So this is my current summer skin care regimen. I get asked all the time about my skin and what products I use. I do have a habit of skincare hopping but I’m just a product fanatic and love trying anything new. This product line is definitely more affordable than most high end skin care lines. They have a huge selection for all different types of skin. My skin changes with the seasons. Fall and Spring are huge adjustment periods for my skin. I get extremely dry in the winter and more hydrated in the summer all due to the change in weather. The non foaming Enzyme Cleansing Gel has the best smell I think, it glides on and off the skin cleaning out your pores. Now everyone say this with me GLYCOLIC ACID! That has to be my favorite aging ingredient in skincare. I’m super sensitive as well although glycolic acid tends to be very gentle on me. The toner leaves my skin feeling refreshed and definitely toned. The Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex face cream has been extremely effective so far. I feel as though my complexion is more evened out and hydrated just enough. Last but not least and probably the most important product to me anyway is eye cream. The Hyaluronic eye cream restores moisture and is formulated to smooth the eye area. I would say this is for the prevention of crow’s feet to the early signs of eye aging. Fun fact here is that’s the part I hate most about my face and am most self-conscious about. So best believe I am trying to take care of it now and keep up my good skin habits. If you have ever tried Mario Badescu comment below and let me know what products who love, hate or have an interest in trying!
I was so excited to try these two new recipes that I had put together. My first creation is Crispy Cod Fish Tacos with Slaw, and along with my second which is Honey Lime Salmon with Quinoa. So simple and super delicious. Continue on my Recipe Page for full recipes.
I had this dinner planned all weekend for tonight. I was so pumped to finally make Shrimp Rolls with Corn Salad. I recently did my food shopping at ALDI and got these precooked frozen shrimp that were perfect for this recipe. Please refer to my Recipe Page for the full recipe of both dishes
I’m always looking for different ideas to substitute proteins in my diet and I came across these Tuna Burgers from Trader Joe’s. They were absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend giving them a try. The first time I made one I put it over cauliflower stir fry rice. Tonight I roasted some vegetables and cooked some tri -color quinoa to meal prep for the week. I mixed it all together and added some dried cranberries. I would’ve thrown in some raw walnuts if I had some but I was all out. I pan cooked my tuna burger on medium heat covered and put it over my veggie quinoa mix. Cant wait to chow down at lunch time this week.
We just got back from a much needed vacation in Cancun, Mexico without our son. We stayed at the Riu Palace Peninsula. The entire property is gorgeous and the food was delicious. My favorite was the Mexican restaurant. The red snapper was phenomenal! Our room was a corner villa suite that had a jacuzzi tub outside on the balcony as well as in. We literally lounged every day by the beach and pool and even though there was a lot of seaweed, the beach was so tranquil and just what I needed. I loved the hammocks on the beach and the day beds were perfect to completely let go and relax. Wednesday was the foam pool party with a DJ which was a total blast and every night at 9pm there were 15 minutes of fireworks. There is live entertainment every night in theatre for guests that choose to stay on the grounds. Our last day we decided to go and hit the jet skis. Again a total blast and only a few minutes of walking away. What I like about Cancun is you can leave the resort and go into town and do other excursions and still be safe. The resort has so much going on that if you decide to just hang around you will have a great time regardless. I highly recommend this resort to singles, couples and families. It’s a very diverse crowd and has little bit of everything for everybody.
Well it’s been awhile followers but as we all know life can get in the way of life. I’m currently grieving the death of my father. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. We had a scare 3 years ago that it had spread to the bone but was moving slow. In January the doctors had told him that it spread more and it was moving extremely fast. They gave him 3-6 months. 9 if he as lucky. However in under 3 months, my 3 siblings and I watched him decline and on April 12th he left us. Anyone who had lost a parent knows this feeling. My father and I were very close. As a child we spent a lot of time together and of course grew apart during the rebellious teenage years but grew right back together and there we stayed. It’s a huge change that only will get easier with time I guess. How do you go from talking to someone multiple times a day for years and seeing them a few times a week for years? I don’t think there’s ever enough time to spend with someone. I do think that the spirit world is real and he is always around. He shows me in his own ways all the time since his departure. I feel it and see it. Awareness is an amazing thing and if you pay attention you’ll witness small miracles all the time. As always thank you for following and keeping up with #whatstunningsays.
I am not a huge salmon fan. However I’ve been experimenting because of the nutritional value of fish. Below is my Parmesan Crispy Salmon Recipe.
My side was by Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Protein Blends Italian Style.
5 servings of Salmon
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic gloves chopped
Handful of fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon halved
Preheat oven to 400. Rinse and arrange salmon on a foil lined baking sheet. Put Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic and parsley in a bowl. Mix and add oil. Press all over top of the salmon. Sprinkle salt and pepper and squeeze half the lemon. Spray with spray oil to get that crispy crust and bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy.