Sweet 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.
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
2 Cups Penne Pasta
1 small container Cherry Tomatoes
Left over meat of choice
2 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp oregano
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed chilli flakes
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
Drain pasta, run cold water over pasta to stop cooking process
Add dressing and oil and toss until well coated.
Serve and Enjoy!
I chose to use pulled chicken from dinner a previous night. The chicken was seasoned with home made Taco seasoning.
VICHY IDÉAL SOLEIL DOUBLE USAGE AFTER-SUN CARE
I’ve out in the sun alot lately. Between gardening,birthday parties and a Baseball game my skin has gotten significantly darker in a short amount of time. Recently I was sent the Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After Sun care which has really transformed my skin. Normally after being exposed to the sun, my skin feels dry. Although I am a Woman of colours I do burn very bad and that too, irritates and dries out my skin. The Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After Sun care is a double use after sun care that can be used on wet and dry skin, to replenish skins hydration. There are a few key elements of the Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After Sun care, that made me fall in love with it and I wanted to share what they are.
It provides 48 hour nourishment to the skin, I found that after being out in the sun although I was darker my skin lacked the Radiance I was looking for. I applied the sun care after a shower and I noticed that my skin didn’t feel as irritated and “burnt” as it did, and my skin was amazingly hydrated. I was able to skip the body lotion process and just wear the after sun care. Another key element for me is,Its great for sensitive skin and extends a tan for a longer period of time. Which means you don’t have to spend time in the sun to get that “Tan” Along with that, as with alot of Vichy products the after sun care is also infused with Thermal Water to fortify, soothe and regenerate the skin.
It is Fragrance free but I didn’t notice a slight clean scent when I used it, it wasn’t overpowering but I could definitely smell it on my skin for a few hours after showering. The technology of the Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After Sun care is quite unique because its the first Tan beautifying after sun care that can be used in the shower or on wet skin.
- Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin
- Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free
- Tested under dermatological control
LONG-LASTING NUTRITION.An ideal blend of shea oil and apricot kernel oil, coriander seeds, blackcurrant seeds and Viper’s Bugloss rich in essential fatty acids gives the formula strong nourishing properties and has a restructuring effect on the skin barrier. Transepidermal water loss is significantly reduced. Dry skin is softened and nourished for UP TO 48 HOURS.
Overall I love the after sun care. I think its really important to take care of your skin during the summer especially because of how damaging the sun can be. What do you use to maintain your skin during the summer? Let me know in the comments below.
Colour Pop Ultra Matte, Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks
Today I am sharing a recent haul that I made to Colour Pop Cosmetics for those of you that don’t know this line, its a cruelty free cosmetics line born in the City of Angeles better known as Los Angeles who have a pretty extensive audience via Instagram. For popular brands like Make Up Forever, Stila and Tarte Cosmetics Colour Pop has one thing in common. Liquid lipsticks, their liquid Lipsticks come in 2 finishes Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin, I’ll be sharing a few of the Colour Pop Ultra Matte, Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks that I picked up and my thoughts on them. I purchased 10 liquid lipsticks and 2 creme gel liners in total. Ill start off by saying that this is my second order with colour pop and it was much faster in terms of shipping than it was before. It took about 7 days for me to receive my package.
When I opened my package I was a little bit confused because every box was open, later after doing a little bit of research and watching a few You Tube videos I realized that this was common thing. Anyway the packaging is simple and sturdy for the most part, I was a little scared because I had read that the liquid sometimes seeps out the top with its closed but luckily I didn’t experience that at all. I fell completely in love with the colours that I had chosen. I will say if you are indecisive with choosing things, picking shades of your choice won’t be any different. I wanted them all. The vibrancy of the shades are absolutely stunning. One of my favourite shades that I loved from the Ultra Matte line was in the colour Highball which you can see below is a gorgeous shade.
The application was a little bit of trial and error for me, some shades applied beautifully and some didn’t. The ones that didn’t do so well, once they dried they began to crumble on my lips as well as crack. I don’t suffer from chapped lips, I prep my lips before each lip colour application and I use a primer especially with liquid lipsticks because they show every flaw on lips. I tried a few different techniques, talked to a few of my other beauty junkie bloggers and they all advised applying with a lip brush, thin coats and a primer should eliminate the crumbling mess I was dealing with.
