Eating for Beauty: Cheater’s Dahl (Indian-Style Lentils)

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Years ago, our friend Todd taught my husband and I how to make dahl, an Indian dish made with lentils and aromatic spices. His recipe calls for dried lentils and is prepared a lot like risotto. After adding the spices and lentils, you gradually add water and stir frequently until the lentils are soft and the desired consistency is achieved. It’s time consuming, but so amazingly delicious. I’ve adapted Todd’s version of dahl to suit my busy/lazy/last minute sort of lifestyle using pre-cooked lentils. It’s an Indian cooking “hack” that is super easy, healthy, and every bit as tasty!

Get the recipe after the jump. Continue reading

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Review: Color Wow Root Cover Up

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I’m on a quest to help my friends, family and clients to solve their in-between color touch up woes. No one likes noticeable roots, especially when gray hairs are in the mix. The more grays you have, the more obvious new growth will be. Lately I’ve had far too many women tell me that they just can’t keep up. I’ve even had a few tell me they just want to transition to all gray. Not because they really want to be gray but because they just can’t stand the harsh line at their part, a constant reminder of how long it’s been since their last salon appointment.

Color Wow Root Cover Up is a product that aims to solve the problem. It is a mineral-based powder that is applied at your part and around your hairline to hide your roots. The company claims that with this product looks natural and “seamlessly camouflages roots.” I knew I had to try it.

Read my full review after the jump. Continue reading

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Plaid Nail Art Tutorial

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Oh autumn! It’s a lovely time of year. Though I prefer the heat of summer, I have to admit I’m enjoying the sweater weather. The one thing my wardrobe is missing this season is a soft plaid flannel shirt. I have to put that on my thrifting wish list.

Inspired by the trend, I decided to create a plaid nail look to dress up my Friday date night attire. I used a few different nail enhancements including water slide decals, striping tape, and nail studs to achieve a super fun mani with lots of variety. As always, make this your own! You can just used one of the fun add-ons for a more uniform look or try them all using whatever colors you like. I used black, white, and gold for a slightly fancy look.

Learn how to create fall plaid nail art after the jump. Continue reading

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