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Brunch Alert: How to Create Restaurant Quality Muffins from a Box Mix

It is the fall season and some of us are preparing for Brunches with our significant others, meeting the perspective in laws, or just hanging with the girls
So how do you create award-winning tasting muffins from a box?
1. Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix:
Take a package of dried cranberries and rehydrate them in orange juice, put them into the mix.
2. Lemon Poppy Mix: Juice 4 Myers Lemons and put them into the mix.
3. Blueberry Muffins: Take fresh blueberries and throw them into the mix.
4. Carrot Cake Mix, turn them into Morning Glory muffins by adding fresh grated carrots, chopped nuts, and reasons into the mix.

These are simple ways to turn the regular into the spectacular.

Cheers!!

Frugality Alert : Groceries for Under 100.00

It is the last hooray of the summer, which is Labor Day and we took the 100.00 dollar challenge.
How many healthy groceries can we get for under 100.00
We listed our list into 4 quadrants:
Protein
Fresh Vegetables
Snacks
Beverages
Condiments
We looked for the best prices on all the quadrants.
1. Protein : Chicken was on sale for 99 cents a pound so we got two fryer packs for 17.00 dollars.
2. We looked for veggies mushrooms, spinach and kale, corn were all on sale.
Spinach was 2 for 5.
Kale was 2.00
Corn was 6 for 2.49
Green Bananas was 4 for 2.00 they are raw plantains that is loaded with iron and potassium.
Snacks:
Keebler Cookies had a special 2 for 4 dollars
Cheese crackers were buy one get one free, great for entertaining.
Beverages:
Tropicana had 2 for 4 dollars of their refrigerated all natural juices.
Organic Juice was on sale for 2 dollars
We picked up mango, and pineapple coconut.
Then condiments we looked at the Jerk season 2 for 6, but there was a marinade that was less sp…

Calling All Fashionistas !! Find Out How You Can Join Us At StyleCon

Style lovers finally, have their own "CON"
Style Con NYC , Sat. Sept. 8 12pm to 5:30 pm @rootstudios an inspirational day of fashion and beauty, digital content creation, motivational, and educational speakers, pop up shops, plus Complimentary pamper services.

Celebrity Host @mrjaymanuel will be moderating the panels. You'll get a Style Tote full of products as well as refreshments pre -event, Networking Hour and Rooftop Happy Hour with complimentary drinks.
Listen and learn from the movers and shakers, the disrupters, CEO's and founders, models and beauty gurus. Tix await at www.Stylecon.com use code Positivexpert for an additional 10 percent off any ticket level.And we will see you Sept.8, 2018!

Cheers!!
Positivexpert

Menu for the Royal Party

Whether you are British royalty or not you can host your own form of High Tea.

My menu for High Tea:
1. Traditional Scones
2. Savory Scones with Cheddar and Bacon
3. Finger Sandwich
Cucumber and Watercress
Bangers on sourdough bread (Bangers are Sausages sliced thinly with stoneground mustard with caramelized onions.
Smoked Salmon with cream cheese on pumpernickel

Hot Tea
Royals love Earl Gray Tea
Orange Spice Tea
Lemon and Ginger Tea

Condiments include jam, clotted cream, lemon preserves.

Cheers to the Royal Couple!!


Beauty Box Edition: Bless Box Spring Edition

We tried this beauty box Bless Box it is a one time Spring Edition.

This box is so gorgeous that we don't want to open it is that pretty and amazing!

The Bless Box is nothing religious, the founder takes the word Bless to mean to confer prosperity or happiness upon.

This is exactly what this box does. Ok the contents:
1. Sol de Janerio, Sunset Glow Oil, Ipanema.
This is the latest product from the Sol Dr Janeiro line the makers of the Bum Bum cream. The scent is light and wonderful and it does give your skin a healthy glow.
2. Spongelle- Pedi Buffer in Beach Grass has a wonderful fresh scent and works wonders!
3.K Voss NYC, Macroon Lip Balm
It is a blend of coconut and almond oil.
And it has a wonderful clean scent you can prep your lips at night and in the evening for supple lips that will last all day/night long.
4. Hand in Hand Sugar Scrub in Orange Blossom or Lavender
This product is great because it comes in a carry size that you can put in your hand bag and go.
5. Keratase V…

Beauty Box Edition : GMA Deals Box

So, we invested a couple of dollars on some Beauty Boxes, all of them new just to see how they measure up.

GMA occasionally gives beauty boxes and we snagged one for 40.00

What was included?
Lollia Relax Handcreme in Lavendar and Honey full size.
Make Up Eraser Sample- Great for travelling.
Rucker Roots Sample- Shampoo and Conditioner TSA size.
It's a Miracle Leave In Plus with Keratin. Sample Size
Spa Life- Natural Loofah Bath Mitt with Fruit Handmade Soaps.
AID Through Trade- Goregous Blue Print Bracelet
Strivitcin- Concentrate for wrinkles and at stretch marks. Full Size
Dr. Brandt- Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask Sample
FAB First Aid Beauty- Ultra Repair Cream Dry Parched Skin
Poo purhi - Toliet Bowl Freshner
It does come with a card regarding if we want to purchase any full size items they would give a discount on future purchases.

