Monthly Archives: November 2013

Are You a Beauty Junkie? Join the Club

When it comes to beauty, can you ever get enough? If you ask Leyna Juliet Weber, she would answer with a resounding, “No!” As the founder of Product Whore, Leyna shares her passion of all things beauty and wants to create a community of like-minded beauty enthusiasts to discuss, review and promote beauty products. Earlier this month, Product Whore launched their website to do just that.

Leyna, founder of Product Whore photo courtesy of www.productwhorestore.com

Leyna, founder of Product Whore
photo courtesy of http://www.productwhorestore.com

Leyna loves many of the same cult classics as the rest of us, but with Product Whore she wanted to focus on new products from little known indie brands. While everyone has their favorite mass market products, Leyna acknowledges that there are plenty of small up and coming brands with beauty products just as effective (if not better!) as the big companies. And she is helping to spread the word about these amazing brands.

At Product Whore, you can peruse product reviews, check out Leyna’s must-have lists and learn how these indie brands came to be. Trust me, you will love this site. The witty reviews are straight-forward and fun to read. You will be hard-pressed to read through one of her lists and not feel to urge to pull out your credit card and start shopping. So, go visit the website, like their Facebook page and enjoy being in the company of other product whores.

Tasty Tuesdays: Ritual Recipe – Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Raisins

As I have said before, I love breakfast. So when I found this recipe, I knew I had to share it. It is incredibly easy because you throw everything in a slow cooker and let it cook overnight. To me, there is nothing better than a hot breakfast, especially one that’s ready for you when you wake up.

This breakfast will not only keep you full until lunch, it is also good for you. Naturally gluten-free, steel cut oats are high in soluble fiber and protein. Rich in antioxidants and fiber, apples may help reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And cinnamon has been found to normalize blood sugar.

Slow Cooker Oats with Apples & Raisins
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 cup steel-cut oats
3 1/2 cups of water (or milk, almond milk, etc as desired)
1 cup apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Grease the inside wall of a slow cooker with oil or butter to prevent sticking. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir until mixed well. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours overnight. It’s ready to eat plain or topped with a little more cinnamon, brown sugar and a few silvered almonds for crunch. Delicious!

By the way, I forgot to take pictures. Will post next time I make it. 🙂

Metro Atlanta Beauty Blogger Giveaway

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This week, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers have a very special surprise for you! To give back to our wonderful readers and show our thanks for all the love and support you’ve given us, we’re giving you a chance to win $150!

By completing actions in the Rafflecopter widget below, you will be entered to win $150 in the form of a gift card to the website or e-tailer of your choice OR as an instant PayPal transfer.

The giveaway runs now through Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Regardless of which blog you use to complete the Rafflecopter widget, your entries will only count one time. However, you may tweet about the giveaway (the last entry!) using the approved message ONCE PER DAY to gain additional entries. Visit any of our blogs to take advantage of that opportunity!

Full terms and conditions may be found in the Rafflecopter widget below. Please be patient and allow it a few moments to load. Mandatory entries include providing a valid email address so that we may contact the winner, and following each member of MABB either through GFC or another method of their choice. Once those entries are completed, all other entries are optional and can be completed for 5 additional entries each.

A winner will be selected within 48 hours of the giveaway ending, and will have three (3) days from the email notification being sent to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed within three (3) days, it will be forfeited and another winner will be selected.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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

Cleo from Pretty Little Syko

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

Tiki from Grow It Girl

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!

MABB Bi-Weekly Question: What Would You Give Up – Makeup or Skin Care?

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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…

If you had to either give up ALL makeup for two months or give up your skincare routine for a week and just simply wash your face with soap and water.. which would you pick?

Without a doubt, I would give up all my makeup for two months. When it comes to makeup, I like to look polished but I’m not the kind of person that HAS to wear makeup every day. My husband would be the first to say he likes me better without makeup. To me, skin care is so much more important. Besides daily skin maintenance and age prevention, I still get the occasional blemish. But I can usually minimize a blemish if I treat it as soon as it pops up so giving up skin care for an entire week is out of the question. I also could not fathom not wearing my SPF every day. Even with a bare face, I always have on lip balm so I have the feel of a lip product but without the color.

What would you give up – makeup or skin care?

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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

Cleo from Pretty Little Syko

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

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!