Dinner Inspo

I feel like I haven’t shared many recipes on my blog in awhile. I do share on instagram.

I’ve tried a few new dishes and liked them all. I feel like I sometimes get in a rut when it comes to dinners. I end up making the same stuff .

 

Dinner one :  Spinach Chicken Avocado burgers

Ground chicken, avocado cut into chunks, spinach, sliced ( about 1/2 cup) , lemon, 2tbsp  oatmeal, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, salt, pepper,  oil

I mixed the ingredients and formed patties. Cook until done.

Mash avocado , lemon, salt, pepper and make into a spread for the top of your burger.

  • You can also use a lime instead of lemon

 

Dinner 2 : Chicken, Roasted potatoes, & green beans

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This one was very simple.

Chicken, red potatoes (diced) , & green beans ( fresh, frozen , or canned)

Mix in Italian dressing mix. Cover with foil.  Put in over at 350 until done.

 

Dinner 3- Creamy dill chicken

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I received this in my hellofresh box.  < Use my link & get $40 & Ill get $30 🙂

Chicken, Dill, Yukon gold potatoes, green beans, chicken stock concentrate, sour cream, salt & pepper.

Dice potatoes, discard dill from stems. Preheat over to 450.

Toss potatoes on baking sheet with oil, salt & pepper. Bake until golden brown.

Heat oil in pan. Pat chicken dry. Season with salt & pepper. Cook until done. Remove and plate to the side.

Add green beans to baking sheet with oil, salt , & pepper. Bake for 15 minutes

In same pan add dill , sour cream, 2 tbsp of water, chicken stock concentrate. Scrap bottom & stir. Add salt & pepper. ( it also called for 1 tsp of mustard but I dont like it)

Slice chicken, add potatoes, green beans. Drizzle sauce over everything. Add dill to taste.

This was flavorful & easy!

Dinner 4- Vegetable Polenta Casserole

I found this recipe on BudgetBytes .   

cornmeal, zucchini, squash, onion, mozzarella, spinach, salt, pepper, paprika, basil, vegetable broth. – Easy simple, delicious. Great vegetarian or vegan meal.

Dinner 5- Quinoa Crusted Chicken

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This was very filling.  Great alone, on salad, cut into bite size pieces for nuggets.

Chicken, cooked quinoa, your favorite spices, egg, salt pepper

. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

cook quinoa, mix in spices

Mix egg, salt , & pepper. Dip chicken in egg then quinoa, place on baking sheet.

Dinner 6 – Chicken , Bacon, & avocado quesadilla

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Dinner 7 – Burrito Bowl

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#EveryDayisaSUNday with Neutrogena

I worked with Neutrogena to bring you this post. So happy with be working with Neutrogena again.  This time for their NEW! Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens! It comes in SPF 30 & 50.

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When I moved to Florida when I was 14… I did what every teenager and tourist does when they arrive. Go to the beach…. was I worried about sunscreen? Nope. Guess what happened? I got sun poisoning and it was the worst I ever felt. Blisters, hot & cold flashes, shirts rubbing on my skin hurt, air on my skin hurt. Ever since then I make sure I always have SPF , even when I moved back to CT, and definitely make it a point now that I’m back in Florida.

So now I can enjoy any activity, any time and any day.  I love going to the beach & pool and  walk a lot through out the week.  I want to make sure my skin is protected so SPF is a necessity for me.

  • UVA Rays: lead to premature aging & wrinkles
  • UVA Rays: Burn the superficial layers of the skin. Also a key role in the development of cancer.

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About Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens

These multi-benefit sunscreen lotions feature a weightless, refreshing formula that delivers powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and quenches skin with vital hydration.

Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, skin conditioning Vitamin E and glycerin to leave skin feeling healthy and hydrated.
Oil-free and non-comedogenic.

Water resistant (80 minutes).

Available in SPF 30 and SPF 50.

How to Use:
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Reapply:
After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.
Immediately after towel drying.
At least every 2 hours

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Final Thoughts:

Huge fan of this sunscreen. You know when you put some sunscreens on and after you skin feels dried out? Not with this, my skin felt so soft and hydrating it left my skin. I also like that it had a pleasant scent , not like that ‘normal’ sunscreen scent. It also didn’t leave and residue or white marks on my bathing suit or clothing. So whether Im directly in the sun or just running errands I can put this on without worrying on how I smell or if it will leave marks.  It also absorbed quickly into my skin without leaving it feel greasy or tacky.

