Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wise Words: If You Love Me…

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Valentine’s Day might be over but that doesn’t mean you have to stop letting people know how much you love them!  It’s always a wonderful feeling to give and receive love. Mostly when we don’t always make time for it! We move quickly throughout our lives, pushing aside personal acts of love for a “better time” or “tomorrow” or the day after that. In the words of The Beatles, “Tomorrow Never Knows.” So, use this as your reminder that life is short and fleeting.

Decorate the world with your love!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Passion for Purple: The Ombre Manicure

We love all of the nail art going on right now!  One manicure idea that screams FUN without being too over the top is The Ombre Manicure.

Here’s how you get the look: Pick your favorite light hue for your thumb nail. Using different shades of that color, paint each nail a little bit darker than the one before it, until you reach your pinky nail. Naturally, we prefer purple but this idea works for any color that you love! Go from white to black, peach to coral, or baby pink to magenta. You choose!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Kissing Owls

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Owlene is such a romantic! She just can’t help herself when she sees Owls in love! It’s Valentine’s Day so go ahead and snuggle up to someone you love! And, by the way, you don’t have to stop when the day is over… We’ll keep it our little secret.  ;)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Skinny Tips: Sitting Pretty

It seems that no matter what you do with your day, at one point, we all spend significant time in front of the computer. It’s so easy to slump over and forget our posture.  Here are some great tips on how to “sit pretty” at your desk…

 

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Good posture is slimming and will help your joints and muscles stay healthy! When we feel healthy, we smile, and when we smile, our skin glows!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Things We Love: Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick by Hourglass

The SkinOwl wants to share the perfect lipstick for Valentine’s Day!

Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick by Hourglass!

Apply onto your pout & you won’t need to re-apply post-smooch!

What it is: A richly pigmented and silky smooth matte lip color that delivers 14 hours of continuous wear without flaking or dryness.

What it does: The proprietary blend of advanced polymers in this liquid lipstick delivers intense, vibrant color with exceptional longevity. Skin-conditioning emollients, antioxidant fruit extracts, cili fruit, goji berry, and vitamins A, C and E help to protect the lips throughout the day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens– Sulfates– Synthetic Fragrances– Synthetic Dyes– Phthalates– GMOs– Triclosan

This product is available at Sephora, click HERE for product info!

*This product has been SkinOwl Approved!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Roasted Butternut Squash Sliders

WOW! Actually, we need a new word for WOW!

Butternut Squash is a skin-licious, healthy, and creative alternative to a traditional burger. Check out this recipe for a mouthwatering meal that will make you (and us!) lick the plate clean!

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Balsamic Caramelized Onion, Sriracha Mayo Sandwich

* Allergy Information: Dairy, Egg, corn free. Can be made Soy-free with Cashew Mayo, Nut-Free with Vegenaise, Gluten-Free with Gluten-Free buns.

 

Method:

Prep the buns/rolls. Toast lightly if needed. I used my Spelt Rye Sorghum Kamut Barley Multigrain rolls. 

Top the bottom of the roll with lettuce or baby greens, tomato slices (optional).

Heat up a pan with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and Toss the Roasted butternut cubes in salt, pepper and herbs of choice(I used parsley) for a minute to heat it all up. you can also serve it cold tossed in salt and herbs. Use cubed or slices. 

(If you dont have roasted squash, slice the raw squash and place in a large greased pan on medium heat. Flip the slices after 6-8 minutes, sprinkle salt, pepper, herbs, and cook till tender.)

Top with Balsamic or plain Caramelized onions.

Drench the whole tower in as much or as little of the Sriracha/hot sauce vegenaise/mayo.

Top with other half of the roll.

Eat, spill on the sides, eat.

 

Sriracha Mayo:

Add 1 Tablespoon(or more to taste) of Sriracha or hot sauce in 4-5 Tablespoons of Vegenaise or home made mayo like this one or Sriracha/hot sauce mixed in cashew cream. Mix and use.

 

Caramelized Onions:

Add enough evoo(extra virgin olive oil) or other oil of choice to coat a pan, heat on medium and cook sliced onion for 10 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon sugar(for a 1/2 cup of sliced onion) and a few drops on water. Mix and keep cooking on low-medium, partially covered, stirring every 6-8 minutes, until golden brown. If the onions start to stick or burn add some water. For balsamic onions, Add Balsamic vinegar(1/2 teaspoon or more to taste, for 1/2 cup onion) and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Recipe Source: Vegan Richa

Monday, February 11, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Veggie Rolls with Peanut Sauce

This recipe is so simple and healthy! We couldn’t resist sharing!

These finger-lickin’ veggie rolls make a great starter to any meal and they are jam-packed full of skin-loving nutrients! For one, avocados! Like olive oil, avocados boost levels of HDL (the “good” cholesterol). HDL cholesterol can help protect against the damage caused by free radicals. This type of cholesterol also helps regulate triglyceride levels, thus preventing diabetes. Sounds like a good thing to us!
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Veggie Rolls
Ingredients:
Soy paper wraps
Lettuce
Avocado
Carrots
Cucumber
Purple Cabbage
Chop ingredients to your liking. Spread all five 5 ingredients out on soy paper. Serve with your favorite salad dressing or peanut sauce!

Recipe Source: Too Stinkin’ Cute

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wise Words: Believe in Magic

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The Universe works in mysterious ways! Our lives are filled with magic, but sometimes we get so caught up in the rat race that we forget about the incredible world around us. Child birth, personal growth, finding yourself in love… these are all magical events that should be celebrated!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Anthropologie’s Owls Of The British Isles Wallpaper

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Owlene has spotted more fabulous Owls! We think this is the perfect addition to any bathroom, kitchen, or nursery! Or, pick one wall and lather it as accent paper. We coated our office shelves with it and think it’s a hoot! This adorable Owls Of The British Isles Wallpaper is available right now on the Anthropologie website! Click HERE to see the product details!

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Things We Love: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

The SkinOwl is always searching high and low for products to rave about, such as this lightweight tinted moisturizer by Jouer Cosmetics.

This fantastic product is Oil Free, hypoallergenic, fragrance free and has an SPF 20 to protect from UVA and UVB light.  It is perfect for all skin types and takes sallow winter skin and makes it look lit from within! 

You won’t look back on this one. It’s nothing short of amazing.

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Click HERE or click the image for more product information.

*This product has been SkinOwl Approved!