Palette Lovin': Black Opal Hana’s Pot of Gold

Is it just me or do you think of leprechauns when you think of a pot of gold too? Leprechauns freak me out, y’all. Seriously. Somehow, I’ve managed to not get freaked out over this darling little palette of wondrous eyeshadow. This is an online exclusive so if you find yourself heavily lusting over it, you may need to go ahead and get your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone ready.

Pretty, uh?

Palettes that are trios are always my favorite because I feel that’s just the right amount of colors you’ll need to crank out a decent look. Sometimes those palettes with 10+ shades leave you all confused with deciding what goes where, but this palette is easy.


And don’t you adore how they’ve embellished with shadows with the letter B?


I’m so honored that Black Opal thought so much of me that they put my initial on the shadows. Oh wait. The B stands for Black Opal. Oh yeah.

I knew that.

Each shadow is silky and pops nicely on my skin.

But you know me. If I plan on wearing eyeshadow, I HAVE to wear an eyeshadow base. The thing about these is — you don’t have to wear a colored base. If you’re like me and love Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance, a dab of one of those on each lid is really all you need. The shadow has produced a nice intense look while not being too over the top.

Which I did a bit sloppily but you get the idea. Another darling attribute about this palette? It’s so slim and portable. It’s smaller than my phone…

…which means if I do need to touch up for Happy Hour (lol – like I’m a drinker…), it won’t take up too much space in my purse. Win, win, win. A pretty hot deal for only $7.95. Grab it with the quickness on Black Opal’s website.

And in food news, last week Esposo made the most delectable batch of Thai coconut curry soup.

It was so good, y’all. Sooooo good. This was his first time making it and he blew it out of the park. Normally when I go to Thai restaurants, I order Tom Kha Gai with tofu and his version was much better. I found the recipe on Pinterest – where I find most of our recipe ideas. That’s how it works in our house. I find the recipes and Esposo cooks. I mean yeahhhh, I can cook but Esposo is like a culinary wiz in the kitchen yo.

Meanwhile in Tile Land, I can scrub the MESS out of  bathtub. Yeah boi!

 

The Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge

Let’s talk beverages for a moment, shall we?

Normally I’m a water on the rocks kind of girl. And when I’m really trying to be fancy, I have a lemon wedge. You know…because I’m extra like that. But when I had the opportunity to give Crystal Light’s drink mix a whirl, I had to give it a chance.

After all, I can’t hate on much of anything that has 5 calories per serving. I decided to take the Flavor Over Fizz Challenge. What is this I speak of? It’s a Crystal Light challenge in which women all over are to trade in their diet sodas for Crystal Light. It’s an easy challenge for me considering I’ve never been a fan of diet sodas in the first place.

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The Flying Biscuit Cafe: Best Breakfast spot EVER!

Okay, so by now y’all know how much I loooove breakfast. The future Clumps kids may hate me for it, but a few nights a week, we’ll be eatin’ breakfast for dinner. It’s just a way of life for me. Aside from cooking breakfast, I love going out to eat breakfast. A few years ago I discovered The Flying Biscuit Cafe.

Dear grits in heaven, this place has my entire heart!

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POLL: Are you a tea drinker?

…because I am. I am obsessed with tea. Loose leaf, bagged, green, red, black, chai, ice tea but hot tea is my absolute favorite and I am a huge fan of Tazo’s Passion.

That with a little bit of agave nectar or honey and cinnamon is truly delightful. Although, if I spy sugar cubes, I can’t deny those because they are just so darling.

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Kale Chips: The Life-Changing Snack

I’ve talked about them before and even did a video highlighting them but I never did a formal post on my beloved kale chips. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian (I’m not) to appreciate greens and incorporate them on a regular basis in your dietary plans. Trust me when I tell you, when you try kale chips, you’ll be hooked. Or at least a liiiiiittle more open when it comes to eating leafy greens.

Ingredients for this recipe would be:

-1 bushel of kale (preferably organic)
-2 or 3 tbsp of olive oil
-Seasonings of your choice (sea salt, lemon pepper, garlic, etc)

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Food Yum: Boston Market for lunch

Any fans of Boston Market? On days when Mama Clumps didn’t feel like cooking, Boston Market was always an option for my sister and I. After all, how many fast food joints can you find that DOESN’T serve burgers and fries? So as far as a healthier alternative, B.Market is definitely a better one.  Two of my co-workers wanted to grab some lunch and considering it’s a serious rarity that I don’t bring my own lunch, I decided to tag along.

Not a bad price for lunch, uh?

Yummers!

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