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~ Moda Voxbox ~


 
Another voxbox!  I love getting these! Who doesn't? Let's get started.
You can see me and my silly Youtube video here.  I hate my voice! Who doesn't hate their own voice?!

Rimmel London: Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara, Moisture Renew Lipstick, and Moisture Renew Lip Liner


Why red Influenster?  I never wear lipstick, only gloss (not too glossy).  But for testing purposes, I applied this red and didn't rock it! It's just the color, not the lipstick itself. The lipliner threw me for a loop though, it was clear. After reading, and not making assumptions, it was to keep it from "feathering" into your wrinkles. I know you know what I'm talking about! 
As for the mascara, I wear it daily!  I'm normally a covergirl, but I might just be switching to Rimmel London! The only thing I didn't like is that it didn't state it it was waterproof (or did I overlook it?). The "wand" I loved, it was wavy, it made for an interesting first try!!! Take a look:



Puffs Softpack

Winter! Cold! NEED PUFFS! That's really all I need to say. As of right now I have 3 boxes of puffs; living room, bedroom, and on my desk at work. The good thing about the puffs softpack is they go in my purse easily (or in the compartment in your car).



Lord knows I'll need to purchase more if we get a real Christmas tree this year (still not tree yet), allergies were HIGH last year for about 6 months. Thank God for puffs and their softness.

Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask




I wouldn't say I'm harsh on my hair, I don't use ANY product, just alot of HEAT! With heat comes dryness! After the first use of the Hair Food, I didn't notice a difference. The smell was sure nice though!  Honestly, I thought it was going to make my hair oily.  It didn't. I did use it a few more times and I could tell a difference, my hair felt healthy and full of moisture, but not oily!  :)

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa


It's getting cold. You want something warm! What better way that cocoa!  Especially this one. It has ingredients; sugar, cocoa, nonfat milk, salt, and natural flavor. The only question I wanna know is what is the natural flavor? Regardless, it was yummy! The only thing I was suggest is adding marshmallows!


Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer



No doubt it's winter. And no doubt your skin is going to dry out! I took the Jergens challenge and used it on my hands for 7 days. Big question, could I tell the difference? The answer is, just a little! Given it's winter and my hands were super dry it took longer than the 7 days for sure.  I got a little trail tube so it stays in my purse, which I love! :) 

Resource Spring Water


This bottle makes the water look so crisp and clear! I try to drink tons of water every day, on the weekend it's pretty hard to do that.  I hydrated with resource during my Thursday volleyball game also at work the next morning. Did you know they offer delivery? They do! Sadly, I wasn't in the area (work or home) that it could be delivered.  Not sure why, but that's the only complaint I have.



** I received these products from Influenster for testing purposes. **


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~ Lentil Salad ~


 
I eyeballed this salad for weeks! The color really called out to me.  I got the recipe from Skinny Taste. You should seriously subscribe to their emails, I get tons of good recipes (healthy too).

First and foremost, I used my ninja for the majority of the vegetables, only because I'm not a fan of them. I'm sure you're asking yourself, "Then why did you wanna try this?" The answer is.... I just wanted to try something new.  The older I get the more I wanna try new things

What you'll need:
  • 1 cup dry brown lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper



In a saucepan combine lentils, bay leaf, and thyme.  Add enough water to cover about an inch and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered until the lentils are tender, roughly 16 minutes.



Drain the lentils and take out the bay leaf. 



Put your lentils in a large work bowl and add all your other goodies (carrots, celery, red pepper, red onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper). Toss and serve chilled or at room temperature! 

Now for my thoughts on this dish:  it didn't do it for me, no need to sugar coat it.  I just didn't like it (maybe because it's healthy?).  It lacked flavor. Have you made this before, what would you add?  

Next soup I wanna try is the Creamy Lentil Soup from Skinny Taste! Maybe it'll taste better?



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~ Buffalo Chicken Chili ~




 

It's that time of the year for soups!!!  My neighbor made some buffalo chicken chili the other day and I decided to try and make some for myself.  I added beans to mine! Yum!

What you'll need:
  • 4 cups of shredded chicken (I used rotisserie and it was so much easier).
  • 1 can of northern beans
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 cup of salsa (chunky or not, your choice)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 packages of dry ranch mix
  • Buffalo sauce (your choice)
  • Olive oil
  • Corn (optional)



 First you'll sauteed the diced red onion with the olive oil. Then you'll add the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce (to your liking, but don't over do it), and 1 package of ranch mix. Saute that for a few minutes.


Then you'll move everything into a bigger pot. Combine everything, which is the chicken mixture, salsa, chicken broth, more buffalo sauce if you desire, beans, and 2nd package of ranch mix.  Simmer on low until heated thoroughly.

Now, I'm sure you can do this in the crockpot, I did not try.
Also, as mentioned above you could have added corn which would have been good.

More optional items would be heavy whipping cream at the end, sour cream, or green onions.

As you see my optional items were cheese and avocado.  The avocado just topped it off!!


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