Beauty

    Oil Infused Nail Polish? Say What?!?!

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    L’Oréal Le Vernis à L’Huile Violet Vendôme

    Oil Infused Nail Polish? Say What?!?!

    Who knew that Oil Infused Nail Polish would be so on trend this season. When I first heard of this I was like Say What?!?! how can this be? oil in a Nail Polish? L’oreal recently launched a new line of polishes that are infused with oils. Such as Rose, Argan Lotus Bloom and Camellia Oils. These oils help promote stronger and longer nails by keeping them nourished and hydrated. This is the first oil based nail polish that L’Oreal has come out with having 10 years of research to perfect the formula. The polish is housed in a Crystal cubed bottle with the perfect patented Flexor Brush for application.

    Because of the 440 soft bristles the application is seamless. I really only needed 1 coat but just for more boldness I added 2 coats.

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    The shade I picked up was Violet Vendome which is a true violet with and undertone of deep Pink. So my thoughts are that I need all of them! I am totally impressed with the performance of a nail polish with oil in it. My nails smell amazing and I can see my reflection in them because they are so shiny.

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    Sun Care 101 with Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen

    Sun Care 101 with Coppertone Clearly Sheer SunscreenSun Care 101 with Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen

    Did you know that almost half of Canadians are still not wearing sunscreen and more than 90 per cent aren’t wearing it enough. Save your skin this summer! Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreens deliver trusted broad spectrum protection. In delightfully light, refreshing formulas that barely leave a trace on the skin. They absorb quickly, feel clean and light on the skin, and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

    I am one of those that fall in to the 90 percent that don’t wear Sunscreen. That’s because I am allergic to them and have been for years. When I had the opportunity to try the Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen I decided to give it a try. Making sure my skin is protected is number one for me. However being that I have an allergy sometimes protection means staying away from the SUN. With little children that love the outdoors that is not always possible. So since I want to preserve my skin without avoiding the Sun, Sun Care 101 with Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen is a great first step.

    Sun Care 101 with Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen

    Its pretty shocking to see that there are so many Canadians that are still not protecting themselves from the Sun. Knowing the dangers of Skin Cancer. Since I have started using the Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen I have not experienced any skin irritation. The formula is really light and absorbed in to my skin not leaving a trace behind. Its so light I almost forgot that I had anything on. For application I applied a shot glass amount which is around 1oz  and re-applied every two hours while I was in the Sun.

    Fun Facts about Sun Care Protection

    I wanted to share some fun facts with you in case you didn’t know. There are different forms of sun protection such as sprays, oils and creams find your fit. Whether you are commuting to work in the car or going for a hike. Sun protection is still just as important as the other. Don’t forget the ears need love to! make sure to apply Sunscreen to them too.

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    Happy Summer! Enjoy it, live it, and don’t forget about Sun care!

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    xoxo Janella

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    CND Rescue Kit for Healthy Summer Nails

    CND Rescue Kit for Healthy Summer Nails

    CND Rescue Kit for Healthy Summer Nails

    I have an extensive nail polish collection being a beauty blogger quite frankly I have alot more than I need. Now knowing how much I change my nail colour for reviewing purposes it’s all justified. With frequent changes in my nail colour and the wear and tear from Work. I have to take extra care of my nails, that means vitamins to promote healthy growth and nail treatments too. I was recently sent the CND Rescue Kit to review and it couldn’t have come at a better time. After using it for a few weeks i’ll be using the CND Rescue Kit for Healthy Summer Nails.  I fell in love with the rescue kit very quickly, I noticed a big difference in the first 2 days. My cuticles were much softer, not flaky or dry, after a week I also noticed that my nails were growing much longer.

    The Treatments

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    I use acetone to remove my nail colour because its fast and makes glitter easier to remove. The disadvantage to using it is the fact that my nails sometimes start to peel and get dry. Along with that I also have a few white spots on my nails too that have popped up. The Rescue Rxx Daily Keratin Treatment($20.50) has helped tremendously with those issues which I massaged into my nails twice daily. I noticed a lot less peeling of my nails and 3 of my white spots have also disappeared.

    Now I don’t have an issue with oily nail beds, however I know quite a few ladies that do. So with that being said the Scrub Fresh(20.50) is the perfect Nail surface cleanser for oily beds. All you need to do is moisten a cotton round and wipe your nails of all oils before you polish. I guarantee you that your nail colour will last much longer with this method.

