Friday, October 24, 2014

Foodie Friday | Chicken Salad

I have been making chicken salad for a while, but I always switch it up a bit to try different taste and it's also based on what ingredients I have at home. I rarely plan out making chicken salad. What usually happens is I have left overs and chicken salad evolves from the leftovers.
Check out my Gluten Free Pinterest Board for more GF foodie ideas.

The chicken salad can serve as a lunch meal or as just a snack. It can be prepared in less than 15 minutes and that includes the prep time. It was a super quick and easy recipe to make. Enjoy! Let me know below what you like to put in your chicken salad dishes.

Gluten Free Chicken Salad

This recipe was made just for me. I was able to get 2 servings.

  • Previously cooked chicken breast (1 cup)
  • Craisins (1/8 cup)
  • Chopped onions (1/8 cup)
  • Chopped Pecans (1/8 cup)
  • Black Pepper (tsp)
  • Fresh chopped celery (1/8 cup)
  • Whipped Cream Cheese (2 tbsp)
  • Turmeric (tsp)
  • Mayonnaise (3 tbsp)
  • Honey (optional drizzle)


1. Chop chicken breast
2. Mix in pepper, turmeric, celery, onions, pecans, and Craisins with the chicken.
2. Mix in cream cheese.
3. Mix in mayonnaise.
4. Let sit in the refrigerator and cool.
* I added a little drizzle of honey to the last mixing.

Comment below with what ingredients you like to include in your chicken salad. Also let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wet Polish Wednesday

Welcome to the second segment of Wet Polish Wednesday! Tune in on Wednesdays to see what nail polish and nail art I am rocking. All designs are done by me. I find inspirations on Pinterest, IG, and any other ideas I see.

This week I decided to redo a design I had done a few years ago. I love polka dots and I love coloring just the tips of my nails. I combined both of those loves into the nail polish design. Check out my IG page as well as my nail Pinterest board for other nail art and inspiration. #WetPolishWednesdays

I used a homemade dotting tool to do the white polka dots. Comment below if you want to know how I made it.

L.A. Colors Art Deco (black)
L.A. Colors Art Deco (yellow)
Kiss Brush on Nail Art Paint (silver)
L.A. Colors Color Craze (black)
Julep Oxygen clear base coat
Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails (white)

Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts about the nail polish or if you have any questions.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

GRWM Retro Edition| Collab with Locs of Love

In September I had an opportunity to see The Outsiders play at the theater in town. I absolutely loved this book when I was in middle school. The actors and the actresses did an awesome job of recreating the scenes and they really depicted the essence of the story. After leaving the play I was inspired to recreate the Greasers look and to style myself as a Biker Girl. One of my lovely subscribers to my channel suggested a few months ago that I do a 1950s loc style tutorial. With these two ideas floating around, I decided to do a Retro Biker Girl style with a 1950s victory rolls hairstyle.

I loved creating this look, and filming this video! I have been wanting to collaborate with other youtubers so I called on Locs of Love to join me in recreating a retro style. Locs of love decided to do pin curls and her style was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Check out the video below. I am introducing in this blog post an alternate style that didn't make the video. Let me know which one you like the most. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

The Retro Biker Girl #1

Retro Biker Girl #2 (Alternate Look)

In both styles I created the victory rolls and bumper bangs with my locs. I also did an alternate look for the hairstyle. I placed the victory rolls to one side. The picture below is hairstyle #1 and #2. Which do you like?

What I'm wearing  

Retro Look #1
Rue 21 skinny jeans
White shirt
White earrings
Faux leather jacket (Rainbow)
Converse (Journeys)

Retro Look #2
Rue 21 skinny jeans
Pinstripe button down Banana Republic long sleeve shirt (Thrifted)
White earrings
Black belt
Converse (Journeys)

Below is the collab video with the Retro Style #1. Check out Locs of Love as well. She created a fabulous look with pin curls.

Monday, October 13, 2014

September 2014 Favorites

I have seen many favorites videos buzzing around Youtube. I've been wanting to do one for the past few months. I decided this month that I would finally commit to sharing some of my favorite items for the month. My hope is that you'll see something that interest you and you'l check it out. This type of post also allows you to connect with me and my interest as well as allow me to find out your interests.

