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Healthy Hearty Crock Pot Minestrone Soup 🍲

8 Sep

It’s starting to feel just a little like Fall around here! And it has me craving one of my favorite recipes ever! This will be a HIT in your home! Let me know those that tries this recipe and comment on how much you loved it!

xoxo Meredith

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 6-8 hours


* 1 15 oz can white beans, drained, rinsed (cannelloni or navy)

* 32 oz container redused sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth for vegetarians

* 2 tsp olive oil

* 1/2 cup chopped onion 

* 1 cup diced carrots

* 1/2 cup diced celery

* 2 garlic cloves, minced

* 1 29oz can petite diced tomatoes

* Parmesan cheese rind

* 1 fresh rosemary sprig

* 2 bay leaves

* 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

* 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

* 1/2 tsp sea salt 

* 1/2 tsp black pepper

* 1 large zucchini, diced

* 2 cups chopped fresh spinach

* Small pasta such as ditalini

* Cooked Turkey Meatballs fresh or frozen

* Extra fresh parmesan cheese for garnish


1.  Puree beans with 1 cup of the broth in a blender.  (Hides the beans from the kids to see but has the nutrients and thickens the broth!…You’re Welcome!) Then Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, garlic, carrots, celery, onion, and sauce until tender and fragrant, about 15 minutes. 

2. Transfer to the crock pit along with the remaining broth, tomatoes, pureed beans, parmesan cheese rind, salt and pepper.  Add the rosemary, bay leaves, basil and parsley, cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. 

3. Forty minutes before the soup is done cooking, add zucchini, spinach and cooked Turkey Meatballs. I like the ones that have added parmesean cheese inside. I find at Publix! Cover and cook 30 more minutes.  Remove bay leaves, rosemary sprig, parmesan rind and season to taste with salt and pepper.  

4. Boil Ditalini pasta till all dente.  

5. Ladle 1-1/4 cps soup into bows with 1/4 cup pasta and top with fresh parmesan shredded cheese.  I serve with cracked pepper crackers!

FYI this is a skinny recipe.  So only 190 calories then if you add the turkey meatballs (which I do) then only a little more and more protein!! 🙌🏼👏🏼

Pictures to save to phone for ingrediants and recipe below! Enjoy!

xoxo Meredith


1 Aug
Who wants the perfect Summer Glow ☀️ like J Lo?! 🙋🏽‍♀️


Our Pearlizer foundation gives that amazing glow without being Shimmery or Glittery! 🥰

Then even better you can Mix with our luxurious Shea Butter Body Cream with the powerful Seneplex Complex (Hello Anti-aging) and you have the perfectly hydrated anti-aging restorative GLOW for your BODY! 💫

This is a MUST HAVE for the Summer but also keeping your skin GLOWING throughout the year!! 🙌🏼👏🏼💁🏽‍♀️
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My Professional Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Makeup To Look It’s Best!

21 Jul

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Perfect your makeup in a magnifying mirror with LEDs that mimic natural daylight so you don’t step outside and see unblended blush and splotchy foundation.  My Favorite is the Riki Light! Or you can get a less expensive one off Amazon! 


Map out where to put on concealer, foundation, and Natural translucent powder for the best photo-ready makeup!!


Watch How Here!

Apply your under-eye concealer in a triangle rather than little dots — it’ll draw attention to the brightest part of your eyes!


Watch Tutorial Here

Burshes are KEY! Seamlessly blend all your products from foundation to concealer to eyeshadow with a set of Professional Type Synthetic Brushes for a Great Price! 


For the smoother and more blended 3D finish, handle your brushes like a PRO!  Hold them like paintbrushes (aka loosely from the bottom) rather than like pens tightly.


Use a eyebrow pencil or bursh to line up where your brows should start, arch, and end before filling them in for your best and most natural-looking eyebrows!


