Sunday, September 15, 2013

Beauty Review

I have seen this product all over Pinterest so I decided to give it a try! Its E.L.F. Studio Mineral Face Primer in clear. Its an amazing price ($6) and can be found at Target! You can also order it hereI have large pores on my upper cheeks under my eyes, and I always wondered if a primer would help them look less visible. Also, with how hot it is here, I have a problem with my makeup melting off half way through the day.

Here is what the website says it will do:

"Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long lasting satin finish."

My Verdict:

I tried it under my powder foundation and my liquid foundation. I will say that for both it helped with the melting. My makeup stayed on all day both days. I did not think it did anything for the look for my pores in the powder foundation. I saw a slight bit of difference with the liquid. All in all I don't think it was a waste but for me I did not see any difference in my pores. I will continue to use it on the days I know I will be outside more to help my makeup from melting off in the heat!!

Have you tried this primer? Or do you have a primer that works great for you? I wanna hear it!! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Oven Baked Tacos

I have seen this recipe all over Pinterest. So, I thought I would give it a try and see if it was as good as people claimed. There are several adaptations of this recipe out there so I just picked one and went with it. I chose this one. But I cut it in half because I knew we would never eat as much as they were making.


1 lb ground beef (You could do turkey or chicken as well)
1 small onion, diced (I left this out because we don't do onions in our house)
1 4oz can diced green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning (You can always sub homemade as well. I usually do homemade but I was in a hurry tonight so I just went with the envelope)
1 8oz can of tomato sauce 
1 16oz can of refried beans
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I didn't measure, I just put it on to my liking, which is a lot)
10 hard taco shells (I actually only made 7 but they came in a package of 10)


~Preheat oven to 400 degrees

~In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion. Drain off excess fat. 

~Add chiles, taco seasoning, tomato sauce and beans. Mix well and cook for a few if the mixture seems a little runny. (I simmered it for about 3-5 min)

~Spoon meat mixture into taco shells and place in an 8x8 pan. (I did about 2 heaping spoonfuls for each taco) Sprinkle cheese on the tacos. 

~Place tacos in oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese in melted. Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings. (I am not a huge topping person so I left mine plain)

The Verdict:

I loved them. I thought they were way better than what you would get from the beloved Taco Bell. Much healthier and much tastier. The hubby thought they were filling. I am going to take that as a good thing.

There were some reviews I read that the tortillas got soggy, but I didn't have that problem. They were a bit softer on the bottom but they were not soggy.

I hope you try the tacos and like them as much as we did! They were super easy. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Let's try this again...

Its September. Time for back to school and the end of the blissful summer. I thought I would give this whole blog thing another shot. But this time, I am just going to do whatever I feel like at the time. No more posting about certain things on certain days. I think that is what tripped me up before. With the big D word rapidly approaching I will need things to keep me busy and sane. Se, we'll try this one more time. If I can't keep it up this time I will stop all together. I promise. 

Tomorrow I will post a yummy recipe. Tonight, my bed is calling my name.