I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells

"...Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

-Dr. Suess

Spahhhhkles 🔮 #makeup #glitter #glam

Spahhhhkles 🔮 #makeup #glitter #glam

A Lettuce and almond scrubbing mask from Lush. These are amazing!

A Lettuce and almond scrubbing mask from Lush. These are amazing!

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Every meal you make….
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Adore my new gigantic mug. That’s how I like my coffee… Extra large venti grande humungo, please.

Adore my new gigantic mug. That’s how I like my coffee… Extra large venti grande humungo, please.

Review: L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation

Alright, I know I’m super late on this trend but I’m still going to rave about it!

Oh mylanta. This foundation is amazing. So I still deeply adore my Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme foundation and is still my go-to foundation when I want flawless skin, but the L’Oreal True Match Lumi is the absolute best foundation for the winter and also as a tinted moisturizer.

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I don’t get super dry in the winter but I do turn into Casper. The difference between my winter skintone and summer skintone is 6 SHADES. I don’t tan in the winter (as much as I want to… gone are the days I used to tan my buns in that human easy-bake oven) to give my skin a rest so I end up looking pale and sickly. I wish I could rock that beautiful porcelain white skin but unfortunately the olive tones in me make an appearance and I look jaundiced. 


Here is the product description:
"40% pure water for all day hydration. Antioxidants Vitamins C and E for improved clarity and skin tone. And Liquid Light Technology for an instant, luminous glow. Isn’t it time you met your match?"

So that explains the hydrating effect of this foundation.

Coverage

Back to my point… L’Oreal Lumi is amazing because it gives you a hydrated, healthy glow without being greasy whatsoever and finishes with a great coverage. I was expecting light to medium coverage but it definitely has the versatility to go from light to full as well.

Light coverage: For my regular work days during the week, after toning, I’ll mix one pump of my moisturizer and one pump of the Lumi and apply as the perfect tinted moisturizer. It covers just enough and the reflective traits in it make your skin look beautiful. When I say reflective, I do not mean shimmery or sparkly at all. It’s a nice modest sheen.

Medium coverage: Going out in the day time, I will apply with my damp Sephora Precision Sponge for a great, natural coverage. It’s enough so my skin looks flawless but not overly done in the daytime. I dot the foundation all over my face and then pounce the sponge all over to blend.

Full coverage: Going out at night allows you to be a bit more “draggy”. Ha! I apply with my Sigma F80 flat top kabuki for a perfect, full coverage that makes me look like a glowy porcelain doll. With a tan. I pump some on the back of my hand to warm it up, push it into my brush and stipple and buff into my skin.

I love that this foundation applies well with fingers, sponges and brushes and it is extremely easy to blend and layer.
(Note: For medium to full coverage applications, I always apply a primer underneath and a setting powder on top.)

Packaging

The packaging is a glass bottle with a pump and top. I can’t stand the open tops (cough, cough… MAC) that make you dump out product or the scooping of my beloved Revlon Whipped foundation. And although it does look like a drugstore foundation from all the labeling, it’s a pretty bottle!

Shades

L’Oreal Lumi foundation is available in 15 shades which is a great variety and an impressive three tones as well: cool, warm, and neutral, much like the MAC setup. I love that because sometimes I really like the formula of a foundation but they only have their color variety in a cool tone with the exception of one warm tone which is usually way too dark… racist much?!?! And as usual, the darkest shade isn’t very dark at all so my deep chocolate toned ladies won’t be able to find a match.

Consistency and lasting power

The consistency is very lightweight and runny but also very creamy. Because of the thin texture, it’s very easy to blend and doesn’t cake or dry on the skin before you’re finished blending the whole face. And you really, really don’t feel it. It feels like a second skin.

The lasting power for me is actually much longer than the company states. L’Oreal states it has a lasting power of 8 hours but I go about 10 hours during the day with it on and it still looks great at the end of the day. Of course, I apply a setting powder directly on top and a setting spray when I’m finished all my makeup, so I’m sure that helps a ton. I have not used it by itself; I feel like my face would slide off because I’m so used to setting my makeup! Haha!

