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Makeup Monday - e.l.f. Cosmetics

Monday, September 29, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  



WEEK 28 - e.l.f. Blush


Hi friends, I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I had to find out about all the hype on e.l.f. cosmetics, and by the way e.l.f. stands for eyes lips face!  I had been seeing so much on Pinterest and on beauty blogs about their cosmetics and never tried them before.  I decided to go to Target recently to buy some things that my family and I needed and discovered that Target sells their line of makeup.  

I decided to buy just one item since I have never used any of their makeup before.  I bought their blush and I love the color I bought - it is called tickled pink.  It looks good on my skin and goes good with my blonde hair.  The blush is a light subtle color and it gives a soft and natural look.  




I'm very happy with this blush and I would recommend it to you and you can't beat the price at $3.00.  The size and the packaging reminds me of the blush I just bought recently from NARS and I paid $30 for it!  To see that blog post in case you missed it, you can click HERE.  To see the link for the e.l.f. website you can click HERE.  To see how to purchase this blush from Target you can click HERE.  

Here is the description on the back of the box for the blush:  The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish.  Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth.  Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow.

Have you tried any e.l.f. cosmetics?  I hope I was helpful and maybe inspired you to try their makeup!

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Thanks for stopping by today for Makeup Monday and see you all next week.


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Tomato Pie Recipe

Friday, September 26, 2014

I have a healthy recipe for Tomato Pie that I would love to share with you and it's a great way to use up left over tomatoes grown from the summer.  

This dish is great served with a salad on the side.  It can be used as an appetizer also.






TOMATO PIE RECIPE

Serves 4 - 6 people

INGREDIENTS:

2 to 3 large tomatoes
1 small bunch of red onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 to 1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 9-inch wide deep pie shell

DIRECTION:

Preheat oven to 350 degres F.  Slice tomatoes into thick slices.  Place them in layers into the pie shell, sprinkling each layer with onion, basil, salt and pepper.  Mix together the mayonnaise and the cheese.  Spread the mixture over the tomatoes.  Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until filling is browned.  Remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes before cutting into slices to serve.

Done!

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Pillow Vote & The "Drinking Game"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hi friends, the vote is in and most of you all love decorative pillows you your bed!  This is a photo of my Mom's guest bedroom at her house.  In case you missed this post you can see it HERE.  

I love extra decorative pillows on the bed and how pretty it makes the bed look.  What I do not like is setting up the bed and pillows in the morning and taking them off at night and that is why I only have 4 needed pillows on my bed.




This weeks #Mommy Reality Challenge - Week #18 What is your favorite beverage or drink?

I'm joining today Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss for Mommy Reality Challenge #18.  I will be linking this up to Jen's and Celeste's fun link party.  Each week they pick a fun theme or topic and you share your photos there.


My favorite drink in the afternoon is Starbuck's coffee made in my french press.  I have a new schedule and I'm awake each morning at 5:30am (OUCH!) so by the afternoon I need a quick pick me up!  This is my favorite and does the trick.


 


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Makeup Monday - Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner

Monday, September 22, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  



Week 27 - Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner



Hi friends, and welcome back to Makeup Monday Week 27.  I hope you all enjoyed the pretty fall weekend we just had.  Today I'd like to share with you the new eyeliner I bought from Target.  I was so excited to try out this new eyeliner that my daughter has been using and liked so much.  It's called Rimmel Scandal Eyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner - waterproof.  This eyeliner looks fabulous on my teenage daughter and shows up nice and thick on her eyes.  I tried this eyeliner and it works well on my eyes when I use it with my eye primer from Urban Decay.  I usually use an eye crayon from Avon but thought it was fun to try out this type of eyeliner.  The eyeliner is similar to a thin magic marker.  I bought it in Target and paid $5.49 for it and it's available in most drug stores.  The color of the eyeliner is 001 Black.

To see the post where I mention one of my favorite eyeliners from Avon you can click HERE.

To see the link for this eyeliner and reviews you can click HERE.

Have you tried this eyeliner yet and did it work for you?