Layer this eyelash primer  under your mascara for long and clump-free lashes for days and conditions your lashes to keep them healthier!  It ALSO GROWS YOUR LASHES!  YASS GIRL YASS!  🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼


Mascara!  Legit a MUST HAVE and I’m a mascara SNOB and never till I found this one have I been more in LOVE!  Comes in Waterproof and Water Resistant!  I love the waterproof one because it doesn’t budge or smudge litterally then comes off with a good eye makeup remover and cloths! And guess what….this mascara can grow your lashes up to 48% longer in just 4 weeks! Primer and Mascara! 

💧Nourishing ingredients help condition brittle, dry lashes

💧Helps densify and thicken lashes with continued useFlake-free

💧waterproof formula

➕ Inceases length by 46% in 4 weeks! 🙀

Our BRAND NEW Undersense 3 in 1 Lash Primer and Mascara not only builds lashes for longer, fuller lashes, but it ALSO GROWS THEM!!! What??? 😮

Your lashes can grow up to 47% in just 4 weeks, just by using any 1 of our 3 lash products!!!  💥Those are just the results by using only 1💥 product!!


Let’s Talk Lips!  Wheather you are a gloss girl or a lip color girl these are THE BEST ON THE MARKET!  

The premier product for SeneGence®, LipSense is a patented, amazing departure from conventional lipsticks and lip colours. LipSense is versatile in that you can mix shades to create a number of effects.

  • Unique product is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off!
  • Does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content
  • Colour lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours


WATCH the Power and the MAGIC of LIPSENSE BELOW!!


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Hope you have enjoyed these TIPS! Let me know if you have any questions and want some of these amazing products!  I know you will love!





Hydrating Facial Mist

7 Jul

Anyone who has ANY dryness at all should be carrying this around and using it!!! This is so lightweight it delivers moisutre even when you are wearing makeup!

Everyone loses moisture throughout the day. That means your skin is drying and aging. So to prevent it, one way is to spray on this magic in a bottle! A couple sprays and boom moisturizer is locked in!

Instantly refresh and re-energize your skin anytime with lightweight Hydrating Facial Serum Mist with SenePlex+, while simultaneously treating your complexion to long-term anti-aging benefits. This fine, quick drying mist can be spritzed under or over your makeup and is packed with hydrating ingredients like Apple and Kale extract to soothe, moisturize, and help boost skin’s radiance. Powerful Hydromanil Complex helps to pull moisture into skin and lock it in for lasting skin benefits. Hydrating Facial Serum Mist works for every skin type, including sensitive, acne-prone and dry.

👉Spray on Hydrating Facial Mist before Moisturizer, or at any time of the day, even over SenseCosmetics, for an immediate refreshing sensation and boost of moisture.👇

I love to keep one in my purse, makeup area and desk – love to dampen my Beauty Blending Sponge with it as well! It’s a must have!



The Beginners Guide To Dutch Briads

27 Jun

How many times have you started with the intention of creating Dutch braids and halfway through realized you’re actually just French-braiding? If you hands are like mine they have been trained to go to French-Braiding. While braiding ones own hair can already prove to be difficult, reversing the direction of the three strands poses its own challenges. But with a bit of practice, you can commit to the reverse muscle memory in no time.

Well what is a DUTCH BRAID?!

Also known as a reverse braid (or sometimes referred to as “boxer braids”), Dutch braiding involves crossing the hair underneath sections versus over (as with French braiding).

I personally love it for when you are working out or headed to the beach to help protect your hair from the wind and sun! If you would be at the beach or pool or lake make sure you have a good spf spray from your hair to protect it! I sugguest doing the braid when you hair is damp or use some moisturizing hair gel! Or both!

This is a great beginner tutorial!

Step one: Start with center-parted hair and brush out any tangles. “It’ll make it so much easier to braid and feed hair in as you work your way down if there are no tangles,” says de Leon. “You also want to make sure your part is as straight as possible—you can use the bridge of your nose as a guide and follow upwards with a tail comb.” It should feel like the part is in the middle of the nape of your neck once you reach the bottom. Place a section of hair over each shoulder.