Price

I bought it at CVS (thieves) for $13.79, although the standard price at most places is $12.95. Both prices are still on the higher end for a drugstore foundation but well worth it. I’ve only been using it for a couple weeks but I have a feeling this one will last a lot longer than most.

Go out and try it! I can’t wait to try this one in the summer when I’m tan. JLo glow!

Recipe: Spinach & Tomato Frittata

I’m back!

Holy moly… November was insane. Between my boyfriend’s birthday, Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas shopping and work, I have no had a second.

With these insane days, I have found myself cooking less and less because I’m exhausted. But the one thing I keep pulling out pans to cook for myself is probably my favorite breakfast in the whole wide world…

Spinach and tomato frittata!

I LOVE frittatas in general. I grew up with my mom’s Spanish potato frittata. We would eat it for dinner often. A combination of how delicious it was and my mom’s extremely limited recipes :)

This is a super easy and quick recipe if you want a REAL breakfast but want to be in and out of the kitchen. I use a teeny frying pan made for eggs I bought at the supermarket a long time ago. It comes in handy and has surprisingly lasted a long time!


Ingredients

  • 1 egg, 1 egg white (or 2 eggs if you wanna be bad!)
  • frozen spinach, thawed, up to you how much!
  • 4-6 grape tomatoes
  • your favorite cheese (American because I’m shameless)
  • Butter-flavored Pam or butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic

Directions
  1. Crack eggs into a bowl, add salt, pepper and garlic to your liking and beat for about 30 seconds.
  2. Warm your pan on low-medium heat but do not add oil or butter yet.
  3. Once your pan is heated through, spray with oil and immediately pour in eggs. Oil burns quickly.
  4. While your eggs start cooking, rinse your tomatoes and half the long way.
  5. Drain your thawed out spinach to take all the excess water out. Use as much spinach as you want! I add about a 1/4 of a cup cause I love me some spinach!
  6. Then drop in spinach and tomatoes and push it evenly around, gently.
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  8. Place cover on pan and let cook for a couple of minutes, checking in frequently.
  9. Once it’s about 2/3 of the way cooked, flip over to other side, add a slice of your favorite cheese to the top and close the lid once again.
  10. Only needs to finish cooking for approximately another minute.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
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They had forgotten the first lesson, that we are to be powerful, beautiful, and without regret.

Happy Halloween! In celebration of this spooky holiday, I went out with friends last night and dressed up as a vampire. I had the coolest fangs! I wish I had gotten better pictures of them.

Sofia Vergara dress: $18
Nine West boots: $120 (old)
Coach clutch: too much to admit. I was an idiot when I was younger.
Fangs: $16.99
Fake blood: $1.99

I had ordered white out contacts and I didn’t get them in time! BUMMER!

My friend Traci (in the middle) did half a face of sugar skull (Dia De Los Muertos) on her own and it came out amazing. The cute kitty on the right is my friend Nancy and she was a cat complete with ears and tail :) Meow.

 

(without the filter!)

Muwahaha! Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen!

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Three dogs with no sense of space!

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Three dogs with no sense of space!

Off with her head…

Chopped it off. All of it.

Goodbye ombré hair!

I felt like I was carrying 50 lbs on my head, I don’t know why. Plus the weather is cooling down and I’m gravitating towards warmer shades and more sophisticated looks. I wanted to go shoulder length and dye my hair dark brown/soft black again.

I got to my hairdresser and told her to chop it all off. My hair was past my mid-back! She didn’t believe me until I showed her a picture of what I wanted. She wanted to give me some lemonade and some time to decide but she didn’t realize that I really don’t have any emotional attachment to my hair whatsoever. It grows back! Who cares!

