Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Colorful NYC Apartment

Yesterday while roaming around the magazine section of my nearest drugstore i spied on a colorful cover of house beautiful. I couldn't believe it was a colorful apartment in NYC. I said to myself this is every girls dream pad. Full of bright blue tones, disco ball lamps  in a kitchen and a bathroom covered in pink. When can i move in! 

 I simply had to buy the magazine and read all the details. The designer of this gorgeous place is Amanda Nisbet " The Color Whisperer" she sure is taking her name really serious. Amanda says that the client's favorite color is blue. She played all the card of the game and gave her the most gorgeous apartment with blue tones. I included some of my favorite photos.... But i suggest going to House Beautiful website to check out the rest of the photos they are breath taking.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Healthy Turkey Meatball Subs

So...... I am not the perfect cook. But it is one of my favorite hobbies. I enjoy trying new recipes and come up with healthy recipes that will benefit my health. I have been craving meatball subs for the longest. I have been thinking of eating one on my cheat day. But I just think of all the calorie it has and i say how can i eat something high in calories after eating clean.

I decided to come up with a recipe. Instead of buying one in the city that has over 800 calories. The sub i made including bread and cheese only contains 252 calories. This sub is great for lunch or dinner. I bought all the products at Trader Joe's. But if you don't have a Joe's near you a regular supermarket will do it.  Plus it is super cheesy and i could eat all of it. Literally !

It Looks so yummy !

The bread is just perfect. Crunchy and not soggy that's the consistency you want.

Couldn't resist had to take a bite while photographing the sub.

16 oz or 1 pound of lean turkey ground meat
1 egg 
3 tbs of whole wheat breadcrumbs 
1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
1/4 tbsp salt
1/4 tbsp black pepper
1 to 2 tbs Italian seasoning
1 cup of traditional sauce (I used PREGO light smart)
1/4 cup of water

Mix together all of the ingredients except for sauce. The recipe makes 18 meatballs = 106 calories per 2 serving I only used 2  my bread would not hold anymore.

On a non stick skillet add 1 tbs of Olive oil 

On medium heat add the meatballs until they brown on each side which is about 3 minutes per side. when the are nicely brown. Add the Tomato sauce and water. Cover the pan with lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes. For more flavor add another tbs of Italian seasoning.  After 30 minutes the sauce should have a thick consistency and the meatballs should be fully cooked.

Take a Whole Wheat  or whole grain Hot dog bun or which ever is best for you. I had whole wheat at the moment. Add two meatballs and a bit of sauce now take 1/4 of the low fat shredded mozzarella cheese and add it on the top. place it on the broiler for 1 minute. And TA-DA their you have a yummy and healthy meatball sub. Who said eating healthy food was not yummy?

I invite you to try this recipe and let me know what you think of it. As I said before i am not an expert just a gal that has decided to have a clean eating lifestyle. 

Enjoy !

XOXO Andrea

Monday, February 17, 2014

Navy Blue Skirt Outfit

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I don't know if i have told you that my favorite colors are pink, navy blue and grey.  I am obsessed with these colors and I think they make a great combination. Plus I believe that blue is an universal color. While roaming around J Crew I found cute pieces and a pair of pumps that would be great for the spring or even now in the winter.

I just had to do an inspiration outfit. I love the skirt is so lady like and with the sweatshirt and pink necklace it will make the skirt a bold statement and it give it a touch of fun. I added a messenger bag which can also be use as handheld. I wanted to concentrate on the the shoes and outfit, because those are the key pieces.

On the makeup i went subtle rosy lips and cheeks with nude nails. very classy and lady like as i said before. This outfit is great for work, dinner, and even church. I love skirts i usually don't wear them that much in the winter but when summer and spring comes around i tend to use skirts a couple times a week. I think this would be great with or without tights. 

So what you think about it will you wear this outfit? Leave a comment on the bottom.

Happy Presidents Day !

XOXO Andrea

Saturday, February 15, 2014

DIY Face and Hair Mask

Hello Ladies ! I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's day weather it was staying at home and watching the new season of House of Cards on Netflix or going out with your love one's like i did. I went out with my best friend. We went to the movies and had the best cheat meal of the week. Burger, fries and a Haagen Dazs Dazzler.

This Saturday i decided to stay home and pamper myself. I do my weekly face and hair mask. I wanted to share with you this recipe that has been in my family for years and that all the girls in my family apply it. My mom passed it down on me and her mom passed it down to her and her sisters. It is very easy and it has plenty of nutrients. It's the Honey and Coconut oil mask. Yep only two products, it's that easy. 