I have a blogger friend who blogs about makeup and beauty and I love all of her makeup reviews.  She writes about the latest makeup trends and is always honest about a product.  Kim has a fun blog and if you love makeup like I do then please visit Kim from A Very Sweet Blog when you get a chance!  

Two weeks ago I did a blog post about Makeup Brushes and in case you missed that post you can see it HERE.  Last week Kim wrote a review on Sephora Makeup Brushes that might be helpful and to see that post you can click HERE.

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Infinity Scarf and Hand Warmer Set

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hi friends, I have been so busy with preparing for our annual Fall and Christmas knit and crochet sale that we have at our church.  The sale is held at our church each fall the weekend right before Thanksgiving.  I have here my latest crochet project that I just finished.  

It's an Infinity Scarf and Hand Warmers Set!


I really like this black yarn with the different colors - green, red, blue, yellow and purple mixed in with it.  I had one skein of this yarn but it did not have any label on it so I think it might be Red Heart yarn.  

I think this is the perfect set to keep you warm this winter and hopefully someone will want to purchase it!

To see my simple Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern you can click HERE.

To see my simple Hand Warmers Pattern you can click HERE.

I will show you the crocheted Headband I just finished making that goes with the set soon.

Have you been working on any winter crochet or knit projects?  I hope I have inspired you to make something for winter.  These type of sets also make great holiday gifts.



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Mommy Reality Challenge - Pillows!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014



I'm joining today Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss for Mommy Reality Challenge #17.  Their theme for this week is:  "How many pillows are REALLY on your bed?

On our bed I just have the pillows that we use to sleep with and we don't really like a lot of decorative pillows.  

I was at my Mom's house for Labor Day weekend and stayed in her beautiful guest bedroom and here she has 7 pillows on the bed!  My mom loves pillows!

I will be linking this up to Jen's and Celeste's fun link party.  Each week they pick a fun theme or topic and you share your photos there.




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Makeup Monday - Boots No7 Makeup Favorites

Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  


Week 26 - Boots No7 Makeup Favorites

Hi friends, I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Today I would love to share with you some of my favorite makeup from Boots No7.  I first discovered this makeup last summer when I took a vacation with my family to England.  To see about my trip to England you can click HERE.  I  really love this makeup and I'm happy to say that it is sold now in the US in the drugstore Duane Reade and Walgreens and you can buy it on line at Amazon.



1.  Blush Tint Stick in the color Clove - $9.99 - This blush glides and blends in well on your cheeks.  You just have to dot a little on your cheeks and blend it with your fingers.  It leaves a nice natural glow and I like the way it looks.

2.  Airbrush Away Primer - This primer works well with all foundations and moisturizers.  It gives your skin a nice glow and good base for your BB cream or foundation.  It makes your makeup last longer and skin look smooth.  I received this as a sample size of 10 ml. and I'm not sure of price.

3.  Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser -  This tinted moisturizer has SPF 15 and 5-Star UVA protection and gives your skin sun protection along with vitamin A and E.  I received this as a sample size of 10 ml.  and not too sure of the full price.  This is a really nice tinted moisturizer that I love since it has SPF in it too.

4.  Stay Perfect Foundation in the color Cool Beige - This is a foundation that is mixed with a pressed powder.  I love this flawless finish it gives your skin and it has an SPF of 15.  This comes with a mirror and sponge in the bottom compartment to apply foundation.  This is one of my favorite foundations that I love using in the fall and winter.  

5.  Stay Perfect Eyeshadow - I think this color is violet shine and this is also a sample size.  This is a pretty shade that compliments any eye color.  It has little shine particles in the eye shadow.  I received this as a sample and sure of the price.

6.  High Shine Lip Gloss - Coral Kiss - $7.99 - This is a moisturizing lip gloss with an SPF of 15.  I love the color and that it has sun protection in it too.  There is no sticky feeling on the lips and gives a light gloss look.  


I hope I have inspired you to try Boots No7 makeup and thanks for stopping by today. 

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Remembering 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MAY WE NEVER FORGET 
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALL LIVES LOST ON THAT DAY.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THOSE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES.

Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Monday, September 8, 2014

I have a healthy version of pizza to share with you all.  It's Eggplant Pizza and this recipe tastes so good and it's healthy.  This recipe is lighter than regular pizza and the crust is eggplant not bread.
This dish is easy to prepare and it can be ready in no time.  I'd love to share the recipe with you!