Step two: Grab three small pieces (about half an inch or less) at your hairline. The key point to remember with Dutch braids is to weave each piece under rather than over (basically the opposite of a French braid). The piece on the right goes under the middle, and then the piece on the left goes under that.

Step four: Once you reach the nape of your neck, switch to a regular three-strand braid.

Step five: Tie it off at the end with a clear hair tie for blondes or dark hair tie form brunettes!

Enjou! It’s my new favotrie for the SUMMER!

xoxo Meredith

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Magic in a Bottle

22 Jun

If I have one favorite product that everyone MUST have it is Pure Magic in a Bottle Climate Control! 

An anti-aging moisturizer for sensitive and dry skin types made up of a proprietary formulation of two separate and extremely effective delivery systems, combined into one advanced technology, “DualSense”.

  • Provide extra moisture for those times when your skin needs it most
  • Enhances the anti-aging effects of SeneDerm® SkinCare Systems
  • Synergistically combines our amazing anti-aging SenePlex Complex™ with another remarkable complex, SelPlex


Climate Control is hydration in the purest form. Made of the smallest molecular weight, this moisturizing spritz delivers pure SenePlex Complex™, natural oils and beneficial ingredients for cellular repair to the skin at the deepest level. A unique delivery system separates the two key ingredients until shaken, combined and activated for use.


Think of it as moisture and active ingredients in the purest of forms – so small molecularly, they provide the deepest and most effective hydration to your skin and are formulated for all skin types. Use before applying Daytime or Evening Moisturizers for the greatest benefit.


Climate Control is unique because of its dual delivery system, which keeps the two key ingredients (SenePlex® Complex and SelPlex Complex), inactive and separated into two parts until shaken and combined. SelPlex is a blend of specifically selected herbal oil extracts, mixed vitamins and Tocopherol that soothe the skin. SelPlex evenly delivers the purest of essential oils without emulsifiers (that can dilute the actives) into the deepest layers of the skin. Combined with SenePlex Complex™, the vitamin enhanced anti-aging and moisturizing properties are in fresh form for enhanced results.


Before the first application of Climate Control, shake the bottle vigorously to evenly blend the two components. Pump the spray nozzle several times for the first usage to start the even flow of Climate Control. Apply liberally day and night on face, eye and throat areas before Moisturizers or EyeCrème.


Before the first application of Climate Control, shake the bottle vigorously to evenly blend the two components. Pump the spray nozzle several times for the first usage to start the even flow of Climate Control. Apply liberally day and night on face, eye and throat areas before Moisturizers or EyeCrème.


  • SenePlex Complex™ – Kinetic Enzyme that increases cellular renewal.
  • Glucosamine HCL – enhances the body’s ability to manufacture collagen.
  • Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil – an effective herbal remedy to treat eczema and skin conditions.
  • Simmondsia Chinensis – Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil) acts as a moisturizer and emollient agent to improve the skin elasticity and suppleness, containing natural Tocopherol to minimize oxidation and lipid pre oxidation.
  • Rosa Mochata Seed Oil – or rosehip seed oil is derived from cold pressing hips of the rare forest shrub (Rosa affinis rubiginosa or Rosa moschata) found growing in southern central Chile in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. This member of the rose family has flowers that are pink in color, and when the petals fall, the shrub develops vivid, orangey-red seed pods called rosehips. This rosehip oil has been used by local people for its soothing and moisturizing properties. The oil was found not only to help halt the advancement of aging but to actually lessen the appearance of aging and scarring, while restoring natural skin tone and color.
  • Santalum album (Sandalwood) Oil – assists with chapped, dry or inflamed skin and has wonderful moisturizing and hydrating properties. The toning effect is useful when fighting oily skin.
  • Algae (Seaweed) Extract – hydrates, protects skin from the sun, and softens the skin. It is essential in the penetration of the top layer of the stratum corneum and enhances the skin’s ability to repair itself.
  • Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract – a plant native to the South Pacific, which has long been a source of excellence for the preparation of emollient products. This powerful anti-oxidant provides free-radical protection and maximum moisturization. The orchid extract is very effective as a sunscreen.

