It’s a Haul Y’all!!!

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now because I picked up these things a few months ago but with it being close to the holidays it seems like perfect timing.

So from previous post, you guys know that I am a big fan of BH Cosmetics. I think their products are great and super affordable.  We all know makeup is not cheap and if you don’t know well now you do!  In my opinion some products just aren’t worth forking over $50 for and some are unfortunately.  Once you find those expensive gems it’s hard not to continue to buy them.  I’m what you call a baller on budget…ok I’m not a baller but I am most definietly on a budget!! 🙂

I started working as a  freelance makeup artist a little over a year ago and I quickly learned that building a kit can get really expensive.  You obviously want to have some of the best products for your clients however not everything has to be over $50!!  With that being said,  I got a few things to add to my kit and thought I would share them with you guys.  If you are starting out as a makeup artist, I think these products are definitely super affordabale and products you need in your kit.

These are the things I purchased:

Spotlight Highlight – 6 Hightlight colors in one palette, this makes for easy storage and travel.  Its a one stop shop for highlighters.

 

Smoke ’n Mirrors Brush Set & V3 Vegan Contour Brush – The brush set comes with 10 brushes, super sleek with the silver slim handle.  The Contour brush is in the middle and is the perfect bronzer or blush brush.

 

Classic Blush Palette & Nude Blush Palette – 10 Colors in each palette and they are extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. You really don’t need more than these in your kit and the packaging makes for easy storage and travel.

 

Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Color 205, 215, 230, & 235) – The coverage of these powders reminds me of the MAC Studio Powder but a third of the price.

All of this cost me…$50.98 to be exact!! (Insert shocked face here) I know right….that’s what I said too!! LOL

A couple weeks after this purchase I did also got their Natually Flawless Liquid Foundation, which let me tell you is worth the $7 I paid for it.

BH Cosmetics is always and I mean ALWAYS having a sale. I think I get an email from them at least 2 times a week with a new sale on their website.  Just an FYI, BH Cosmetics is also being sold in most Ulta stores and their website.  Ulta does only sell select products so just beware but you can find all these products on the BH Cosmetics website, just click the product link.

I think these would be great gifts and or stocking stuffers for the holiday season!  Stock up now while all the sales are happening and get ready to be surprised by the products.  I dont think they get enough credit for their products and I believe people think because it’s inexpensive it cant be good…well think again!  Being exposed to a lot of different products, I’m pretty sure I know good when I see it.

**This is not a sponsored post** BUT BH Cosmetics…hit a sista up!!! LOL

Veggie Crumble and Avocado Egg Roll Wrappers

Hey ya’ll…yes the southern in me comes out from time to time!

So about three months ago I decided to become vegan…literally overnight!  Considering I was never a huge fan of red meat or pork, I figured it wouldn’t be too bad.  My diet mainy consisted of chicken and seafood (shrimp, tilapia, salmon) and I stayed pretty healthy for the most part besides the occasional cheat meal.  The hardest part for me to give up was going to be the cheese…OHHHH how I love cheese! I mean who doesn’t…it’s so creamy and melty…daydreaming of mac –n-cheese! LOL Ok enough! I actually don’t miss it as much as I thought considering all the alternatives out there.

With all this being said, I’ve been doing lots of research and have been trying to find new recipes online and of course one of my favorite places…PINTEREST! (Go Follow Me…link on sidebar) Ive been exploring with my own recipes and trying to find things beyond salads and what people presume vegans eat! I think I’ve been pretty successful so far in most of my cooking experiments. What can I say I’m a good cook…my mother taught me very well! (Thanks momma!)

So with multiple site visits of Pinterest for ideas, I came up with a Veggie Crumble and Avocado stuffed wrapper…baked of course because I don’t fry much of anything. The best thing about this is you only need about 6 ingredients which makes this an inexpensive healthyish meal.  If you aren’t vegan then you can definitely use ground beef and other ingredients to your liking. I don’t discriminate on people’s food choices. This has been working for me…so do what works for you!

This is technically my very first food post so don’t hate on my poor picture taking and presentation. I’m learning! 🙂

Ingredients

1 Bag of Boca Veggie Crumbles

4 Medium avocados

½ medium onion (optional)

1 pk of your favorite taco seasoning

1 Tbsp of chopped garlic

1 pk of Frieda’s Egg Roll Wrappers

S&P to taste

 

Directions

Chop up onion and garlic and sautee with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil until slightly tender.

Add frozen Boca Veggie Crumbles and cover with lid for a few minutes to let the crumbles “defrost”.  Stir the crumbles, onion and garlic periodically until it is all combined.

Add the taco seasoning packet to a 1/2 cup of hot water to dissolve – this step is optional because if you like you can pour the powder straight onto the crumble mixture.

Let cook for about 10 minutes uncovered and remove from heat to slightly cool.

In the meantime cut up and smash the four avocados and season with salt and pepper. (Add lime if you want an extra kick)

Then set up your assembly line.

 

Lightly wet all sides of the egg roll wrapper with water and add about 1 tbsp. of the veggie crumbles followed by some avocado.

 

Once the filling is complete, fold in the left and right side of the wrapper to slightly cover each side of the filling. Add more water to flaps and roll.

Place completed wrapper on a baking sheet topped with a baking rack. The baking rack will ensure the wrapper gets nice and crispy all around.

Brush wrappers with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil to keep them from drying out too much in the oven.

Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy!!

You can also pair this with your favorite dipping sauce as well for added flavor!

I hope you enjoy this super easy and simple dinner or lunch idea! If you try them out, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought! Or what changes you made to improve the flavor.

Happy Eating!!!

**Food feeds the Soul**