pulse in the blender first before adding the rest of the ingredients. 

For this one you only need: 

  • Spinach
  • Frozen fruit
  • Flax/Chia seed
  • OJ
  • Water

  
First, toss a handful of spinach in the blender and add 4 oz of water. On pulse break the greens down for a few seconds. 

Next add the rest of the ingredients. I’m guilty of not measuring, but add a handful of fruit, 4 oz of OJ, and a little flax/chia seed. I use Trop 50 OJ for less sugar and calories. 

Another thing I’ve found that makes the consistency better is to blend for a few minutes. It may seem like a long time, but the longer I blend, the better my smoothies turn out! 

I make this the night before and it still tastes yummy the next day! 

Let me know what you think! Do you have any fav green smoothie recipes? 

New fall nail color

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It’s been a looooonnng week! I was away from home all week for work and my nails were looking a hot mess! One of my first stops after being reunited with my own vehicle was the nail salon! 

I also needed more of an awesome conditioner that did wonders for my hair the other week at Sally’s so I figured while I was there I’d pick up a new color to take with me to the salon! Do you take your own polish to the salon too? Really my reason is that I can extend my pedi’s life by touching up the chipped polish if I have my own! 

Here’s the polish that I’m wearing. It’s by China Glaze and called recycled. It’s a really pretty grey. I really am on a grey kick, anything from polish to clothing to accessories, I’m loving anything grey right now! 

  

Have you found any cool, new colors that you’re loving for fall? And are you also in love with grey? 

The awesomeness of ponchos!

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This fall I am loving the poncho trend! Thanks to the 70s fashion revival I am really having fun with bringing back some old trends from my favorite decade (fashion wise)!

I had a poncho or two years ago that I wish I had saved! The bad thing about once I find something I like, I tend to want the same thing in every color/pattern that exists! So yeah, I’m now on my 4th poncho! 

The one I’m wearing today I found  at Ross. It’s a cute Aztec pattern. 

  Pardon the background. I’m hotel living this week for work, so no I don’t have this drab furniture anywhere in my house 😉

Another awesome thing about ponchos is that they hide everything! Feeling a little extra fluffy? Just throw on a poncho and problem solved!!! 

I’ve been waiting for the temps to drop enough to wear this because it’s kind of heavy, so yay I got to wear it today! 

Where I got it: 

  • Poncho and jeans: Ross
  • Booties: Hautelook 

Have you jumped on the poncho trend yet? What do you like to wear them with? 

C. Booth product review

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I received this product compliments of Influenster, so thanks Influenster! If you are interested in testing products and giving your opinion, be sure to sign up with them! 

So, first of all I had a hard time finding where these products were sold! I tried CVS and Publix, then found them at Walmart. However Walmart didn’t carry the entire line so this was my only choice! 

  First let me say this may not be a fair review because I’m not a fan of body lotion to begin with. I either use body oil, Shea or cocoa butter, or plain ol’ vaseline! I found this product to be a little runny and I’m not fond of the smell. I don’t really like vanilla scented products but again, this was my only choice at Walmart. 
I also have very dry skin so this didn’t really keep the ash at bay! I’d say if you like body lotions in general and don’t have super dry skin, then try the product and you may like it! I probably wouldn’t buy it but only for the reason that I need something that is formulated for dry skin. 

Thanks again Influenster!  #BodybyCBooth

…and my fringe obsession continues! 

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Hello, my name is Kindra and I’m addicted to anything with fringe! Fringe is just awesome! If it comes with fringe, I’m buying, no matter what it is! I now have lost count of how many pairs of shoes I have with fringe, but I’ve recently added another pair to the collection 😁

I got these from Hautelook. And yes I’m also addicted to Hautelook now too! The best part, I don’t see everyone else walking around in the same things I have! You can find some pretty cool stuff! 

   
 They were an awesome deal. I got them for around $25. I can’t comment on comfort because I haven’t gotten to wear them yet but they’re super cute, that’s for sure! 

Are you too obsessed with fringe like me? I just can’t help myself!!!!! 

Duster sweaters rock!

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I remember how my mom loved a sweater coat when I was a kid. And when duster sweaters became popular last year, I thought of her. Hmmm that gives me a Christmas gift idea! 

I absolutely love duster sweaters. They can add an instant pizazz to a boring outfit! I like to wear mine with leggings and boots but you can also wear them with jeans or even a dress. They are also great for transitioning summer clothing into fall, like wearing one over a sleeveless jumpsuit. 

I found the one I’m wearing here for a steal at JC Penny a few weeks ago. After coupon and clearance I got it for about $8! If you haven’t shopped JCP in awhile, check them out! They have really come a long way and now have super cute things and the best part about shopping there is there’s always a coupon! 

  I usually hate wearing all black, so adding the sweater also was a quick way to add a little “color”. 
Where I got it:

  • Sweater: JC Penny
  • Leggings: Ross
  • Tank: Express
  • Boots: Hautelook 

Do you love duster sweaters too? And what do you like to wear them with?