Becoming the Domesticated Diva

Finding my inner homemaker… one flub at a time!

Best Beauty Buys! .. and the ones they forgot.

Hello dear readers!

I was reading over an old issue of Glamour and noticed they did an article about the Best Beauty Buys of 2008 – and saw they left out some of my favorite products.  So here is the list again – with my favorites included!  🙂

  • Winning Lip Glosses:  Drugstore Brand – Maybelline New York Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss, Department Store – Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss, *MY favorite* – Bath and Body Works Liplicious Lip Gloss
  • Winning Foundations:  Drugstore Brand – Cover Girl Clean Liquid Makeup, Department Store – Bare Escentuals BareMinerals, *MY favorite* – Estee Lauder DoubleWear Makeup (Liquid or Powder)
  • Winning Hairstyling ProductsDrugstore Brand – John Freida Frizz-Ease Original Formula Serum, Department Store Biosilk Silk Therapy, *MY favorite* – Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream
  • Winning Eye Creams:  Drugstore Brand –  Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum, Department Store – Clinique All About Eyes, *MY favorite*Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye
  • Winning Body Products: Drugstore Brand – St. Ives Apricot Scrub,  Department Store – Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion (they liked this smell best), *MY favorite* – I tend to agree with the Bath and Body Works products, though I do like the cream over the lotion and my favorite scent depends on my mood!  🙂
  • Winning MascarasDrugstore Brand –  Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, Department Store – Lancome Definicils Mascara, *MY favorite* – Clinique High Lengths Mascara
  • Winning Facial Moisturizers:  Drugstore Brand – Olay Complete All Day Moisture, Department Store – Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, *MY favorite* – Estee Lauder DayWear Plus

Alright dear readers – why don’t YOU suggest YOUR favorites of these products??  Maybe I’ll just find a new one to try and add to the list!  😀

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

So, tonight I was trying to figure out something to do with the last of the hamburger meat I had bought on sale a little over a week ago (it was in the freezer, don’t worry!) and I found this recipe in one of my books that made a quick, yummy meal without little effort!  🙂

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (or 2 heaping tablespoons of dried minced onion)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Bisquick complete mix
  • 1-1/2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and monterey because that’s what we had leftover!)

Grease a pie plate.  Brown  beef and onion, mixing in the salt and pepper.  While browning, mix Bisquick mix with the water until smooth.  Spread the beef mixture into the pie plate, then add a cup of cheese across top.  Pour on spoonfulls the Bisquick mix, covering the top of the beef mixture.  Bake at 400 degrees, for approx 20 minutes.  During the last five minutes, add the additional cup of cheese to the top.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting.

For more yumminess, we thought about adding some veggies in the beef mixture.. so if you try it, let me know how it goes!

We added some steamed frozen veggies as a side and had a complete meal!  🙂

So, dear readers, try it out on your next quick dinner night – and let me know your thoughts!

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