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Monday, March 16, 2015

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in G60

In case you are unaware (or have been in hiding) a new beauty product was released recently that has changed my life.  Cover FX came out with Custom Cover Drops last week and for once, this is nothing like any other product before.  Like, for real for real.  This product is pure pigment.  Think of it this way... Take your regular foundation for example.  Pretend you have magical powers to be able to separate the "color" from everything else in the foundation (such as moisturizer, spf, silicone, etc).  The color that you would get is exactly what is bottled up in this Cover FX product.  Since, the product is so new many people have questions of what exactly this is and how you are able to use it.  Read below for some tips and tricks...



I would suggest to use these Custom Cover Drops with Foundation that you would like to either add more coverage to and/or achieve the perfect shade.  You know those foundations you have sitting on your vanity that are about to expire because they're the wrong shade and you have no use for them.  Well hold your horses before you trash those bad boys!  By taking these Custom Cover Drops, you are able to play "scientist" and develop the perfect shade for you by mixing a few drops with any Foundation that may not quite be your perfect shade.  So far, I've only done this with my Make Up Forever Face and Body Foundation (#18) which is a little dark for me right now but perfect for summer.  Mixed with the Customer Cover Drops in G60, I was able to not only achieve the perfect shade but also more coverage as I added (3) drops for Full Coverage.


Let's say you love all of your Foundations as is, I'm sure you're wondering how else could you actually use these drops to benefit you.  Well let's get into the fact that you can use this with your favorite oil, moisturizer, primer and more!  Add (1) drop to your favorite face oil to achieve sheer coverage, or add (2) drops to your favorite moisturizer to make your own Tinted Moisturizer.  You can even add (3) drops to your Holy Grail Primer to customize a Full Coverage look for yourself without the weight of any additional ingredients.

You should NOT use this product on its own.  Always use in conjunction with another medium.  I honestly can't see any reason why someone would not like this product.  I am an oily skin girl and have had no issues with the Custom Cover Drops making my skin more oily.  Some reviews I've read and watched mentioned a dewy finish but I feel like they did not take into consideration the product they mixed it.  If you mix this with a product that normally gives you a dewy finish (such as a moisturizer or luminizing primer) then obviously this will not change that result.  I HIGHLY recommend trying this product out.  It's not only innovative but a much needed cosmetic product in the makeup community.

Monday, March 2, 2015

MyCandiShoppe in the Kitchen

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I occasionally post meals that I make for my family using the hashtag #MCSintheKitchen.  These aren't meals that showcase  my full cooking talents but rather quick and easy meals that are super delicious and easy to make for your family.  Occasionally, I have been asked to post the recipe and I am so not good at following up to these requests all the time so I do apologize if you've asked and I didn't deliver.  Trying to deliver these recipes in an IG post isn't easy and I don't know why I didn't think to just post these recipes on my Blog before.  Anyways, I will try to follow up my meal posts on IG by sharing the recipe here on my Blog from now on.  Below is the recipe for the dinner I made last night, March 1, 2015.

Garlic Chicken Breasts and Homemade Avocado Sauce (Feeds a family of 4)

2 Large Chicken Breasts Halved/Butterflied
1 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic
Mrs. Dash Garlic Seasoning

Use these seasonings to flavor your chicken to your liking.  You can also use salt if you like.  Once fully seasoned, place chicken in a covered dish/container in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  While we wait for the chicken, start preparing the Avocado Cilantro Sauce.

1 Large Avocado
1 Cup of Cilantro
1 Lime (juiced)
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 Cup of Chicken Broth
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon of Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning

Combine all these ingredients in your NutriBullet (or food processor).  If the sauce is too thick, loosen it up with a bit of water since you've already used chicken broth.  Once you get the sauce to the consistency you want, place it in an airtight container and let chill in the fridge.  Time to get back to that chicken now!

Using a large pan, add about 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil and turn the heat on Medium High.  Since your chicken breasts have been halved, they will cook fairly quickly.  Depending on the size of your pan, place two chicken breasts down and let them brown for about 5 minutes on each side.  Keeping the heat high will allow the meat to brown really  nicely while cooking.  Should you need to cook your chicken further, lower the heat after the first 5 minutes to allow for a thorough cook.  Once chicken is done, let sit for a few minutes before cutting.


Take 2 Tablespoons of (your now chilled) Avocado Cilantro Sauce and spread that on the plate as your base for the chicken.  Slice your Chicken Breasts into strips and place on top of the sauce.  This allows for the plate to remain pretty and neat while allowing the chicken to marinate in that sauce.  Finish adding the remaining sides to your plate and ENJOY.


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