Vegan Pizza Pockets!

Hey you guys! guess what? I am on youtube now! yay! and I did my first video (still a beginner so bare with me, I will get better at this) making a pinterest recipe for Vegan Pizza Pockets, and they were super easy to make and delicious! hope you enjoy it and the ingredients for the dough is below the video!

Vegan Pizza Pocket

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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supper yummy!

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon refined coconut oil – melted

Directions

  • Add the warm water and sugar to a large bowl and mix. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let sit for about 10 min, or until the yeast is foamy and active.
  • When the yeast is active, add in the salt and oil and mix.
  • Now add a cup of flour to your bowl and mix well. Add the remaining flour, half a cup at a time, mixing until a dough forms.
  • Take the dough out of your bowl and kneed on a floured surface for 5-7 min. (or you can skip this step and add everything to your stand mixer)
  • Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl. Turn the dough over and coat the other side in oil.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm spot to rise for an hour. (I place my bowl in the oven with only the light on)
  • While the dough rises, prep the sauce and veggies

 You can find the rest of the recipe here!

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ipsy bag: June

Hello my dear friends! I’ve been debating weather to make a post about this or not because as you may know I became a vegan on June 6th (if you didn’t know here is a post that talks about it) and this subscription has little to none vegan products so yeah. In the end I decided to make a review either way and finish those products and cancel my subscription.

Here is what was inside the bag. It was underwhelming at best! This particular bag was not in my taste whatsoever. the bright colors of the bag and the edginess where so not for me. the nail polish color is SO NOT for my skin color or of my taste like I clearly specified on the site. then there is the urban decay shadow, it is intense! I do like the color payoff but the color is very edgy. the blush/bronzer/highlighter little compact was sheer, and is not buildable. I have yet to try the mask because I haven’t had time for like… myself but I am looking forward to use them and lastly the color pop creme gel liner, I am currently using it and so far so good. that was the only thing I liked!

Some of these products are cruelty free but still have some products that contain animal substances in them therefor are not completely vegan.

If you got the bag let me know if you liked it or not! kisses and love,
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Green Smoothie Recipe.

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These smoothies have become my go to Breakfast every morning since they are so easy to make and allow me to get a great dose of vegs early on.

I paired the smoothie with a piece of whole grain bread toasted with vegan butter. this butter, THIS BUTTER! it is amazing! I find it to be even better than the real deal!

Green Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 5mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Perfect fresh start in the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Bananas (frozen preferably)
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple (or 4 to 5 chunks)
  • 1 cup of Kale
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Water (add more or less depending on desired consistency)

Directions

  1. The first thing is to prep your bananas the night before putting them in the freezer!
  2. after that you will want start putting your ingredients starting with the water, then the fruit and then the greens.
  3. Blend Blend Blend! until you get the smoothie consistency.
  4. in the end I added a tsp of maple syrup because my pineapple wasn’t that sweet and I felt it needed it, but this is optional

Hope you can enjoy this and let me know how you like it or if you have other smoothie combos you would like me to try, let me know!

Love,
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Why I’ve been MIA? well, here is why!

For the past couple of day I’ve been in an adjustment phase due a to huge decision I’ve taken that will change my life for ever and is that… I’ve gone VEGAN you guys!

Let me tell you a little bit more of how that came to be. When June started, it became a really slow month of work at the place where I worked leaving me with a lot of time to watch YouTube and read a ton. so a as days went by and I watched videos, in my YouTube feed started appearing a ton of “what I eat in a day” videos and videos with the term “Vegan” in them. At first I paid no attention to the ones tittles vegan in them because I honestly wasn’t interested and watched the “WIEID” videos until one day I came across a video from JessBeautician (she is amazing and so sweet) and loved how lovely her meals were and they were all VEGAN! so I was like OK, this is kind of a sign… let me look into this thing! and started digging up on YouTube to see if someone was well informed to absorb all that knowledge and see what all that was all about!

In my search I came across a video from Carly Byble saying she has gone vegan, the reasons and thanking YouTubers Natasha and Luca “That Vegan Couple” for her conversion from vegetarian to full on vegan. As it was to be expected, I searched for their channel and was hocked! Everything they said was fed to you in such a kind and “I want to teach you” kind of way and I loved that! So I watched most of their videos and when I came across a video response they made directed to a misinformed girl that has P.C.O.S and claimed veganism made it worse, I felt like that video was specially made since I have that condition and have struggling for years with it, and that’s when it REALLY HIT! I thoroughly looked into the vegan lifestyle and saw the “Best Speech You Will Ever Hear – Gary Yourofsky” and it sealed the deal for me! It is a very graphic and very strong speech but it is filled with truth and facts about how it all works now, and how it is supposed to be working!

