When the weather heats up, I start to crave warm foods. I honestly don't get it sometimes! This is my favorite simple soup recipe that tastes amazing, and isn't as heavy as soup normally is!

Ingredients

5- 6 leaves of fresh basil
3 fresh tomatoes
1 can of peeled tomatoes
1 can Chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Cut your fresh tomatoes in half, and place on baking sheet
Place all of your peeled tomatoes on baking sheet
Rip basil leaves and place on top of tomatoes
Drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper on tomatoes
Heat for 20 minutes, or until tomatoes start to crisp
When tomatoes are done, add to blender with chicken stock, and cream
Blend
Take blended mixture and add to saucepan to heat up
Once heated, enjoy!


What is your favorite simple recipe?


Getting new glasses is seriously the best feeling ever. I can SEE again, and it's magical!  My friends at Firmoo sent me this pair of glasses to use and to love forever and ever. And I do.  I usually get big thick black glasses from Firmoo, but this time, I tried something a little different, and went with tortoise shell and clear frames!

I knew these babies would look good on me before I got them, because Firmoo has an excellent feature where you upload a picture of yourself, and you can virtually try on any pair of glasses in the Firmoo store! Cool Right?

Right now, Firmoo is giving you your first pair of glasses FOR FREE! What are you waiting for? Go to Firmoo now and get some glasses!

See these glasses in action HERE!
Living in LA, you can’t walk down the street without running into a smoothie place! I love picking up an ice cold smoothie, but spending $8 a day on smoothies was a little ridiculous. To save money, we bought a blender and we’ve been making our own smoothies. Here are my favorite simple recipes Using today's sponsor, Mountain High Yoghurt!
Blackberry Vanilla
Blend 1/2 cup blackberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 cup Mountain High Vanilla yoghurt, 1/2 cup orange juice and  1 tablespoon honey.

Super Greens 
Blend 1 Cup Kale, 1 cup Spinach, 1/2 Avocado, 1 Cup Blueberries, 1/2 cup Mountain High Vanilla Yoghurt, and 1 cup of coconut water! 
Sweet Strawberry 
Blend 1 cup strawberry, 1 Cup Mountain High Vanilla Yoghurt, 1/2 Banana & Ice!

What are your favorite smoothie recipes? Post them below!

I'm getting healthy for summer, so the first thing to do is a 14 day cleanse! This cleanse was super easy, it didn't make me jittery or hungry, and I noticed a flatter tummy and slimmer thighs! Just in time for summer. Awesome.

This teatox is 100% natural, it's vegan and GMO free, so you know you're not weighing down your body with useless crap.

You can purchase this teatox HERE!

Do you have any questions? Ask them below!

Delicious Eggs Benedict 
For mothers day, Kyle and I took the train down to San Diego to have brunch with my mom! My mom is really into gastropub type restaurants, so Masters was right up her alley. Since we were there on mothers day, all moms got a rose delivered to their table! 

One cool thing about this restaurant is that it used to be an old automotive garage, and they revamped it but still kept some of the fixtures and decorations around the restaurant. 

I ordered eggs Benedict with avocado instead of ham, on top of a home made biscuit. Lets just say it lasted about 3 seconds on my plate! I also devoured a piece of cheesecake with a berry compote. Everybody was too stuffed to eat it, so it was all mine! 

If you’re in Oceanside, CA, be sure to stop by Masters for an awesome brunch

The cheesecake that nobody wanted :( 

38mm (stainless steel) classic leather buckle 
We've been seeing a lot of wearable technology recently, but nothing has been as overhyped as the Apple Watch.
I'm on the fence about this device, on one hand, it's a well designed piece of technology, and on the other hand, Sometimes I wish I would have invested in an actual watch, not just a watch that will be obsolete in six months to a year.

I do love the fact that I am able to tweet, read excerpts of articles, check instagram, and even read messages from my watch (it makes meetings less boring, haha!) but if I want to respond to a text via my watch, I have to speak to it, so I still end up pulling out my phone.

All in all, i don't think I would buy another apple watch, until they make it more independent of the iPhone (you have to have an iPhone to have the watch!), because I end up checking my phone more than the watch!

