DIY Drinks

Cheesecake Factory Georgia Peach Cocktail D.I.Y.

If you have ever been to the Cheesecake Factory and tried the Georgia Peach Cocktail you have probably fallen in love as well, since I always crave this I decided to make my own. This recipe can be tailored to create visually appealing cocktails! This drink idea is perfect for anyone that is on a budget and can cost anywhere from $20-$30 depending on the brand of alcohol you buy. This recipe allowed for me to make the drinks for myself and friends and was a cheaper option than buying them all the same drink at the restaurant.

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Recipe:

1 Bag of frozen Peaches

1 Bag of frozen Raspberries

2-3 Cups of   Caliber Peach Liqueur ( Caliber Peach Liqueur is 15% ABV)

2- 21/2 Cups of Vodka ( Skyy Vodka is 40% ABV )

1-2 Cups of ice

Steps:

  1. Start by blending fruit, to create layers of color blend the fruit one bag at a time Add fruit to blender and top with 1 cup of peach liqueur blend until mixedIMG_0202
  2. Set fruit to the side
  3. Add Vodka, ice and remaining cups of peach Liqueur to blender, blend until mixedimg_0203.jpg
  4. To create the layered effect start by adding the vodka on the bottom followed by your preference of fruitdrink1
  5. To make the drink darker add more raspberries than peachesIMG_0145 (1)
  6. Enjoy!

 

Skincare

Agar Face Mask

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I tried using Agar powder to make my own facial mask. Agar powder is a natural vegetarian product that can be added to boiled water to make your own jelly face mask.

Ingredients Needed:

1 Tablespoon Agar Powder

2 Tea bags ( Hibiscus or Green)

1/4 Cup Water

1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder

Steps:

  1. Mix turmeric powder and agar in bowl, put to the side
  2. Bring water and tea bags to a boil
  3. Add agar mix to boiling water
  4. Stir until mix begins to boil and all lumps are removed
  5. Remove from heat when it begins to make bubbles
  6. Pour into container and let mask cool
  7. Using your hands or a face brush apply mask to face
  8. Leave mask on your face for 15-30 minutes
  9. To remove the jelly mask begin peeling away from face
  10. Wash remaining mask from face
  11. Moisturize face with your favorite moisturizer or oils
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Summer SkinCare Fun

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Summer is one of my favorite seasons! I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family and friends and all the cool things we get to do around Cleveland. While I enjoy being out and about I also take time to make sure I am taking care of my skin. To keep my skin clear and blemish free I rely on a few products to keep my skin happy.

Pictured above are my favorite things right now;

  1. Aveeno Clear Complexion helps remove any traces of makeup left on my face, I use this daily and love that it is oil-free and non-drying so far this is the only product that helps my sensitive skin.
  2. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask, once a week I like to apply a facial mask, my favorite at the moment is this mud mask which smells amazing and helps brighten my skin and also contains Tea Tree Oil which helps fade scars and treat acne. The best part? I only paid $2 for this pack and I got multiple uses out of it. To keep the pack from drying out after you open it store it in a plastic baggie.
  3. See that weird looking Pink thing in the picture above, that’s my favorite Silicone Facial Cleaning Brush. I purchased this off Amazon,  it comes with a case to store it in as well as a USB charger once the battery drains, what I love is that I have had it for 2 months now and I have yet to charge it! this is what I use to really work my Aveeno Cleanser into my skin and it has multiple speeds for you to choose from. It fits perfectly in my hands and is easy to clean. I spent less than $20 for this and love how smooth my skin feels after I use it.
  4. DermaRoller– I use a dermaroller every week or 2 weeks to help rejuvenate my skin,  and reduce the dark circles under my eyes. At first I was scared to use a DermaRoller but after watching  countless YouTube videos on how to properly roll my face and seeing the benefits I am happy with my purchase.

If you are looking for some new products to add to your skincare routine give these a try everything is under $20, let me know how they worked for you!