Thursday, August 25, 2011


Recently I got a sample of Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer from Sephora. It's a "moisturizing tinted skin enhancer with UVA/UVB SPF 20". So, fancy way of saying "tinted moisturizer. with sunscreen."

This retails for $48, which, as far as I am concerned, is Too Much Effing Money.

The sample is pretty good sized. It's a .16 oz tube, rather than the little packet that some samples come in. I wore this 3 days in a row and my sample is pretty much gone. I think that's a good amount of time to decide if you like something or not.

And did I like it? Eh. It was OK. I did like that it didn't have much of a scent. It felt outstanding on my face. Very smooth and silky. The coverage wasn't much. I think that was my main problem with it, but I'm not sure if that makes for a fair review because I'm not really a tinted moisturizer sort of gal. I prefer to really spackle it on. Especially if I'm spending half a Benjamin on said spackle. Anyway, the coverage is very sheer. I received the "light" shade. I do in fact have "light" skin, but the problem with these tinted moisturizers is that they usually come in only 3 shades, "light", "medium", and "dark". That's fine and dandy, but as we all know, skin comes in way more shades than that. Way. So this "light" is actually maybe a bit too light for me, and so it ends up looking a little chalky. Once I put blush on top of it it wasn't that big of a deal, but, like I said, half a Benjamin, yo. I shouldn't have to doctor it. I feel like it lasted an OK amount of time...probably about 8 hours. The moisturization was good. I assume the sun protection was good since I don't currently look like a lobster. However, if I'm being honest, the only time I left the house when wearing it was to run to Noodles and Co. to pick up my order of Wisconsin Mac and Cheese.

Final verdict...the price sucks, the formula is great, the color is iffy.

Would I purchase it? No. Does it make a great free sample? Yes. Was my skin "instantly transformed in one application"? No. Do I recommend that you skip this one? Yes.


Free sample of Olay.....

Monday, August 22, 2011


Free sample alert!

Free sample of Strivectin Tighten Up Face and Neck cream. I've used the stretch mark cream and found it to be moderately effective...hopefully this is too!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Delicious Chicken

I made a new recipe last was EFFING DELICIOUS. Here it is. Make it. Eat it. Love it.


4 chicken breasts
juice of 1 lime
can of black beans
pepperjack cheese
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tbsp vegetable oil
rice if you want to serve it over rice

Preheat oven to 450. In a saucepan, heat the cumin and black beans until hot. Add lime juice. Take off heat, put aside. In skillet, heat oil. Salt and pepper both sides of chickens. Sear for 4 minutes on each side. Place in baking dish (or if your pan goes into the oven just leave it there) and put salsa on chickens. Cover with shredded pepperjack cheese, Bake for 10 minutes at 450. Serve over rice and the beans.

Sales! Sales!

Last night I went to Old Navy to buy jeans. They were having a massive jeans sale. I got two pairs, including one of the new flare styles, for $17 each. I also picked up a dress and a few shirts, making my total just over $60. They were also running a promotion where for every $20 you spend, you get $10 Old Navy Bucks. I got 30 Old Navy Bucks. I can use them as of August 26th. The stipulation is that you must spend double your bucks. So basically I will get $60 worth of clothes for $30. That's great, because I spied a shirt that was full price and I didn't buy it. I hope that by then it goes on sale!

This morning I logged on to Bath and Body Works to find that they are running a handsoap sale. You can get 5 handsoaps for $15. Today only, you can get shipping for a dollar when you purchase $25 worth of stuff. I am a sucker for those foamy handsoaps, especially since they have the fall scents out now. I picked out 5 handsoaps, and also some clearanced summery candles and bubble bath.

I love birthday money!!!