Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In Depth look at the Loreal Infallible Shadows, PHOTOS, SWATCHES, AND VIDEO!!

I know I have already briefly touched over these Loreal Infallible Shadows, but tonight I want to talk to you about them in a lot more depth. So lets get started!!


( These are the 5 colors I own)

Loreal Infallible Shadows

( $ 9.99 CVS )

Product Description

 L’Oreal describes them as a revolutionary formula that fuses the ease of a powder with the velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly.

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First off these are suppose to be very close to the Armani Eyes to Kill shadows. Well, Loreal and Armani are owned by the same company so I am guessing that they are pretty close. The formula of these are very unique. They feel like a cream shadow going on but blend into a satin powdery shadow.

As you can see just from the one's I have.. that they come in a range of colors from neutral and intense shadows. These are totally buildable and you can get some very very intense looks with these shadows. Another thing about these shadows, is that they are not filled with chunky glitter.. so the fall out is not too bad.. However, when using the - eternal black - there was a small amount of fallout.. but it was easily cleaned up with a make up wipe. When using any dark dark color, its best to do your eyes first and then clean up and then put on foundation. But the fall out is minimal with these.

These last amazingly well. Sometimes I’ll use a primer under them but if I’m in a rush I don’t bother and there’s very little difference. They really do last the day. As they meld with the oils in my eye they become a little shinier but they don’t become creased.
Lets go through the colors I have..


#899- Endless Pearl

This one is the only matte one I have.


# 889 - Midnight Blue

Look at how beautiful this color is..

# 333 - Golden Sage


This green is just beautiful


# 888 Iced Latte


Love this one to highlight my brow bone


# 999 - Internal Black

This black is soooo pretty!!

So clearly with me having 5 of these shadows in my collection, you know I’m recommending them. I think this are very impressive shadows. I like them a lot. I can't wait to get more colors! I want the puple and taupe really bad!

Over all I would rate these shadows with an


A
Because these shadows are just that good! If you have any resverations about purchasing these.. don't!! Find a sale, and pick some up.  That brings me to telling you..

Don't pay full price for these. There are tons of coupons and sales going on so you should be able to find these cheaper. I don' t think $ 10 for an eyeshadow is crazy bad but for a drugstore shadow.. it is a little more than expected, since its just for one shadow and not a quad. So look for the sales and use coupons!

Here is my video review..

Thanks for watching..

If you have tried these I would LOVE to hear what you think of them!!

Email me at


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Early Start to your 2012 Veggie Garden.



Now is the perfect moment to start planning your vegetable garden! You might think I am nuts being its cold all over right now. . Until mid-February, seed catalogs and Internet companies are running huge discounts that typically aren’t available in the spring. Local stores will also often sell out of popular vegetable seeds as soon as the ground thaws enough to start planting.

If you’re a gardening novice or haven’t yet considered growing your own produce, ponder this:
  • Green Beans: A few years ago, Scott and I had a huge veggie garden. ( I didn't blog then! )  I fed my family freshly-picked green beans from July through Labor Day. I had more than 40 quarts steamed and frozen in Ziploc bags in my freezer. We gave away bags full to friends and family, then finally let the remaining beans dry on the plants and now have 3 quart jars full of dried beans. That $3 spent on seeds turned into well over $100 of fresh produce!

  • Lettuce: This is another option with the most bang for your buck. Averaging $2.49, a packet of 1000 seeds includes a blend of Romaine, Simpson, and a variety of other red and green-leaf lettuces. Like green beans, lettuce will keep growing the more it is harvested and will keep your family full. This was by far one of my most favorite things to grow. I grew it in the spring and in the fall. Its not easy to grow lettuce in the hot days of summer because they are so delicate.

  • Swiss Chard: Considered by some foodies to be a gourmet green, this is probably the easiest plant to grow. At $3.99 or less for 100 seeds, it’s a new gardener’s best friend. Chard is not very delectable raw but when steamed, tastes like a mild spinach. It is often tossed with butter or bacon drippings or is chopped and used as a spinach substitute in cooking recipes. Like beans and lettuce, it will continue to produce the more it is harvested, but unlike lettuce or spinach, it will continue to thrive in steamy hot temperatures.

