Thursday, January 24, 2013

How my nails look FABOULSOUS when we have sub arctic weather?

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**Disclosure- I received free samples for testing and review  purposes from Bzz Agent.
Ok, well I guess my title kind of spoiled what this post was going to be about.  We in New England are suffering through a cold spell that makes each breath you take outside feel like a dagger inside you.  But Hells Bells if I can get my daughter to wear a coat to school.  I digress, we in New England, have enjoyed our fair share of mild winters, we have dare I say becoming accustomed to it.  No longer do I put the ice scraper in the car on Halloween and match all the mittens in the mitten tub.  It seems Mr. Snow Miser is kicking his brother Mr. Heat Miser’s booty, because it is freaking cold out.  I went to start my car to drive my daughter to work and may car said it was 2 degrees out,  2…. (no she still wouldn’t wear a coat).  

Now I am a Fair Haired and Fair skinned Irish Lass.  So when it is 2 degrees outside and the house is heated with forced hot air, I wake up to a face sporting ruddy cheeks, that are on fire just enough to make me wonder if I will make it worse by washing my face.  My legs are reptilian.  My hands are…..FABULOUS.  You heard me FABULOUS.  Now for those thinking ok the hands  are FABULOUS, but I bet she can’t keep any polish on her nails, WRONG, WRONG, WRONGITY, WRONG, WRONG.  

What is the secret to this surely it must involve expensive sessions with a manicurist and all kinds of time and treatments.  (Refer to the Wrong statement above).  I am using Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.  That’s it.  Do you know it is so concentrated and you need such a small dab that a tube has about 200 applications in it?  Let me take you on a a mental tour of my hand routine.

I take a dab of Neutrogena Hand Cream, I prefer to take the tube directly on the back of my hand and squeeze out some, it almost looks like a tear.  I repeat with the other hand, now I rub the lotion onto my hands and fingers and nails and cuticle beds.  Immediately you see a difference in dry scaly hands.  Once you have a healthy nail bed, prep for some color.  Clean up those cuticles, I like to use the Neutrogena again for this rather than cuticle cream because it’s so gentle on my hands.

Use a base coat- Wait for it to dry!!!!!  If you apply a second coat of anything over not dry nails you polish will peel off. 
Now we are going to have some fun here, pick out two complementary nail shades or two that are dramatically different but look good together.

I am using Butter’s Knackered and Julep’s Renee.  Now we will paint four fingers on each hand one color, leaving the ring finger out.  Knackered is a bluish color with  light sparkle and Renee is a flat lilac.  Once the main color is on your nails and dry apply you top coat or a drying coat.  Now you paint the second color on each hand.  Now here feel free to add the little bubbles you see giving a “caviar” effect.  Or just enjoy the two colors as they are.  It’s a nice way and fashionable way to draw attention to your smooth hands and well cared for nails courtesy of Neutrogena Hand Cream.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Frozen Pizza that tastes like Pizza and is freindly on the wallet

 Well the holidays are over the streets are lined with discarded Christmas Trees, (who else other than me drive and judge the different trees?)
For many January means resolutions and weight loss programs, products and never used gym memberships that have contracts harder to get out of than a parking ticket.

Well I am among the many who need to lose weight, Ive done it all, I remember spending a small fortune on ready made shakes, bars, and frozen meals- and declare to all "I am just eating thee products nothing else"- Well what ends up happening is I end up eating the week's worth of products in a couple of days.

Now at this point you may be thinking this girl lost her mind and forgot she is writing a review of frozen Pizza, but no I have not forgotten.

In my previous post I reviewed the Mozzarella and the Quattro Formaggi

This time I will review the Spinaci, and Speciale, I could not locate the Funghi or the Vegetable in any of my grocery stores.

First up the Spinaci- I know if I say the word spinach to either my daughter or my husband they say in a dip? If the answer is no forget about it.  Well I cooked up this pizza, again at 10 minutes instead of the 12 minutes on the box.  The
Spinaci Pizza is: Savory leaf spinach, mozzarella, hearty garlic sauce, so it's a "white pizza", and let me tell you it tastes like spinach dip on pizza but much healthier for you.  The Garlic sauce and the spinach work so well together neither overpower the other.  The crust is just crisp enough.  A serving of this is 1/3 of the pizza and this with a salad or some fruit, would make a very satisfying meal for anyone on a diet or just looking to eat healthier.  You get real flavors and the highest quality of ingredients.

The next and last pizza we taste tested was the Speciale: Pepperoni, cooked ham, spicy herbs- now this is the best tasting meat pizza out in any freezer container and a few take out places as well.  This one I cook to the 12 minutes to make sure the meats are heated well and get that crisp to them, also this crust lends to being a bit more crispier. The pizza has a delicate red sauce on the base, and I say delicate because it didn't ooze pizza sauce when I cut it, then a layer of cheese that gets that firmness and snap to it when you eat it, then on top of that you have med sized pieces of ham slices, not chunks of ham, then you have high quality peperoni.  The flavors just melt in your mouth, it is a great meal when your in your "carnivore" mood.  Each serving is very satisfying, and easily pair up with fruit and salad for a meal.

don't tell anyone but I've been know to cook one of these up for lunch and somehow it's gone by bedtime.  Shhh
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I received free pizza and coupons to try and reveiw this pizza for Bzz Agent.