 

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Neutrogena Mask Collection – It’s in the Gel

I worked with Neutrogena to bring you this post.

Neutrogena hydrogel masks

I ‘m so happy with the products Neutrogena has been coming out with lately.  They sent me 2 hydrogel masks & an overnight gell mask.

Neutrogena is the only brand that offers 100% hydrogel face masks made of seaweed extract that perfectly contour to your skin to seal in a bottle’s worth of serum. Innovative technology from South Korea fuses powerful skin nutrients in a translucent mask to instantly feed your skin and lock in moisture. Skin instantly transforms from tired and dull to supple and glowing in one simple step. Just pick a mask for your skin mood – hydration, purification or radiance – apply, relax and easily remove.

Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask: Boosts skin’s radiance and smooth skin’s texture. This innovative hydrogel face mask with vitamin B3 leaves your skin looking luminous, evenly toned, and radiant.

Neutrogena Radiance Boost

I really liked this mask. I like hydro gel masks because they contour to the face better. I was surprised to see that the mask came in two parts , a top & bottom. I left the mask on for 30 minutes while I began (binge) watching season 2 of 13 reasons why.  I was a little confused because it had flaps on the eyes & mouth. So I flipped the one on the mouth over my lips hydrate my lips too.  Once I took the mask of my face felt so soft , smooth, & looked dewy & healthy. Which is why I can see why they named this radiance boost.  When I applied make up on top it looked flawless & stayed that way throughout.

Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask: This moisturizing face mask with hyaluronic acid instantly quenches dry skin and contours to your skin for optimal absorption, leaving it supple and hydrated.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost

 

My skin has felt a little dry, I think its from a new facial wash I tried. This mask is what my skin needed. My skin felt soft, supple, and looked healthy. This mask came in 2 parts as well so its easy to contour to the face.I did have an issue at first having it stay put when I first applied. I just took some of the essence in the packet and tapped all over my face. I then applied the mask and it stayed put for the 30 minutes I had it on. I took it off and my skin looked healthy & refreshed. My makeup went on top nicely and my skin looked great all day.

Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask: Wake up to hydrated, supple skin. This moisturizing overnight face mask with hyaluronic acid wraps skin in a deep gel cream while you sleep for smooth, soft skin.

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This was easy to spread over my face. I woke up and the mask dried but it didn’t even feel like anything was on my skin. Then I looked in the mirror and looked a bit crazy lol It was peeling in some spots on my face. I jump in the shower and washed it off with warm water. My skin felt plump, soft, smooth…and of course hydrated. My skin felt great all day and looked healthy all day too.  This would be great when your skin needs a little hydration boost.

Happy I was able to try these products from Neutrogena. The best part is they are easily accessible since you can find them at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, ect. They are also good for travelling since they are small in size.  Whether you have a special even or just want healthy looking skin these are a great addition to add to your skincare routine.

 

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Get your fashion fix

I’ve been trying Sitch Fix lately and love the opportunity to try pieces I wouldn’t pick out myself. I like trying out different cuts, styles, & prints.

You fill out a style profile of sizes, what you like,  styles you like. Sizing has been pretty much spot on .

Stitch Fix is a monthly fashion box that sends you 5 pieces of clothing /accessories based on your profile. You get to try them on, keep and buy what you want. You then send the items you don’t want back to them in the pre-addressed envelope. The styling fee for each box is $20 which will be applied to what you decide to keep. So if you have an item that $54  , you will pay $34.  If you love the whole box you also get an additional discount.

I also like that they send a paper with different ways to style the pieces you get. Plus a paper with prices of each piece.

 

You can try it too! Get $25 to go towards you styling fee / items you buy ( The styling fee is $20)  I also get $25 if you use my link 🙂 win win

 

Here are some of the pieces I have tried.

GreenDress

Loved this green dress. It fit perfectly and felt great on. I ended up keeping it. My $20 styling fee which was given to me, went towards this purchase so I only paid $18 for it.

