Sunday, June 29, 2014

Starbucks Inspired Refreshing Iced Tea Lemonade!

Today I have a super yummy summer drink recipe inspired by the iced tea lemonades at Starbucks. This drink is perfect for the summer time when you want a cool refresher after being out in the sun, or just for a tasty snack. This recipe is fairly self explanatory, and you will most likely have all the ingredients in your house.                                                


- Loose or prepackaged tea of your choice (I         prefer anything fruity)
-Hot water
-Cold water
-A glass filled with ice

To start off I made my tea  and set it aside to steep. I used loose leaf tea from David's Tea (Lime Gelato), but you can use any kind of loose leaf or prepackaged tea you prefer. I used a green tea because it's very light and the lime mixed perfectly with the lemonade.

Next I put approximately two teaspoons of lemonade powder over my glass of ice. The lemonade is going to determine the sweetness so depending how sweet you want your iced tea to be you will base the amount of powder of of that.

I then filled my glass up halfway full with water. You can use store bought refrigerated lemonade as well just filling your glass halfway up with that and skipping these last steps.

After your tea is seeped you can put t in the fridge to let it cool or pour t right over ice, your choice. I let mine cool in the fridge for about eight minutes and then poured it into my glass until it was full. You can take a spoon to mix the drink around a bit so that the flavors mix evenly. Add a straw and enjoy.

*Optionally you can replace a portion of the ice with frozen fruit for a completely different and new taste.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to follow for upcoming posts!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

June Favorites 2014

Another month has gone by and so I have discovered some more products to love.  I've got seven products to share with you today, and I hope you find my reviews helpful to you.

 1. The Body Shop Body Butter in Mango

I had received a body shop body butter years ago as a gift and remembered loving it, so as I came across a sale at the body shop in the mall I had to go in to check it out. I ended up purchasing a few body butters, this mango one being my current favorite. I use this mostly for moisturizing my legs and I absolutely adore it. I apply it morning and night, never having to worry about my legs getting dry in the hot sun.
2. Maybelline Lipstick in 160 Fifth Ave. Fuchsia

During the school year I would consider myself cautious of bright lips, but when the summer hits it's all I want to wear. I picked this up at the beginning of the month and have been wearing it constantly. The lipstick has a great formula, it slides on super creamy and lasts for a respectful amount of time. The color is highly pigmented and super gorgeous. If you're on the lookout for the perfect fuchsia, definitely check this one out.

3. Milani Brow Fix in 02 Medium

For the most part I've been sticking to a minimal eye look this month, but one thing I find very important to have is clean looking eyebrows. I've been loving this particular kit because it comes with two shades to fill in your brows and a highlight. I use the lighter brown to fill in any sparse areas and darker color to define the arch of my brow. Sticking to that minimal look I love to use the highlight in the inner corner of my eye just to help me look more awake.

4. Clinique Anti-Gravity Firming Eye Lift

Now obviously as a teenager you may not think this is a typical product to use seeing that my skin is still youthful, but that's definitely not the case. I have big bags under my eyes as well as dry under eyes and eyelids. I use this under and around my eyes to moisturize  them and leave them feeling tighter so that I can't physically feel the bags. I'm not sure if this is still sold, but I know Clinique will at least sell a similar product that I would recommend checking out.                                                             
     5. Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage

I've been attempting to grow my hair out longer for quite some time now, which for me means not getting it trimmed. That being said I have some pretty nasty split-ends. I apply this after I shower to the ends of my damp hair to help with that problem. This product is a miracle worker. My hair is so dramatically different when I forget to put this on. This does as it says and makes the split ends erase and am really grateful for it.

6. Vichy Tri-Activ Mask

This is a 3 in 1 product that can be used as a cleanser, a scrub, or a mask. It has salicylic acid so it helps fight acne while leaving your face incredibly soft. I personally like to apply this as a mask right before I hop in the shower, I just leave it on while I wash my hair and body and then rinse it off right before I hop out. It feels amazing on the skin and with the steam of the shower it doesn't dry my skin out.

7. Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Daily Moisturizer

Lately my skin has become quite dry, which I found really odd since I've always had significantly oily skin. I think it's a combination of the amount of acne products I've been using and the sunny weather, but never the less I've had to find a moisturizer to use. I've been enjoying this one the past month it hydrates my skin without leaving those still oily parts of my face even more greasy. Plus I've found it helpful to use both at night and under my makeup.

That's it for my June Favorites! Please make sure to follow if your liked this post since I will have many more posts coming up.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome To My Blog!

Hello Readers,

TheSleepingB is a blog dedicated to beauty, fashion, and lifestlye. I'm a teen from Canada sharing what inspires me and hoping it inspires you too. I will be posting all sorts of content from my favorite makeup products, to my current style, and even some healthy recipes to motivate you to live healthy. Please follow as I'll be having more posts up soon!

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