Amazing Life and Travels

Personal blog to share my travels, my photography, my glam bags, my free samples, my family, my thoughts...my life.

The ipsyofficial “Beauty Rocks” glambag and the”Rainy Days” birchbox came in the mail today!!! So many new things to play with…I dunno where to even start!

Urban Decay 24/7 velvet eyeliner, Cailyn lip balm, St Tropez gradual tan, Such a Tease lashes and City Color eye mousse came in the Ipsy Glambag.

Fekkai shampoo, Gilchrist & Soames body wash, Sumita eyeliner, Hello by Harvey Prince perfume and Kind Bar maple pumpkin seed snack came in the Birchbox.

What a line up for this month!!

Jicama is a pretty interesting thing.  It has the texture of a regular baking potato but is kind of sweet like a sweet potato.  I purchased some at the store recently with the intent to see if they could be cut and baked like fries.  I found a recipe online and decided to give it a try!
I cut the fries with a fry cutter and coated them with coconut oil and various spices.  I lined a pan with foil and arranged the fries out flat for cooking.  I used a pretty large cookie sheet for the amount that I had cut.  The oven preheated to 400 degrees and the fries went into the oven.  I do not remember how long exactly they cooked but it was in the neighborhood of 45-60 minutes.  The recipe called for 35-45 but I kept an eye a cooked them until the friend darkened and the centers softened up.  Now I have to forewarn you that they do not get soft like a regular fry but the do become mostly soft but still slightly firm.

Jicama is a pretty interesting thing.  It has the texture of a regular baking potato but is kind of sweet like a sweet potato.  I purchased some at the store recently with the intent to see if they could be cut and baked like fries.  I found a recipe online and decided to give it a try!

I cut the fries with a fry cutter and coated them with coconut oil and various spices.  I lined a pan with foil and arranged the fries out flat for cooking.  I used a pretty large cookie sheet for the amount that I had cut.  The oven preheated to 400 degrees and the fries went into the oven.  I do not remember how long exactly they cooked but it was in the neighborhood of 45-60 minutes.  The recipe called for 35-45 but I kept an eye a cooked them until the friend darkened and the centers softened up.  Now I have to forewarn you that they do not get soft like a regular fry but the do become mostly soft but still slightly firm.

Demeter - Simple, Subtle, Singular Scents, Each Day. Everywhere

A few months back I was introduced to the perfume oil brand Demeter.  I received a travel size roll-on in the scent Salt Air.  This brand has quickly become a favorite and after combing the scent list.  They have a wide range form the everyday to the not so normal.  They run amazing specials on their Facebook page.  :)

Here is a list of a few of my favorites!

1. Orange Blossom 

2. Salt Air

3. Coconut

4. Gardenia

5. Orchid

All pretty wonderful scents to wear for any occasion…but don’t think that they don’t have a few surprises up their sleeve… Here is a list of a few scents that you won’t believe they really made!  Not sure who would wear these…check this out!

1. Cannabis Flower

2. Funeral Home

3. Turpentine

4. Play-Doh

5. Lobster

My favorite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been!

Diane Arbus (via travel-quotes)

Ipsy Glambag - April 2014 **Sneak Peek Spoilers**

APRIL SNEAK PEEK #1: Bring out the velvet ropes and bust out your makeup melody for this awesome rock star product in your Glam Bag this month! 

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APRIL SNEAK PEEK #2: Life is a stage and your lips are at the center. Let one of these fabulous lip products take the lead!

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APRIL SNEAK PEEK #3: Hey DJ! Your beauty routine deserves a fabulous remix and one of these awesome beauty finds will help you scratch that!

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APRIL SNEAK PEEK #4: Tune up your beauty routine this music festival season with one of these amazing products!

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APRIL SNEAK PEEK #5: One of these glam-rocking products is definitely going to get you to stand up and stand out from the festival crowd!

APRILSneak Peek - The Bag: Put your records on and sing your favorite song with all of this month’s fabulous beauty rocking picks!