Black& White Outfit

Here is a outfit regret. I wish I kept the top but also the bottom as well.  I loves the fit and feel of the Dee Elly stretchy crop top.  I also liked the print on the skirt.

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I totally would have kept this dress if it was a little longer. The curse of being tall. I loved the cut ant fabric. One of those dress you can throw on and be put together.

Navyprintmaxidress

I wouldn’t have gone for this floral print. When I first saw it I was like eh not for me but then tried it on and it grew on me  I loved the stretchy top and cut out in the back. Again … if it were a little longer I would have considered keeping it.

KaleighAdaliaJumpsuit

I really like the cut of this Kaleigh Adalia jumpsuit.  It was soooo comfortable. It almost felt like pajamas but it would be acceptable to go everywhere in this outfit. The fabric was a little heavy and the print I was iffy on. It did make my butt look great though.

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I would have kept the dress if it was in dress code for work but felt like I wouldn’t wear it enough. The top on the right didn’t fit quite right. Also tip: The skirt is not a skirt….its a dress I folded.

 

 

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?  Have you found or kept any pieces?

 

*NEW* Clairol Root Touch up concealing powder

Clairol Root TOuch up powder
You can now touch up your roots on the go ( and still at home) with Clairol temporary root touch up concealing powder.
You can conceal grays, touch up your roots, use it on single strands, cover up your part, or even define your brows.

It comes in a handy compact with the powder, a nice sized mirror, and brush. The powder isn’t messy at all and stays put all day. It washed away easily and doesn’t stain the skin.

I don’t have any grays yet, so I didn’t use this powder in the obvious way. I have a cyst on my scalp that sometimes would show through if my hair moved over. I would be self conscious and embarrassed. I would use eye liner but sometimes would make my hair cakey in the area. Now with this powder its super easy to brush on, the powder is pretty pigmented. SO now my cysts blends in and is concealed and I don’t have to worry about my bump showing and can go about my day.

Applying Clairol Root Touch Up Powder

I work at a beauty store and since using this powder I have been recommending Clairol root touch up powder instead of the higher priced similar products. For one the color range is better & works just as well.

You can pick it up for around $9.99 at stores like Ulta, Walmart, Target, CVS, etc

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes , all opinions are my own.

What’s your #SkincareStatus?

I partnered with Neutrogena to re-evaluate my relationship with my skin & you should too. Whether you realize your skin needs more hydration, or you’re looking for different, deeper kind of clean, Neutrogena has new products that can help your skin look its best this year.

Are you looking to detoxifty & purify your skin? Then the Deep Clean Purifying line would be for you.

Need more hydration? Then you want look at their Hydro boost line.

I decided to  detoxify & purify my skin.

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Last July I moved to FL and while yes I love the warm weather, I don’t love sweating.  With make up, sweat, daily pollution, & whatever else is flying in the air I want to make sure my skin gets clean and gets all the gunk off of my skin and out of my pores.

I saw these on shelves recently at Ulta so was happy to try them out.

You can see more information on all of their products including these on their website Neutrogena.com

 

 

Deep Clean® Purifying Clay Cleanser & Mask Price: $8.49
Neutrogena Deep Clean Clay Cleanser
My thoughts: I liked how its a dual purpose product. When I used it as a mask I like that it didn’t harden or leave my skin feeling tight or dry.  It was easy to wash off either way and my skin felt great after. The best part …… how cooling and refreshing my skin felt. There was a nice cooling sensation washing it off and a little after if wind hit my face.  I’ve only used it a few times so I’m not seeing results at the moment but I do enjoy using it.
About the product
This two-in-one facial cleanser and face mask targets 100% impurities while help preserving skin’s essential moisture.
Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Purifying Clay Cleanser & Mask deeply cleans skin without stripping.
Designed to target 100% of skin impurities like dirt, oil & make up, this 2 in 1 formula can be used as a deep-cleaning, refreshing face mask or as a daily face wash.
The dual-purpose facial cleanser and clay mask features Barriercare® cleansing technology to help preserve skin’s essential moisture and maintain soft, healthy-looking skin.
Formulated with salicylic acid, this face mask unclogs pores by drawing out trapped dirt, oil, and makeup that can cause breakouts for healthy-looking skin.
For daily use as a cleanser, wet face and gently massage all over, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. To use as a mask, apply two to three times a week by smoothing over face while avoiding the eye area. Allow to dry up to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Oil-free and non-comedogenic.Deep Clean® Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub Price: $8.49