She put my hair in a pony tail and started snipping away. Half way through, I said, “Wait, wait… I change my mind!” And the look on her face was awesome. I quickly told her I was just kidding :)

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I wanted to keep it but then I realized that it was gross so in the trash it went. Thinking back… that would have been the perfect weave for my chihuahua. Damn.

As she cut, I kept going shorter and shorter. I didn’t want it to grow out too fast so I cut it a little more than I had planned so I’d have my hair cut longer. I ended up cutting off almost 10 inches! :)

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Styled by my hairdresser. It was super cute and bouncy! I looked really young though.

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Styled a bit further by moi! I needed to flat iron the lowest layer a bit so it didn’t look so round. I ended up LOVING the leftover ombré so I didn’t dye it dark.

I’m still learning how to style my hair right but I loooooooove how easy and quick it is. It also looks like I have twice the amount of hair and all those fried ends are gone!

Goodbye summer! Hello fall!

I’m not one to brag. But I’m going to be doing some serious bragging, ending with a “na na na na naaaaa na!”
I have been learning about couponing and collecting some goods one to use here or there. I finally grabbed a CVS weekly flyer, made a plan and bravely took my stacks of coupons to the store. This was either going to be genius and I’d be paying $48.00 for $145 worth of stuff or I would fail miserably and stick my head into the conveyer belt. And then go put everything back in shame.
Thankfully, I kicked butt, even with a few things out of stock.
Here is how I did it…
My plan was to pay for all my things in 2 transactions. I would pay for all the items that rewarded me with ECB (extra care bucks) first and then use those ECB for my second transaction. This combined with a ton of manufacturers coupons I cut out of the Sunday newspaper (P&G, Red Plum, Smart Source) that I matched up to items on sale in the flyer.
The trick is not to buy things when you need them. You’ll end up buying them because you can’t wait, for full price. Buy the products you love and often use when they’re on sale for a penny on the dollar and keep them stocked for when you run out. You will save a ton in the end. 
First transaction
Two 12 packs of Charmin Basic toilet paper$8.39, regular price, total $16.78$5.88, CVS sale price, total $11.76- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)= $10.76Savings: $6.02 
One 40 oz bottle of Tide detergent$9.39, regular price$5.94, CVS sale price- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)= $4.94Savings: $4.45
One 27 oz bottle of Febreeze$6.49, regular price$4.99 CVS sale price- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)= $3.99Savings: $2.50 
One 9 oz bottle of Dawn dish soap$1.29, regular price$0.96 CVS sale priceSavings: $0.33 
Two 20 pack boxes of Tampax Pearl tampons$5.79, regular price, total $11.58- $2.50 (manufacturers coupon)= $9.08Savings: $2.50
Spending $30.00 on P&G products earns you $10.00 extra care bucks!
1 Physicians Formula felt tip liquid liner $11.29Spend $10.00, receive $7.00 extra care bucks=$11.29
Total of items at regular price: $62.12 (including tax)
Total of items at sale price - coupons: $43.58 (including tax)I used two $5 extra care bucks I had and paid a total of:
$32.56 out of pocket (including tax)
Second Transaction
One 33 oz bottle of Crest Pro-Health mouth wash$6.89, regular price$4.49 CVS sale price- $1.50 (manufacturers coupon)= $2.99Savings: $3.90 plus $1.00 extra care buck! (This should have been in my first transaction so I could put the $1.00 towards my second. Rookie mistake!)
One 33 count box of Olay 2-in-1 facial cloths$6.29, regular price$4.99 CVS sale price- $2.00 (manufacturers coupon)= $2.99Savings: $3.30
Two 32 oz TRESemme products (shampoo & conditioner) and one Thermal creations heat protectant spray$5.49 each, regular price, total $16.472/$7.00 CVS sale price- free styling product (manufacturers coupon)- $2.00 off TRESemme product (CVS coupon)= $2.50Savings: $13.97
Two 4 packs of Starbucks Doubleshot Espressos$6.99, regular price, total $13.982/$10 CVS sale price= $10.00Savings: $3.98
One NYC Matte Bronzer in “Sunny”$3.99, regular price- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)- $1.00 off (CVS coupon)= $1.99Savings: $2.00
Three packages of CVS Cotton ovals (80 count)$4.69, regular price, total $14.07Buy 2 get 1 free, CVS sale price= $9.38Savings: $4.69
One milk chocolate Lindt bar $3.59No savings. Chocolate is worth every penny.
Total of items at regular price: $69.36 (including tax)
Total of items at sale price - coupons: $35.53 (including tax)
I used the $17 in extra care bucks from the first transaction and paid a total of:
$15.74 out of pocket (including tax)

