Monday, November 16, 2015

Ipsy and Walmart boxes

Walmart beauty box:

Its $5 and has 10 to 12 samples in it, so for those two reasons alone, I like this box a lot, and I like that its a lot of drug store type things that, if I like them, I can find them pretty easy (and cheap).

This month box included: Act mouthwash, Dove bodywash, Neutrogena mascara, and some are smaller one-time-only samples like Jennifer Aniston perfume and Loreal facial oil. It also has 3 or 4 coupons in the box. 

This box, although a good value, was kind of lackluster. I was not over the moon to see any of it. Nothing jumped out at me. But it was good. Not great, but good.


I had cancelled this one about 10 months ago, but thought I missed it, so just re-ordered. This was my first box and I was happy to see it return in my mailbox....  I like the nail polish, a deep navy. Its currently on my toes. and I like Dr. Brandt's  exfoliation A LOT . It was my favorite thing out of both boxes. In fact, it might make it into my monthly favorite things.  I was happy to see the balm's matte lipgloss, but once I used it, I did not like it (so dry). The other two samples, the bb cream and the body lotion were not exciting.

Monday, November 2, 2015

no bake vegan apricot cookies

Obsessed with these no bake vegan apricot cookies. I've made them three times in six days.

They are so good!  Original recipe here

Mix 3/4 cup cashews and 3/4 cup oatmeal in a food processor until fine.

Add a handful ( 6 to 8) of dried apricots and give it another whirl. 



Add two tablespoons of coconut oil and bend some more. 

Don't trip over the dog who will not move from the kitchen.

Spray a muffin tin with some vegetable oil and press  3/4 of the crumb mixture into the pan. Put the other crumbs aside.
In the empty food processor, put about 25 dried apricots and  1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth.
Add the mixture on top of the crumb mixture in the muffin tins.

Press the rest of the crumb mixture onto the top of each.
Put it in the freezer for a few hours.
Get out of tins with a knife and put in a freezer bag. 

Eat frozen.
SO delicious!