New Products from Starbucks

Starbuck is coming out with a new drink.

Crytal Ball Frappuccino- “A mystical, swirling peach infusion topped with peach flavored whipped cream, turquoise sprinkles and one of three different candy gems that reveal your fortune (not even your barista knows what your future holds). Order, gaze, then all will be told. And while we can’t predict what your gems will reveal, we can tell you this drink is only here for a few short days.”

( Picture from Starbuck’s website).

Chicken Sausage & Bacon Biscuit- “”Our baked-from-scratch cornmeal biscuit is the base of this sandwich and it gets even better from there with chicken sausage, double-smoked bacon, country-style gravy and spiced honey butter. Our chickens are raised without use of antibiotics.”

(Picture from Starbuck’s website).


That’s all I have to report. Thanks,



My Frito Pie Recipe

I have been asked so many times how I make my frito pie. Here you go for the folks you have wondered. Most of what I use is stuff you can get at your local Wal-Mart.

Items you will need:

Frito- You must have them.

Wolf Brand Chili- No Beans– $1.88 (depending on where you get it). The chili doesn’t have to be Wolf Brand Chili. That’s just the brand that I use because I’m in Texas and it’s a Texas item. But the chili can be any kind of chili.

Shredded Mexican Cheese- Also can be any type of cheese as long as it’s Mexican cheese. Cheddar cheese won’t really taste that great with it.

Sour Cream (optional)- I like having it has a topper.

A bowl


Make the chili and heat it up by following the directions that are listed on the can.  While you do that you can put your frito in the bowl with a layer of shredded cheese on top of it. After the chili is done. Put the chili on top of your frito and add another layer of cheese on top your chili. Heat up your Frito pie for 30 minutes. Add sour cream and enjoy.

That’s all. Pretty easy. Right?





Things That Didn’t Work// High-End Version

Here is my list of things that didn’t work for me that was High-end products. I don’t have a lot of them. Since I don’t spend a lot of money on high-end. I spend more on drugstore than on high-end.

Too Faced- Born This Way- – $39. In Snow. I got the lightest shade and it still made me very orangy. I kinda wished I had Cover FX drops to make this foundation lighter. I didn’t mind the coverage or the feel of this foundation. Just the color didn’t work for me.

Tarte-Amazonian Clay-12 Hour Foundation-$39. I just didn’t like the texture of this foundation of when I trying it. I was living in Alaska. This foundation didn’t like the winters there. I would like to test this out now since I live in Texas now. I’m sure it would happen it a lot better. It was just way too heavy for me. I got this in a set with a mascara included with it.

Tarte- Amazonian Clay BB-$36. I got a deluxe size of this product. I just couldn’t get this product to work for me. Once again, I was living in Alaska when I was testing this product out.

Tarte- Primer Clear- They had three of them. None of them worked for me. I couldn’t find them on Sephora. I remember them having a white one (which I test that worked for me), a brown one (that didn’t work) and a purple one (also didn’t work). I don’t think they sell them anymore.

Smashbox- Photo Finish Lid Primer- $21. I got this in a gift set. This would crease my eyeshadows like crazy. I just couldn’t get this product to work for me.

Urban Decay- Naked Skin Weightless Concealer- $13. I had gotten the travel size product but the color was way too dark for me. I had given it to my mom to see if she would like it. They only offer two shades: Light Neutral, and Med-Light Neutral.

That’s all I have for now. I don’t really have the money for high-end products. That’s why my drugstore one has more products.








Papa Johns Gluten Free Pizza Review

No one paid me to do this review. I just felt like doing it. I paid for the pizza myself. Papa John’s didn’t pay me to do this review. I just wanted to get the word out there.

Papa John’s does say that this pizza is not for customers that have Celiac Disease. They have that posted many times on their website.

I ordered my pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms on it. I don’t think I could do it with just cheese. The pizza itself was very good. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get their famous garlic sauce which for many is the whole reason for ordering at Papa Johns. I thought the taste was actually very good.

If I had to compare it with Dominos. Who in fact has had gluten-free pizza on their menu since 2012. I think the taste of Dominos is okay. I do think Papa Johns gluten-free pizza taste so much better.  Price is about the same with both places.

Another pizza place that now offers gluten-free pizza is Pizza Hut. I haven’t tried it. I will have to give it a try when I can.

Would I order this pizza again? Yes, the taste and the cost of this pizza is what makes me want to order this pizza. Papa John may have forgotten the garlic sauce even without it the pizza tasted very good.

I would recommend this pizza to anyone. Maybe someday Dominos, Papa Johns, and Pizza Hut will make the size larger than small.