  • Zucchini: I once read in a gardening magazine that the best thing to do with zucchini was to plant one seed, then burn the rest of the packet to prevent it taking over your entire yard. Just a few zucchini plants will more than supply a large family with plenty of the tasty veggie, and there are thousands of recipes to use up the leftovers. We had so much zucchini that we were giving it away to friends and family.

  • Tomatoes How many times have you paid big bucks for a ripe fresh tomato. I think this is the most used veggie in our garden. We love them. My kids pick and eat them right from the garden. Getting these seeds on sale is another great way to save money when working on your garden.


Now that I have you convinced that gardening is a money-saving venture, where should you begin?

Check out seed websites like Gurneys.com and HenryFields.com. Both companies guarantee their products to grow and have refunded me my cost when I’ve had seeds or plants fail to sprout.

What to Plant


First, find out your hardiness zone. This is based on your location, and all types of vegetation are rated to grow in specific zones. For example, if you live in northern Maine (zone 3), you cannot expect to grow pineapples (zone 10). Furthermore, you should plant only what you and your family like to eat.

Scott and I planed everything.. and our garden was about 15x30 ( husby's guess ) and while it was a lot of work.. it was the good kind of work. Out in the sun, digging in the dirt while the kids helped, and harvest time even better.

Our garden included:

Lettuce
Tomatoes
Peas
Zucchini
Cucumbers
Onions
Potatoes
Carrots
Squash & Pumpkins
Various Herbs

- I am sure there is more that I am forgetting -

And this garden fed our family really well.

As many of you know, I am not doing a huge garden in the yard this year. Our yard is just not really in the shape to put a garden. So this year, I am doing A LOT of of  - Container Gardening - on the back deck. Most of my gardens even with my ex husband has been raised bed gardens because they are so much easier to care for. But that takes a lot of work and its a little more expensive too. But this year I am doing something different. My deck on the back of the house is maybe about 12x12.. maybe a little bigger but not huge. When we add a table and chairs out there we will even have less room. But I will be strategically placing my veggie around around in that area and also on the front porch. I think the front porch will hold most of the herbs. Another thing about having a container garden on the back deck is that it will be easier for house sitters to water if we are away. When gardening you have to be able to make arrangements when you won't be home. If super hot outside.. and you don't water.. your plants will suffer and could even die. So you have to plan ahead if you are going to be away from home. You can also find a ton of automatic water systems but for a container garden that won't really be a good solution.

I will be doing many many more post on creating and maintaining a container garden. You are more than welcome to follow the steps along with me if you want to try this too. I KNOW it will work.. I have a green thumb and even if you don't think you do.. YOU CAN DO IT. Really, what it takes is - follow through-. You have to be consistent in doing it and you will have success too.

Also if you want, you can buy some plants that are already started for you but it will cost a bit more than starting from seeds. But some, such as carrots.. need to be started from seeds. I do some times cheat and buy plants that are already started. Its just easier. But if you really want to save money doing this.. you should start as much of it as you can with seeds. I tend to use Harris Seeds a lot because I think they have unique seeds and great gardening tools at reasonable prices.

I am going to be doing a ton of post. I am not sure if I should make it a new series.. or just even maybe give it its own page. A big reason for me gardening is we spend a lot of money on fresh produce every year. I love growing it myself and having it available any time I want. - I can't tell you how many times I have picked a green tomato to fry up at 1am for a late night snack! - We saved so much money the years we had gardens. Our garden wasn't huge either. We just really planned it well.. I even drew diagrams of where things would be planted for the most possible space. We used long tree branches that we placed in the ground for a trellis for the peas to grow up in. It was actually beautiful how they vined all over the natural trellis. We had so much food because of that garden. We froze a lot of it and had fresh veggies well into the winter.

