My Saturday Adventures

Everything I had planned to do today did not happen. I did find time to try two new recipes and to do three prom makeup's. My plan to take my daughter shopping for a swimsuit and sandals is now moved to tomorrow.

First thing I tried today was this delicious coffee recipe using coconut oil.

One cup coffee
One teaspoon coconut oil (the kind you cook with)
One packet Stevia or sweetener of choice (optional)
Mix all in blender
Top with cinnamon for added flavor

This makes a warm frothy texture similar to a latte with the unique flavor of the coconut. It even lightens as though it had cream in it, but you get the health benefits of the coconut instead.

The next recipe I tried was Sweet and Sour slaw.

Original Recipe HERE

I substituted Bragg's apple cider vinegar for the rice vinegar and coconut sugar for the fructose. This was such a simple and beautiful salad to make and perfect for summer. No eggs or mayo means no spoiling in the heat!

I get a lot of my healthy ingredients online simply because most of the health food stores are a half hour drive or longer from me. My favorite website is Swanson Vitamins. My sister and I will be doing some videos soon of some of our favorite places to buy healthy foods and products.

So, food is prepped for dinner. I was ready and waiting for the girls to show up to get their makeup done. I actually put off going to the movies today for this- (You are welcome girls!)

Maci said to do whatever I wanted. She was wearing a mint color dress. I opted for my Smashbox Love Me palette. She has such beautiful almost shaped eyes that I love doing a more cat eyed look on her and we love using Demi Wispies from Ardell on her lashes for the extra winged out look. I did a bit of shaping of her brow with a brow razor and kept the skin looking smooth and glowy. I love the finished look.

Note- The indoor lighting makes the images look more warm and yellow than they actually are.

Kayla stated that she didn't want her makeup to clash with her pink dress. I decided to do a more natural look, focusing on her complexion. I evened out her skin and set it with Chanel loose powder. I then used Mac woodwinked and charcoal in her crease and used MUG Simply Marlena on the lid under a Mac crushed pigment. A thin line of black emphasized the lashline without closing off her eyes. We used some falsies for a fuller lash look. I kept the contouring and blush natural with a nude lip using Revlon lip butter in Cotton Candy.

Tori brought me a picture of a very smoky, black and white eye look. I feared this would look to harsh and close her eyes off too much. I started by warming her crease up with Mac cork and opted for arctic grey instead of white on the lid. I blended the heck out of carbon in the crease and outer corner. I used a Loreal Infallible in a silver shade on the inner corners to reflect light and keep her eyes from looking closer together and smaller since we lined the inner rims with black also. We used a very natural looking false lash and smudged black liner on the top lashline. I warmed up her cheeks with a pinky peach blush and applied a sheer red gloss. Unfortunately, she was the last one here and in a hurry so I did not get close up shots. Her photos I do have, my husband took before they left and she had opted for a nude lip.

With all three girls, I used the following products;

It Cosmetics Face Disk
Cover FX Cream Foundation
Bare Minerals Stroke Of Light
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof
Ardell Lashes
Anastasia Bold Brows kit
Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy (Maci and Kayla)
Too Faced perfect lips lip liner
Chanel loose setting powder
Beauty Blender

Here are some more photos of Maci and Tori. I hope to get some of Kayla later to add.

I really enjoyed doing the girls' makeup today. I hope they liked it!

Now my husband is prepping the grill for some chicken and we are going to eat dinner and hopefully I will get to watch Silver Linings Playbook.

How did you spend your Saturday?

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