21 Days of Ulta Beauty

21 Days of Ulta Beauty is coming up!

It actually started yesterday (3/18).

Today: 3/19/18:

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder-$14.50 (50% off).

Benefit Cosmetics- 24 Hr Brow Setter- $12 (50% off).

Origins- Ginzing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tint Moisturizer- $19 (50% off)(Online Only)

March 20:

Pur- 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation SPF 15- $14.75 (50% off).

Clinique- 3 Step Introduction Kit- $9.75 (50% off).

Juice Beauty-Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer- $35 (50% off) (Online Only).

March 21st:

Smashbox-Photo Finish Primer Water- $16 (50% off).

Proactiv-Emergency Blemish Relief & Skin Smoothing Exfoliator- $10-20 (50% off).

Persona-Identify Eyeshadow Palette- $16.(Recommend by Jambeauty89 on Youtube) (50% off) (Online Only)

March 22nd:

Buxom-Full on Lip Cream- $10 (50% off).

Clarisonic- Mia 2 Cleansing System- $119 (50% off). I love mine!

Eyeko- Eyeliner- $11 (50% off) (Online Only).

March 23rd:

Urban Decay-Single Eyeshadows- $10. (50% off). * This is the one thing that I’m going for. I have hit pan on a few of my pans from my Naked palette.*

Exuviance- Performance Peels- $38.50 (50% off).

Velour Lashes- $7-14.50 (50% off) (Online Only).

Dr. Brandt- Pores No More Primer- $22.50 (50% off) (Online Only).

March 24th:

Stila-Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner- $11 (50% off).

Benefit Cosmetics- Free Brow Wax with $50 Benefit Cosmetics product and/or service product.

Philosophy- Purity Made Simple Micellar Cleansing Water or Purity Made Simple Facial Cleansing Cloths- $7.50-11 (50% off) (Online Only).

Laura Geller- LashBoss Lenght Mascara- $12 (50% off). (Online Only).

Second Week:

March 25th:

It Cosmetics- Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50-$19 (50% off).

It Brushes for Ulta-Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush #102- $11. * I have heard some great things about It Brushes from Jambeauty89 from Youtube.* (50% off).

Mally Beauty-Face Defender- $20 (50% off).

Platinum Perk: Benefit Cosmetics- The Porefessional Face Primer- $15.50 (50% off) (Online Only). * One of my favorites high-end primers that I love using.*

March 26th:

Becca-Backlight Priming Filter or First Light Priming Filter- $19 (50% off). * This is recommend by Jambeauty89 which I might have to try.*

Lancome- Hypnose Drama Volume Mascara- $13.75. (50% off).

First Aid Beauty-Love Your FAB Skin-$22 (50% off) (Online Only).

Dermadoctor-Kakadu Peel Pad- $39 (50% off) (Online Only).

March 27th:

Lorec- Pro Contour Palette with Brush- $20 (50% off).

Stila- Convertible Color-$12.50 (50% off).

St. Tropez- In Shower Gradual Tanning Lotion-$12.50 (50% off). (Online Only).

Kopari- Coconut Melt-$14 (50% off) (Online Only).

March 28th:

Tarte-Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner-$12. Only comes in black (50% off).

Estee Lauder- Travel size Advanced Night Repair Serum & Daywear Moisturizer- $8 each (50% off).

Bareminerals- 5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadows- $9.50 (50% off). (Online Only).

Skin Laundry-Select Cleanser-$10 (50% off). (Online Only).

March 29th:

Benefit Cosmetics- Roller Lash Super Curling Mascara- $12 (50% off).

Murad- Acne Clarifying Cleanser or Anti-Aging Acne Cleanser- $15-19 (50% off).

Smashbox-Full Exposure Travel Palette- $12.50 (50% off). (Online Only).

March 30th:

Too Faced- Melted Matte Lipsticks- $10.50 (50% off).

Peter Thomas Roth- Un=wrinkle peel pad- $22.50 (50% off).

Lime Crime- Hi=Lite Palette-$19 (50% off) (Online Only).

March 31st:

Anastasia Beverly Hills- Brow Wiz Pencil- $10.50 (50% off).

Mario Badescu- Entire Brand- 25% off. * I want to get the strawberry mask and the orange cleanser.*

Ofra-Banana Powder-$6-9.50 (50% off) (Online Only).

Third Week:

April 1st:

Bareminerals- Foundation Primers- $12.50-13.50 (50% off).

Serovital=High-Dietary Pills- $49.50 (50% off).

Dose of Colors- Marevelous Mauves Palette- $16 (50% off) (Online Only).