So its time to start thinking about it. First off,

- Decide on if you want a garden in your yard, or a container garden -

Container garden for the Jaggers family for 2012

- Make a list of what you think you would like to grow. -

If you are new at gardening, take it slow.. 4 or 5 things will be plenty .

- Start browsing the seed sites above and see if you can find the seeds on sale -

Find what you can and place your order.

I will be back in a couple weeks to start discussing starting your seeds and also what kind of containers I will be using and what kind of potting medium I will be using. So much to talk about with gardening. But if you want to follow along ↑ those few steps ↑ should get you started. Right now I am in the middle of looking for seeds myself. We are at the very beginning stages so jump in and follow along if you like!

If you have any questions you are more than welcome to email me at mrskishajaggers@gmail.com and if you have any tips about container gardening I would love to hear any and all suggestions!

I am sure getting excited about spring!

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Tuesday Tips and Tricks!!

 
 
Bathroom Odors:


Place a shallow dish of baking soda behind the toilet to absorb bathroom odors.

Candle Wax:

To remove wax from carpeting you should first scrape away any excess. Then, using a warm iron and a clean cloth or even a paper bag simply place the iron on top of the cloth over the wax and as you iron it will adhere to the cloth instead of the carpet. Continue moving the cloth around as you pick up the wax so you are always using a clean section of cloth. If a little grease stain remains sprinkle on baking soda and let sit overnight before vacuuming which will remove the grease residue and deodorize at the same time! If colored wax leaves a stain, blot with spot remover or carpet cleaner, following label directions.

Chimney:

To keep your chimney clean, throw a handful of salt on the fire.

Chrome:
 
To remove rust from chrome, wipe it with aluminum foil dipped in Coke. To polish chrome, use a crumbled up piece of aluminum foil and rub!

Make your pillows extra fluffy


You can rejuvenate your feather pillows. Tumble in a cool dryer for about 10 minutes. To make them really fresh then add a cloth dampened with fabric softener to the dryer.
 

Another way is to freshen up pillows is to put them in a tumble dryer on a warm heat setting along with two or three clean tennis balls. It will freshen them up a treat.

Remove lint from clothes

Here is a simple and easy way to get rid of the lint that collects while washing. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to laundry in the rinse cycle. Your clothes will leave the washer soft, smoth and clean.

Advice for the airing cupboard

To keep table linen from creaseng, install a wooden or metal rod just beneath a low shelf and hang the linen on hangers padded with cardboard tubes, from finished rolls of kitchen towl. Fold and store bed or bath linen in sets, rather than by size. that way you can grab a complete set when you want in instead of having to pic through several stacks.

Travel Saver:

Whenever you travel carry along a stain pretreatment stick. Taking the time to use it on stains before they set ensures that they will wash out when you get home.

White-Out / Liquid Paper & Permanent Marker Stains
 
 
Dab some sunscreen over the stain and rub off with a paper towel. Repeat until stain is gone.

Yellowed / Greyed Whites

Rit®, the makers of clothes dye, makes a white-wash that works well for bleachable and non-bleachable clothing that has yellowed or greyed. You can also hang yellowed clothes out to dry whenever possible to reduce the yellow.


Cloudy Drinking Glasses:

Soak them for an hour or longer in slightly warm (not boiled) white vinegar. Then use a nylon-net or plastic scrubbie to remove film. Still there? The damage must be etching (tiny scratches that occur in the dishwasher) and is permanent, sorry to say. To avoid this altogether, hand-wash your best glasses.

Coffee Grinder:
Grind up a cup or so of rice in a coffee grinder to clean the grinder and sharpen its blades.

Copper:
 
To polish copper, rub an ample amount of catsup on the copper and let it stand for 5 minutes. Rinse off the catsup with hot water and dry to find an incredible shine.

Try these easy solutions to common kitchen cleaning problems.

