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Spiff Up Your Salad – SeaVegi

From ocean to table, seaweed is finally getting the attention it deserves! With this year’s top trend of eating plant-based foods and the Keto diet all the rave… I think you and your friends would have interest in salads re-invented with these lean, green, nutritious machines!

SeaVegi is a nutrient-packed seaweed salad mix, containing five different sea vegetables – Wakame, Agar, Suginori, Tsunomata and Maufunori. This delightful combination will open your eyes and nourish your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Non-gmo, gluten-free and vegan.


And if you can’t get enough seaweed in your meal, SeaSnax offers zesty seaweed snack sheets in fun flavors like Wasabi, Chipotle and Lime. Cooked in 100% olive oil, paleo, keto, gluten-free, vegan and low calorie.

Just rehydrate (soak) SeaVegi in cold water for seven minutes and watch the variety of sea vegetables bloom into their colorful forms. Drain well, add thin slices of apple or other fruit, and serve with your favorite healthy salad dressing or follow the recipe below. SeaVegi will knock your socks off and guarantees to be the talk at your dinner table. It’s not just the same old boring salad!

Ingredients: Wakame, Agar, Suginori, Tsunomata, Mafunori

SeaVegi Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 package SeaVegi Seaweed Salad Mix
  • 1 apple or Asian pear, sliced thin
  • ¼ red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Salad dressing:
    • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
    • 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey (optional)

Preparation:

Place contents of SeaVegi in a large bowl and add cold water to cover. Let sit for 7-10 minutes. While SeaVegi rehydrates, make dressing. Mix all ingredients of dressing together minus the sesame oil. Slowly whisk in the sesame oil. Drain SeaVegi well and mix with salad dressing.

About SeaSnax:

SeaSnax is a socially conscious, kid-inspired family business. The founders are moms and dads whose kids eat seaweed like candy. So, we make SeaSnax as if our own kids eat them every day – because they do! We source only the highest quality of seaweed from Korea. We believe it is important to contribute 10% of our annual net profit to non-profit organizations committed to making the world a better and gentler place for our children and our earth.

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The Art of Mastering The Perfect Blowout

It is time to drop your weekly hair appointment to the salon, and pick up the blow dryer yourself! You know what they say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Okay so maybe it’s not that big of a deal, but what if your favorite hair dresser is on vacation and you have an important date? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep these skills in your pocket for a rainy day. Mastering the perfect blowout isn’t as hard as you think. Check out my tips below!

The perfect blowout starts in the shower with a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for your hair. I have fine and frizzy hair so I like to use sulfate-free shampoos. My personal favorites are the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. The gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner has antioxidant argon oil & replenishing nutrients to help cleanse & hydrate dehydrated hair. Make sure to get all the product out of your hair to make sure you have a long-lasting blowout. The conditioner leaves an oily residue in your hair that makes your blowout look greasy.

Price: $9.50/$10.00 for a 2.4 oz bottle

Apply a heat protecting spray to damp clean hair to avoid damaging your hair when using the dryer. I love the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave‑In Spray. I have used this spray since High School when I flat-ironed my hair daily *cringe*. You can get it at Target for $4 and it works just as well as any fancy brand.

Price: $3.99

Next up, divide the hair into small sections. I divide my hair into 5 sections because my arm gets tired quite fast( I really need to hit the gym) and my hair is very thin making it easier to dry. There is no magic number for how many sections you can have but stick to working with a small amount of hair at a time to make sure that the hair is properly dried.

Here’s a more visual description provided by NEXXUS:

Start in the back of your head and using a large round brush wrap the hair around the brush. Start drying your hair with the brush vertically. Make sure the blow dryer isn’t directly touching your hair to avoid damaging your strands. Take your time with each section and add volume by putting the brush under the hair at the crown of your head. Twirl hair away from your face for that desired bouncy effect.

Conair – Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer

Price: $32.99

Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush

Price: $19.95

Spray your hair with a finishing spray to avoid any fly aways. I personally use HASK Flexible Finish HairSpray- Light Hold. It helps seal my hair without making my hair stiff.

Price: $4

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Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen’s Best Outfits

 

If you haven’t heard of HBO’s Game of Thrones yet, I don’t know what rock in bikini bottom you’ve been living under. Just this past Sunday alone the show pulled in a total audience of 13.64 million viewers. That’s more people than the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined! Based off George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the show takes you through every single emotion possibly imagined. The costumes are also pretty incredible! One of my favorite parts of the show is how fan favorite, Daenerys Targaryen, has a new outfit for literally every situation. The queen is truly ready for anything! I mean did you see her snow queen outfit this past week?! Elsa who? From her draped dresses to her sexiest fits, Here are some of her best looks throughout the Game of Thrones series!