To purchase, click here! Or DM Me and I can ship it to you with extra goodies!

xoxo Meredith


11 Jun

Colorful Eyes and Lips!

ℍ𝕖𝕪 Girl ℍ𝕖𝕪 ! 🙋🏽‍♀️

Don’t be afraid of a little ᑭOᑭ of 🄲🄾🄻🄾🅁!💕

Had too much fun with ℂ𝕆𝕃𝕆ℝ 𝕊𝕌ℝ𝔾𝔼 Shadowsense and ℂ𝕆ℝ𝔸𝕃 ℝ𝔼𝔼𝔽 Lipsense! 💖💛🧡💚

And this is from a girl who 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚍 to ONLY love NUDES! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Everyone NEEDS this in their life! Color is fun! Of ALL shades is BEAUTIFUL! 💯🤍🖤💜❤️🧡💛💚

SO FUN!! Even just that 𝙿𝙸𝙽𝙺 as liner. YASSS!!

And those LIPS be POPPIN in Coral Reef Lipsense & Glossy Gloss!

Let me know who ℕ𝔼𝔼𝔻𝕊 this in their lives!! 🙋🏽‍♀️

Xoxo Meredith

Summer Makeup Trends You’ll Want To Try!

6 Jun


Summer is here and it’s time for a FRESH set of beauty trends to test out. There were plenty of runway looks to take makeup cues from this season—ranging from simple to bold—and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to GET OUT and enjoy the Summer Sun!

From super bronzed skin to bright manicures, here are some makeup trends that you’re about to see everywhere.


Extra Sun-Kissed Skin
Think bronzed goddess dripping in gold. It’s all about the GLOW!!  You can go overboard with champagne and metallic shades to give your skin a sun-kissed and very healthy dose of shimmer. Use Bronze Dust in conjunction with Pearlizer to achieve the look.  You can also check out this Blog Post on achieving the J Lo Glow!


Pastel Rainbow Nails
This playful manicure allows you to wear all of your favorite spring shades at once. Simple apply a different one on each nail, mirrored on both hands. To pull it off, pick up five complementary but distinctive colors. I recommend doing Gel or Dip Nails!

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The eyeliner game has been upped this season. From graphic designs to vibrant colors, it’s all about going bold with your liner.  Liquid Eyeliner will add an element of surprise and make your peepers pop.


Vibrant Bright Lips

Usually reserved for fall and winter, red lips were big on the spring catwalks—but with an fun bright twist.  Either a good lip color or a highly pigmented gloss!


Bold Brows + Lashes

By now we should know that bold, bushy brows aren’t going anywhere. This time around they were paired with a good waterproof mascara and a clear glossy lip.


Bright Eye Shadow
Put down your neutral eyeshadow and pull out the color. To create this look, imply apply a small amount of highly pigmented bright shadowsense in concentrated areas around your eyes, then use a small brush to blend them together. The resulting bright look is beautiful and nothing basic.  You can go as BOLD as the left or as SOFT to the right!

Just have fun and don’t be afraid to be BOLD!  Why Not?!  It’s fun!

Let me know if you have any questions on how to achieve these looks and what products are my favorites!



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Best Tips & Tricks for Flawless Summer Skin and Makeup

9 May

Does keeping your hair and makeup away from all the crazy sweat and grease in the summer seem like a huge challenge? Do you feel like why bother?  Keep reading for the best summer beauty tips that’ll make your face show that amazing glow even on the hottest of days.

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Fresh Skin

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Your best bet for fresh skin during the steamy summer days are creamy formulation foundations rather than powdery ones. A good tinted moisturizer is a great choice if you prefer light to medium coverage as it is much lighter in texture than most foundations, the downside being that it will mostly just even out your skin tone rather than cover any pimples or more visible imperfections.  If that is needed you may add a good concealer for extra coverage in those areas.

