Friday, September 30, 2011

Glittery eyes & Bold lips

today i'm dressed relatively casual, the weather is a bit chilly, but thats why i added a scarf and i had a coat just in case i got too cold...i had plans today to be downtown for a meeting, but my car wouldn't start :/ i guess poop happens, ya know?
I went for a fun eye with lots of gold glitter and some brown too. Then i'm wearing a bold lip in the Revlon (i think) fabulous fig its an absolutely beautiful color and perfect for this fall weather.
What I used:
ELF eye primer
MAC paint pot in painterly
NYX jumbo eye pencil in pure gold
gold eye shadow from BH cosmetics 3rd generation 120 pallet
MAC in cork for crease/corner
LA splash glitter glue
Eye Candy gold glitter in Candy Corn
top eyeliner wet & wild liquid pen in black
lower lid liner MAC in smolder
Carmindy for sally hansen foundation (warm beige)
Hard Candy Bronzer in Tropics
MAC creme color base in Tickle Me Pink on cheeks
What I wore:
Brown racer back tank from Discovery
White flowy top from Target
Dark Denim jeggings from Forever 21
Black & Gold bracelet from Forever 21
Scarf from Cotton On in LA
Sorry my photos stink and my lighting isn't great

 Double Parisian Knotted scarf

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Asian Style Greenbeans

So this is my take on Asian style greenbeans...I snipped the ends of a pound of green beans..then i cleaned them..and i took a wok, added some seasame oil and garlic heated it up. then i took some crushed red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and schwan (sic) sauce. I didn't blanch my green beans before hand, but you will probably want to considering they were extra crunchy still, but they were still tasty. 

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail

About a week ago I was browsing Sccastaneda's blog..i'm an avid watcher of her youtube videos. Well I came across this recipe, honestly I thought it sounded good, but i wasn't too sure if i'd like..well let me tell you i LOVED it! My guests enjoyed just as much as i did!!

1 lb shrimp..i used 1/2 a pound cut in half aunt wanted the the other half for regular shrimp cocktail
2 cucumbers
2 tomatoes
1 onion..i used a small one
1.5 avocados
4 lemons
fresh cilantro
fresh ground pepper
1 can of V8
1 or 2 squirts of ketchup
tapatio hot sauce---add to your liking

1. wash and peel/cut your veggies..I quartered the cucumbers, chopped the tomatoes, diced the onion, chopped the avocado, and cilantro
2. add them to a bowl
3. wash/detail/cut the shrimp
4. add shrimp to the bowl
4. squeeze the juice of 4 lemons, add the can of V8, ketchup, tapatio to the bowl and mix
diced tomatoes in the bowl
 quartered cucumbers
 cucumbers & tomatoes in the bowl
 cilantro ready to get chopped
 diced onion
 tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, and  onion 
 with the avocado
 the tapatio, ketchup, and 3 cans, but really only need 1
 with the ketchup and tapatio added
 with the v8 and shrimp added mixed and ready to go
5. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers and enjoy!!

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nail of the day: The Sea's calling my name

My nails of the day are superrrrrrrrr pretty if you ask me :) haha
The finished nail: sorry it's not that great, but for some reason my ceiling fan works, but my light doesn't and the bulbs are new :/
 I started with OPI's start to finish as a base 
Then I used 'Beach Blue' M68 by santee as the base color
 The bottom of the color i used
 Over Beach Blue, I used 'Emerald' M22 on top for sparkle. I'm not sure why it's called emerald when it's blue glitter and emerald is usually green :?
 Bottom of the glitter 

AND tadaaaaaaa I'm done :)

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Shops of Milwaukee Ave

So naturally I went shopping yet goodies are as follows :)

Wigs & Plus
1221 N. Milwaukee Ave
4 Nail Santee Polishes 
1212 N. Ashland Ave
2 clutches
Heads & Threads Boutique
1254 N. Milwaukee Ave
10 pairs false lashes
*not all shown b/c i got a few doubles*

I can't remember the name/address b/c I lost the receipt
1 hair feather
1 pair feather earrings
1 KleanKolors Eyeshadow in Plum

P.J Discount Beauty Supply
1514 N. Cicero Ave.
2 different sets Nail Gems
2 Nail glues

Days Damage $68.45

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Team Organize

About a month ago I stopped at a yard sale and found a cool hanger...the lady whom I purchased it from for $1 informed me it was a tie hanger and asked what I would be using it for..I told her it would be the PERFECT hanger for my scarves..she said i was a genius! haha..i had been needing something for a while and wasn't sure what to use, but as soon as i this hanger I knew it had to be mine. it ended up being the only thing worth buying in that yard sale so i'm glad i stopped. I hung it up in my dress/pants closet.

hanging from the doorknob so you get an idea
 trying to give you a better view 
 where it hangs :) 

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Friday, September 9, 2011

Daily double dose of cucumbers

I have found myself obsessed with favorite is new recipes. So I found the recipe of 2 pretty tasty cucumber salads..I decided to make them both the same day, considering i needed mostly the same ingredients.

Cucumber Salad #1
Cucumbers ( i used 3 and split between the two)
1 sm onion
1 Cup vinegar
1/2 Cup water
1/4 Cup sugar ( i used less, but it tasted a bit too vinegary)
2 tablespoons FRESH dill
salt and pepper
1. Boil vinegar, water, and sugar (set aside to cool)
2. Slice and sweat cumcumbers
         ~to sweat means to liberally apply salt and allow water to drain..about 20 mins then rinse with water & dry
3. Put cucumbers, onions, and dill in a bowl
4. Add pepper ( you most likely won't need added salt bc the cucumbers still have a salty taste from sweating
5. Pour cool vinegar mixture over the cucumbers
5. Stir & marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hr.

Sweating the cucumbers 

 Onions, cucumbers, and dill in bowl
 With cooled mixture added
This salad sort of tasted like a sweet and sour pickle
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1/2 Cup low-fat sour cream (or any of your choosing)
2 Tablespoons FRESH lemon juice
2 Tablespoons FRESH dill
Coarse salt and pepper
1. Combine sour cream, lemon juice, & dill w/salt and pepper in a bowl, whisk well to combine
2. Sweat & drain cucumbers
3. Add cucumbers, toss well to coat.
4. Garnish with more dill, refrigerate for up to 4 hours then serve ( i didn't do that) i mixed, served, and ate!
I give this salad 5 thumbs up!! It was my most favorite of the two.
sweating cucumbers

 sour cream, lemon juice, dill mixture
 mixture with cucumbers
 another view 
 the end product garnished

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia