Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Fruit Pizza

Sometimes you just need something a little sweet...we all have those days right? Well when I get that need for something sweet I like to try to do a little damage control so I can have my cake and eat it to...what's a girl to do?

My hubby requested this Tasty Tuesday dessert...which I made yesterday. Feeling a little from the recent passing of his grandmother he wanted me to make the dessert she'd make for him, a fruit pizza. I felt this worked perfectly for a dessert that while not healthy, still a healthful alternative.

I love this dessert cause it's got your sweet, and it's definitely a treat, but you can also get some fruit in there and with the portion size built in my cutting it into 12 pieces you can enjoy it without worry. 
CAUTION: Don't eat the whole pie...though you made me tempted too!!

So my fruit pizza is of course a lightened up version

What you need:

 1 packages of sugar cookie dough
1 cup of raspberries
1 sliced banana
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 can Mandarin oranges drained (small can)
1 packages softened light cream cheese
1/4 cup Splenda/Truvia/ or other no calorie sweetener
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbs  of your favorite jam or preserves
1 tbs of water.

How to make it:

1. Line a pizza pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Press the cookie dough into the pan and bake for 11-15 minutes. Cool completely
3. Remove cooled cookie from aluminum foil and place on serving plate.
4. Blend softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and spread over surface of cooled cookie dough.
5. Arrange fruit in a decorative fashion on top of cream cheese mixture. 
6. Melt jam with water and and spoon over top of fruit. 
7. Refrigerated until it's time to serve. 
8. Slice into 12 pieces and enjoy!!

Calories: 252 Fat 11g Sodium 160g Carbs 34g Fiber 1g Protein 4g


  • You can use any fruit you like, kiwis, peaches, apple slices etc. 

  • You can make your own cookie dough if you choose and it might be a great idea to have even more control over the recipe. 

  • I just pop the jam in the microwave for a few seconds, stir and then pour. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Make Up Monday: Lips and Eyes

Ok so as you will soon learn if you don't already know I love make up...specifically eye make up! Why? The eyes are the window to the soul...no no it's because when it comes make up I feel that eye make Queen...it's one of the best ways to change your look around and make a major statement!

So...I bring you a new eyeliner that I'm seriously crushing on.  I know this tip looks totally intimidating but believe me it's not!!. So let's talk about why this tip looks like Poseidon's trident, cause there is a very good reason for it!

1) the prongs are meant to help emphasize your lash line. You use the tips to dot in between your lashes to fill in the gaps and make your lashes look fuller and darker.It also help to fill in your lash line if your missing a few lashes, or they look sparse. This baby fixes that.

2) If you flip the brush onto it's side you can tight line your upper lash line. This technique sounds scarier than it its. You're literally doing the equivalent to lining your water line (your bottom lash line) on the top. This brush draws a super skinny line that dries really quickly and again emphasizes your lash line.

3) Perfectly lined eyes!  You take the line and starting on the side draw that same skinny line you did when you tight lined. Then you roll it so that the fattest part is against your lid and keep drawing. you want the line to start small and get gradually thicker towards the corner of your lid. This tip also makes cat eyes a dream! Bonus the inky liquid liner is super deep carbon black so one coat is all you need!! 

The awesome folks and Too Faced provided these pictures and they are very great!! 

My next obsession took me a while to bite the bullet on because I couldn't wrap my head about the cost!! $32 for a lip gloss is a hefty price tag. I noticed that I was "demoing" this product whenever I walked into Sephora so I eventually caved and gave it a whirl. What am I rambling on about? Yves Saint Laurent's Glossy Stain. This stuff is so worth the price!

First of all you have 20 shades to choose from, so you'll find the one for you!!  It's like a hybrid between a gloss and a stain. The reason I was willing to drop $32 on it? I've tested it several times and it's stays super shiny, but not sticky for hours. It will last through dinner or drinking your morning coffee with barely a stain on the mug. You can kiss your hubby without leaving evidence. The fact that you don't have to reapply all the time means that you can also save yourself money in the long run...(or at least this is how I've justified it)

I picked this jewel up in No. 5 Rouge Vintage. That means Antique Red for those non French speakers and this color is true to it's name. It stains your lips a nice deep red (read: not fire engine)  that's totally wearable during the day, but also super sexy. When I want a super red lip (for me) I layer this with my other obsession Hourglass Costmetics Opaque Rouge in it's oh so vampy color Icon. On it's on this lip color dries with a truly stunning matte finish that last for hours and hours. Icon is an exclusive color only available at Sephora. 
Speaking of heading out for the night, that's what I'm going to do now, but I'll be giving a pin curls tutorial very soon!!  It's one of my favorite ways to style your hair without heat and being a natural curly girl no heat is one of my favorite ways to style!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Well I think it's time to catch up

OMG!! I've been horrible about blogging!!

Soooooo much has happened!! I'll have to work extra hard to catch up with everything!

I got a keratin treatment on my very curly 3c/4a hair and it's amazing the difference it made!!

I went to Vegas and had a fabulous time there!!

I discovered the twistband which has already become my favorite hair tie ever!!

I hit my lowest weight, and lowest body fast percentage since starting my weight loss journey last March!!

The list goes on and on!! I will take the time to post pictures for a proper update as soon as I can have some alone time with my computer!!