No Makeup Makeup Look

June 16, 2015

Hey Loves!

Super excited to share my first makeup video with you guys! Hope you enjoy it!

I believe application is all about your own personal style and comfort. Practice makes perfect! What I do find to be important is the steps you follow to apply products.

Listed below are the steps and products I used in my video! Hope this helps

1) Moisturizer - Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion
2) Primer - Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more® pore refiner primer
3) Foundation - MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in NC25
4) Setting Powder - MAC Mineralize Foundation/ Loose
5)Countour/Highlight - Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
6) Blush - MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Blonde & MAC Sheer Tone blush in Instant Chic
7) Eyeliner - Bellapierre Gel Eye Liner in Ebony
8) Eyebrows - E.L.F Eyebrow Kit in Medium
9) Mascara - Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara in Eye Rock Jet Black
10) Setting Spray -Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
11) Lips -  Generic Nude Gloss by Forever 21

Out of ll of the products used to create this look I would have to say my "can't live with outs" would be Dr. Brants Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion and pores no more® pore refiner primer. I have been so in love! I am looking forward to trying out more of Dr. Brant's skin care products. A bit on the pricey side but worth every penny. 

Another item that I will preach to the world is the De-Slick setting spray by Urban Decay. For everyone who suffers from an oily t-zone / melted makeup face syndrome THIS product will step up your makeup game!

Hope you guys enjoyed my No Makeup, Makeup Look video! If your trying this look out just remember less is more. You can always add more coverage or build up color! 

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @cdgbyjv and hashtag #cdgbyjv to show off your No Makeup, Makeup Looks.



Hot Tottie - Home Remedy for the Cold

June 03, 2015

Hey Loves,

We are in the beginning of June and I have found myself nursing a cold. Which sucks, but on the upside I can share one of my home remedies for the common cold virus with you all.

Hot Tottie Recipe

1 Orange
1 Grape Fruit
1 Lemon
1 Teaspoon of Honey
1 Teaspoon Grated Fresh Ginger
1 Shot of Whiskey (or alcohol of choice)
1/4 cup of boiling water -give or take.

This combination of citrusy fruits and whiskey is just about enough to make anyone feel better.


xo J.R

Vanilla CAKE

June 01, 2015

Hey Loves!

I'm back again with another labour of love! For my Mister's birthday I wanted to bake him his FAVOURITE cake, Strawberry Short Cake. As a surprise I wanted to make him a healthy rendition.

I did some research online and looked at a couple of vanilla cake recipes. Once I got a feel for the ingredients I was able to make some substitutions and came up with my own healthy rendition.

On my first attempt at baking the cake base I got a thumbs up from my mother, which is rare mind you.To this day she still raves about it. I still felt the recipe needed some tweaking. I wanted it to be a bit more moist.

I was quite pleased with how it turned out after making some adjustments!

My boyfriend was AMAZED and blown away.

I will share both recipes below. Feel free to try them both out. I would love to get some feed back from you guys. I might just omit the oatmeal flour and use 2 cups of coconut flour on my next attempt. Also I would love to try and use coconut butter, just have to try and get my hands on some!

Vanilla Cake : Take 1

Prep Time :15 Min
Cook Time : 30-45mins

Here's What You Need

2Cup of Oatmeal Flour
1 Cup Vanilla Protein
1 Package of Jello Fat Free Pudding
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
0.5  Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
2 Egg Whites
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Can of Coconut Milk (400 ML) * You can use Almond Milk if you prefer
0.5 Cups if Coconut Oil
0.5 Cups of Honey

Vanilla Cake : Take 2

Prep Time :15 Min
Cook Time : 30-45mins

Here's What You Need

1 Cup of Oatmeal Flour
1 Cup of Coconut Flour
1 Cup Vanilla Protein
1 Package of Jello Fat Free Pudding
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
0.5  Teaspoon Salt
4 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
400ml of Almond Milk
0.5 Cup Butter
0.5 Cups of Honey


Mix all dry ingredients together.
Mix all wet ingredients together.
Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
Grease up a backing pan of choice
Pre Heat oven to 350 degress
Pop that bad boy in the oven for about 30-45mins.

I hope you guys like this recipe. If you want to make A strawberry short cake all you've got to do is get some low fat whipped cream and strawberries for your filling. For the icing I mixed together 1 package of light cream cheese and light whipped cream. I added the whipped cream until I got the consistency I wanted for my frosting.

Now please keep in mind, the vanilla cake is a healthy rendition to your traditional vanilla cake BUT in no way shape or form is my cream cheese icing and layers of whipped cream "healthy". Lol I will work on creams and icing in the future!

Enjoy My Loves


Popular Posts

Like us on Facebook

Flickr Images