30 January 2015

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea REVIEW

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Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea ©dirtroaddakotagirl.com
In my FrostyVoxBox from Influenster, I also received some complimentary Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea to test and review. I'm not a tea drinker, so I turned this one over to my husband. 
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He had me brew it for him with a little cooler water to get a smoother taste. It smelled REALLY good when I was steeping it. He just drank it straight, with no sweetener, and he thought it was very sweet as it was. 
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea ©dirtroaddakotagirl.com
He also said it was very smooth and not bitter at all. The Candy Cane flavor wasn't overbearing and it wasn't subtle, but just the right amount. He also liked the fact that it was decaf. While he enjoyed it, I'm not sure we would buy it again, because we're not big tea drinkers.



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Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner & Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover REVIEW

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I received a complimentary Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner and a bottle of Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover from Influenster for testing and review purposes in my Frosty VoxBox. Let me just say, I started using Rimmel products after I was sent some for free by Influenster in a previous VoxBox, and I've loved their products ever since! It's affordable, quality stuff. 
The Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner I received was black, which is the color I normally wear. I love that it goes on smooth and creamy. I also love that it lasts all day and is waterproof! I find that it lasts longer than others I've used. It's also a very intense pigment.  It retails for $4.49 in stores. I would definitely buy this!
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As for the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, I was so excited to see this in my box! The one I had been using previously was a different brand and oil-based. I would end up getting it in my eyes, no matter how careful I was, and it would mess up my vision something fierce, not to mention leave an icky oily residue. SO, enter Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover into my life. AH-MAZING! This stuff is the real-deal. The name kind of had me fooled ("Gentle"), because I didn't think it would remove my waterproof eyeliner and mascara, but it did so, and very easily! Very impressive! And get this - it leaves NO oily residue behind! I had been having some eye allergies (unsure of the cause), and my eyes were itching really bad, and I was afraid this would irritate them, but it didn't. It retails for $7.49.  I will definitely buy this when this one runs out!



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27 January 2015

Roasted Paprika Chicken Recipe (Feat. McCormick Gourmet Thyme)

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Last night I decided to use the McCormick Gourmet Thyme that Influenster sent me for free to test and review. I had gone onto the McCormick web site, created a profile, and answered some questions, which in turn matched me to some awesome new recipes! Who doesn't love new recipes?! 
So, the recipe that I chose for last night was Roasted Paprika Chicken. The picture on their site made it look SOOOO good! The ingredients were easy to pronounce and the directions made it look really simple, and I'm ALL about simplicity...and that bass. Anywho, I thought I'd give it a try. 
This is the recipe that I modified slightly from the original and used, and you can find the original [here]. (Note: I do not take credit for creating this recipe, only enjoying it!)
ROASTED PAPRIKA CHICKEN
INGREDIENTS:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons McCormick California Style Garlic Salt
2 teaspoons McCormick Paprika
2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Collection Rosemary Leaves
1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Thyme
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Pure Ground Black Pepper 
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 425. Place chicken on foil-lined 15x10x1 baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Brush chicken with oil.
Mix garlic salt, paprika, rosemary, thyme and pepper in a small bowl. Rub evenly over chicken.
Roast 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. (Mine took 35 minutes.)
And that's it! Enjoy! It's wonderful! If you make it, drop me a comment and let me know if you liked it too!
 
 



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