Grilled Pineapple Salsa – Love on a Plate

Delicious pineapple salsa

I’ve been trying to be a good pregnant woman and eat healthily. Not gonna lie. It’s not easy. The cravings are out of control  and many times, I don’t even try to control them. I just give in. I’ve always had a sweet tooth and it’ll likely never go away but what I’m trying to do is get my sweets in via fruits and veggies. These are far better picks than the crème brûlée I could eat daily, right? Also, we’re trying to provide more diverse food options in Elle’s diet. For once in her picky toddler life, she is actually open to at least TASTING some new things. So we’re running with this one. Which is why this pineapple salsa is such a fabulous idea.

Pineapple salsa dish

Full of color, nutrients and texture, enjoying this is easy because you can put it on anything. A chip? A cracker? As a side dish? In a salad? It works for so many scenarios and it’s addition makes the entire plate or bowl just that much more appetizing.

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How Lupita Nyong’o Has Changed The Beauty Game

Lupita Nyong'o Lancome

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It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a fun post with my Makeup Wars sisters! This time we’re talking about our favorite celebrity for a beauty brand. It didn’t take long for me to think of this one. Naturally, I tend to be attracted to celebrity ads with celebs who are, you know, darker skinned. This doesn’t mean I can’t find beauty in all ads but I love to see women who look like me because even in 2015, it is STILL a rarity. That said, Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme is my current favorite celebrity for a beauty brand.

Lancôme

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Girlfriend’s beauty is just breathtaking. I first fell in love with her acting and after that, there was her fashion, poise and speeches. Lupita has this glorious air about her and while I’ve never thought Lancôme to be a brand that was highly diverse in their offerings for darker skinned girls, I’m happy they’ve added her to their ambassador lineup.. Granted, I’m more attracted to their mascaras than their foundations, but still. Lupita’s face and appearance in Lancôme ads has proven several things:

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What was your first lipstick?

FOREO LUNA in hand

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Phyrra – shares the Best Damn Lip Pencils! Find out who makes the most versatile, perfect pencils!

we heart this – Vacation on the horizon? You might want to add these must haves to you list.

Beautygeeks – Is there anything worse than being stuck at your desk when your Instagram feed is jammed with summer vacation photos? Our Liza (leeza) Herz is all about the spraycation: summer scents + wardrobe to lend your days a vacation vibe until the weekend arrives.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber tested out the new Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation, and she’s only wearing it on half of her face in photos so you can see the difference!

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If You Poop, You Need Poopourri

Poopourri

Poop is life. And yes, y’all…you can sit there and clutch your pearls all you’d like but you know it’s true. Pooping is a part of life and it’s a part that I’m not too shy to talk about because um, hello…everyone does it! Who cares? NOT doing it regularly (haha, see what I did there?) is a bigger issue and one that pregnant chicks know all too well. But for the most part, if you’re breathing and you’re human, chances are at some point, today or tomorrow, you will likely take a poop. And that’s where Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray comes in.

Yes, this is a real thing. And it’s a cool thing because it works!! I heard about this product yearsssss ago and almost split a rib laughing at it. Not because I thought it was silly but because I was mad that I didn’t think of it first. A pretty natural toilet freshener that traps stinky poop smells BEFORE you…go? It’s ingenious! Poo~Pourriwould have saved my entire dorm living experience. Because nothing, and I mean, NOTHING is worse that having to go #2 in a bathroom that you have to share with 40 other chicks. Talk about invasion of privacy.

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5 Toddler-Friendly Road Trip Activities

This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse.

5 Toddler-Friendly Road Trip Activities

It’s alllll about traveling with toddlers. Which, by the way, is no easy feat. It’s not for the faint of heart and really only seasoned parents should attempt this. You know I’m kidding, right? As parents, sometimes NOT traveling isn’t an option so if you’re going to do it with a wiggly, impatient kind-of-crazy, toddler, you should at least be prepared, right? July is the IT time for many Americans who are looking to road trip – since we love traveling, we are no exception. Truth be told, I wish we were cruising around in a Chevrolet Traverse, but until then, we’re happy to get around any we can. Geared up, of course!

For parents of toddlers and preschoolers, it is essential to keep the littles entertained every step of the way during the trip. Happy kids means happy and safe drivers. We do more flying than driving (and you would too if your kid talked as much as mine does) but, when we do hit the road, we’re carrying the following with us.

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A silicone face brush? The FOREO LUNA ain’t ordinary.

FOREO LUNA brush

Oh, hey girls! And guys! Sooooo…I’m back featuring another FOREO item and this time this is their skincare brush called the FOREO LUNA. Like the ISSA, I had my eyes on this baby at first glance and was thrilled to get the opportunity to review it via iFabbo.

FOREO LUNA

Now, I know what you’re thinking. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have a very close relationship with a brand that starts with Clari and rhymes with bobonic. Said relationship is still very strong and kickin’ and chances are we won’t be breaking up any time soon. I wanted to reallllly focus on the LUNA’s attributes without comparing it to similar products out there. And let’s face it – a silicone facial brush and and a facial brush with an oscillating head are VERY different. So, let’s jump right in. Here are some features you should know about Lady LUNA.

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What do you use on your brows? Gel, pencil or powder?

Hair style

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Prime Beauty – took Pürminerals Chateau Cheek Stains for a test drive. They are great for travel and provide a beautiful and natural glow!

Phyrra – Want to get your hands on the hottest new eyeshadows? Phyrra has the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows to share with you!

we heart this – The butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons are ok, I guess…JUST KIDDING! They’re bloody brilliant.

Beautygeeks – “How do you paint your nails so perfectly” is probably the number one question we get for our ManiGeek. Check out our Paint Your Nails like a ManiGeek video in partnership with Sally Hansen CSM that shows Karen’s no-clean-up painting process!

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Healthy Hair Is Loved Hair

It’s Healthy Hair Month, babes! This sponsored post is brought to you by Beautiful Textures and I am so excited to get the opportunity to try out some new hair products. Because, hair is life. I recently took out my glorious marley braids and my hair was in serious need of pampering. Thanks to salt water and chlorine, my color treated hair has in pretty pitiful shape, y’all. It’s embarrassingly, really. I’m also in need of a cut or shape up to keep my cut looking fresh, but that’s a blog post for another day. For now, let’s rap about these Beautiful Textures items that I was sent.

Beautiful Textures products

I’ve been rocking natural hair for over 10 years now and I don’t even want to tell you how much I’ve spent on products for my hair texture. The number is probably in the hundreds. That said, I was thrilled to see that Beautiful Textures provides products for men and women of various hair types, especially us curly, wavy, kinky, coily and frizzy folx. I’ve been having a love-hate relationship the past year and it’s mostly due to my laziness. I don’t care what kind of hair you have, hair needs love. I’m learning to show mine more love and it started with the Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner.

Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair

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