About this item



Make every night of the week rewarding and relaxing with Kraft Classic Italian Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese.
Kraft Classic Italian Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese:
  • Premium quality
  • 25 calories per 2 tsp
  • Great with pasta & red sauce
  • Mix into burgers
  • Sprinkle on steak before serving

Available in these other flavors:

  1. Rosemary Garlic
  2. Hot Pepper Trio
  3. Sun-dried Tomato & Basil 


Ingredients:

Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Spices, Cellulose Powder to Prevent Caking, Dried Garlic, Dried Onions, Potassium Sorbate to Protect Flavor, Natural Flavor.Contains: milk.

My experience 

         Kraft Classic Italian Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese is one of the products that I received from my Pinchme box. I was super excited about it because I love adding some good old Parmesan cheese to my pasta. I also love to add plain Parmesan cheese to my salad after adding my Ranch dressing.  When I heard "seasoned Parmesan cheese," I thought it was going to be some Parmesan cheese with just the right amount of seasoning. It turned out that it was an Italian seasoning with just the right amount of  Parmesan cheese. I could barely taste the Parmesan cheese, although Parmesan cheese is the first ingredient on the list. The seasoning overpowered the taste of the cheese, leaving me feeling like I was eating raw herbs. I tried the product with my pasta, my egg salad, my pasta salad, and even my regular salad. I just could not bring myself to like it. As much as I LOVE Kraft products, I did not care much for this one. I think they should just let us be our own DIY Mixtresses. 

Have you tried this product before? What's your take on it?

             No bride wants to have a bad hair day on the most beautiful day of her life.  Because all eyes will be on her, everything needs to be perfect from head to toe. I believe that once the hair is taken cared of, everything else will fall into place. I don't remember exactly how long it took to get my hair done on my wedding day, but I remember it was the first thing I got done, followed by my makeup. Getting your hair done early gives you a chance to change a few things if you don't really like how the hairstyle turns out. Keep in mind that just because the style looks good on the person in the magazine, it does not mean it will look good on you. I am a side bang kind of girl because I was blessed with a large enough forehead, but blessed are those who can rock any hairstyle. I love to keep my hair off my back during summer time, but if it does not bother you, go for it! I love to keep things simple when it comes to hair accessories also. I tend to add too much when I start adding stuff. I did wear both a veil and a tiara at my wedding; just because the veil was nearly plain, with no special embellishments nor embroidery. Below are some of my favorite wedding hairstyles. I hope you like them as much as I do.

 10 Chic Hairstyles For A Perfect Summer Wedding


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2 . So gorgeous for a beach wedding. I love the beach wave curls.

3 .A girl has to have some twists. Even on her big day.

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What do you think???

Product Description

Long lasting and waterproof eye make up remover
• Gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting & waterproof make up, with no oily residue.
• Suitable for sensitive eyes & contact lens wearers.
• Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.
Net Wt. 4.2 Fl Oz 125ml

Ingredients

AQUA/WATER/EAU, POLOZAMER 180, SODIUM PCA, BHT, DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIACETA, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ISOPROPYL, ALCOHOL, PANTHENOL, SODIUM TRIDECETH SULFATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, SODIUM BENZOATE.

Directions: 

  • Apply cleanser to cotton wool/balls, gently sweep over eyes till all traces of makeup are removed.


         Rimmel London Just Let It Go…Oil Free Gentle Eye Makeup remover  is a clear, water-like consistency makeup remover that promises to remove your waterproof makeup without irritating your skin, nor your eyes. It is nearly odorless and contains absolutely no oil, which makes it perfect for me because I have oily skin. I got mine from my influenster Frosty Voxbox back in December 2014, and I have been using it every time I use makeup on my face, which is not pretty often. I find the product to be very gentle on my skin. But I guess it is because it takes a lot to irritate my skin. I can literally rub lime juice on my face, go to bed, and wake up the next morning  like I never added anything to my face. That's how not sensitive my skin is. This product did a great job at removing my regular makeup and dried really fast, but I had to scrub rub the cotton ball a little harder on my eyelids to remove the waterproof mascara and eyeliner. In the picture below, I used the product to remove my Rimmel London Waterproof Kohl Kajal eyeliner. Even after some serious rubbing, I still had some traces left on my skin.