This brings us to a grand total of $48.30 that I paid out of my cute little purse for $131.48 worth of products! I found my new obsession.
Na na na na naaaa na!!!!!!

I’m not one to brag. But I’m going to be doing some serious bragging, ending with a “na na na na naaaaa na!”

I have been learning about couponing and collecting some goods one to use here or there. I finally grabbed a CVS weekly flyer, made a plan and bravely took my stacks of coupons to the store. This was either going to be genius and I’d be paying $48.00 for $145 worth of stuff or I would fail miserably and stick my head into the conveyer belt. And then go put everything back in shame.

Thankfully, I kicked butt, even with a few things out of stock.

Here is how I did it…

My plan was to pay for all my things in 2 transactions. I would pay for all the items that rewarded me with ECB (extra care bucks) first and then use those ECB for my second transaction. This combined with a ton of manufacturers coupons I cut out of the Sunday newspaper (P&G, Red Plum, Smart Source) that I matched up to items on sale in the flyer.

The trick is not to buy things when you need them. You’ll end up buying them because you can’t wait, for full price. Buy the products you love and often use when they’re on sale for a penny on the dollar and keep them stocked for when you run out. You will save a ton in the end.
 

First transaction

Two 12 packs of Charmin Basic toilet paper
$8.39, regular price, total $16.78
$5.88, CVS sale price, total $11.76
- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)
= $10.76
Savings: $6.02
 

One 40 oz bottle of Tide detergent
$9.39, regular price
$5.94, CVS sale price
- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)
= $4.94
Savings: $4.45


One 27 oz bottle of Febreeze
$6.49, regular price
$4.99 CVS sale price
- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)
= $3.99
Savings: $2.50
 

One 9 oz bottle of Dawn dish soap
$1.29, regular price
$0.96 CVS sale price
Savings: $0.33
 

Two 20 pack boxes of Tampax Pearl tampons
$5.79, regular price, total $11.58
- $2.50 (manufacturers coupon)
= $9.08
Savings: $2.50


Spending $30.00 on P&G products earns you $10.00 extra care bucks!


1 Physicians Formula felt tip liquid liner $11.29
Spend $10.00, receive $7.00 extra care bucks
=$11.29


Total of items at regular price: $62.12 (including tax)

Total of items at sale price - coupons: $43.58 (including tax)
I used two $5 extra care bucks I had and paid a total of:

$32.56 out of pocket (including tax)


Second Transaction


One 33 oz bottle of Crest Pro-Health mouth wash
$6.89, regular price
$4.49 CVS sale price
- $1.50 (manufacturers coupon)
= $2.99
Savings: $3.90 plus $1.00 extra care buck! (This should have been in my first transaction so I could put the $1.00 towards my second. Rookie mistake!)


One 33 count box of Olay 2-in-1 facial cloths
$6.29, regular price
$4.99 CVS sale price
- $2.00 (manufacturers coupon)
= $2.99
Savings: $3.30


Two 32 oz TRESemme products (shampoo & conditioner) and one Thermal creations heat protectant spray
$5.49 each, regular price, total $16.47
2/$7.00 CVS sale price
- free styling product (manufacturers coupon)
- $2.00 off TRESemme product (CVS coupon)
= $2.50
Savings: $13.97


Two 4 packs of Starbucks Doubleshot Espressos
$6.99, regular price, total $13.98
2/$10 CVS sale price
= $10.00
Savings: $3.98


One NYC Matte Bronzer in “Sunny”
$3.99, regular price
- $1.00 (manufacturers coupon)
- $1.00 off (CVS coupon)
= $1.99
Savings: $2.00


Three packages of CVS Cotton ovals (80 count)
$4.69, regular price, total $14.07
Buy 2 get 1 free, CVS sale price
= $9.38
Savings: $4.69


One milk chocolate Lindt bar $3.59
No savings. Chocolate is worth every penny.


