Friday, June 21, 2013

CG Summer Secrets

Happy Summer my CG's!!!

I have a few awesome products to share with you that are perfect for summer, and any time of year for that matter. Turns out, they are super duper inexpensive and you can get them almost anywhere. :) 

First up, Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo
I have a used a few different brands and randomly, this one is REALLY good, and only $2.47! You have to follow the directions and hold it 8-10 inches away from your hair to spray. It's a dry spray but has a light white powdery texture. If you have dark hair you can still use it, you just have to work it in a little more. It's best to play around and style your hair after spraying t anyway. It gives you great volume and structure. I have even used it at the start of my day for extra fluff, but it's good for after work to wake up your hair for whatever you're doing next!
It's awesome, I love it.

Next is, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Cleanser
I LOVE this cleanser for my face. But that's not why I'm sharing it with you. The other day I ran out of shaving cream after only have shaven one leg. So, I used this on my other leg to shave. There was a HUGE difference in the feel on each of my legs. The one I used this one was way more softer. I'm not going to run an get an extra product to shave my legs with since this is so great for my face and now for shaving! The bottle is a bigger size then most cleansers too, 12 oz. It will last a good while for both purposes and runs about $8. :)

And finally, the perfect summer nail color!!!!


I got this in my June BirchBox. and I should first say that you haven't seen my Birch blogs because I had serious issues with them the last 2 months. They tried to make it right but the same problem happened. My boxes came with a product open or melted and ruined everything in the box. June was finally a good box, so I was super excited, and it also had great stuff in it, like this nail polish. It's the BEST neutral color ever!!! And will be even better with a tan. :) Its called "Mod in Manhattan" and is $8. Color Club has a good range of colors and a cute website.

Enjoy!
Loves & Hugs

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Health Kick

I made some granola last week. I'm not a super granola-y person so I made something that I would like. Since we still don't have a stove I thought this would be a challenge. I made a small batch that could fit in my toaster oven, and it worked. 

Here's my mixed and oven prepared mixture. 

2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp of honey
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup oats
(you can of course make a bigger portion, just duplicate everything for each cup of oats)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and set aside. In a bowl combine peanut butter and honey, microwave until its melty (about 25 seconds). Stir.

Then stir in cinnamon and vanilla into the peanut butter mixture. Add the oats and stir until the oats are completely covered. Spread out onto your cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 min, or until you see it slightly browned. Let completely cool until its crunchy. 
The whole things start to finish is about 20 min, that's with getting everything out and making it start to finish. Super fast and easy.

This is good as a snack for you or your kids and it good as a topper on stuff like plain yogurt. 

You can play around with the ingredients if you like so it's better fitted to your preferred taste.

Enjoy
Loves & Hugs