Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser!

I had a bottle of this cleanser unopened in one of my vanity drawers. The packaging of the bottle is nice. I ran out of the face wash I normally use to clean my makeup brushes and had no choice but to open my Real Techniques Gel cleanser. I must say the smell was

amazing, I couldn’t believe how fresh and clean the scent was. When I poured a small amount on my real techniques brush cleaner tool the small amount went a long way. It worked exactly how I would expect a good cleanser to work, it made more than enough bubbles to make me feel good about the cleanliness of my brush. I didn’t have to overuse product and my brushes came out super clean! I definitely recommend this brush cleanser. Its affordable and won’t break the bank, and the smell is AMAZING! I am going to post a Vlog on this review to show you guys how awesome this cleanser is, I’l wash some brushes so you can see how clean they come out. This product is definitely a must have for all beauty lovers out there!

 

Best Pizza Ever Recipe

THANK the kitchen gods for Kitchen Aid Mixers!!!! I never thought of the endless possibilities I can use my kitchen aid mixer for! Today I woke up and decided to make pizza! Thats right HOME MADE pizza! Everything from scratch and now I
have come to share it with you! So first the things you need to purchase are:

1. Bread Flour 4 cups
2. Sugar 1 teaspoon
3.Dry Yeast 1 packet
4.Salt 1 teaspoon
5. Olive Oil 2 tablespoons and 2 Teaspoons

Start off by mixing your bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer or Kitchen Aid. While the mixer is on, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and let it mix until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time should be added. Brush the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently roll into a smooth, firm ball.

Then, grease a bowl with the other 2 teaspoons of olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit until it doubles in size for about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
After you have divided your dough you can roll and flatten to start making your pizza. Add Pizza sauce or whatever ingredients you want and bake!

Hello Fresh Review

HelloFresh is an international meal delivery company with a presence in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Canada. I ordered a family meal package and had it delivered Tuesday. At first I was


not to sure if I was going to like the food they sent but was eager to try it. My meal box arrived and I unwrapped it. The food was well packaged and I like how they put the two ice pack sheets in the box to make sure the meat didn’t go bad. I unboxed my package and put it away in my fridge. The next day I finally got up and prepared my first meal, which was mini meatloaves, red cabbage and sweet potato wedges. The recipes were super easy to follow and WOW the cook time was less than 35 minutes! I was amazed at how delicious everything came out. Hello Fresh sends you everything you need to make the meals from the produce and meat down to the seasoning. Take a look at my cooking photos:

I absolutely LOVE the idea of this company and will continue to order! Try it out and use my code for 40.00 off your first box! You cancel or skip weeks anytime and its all easily done through an app on your phone. Let me know what recipes you try or are your fave!

More photos of my second meal:



Nordstrom’s Return Policy

  I hate shopping at most stores because I never keep receipts and I always end up needing to exchange or return what ever it is that I purchased. Well today as I was cleaning out my daughters room I 


came across some
UGGS that she wore maybe twice when she was One year old. Well I saw they had the Nordstrom sticker and they were in the original box. My initial thought was list them online for a quick 20 to 30 bucks but something told me to look up the return policy for Nordstrom. What I learned from researching their website was that they have no return policy and each return is based on a case by case basis! So I immediately deleted my listing for 20.00 online and decided to try and return the uggs for an exchange of the same ones or even a store credit. I mean these shoes were like new and my daughter grew soooo fast that they only fit her for a short time! Well I get to the store and get to the counter and explained why I wanted to return them and the lady who was super polite no questions asked processed my return onto a gift card! That’s right ladies and gentlemen I got my full credit for what I paid onto a gift card. I seriously can not believe how smooth this transaction was and am soooooo thankful because I really want to replace the UGGS with something she can use now that she is 3!  I encourage looking up return policies and getting the most for your money. I know from now on I will do my homework on return policies so that my hard earned dollar doesn’t go to waste.


Oat Flour and Skin Care

As most of you know my journey on Accutane has required lots of patience with my skin. I have been on it for 3 months and my skin is 


SOOOO dry. My face has cleared up so much but I have a thing with messing with my face. It’s such a bad habit I have and have been working on ways to distract myself and keep busy with other things but sometimes I end up messing with my face and scarring it. Tonight in the midst of screwing my face up yet again I started thinking of masks I can use that are natural. Now we know I am HUGE on fitness and eat very healthy which reminds me I am starting a 3 day cleanse tomorrow woot woot VERY excited! Well I was looking in my kitchen cabinet and found some oat flour. I immediately thought to myself well if oatmeal is good as a face mask oat flour may just be a bit better. Now, oat flour has many beauty benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for most skin types, even the most sensitive skin.It ontains saponins, a cleansing agent, and can therefore be used as a mild soap, is moisturizing and helps remove dead skin cells and Oatmeal can help treat acne, eczema, rosacea and rashes. With that being said I have created a paste out of oat flour, water, honey and cinnamon to apply to a problematic area I have been struggling with on my face. I am going to apply this mask overtime I feel like touching that area of my face. I will keep you all updated in about a month to see if any of it has helped me at all and to update you on my four month progress of being on Accutane, but i encourage any of you to try this little recipe as a face mask and share your results or opinions about it.