Total of items at regular price: $69.36 (including tax)

Total of items at sale price - coupons: $35.53 (including tax)

I used the $17 in extra care bucks from the first transaction and paid a total of:

$15.74 out of pocket (including tax)


This brings us to a grand total of $48.30 that I paid out of my cute little purse for $131.48 worth of products! I found my new obsession.


Na na na na naaaa na!!!!!!

Recipe: Golden Graham S’mores Treats


Yes, that’s exactly what you think it is. Golden Graham version of rice crispies treats that taste exactly like s’mores!

*Cue heavenly trumpets*

Of course, I didn’t get a picture of them once they were cut into square because I was too busy shoving them in my face before taking them to a friend’s house. But this looks delicious enough.

So go make them. Now.


Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 oz) Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 bag (10 oz) Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Ghirardelli Chocolate chips (cause you know Ghirardelli is how I doooooo)
  • 6 Tbsp Butt-hair (hehe.. butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • non-stick cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a 15x10 inch baking pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
     
  2. In a large non-stick pot over medium heat, melt butter.
     
  3. Add in marshmallows and stir together with butter until marshmallows have melted and become creamy. 
     
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
     
  5. Fold in grahams cereal until all marshmallows and grahams are evenly mixed together. 
     
  6. Mix in 1-2 cups of chocolate chips. This all depends on your level of chocoholicism.
     
  7. Spread treats into sprayed baking pan. Press into pan using wax paper and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top of the treats, lightly press into top of treats to make sure they stick.
     
  8. Place into fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
     
  9. Slice into bars and shove as many as you can in your mouth before people eat them all.

Review: Sigma Brushes

I am finally a grownup!

No, I am not basing my status as a grownup on my credit score, house payment, or any other fun grownup things. I am basing it on the fact that I am being a responsible and smart cosmetics shopper. Frugal shopping is so much funner than car payments, come on.

For so many years, I was a total snob and turned my nose at anything that wasn’t MAC, Dior, LORAC and many other capital lettered, high end brands. Even when I wasn’t making much money, I would put eye drops in my Diorshow mascara to get me to my next paycheck so I could spend a ridiculous amount of money on my every day mascara.

Don’t get me wrong… I still love these brands and still use and buy them… but for special occasions. I have changed my mentality this year and stopped being a snotty brat and I have found so many incredible brands and other not so incredible brands that have that one awesome product. I have expanded my collection and found dupes that are just as amazing for a penny on the dollar for my every day!

My absolute favorite discovery has been Sigma brushes. Not only because they are absolutely amazing, but because some of them are better than MAC brushes.


Let’s go from smallest to largest…


E40 - TAPERED BLENDING

I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived without this brush. It’s the softest, most gentle blending brush I’ve ever owned. This is definitely one that is 100 times better than any of the MAC blending brushes. I used to actually burn my eyelids a little bit from blending so much because they were so harsh. The Sigma E40 lets me blend to no end and it never irritate my lids. It blends out harsh lines in seconds and the tapered end actually lets you push color into your crease to concentrate while blending. ADORE. Natural bristles so use only with powders.


P82 - PRECISION ROUND

This is a synthetic brush good for both powders and liquids. I thought I was going to love this brush a lot more than I do. I just can’t seem to really find a good use for it. I am not a fan of using my fingers to apply makeup so I initially bought it to stipple and apply my concealer. I found that it’s just tedious for me and my fingers work better than anything else for concealer. I used it once in a while to pack on concealer on one little spot, like a blemish.