Pros
  • Nicely packaged
  • Oil Free
  • Affordable
  • Fragrance free
Cons
  •  Requires too much pressure

The Bottom Line

            My overall experience with Rimmel London Just Let It Go…Oil Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover was okay. I cannot say that I'm totally disappointed because the product did remove my waterproof eye makeup after adding some pressure on my eyes. I wish I could just let it go, or "sweep it gently over my eyes",  but I could not. I had to keep the cotton ball containing the product on my eyes for a minute or so before rubbing my mascara off. It is worth mentioning that I had no irritations around my eyes after removing my makeup. I cannot recommend this product to you if you have sensitive skin or eye allergies, but it worked pretty well for me.

*I received this product from influenster.com to facilitate my review, but all opinions expressed here are my own*

            When people tell me that life is a roller coaster, I tell them that I wouldn't know because I have never been on one. Am I the only one who takes pleasure in avoiding that stuff? Life is what you make it. It is never too early to teach your children about the importance of happiness. When I ask my son what he wants to be when he grows up, he tells me that he wants to be a runner because runners don't have to work hard. I truly hope he changes his mind, but I will let him do whatever makes him happy. I stumbled upon a quote by John Lennon this week that totally took my breath away. Summer means lots of outdoor activities. We've been eating out a lot, too. I received the latest copy of Bazaar magazine and I cannot wait to read it this weekend. My blogger friend, Kim,  introduced me to all kind of sweet and delicious body lotions;  now I am slowly becoming a collector myself.  Check out what we've been up to lately!!








          Thanks for your wonderful comments on my last post. And don't forget to check out our chic blog of the week. Enjoy your weekend!!

Product Information 

Pantene's Truly Natural Line is a line of products designed to help manage your natural hair. Pantene knows that your hair has a unique structure with distinctive twists & turns so hair can knot and be unmanageable. Pantene's oil-enriched Truly Natural Conditioner moisturizes and detangles natural hair. The Pro-V formula leaves hair soft, shiny, and protected from damage.; Helps restore moisture while detangling Natural Hair; 72 Hour Moisture; Gentle enough for color-treated hair; Oil enriched formula. Packaging may vary.

Features
  • Leaves Hair Soft And Shiny
  • Helps Restore Moisture
  • Detangles Natural Hair
  • Oil Enriched Formula
Ingredients

Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Directions
Massage into wet hair after shampooing.  Start at tips and work toward roots.  Rinse thoroughly.  Gentle enough for color treated.


My opinion
             
                  This Pantene Truly Natural Hair 72 Hour Moisture Balance Deep Conditioner conditioner is as white as white can be. There are no herbs present or anything that can stick on your hair after washing. The consistency is very thick. Warning: This product contains
Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone, a silicone that bonds to the damaged part of the hair's cuticles, making it feel, and even look healthier. This silicone does not create as much build-ups as other silicones because it does not accumulate on the hair. In other words, it does not sit on top of itself after multiple uses. The best way to make sure the hair is completely clean on your next wash is to use a sulfate shampoo.

                 I have looked high and low for an affordable deep conditioner that does not contain protein. A deep conditioner that leaves my hair soft and manageable at the same time. I really think this is it! At least until I find something better. I just bought 3 bottles because they were on sale 3/$10 at my local Kroger store. The first one that I bought cost me almost $8 because I bought it online. It was a much bigger bottle (25.4 FL oz). Why am I complaining? haha! Now I know where to get them for a cheaper price. I'm not a big fan of overnight deep conditioning because of health issues, but I read that you can even leave the deep conditioner on your hair overnight for added softness. Honestly, I think 30 to 45 minutes without heat is all I really need to get the maximum benefits from this deep conditioner. Maybe 15 minutes with heat if I am in a hurry! This product can also be used as a rinse out conditioner; just leave it on your hair for 5 minutes, comb through, and rinse it out. Although the directions don't tell you how long you suppose to leave it on your hair for.  I love to add honey, Argan and extra virgin olive oils to it before I use it as a deep conditioner. I get better results this way.
I mentioned in my last wash day post how I have been getting a good amount of moisture in my hair. It think it is in part because of this deep conditioner. If you have dry, thirsty hair like mine, you must give this deep conditioner a try. Your hair will thank you!

Pros
  • Moisturizing
  • Affordable
  • Gentle enough for color treated hair 
  • Locks in moisture 
  • Provides shine
  • Great detangler
Cons
  • Not a big fan of the packaging ( Please put it in a 12.6-Ounce jar for easy access)
Additional information
Click here to purchase the product
Click here to learn more about Pantene's Natural hair line
*I bought this product with my own money*

            Hey guys!! Remember last week's hair? Well, I turned the fishtail braid into a bun to create  my best  summer vacation looks with that unique dress from eShakti. A dress I wish I had back in 2005. Ten years ago, I spent my time to pack both mine and my husband's suitcases for our vacation to Jamaica. Only when we got there,  we did not have  any clothes to wear. The airline lost our luggage!!!! Always put the things that you need the most in a carry-on bag when going on vacation. That's what saved me when I got to my destination. My husband had to buy new clothes, but I could do with the clothes that I had. The only problem was that we could not eat at those fancy restaurants that required that we had to dress up. This is one of the dresses that I bought from eShakti.com for my birthday. I love this dress because you can wear it for a walk on the beach or you can put some heels on and go for a nice dinner. I think it is the perfect summer dress. What do you think?