 

Let’s us know what you think of Daenerys Targayen’s outfits! Who’s best looks from Game of Thrones do you want to see next?

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NY + Company: Gabrielle Union Collection Review

After months of teasing on Instagram, Gabrielle Union FINALLY debuted her highly anticipated New York + Company collaboration this week. The collection is available exclusively in store and online. The 51-piece collaboration is described as polished, sophisticated, smart and edgy and includes everything from pencil skirts, peplum jackets, Kimonos, cropped pants, blouses, shells, and dresses. Did I mention that every single piece in this collection retails for less than $150?

Gabrielle Union’s impeccable style was a driving influence in this collection. It features versatile separates in bold prints and modern silhouettes, with a trendsetting twist. So if you are looking for pieces to spice up your work wardrobe this fall, I highly suggest you check out this NY + Co x Gabrielle Union collection. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Here are some of my personal highlights from the collection!

 

Cutout Jumpsuit

Price: $89.95

V-Neck Sheath Dress

Price: $79.95

Choker Blouse

Price: $54.95

Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

Price:$49.95

Long Floral Kimono

Price: $129.95

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Best Summer Beauty Products

There are so many great things about summer, but one thing I can completely live without is the damage it does to your skin. Everything from the sun burns to the excessive sweating makes it hard to keep your traditional skincare routine during this time of year. It is important to tweak  your skincare routines in the summer to meet your needs. Here’s a list of the best beauty products to try this summer!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Lotion – SPF 100

 

This sunscreen offers the highest combined UVA/UVB protection, and is proven to protect skin from over 99% sunburn damage. Plus, with an unbeatable PFA, nothing provides better UVA protection. Infused with a light, fresh scent, this elegant formulation is fast-absorbing, non-whitening, water resistant and lightweight. Neutrogena’s Dry-Touch technology provides an ultra-light, non-shiny finish and leaves skin soft and smooth.

Price: $9.79

Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

An invigorating mist formulated with an infusion of nutrient-rich botanicals and cucumber essential water to revive dull, tired skin. Aloe vera and cucumber – both rich in essential vitamins and minerals – deliver a cooling boost of hydration as green tea provides powerful antioxidant protection. Skin is left feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Price: $7.00

Confidence In Your Glow

 

Get the look of an instant all-over vitality-filled glow, plus a boost of brightening and radiant warmth, in one simple step! From the sensorial experience of the fresh orange scent to the powerful vitamin C-infused radiance-boosting and brightening formula, Confidence in Your Glow transforms your complexion with high-performance, anti-aging ingredients and talc-free, ultra-luxe pigments.

Price: $32.00

Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF30

 

Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 protects your lips from sun and wind damage. Aloe vera soothes dry, chapped lips while cocoa butter softens, repairs and enhances skin renewal. Use over bare lips or under your favorite lip color for added skin protection.

Price: $3.99

City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

A 5-minute dual-action detoxifying and exfoliating clay mask. Appropriate for all skin types.

Purifies and polishes skin for a delightful deep-clean treatment. Natural bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay help remove pollution and impurities, while natural silica beads gently refine texture.

Price: $28.00

Ultra Facial Cream

This ultra facial cream helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. It is the best you are constantly sweating. With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, leaves skin smooth, soft and healthy-looking.

Price: $27.00

Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30

This multitasking BB water with SPF 30 is an ultra-hydrating and oil-free formula that creates a sheer, radiant finish that lasts all day. It delivers a demi-matte complexion that’s never flat, creating a natural-looking canvas, and it minimizes the look of fine lines, pores, and blemishes. This unique BB water allows you to build coverage and does not cause any drying, cracking, or caking during wear.

Price: $42.00

 

 

 

 

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How To Get That Summer Glow: New It Cosmetics

Summer is right around the corner and I can’t wait to get that summer glow! These amazing new palettes will provide you with an instant all-over vitality-filled glow, plus a boost of brightening and radiant warmth, in one simple step! From the sensorial experience of the fresh orange scent, to the powerful vitamin C-infused radiance-boosting and brightening formula, Confidence in Your Glow™ transforms your complexion with high-performance, anti-aging ingredients and talc-free, ultra-luxe pigments!

Why you’ll love IT!

ü  Delivers your blush, bronzer and highlighter in one simple step for an instant all-over glow
ü  Drops of Light Technology™ gives you lit-from-within radiance without glitter or shimmer
ü  Talc-free universal shades look flawless on all skin types and tones
ü  Anti-aging, skin-brightening vitamin C, plus a super ceramide complex, peptidesand collagen for your most beautiful skin!
ü  Pairs perfectly with our NEW Heavenly Skin™ One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705
Confidence in Your Glow is now available to purchase at itcosmetics.com and ulta.com.
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