Saturday, July 26, 2014

Addicted to Heroine

The first step to having an addiction is admitting that you have a problem. Hi I am addicted to buying Mac lipsticks. As of today, I own 7 different colors. And although that may not seem like a lot to some people, I cannot help but think about what color I want to buy next.
Honestly, it was love at first sight when I had laid my eyes on Heroine. I actually saw a customer at work with it on and I had to chase her down like a crazy person in order to find out what the name of this shade was. My addict-like instincts were telling me that it was a Mac lipstick and that just made me want to go out and buy it even more. What I love about this color is that you can get away wearing it in any season. This shade of purple has a slight pink undertone in the light that gives you girly look for summer and spring.  And for the winter and fall, all you need to do is layer that baby up with a coat or two and you got yourself a dark, sultry lip. 
When I first started buying Mac lipsticks, I had to learn what worked best for my skin color through trial and error. I kept buying nudes that were too light and I don't know about you, but the powdered donut look is not for me. I feel like there aren't that many NW45 beauty bloggers out there. So if you know any, please comment below and I'll definitely check them out. 
Oh, by the way, do you like my nails? They're press-ons! I purchased them at my local beauty supply store and filed them into a stiletto shape. It's my first time having kitty claws and I'm not gonna lie, they're a little hard to get used to. I couldn't even start the microwave without looking like a doofus. But I got loads of compliments at work. Tell me what you guys think. 

M·A·C 'Heroine' Lipstick

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Baked Huli Huli Wings

It's that time of the year when everyone's having barbecues and picnics. What's a better way to enjoy a hot summer day than with some delicious Huli Huli Wings? The word "huli" is a Hawaiian term for to flip over; rotisserie, or simply barbecue. I learned this recipe in culinary school at Johnson & Wales from my Meat Cutting teacher. It was a class where you're in a walk in freezer for 7 hours fabricating meat (torture, I know). It was so cold in there that some people had to wear an extra pair of pants under their slacks to keep warm. But I learned a lot about the different parts of some animals. We worked on lamb, chicken, cows, and even a whole pig was brought into the classroom once.  Anyways, this recipe is very easy to make and all the ingredients only came up to about $20 at my local Harris Teeter.

You will need: 
  • 25 Chicken Wings
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice (I bought a can of pineapple chunks, used the juice and ate the rest as a snack)
  • A small container of soy sauce
  • Light Brown Sugar 
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • 1 Lemon 

First, you will need to mince your garlic, lemon zest, and ginger into fine pieces. In a small bowl, mix together the marinade until it's a thick consistency and add the chicken. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight. 
Preheat your oven to 450 and bake for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of your wings is at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve! This recipe will feed a family of 4. I personally like to eat wings with French fries and bleu cheese. But I'm just an ex waitress from Buffalo Wild Wings so what do I know, right? If you would like to try this recipe at home, please share it on Instagram with the hashtag #thesilvercities. I'd love to see how they all come out. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Round Sunglasses

Lately, I have been seeing everyone bring back 60's retro fashion. We all know about the high-waisted shorts, crop tops, and the neon trends flowing around but what really caught my eye (no pun intended) were these round oil spill sunglasses. I decided to cop myself a pair when I came across them in Charlotte Russe. 
 Now don't get me wrong, these bad boys are a little tricky to style: for you don't want to over do it. I think they would compliment a really basic outfit of mom jeans, creepers, and a crop top. I will definitely need more practice. It's good to step outside of your comfort zone sometimes! Let me know what trends you have been experimenting with.