The verdict the Strivitcin was well worth the entire cost of the box.

GMA Deals only does this box occasionally and this one was for Mother…

Spring Beauty Edit Part 1

So we took some time off and now we are back in action!

We did a lot in fact we attended tapings, conferences, activations and here are some things we love!
Belif Under eye cream is amazing! It is priced at 45.00 a bottle but if you have a job that requires you to look your best and you have to get up early you are going to have some eye luggage.

This is a cooling gel that when you put it on day and night it really works wonders.

Strivitcin All of the talk shows love this product and I use the wrinkle and stretch mark cream along with the neck lifter and it is amazing!!

Ethique this is an all natural brand from New Zealand. And from a place that sells the best grass fed beef. I was all game to try this. I tried the foot scrub and the balm and the foot scrub and balm was so good I used them on my elbows and knees.

The next skin care product is from Dove the Dove Body Scrub, what I love about this is that it is very mild. So scrubs are so intense that they left my skin damaged and pitte…

Use What You Have: Pantry Alert

Many of us who just celebrated Easter and Passover, spent well over 2,000.00 in food. As I went into the grocery store I found myself picking up things aimlessly.
Only to put everything back that and walk out of the store.
When I came home I did an inventory, I did have several cake mixes, bacon, cheese, tons of eggs, cereal, chicken, tomato sauce, rice, olives, kale.
What did I make?
1. Bacon and mushroom quiche
2. Chicken Cacciatore
3. Yellow Rice flavored with Tumeric, bay leaf, and olives.
4. With the cake mix I doctored it up and used the juice of a 6 lemons and the zest to make an awesome lemon cake.
5. The cheese went into the quiche and the other half went into an Alfredo sauce for the pasta
Kale I used for a kale salad.

By the time I was finished cooking I had enough food for a wonderful holiday brunch and dinner.

Many of my guests thought it was the best brunch/ dinner out.

If they only knew I just "used what I had "

Cheers!




The Beauty Spot: Spring Edition

One of our favorite things is Beauty!
We tried some of the best products on the market and this is what we found:
1. Belif Moisture Under Eye Cream:
This is a great cream since I had to wake up early one week, it was amazing you can get this product at Sephora for $55.00

Shampoo there is an awesome product called Virtue it is 100% paraben free and has no dyes whatsoever.
The shampoo and conditioner would set you back 150.00 dollars. But again it is well worth it.
There are times when you are so anxious the normal deodorant just won't do, especially when you are preparing for a big interview. Secret has a clinical strength product that will cut body ordor, which is so important.
It comes in various scents and in a clear gel it will run you 10.00 but it is well worth it.

Laneige Sleeping Mask, there is something that I noticed we all need moisture on our skin. I was skeptical about trying a sleeping mask because I wondered how it would really affect my skin. But I tried it and it wa…

Probiotic, Fiber and Plant Based

You say where have you been Positivexpert?

Well, as you guys know I do some TV,
for the last couple of years I have been experimenting with diets with the Dr. Oz Show. First it was the plant based diet and this diet is amazing because plant based eating is so inexpensive and healthy. Plus, you don't go totally vegan instantly because it would be too much on your body.
But, having less meat is something that is beneficial for all!
I did loose a ton of weight in a quick amount of time. But the goal was could I try something new and stick with it?

Then I always had very bad acid reflux and heartburn. Being on the Probiotic Diet introduced me to the power of fermented foods.
Kim-Chi fermented cabbage that is spicy. And Kombucha, which is actually fermented tea that taste great!!

Did this help my bloat and digestive problems, absolutely!

I always buy Kombucha! And if I want a great soup with a kick, I throw in Kim Chi.

Now why is fiber important?
Fiber is important because it flushes t…

Self Care : Why Is It Important

Self Care is the latest buzz word in the wellness industry.

But what does it really mean?

Upon further discussions with experts is my friends, self care is the ability to unplug from life's daily demands.

As one person told me with this world of uncertainty the only thing we can control is how we feel in our bodies.

Then question remains do we just do anything we want because it makes feel good?

The answer is NO, self care is all about taking care of your physical self so you don't end up with a chronic illness such as diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, etc.

Some of the ways of unplugging are to
1. Get enough rest! When you don't sleep you are depriving yourself of vital oxygen to the brain and the ability to produce red blood cells which carry iron through out the body.
2.You are prone to anxiety and depression when you don't get enough sleep.
3.Unplug from the TV, if you constantly watch the news, murder mystery and don't break up your programming then you are pron…