Perricone MD-Cold Plasma Collection- $55-74.50 (50% off). (Online Only).

April 2nd:

Butter London- Glazen Lip & Eye Gloss- $9.50-12 (50% off). *This is on my list to get because I have heard such great things about their eye gloss.*

Shiseido-Oil Free Board Spectrum SPF 42- $24 (50% off)

Platinum Perk: It Cosmetics- Confidence in Your Glow & Heavenly Skin Brush-$16-24 (50% off) (Online Only).

Platinum Perk: Mac- Instant Artistry Art Lip Prep Nude Kit- $19.75 (50% off) (Online Only).

April 3rd:

Laura Geller- Baked Blush n’ Brighten- $14 (50% off).

Strivectin- Power Starters Tightening Trio-$44.50 (50% off).

Buxom-Show Some Skin Foundation SPF 30-$17 (50% off) (Online Only).

Clarins- Hydra-Essential Bi-phase- Serum-$29.50 (50% off) (Online Only).

April 4th:

Lipstick Queen-Frog Prince Lipstick-$12.50 (50% off).

Dermablend- Loose Setting Powder-$13.50 (50% off).

Cargo-Swimmables Collection- $9-17 (50% off) (Online Only).

April 5th:

Urban Decay- Eyeshadow Primer Potion-$11-12 (50% off)

Juice Beauty- Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum-$40 (50% off).

Skyn Iceland-Icelandic Relief Eye Cream-$22.50 (50% off) (Online Only).

April 6th:

Tarte- Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, Creamy Matte Lip Paint, Glossy Lip Paint, & Lip Crayon-$10 (50% off).

Dermalogica- Daily Microfoliant- $28.50 (50% off).

Estee Lauder-Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer- $14 (50% off) (Online Only).

April 7th:

Mac- Prep &Prime Fix+-$13 (50% off). *This is on my list to get. I really want to get it. I have heard such great things about it. I don’t own it because it’s normally $26. At this sale, that’s close to drugstore price (higher) but well worth it. I want to see if they have the coconut one available.*

Benefit Cosmetics- Free Brow Wax with $50 Benefit Cosmetics product and/or service purchase.

Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara- $11.50 (50 %off).

Philosophy- Peels- $31-41 (50% off). (Online Only).


I can’t wait for the things I want! I love 21 Days of Ulta Beauty.





What’s in Like Living in Austin During SWSW?

When Spring Break rolls around. It means two things in Austin. The Blue Bonnets (Texas state flower) are coming and SWSW is coming.

To me, it means even busier roads like I-35 and the tolls roads. You can’t really get away from the crowds that SWSW that it brings. It brings a lot of money to the state, yes. But it makes things a lot busier.

I was literally at the airport a few days ago, picking up my mom. Talk about busy. I would either pick my folks up at drop off or pick up them at J-L (where it’s less busy). Even doing that, the lines were pretty bad.

Even here in Round Rock. Which is like 20-30 minutes away from Austin. Traffic is a lot busy. Even going to the store takes a lot of a person.

If you ever plan to come to SWSW. I would look at the prices from hotels away from the event itself. Georgetown, Cedar Park, Round Rock, all are wonderful options than trying to stay in Austin. Round Rock is now connected to the bus (metro) system.  I would avoid 1-35 during the times of 6am-12pm and 3:30-8pm. These are the hours when people are getting to work and getting off of work. Take the toll road if you can. Best advise I can give you really. Not a lot of Austians will take the toll road. They just don’t like paying for it.

Do your homework. Make sure you are coming at the right time. I would advise for plane tickets try coming a week early or even a few days early before things get crazy. Sometimes at this time, kids in Austin and the surrounding areas their Spring Break is also plan for that week. Outside of Austin, their Spring Break is after everyone else.

Have fun! Be respectful to all!




New Products at Ulta Beauty

Here are a few new things at Ulta Beauty.

Sweet & Shimmer- They have a ton of new products coming out from them.

Benefit-The Blush Bunch “Bronzer & Blush Set”-$24. I saw this last week when I was at Ulta. This set includes Gold Rush (new blush-warm golden nectar), Galifornia (pink blush), Holla Matte Bronzer, Holla Lite Light Matte Bronzer, Rockateur (rose gold blush), and Dandelion Brightening (Baby Pink Blush). They are all travel size “aka fun size”. I thought they would be great for travel or to test out.

Stila- Deluxe Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow-$12. Only available in Kitten (shimmering nude pink) and Cloud (shimmering lavender with gold pearl).

L’Oreal-Ever Pure Intense Repair Hair Mask-$4.49. 

That’s all I have for today. Thanks,