Oven Spillover    

As soon as the spillover occurs, pour on a mixture of 5 parts salt and one part cinnamon. The salt absorbs the spill, the cinnamon prevents a burned smoky smell. After the oven cools, lift out the salt mixture with a metal spatula and wipe with a damp sponge.
Burned Pans Sprinkle with baking soda and dribble with just enough water to moisten. Allow to sit for several hours. The burned stuff will lift right out.

Garbage Disposal  

To freshen the garbage disposal, sprinkle a few tablespoons of baking soda down the drain, drop in two ice cubes and turn it on. Flush with hot water.

Oven Racks

Place racks the bathtub with 1/2 cup dishwasher detergent and several inches of warm water. Allow to soak for 45 minutes. Just rinse. No scrubbing needed.
Dishwasher


To remove scale, stains & odors from the dishwasher,
 

start the cycle with the dishwasher empty. When it has filled with water, add two cups of white vinegar and allow the cycle to complete.

Glass Light Fixtures

Run these through the dishwasher to get them sparkling clean without any effort.

Tea Kettles


To remove scale from a tea kettle, fill with equal parts water and white vinegar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and allow to sit overnight. Clean and rinse.

Plastic Melted on Toaster

Nail polish remover will remove this easily.

Blenders & Food Processors   

 
Let these clean themselves. Fill partway with warm water, add a drop of dishwashing liquid, cover and run at low speed. Run with clear water to rinse thoroughly.

Range Hood Filters     
 

If your range uses the permanent metal filters, clean them in the dishwasher.
 
Smelly Kitchen     
Place a sliced lemon on a pie plate in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes.


Kitchen Drawers  

 
Use the vacuum cleaner to quickly clean kitchen drawers without removing everything. Place a layer of cheesecloth over the suction tube and vacuum out any crumbs, dirt and debris.

Lime & Mineral Deposits  

 
Place vinegar-soaked paper towels around faucets for one hour. Not only does it break down the mineral scale, but the chrome will be clean and shiny.

Clean Glass 


Use crumpled newspapers instead of paper towels or cloth rags to clean windows and other glass surfaces. They are lint-free, very absorbent, and leave the glass sparkling.
 
Crayon on Walls or Washable Wallpaper:
 
Spray with multipurpose lubricating oil. Then gently wipe, using a paper towel or clean white cloth. If mark is stubborn, sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp sponge and gently rub in a circular motion. If lubricants residue remains, dampen a sponge with a solution of one or two drops of mild dish-washing liquid to one cup water. Squeeze out sponge and gently rub in a circular motion. Rinse sponge; lightly moisten with water to go over area; dry with a clean cloth. Another method is to use a blow dryer. It heats the wax and wipes away instantly. If the color reamins behind, like red usually does, wet a cloth with bleach and wipe.
 
Deodorize dishes, pans, cutting boards or utensils with those same pungent odors,
 
simply add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to your dishwater.
 

Fireplace Soot Odor:

 
To diminish and remove this odor, after you clean out the ashes, place a shallow pan of baking soda for a few hours or overnight in the fireplace.
Tips!!
 
Do you have a tip you want to share? Send those tips to
 
 
and I will be happy to feature them on this blog series!
 
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Hello Tuesday!!



Hello friends!

Boy, my dreams last night carried me to another world. Sometimes I hate waking up, when I am dreaming but my kitty cats didn't give a damn what I was dreaming out. They were dreaming of food and wanted me up to give it to them!

Since I opted to read instead of blog last night I figured I would just start from here! 

So yesterday 


I worked forever on laundry. I mean forever!! I just got busy and didn't stop till it was all done. I even washed my bedding from start to finish! 


All that laundry sure was exhausting but I had fresh clean fluffy bedding to spend my night in.. with a good book! 

Before I ever got up there to relax, I had dinner to make. On Monday's and Thursday's I try to make things that are easy because we are normally not eating till 830 or 900. I mean who really wants to eat that late and then have to stay in the kitchen cleaning it up at 10. No thank you.. so I try to make things are easy and I clean the kitchen as I cook.. So all I have to do after dinner is put the left overs away, toss the dishes in the dishwasher, and wipe off the kitchen table. 