Thanks for all your comments on my last post. You guys rock!



              I first heard about firmoo.com through a fellow blogger, and they are the only online retailer that I have tried so far. I bought my first pair of prescription eyeglasses from them two years ago and I was very pleased with my purchase. I used their first pair free option and only paid $6.95 for shipping. My only problem with the first purchase was the fact that it took a little longer than expected for my package to arrive, which was understandable because it was around the holiday season.
              About two months ago, my sister came to my house with that I-just-took-dad-to-the- eye-doctor, but-they-asked-too-much-for-his-eyeglasses look. I told her to give me the prescription and the rest was history.

What I like about getting my eyeglasses from firmoo.com


  1. Signing up is easy. You can do it with your Facebook account.
  2. You can select from hundreds of glasses, whether it's prescription or regular sunglasses.
  3. Choosing the right pair of eyeglasses is as easy as 1-2-3.
  4. You have the option to upload your picture and try the glasses on. 
  5. Good quality products for the price
  6. The option to change the currency and the language
  7. Now you can even take a picture of your actual prescription and upload it on their site. No need to type the sphere, cylinder, or axis from your prescription.
  8. Their flash sales are incredible and there are always other ways to save.

Return policy

Note:
*Please always contact us before you return glasses, the return address is not what you see in the parcel bill
*Within the 3 days return window, you can return your received glasses for an exchange/refund.
*Please send your return request to service@firmoo.com to ask for a Return Authorization Number and return instruction

*The order number and frame number should be included in your return request.
*It'd be appreciated if you can advise why you choose to return so we can improve our products and service in your next order

The bottom line



               I went on their website to buy a pair of prescription eyeglasses for my dad, but I ended up buying a pair for myself. They made me and offer  I could not refuse. See, they said I could have free shipping if I spent $50.00 US. So I bought two pairs for $52.00. US! The offer was for US customers only. And guess what? I lost my old pair of eyeglasses a few days before those arrived in the mail! I cannot say anything about Firmoo's customer service, as I never had to deal with them. But that's a good thing, right? My package also arrived faster this time around. And more importantly, daddy had nothing to complain about.

Have you purchased anything from firmoo.com before? 

*This post contains affiliate links, but the items mentioned above were purchased with my own money*

a little gold and black
            As much as we love to wear bright colors during the summer, we must admit that some occasions require a little black and gold. A simple black dress paired with the right accessories is all you need to get through a hot summer night. I love to go light on the fabrics when wearing black during the summer; something that is not see-through, but provides enough room for air. Since the hair was already done, I decided to throw on that little black dress and have my son snap some pictures. My wedding anniversary is in August. I think this is the right outfit for it. Sorry I could not share more pictures with you. Most of them were messed up because I was sweating so much.




               Don't forget to check out our chic blog of the week. And don't allow anybody to mess up your weekend. Make the best of it!

                Janelle Monae's hairstylist, Caprice Green,  is  a Genius. Her creations are constantly being copied. From the Met Gala to the BET Awards, she never disappoints. Her latest masterpiece inspired me to create today's hairstyle. I don't wear much makeup, but I think I overdid it this time:-) My wash day was simple. So let's get right into it

#WashDayExperience

 

    The Wash Day Experience
  • Co-washed: Once with Alberto V05 and once with Head and Shoulders co-wash conditioner. 
  • Quick protein treatment with Africa's Best Hair Mayonnaise.
  • Air dry for a few minutes before adding my leave-ins. It took my hair a few minutes to dry, so I styled it the next day.

Hair of the week






              It took me a while to style my hair because it was my very first time doing the fishtail braid.  I think the messy look is cute. I had to use some edge control to keep my flyways in place this time. I don't think I will try to copy this hairstyle again because there are  a lot of details involved than you may think. I had the extended fishtail braid on the right side first, then I noticed that it was supposed to be on the left. Here is a very helpful link if you want to try rocking this style. I love it so much on Janelle and I think  mine came out looking nice, too. What do you think? Did you have a quick wash day like I did?