Then I decided to stop using liquid foundation during the week and I purchased Laura Geller’s Brighten N Balance pressed powder (which is amazing by the way) and I realized I needed something to apply my MAC Studio Finish concealer since it was too heavy to use with my finger. That’s when I finally found a great use for this brush! I would buff the concealer in with this P82 brush before applying the powder foundation and it would look really sheer and natural! The description also says it’s used for applying shadow base or primer onto the lids.


F35 - TAPERED HIGHLIGHTER

I loooooooooove thisssssss brushhhhhhhhhhh. Sigma brushes are so damn soft. This brush is small and tapered with a precise tip that is absolutely made for setting your under eye area and applying highlight to your cheekbones. The F35 can lightly highlight wherever your want or really pack on a sheen. That tip fits perfectly into the inner corners of your under eyes to really set all your concealer. This brush is extremely comfortable. Natural bristle for applying powders!


F05 - SMALL CONTOUR

I’ve seen a few people use the tapered highlighting brush for contouring but I think it’s too fluffy and soft. This F05 small contouring brush is great. It is small enough to fit in the hollows under your cheek bones and just dense enough to buff in the color, yet fluffy enough to blend it out. It’s an all-in-one brush for contouring! I have a heavy hand when I do my makeup and I found that the smaller head looks so much neater and lets me be more precise. I will be ordering a second one of these for blush!


F80 - FLAT KABUKI

And finally!… the belle of the ball! Again, I’m not sure how I was able to live without this brush. I must have been applying makeup like a caveman. This F80 brush is part of the Sigmax line from Sigma which is a dense, hand-made, high quality line of brushes. These brushes are designed to work well with both cream/liquid and powder products.

The F80 is a foundation brush on steroids. I can’t even begin to compare it to foundation brushes I’ve used in the past, including MAC ones. It is very, very soft and extremely dense which just proves how well it is made. I use it to buff in lighter foundation for an almost invisible, natural airbrushed finish or “push” my Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème foundation into my skin for a high coverage, flawless finish. I also “push” or stipple MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid foundation into my skin and it blends out perfectly.

Overall.. I’ll never go back! I love these brushes so much and I’m excited to try out some other ones. MAC, I love you and you’ll always have a place in my heart.. but I’m done paying the price of a pair of shoes for 1 brush. I’m saving my pennies.

DIY: T-shirt Necklace

Where did I get this, you ask?

RIP my middle school basketball t-shirt.


I was fighting a serious case of insomnia the other night and decided to give in, open up Pinterest and chop some sh*t up.

I looked through my t-shirt drawers for a pretty color and I grabbed this turquoise tee. Thankfully it was a size medium in kids and didn’t fit me anymore! This was my middle school basketball team t-shirt. (Yeah, I’m 5’2. WHAT?)

It was 4:30 AM and I honestly didn’t have very high hopes on what this would look like so I didn’t take pictures of the process. BUT… it is so ridiculously easy and all you need is a pair of scissors. NO SEWING! If there’s one thing that not only can I not do, but I have absolutely no interest in learning… it’s sewing.
 

Here is how to make your own:

  • Find a cute t-shirt, size doesn’t matter a whole ton. You will be able to stretch it out to your liking. T-shirts without side seams are much easier and prettier to work with! Also, try to find a plain shirt. The decals on mine were annoying and I ended up having to hide them under the place that I wrapped the pieces together.
  • Get a sharp pair of scissors.

Let’s do this.

1.   Lay your t-shirt flat on a smooth surface and cut right across, horizontally, front armpit to armpit (just underneath like the pictures of what I had left above).
 
2.   Now start cutting strips 1-2 inches thick straight across. I cut mine 2 inches thick. Cut thinner or thicker depending on how thick you want each strand to be but remember that you’re going to stretch each one to death. Leave the bottom seam to the side.
 
3.   Grab each strip and start pulling! If you have a size small shirt, you can slightly stretch it and you can wear it as one layer. If you have a larger shirt, you can stretch it a ton and be able to loop it and double it up on your neck.


