Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Palladio Products Review

I was introduced to the Palladio brand by a friend a few months ago and she had nothing but good things to say about the brand.  I decided to try out the Foundation Primer first and I was highly impressed with how good this product really was.  I then decided to try out the eye primer as well as the rice paper which were both good products.  I do go into more detail in the video so if your interested please watch and hopefully I can clear up some concerns you may have in regards to this brand. 

This Foundation Primer is a very good product and great quality for the price as well.
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Rice paper worked very well and you have almost a 2in1 product here.  You can use the matte side to blot your face with then flip it over and there's a small amount of powder to touch up your makeup as well.
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This eyeshadow primer holds up very well during my normal work days as well as during a photo shoot in a ooh so humid airplane hanger.  My opinion is it's very comparable to Sephora's eyeshadow primer.

Well I hope everyone is having a great week so far and a better weekend ahead.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care & be safe...


Monday, September 20, 2010

Ahh.. Photo shoot pictures are in..

I have received my final proofs from my first photo shoot.  I was super excited to see them even though I picked most of them out myself.  He did do some final touches to the photos but nothing drastic, brighter here and darker there.  Well as you can see from my other photographs he didn't do any crazy editing.  Well I'm super excited to share these and please please let me know what you think. 

Time to unveil Miss V. Haven:

Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

Take care & be safe..

} besitos {

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rosemary Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Today I was really craving some potatoes from the oven so I wanted to try out a old recipe that I haven't used in a really long time.  I love this recipe because it's super flavorful and very easy to put together.  Plus it leaves your house smelling very yummy.

I gathered all the essentials:

2 tsp. paprika
1 ½ tsp. rosemary leaves crushed
1 tsp. garlic
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. veg or olive oil
6 chicken thighs (bone in) or breasts
1 ½ lbs. small red potatoes cut into 1" cubes

*I usually use 3 thighs & 3 chicken breast when I make this only because I prefer white meat and the kids prefer the dark meat.  I also prefer to remove the skin because I want all that yummy flavor to seep into my chicken meat. 

Mix oil and all the spices in a large bowl.  Now I know you may be thinking 2 tsp. of paprika may be on the spicy side but really its not.  I have a 11 & 3 year old and they absolutely love this meal.

Then add chicken & potatoes; toss to coat.

Put on greased cookie sheet or large pan single layered.

Put into 425° oven for 30 min or until chicken is done.. Turn potatoes twice during the cooking process..
Now I usually serve this with a nice crisp salad that I whip up right after I take the chicken out of the oven.  I do it that way because I like to let the chicken sit for a few minutes so that the juices can redistribute throughout the meat.  Add some delicious sun tea and you have a hearty meal that will satisfy the entire family.  Try it out and let me know what you think. 
Take care & be safe..