True North- Almond Pecan Cashew Clusters
This gluten free and vegan snack is my favorite. I especially like to snack on these after work. It allows me to eat something healthy while I'm waiting to get home and eat dinner. It's about 150 calories for 5 clusters. I purchased these at Sam's Club.

Covergirl Smoochies lip balm- I luv u
I'm not a big lipstick fan, so I usually wear color lightly. This is a great balm, and it gives a little color. It doesn't cake or clump around the lips. I absolutely hate when lip gloss clumps into a white line on the lips.

Sally Hansen Nails &Cuticle hand cream
After I give myself a manicure I use this to keep my cuticles soft and moisturized. This can also be used more frequently for daily use.

Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat
I have been using this as the base coat to keep my nail bed smooth and hydrated. A base coat is always important because you do not want nail polish to nail your nails.

Julep Laree Bombshell and Julep Kirby Bombshell
All of the Julep nail polishes have been beautiful and long lasting. I like everything color that I have received in my Julep box and am super thrilled to try out more colors.

Julep Magenta Plum Creme Lip Crayon
This lip color is more color than I usually wear, but it is daring enough for me. In the past I've stuck with browns or nude colors, but this reddish lip stick gives me life and completely changes my usually neutral look. The color is long lasting as well.

Now Essential Oils- Peppermint
I have been using these oils in my shampoo and in my spray mixture for my locs. I will be posting a how to for essential oils soon.

I am not sure how I have been missing out on this product. I tried it for the first time in September and I absolutely love it. I have been eating in with sliced Honey Crisp apples.

Check out the Youtube video that features all of the items that I shared in this post. Please feel free to share your #SeptemberFavorites.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wet Polish Wednesdays

Welcome to the first segment of Wet Polish Wednesday! Tune in on Wednesdays to see what nail polish and nail art I am rocking. All designs are done by me. I find inspirations on Pinterest, IG, and any other ideas I see.

I love playing in polish. To quench my love for beautiful nails, I subscribed to the Julep beauty box. I have enjoyed receiving my box of goodies each month. Today's #WetPolishWednesday features polish that came from my Julep box. The Julep polish is high quality. I wore the polish for about two weeks and it was still looking good. Check out my IG page as well as my nail Pinterest board for other nail art and inspiration.

All products are from my Julep box.
Julep Kirby Bombshell
Julep Sera Bombshell
Julep Oxygen clear base coat

Wet Polish Wednesday Tip: Massage oil into your cuticles daily in order to keep the skin around your nail soft and to avoid splitting skin or hard skin. I notice a big difference when I miss massaging my cuticles with oil for over a week.

Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts about the nail polish or if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Influenster Review| Victoria Secret Sports Bra

Influenster sent the Victoria Secret Sports Bra just in time for my #30while30 adventure to go zip lining and do an obstacle course. The sports bra was definitely a right on time and much needed garment. During the outdoor obstacle course, I was swinging on wooden boards that were suspended in the air, crawling through wooded tunnels, zipping across wire, and climbing up ladders.

In terms of comfortability, the garment allowed me to feel secure during the entire adventure. I've also worn the sports bra when working out at home and it allows me to feel secure, but not too restricted. I've used other brand sports bras in the past that made me feel too restricted and it was too tight. The Victoria Secret Sports bra was just right.

The sports bra was easy to get in and get out of because it has the front zipper.

Secure feel
Front zipper closure
Quality material

The price $$

The price is a con, because I have never spent that much on a bra. I think the quality of the bra makes it a garment I wouldn't mind investing in because it's durable and I could get a lot of use out of it.

The pros far outweigh the cons.

Below is my Youtube video of me unboxing the Victoria Secret Sports Bra.

Influenster sent this product to me complimentary for review purposes. #VSSportsBra

ITunes Tuesday #3

Welcome to the third segment of iTunes Tuesday. While browsing through Instagram I stumbled upon a post for Alex Isley. I took the liberty of searching for her on Youtube and I was glad that I did. I absolutely love her sound. It's soulful and authentic. Feel free to comment below and share your favorite artists and songs. I'm continuously looking for new artists to vibe to as well.

iTunes Tuesday #3

Alex Isley "Into Orbit"

What are you currently playing?