So last night dinner was super easy.


We had 


open face turkey sandwiches 


mashed potatoes


and green beans. 


The guys seemed to really like dinner. It was different and they ate it right up. 

Everything was super easy and it didn't take long to make either. 
We all pretty much were upstairs by 10pm. The lights on the first floor went out, except for the cute twinkle lights around the big living room window. I just left them up after Christmas because I like them so much. 

I was getting ready to take a long hot bath and I went into my closet to get something to sleep in and look what I found.. 

( sorry, my closet is a bit messy right now ) 

When I saw her up there.. I grabbed my phone from the bathroom counter and got some pictures. 


Can you believe she is up that high? 


Willow can jump higher than any other cat I have owned. Now, her father Giovanni was really good at jumping but nothing compared to her. She can go from the floor to the top of the refrigerator like its nothing. Just bounces right up there.. she just looks at where she wants to go.. moves her back feet a little bit and in the air she goes. Its really amazing to watch.  


She is like my little monkey! And this cat is so affectionate and loving. Shes a doll baby.. and I can't wait to meet her babies one day! I am going to have to get a video of her jumping though because its really something to see. 

Ohh.. speaking of video's..One of my videos is up to 540 views!! How cool is that? I am not a youtube beauty guru... but I love make up and I have a channel on Youtube because mainly, I like to video a lot of stuff with our family and that's where I post it... when I want to share them with you. Well, you guys know I love make up so I thought video reviews to go with the regular posted reviews would be nice. But its starting to take off.. I love all the people watching and leaving comments. Its funny how make up can bring so many people together. And 540 is not a ton of views for something on youtube but when you really think about it.. that's a lot of people checking out what I think of the Almay Smart Shade Perfect and Correct Primer. That product is getting all the buzz right now. So check it out and leave me a comment with your thoughts on it. I don't use it everyday but I have mixed it with some foundation and used it that way and I like it a little better. I only do that with the Colorstay make up because its thick.. if you mix it with a thin type of foundation it will turn it into a tinted moisturizer and I like a little more coverage than that. But totally surprised when I saw how many people had actually made the video. Yesterday I put another review on the Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara. Be sure to check it out here because it might just surprise you!

Well, I have took a very slow start to the day. I got up about noon and have been just hanging around the house doing a bunch of nothing. So got to get moving.. I thought husby would be home with me today but he didn't take his day off because its the end of the month and he has tons going on at work. But its because of how hard he works, that I can live the life I have.

 I am such a blessed woman.

Great kids, Great husband, Great life..

Have a beautiful Tuesday!

xoxo

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Quick Goodnight!






I was playing around with my camera today and took some really cool pictures of the animals! I am trying to make up with Cooper after he snapped at Willow. Its been a long process, but I'm getting there. Really always in the back of my mind, I am thinking he is going to get mean at any moment. But husby loves him a lot so I am trying too.


I would write more but its late and I want to read a little before I go to sleep. I love the book and I wish I had more time to sit around and read. Not happening during the day.. that's for sure.. Always too much going on around here for me to do.

No big plans for tomorrow. Staying home and working around here. Super blessed to not have to get up early and go to work.. however, this home in it's own is work! It takes a lot to keep the Jaggers house going! Anyway, lots more post coming up.. so come back!

I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Talk to you tomorrow..

xoxo

K Jaggers
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Wine Review- BILTMORE CENTURY WHITE WINE -

I haven't done a wine review in a looong time so tonight I am going to talk to you guys about



This Biltmore Century White Wine.
( $15.99 )

The Biltmore Estate has been producing wines since the 1970s and presently producing wines from both estate and contract grown grapes.

The Estate was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II a scion of the great Vanderbilt family. Being the youngest of his father’s eight, the bulk of his father’s wealth went to his older brothers, but G.W. was not left penniless. He build the Biltmore with the plan to pursue intellectual pursuits which he did, including experiments with horticulture, animal husbandry and silvaculture. Unlike many intellectuals of his time, his goal was to make the estate self-sustaining.

