Tropical Acai Bowl

Move over avocado toast, there is a new healthy breakfast in town.

Meet the acai berry. I’m sure you’ve all heard great things about him. I first heard about acai berries on the Dr. Oz show, and while I am no longer watching that show, I am still a fan of the health benefits of this super fruit, like the antioxidants!

Acai Bowl - How to make this healthy meal loaded with antioxidants // Mocha and Moccasins

The thing I love about this breakfast (or lunch, dinner, post-workout meal – whatever (I’ve eaten them at all times), is that it combines smooth and crunchy textures and it’s so satisfying to eat. You get the creamy smoothie base, but each spoonful also gets a bit of a crunch from the toppings.

Acai Bowl - How to make this healthy meal loaded with antioxidants // Mocha and MoccasinsAcai Bowl - How to make this healthy meal loaded with antioxidants // Mocha and Moccasins          Acai Bowl - How to make this healthy meal loaded with antioxidants // Mocha and MoccasinsAcai Bowl - How to make this healthy meal loaded with antioxidants // Mocha and Moccasins

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Ipsy Bag Review – June 2015

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Bio Republic Masks – I’ve never tried a sheet mask before, so getting the chance to try the Sheet Mask trio was one of my favorite thing about this Ipsy bag. I tried the Cucumber Breeze mask which was refreshing and moisturizing thanks to the natural cucumber extract, plant collagen and vitamin e. The Green Tea Detox Purifying mask is said to reduce the appearance of blemishes and imperfections, and while I did not see a significant change with my blemishes, my skin felt clean and fresh after the use of this mask. I’m saving the Aloe Rescue Revitalizing mask for a bad sunburn day. Each masks sells for $4.99 which is a bit pricey for a one time use product, but having received three in my Ipsy bag, I was very happy with this selection.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in ‘Melted Candy’– I was a bit intimidated by the bright color of this lipstick, but it worked surprisingly well for my skin tone. I was most impressed with the longevity of this liquid lipstick. I fell asleep with this on and when I woke up 7 hours later, it still looked decent. Granted, I wasn’t doing much when I was asleep, but it does not fade quickly! The sponge applicator makes it easy to apply and the texture is smooth but not sticky. There is also a great color range available for this line.

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil – I’m not a fan of receiving eyebrow pencils in beauty bags because they are never the right shade for me, even claiming to be a universal shade. With my strawberry blonde hair color, this shade did not work. Most of the time, I do not fill in my eyebrows because they are naturally thicker and I prefer the look of subtle brows on myself. I would have preferred to receive some sort of a brow gel instead of a pencil.

Trestique Shadow Crayon Pencil in ‘Venetian Gold‘ – I’m skeptical of shadow crayons because I’ve had a few that crease and smudge easily throughout the day. I wore this one for about 12 hours and at the end of the 12 period it had slightly faded, however, it did blend well with other colors. Since this shade, Venetian Gold, is not too dark, it is easy to incorporate into day time or night time looks.

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I tried creating an eye look with the eyeshadow pencil as the base (first picture), and completed it with the products below, including the Aurora eyeliner. I added a highlighting color in the inner corner of my eyelid and darkened the crease with a maroon/brown shade to create this look. Benefit’s Roller Lash was my mascara of choice (so obsessed with it)!

Ipsy July 2015 Review // Mocha and Moccasins

Aurora Eyeliner Pen – I’ve never been good at applying liquid eyeliner on my lash line, but with the right tip applicator, it can make a huge difference. This one was a breeze to apply because of the fine tip. The color is dark and pigmented and lasts for a long time without smudging or fading. This pencil is $7.99 which is a great price for the amazing quality!

Overall, this bag was a great one, except the eyebrow pencil. This was my third bag from Ipsy. The first one was a disappointment, the second one was a success and this third one was also a success.

Did you receive this month’s Ipsy bag? Any other beauty subscriptions I should give a try?

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Friday Finds: Blizzards, Traveling and Soundtracks

Friday Finds: Blizzards, Traveling and Soundtracks // Mocha and Moccasins

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Hey everyone! I’m so glad the weekend is finally here. I’ve had a busy work week, and it’s going to continue though the entire weekend, but my friend is coming back to town from Toronto and we’re planning to bring everyone together for some drinks and whatever else the night brings. Summer is finally here and I have a cold… perfect timing! Hopefully it will be gone after this weekend – my fingers are crossed! I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I need this peanut butter + chocolate chip cookie dough vanilla bean ice cream blizzard right now. Yes, for breakfast.

Cara’s version of a green smokey eye is gorgeous!

I’m listening to this soundtrack called ‘feeling inspired’ on repeat.

Key lime pie jello shots. These scream ‘summer’!

I love this post on how to style a coffee table. I can’t wait to design my own home!

How to make affiliate programs work for you – a great tool for bloggers!

Rosie’s traveling posts = wanderlust.

These tropical smoothie bowls inspired my version of an acai bowl – post coming next week!

previous friday finds post here

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