Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Jewelry Bits

Hello, Dolls and welcome back to my blog! Today I just wanted to show off a few pieces of jewelry that I picked up in the sale area of H&M! 
I absolutely LOVE H&M and I hate going in there because it's a guarantee that I'll spend a lot of money! But, this time around was a little different! Their sail items were all 50% off of the sale price. . . Yeah, I know.
I feel like I'm the only person in the world that gets excited over things like that--it's the little things, ya know?
Anyway, I double checked online to see if the sale and the items that I purchased were available, but it's only an in-store luxury! 
But, hm.com is still having a killer sale with items marked up to 75% off the original price (lol, don't you just hate me?)!
Happy shopping!


XoXo - Bazaar

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fresh Artichokes with Whole Wheat Fettuccine in Crushed Tomato Cream Sauce

Hello, Dolls! Welcome back the world that is mine! As you may or may not know, I LOVE to cook! I've been cooking since the young and tender age of twelve! 
When I was younger, I was bullied a lot so I would stay in the house alone and I used to seek solace in food. It's quite a sad story, but that's why I have such a knack for cooking--of course I've made adjustments and make healthier choices!

 Today's post is going toward shining light on a new recipe that I've come up with and I'm excited to share it with the masses! I'm pretty sure it's been done before, but I'm posting it anyway because I want those that don't cook often or need to re-vamp some old dishes!

I hope you guys try it and enjoy!
*Side Note* - This is how I prep this dish, you can use any products that you and your family enjoy!


Ingredients:
1 Box of Organic Whole Wheat Fettuccine
1 Jar of Organic precut Artichokes
1 Jar of Organic Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
3 Fresh Bay Leaves
Fresh - Marjoram, Sage, Thyme, Savory, Rosemary, Oregano, Basil, Parsley, Sea Salt, and Crushed Black Pepper
2 cloves of fresh Garlic
2 1/2 tablespoons of Light Sour Cream
2 tablespoons of grape-seed or olive oil (for sautéing) 
1 medium sized onion
1 medium sized green bell pepper

Preparation:
Place a pot of water with salt and oil (whichever you prefer) over medium heat to begin the boiling process.
Heat your oil in a non-stick pan until it's hot enough to sizzle your onions, peppers, and fresh minced garlic--sauté until trio has begun to caramelize.
Then add about 1 cup of your pre prepped artichokes and 1 cup of your jarred crushed tomatoes to the pan and let simmer.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper; chop and add all of your fresh herbs (leave 1 Bay Leaf for garnishing) and let the flavors marry with one another.
 After about five minutes of letting your sauce simmer, add your 2 1/2 tablespoons of Light Sour Cream and stir sauce until everything is nicely emulsified. Let simmer.
*Note* - If sauce it on the thicker side, add some of the tomato juice from the jar to loosen it up a bit.
When the water comes to a boil add your pasta and let cook to your satisfaction (my family likes the pasta al dente).
Taste sauce and add extra herbs or salt as needed.
Rinse pasta, plate, and place sauce on top!
Garnish with the extra bay leaf and viola!
Fresh Artichoke with Whole Wheat Fettuccine in Crushed Tomato Cream Sauce

I hope you guys try it and let me know how you like it in the comment box below!!!
Thank you for visiting!

XoXo - Bazaar



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Products I Want to Try!

Products I Want to Try!


Hello, dolls! Welcome back to my blog! Today's post is just a quick update on what products I have been dying to try! Some are old and some are new, but they're all equally desirable. There are direct links below as to where you can fine all of these beauty items. . . Happy shopping!!!

Enjoy!
XoXo - Bazaar

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics skincare
bergdorfgoodman.com

Tom Ford eye care
neimanmarcus.com

Foundation brush
thehut.com

Fekkai haircare
nordstrom.com

StriVectin beauty product
lordandtaylor.com

Urban Decay face makeup
urbandecay.com

Tarte foundation
beauty.com

Smashbox eyeshadow
nordstrom.com

Nars cosmetic
narscosmetics.com

Nars cosmetic
narscosmetics.com

Beauty Blender Sponge
austique.co.uk

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stylite of the Week: Joan Smalls

Hey, dolls! Welcome back to my blog!!! Today I am beginning a new series called "Stylite of the Week" and it features the most inspiring people in the fashion industry that are killing it career, lifestyle, beauty, and fashion wise!
I hope you all enjoy this new series and if you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to leave them in the comment box below!

