Kylie Cosmetics Review

 

Hello everyone! Here is my review on one of Kylie Cosmetics’ new lip kit colors “One Wish”. Hope you enjoy!!

 

Product: Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid  Lip Kit “One Wish”

Where to Buy: www.kyliecosmetics.com

Price: $29.00 USD

What’s Included: 

  • 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.25g)
  • 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net  .03 oz/ 1.0g)

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Ash

BCAA- What Is It?

So Much to Choose From

Have you ever walked into a health and supplement store and were bombarded with signs all over promoting products with BCAA? I know I sure have. We went into the GNC one day because my husband wanted to get pre-workout to help him build  muscle mass. I also wanted to do some research and find a supplement that I could use to tone down and get more lean.

Obviously I wanted to do it a natural way instead of trying to cheat the system with pills or surgery (not that I could afford it anyway lmao) so the GNC store seemed to be the best solution. We talked with the salesman and my husband got his big jar of whatever but I noticed that the same term kept being repeated, “BCAA”.

I thought to myself what the heck is BCAA? Then as the two men continued to talk about other products, I started seeing the letters on alot of the merchandise around me. It has to be something good, I guessed so I asked, “What is BCAA for?”

 

What is BCAA?

“BCAA,” he said, “are branch chained amino acids and they help boost your metabolism.” I’m no dummy but i wasn’t exactly sure what he meant by that. I’ll be honest, I was still overwhelmed by all the different powders, protein bars and ripped men and women displayed on all the signage to be truly paying attention lol.

A boost in your metabolism means you are burning fat faster. THIS, I thought, was exactly what I needed. I was just getting back into the rhythm of excersizing and I figured I could use all the help I could get. Stay at home mom’s afterall,  don’t really get that much freetime in all honesty. It’s kind of hard to workup a good sweat when you have a toddler who constantly wants to play! But if you are one of those parents who actually CAN be a homemaker and juggle your workouts and kids then more power to ya! I, however am not one of them lol!

The gentleman seemed to be extremely knowledgeable and wasn’t just trying to make a sale. He let us try samples of different flavors of preworkouts like the Beyond Raw Precision BCAA anabolic recovery & power output in the flavor Iced Tea/Lemonade (this is the flavor my husband bought lol he loves his Arnold Palmers!) He uses this as a pre-workout.

 

 

What is Pre-workout?

This product, and those like it are generally mixed with water and consumed before and sometimes during your workouts
to keep you hydrated, energized and minimize soreness after your workout. Alot of times people will also take a post workout supplement, many in the form of a protein powder added to water or lowfat/almond milk to make a shake. These are specifically geared towards making sure your muscles aren’t aching after your workout whether it was light cardio, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or weight lifting. Different products are geared toward different goals so I wouldn’t recommend just going out and buying any old supplement. Definitely do your research as some are more for building mass where as others such as the Scivations XTEND Ripped in watermelon lime (which is what I take) boost your metabolism and help with leaning out.

I mix 1 scoop with 15oz of water (the directions say 14 but I find it is a tad strong for me so. I add an ounce to dilute the flavor a bit) and sip on it throughout my workout. The guy at the GNC store told me not to eat breakfast before if I’m working out in the morning but I still eat a very light breakfast beforehand because it’s actually bad for you to skip breakfast. Your body needs replenishing after not eating for so many hours throughout the night. Although I can understand why he said to wait to eat. The BCAA formula will then target the stored fat as energy rather than your breakfast but this is just one personal preference that I have lol I’m not skipping breakfast!

As always, I recommend asking someone knowledgeable, or even your doctor, which supplements are right for which goals. Like I said before, if you are like me and trying to tone down and lose weight, you don’t to take a mass builder supplement as it’s job is to boost muscle growth and build those nice juicy muscles like these:

Calm down ladies (and gents) he’s taken  🙂

 

But overall, have fun with your journey, whatever your goals! Be sure to read the labels if you’re keeping an eye out for any particular ingredient to include or to stay away from with your diet (that goes with anything you consume). If tasty supplements and shakes such as these will help the process then, why not?

 

**To follow Xavier’s fitness journey, check him out on IG!!**

 

 

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Walls

 If you’re a parent like me, then I’m sure you’ve been in my current situation a time or two! You give your little one a few Crayola sticks and a piece of paper and then go off to fold the laundry (or simply to use the bathroom). No big deal, right? WRONG! You come back 5 minutes later to a wonderful new masterpiece, ON YOUR WALL! The paper hasn’t even been touched. If you have, then here’s my best solution for removing crayon marks from your wall.

I’m no newb when it comes to the many sticky/messy shenanigans my children have thrown at me but in the past, I’ve always relied heavily on Clorox wipes! Usually they do just about everything from disinfecting surfaces to cleaning up the tray to my tot’s highchair, so naturally I whipped those suckers out first. DO NOT DO THIS!! The bleach in these puppies can actually eat away at your paint, which I found out the hard way. If you want to simply wipe down your walls from a FRESHLY thrown bowl of spaghetti then by all means, go for it. For any type of actual scrubbing, stay away from anything with bleach or super harsh chemicals.

Now some of you may say, “Oh just use some Fantastik! It will come right off!” This is also not true. ALOT of scrubbing was done with said cleaner and a paper towel and even though it seemed to be working. . . Like I said, lots of scrubbing. That’s too much elbow grease for me.

What I did find, however was that these babies got the job done in a blink of an eye and I had 4 different walls to tackle! (Yes you read that right. FOUR. All in the time it took me to take a tinkle.) Mr. Clean Magic Eraser- Extra Durable are little white textured sponges of pure genius. Just put a dab of water on that sucker and go to town!

 

Or have your kids do it for you (make a game out of it). That’s what I did anyway. I told my 8 year old that if she could get the wall in the playroom done before bedtime then she would win a special prize! Needless to say she cleaned one of the walls in their bedroom as well as the one in their playroom in that time!

Of course, I started out with the Magic Eraser first, testing the waters with my new little buddy on the wall in the hall way and a different spot in their bedroom and it came right off. Those were lighter colors of crayon though and I got a little anxious when preparing myself to tackle the black and brown concoction in the playroom. However, Vaeh asked if she could help and I gladly obliged. I went to show my husband what I was finally able to do thanks to Mr. Clean and then checked back on her progress and she was already halfway done! To say I was surprised was an understatement.

So needless to say, if you ever have a war between your wall and your toddler with a crayon, make sure you have the shiny white bald guy on your team; unless you want to waste time scrubbing your heart out that is. I guess if you count it as exercise it’d be worth it? Yeah, I’ll pass lol.

 

 

See how quickly it came off!!