Monday, October 28, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Reviews: Savannah Beeswax Lip Gloss*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring another great beauty review. I had the chance to check out Savannah Bee Beeswax lip gloss. This lip gloss is officially my favorite for my pucker! My beauty divas and gurus, this lipgloss is adorable on. I love the colors because they can be applied to your lips for any occassion. I love to use Tupelo Honey for everyday use. Mint Blossom is great when I am feeling girly and flirty. Wild Blackberry is for when I am going out for a great time. 





The best part about Savannnah Beeswax Lip gloss is that it  contains no parabens, no petroleum 
derived ingredients, and is never tested on animals. 

It is also Kosher and Gluten Free. Savannah Bee Lip Gloss is made from natural ingredients. I mean what more can you ask for.Savannah Bee Lip gloss is fan-freakin-tasic. It keeps my lips moisturized all day long and it look great on. 

I have to say this lip gloss is a must have for everyone and it will be on my Heavy on Fashion Holiday must have list!
The Savannah Beeswax Lip Gloss Trio pack retails for $21, not a bad price tag for a all natural beauty product! 

Check out Savannah beewax Lip Gloss at http://www.savannahbee.com
and show them some social media love on their pages

Until next Time
Live, Style,Write


Malanb

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Maya Persaud of Lotty Dotty

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus!  I love introducing new designers to all my divas and gurus especially all my little fashion divas and gurus in training. So for all my mini fashion divas and gurus, this interview and post is for you! 

Lotty Dotty has developed a new interactive T-shirt concept that allows one to change the look of one’s T-shirt by using 3D detachable parts.100 T-shirts in one, Lotty Dotty T-shirts and handbags feature a screen-printed figure, reminiscent of a paper-doll, on the front of the T-shirt/bag, with a sewn-on Velcro bathing suit on which a variety of mini designer Velcro-backed “outfits” can be attached and detached.  The outfits are designed by talented up-and-coming clothing designers from all over the world.The Lotty Dotty design team is based in Paris, France. 



Photo Courtesy of Lotty Dotty



Heavy on Fashion: Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background? 

Maya Persaud: I was raised in Hawaii and Maryland. I studied French Literature at University of Maryland and the Sorbonne in Paris and have a Masters degree in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS University of London. I worked in the fashion business as a model for a few years and then worked for a few fashion magazines in ad sales.  I also worked for NGOs and volunteered with several charities.  


Heavy on Fashion: What was the first article of clothing you ever designed? 

Maya Persaud: A pleated skirt


Heavy on Fashion: How did Lotty Dotty come to be? 

Maya Persaud: Lotty Dotty is a collaboration with many young artists involved. Mini outfits are creations from young designers worldwide. The idea comes from Paper dolls.  


Heavy on Fashion: Where do you get your inspiration? 

Maya Persaud: From popular culture, Paris, travels


Heavy on Fashion:What are some of your proudest accomplishments as a designer? 

Maya Persaud: Coming up with the idea of Lotty Dotty and developing the technique to make it possible

 Heavy on Fashion:Where do you see Lotty Dotty in 5 years? 

Maya Persaud: I am interested in Social enterprise. I would like to develop a sustainable company. My goal is not to make loads of money, but to develop a company that is "socially conscious" I would also like to continue to collaborate with young designers and create new products....I have a few ideas ;-).




Heavy on Fashion: How do you describe Lotty Dotty style, and how is it different or not from yourself? 

Maya Persaud: It is very playful. I'm still a kid at heart so love to follow the work of various artists that develop the mini clothing from various themes like "Alice in Wonderland", "Christmas" or "Fairy Princess".

Heavy on Fashion: What makes you unique from other designers? 

Maya Persaud: I think every designer is unique as each has his/her perspective which stems from life experiences. However, the interactive apparel design  is unique and is protected under design patent. 


Heavy on Fashion: Where can readers find out more about you and your work? 





Heavy on Fashion: Finally, what does fashion mean to you? 

Maya Persaud: Wearing fashion is about expressing individuality. We choose what we buy and what we wear andwhat we wear says a lot about who we are.Fashion is also a form of art and expression. There are many young designers and established designers whom I admire such as Alexander McQueen who was a true artist. Lotty Dotty is a platform for young designers who do not have the means to produce and show a collection. They have a carte blanche to create designs for our T-shirts and are credited on our website...  