One long layer.
Doubled up, choker length.


(Yes, I made a bracelet too! That is at the end…)


4.   Once you have them stretched to how you want them, bunch them up together and using the bottom seam you put aside, you’re going to wrap a section to keep them all together.

5.   Cut the bottom seam open so it’s one long strip. I put my legs inside the loops and placed them at my knees so I could keep them straight, together and tight for wrapping. Start wrapping at one spot and neatly keep wrapping until wherever you like. I wrapped for like 4 1/2 inches.

6.   Tie a really tight knot and tuck under the material. Done!

I had scraps so I made a bracelet to go with my necklace!

All I did was use 2 extra pieces and cut them open into strips. Tie them together at one end and secure something sturdy. Then start twisting the pieces in the same direction. The pieces will start to twist into each other. Every few seconds, I’d pull to tighten and make it really tight and small and kept twisting.

It’s exactly how you would create a twist braid! Just tighter and a lot more violent.

Recipe: Quick and Easy Greek Pasta Salad

I wish I had taken a prettier picture of this pasta salad because it looked beautiful and colorful! I made it for my friend’s house warming party and of course, I was running on Latino time and rushed out of the house. And it went so fast once we got there, I didn’t get to take a picture.
But if you’ve read my other recipe blogs, you should understand by now that my food may not be the prettiest, but it’s delicious!
IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS! :’(
Quick and Easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
Ingredients

1 lb Mostaccioli or your favorite pasta (one 16 oz box)
sliced Kalamata olives
1 English cucumber
1/2 red onion
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 pint Cuban yellow tomatoes
Feta cheese (add to your own taste)
1 bottle of Newman’s Own Greek Vinaigrette Dressing
Directions
Cook pasta al dente following instructions on the box. The vinaigrette will further cook your pasta so make sure I leave it al dente. 
Prep: quarter tomatoes, quarter and thinly slice red onion and slice cucumber in moons.
Once pasta is cooked, drain, add half of the bottle of dressing and refrigerate for 1 hour. Your pasta will absorb lots of the flavor and cool down.
Add all your prepped ingredients as well as your sliced olives and feta cheese and toss.
Now eat it. 

Recipe: Quick and Easy Greek Pasta Salad

I wish I had taken a prettier picture of this pasta salad because it looked beautiful and colorful! I made it for my friend’s house warming party and of course, I was running on Latino time and rushed out of the house. And it went so fast once we got there, I didn’t get to take a picture.

But if you’ve read my other recipe blogs, you should understand by now that my food may not be the prettiest, but it’s delicious!

IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS! :’(


Quick and Easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe


Ingredients
  • 1 lb Mostaccioli or your favorite pasta (one 16 oz box)
  • sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 pint Cuban yellow tomatoes
  • Feta cheese (add to your own taste)
  • 1 bottle of Newman’s Own Greek Vinaigrette Dressing

Directions

  1. Cook pasta al dente following instructions on the box. The vinaigrette will further cook your pasta so make sure I leave it al dente.
     
  2. Prep: quarter tomatoes, quarter and thinly slice red onion and slice cucumber in moons.

  3. Once pasta is cooked, drain, add half of the bottle of dressing and refrigerate for 1 hour. Your pasta will absorb lots of the flavor and cool down.

  4. Add all your prepped ingredients as well as your sliced olives and feta cheese and toss.

  5. Now eat it. 
dogshaming:

Hi, I’m Diego! I was playing with my kong and it got stuck under Dad’s sheets. So, I had NO choice but to bite through the sheets to get it out. Problem is, I got stuck. This is how my Dad found me when he came home from work for lunch. 

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dogshaming:

Hi, I’m Diego! I was playing with my kong and it got stuck under Dad’s sheets. So, I had NO choice but to bite through the sheets to get it out. Problem is, I got stuck. This is how my Dad found me when he came home from work for lunch.