    I remember last year going to a blog event for CND and having a manicure done. When I was through they put on this amazingly fragrant nail and cuticle conditioner which I now own. The Solar Oil($10.00) is a nail and cuticle conditioner is infused with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to help with moisture.

    I suffer from an over growth of Cuticles, it seems like I am always removing them every few days. The Cuticle Eraser(13.99) has alpha-hydroxy acids to micro-exfoliate to condition and remove dry cuticle skin when used daily

    Weekly Polish

    CND Rescue Kit for Healthy Summer Nails

    The weekly polish shades are apart of their new collection and the Top Coat which gives a high gloss look is used for the wear of the polish to provide a more lengthy wear. The shades that I received are perfect for the summer. Dessert Poppy is a Bright Coral shade, Date Night is a Cool blue cream and Lavender Lace a shimmery Lilac shade.As well as Demure, which is my fave, its a light Pink cream. The prices range is about $12-$13 depending on some retailers and like Trade secrets. Overall I love the CND brand, the weekly polish lasts on my nails for about 6 days before I notice and significant chipping. All of the coats I applied 2 coats, the application was really easy and I didn’t experience any streaking.

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    Dessert Poppy

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    Lavender Lace

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    Demure

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    Date Night

    Food

    Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet with Catelli®

    Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet with Catelli®Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet With Catelli®

    I love Pasta! however I don’t love how I feel after I consume it. You see I have a gluten intolerance and eating pasta can be very painful for me. I have been dealing with this issue for quite a few years now, where I know the consequences of eating pasta but I choose to do otherwise. Today I will be sharing my recipe for a  Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet with Catelli® Gluten Free Pasta. One of the reasons I don’t maintain a Gluten free diet is because I hate the taste and texture of GF pasta, its hard to find gluten free food where you don’t have to compromise the taste and texture. Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet With Catelli®

    Catelli® is one of my favourite brands for sauces and pasta to use when cooking meals. They taste great and they are priced perfectly too. When I make the effort to make a Gluten free meal its one of my go to brands for cooking. I recently went grocery shopping and came across their Gluten Free Lasagna noodles and I picked them up to give them a try.

    Here is a little fact about  Catelli®  :

    Catelli® Gluten Free is an excellent alternative to wheat pasta. We’ve brought together our finest quality white and brown rice, corn and quinoa for a taste and texture that will have everyone fooled. You are now free to rediscover the taste of pasta you love. And rest assured, our gluten free pasta is produced in a dedicated gluten free facility.

    Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet With Catelli®

    The fun part about this recipe is that I was able to make my Lasagne in my Skillet. It was the first time doing it this way, I’ve seen it done like this many time so I thought I would give it a try. It turned out perfectly so I had to share it with you to add to your recipe stash. Its one of those meals that I would consider a quick meal, so get your pen and paper and get in the kitchen!

    Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet With Catelli®

    Zesty Gluten Free Lasagne Skillet with Catelli®

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Total Time: 40 minutes

    Ingredients

    1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
    1 Bottle Catelli Garden Select thick and smooth sauce (garlic and onion flavour)
    2 C Cracker Barrel Tex Mex Shredded cheese
    2 C Frozen Spinach thawed
    2 TBSP Garlic powder
    2 TBSP Oregano, Parsley, Thyme
    1 TSP Salt
    1 TSP Black Pepper
    2 L Eggs
    1 Pkg Catelli Gluten Free Lasagne

    Instructions

    Preheat Oven 425 F
    Cook ground Beef until fully cooked
    Do not drain oil
    Add Sauce and all Spices and bring to a small boil on Medium heat for 5 minutes
    Remove from heat
    Strain thawed Spinach
    Blend Cheese with 2 Eggs and set aside
    Start layers with sauce followed by Noodles, Sauce, Spinach, Cheese until Skillet is full.
    Bake for 30 minutes
    Cool for 5 minutes and Serve.
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    LISAP Easy Build 4 Step Hair Reconstruction System

    LISAP Easy Build 4 Step Hair Reconstruction SystemLISAP Easy Build 4 Step Hair Reconstruction System

    I am always looking for products to make my life easier when dealing with my curly haired daughter. She has dry, tangled hair and therefore it sometimes lacks shine, and has alot of breakage. I was recently sent a 4 part system from LISAP, that helps with restoring hair back to its original quality and condition. The LISAP Easy Build 4 Step Hair Reconstruction System works deep down in the hairs shaft to reconstruct internally from the cortex to the cuticle.