In furtherance of this goal, GWV’s grandson began the winery. Starting with French-American hybrid grapes, the estate is now growing Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Viognier. The wine makers are using North Carolina grapes as well as those from California and Washington to produce award winning wines.

I love the Biltmore..

 I really do. I think its an awesome wine but in a lot of the wine tastings there, I didn't really find anything that I was crazy about.

This one I liked the best, so the other night husby got me another bottle.


A blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat Canelli.

  This wine smells slightly of licorice. Tastes light and fruity with hints of apple, green melon, and citrus.

Its fruity and off-dry to semi-sweet . Personally, I like super sweet wines and this is just not as sweet as I would prefer. But I think most people would really like this. I just have a HUGE sweet tooth. But to the average wine drinker.. this will take slightly dry and slightly sweet.

Over all I would give this wine a


B

Now, I know this is probably one of the worst things I can do to the wine.. but I added some simple syrup to the bottle... and now its perfect!

You can find this wine at the winery, online and in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.

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Oven Taco Recipe!!

My husband loves Tacos.. And there are only so many ways to make the normal taco. I came across this recipe for " oven " tacos.. Soooo.. going to try it out one night this week and let you guys know what I think about it!

oven tacos Menu Plan: Ground Beef Week

 

Oven Tacos

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • 18-20 hard taco shells
  • lettuce, salsa, sour cream, etc for serving.
  1. Brown ground beef. Drain off any fat and add refried beans, tomato sauce, and seasoning.
  2. Spoon mixture into taco shells.
  3. Place filled shells into a 9×13 pan, standing up. Sprinkle with cheese
  4. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Enjoy!
Note: For those of you with a smaller family you may want to half this recipe. You could also easily stretch this for a larger group and get a few more tacos out of it by adding extra beans.

Have any of you tried this recipe yet? Let me know your thoughts on it, if you have!!


K Jaggers
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REVLON PHOTOREADY 3D VOLUME REVIEW, PICTURES, AND VIDEO!!

Time for another beauty review!!

Tonight I would like to take a couple minutes of your time to talk about the

 

Revlon Photo Ready 3D Volume Mascara

( $ 8.99 CVS )

Product Details

Get glamorous, big volume lashes from every angle
Lashes look 100% more magnified, multiplied, amplified*
*with two coats

Lash finding brush with rounded tip easily reaches every single lash for maximum dimension.
Available in 3 non-waterproof shades: Blackest Black, Black, and Blackened Brown

How to get glamorous, big volume lashes:

1) Apply the mascara to the upper lashes from root to tip
2) Apply once again in order to build more volume and length
3) Use specially designed lash finding brush tip to capture and fan out every lash

Back of packaging..


Ingredients


For me, this brush is what got me to buy this mascara.

I find these kind of brushes really good for my lashes.


The packaging is rather sleek


As you can see a little of the product clumps up on the brush but if you give it a quick wipe across the bottle it will remove the clumps.

I think it was a bit clumpy but over all this mascara really coated my lashes well and


I was totally impressed with how well it curled my lashes. The little brush worked great to get into my corner lashes too.

This mascara has been compared to the Benefit's They're Real Mascara.. mainly because of the brush. I have not tried it so I can't really say how they measure up. I don' t like spending so much for a product that has such a short shelf life and I think the drugstore has plenty of Mascaras that are just as good as some high end ones.

I think it added both volume and length to my lashes. I like to build it up and then take a lash comb through my lashes to remove the clumps. I also thought that it separated and defined my lashes pretty good. I had minimum clumping..and no flaking.

I was able to remove this easily with my Ponds Makeup Remover Cloths [ You can see that review RIGHT HERE ]

Over all I would rate this with an


B

I think this is rather a nice mascara from Revlon!

Here is my video review..


Have you tried this yet? Please let me know what you think about it!!


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