My thoughts:

The scrub has a grainy texture and was gentle on my skin. My face felt so clean and refreshed after using it.  The scent was pleasant, it sort of reminded me of a mix of cucumber and aloe.  While washing in circular motions it starting to get a cool refreshing sensation which I really liked. My face didn’t feel dry after using it.

 

About the product:
Targets 100% impurities, gently exfoliates without leaving skin feeling stripped. This face scrub with salicylic acid helps clear breakouts while help preserving skin’s essential moisture.
Gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin with Neutrogena® Deep Clean®Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub.
Designed to target 100% of skin impurities, this exfoliating facial cleanser draws out trapped dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping to leave skin deeply purified.
From the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand, this face scrub features Barriercare® cleansing technology to help preserve skin’s natural moisture for soft healthy looking skin.
Use daily by wetting face, applying to hands and gently massaging the cleanser all over while avoiding the eye area and then rinse thoroughly.
Oil-free and non-comedogenic.

 

 

Info on the Hydro Boost products

Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster Price: 18.99

Intensely hydrates and energizes the look of dull, tired skin. This face serum with purified hyaluronic acid helps improve skin’s moisture barrier against dryness.
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster Serum intensely hydrates and energizes the look of your skin.
Designed to revitalize and brighten dull, tired skin, this face serum instantly quenches dry skin while helping to improve its moisture barrier against reoccurring dryness for hydrated, supple skin that glows.
This hydrating serum for dry skin contains vitamin E and purified hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in skin and acts as a sponge for dry skin by absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
For best results, use serum after cleansing and before moisturizing, or simply add it to your favorite face moisturizer.

Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion Price: $8.99
Mild, fragrance free formula melts onto skin to instantly remove traces of dirt, oil and makeup without greasy residue.
Dermatologist tested for sensitive skin to complement a healthy skin moisture barrier and increase hydration level within skin’s surface

Hydro Boost Water Gel Price: $19.99
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day.
Our award-winning and best-selling water gel formula absorbs quickly and instantly delivers intense hydration. And it contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and acts as a sponge, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
This formula leaves skin more supple and smooth. Plus, it’s an oil-free moisturizer, so you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer.
Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). 100% alcohol free
HOW TO USE: Apply evenly to face and neck after cleansing.

Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser Price: $8.99
Gently exfoliates whiles boosting hydration for instantly soft, refreshed skin.
This lightweight gel-cream cleanser with naturally-derived skin smoothers effectively removes dirt, oil and dry surface skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it’s clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in – for instantly soft, supple, and refreshed skin. Gentle enough for daily use.
HOW TO USE: Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly.

Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel Price: $8.99
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel boosts hydration for soft, supple skin. This lightweight gel cleanser transforms into a silky lather that effectively removes makeup and impurities.
With hyaluronic acid, the formula is clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in, leaving skin refreshingly clean and touchably supple, every time you cleanse.
Soap-free. Oil-free. Paraben-free. Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
HOW TO USE: Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly.

 

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L’oreal – Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment

L'oreal Elvive Oil

This luxurious lightweight oil formula instantly transforms dry hair strand by strand into nourished, silky and shiny.

This versatile oil can be used in many ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Before shampoo for nourishment
  • Before styling to control hair
  • To polish strands for no frizz and to tame flyaways
  • As a lightweight finish polish for silky softness and shine

Loreal Elvive Oil

How to Use:

Rub 2 drops between the palms of your hands. Apply evenly through the lengths and ends on dry or wet hair.

 

I like that you can use this on wet, damp, or dry hair. For the most part I’ve been using this on the ends of my hair. I don’t wash my hair every day so this helps tame frizz. I also like how soft and silky my hair feels after using this. A small amount goes a long way. It also leaves a nice healthy shine.

 

 

I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.