Monthly Archives: May 2015

Healthy meal prep

Welcome back all my peoples!!!!! Today I want to talk about healthy eating. I try to choose a healthier lifestyle on a daily basis. Some days are better than others, but I have learned that if I prep for the week it’s a lot easier. When I do food prep, I normally prep on Sunday. I cook for monday through friday. This prevents me from eating out. I’m normally off from both jobs on wednesday and thursday which I think I should probably switch to food prep on one of those days because meal prep tends to be a lot. Note to self: change prep day. As I’m cooking I also wash my gym clothes, work clothes, bedding, and clean out the fridge. That way I’m getting more done and so I won’t leave the kitchen area and burn my broccoli. Believe me that smell won’t come out just by opening the window. lol sorry mom!!! In addition to meal prep I always have protein powder and almond milk on hand for my shakes.

One thing I have learned from eating better is not only does it makes you feel better, but your skin is much better too.

I switch up my meals every week but there are certain foods that I make every week because they can create different meals. These are the main staples in my meal prep.

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I cook chicken legs in he slow cooker with lots of herbs, onion, and garlic. I don’t eat beef or pork so I use chicken in meals that you would normally use beef or pork. slow cooking chicken legs is amazing because the meat falls off the bone. I use this chicken for tacos, chill, chicken salad, omelets, and of course sandwiches!!! Another good thing about this chicken is that I use the homemade stock in my rice, yummies!!

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I cook my rice in my rice cooker cause that’s the only way my rice comes out right. Instead of water I use chicken stock from my slow cooker chicken legs and a little olive oil. save a little stock to make a light gravy and you have chicken and rice.

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I chop up and wash about 2 bundles of dark leaf lettuce. I put a paper bowl on the bottom of the bowl to keep the lettuce crisp after I spin the as much water out as I can. DISCLAIMER: Now this is gonna sound really really weird but since I don’t have a lettuce sinner, I had to create a way to spin the water off my lettuce so it won’t wilt and get slimy. After I wash my lettuce, I put it in a clean pillow case and spin in in a windmill motion in the front yard. Yes I’m weird but I do what works!!!

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I boil about 8-12 eggs eery week. I use them for breakast, egg salad sandwich, on salads, and a snack. After the cook, I let them cool, peel them, and put them in cool water, and put them in the fridge. That way they are easy to grab.

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I boil or steam 4-5 broccoli crowns. I don’t like the “trunk” or my broccoli trees so I only buy the crowns. Thy are a few cents more but it saves me time and it’s less waste.

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Now this I make every other meal prep because I freeze half for the opposite week and because it takes a long time to make. This is a dominican bean recipe that I got when i lived in NYC. It’s called habichuelas. I call it bean gravy because the person i learned it from put a family twist to it. In order for the kids to eat the beans they would blend it into a gravy consistency and pore it over rice. I called it bean gravy until I could remember the pre per name for it. I could eat this everyday. I have to use a spoon because I always have more beans than rice ratio. the recipe takes time to get and mine taste different but I still love it. When I don’t have these ingredients, i always have a can of black beans to my my good friend Jess’s Ecuadorian black been recipe. and it goes onto of rice as well.

And on that note I need a snack lol. So I hope you all liked my healthy eating ideas. Andy questions just ask away bellow. Thank you for stopping by!!!

Smooches

Kim B

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April Favorites!!!!

Hello everyone and we are into another month which means another basket of favorites. These products are what I have been loving in addition to my other favorites and holy grail products. Since the warmer weather is trying to peak through, I have been including some combo skin friendly products into my skincare regimen as well. So lets jump right into it cause y’all know I got a lot of stuff!!!

Hair:

Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner
Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner
This is an amazing cleanser conditioner. The only time I use a shampoo is to wash out my relaxer. I mainly cow ash, washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo which can strip the hair. This is a very good moisturizing conditioner. It;s non stripping, no harsh salts, and paraben free. It smells amazing and leaves your hair super soft. I’ve been dipping into my mom’s stash. I got her hooked on cowashing and its been bliss every since lol. This is the green bottle for coarse hair.

skincare:

Lancome Tonique Pure Focus Mattifying toner
Lancome Tonique Pure Focus Mattifying toner
This is a mattifying toner. I love it. I have been waiting to use it once the weather broke. It has mattifying powder at the bottom that you have to shake up. I put it on with a cotton round and it combats my oils. Def go pick it up if you are combo/ oily.

Dr. Brandt Mattifying Lotion
Dr. Brandt Mattifying Lotion
I use this as a primer under my makeup and it is amazing. I will be purchasing the full size once I run out. I got his in my Ipsy bag. It keeps me matte all day.

