Making Simple Spicy Hummus

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As you might be able to tell I've been getting a bit more into cooking. Since it is Friday I decided I could share with you guys a very simple recipe (like 10 minutes or less total time) for making a spicy hummus dip. As you can see in the picture above I like to pair mine with vegetables like carrots and peppers. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cans of Chick Peas
  • 1 Cups Lemon Juice
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sesame Paste (tahini)
  • 3 Tablespoons liquid from chick peas
  • Hot Sauce 
  • Paprika

spicy-hummus
The first step to making this hummus is draining out the water on the chick peas. I put a bowl under the strainer so I could capture the excess. Then use a garlic press to press the cloves into a bowl. Add in chick peas, the lemon juice, salt and mustard paste and start blending with a stick blender, so you have less work in the food processor (if you have a manual one like me). After processing the hummus for awhile add in the water from the chick pea can and add hot sauce and paprika for flavor. Then process a bit more. Then it's done, and ready to serve in a bowl. 

What to Wear to Breakup with Someone

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Being broken up with can be hard, but something most people don't think about is how hard doing the breaking up can actually be. I decided I could put together an outfit to wear for breaking up with someone, since it's something on my mind right now. I went for something that's cute and sophisticated, so you look serious without being drab. 
  • Top - I know I always talk about how much I love crop tops, but with a high waisted skirt I feel like there isn't any other option. I love the more boxy cut of this one in particular and the black color can be quite slimming. 
  • Skirt - With plain black on top I wanted a more busy print on the bottom. This floral is still feminine but more modern than the usual piece, especially loving that the cute isn't a straight line and goes with the flowers. 
  • Nail Polish - For a black and white outfit a little pop is never a bad thing. To tie in with the bag (so it isn't completely out of place) I added a red nail polish. The one above is Chanel but I'm also loving Covergirl's red polish
  • Bag - The main focus of the outfit is this simple red bag. It's a bright cross body with gold hardware as an accent and the envelope flap makes it unique. 
  • Shoes - With all the attention the bag is getting I wanted a simple shoe that's still attractive. I love a more covered sandal and a high heel, both of which this shoe has. 

Review: Hello Cutie Mud Mask

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 I've been unlucky enough to start getting these terrible blackheads on my nose and cheeks. I've been using my blackhead extractor and while that's been helpful it doesn't prevent the skin problem, it just helps to fix it once it's already happened. So when I heard about the Hello Cutie Mud Mask, which is made to hydrate firm detoxify and clear skin of course I was interested in trying it out. 

You can get it via Amazon, which is of course a great way to get any beauty product for a number of reasons. It comes packaged with a fan brush (that I didn't end up using) and a grey tub with a yellow sticker. Inside the twist off lid it has a small plastic barrier between the mask and the lid which I recommend keeping so the Hello Cutie Mud Mask doesn't dry out. To apply just add a thin layer over the face, avoiding too close to the eyes. 
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Verdict: I love this mud mask. It has a blue/grey color (great for balancing out my skin color), has a nice mint scent and doesn't irritate my skin. Best of all though is that it completely clears out my pores of blackheads and isn't any any trouble to wash off. Something I'm going to be using at least weekly from now on. 

Review: Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Honeyed Bloom + Hot Charleur

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Although I mentioned when I talked about the Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss that I don't often wear lip products, the truth is if you give me a fun lip stick color I'll probably love you forever. So when I received (more on how I got them later) these two Covergirl Colorlicious Lipsticks one in Honeyed Bloom and One in Hot Charleur I was super excited. 

I'm quite a fan of their packaging, especially considering they're drug store lipsticks. The container itself is black but it is a colored lid that corresponds to the color of the lipstick as well as the bottom being the same color as the lipstick. 

Hot Charleur 305 - This is a bright warm red. Think of something Taylor Swift would wear, or really any 1960's inspired makeup look and this Covergirl product would be perfect.

Honeyed Bloom 245 - If you're more into nude, and soft colors then Honeyed Bloom might be more for you. It's a light warm pink with a touch of orange color in it. 
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Verdict: I love the two Covergirl Colorlicious Lipsticks that I have. After applying (which they do smoothly and easily) they don't smudge, and even last through eating. The colors are bright and fun, and the packaging is super sophisticated. I just wish they didn't have the stereotypical lipstick smell. 

Kelloggs at P&G Gymnastics (Indianapolis)

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As you might have seen on Instagram last week I worked at the P&G Gymnastics tournament in Indianapolis. Although brand ambassador / promotional model aren't what I usually do since I had the week off between summer school and the fall semester I figured it might be fun to work the four days, especially since I used to be really into gymnastics. I didn't quite realize it was going to be 11 hours a day until after I'd already said yes. Luckily though the whole gig ended up being low key and quite fun. 

Most of our job, five other brand ambassadors and myself had was to pass out cereal samples, and put milk in them for people. Of course at a big event with expensive food this went over pretty well, so we were busy almost the whole time. As a side not we could see the Pacers and Fever practicing in the basketball court below us. 
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How I looked for the days. I actually like the shirt quite a bit, but the hat not so much. 
covergirl-makeup
During slow times we'd take shifts and head over to the P&G booth. They were giving out full sized covergirl makeup (like my full lash bloom mascara, red lip gloss, lipstick, some nail polish and a smokey eye quad)  As well as samples of other P&G products like an anti-aging hair serum, tide pods and tooth paste. 
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They also had this beach party sort of thing one of the days but it wasn't that great. Other than the sand art there wasn't anything. 
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On the last day of competition, after the Kelloggs executives left (I think they just stayed for the girl's events) our manager was nice enough to let us watch some of the men's events during our break up in their suite. The Banker's Life suites have a kitchen, counters to sit at and a few of what I like to call "business chairs". There's also the main seats that look like everyone else. Watching the event for those isn't the best vantage point but the men's gymnastics was actually really cool. 
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