Thursday, October 24, 2013

BEY'S 2014 CALENDAR IS HAUTE!!

SHE IS... Flashing bits of skin, rocking sexy black latex boots and sporting a hat like she runs the world! 

SHE ALSO... Never ceases to amaze the world with her sultry, stylish, sex appeal.

SHE IS... BEY BABY!! 

BEYONCE IS THE "NEW" BOSS (Diana Ross is still THEE BOSS in my book BUT Beyonce is right behind her!)! Here are a couple of my favorite shots in black and white accompanied with my thoughts if I were BEY! 


 I RUN THIS!! 

 Yeah... You love my style


 You coming over or what!?!

I am a DIVA BOSS! Now take the picture!! 

Check out the behind the scenes video below! AND I'm sure you want your own copy of Beyonce's 1st Calendar right?! Here's the link >> shop.beyonce.com.







Wednesday, October 16, 2013

HandiBac Anti-bacterial Moisturizing Hand-lotion I Love You!

I have a love hate relationship with Bath and Body Works



What is a love– hate relationship - It's an interpersonal relationship involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and hate. 


Now to explain, Bath and Body Works is known for having cute and sweet smelling  products that fit perfectly into a purse. My teenage daughter magically disappears into this store EVERY TIME we are in the mall. The fun and friendly scents accompanied with the tentative staff get the both of us every time. While my daughter runs from tester to tester... I head to the back of the store to find what new, little, budget-friendly treats are on display. Whether it’s hand soap, lip balm, lotion or fuzzy socks... I tend to always find a little something there. 



One day, (last year) I stumbled upon Bath and Body Work’s HandiBac Anti-bacterial Moisturizing Hand-lotion. This hand lotion is absolutely perfect especially due to the new season (the official welcoming of colds, flus and other viruses). Let's be honest, hand washing should be something everyone does BUT sometimes you are not near water or soap.  I find that this happens quite often and when this happens everyone runs to the nearest container of hand sanitizer! Often times the antibacterial hand sanitizer gels and constant hand washing can cause your hands to be more dry than usual. 


Hence my excitement when I realized the HandiBac Anti-bacterial was was also a Moisturizing Hand-lotion. As I applied the White Citrus - HandiBac Anti-bacterial Moisturizing Hand-lotion onto my hands, I  was greeted with a clean and fresh scent. I rubbed the anti-bacterial lotion all over my hands AND my hands felt moisturized! YES!! Germ free & moisturized!! My hands were not left dried out at all! Needless to say, I bought every scent they had. I thought these would be great for the holiday season.


Germ fighting, hand moisturizing lotion in my purse is like a loaded weapon of goodness (I know you're thinking the word weapon and goodness don't mix BUT in this case it does!).  This light and smooth hand-lotion has a special place in my heart. I adore double duty compact products. 

Here is where the dismay arrives... Quite naturally I realized I need to purchase more germ free lotions to give away as gifts! SO I hopped online to purchase more... the Bath and Body Work's website said the following:
THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE (psycho music theme is playing right now) NOW HERE COMES THE HATE!! 

NO!!!! Bath and Body Works!!!! WHY?!! I really hate the phrase NO LONGER AVAILABLE, especially when it's a product I love!! 

I took it a step further and asked the staff at Bath and Body Works if this product would return and no one had an answer. (violin is playing). With a deep breath I went back online, did a general search and found this lotion is only being sold on Ebay and amazon.com. In the meantime I'll hold on to my HandiBac Anti-bacterial Moisturizing Hand-lotion as if it were a precious piece of gold. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tea Time Tuesday - Peppermint Tea (Pinky Finger Up)

While I’ve learned to appreciate most herbal teas, I must admit, I absolutely live and die for the AMAZING!!! Peppermint Tea (also known as Mint Tea). If you're looking to soothe your insides, Peppermint Tea is the answer. This tea is great for digestive issues such as, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or just basic stomach aches and pains. If you suffer from nausea, headaches, menstrual cramps or muscles spasms. Peppermint Tea is a sweet way to ease your soul.  The soothing effects of this mint infused tea plus the refreshing taste, makes for a great kitchen #musthave item. Relax your mind, tame the beast within, and show your digestive tract a little TLC... by having a cup of Peppermint Tea. #PinkyFingerUp

 
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE STORE BRAND TEAS:
Twinings Pure Peppermint Tea
Stash Herbal Tea, Peppermint
Celestial Seasonings Herb Tea, Peppermint


Easy Fresh Mint Tea Recipe:
Homemade Mint Infusion Tea
Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)2 cups of water1½ tbsp fresh mint leaves
Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)OR 2 cups water1 tbsp dried mint
Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)tbsp = tablespoon
Directions:
Fresh: Chop the leaves and boil the water
Add them to 2 cups and pour on some just boiled waterLet steep (sit) for 5-10 minutes before serving. If you like your drinks a little citrusy add the lemon.
Dried: Add the dried mint to a teapot and boil the waterPour in the boiled water.
Let steep for a few minutes before straining and servingAdd the lemon if you like - See more at: http://www.bespokespices.com/mint-tea-recipe.html#sthash.uuAIs67G.dpuf

picture credit: http://www.goodmorningsms.co/2013_05_01_archive.html
recipe credit www.bespokespices.com

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