Special Thanks to Maya Persaud of Lotty Dotty

Check out Lotty Dotty at http://www.lottydotty.com/
and "Like" on Facebook
 Lotty Dotty at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lotty-Dotty/125802444200661


Until next time,
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Photos courtesy of Lotty Dotty

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Eats: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month & Giveaway!*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15 with IMUSA and McCormick Spices. I cooked an Hispanic influence meal (actually my first meal ever - with help from my kitchen guru husband Ian from Body by Ian). Check out my slide show of my cooking experience and how I made my first Hispanic meals! 




Here is my recipe for my version of Monfongo! 
Ingredients
Green plantains 6-8
Head of garlic 1
Olive oil
McCormick Salt from the salt grinder
McCormick Black pepper from the peppercorn grinder
Bacon (Turkey or pork)

How to Prepare Malan's Monfongo
Add the bacon to your pan, and cook until crispy then set aside.
Fill your IMUSA Dutch oven half way with water, add salt cover and bring to a boil.
While the water is boiling, peel your plantains and cut into 2 inch pieces then add to water. Cook plantains until soft; drain (reserving the water into another pot), then add plantains to a large bowl.
Using a IMUSA Wood Mortar and Pestle start mashing your plantains and slowly mixing in your garlic and pork or ham pieces. Spoon in some of the hot liquid reserve if mixture starts to get to sticky.Using a small soup bowl; spoon some of the mixture in. Using a ice cream scoop, place the monfongo on a flat plate and serve immediately.

Here is my verison of Cuban Styled Flank Steak

Homemade Mojo Marinade Ingredients:

1 cup of lemon juice
1/2 of lime juice
1/4 cup of vinegar
1/2 cup of Garlic minced
1/2 cup of Onion minced
Pinch of  kosher salt
Pinch of  McCormick orengano
Pinch of  McCormick ground pepper
1/2 cup of olive oil (extra virgin)

How to Prepare Malan's Cuban Style Flank Steak
Cut the excess fat from the Flank steak. Than score the steak so the marinade can penertate the meat. Place the steak in the Marinade for at least  2 hours (For more intense flavor, marniade the flank steak overnight) . Place the steak along with marinade into the broiler, oven or grill. My husband and I placed the steak into the baking pan. Please don't forget to preheat the oven for 400 degrees. Depending on your oven, cook the for 30 minutes or cook to your desire. Let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice up your flank steak diagonal and serve!






Oh I almost forgot You can Win a SOUTHWEST / MEXICAN Cooking PACKAGE including: 
IMUSA’s Lava Rock Molcajete, 
Tortilla Warmer, 
Cast Iron Tortilla Press, 
Cast Aluminum Comal and Salsa Dishes
McCormick’s Black Pepper, 
Cumin, 
Mexican Oregano, 
Chili Powder, 
Cilantro Leaves, 
Taco Recipe Mix, 
Enchilada Recipe Mix, 
Tinga de Pollo Recipe Mix,
 Mayonnaise with Lime and Mexican Rice Mix





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Special Thanks to IMUSA http://www.imusausa.com/
 and 
McCormick Spice http://www.mccormick.com/

Until Next Time
Live, Style, Write
Malanb

Friday, October 4, 2013

Heavy on Fashion review - Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream*



Hello all my beauty divas and gurus! I have a new review for all of you. I am receiving so many great beauty products to share with you all. Today I have Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream.

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Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle cream is great for all those ladies who do not have time to apply two separate creams. I love that hydroxatone can be used anytime and has a SPF of 15. I mean I think this is a fantastic for those who do not have the time or money to buy several anti-wrinkle cream. Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream is a all in one Am/Pm cream of convenience! This cream is great for combination skin types. I am happy to say that hydroxatone help to improve the texture of my skin, which is always a plus. I also like that you only need a little dot to apply on your face. A dot of Hydroxatine goes a long way. In other words, the 1oz container can last you quite a while.

If you are looking for a daily anti-wrinkle cream, than Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream is for you. Special thanks to iFabbo!

Pick up Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream at http://www.ulta.com
and
Don't forget to follow Hydroxatone on twitter @Hydroxatone

Until Next Time
Live,Style, Write
Malanb