Here is a step by step photo of the process to make the eggplant pizza.




EGGPLANT PIZZA RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

1 globe eggplant - about 8 ounces and 9-10 inches long
salt - to sprinkle on top of eggplant to draw the water out 
2 Tablespoons olive oil - to brush on top of eggplant
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
10 basil strips -  cut in strips or chopped (optional)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 jar Italian tomato sauce - your choice or homemade sauce
salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTION:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Cut both ends of the eggplant and cut it into 3/4 inch slices.  Place eggplant on tray and sprinkle each slice with salt.  Let sit this way for about 30 minutes to draw out the liquid.  

While eggplant sits heat up your tomato sauce on low.  

After 30 minutes wipe the eggplant dry with paper towels.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray and then place eggplant on the sheet.  Brush tops of eggplant with olive oil and sprinkle tops with dried Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.  Roast the eggplant for 25 minutes.

While eggplant roasts, slice basil leaves and combine together parmesan and mozzarella cheese together.  When eggplant is done roasting take out of oven and set oven to broil.  Spread a few tablespoons of sauce on top of eggplant and then sprinkle basil on top with generous amount of cheese mixture.  Put the tray of eggplant pizza under the broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned 5 to 7 minutes (but watch carefully not to burn). 

Done!

This dish would be great served with Italian or Garlic Bread and a Salad!

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Makeup Monday - Makeup Brushes & Uses

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  


Week 25 - Makeup Brushes and Uses

Hello friends, I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and today I'd like to talk about different makeup brushes and their uses.  I have a set of makeup brushes here that are labeled and I'm going to use these as samples to explain their uses.


1.  Powder Brush - This brush may be used for applying mineral powder or bronzer.  The shape of the brush is large, soft, full, and rounded.  The bristles pick up the perfect amount of powder when applied to the skin.  Load the brush with powder and shake off any excess before sweeping onto your skin.

2.  Blusher Brush - This brush has a rounded head and is used to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.  To apply sweep and blend along your cheekbone drawing the brush up into your hairline.

3.  Foundation Brush - This is designed to achieve a smooth and flawless finish to your face.  The bristles are tightly packed with a tapered tip for fluid application.  To apply dampen the brush first in warm water and then squeeze out any excess water into a tissue and then apply a small amount of foundation onto the brush and use.



4.  Eyeliner Brush - Allows eyeliner to be applied deep into the lash line for a richer and more distinct eye.  You may use this brush to achieve a smoky eye.

5.  Brow Brush - This long handled brush has stiff-angled bristles that provide maximum control  for creating and defining the eyebrows.

To buy a good set of makeup brushes you can buy them at Sephora HERE.  They have so many sets to choose from and the sales associates are always helpful.  Another option is Amazon and they have a large assortment of brushes available.  You can also visit a beauty supply store in your area too.

I hope this was helpful and thanks so much for stopping by this week.  See you all next week for Makeup Monday. 

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Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf & Pattern

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hi friends!  I know some of you may still be thinking about summer or fall approaching, but I have another crochet infinity scarf and pattern to share with you.  This scarf is fun to make using thick chunky yarn and a big crochet hook.  It is the perfect scarf to keep you warm during the cold and snowy winter months.




EASY CROCHET INFINITY SCARF & PATTERN

Yarn:  Lion Brand Yarn, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Color:  Black 153
Crochet Hook:  US Size K

Chain 90.
Half double crochet in second chain from hook and continue all the way to the end of the row.  When you get to the end of row chain 2 and turn.  Continue this way until the scarf measures 5 inches wide.  When you get to the end, take both ends of the scarf and sew them together using the yarn and then fasten off.

* This infinity scarf will fit wrapped around your neck 2 times with these dimensions! 

Note:  This pattern is made in US terminology.




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Wordless Wednesday - Green Growing Arbor

Wednesday, September 3, 2014



I love the green plants growing on this arbor!  I took this photo when I was walking my dog Bosco the other morning.  The leaves on this arbor will soon be turning brown.



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