Do You Have The Apple Watch? Do You Want To Get One?

The easiest way to prevent your mascara from smudging! 

From CollegeFashion; Outfits inspired by Avengers Age Of Ultron

So much work goes into retouching photos!

I need a vacation, this post on 10 beaches you've never heard of by flying the nest is giving me major wanderlust.

If you haven't seen my post already… it's time for you to become an under warrior!  Get your free samples HERE

25 Signs you were a 90's basic bitch…Guilty

Drinking a 'homemade' energy drink sounds a little crazy, but they're not as crazy as you think!

The 'TMZ' of instagram is back online, after instagram falsely took the account down!

From Buzzed; Here's what happens when you do P90X (the workout program) for 90 days!

Major DUH, dressing well can make you feel powerful.

Lifehacker shows us how to make ANY stirfry in 6 steps.

ZoeLondon gives us some tips on how to find inspiration for blogging.

And finally; 15 motivational images to boost you up! 

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a brand I thought I would never hear from, the pinnacle of easy breezy, and beautiful…  CoverGirl. They looked at my blog (fangirl squeal!), and chose me to be one of the first people to try their new products! A little time went by, and I completely forgot about the interaction, and then I got a cute little package delivered to my door. 

The Supersizer Mascara, A mascara with a unique brush designed to give you volume like you've never seen before!
You guys already know how much I LOVE black eyeliner. This eyeliner has a unique shaped tip that allows you to make ultra thin lines, or more defined lines! 
 The product card with styling tips!


If you want to see these products in action, be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel, I'll be doing a tutorial using both of these products!




Girl talk time… Lets face it, periods absolutely SUCK. You know what sucks worse than periods? Period panties.

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I've been talking about going back to youtube. A lot. I've been talking about it so much, Kyle went out and got me a new camera (and tripod!) Specifically for vlogging, so I will have absolutely no excuse to not vlog every chance I get! I love youtube, but it's seriously a lot of work getting into the swing of things, and getting used to talking to a phone, or a camera!
What videos do you want to see here and on my YouTube Channel? 

I'm pretty sure I am the worst when it comes to holidays like mothers day. I procrastinate, and then panic when it comes time to send gifts. Thankfully, the internet has me covered (Most of the time!) I made this gift guide to help my fellow procrastinators pretend like you didn't procrastinate on getting an amazing gift ;)

Steal // Gifts Under 25 $

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Solid Perfume //  This scent is amazing. It was completely sold out within an hour at Generation Beauty last year! Your mom will be sure to love it! 

Library Of Flowers Scented Candle // I love the way honeycomb smells, this is a subtle candle but it also smells great!

Nordstrom Gift Card // Sometimes the best gift you can give your mom is a gift card, so she can pick out what she wants herself! 

Treat Yourself Reusable Tote // I love the idea of getting a reusable tote and filling it with small goodies! I once made a bag for my mother and filled it with random things from the 99c store!

Spend // Gifts Under $100 
Philosophy Boxed Set // I once stayed in a hotel with all philosophy toiletries, and I stole every single item, true story. This boxed set comes with a body wash, perfume and a lotion. If you purchase it from here you also get a free gift! Score!

Vegan Leather Tote // My mom is a vegan, and is just now phasing leather out of her wardrobe. This tote is super cute, and cruelty free. What else could you ask for? 

Michael Kors Makeup Bag // I think my mother is addicted to makeup bags. If I give her one she'l use it for just about anything! This one is super cute, and it's "designer" so you're sure to become your mother's favorite child. 

Kate Spade iPhone Case // Is it just me or do moms always have the ugliest phone cases? I love giving my mom cute tech accessories so she can be the most hi tech mom on the block! 


Splurge  // Gifts Over $100

Tory Burch Fit Bit Bracelet //  If your mother is super into fitness, this is a great gift! It's a fitbit bracelet that monitors your heart rate and activity but you can wear it all day every day, because it doesn't look like an exercise bracelet! 

Valentina Perfume Set // One way to make a woman feel like a queen is to buy her fancy perfume! 

Frends with Benefits Headphones //  Your mom will love these cute rose gold headphones… Just don't tell your her the name of this brand.