This is all you need. A bowl, a Tablespoon measure, organic coconut oil and Pure Honey. 100% natural.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesdays Wish list !

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Hi Y'all ! Lately i have been crushing on a couple of things. I literally have them bookmarked on my Ipad. I don't know about you gals but every time i want something i bookmark it or add it to the cart. It kinds of reminds me that i have something waiting to order. 

I collected all the items and add them on my blog today as my Wednesday Wish List or cravings you can say. I have tons of accessories from shoes to nail polish and that fun New York tee, that is screaming GET ME. What about those chic round sunnies of course in the subtle leopard print. Can't get any better.

The one thing that is number UNO on my list are those Sam Edelman leopard slip on sneakers. I just need to have them on my feet. They go with everything plus they are HOT ! As you can see I have also been crushing over rose gold nail polish and eye shadow. I think is a must for this winter and spring. 

So what you think should be my first purchase out of this wish list? Also do you bookmark items that you want?

Leave a comment on the bottom !

BTW  I am obsessed with the new Shakira and Rihanna song. If you haven't listen to it you have to. 

XOXO Andrea 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentines Day Gift Guide

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Can't believe Valentines day is around the corner.  Just a couple weeks ago we celebrated New Years. Any ways this year i wanted to make a fun gift guide for your friend, girlfriend if your a boy or girl and reading this post, any family member or yourself. Yes I do purchase gift to myself.... Sometimes.

This is the time of the year that couples, friends and your love ones decide to celebrate LOVE. What a better way than gifting them a little something on that special day. It doesn't have to be something expensive or over the top it can be a simple card or mug. 

I added lingerie. I said to myself your a big girl go ahead add it to your list you can do it. The truth is that it doesn't matter if your single or in a relationship i believe every girl should own a pair of cute lingerie. I love anything lace.

I hope you get inspired with these gifts an give that special someone something that would be meaningful to them and to you. 

Remember to celebrate love everyday. Tell that special someone that you love them ! 

So..... what are you doing on Valentines day? My best friend and I will be going to the movies probably watch a romantic comedy and after a couple of martinis. 

Remember we are just 7 days away from Valentines Day ! Hurry Up !
 Happy Valentines day !

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Everyday Makeup

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I am not the kind of Gal that wears heavy makeup everyday. In fact i don't use foundation unless i have a special event to attend or a makeup look that needs foundation. Or simply i am having a bad skin day which is rarely. 

From the moment i discovered makeup i have always used powder. A couple years ago Revlon came out with a mineral powder that contained coconut water. I felt in love with it and since then this has been my go to everyday face powder. 

I love that is loose and that you have the control to take as much as you can. Thank God I've never had acne problems only when that time of the month comes around a simple here and their zit. That is why i don't truly think i need that much makeup i want to look and feel like myself yet don't feel like i am carrying a couple of pounds of makeup. 

I decided to show you guys my favorite products that i use everyday and can say i have been faithful to them because simply why change if they work miracles on those mornings your dark circles have gone wild. 

Here i have seven products. the first is the concealer. After  I have washed my face, applied my face moisturizer and have let it dry i apply my concealer on places i need it such on my under eyes, around the nose and on my chin that's where i want to cancel the redness of my skin. 

The first time i tried FAKEUP by benefit was over the summer. I am going through my second one at the moment i can say it does more than the job it also moisturize the places you applied concealer. 

 I then apply my Revlon mineral powder all over my face and a bit extra on places i get super oily like my T Zone.

My ultimate favorite bronzer of all time. I am already hitting pan have used it for over two years. is by mac cosmetics is name it's name is Refined Golden.  

Eyeliner love that i can make the line as thick or thin as i want. This eyeliner is same as Bobbi Brown or Mac it does the job and it's smooth. I then apply my other 3 benefit products that i will say works miracles. It's the They're Real Mascara, Benefit Whatts Up highlighter and High Brow pencil.  

The brow pencil is perfect if you haven't had time to get your brows done. I just apply it under my brow and it conceals the are and makes it look brighter. I then apply my highlighter on my cheek bone and nose and any other place i need to. And for last the lipstick of the day which i left out because i change my lipstick almost everyday if not just a plaid nude color. 

Those are all the products i use everyday. Which are your favorite products for your everyday makeup?

XOXO Andrea