Monthly Archives: September 2013

MABB Weekly Question

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Every other Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers will answer a beauty-related question just for fun! This week’s question is…

What makeup items are you more likely to splurge on?

The two makeup items I would splurge on are foundation and blush. A good foundation, one that works with your skin type and offers good coverage is worth the extra money. Blush is another item that I will spend extra on if it wears well. Some of the cheaper blushes seem to disappear and I need color on my checks or else I look so washed out. I don’t feel as bad spending more on these two items because they usually last a long time so I know I’m getting my money’s worth.

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog

Brittney from BellBelleBella

Christine from Simply Stine

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Emma from Manicurity

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

If you would like to see previous bi-weekly questions and answers, you can do so by viewing the Question Archive here.

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

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Upcoming Fall Beauty and Fashion Shows

Well, life has been moving at a million miles an hour.  And because of the craziness I have not been blogging as much as I hoped. What kind of craziness you ask? We are moving and the last time we moved was before we had kids. So, moving with two more people in tow has taken the mayhem to a new level.  But I did want to take a few minutes to let you know about some fun beauty and fashion events happening over the next week.

Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Show

Saturday,  September 21 (8 am – 9 pm) – see website for all participating locations

We all know what a fabulous collection of beauty brands Nordstrom carries.  From the classics to the indie brands, there is something for everyone.  Learn the latest Fall beauty trends at this private event.  Your ticket includes access to all the demos, makeovers, a beauty gift bag plus $20 off any purchase made that day.  Tickets are available online at Nordstrom

W ThinksPink: Cure on the Catwalk Fashion Show

Thursday, September 26 (7 – 9 pm) at the W Hotel in Buckhead

Sip on cocktails while checking out the latest Fall fashions. The Southern Blog Society has teamed up with Pink Heals and together will be not only putting together all the amazing looks, but walking down the catwalk as well. All proceeds will go to cancer survivors helping them to regain confidence after treatment. What an amazing cause! Tickets available at WthinksPink.EventBrite.com

Are you planning on attending a beauty/fashion show?

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Metro Atlanta Beauty Blogger Meetup

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On August 25th, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers got together in Roswell for a meetup! We had a fantastic afternoon catching up, chatting ‘blog talk’ in person, and swapping makeup goodies!

This was my first meetup with MABB and it was great to finally meet everyone face to face. I still feel like a newbie when it comes to blogging. This group has been so supportive and I feel like I learn something new every day from everyone. And what fun we had talking about all things beauty. From makeup to nails, I love hearing about the new products out there. After so much talk, I was ready to head to the store and start shopping!

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog

Brittney from BellBelleBella

Christine from Simply Stine

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Emma from Manicurity

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

If you would like to see previous bi-weekly questions and answers, you can do so by viewing the Question Archive here.

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

Tasty Tuesday: Ritual Recipe – Pork Tenderloin

I can’t believe that another month has gone by and it’s time again for another Ritual Recipe! As much as I love to cook, I was finding myself cooking up a lot of chicken for dinner. And while it’s healthy and very versatile, it does get old after a while. “What’s for dinner? Chicken? Again?” Yes, those words were being spoken at my house a little too often. So, I branched out to pork. Pork tenderloin, to be exact. It is very lean like chicken and just as versatile. Once cooked up, you can serve it up with your favorite vegetable and potato. Or you can dice it up and put it in a quesadilla or make tacos. You can even slice it up for sandwiches. As far as sauces, pork goes well with mustard, BBQ, and Asian peanut sauces (just to name a few). The options are endless.

My usual method of cooking pork tenderloin was to sear it on all sides and finish it off in the oven. That was until I found the easiest pork tenderloin recipe ever. I mean, ever. This is one of those set it and forget it recipes. My favorite. I will say that it takes over an hour to cook, so I usually make this over the weekend. And then you’ve got a protein in the fridge ready for a meal. And even the kids love it – win!

This recipe can be adjusted to any size tenderloin. I always try to buy the biggest I can get because it always gets eaten quickly. Typically I season with salt and pepper but you can season with whatever seasoning you like. I have added Old Bay to the salt and pepper which gives it a little bit of a kick.

Note: This recipe works best with an accurate oven. If you aren’t sure how accurate your oven’s temperature is, use an oven thermometer to check your oven’s true temperature.

The Easiest Pork Tenderloin
Ingredients:
1 – 2 pound pork tenderloin (any weight will work)
Salt
Pepper

Preheat the oven to 500˚. Line a sheet pan with foil and place the pork tenderloin on the pan. Liberally salt and pepper all sides. Look at the weight on the package of the pork. You are going to cook the pork for exactly 5 ½ minutes per pound. This particular tenderloin was 1.87 lbs so I cooked it for 10 minutes and 17 seconds. Put the pork in the oven to cook for the exact time you’ve calculated. When your timer goes off, turn the oven OFF and leave the door closed for 1 HOUR. At the end of the hour you will have perfectly cooked pork tenderloin. The high heat gives the pork a nice crust and cooking it the full hour leaves the inside nice and juicy.

Get out your timer

Get out your timer

Make sure to line your pan with foil for easy clean up.

Make sure to line your pan with foil for easy clean up.

The finished product

The finished product

Dig in

Dig in

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