The first featured "Stylite of the Week" is the amazingly beautiful Joan Smalls! Featured in Beyonce's latest video "Yonce", the beauty hails all the way from Hatillio, Puerto Rico! Looming at a graceful 5' 10'' the model is ranked as the #1 model in the world (according to models.com) since September of 2012 and ranks at number #8 on Forbes: The World's Highest-Paid Models, circa 2013.
Her most recent accomplishments are being featured in two editorials involving W Magazine and American Vogue, while also being featured in Fendi's Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign (beautifully photographed by Karl Lagerfeld). Joan began her modeling career 2007, after graduating with a Bachelor's in Psychology, and has taken the fashion world by storm ever since!
Can't get enough of this bombshell? Be sure to follow her on Twitter @joansmalls and on Instagram @joansmalls!









Thank you all for visiting my blog!
I hope you've enjoyed this post!

XoXo - Bazaar

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Style-spiration!








Hello, my pretties! Here are a few things that have been inspiring me lately. . . 

XoXo - Bazaar




Thursday, January 9, 2014

Benefit Cosmetic's "Stay Don't Stray" Primer Review!


Hello, Dolls and welcome back to my blog! I have a new video posted on my channel reviewing Benefit Cosmetic's "Stay Don't Stray" Primer for eyeshadow and concealer!
Click here to view the video!!!

I hope you all enjoy!
XoXo - Bazaar

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Berry Banana Smoothie!

Hello my pretties! Welcome back to my blog, I hope you all are doing well! Today's blog post is about my Berry Banana Smoothie recipe! It's filling and of course low in fat--perfect for sticking to those New Year's resolutions! 
Enjoy!


You will need:

-1 Banana
-2 Cups of mixed berries (can be found in the frozen isle of your favorite grocery store)
*I used blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries*
-1/2 Cup of milk
*I used 2% milk, but Low fat, Skim, Almond, or Soy are great alternatives*
-Wheat Bran flakes (Whole Foods or Stop&Shop)
-2 medium sized mint leaves

Directions:

If your berries are frozen, blend first to break them up and soften. Then add your banana and milk to thicken up and blend the berries together. Lastly, add your bran flakes and one mint leaf. Blend for 60 seconds or until all of your ingredients are fully emulsified. Pour smoothie into desired cup and garnish with the left over mint leaf. This Berry Banana Smoothie is refreshing and filling enough to drink for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon snack!


Hope you guys try the recipe! 
I promise you won't be disappointed!

XoXo - Bazaar

Friday, January 3, 2014

Forever 21 - Genuine Leather Shoe Collection

Hello, my pretties!!! Ready for some new shoe candy? Well, I've got the perfect news for you! Forever 21 has released a collection of genuine leather shoes ranging from $49.80 to $79.80 in price! Never really been a big fan of Forever 21's shoe game, but, I must say I'm impressed with the edgy, Jeffrey Campbell inspired designs.
Below I've chosen three of my favorite pairs and provided the link to the collection!
Happy shopping!

P.S. - Which is your fave?




Shop the collection here!
New and improved shoes? What a great way to bring in the New Year!

XoXo - Bazaar

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Retrospect: 2013







I am alive.
This year has brought so many tears; so much pain; so much heartache.
But it has also brought laughter, love, reality, humbleness, humility, strength, and faith. I find myself wondering where I would be had I not experienced what I experienced; lost what I lost.
I am so much more grateful and humble than I've ever been--I was brought to my knees only to be picked up and raised high into the sky.
I've realized what it is to love myself and others; I've realized that it takes hard work every single day to be a good person; I've realized that it takes hard work every single day to really live, learn, and love the life you always dream of living.
I am blessed beyond measure to have the family, friends, and supporters I have--I leave the rest to the higher powers of the Universe.

To my love Lauren--you are amazing. I love you and I am always here for you. Loss is never easy to swallow, but the pain subsides. I am grateful to be your friend.

And to my readers--I appreciate you all for just clicking the link that leads you to my world. I hope that you look forward to taking this journey with me!

Goodbye, two thousand and 13.
Hello, 2014 -- I welcome you with open arms.

XoXo - Bazaar