Feel free to check out my beauty blog at www.beautibuilder.com

My Locker was broken into at Xsport Fitness Norridge

Hey everyone! I haven’t posted in a while as there has been SOOOO much going on. You all know I am a fitness freak. I love to work out and get my sweat on, well last week Thursday following my daily routine I dropped my daughter off at school and was super excited to hit the gym because

I made a killer leg workout I wanted to try. I got to the Xsport Fitness parked my car and walked into the locker room. I had my headphones and all my workout gadgets with me. Let me remind you I NEVER take a purse with my important documents in it. I had my passport and license and social security in it. I needed these documents for an appointment I had after the gym. I did have cash and of course some makeup and just things I felt I wanted to carry in my purse. Well while I was upstairs away from my locker I received two alerts that my chase debit card was being used. I immediately called Chase thinking I had dropped my debit card. I had it canceled but I was like over thinking how I could have possible dropped my card. Well I hurry to finish my workout because I thought maybe someone broke into my car. When I get to my locker I noticed my lock wasn’t on and no where to be found. At that moment my heart dropped. I felt a rush of tears because as I opened my locker my purse was missing. I panicked I had no clue what to do! How could this happen?? Ive been going to Xsport Fitness for years. I then contacted the manager Kamila who I must say I appreciate a lot because she was so helpful in identifying the person. I did contact Norridge police to make a police report. Officer Cortez who is also an amazing person for helping me and being so patient and answering my questions and hearing me rant no matter what did everything he could do to make sure everything was done in a timely manner . We know who the girl is and I even ran into her at the gym. She was there three times after I was robbed and possibly could have been ripping others off as well. I am now waiting on the “detectives” who I’m not so happy with because they are dragging their feet on arresting her. I did want to update my readers because I have been posting about it on social media. Ive been so lazy to go to the gym since this has happened I just feel such a negative energy now and its not cool. Im going to resume my normal activities but I hope this thief is caught and put behind bars
Photo of the damage she did to the locker to get my lock off: 

This is what she looks like:

Here is a video to my Facebook of when I saw her and recorded her at the gym: 

Traveling alone to Los Cabos….

  

Everyone deserves a break from their everyday routine. We live day to day with responsibilities that need to be taken care of. Whether your a single person with a dog or a mom to a family of 5, a nice little break is all we need to recharge our mind body and souls. In July I 


planned a vacation to take a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico in August. It was my first time traveling solo with my 3 year old daughter.

When I first booked the trip I was filled with mixed emotions after all, traveling alone is scary and with a three year old HA what was I in for….anywho I was scared, excited, and had A LOT of different  thoughts. My family was very supportive and that was comforting to me. Well I went ahead and used Bookit.com to reserve this amazing vacation. What do you as a traveler look for when booking a vacation? Il tell you I look for the most modern up to date resorts that are all inclusive, somewhere I can go and just have my bags delivered to my room while I’m sipping a fruity drink on the white sand beaches I so clearly adore… Upon booking my vacation I saw a lot of resorts were priced kind of steep so I had to narrow my options. I filtered into my search a resort where my child could stay free. If children stay free then you know it will be a family friendly resort this was calming because I knew the chances of seeing other children that my daughter could interact with were high! Finally, I find a resort where the children stayed free, the wifi was free, and it was a beachfront. SOLD to the spontaneous mom looking for a fun getaway. The airline Aero Mexico was an awesome airline. It’s actually the best I’ve flown in a while. They offer one free checked back, the flight also provided a meal and the workers such as flight attendants were also very polite. The resort I chose was called Posada Real Los Cabos. It had 3.8 stars and compared to others looked amazing. So I confirmed my booking and then started reading reviews ( why I did this I have no clue ) reading reviews after you book a trip is not a good idea. It just adds worry and grief to the whole experience. I read good reviews, bad reviews and everything in between. MY experience was amazing. From check in to check out everything was more than I had anticipated. I was greeted like I was visiting my family. It felt like home away from home. Everyone was so kind and genuinely there to help you. It’s a small resort but it was clean and the beach was beautiful. The pools were very clean as well. When I got to my room I was pleased to have an ocean view with a king bed…the room was clean. Now I mentioned I like modern up to date rooms and this wasn’t as updated but it did have a flat screen and I was able to control the air conditioner. I try to travel as much as I can I enjoy visiting different tropical places most resorts have in room iPod docs this one did not BUT I did bring my beats pill along and that was enough to play music in the room while we got ready to go to the pool, beach or to eat. Which brings me to the food, it was delicious! Breakfast lunch and dinner were great. They had a variety to choose from and kid friendly items as well. While sitting at the beach or pool you do have waiters who wait on you hand and food. And it was nice to be called princess or Reyna every 15 to 20 minutes to make sure my child and I were ok and didn’t need anything… The vacation went by FAST, the resort had nightly entertainment and my favorite was the mariachi band that serenaded the crowd. The resort also has an option to have a romantic dinner on the beach and they even do a fireworks show which I got to witness every time a couple had a romantic dinner. The sun was very strong and I definitely suggest sunblock because even with 100 spf I still got a amazing tan.the cleaning lady Rebecca was so nice and kind and always asked me did I need the room cleaned and would make it priority 😊. In the lobby salsa and merengue were played now I am Puerto Rican and this made my day…. I had music to jam to. I did venture off the resort and took a very exhausting walk to Walmart. The walk was about 30 min but I arrived drenched in sweat i pushed a stroller the whole way but it was a great way to excersize. I honestly don’t know why I was so worried about going on this trip alone. I’d do it again in a heart beat. The resort gets a 5 star review from me! This was one of the BEST vacations I’ve had in a while… It’s the small things in life that count…. 

 Here are some photos of the trip..

 

 

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