If you are set on using full-coverage foundation, try mixing your primer with your foundation — yes, you read that right! Switch up the way you use primer and mix it with your foundation before applying it to your face, as this will allow for the foundation to set into your skin better and help avoid melting in the heat. The look you will get if you use this trick is dewy, fresh skin with full coverage that does not look cakey.  You may also mix a good pearlizer foundation with your coverage foundation to get more of a dewy look!

Pro tip: Don’t forget sunscreen! One of the most important tips for a summer foundation is to get one with a high sun protection factor. Or use foundation that has a mechanical shield equivalent to spf to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays!

Fun Bright Eyes

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Summer is the best season to play around with color, and your eyelids make the perfect canvas for this! If you’re looking at super long-lasting makeup, Senegence Shadowsense  are the best choice. They will brighten up your eyes and make them pop with a cool glow, and the shades will only look better the hotter it gets!  You don’t have to go as bold as the full pigment, you can soften and layer!  Make it your own!


The Perfect Blush

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During the summer, you may want to switch from your regular, colored blush to a light bronzer — considering the heat is likely to give you naturally pinky cheeks.

Get that bronze summer glow by applying liquid highlighter like pearlizer to your cheeks with a damp sponge for a gorgeous, sunkissed glow. This way, the bronzer will melt into your skin for a dewy finish that looks great both in the sun and in the shade.

Pop those Lips!

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Say bye-bye to heavy dark lipstick, and join the fun world of colored glosses! One of the best rules of summer makeup is to keep it as light as possible, so that you avoid a cakey-looking face.  And you can POP!

When it comes to lips, liquid high pigmented glosses have been making a huge comeback. Just like with eyeshadow, you can play with a wide range of colors with only one rule — the shinier the better!

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Can’t wait to see you all ROCKIN’ these Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks!



Could your favorite lipstick be poisonous and harming your health?

30 Apr

Some makeup products contain a number of chemicals but the one thing that can take a toll on your health and body is lead, component present in lipsticks.

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We love using makeup and looking all dolled up but have you ever thought about the ingredients of your makeup?  Most makeup can contain a number of products and when we step out, we end up buying a lot of new products but we don’t really think much of it. As long as we like the shades and quality, that’s all that matters to us. The one things that really matters is what we tend to ignore. We never really take a look at the ingredients of our makeup and beauty products. Some of these products contain something known as lead. All those lipsticks that you use may contain this ingredient. Most makeup contains a number of chemicals out of which this one is the worst. Most makeup products surprisingly don’t contain very little amount of lead, it contains enough lead that cannot be ignored. Now the question is what does lead do that is so harmful?

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Our skin tends to absorb some of our makeup which contains lead and this can lead to lead poisoning over time. We’ve all been using makeup products for a while now, unknown to the fact that it contains a harmful ingredient. This ingredient has been piling up inside your body over the years and you never know when it may turn out to be too much and you’ll end up with lead poisoning. There’s nothing known as a safe amount of lead, every little bit of lead you consume affects your body.

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Lead can cause more than just lead poisoning. It has been linked to other health risks like behavioral problems and learning disabilities. It can also mess with your hormones and fertility.  Lead can turn you infertile and impact puberty and periods as well. It comes in contact with your blood and it can lead to problems like hypertension and other heart-related problems. It can damage your brains and impact your nervous system and kidneys as well. Your makeup could be a major health risk and you can never know how lead may impact your body and organs.  This is not to alarm you but to inform you!

Make sure you know what you are applying to your lips!  Thank goodness I have found the perfect LIP COLOR that isn’t a lipstick or lip stain!  It’s actually like a SKINCARE SYSTEM FOR YOUR LIPS! Watch the video link below!

Click here to watch and learn how I explain this Magic Lead Free Lip Color


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Message me with any questions!  And to get you some MACIG LEAD FREE LIP COLOR ASAP!!




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