Sunday, August 26, 2012

Products I Use on my Virgin Hair

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Virgin Hair Review: Ali Express H&J Brazilian Wavy Hair with Big Curl

My camera was doing the most, so sorry the video is a little fuzzy! I love this hair guys, and like I said I'll have tons of videos surrounding this hair, as I plan to keep it for a while :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

#10DaysofBeauty: Day Nine- My favorite healthy dish that doesn't seem healthy

SO! As you guys know from the beginning of the #10daysofbeauty, I have been and still am on a weight loss journey. I've lost 90 pounds so far, and I plan to lose 25ish more, God willing! If you watched my weight lost journey video (if not you can watch it here), you will know that one of the things that really helped me go far was my new found passion for cooking. So with that, it's only right that I share one of my absolute FAV (and easy) recipes with you guys.

Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes 

What you'll need: 
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound chicken tenders (I used two large chicken breasts, cut into strips)
2 teaspoons steak seasoning (Find out how to make your own from scratch here)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
 1/2 cup sliced green onions

1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Mash the potatoes, season with salt to taste and set aside.
2. Pull fat off of chicken and cut into strips if using chicken breasts. Sprinkle chicken tenders with steak seasoning; heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken tenders until the meat is lightly browned and no longer pink inside, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Remove the chicken, and set aside. Slice green onions vertically and set aside.

3. Stir the maple syrup into the skillet, scraping up and dissolving any browned flavor bits from the skillet. Bring to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes, and stir in the green onions. To serve, place the mashed sweet potatoes onto a serving platter, top with the chicken tenders, and pour the maple sauce over the chicken.

All of this goodness is only 441 calories per serving.. who said healthy eating couldn't be GOOD eating?! Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

#10daysofbeauty: Day Five- The Birth of Boss of Beauty

I wanted to give an inside scoop on my vision for Boss of Beauty, finding your passions, and having fun with fashion. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

#10daysofbeauty- Day Three: High Waist Swim Bottom Tutorial

I was planning my 25th birthday cruise to Bahamas with my boo and  I couldn't find any cute swimsuits. The full on bikinis were too daring for my style, and the one-pieces all looked to mothery. I searched for months before deciding that I would just make my own.

Then came the hardest part, getting the fabric, finding a cute pattern, and making the darn thing. I searched and searched and couldn't find anything that matched the vision in my head.  I wanted something sexy, yet flattering.. Something I could be comfortable in! As I was packing for the trip, I  came across these control-top panties that I forgot I owned, and a lightbulb went off!

So this is so simple, it almost doesn't require a tutorial, but here goes :)

    1.     Find a pair of control top panties made out of lycra. Lycra/spandex is the same stuff swimsuits are made of. I just happened to have had one from when I was bigger laying around the house that worked perfectly. If you're going out to buy one, buy it a size larger so you don't feel like your actually girddle'd up lol..

    2.     Get some buttons. Again, I made these as I was packing to leave for my trip the next morning, so I used what I had. I found these sailor buttons at a fabric store in Chicago years ago, and I'm sure I paid less than a dollar for a whole cup full. 

    3.     Get needle and thread, or be lazy like me a use safety pins. I was sleepy, and I knew I would probably want to change/add buttons when I got a chance to find the perfect ones, so safety pins were a perfect solve and worked just fine.               

    4.     Position the buttons on your bottoms. I chose three buttons on each side, with the rustic in the middle. You can add more or less, depending on what look you want. I would suggest the buttons with the holes on the back instead of the ones that have the button hole through the entire button. It just looks better with bigger, sort of hanging buttons.

    5.     Safety pin/sew those suckers on, and you're done! I matched my bottoms with a red bikini top I got from Marshalls and gold accessories for a really cute sailor/wonderwoman look LOL. I got a TON of compliments on my swim suit and it was super easy (and cheap!) to make.

    Do you plan on making your own swim bottoms? What ideas has this inspired for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

    In Pearl Island, in Bahamas, New Providence  after snorkeling for my 25th Birthday.

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Boss of Beauty presents: #10daysofbeauty

    In celebration of the grand opening of the Boss of Beauty online store I am starting a campaign called 10 days of beauty. During these 10 days, I'll be posting all kinds of vlogs, reviews, tutorials, and testimonials about my life as a diva, my health, my hair, and my beauty secrets! Be sure to check back here and follow us on facebook to keep up with the daily dose of beauty!