I’ve been meaing to share my favorite, new & improved makeup pick with you guys for the past couple weeks!

I’ve used Maybelline’s Unstoppable Eyeliner for years. It’s the only eyeliner I’ve ever found that doesn’t smudge under my eyes giving me the dreaded raccoon effect. You know what I mean.


Well, as much as I liked the eyeliner, it wasn’t the smoothest to put on. It was a tad dry and pulled my eyelids a bit. Anyways, they’ve reformulated the product and it now glides on as smooth as a liquid liner, but is much easier to apply. Plus, it DOES NOT BUDGE until you wash your face with soap and water!


Just thought I’d share with you, as a good eyeliner is always hard to find!

In other news, the rain continues! My Mom and I were covered with drizzle by the time we got home from our morning walk (in colored shirts, TG!) It’s so weird though, I usually associate rain with chilly temps around this time of year, but it’s still hot & steamy out there. Mind games!

Hot or not, I made a cozy bowl of Almond Butter & Jelly Oats for breakfast. :)


I seriously, seriously, love this combo!


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup each old fashioned oats, unsweetened vanilla almond breeze & water
  • 1 banana (1/2 sliced in while cooking, 1/2 on top)
  • Cinnamon, vanilla extract
  • Raspberry jam (stirred with a spoonful of water to thin out)
  • Almond butter


Totally tastes like a PB&J sammy. I’m ok with that. :)


I packed some leftover Shrimp & Tofu Stir Fry for a quick and easy lunch.


Rats, I can see some mushrooms that I must have missed in the “pick out” process! What veggies do you refuse to eat? (Jessica, you can’t say ALL!) ;)


Paired with a Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar for dessert. Seriously – I have been rocking these minis in my lunches, plus 1 or 2 every night, since JULY and the bag is still at least 1/4 full. Mini LBs for days. HA! 8O 


Is this week flying by, or is it just me? Happy hump day!

ps: Today’s the last day to vote for Project Food Blog Challenge #1! :D  


Do you wear a lot of makeup? How long does it take you to apply in the morning?

I used to be able to get away with a little bit of powder and blush, but since my brush with adult acne, I have to go with the whole sha-bang. Foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush – plus eye makeup of said Maybelline eyeliner, mascara and brow gel. It takes me about 8 minutes to apply everything.

Oh, btw, HD Makeup Forever (available at Sephora) is the ONLY foundation I’ve found that actually covers blemishes without having to pancake it on!