    It restores the body, elasticity and strength of the hair,overall its like adding Botox to your hair.When I received the system, I was really excited to use it in my daughters hair, with swimming and environmental factors I have noticed an incredible change in the way her hair looks. after the first use I noticed a huge difference in the way her hair looked and felt.

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    Step 1 is the Chelating Shampoo,Chelatizing literally means binding of capturing mineral deposits and eliminating them from the hair. Easy Build 1 is formulated to create synergy between the active ingredients, amino acids, keratin and vitamins to treat the most damaged parts of the hair. Leaving it glossy and perfectly manageable.

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    Step 2 is the Polymeric Reconstructor used to rebuild the keratin structures internally from deep within the hair shaft . Its formula contains creatine, wheat amino acids and soya proteins that leave the hair looking healthier glossier and stronger. The quality and resilience of the hair structure is improved from the first application.

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    Step 3 is the Moisturizing Micro emulsion, which ensures that its active ingredients immediately penetrate the hair structure. The red and black marine algae extract formula reinforce the reconstruct the hair fibre internally and externally. This third step restores vitality and elasticity, giving hair increased body without adding weight.

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    Step 4 is the revitalizing Spray which completes the reconstructive treatment by effectively rebuilding the external layers of the hair, preventing split ends and leaving hair feeling like silk. Additionally, the hydrolyzed proteins, creatine and heat resistant substances moisturize the hair, protecting it from heat and making handling easier and styling longer lasting.

    I wash my daughters hair every 3 to 4 days to keep as much moisture as I can in her hair. The system has helped tremendously with repairing it and its much more manageable that it has been in a long time. The scent is much like a soft Vanilla scent which you can help but love and the system retails for just under $70. My experience with the line was incredible, the products are easy to use and make a noticeable difference for my daughters hair routine. It provided salon quality results in the comfort of my own home and without breaking my pockets so I would definitely recommend LISAP to anyone looking to repair damaged hair.

     

    *Products in this post were sent for review all opinions posted are honest statements

    Food

    Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

    Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken PastaSweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

    Every Tuesday in my house we normally have Taco Tuesday, its one of those dinner nights that the  kids really look forward too because they can dress their own tacos. A few weeks ago I decided instead of the regular ground beef Tacos that I normally make I would try to make pulled chicken. Needless to say it turned out great, I made my own taco seasoning and made use of my crock pot. I will share that recipe with you on another day. I had alot of pulled chicken left over and being that I don’t believe in wasting food, I was looking for some type of meal that I could make for the kids where I could use up the rest of the meat I had on hand. I literally had about 35 minutes to come up with something just before I picked the kids up.

    Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

    Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

    I started rummaging through the cupboard looking to see what I could find to throw together. I will admit it was a little difficult because the pulled chicken was seasoned to make tacos. But I said hey what is the worst that could happen, I ended up pulling out some Penne Pasta, Fire flamed red Peppers, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes and of course various seasonings and I got to work and came up with a master piece that my family gobbled up in no time. So with that being said I am sharing a quick recipe for my Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta its great for days like mine where I had no idea what to cook and I had very little time to put something edible together. I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine did.

     

    Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

    Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients

    2 Cups Penne Pasta
    1 Cucumber
    1 small container Cherry Tomatoes
    Left over meat of choice
    2 tbsp parsley
    2 tbsp oregano
    1/2 cup Renee's SWEET ONION VINAIGRETTE
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp Salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp crushed chilli flakes
    1/4 chopped*Unico*Flame Roasted Red Peppers

    Instructions

    Chop Cherry Tomatoes and Cucumber in half pieces and place in bowl
    Boil Pasta Al Dente
    Put pulled chicken or meat of choice in bowl
    Add spices
    Drain pasta, run cold water over pasta to stop cooking process
    Add dressing and oil and toss until well coated.
    Serve and Enjoy!

    Notes

    I chose to use pulled chicken from dinner a previous night. The chicken was seasoned with home made Taco seasoning.

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