Malin+Goetz Mojito lip balm
Malin+Goetz Mojito lip balm
This is another great item from my Ipsy bag. i put this on before bed and before I start my makeup to give it time to soak in. It leaves my lips extra soft and a good protective layer for when I wear matte lipsticks which can dry your lips out really bad. Makeup:

Ulta Contour Kit
Ulta Contour Kit
When I found out that ulta was coming out with a contour palette I had to have it!!!! It sold out repeatedly before I had a chance to grab it. And I love it so much, I wish I woulda bought two. I will definitely be getting one for my freelance kit. I’m still debating on getting the Nyx one but not sure yet but if I do, y’all will know.

Wet n Wild contouring palette in caramel toffee
Wet n Wild contouring palette in caramel toffee
I have really been into contouring lately so I was in walmart and I saw this and had to have it. This is an amazing palette. At first when I swatched it I didn’t think the contour shade would show up on me, boy was I wrong. And the highlight shade is matte and perfect for setting under the eyes.

Elizabeth Arden Pure FDinish Highlighter in Rose Illumination
Elizabeth Arden Pure FDinish Highlighter in Rose Illumination
This is a limited edition product (sorry folks). I love when an astronaut can see my highlight from the moon lol. This is an amazing highlighter on any skin tone. Its super easy to use and very blend able.

Elle Blush in 03
Elle Blush in 03
The only place I have ever seen this brand is at Kohls and once they sell through they will not be carrying Elle anymore. Which means I need to get at least one more of this blush because I am obsessed!!!  It’s very subtle and very close to my skin tone. Its a really natural look. I can pile it on and you can’t even tell. It gorgeous.

Flirt Blush in Oh Please!
Flirt Blush in Oh Please!
This Blush is a bit darker than the Elle one but it is amazing. It gives me a nice bronze look and I love it. I also found this at kohl’s in the sale section. They will also stop selling this brand as well and I hate that because Flirt cosmetics have amazing products.

Flirt Eyeliner in Brazen
Flirt Eyeliner in Brazen
This is an unusual color for an eyeliner. It’s a bronze/brick shade. I put this in my waterline and I love it. I love this and to bring it down my lash line for a great subtle pop of color. It goes on smooth and it’s very pigmented.

Jordana Fabuliner in black
Jordana Fabuliner in black
This liquid eyeliner is an oldie but a goody!! This was the first liner that I used to help me learn how to do a winged liner and line my top lid with liquid. Before this product I was a gel liner kinda chick (still am). this product helped me try new things. And as much as I loved it then, I still love it now. Matte, glides on easy, and very opaque.

Jordana lipliner in cabernet
Jordana lipliner in cabernet
I haven’t been able to let the dark fall/winter lip go, which I probably won’t lol, so I have have been using dark liners with lighter lipsticks for more definition. I do have big lips but there’s nothing wrong with a bit more pout right?? lol.

Nars Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella
Nars Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella
I got this in my Sephora birthday gift and put it away in my drawer to try later. I shoulda tried it earlier because I love it. A true perfect red. And the name is perfect, Cruella. BTW Cruella and Morticia Adams are very under rated and misunderstood. They always have the best cat eyes and their makeup was way before their time and people just didn’t get it mwha!!! I pair this lipstick with the jordana lip pencil and it’s the perfect combo.

Tools:

Mary Kay Cheek Brush
Mary Kay Cheek Brush
I have bought other blush brushes so that I can have a few different ones for when this one is being cleaned. And I still reach for this one every time. I even hate when i have to wash it because I know it won’t be ready for the next time I do my makeup lol. I’ve had this brush for years and it’s still super soft and doesn’t shed. I love that it has the old pink packaging.

Ebay Slanted Kabuki brush
Ebay Slanted Kabuki brush
This is my janky brush that I can’t seem to let it go!! It use to have a handle but it loosened and came off but I still love it. I use this to blend out my under eye concealer. I got this from ebay for less than $3. It sheds a bit but I will not let it go until I replace it. I actually like that there is no handle because it is easier for me to blend out my concealer.

Fragarence:

Gucci Guilty
Gucci Guilty
This is my holy grail fragrance. it is such a sexy smell for day and night. every time I wear it I get compliments. Definitely go out an take a sniff!!!

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) L'Homme
Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) L’Homme
This is a mens cologne. Yes I typed it right, MENS. This is the best mens fragrance for a women’s body chemistry. Your body chemistry can change the smell of a fragrance. This one is amazing on men and women. I love androgynous things, names, clothes, fragrance. It’s very creative and different. Hey, what can I say, I love being “weird”.

Well peoples that is all of my favorites this month. If there is anything you want me to talk about and topics to cover just comment bellow. And make sure you subscribe so you can get notifications when I post.

Smooches

Kim B