Help Prove Beauty Bloggers Have Heart!

Hi beauty bloggers..friends..and readers,

This holiday season as we are hitting the sales, the bargans etc..

We get our blog/vlog posts done, products tested, review’d…

Please take some time to look around your stash…and see if you have some unused beauty products!

Why you ask?

There is an opportunity for us as beauty bloggers/ beauty blogger readers..to help those teenagers affected by the hurricane!

Yup I am Serious!

I found out via Indie Lee that there is a wonderful H.S. Teacher in NJ who is collecting any unused beauty products to re-distribute amongst the teenage girls who have lost it all!

Speaking from experience there is nothing like lipgloss & deodorant to make you smile a bit brighter!

Don’t worry if you can send alot or a little! If we each send what we can it will make an impact!
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It’s a great way to show that truly beauty starts within and shines outward! 

Don’t send me anything!!! But what you can gather can be sent to this address!

Joanne F. Johnson
1406 Patton St.
PT. Pleasant NJ, 08742

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My Glitter Nail Art Collage

This is a cute little collage about how to amp up the traditional French Manicure!

Follow the simple tips on here like ditching that boring white for a pop of color to glitz it up!

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I get my nail art supplies at the local dollar store! Best way to get the most for your buck if your budget aware!

If your looking for more nail inspiration come join me and check the other wonderful nail creations on the place where social meets beauty! Join me at Bloom.com

Keep checking back in for more tips, tricks and ideas!

XoXo
Davia

How Not To Brine a Chicken

Being a part of the Smiley 360 Kikkoman Juicy Bird Project allowed me the supreme challange of brining a chicken using things like Kikkoman soy sauce, salt, sugar, water following the recipie listed online…

Then you are supposed to soak it for at least 4 hours! Well we all know my style of blogging (random, real, descriprive etc)

This “juicy bird project”needs NO desciption in the photos say it all!

This is a 6.78 lb chicken “supposed” to be soakin in the gallon of water, Kikkoman, salt, sugar and I used Cavanders Greek seasoning!

“Notice I said supposed to be”

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Well as you can see I majorly miscalculated and when I placed the chicken to soak….it made a flood of “epic porportions” all over my counter and perfectally mopped floor! My son was laughing…untill he realized had to clean up the mess! 20 min later…

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Chicken is added to a MUCH bigger pot and left to soak in the Kikkoman, salt, sugar, water, Cavender’s Greek Seasoning! (1 1/2 days)
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Then instead of baking we (well hubby) put the now heavy, brined bird on the spicket (rinsing it first)

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400° for about 2 hours created the most moist, juicy, yummy way to shake up Sunday Dinner!

To check out more about the Juicy Bird Project with Smiley 360

To find out about Kikoman on Facebook

Definantly a no pain situation to brine a chicken using soy sauce!

Happy Cooking
XoXo
Davia

How Miss Cayce’s Saves Christmas!

So wondering what in the world is up with this random post?

Or for those of you TX peeps wondering how in the world do I know about TX’s BIGGEST BEST KEPT CHRISTMAS SECRET?

I got people who know people!

!Sike!

The lovely Cristmas Angels at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store  have so lovingly decided to share their “Recipe” for creating the perfect Christmas Tree!

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Show Me Decorating “Recipie for Holiday Tree Trimming” is a duo set, that includes a DVD and a hand held step by step guide to creating the perfect Christmas Tree!

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This DVD literally takes you from bare tree to holy wonder in no time flat! The “chefs”  aka sisters Kathy and Becky…take you on an easy to understand, easy to follow journey on creating a tree that’s gossip worthy!

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(So pretty aren’t they?)

So while I watch the entire DVD…I am so engrossed it it that I do not even pick up the phone! Why?

Because I OVERTHINK EVERYTHING….meaning Christmas decorating on top of everything else ends up making me frazzled! I never have a plan, a theme, a clue so I end up putting up the tree Thanksgiving Day and by Middle of December I am finally  “content” with how it looks! The amount of stuff I have for the tree is insane!

Having Kathy and Becky working step by step to break down the tree, what extras to add, how to have an even look and using other things like ribbon and florals are AMAZING and helps to give those of us “Overthinkers” a guide to work from and with!

During the DVD they break down the “recipe” into easy to manage parts and include tips, tricks and ideas from their “elves” who work all year long creating miracles!

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(I even learned how to make a bow using wire ribbon)

Anyone can pull a professional, beautiful tree using the steps…this is literally a fool-proof recipe!

And you can use what you allready have around!

(But the items that the elves show make me want to go to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas to be able to just stand there and soak it all in!)

This is my Christmas miracle…my stress saver to my biggest holiday stressor….The danged old tree!

I got mine (for reviewing over and over again) so go get your’s…mine is on my shelf! It’s not to early to get a jump on the season!

As a Mom I am thinking about Christmas right after Halloween!
Anything that helps me get some sanity back is a blessing..so I cannot keep it to myself!

So from this year on…Miss Cayce’s saved Cristmas and Show Me Decorating can help you to!

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(If only they had a show me organizing and show me time managment DVD’s…I’d be set!)

Simply Davia’s #$%$%! Acne Giveway

In the midst of posting my vlog shoot regarding acne and my lifelong struggle and sharing the opportunity of clear skin with you with the Evologie eSystem…I knew that sharing the Code EVOBSTAT28 at checkout on the Evologie site….

I have decided to get off…

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