I am still in the Learning/Transitioning phase and will take time to learn all about it but I am 100% committed to it, I’ve cut out meat, dairy and eggs and it has been a great decision.

Hope this wasn’t too overwhelming for you guys but I felt like I had to share this with you. thank you so much for reading!

Love,
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Pinterest Hack or Wack: Mascara

Like every single Pinterest obsessed girl, I’ve always wanted to try all the amazing “Hacks” that appear on my Pin Feed and one day I came across an easy one that I could start experimenting with without failing miserably. the Mascara hack consists on two options to get the most out of your dry mascara o use the little that is left on the tube by liquefying it.

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The first option is using 5 to 8 drops of  VISINE or some sort of eye-drops and shake it very well and then… MAGIC?… well I took my Estée Lauder sample size mascaras (perfect for travel makeup bags) and tried it! as you can see on the last picture, it kinda worked! it was sort of liquidy and sheer but it worked!

For the second one, it just required 5 minuted of your time and hot boiling water! as you can see, it didn’t work quite as well as I thought it might. Maybe I didn’t do it right and covered it to have the steam properly melt the product.. so I will try it again and let you know via Twitter!

This is more of an “I am in a hurry and ran out of mascara” kind of  hack… I guess it is sort of useful if its night time and you have to go out. I liked it! and hope you like this post and let me know if you’ve tried it and if the worked for you!

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Mini Drugstore Makeup Haul.

You know those moments when you go into the store for ONE item and take more than one… well this is that moment for me. I ran out of mascara I needed a new one so I want to get my favorite one and OBVIOUSLY I skimmed through the whole isle and started picking stuff. in as short as the blink of an eye I had over 12 products on my hands and I was like… ok, what do I NEED!? and narrowed down to just five!photo-num

I will name all the products and give a little review of them.

  1.  Maybelline – Touch Of Spice (660): this is the first time I try this lipstick and I liked it.The color was perfect on my and I also liked that even though it is has a matte finish is not super drying in my lips. (the bottom swatch)

IMG_26662. Essie – Miss Fancy Pants: to be honest I wanted to get this in Chinchilly but they dint have it and this one came really close to it, so I grabbed it and tested it in one of my nails and it is really pretty. I am not sure if they changed the formula or what, but it dried super fast! and I did two coats of it since it is super sheer. I am loving it, let’s see how long it lasts.

3. Ruby Kisses, Pure mineral Concealer – Rich Beige (or rich caramel): this product I’ve been using for a month or so and I swear to you, it is AMAZING. Since I go for more of a daily fresh natural look and I crease like cray, this tames down the imperfections without being to heavy. For the under eyes, I do have to set it with translucent powder because it is of a creamy consistency.

4. Rimmel Kate moss lipstick – #14: So when I saw this at the store I was super excited because I’ve been looking for a color like this for a while. I swatchds it on my hands and it gave me the beautiful color I was expecting but once I tried it on my lips when I got home… it was to sheer for my taste. T he consistency is pretty good, very creamy and hydrating on the lips.

5. Covergirl – Lash Blast Volume mascara:  This is an old favorite all that needed to be said a bout this mascara has been said! XD

Hope you liked this little haul and my comments on these! if you have tried them before, let me know that you think about them! Kisses!
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First Vineyard Experience!

My heart jumped with excitement this past Saturday because we were going to have such an amazing experience at the Ocoabay Vineyard and Club. Me and my boyfriend had a tour of their vineyard and to have a wine testing of their own wine after the tour of the complex. Everyone was super nice and gave us a ton of information about the place and wine. In the pictures you are going to see that the place is gorgeous, paradise indeed! We really loved it. Just wanted to share pictured with you guys!

Seeing where the wine was made and hear the whole process was really cool to us, it was something we’d never seen before (at least not in person) so we were super excited to go in to see the machines and later the bodega to have the wine test.

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Is there a balance between foodie and Skinny B°tch?

And I wonder… Does such a thing exist?

My whole life I’ve struggled with a few extra pounds that I’ve wanted to get rid off to feel better, to look better, but I’ve never managed to keep it together long enough to look the way I want to. Am I meant to look this way for ever? am I just not built for fitness? where is my will power? and if anyone sells jars of it, where the heck do I get some!?

Ever since I was like 15 or so, I’ve been looking for ways to loose the weight and tried all the crap I found online like:  no carbs diet, liquids diet, raw diets, and so on.. last year being the year of the fitness revolution and dietitians bombing on us that we can we wanted as long as “It Fit Your Macros” the whole thing is extremely confusing and I just cannot live my life counting all the calories I am consuming and keeping track of things like this and not completely enjoying them. when I know people where willing to go to extremes is when I started seeing couples with an electronic food weight weighing their meals at restaurants… NO! that is not for me!

