Monday, January 3, 2011

Do your makeup, just like a professional!

My mom always manages to find the coolest gadgets for me every birthday and Christmas. In recent years I've recieved new digital cameras, a flip cam, a Kindle, and this year she gave me the girliest gadget yet -- a TEMPTU airbrush makeup system!

Used by makeup artists for years, airbrushes have provided more even coverage and a more natural look for makeup. TEMPTU makes these techniques more accessible to us ladies who want to be more fabulous on a daily basis ;)

Head over to Sephora for a tutorial on how to use TEMPTU. They will also show you which foundation goes best with your skin tone. I recommend picking up the highlighter as well to add a little sparkle to your look.

Learn more HERE

Happy New Year! Finally another post!

It's been a while. Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holidays and New Year... Here we go, the first of a posting blitz! I'm back in DC after being snowed in NY and have soo much to write about :)

First up, some new and interesting research being done at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Turns out we have taste buds in our lungs! Doctors accidentally discovered there are taste buds that detect bitterness. While testing them, they found out that these taste buds can cause airways to open up when they come in contact with something bitter. Why is this so important? -- Turns out this method can open airways much better than any previous medication has been able to. The next step... possibly an aerosol similar to an inhaler. I'm excited to see what will come of this.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hot Dogs on the Hill

I'mma start writing more about all my tasty adventures, so here I go!

I'm all about the simplicity when it comes to hot dogs.. I just want mine grilled, with a slight char and on a bun -- NO condiments. DC-3, the new hot dog place on Barracks Row, has taught me that sometimes add-ons can make things better. If you share my taste, you'll love the Bay Bridge hot dog - which comes on a pretzel bun and is topped with crab dip. Your best bet is not to have a naked dog, it seems these lack a little flavor and count on the add-ons to pump 'em up. Another plus for the place, their Italian Beef sammidge is one of the better ones you'll find in DC.

Not too sure I'd trek out there just for a hotdog again, but if in the area, it's definitely something fun to try!


So, when I first got involved with Taste of the Nation, I made a fan page with the year included.... I got smarter this year. Please add the new fan page!!!

Taste of the Nation DC

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Speaking of being charitable...

Ever since I heard about The Giving Pledge over the summer I have thought it was a wonderful idea. If I had billions of dollars, I'd definitely give a chunk of my fortune to charity -- so expect to see my name on the list if I somehow strike it rich. The Pledge is in the news again because Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined, bringing the group to 57. These people are setting a great example, I can only hope more people join the pledge.

Be stylish... And charitable

Yet again Shoedazzle is supporting another cause with a stylish pair of shoes. This time around, they are offering the Little Diva bootie, designed by Kristin Chenoweth, and benefiting the Adoption Institute. In line with current trends, I have a feeling this shoe will be jazzing up my work wardrobe all winter long!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Importance of Sleep

I've been reading a lot lately about the correlation between getting enough sleep and losing weight. It seems that those people who diet, excersize and get their 8 hours of sleep each night lose 50% more weight than those who don't get a full nights sleep.

I always try to regulate what I eat and try to be healthy however my sleep patterns have always been a little bit off. The past few months I've made it a point to get enough sleep each night and weight maintenance has been so much easier! Just goes to show you how the littlest changes can make a big difference :)