After trying those techniques they application and finish was a little better, but I did notice the brighter the shades that’s when I would have the issues the most. I assume its from one of the ingredients, although I haven’t checked which one that alter the way it sits on my lips. The Ultra Satins apply much better and I didn’t experience any crumbling but the longevity of the wear isn’t as long. I was able to get 9-10 hours without reapplying from the Ultra Matte and about 6-7 hours from the Ultra Satin. For $6 each I am honestly not disappointed with the Liquid lipsticks at all. For the most part they are really easy to wear and they apply good. You just have to know how and be prepared to play around with them a bit to find what works for you.
I also picked up the Creme Gel liners, to be honest I am still on the fence with them. I have only worn one in the shade Punch and good Lord was it ever hard to use! I mean I am a Makeup Artist by trade and applying this made me feel like a total Idiot! it literally feels like paint once its dried and the whole application was too much of a headache! its crumbled, didn’t apply evenly a few hours after wearing it started to fall into my eyes. Overall the liner would be better if they were creamier, came with a silicone liner brush and didn’t dry to a matte paint finish.
I am sure some of you are wondering… Would I purchase them again? My answer is YES! for 2 reasons the price, and the fact that after playing with them and becoming more comfortable I know how to make them work. It just takes a little bit of time! Have you purchased from Colour pop Cosmetics? What are your thoughts on their products? Let me know in the comments below
#Manicure Monday L’Oréal Paris La Vie en Rose 2016 Collection
Pink is definitely on trend this season, So when the L’Oréal Paris La Vie en Rose 2016 Collection launched and I saw what a beautiful collection it was, I had to get my hands on it. The collection has 6 Rose pink shades of nail polishes all named after L’Oreal’s beauty ambassadors Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, Doutzen Kroes, Eva Longoria, and Liya Kibede. I really fell in love with this collection late last year before they launched here in Canada because like Red, Pink is another Iconic shade and being that I have the Pure Red Collection; I had to have the L’Oréal Paris La Vie en Rose 2016 Collection too.
The L’Oréal Paris La Vie en Rose 2016 Collection allows you to dress your nails with different shades of pink tailored for women of all ethnic backgrounds. The applications is still amazing and full of pigmented colour leaving my nails with an amazing shine that lasts for days. Each shade is infused with mother of pearl and velvety pigments. I just wish that all 8 shades were offered here like they are in the US from what I gather the two shades that are missing are Zoe and Frieda. Some of the shades did required and extra coat for opacity but overall they are still phenomenal nail colours.
L’Oreal Paris Blake’s Pink 711
L’Oreal Paris Doutzen’s Pink 707
L’Oreal Paris Eva’s Pink 703
L’Oreal Paris JLo’s Pink 705
L’Oreal Paris Julianne’s Pink 701
L’Oreal Paris Liya’s Pink 709
You can purchase the collection for $7.50 each at your local drugstore while supplies last.
Fashion Fridays: Boys can wear Pink too!
It’s Fashion Fridays: Boys can wear Pink too! and for the first time I am doing a boys fashion pot. If you had asked me 2 years ago if I would dress my son in the colour pink I would have said NO! growing up we always associate the colour Pink for girls and the colour Blue for boys. But after you see this post I am betting you will be looking for a pair of Pink shorts for your little guy too! Over the last couple of years getting into more kids fashion, I realized that Boys can indeed wear Pink, its actually a pretty big trend right now. It’s all about finding the right shade of it to wear. When I asked my Son if he would be interested in being my model he was delighted that he was finally appearing on my blog. When I told him he would have to wear Pink he was even more excited. WHO KNEW!
Being that H&M is my go to place to shop for the kids I went shopping when they had a no tax event. There was quite a few pieces of clothing that I wanted to get, I am so shocked at how boys fashion has evolved over the last little while. I mean they are really trendy and for kids clothes and if you shop right they are very affordable too. I found a pair of Chino style pink shorts that were too cute not to buy, a white button up shift with sailor blue stripes and a super cute pair of canvas sneakers.
The accessories I was able to shop my own stash which saved alot of money. I wonder sometimes why accessories are so expensive these days. Anyway the over all look costed me about $45 which is amazing. I can mix and match the pieces with other pieces of clothing for the summer and they can be dressed up for more formal outfits or dressed down for a more casual look.
What are your thoughts on Boys wearing Pink? Are you in with this trend or not? Let me know in the comments below
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