And then, there is the working out part! the lowest I’ve been weight wise was at 130 pounds being 5’8″ tall and that was me working out 2 hours a day at the gym, I did body combat for an hour as my cardio and then weights… that weight was pretty low and I still hadn’t gotten rid of the problem.. so I gave up and now I am back to a lovely 165 pounds! 35 extra pounds gained in a period of 9 months. I had such a great time eating all the things I wanted and not having a care in the world.. the problem started when I couldn’t fit into my clothes… that was like a wake up call to do something, the thing is I am not that excited to eat extra healthy again and workout like a maniac everyday!

I think everyone wishes there was a magical potion or way to keep the weight off without compromising… but seems like there are no short cuts! sad ain’t it!?

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Summer is for being Naked.

Well… since my body is not completely fit, I’ll limit the bare nakedness to just my face. If you follow me on twitter you’d already know that I’ve been wanting to take more care of my skin and investing more on my skin care products rather than make up since I’m aiming to achieve a flawless (or close to it) skin.

It’s no secret and I fell like it should be common knowledge that the better the canvas the better the painting, right? well this is true. There is nothing that look prettier than a foundation that sits beautifully on perfectly smooth skin. I know I know, it is hard to get and sometimes as years go by and we grow older we are left with scaring from our teenage breakouts and pigmentation from being exposed in the sun. Well ladies, is time to work on those!

I’ve been studying my behavior for a while to know what is breaking me out from now and then AND why my skin feels heavy and clogged sometimes. After a while I noticed that i touched my face with my dirty dirty hands  A LOT and that my face wash was to thick for my skin and not removing all the makeup. Also the inevitable period (I hate it so much) that happens monthly gets those hormones going and break me out. so I figure that the better prepared was the quicker those bad boys will go.

As I did my research I noticed I was skipping a good lot of steps and it was mainly because I didn’t really know what was what and when to use them. So here is what I found out I should be using:

FACE WASH: is to remove deeper seated debris and also cleanse pores, thanks to its foaming action. If you’re wearing a lot of makeup, or have been exposed to a lot of dust and pollution, it might be a good idea to use a cleanser first, before using a face wash.

CLEANSER: is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne.

TONER: In cosmetics, skin toner or simply toner refers to a lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face. Toners can be applied to the skin in different ways: On damp cotton wool. (This is the most frequently used method.)

FACIAL SCRUB: can make your skin feel beautiful, youthful, soft, and glowing. Unlike a regular soap or cleanser, a facial scrub uses small particles, beads, or chemicals to get rid of the old skin cells and make way for new ones in a process known as exfoliation.

MOISTURIZER: For oily skin, moisturizers can still be useful after activities causing skin dryness, such as other skin care products and washing.[1] For oily skin, water-based moisturizers that are specifically non-comedogenic are preferable, as there is less risk of comedo formation.[1]

These above are on my to buy list! and you can find them all at FARFETCH.COM I am loving this site, it gives you all the information on the products you are going to buy so that you are completely sure of what you are going to get!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Kisses!
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Adult Kids, The lost Childhood.

As I get older I’ve become more observant of the things that happen around me and the changes that are happening. One of the things that I notice more and more is that this younger generation is concentrated solely on skipping stages of their lives wanting to become adults or be perceived as adults emulating their favorite celebrities or the next girl/boy who is.. well, imitating that one trendy celebrity! So I question myself, who’s to blame? the parents for not keeping a eye on their kids? The media for promoting this? The unfiltered celebrity who shows and says whatever to whom ever, whenever they want? who knows!

I had such a wonderful childhood playing all sorts of sports or games like hide and seek with other kids on the parking lot sharing our ice cream and talking about the last episode of Dragon Ball Z (yeah I know LOL)  if we could watch it all together that was. Now  see girls that are between the ages of 12 to 16 wearing the SKIMPIEST outfits, and with better makeup skills than a makeup artist, Boys acting all gangster and stuff.. ugh, NO! Building skills when you are young has nothing wrong, but sexualizing it?…NO!  That age is SO beautiful and careless and free! enjoy it, because trust me that is the shortest period of your life, adulthood starts in your twenties and continues from then forward. I am turning 28 on July 16th and sometimes I feel more like a kid than they might! I eventually want to have kids of my own and I am really scared that they’ll feel the pressure to meet their expectations. I’m extremely happy that I enjoyed such pure and happy years of my life and can share stories to them!
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