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Late summer skincare refresh

summer skincare refresh

Elemis Superfood Glow

I have been blowing through my skin care products this summer; so when Elemis sent me their Superfood Glow cleanser and primer, I was thrilled! Summer is a heavy skin care season due to all the outside activities, sun, water activities, and wind! If you are like me, you are outside more during the summer months, than any other season, exposing your skin to the elements. This means we all need extra skin care, and extra protection!

I am in love with the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter. It not only purifies and removes makeup and daily pollutants, it has a slight pumpkin scent! Love a pumpkin scent during the late summer months as we start to transition to a fall schedule with school starting; and we start eyeing fall merchandise for our wardrobes! One more cool thing about the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter, if you leave it on for ten minutes, it doubles as a mask! Love that! It’s a cleanser and mask in one jar!!

Are you wearing makeup this summer? Yeah, me neither. I only put on makeup about once a week. That’s why I am thankful for this Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser. You can wear it alone, without makeup, or use it as a primer for makeup. It adds just the right amount of luminosity. Love!

Shop my favorite skin care products from Elemis online:

I hope you love this skin care collection by Elemis as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you to Elemis for partnering on this post. all products featured in this post are c/o Elemis. all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Mozzarella Rice Torte recipe

mozzarella rice torte recipe

This Mozzarella Rice Torte is a backyard BBQ recipe I grew up with. A rice torte is a great side dish to bring to someone’s house for a summer BBQ, a Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or any holiday party. In addition to a side dish for a party, it’s a great main course when served with fruit and vegetables.

My Mozzarella Rice Torte is really easy to make. Here is what you need:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 eggs-beaten and mixed well
  • 1 cup Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pats of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin is best)
  • ¼ cup tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1 package of shredded mozzarella

Mix together, then add rice and mix well.

Pre-heat oven 350.

  1. Layer one half of rice mixture, and smooth out with a spoon 
  2. Layer all of the mozzarella on top of the rice
  3. Layer the second half of the rice mixtures, and smooth out with a spoon.
  1. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 350.
  2. Bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes at 350.
  3. Let the torte cool for an hour before slicing into cubes.
  4. Serve at room temperature.

Voila! You have a delicious side dish everyone will enjoy!

Kitchen tools you might need:

I hope you enjoy my Mozzarella Rice Torte!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 wish list

nordstrom anniversary sale 2020 best deals

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 wish list from top left: grey saddle bag / black and grey ruana / black and white scarf / eye pencil trio (I’ve been using these for decades! Really good deal-LOVE!) / plaid shirt (so ’90’s grunge!) / brown saddle bag (currently full price everywhere else!) / hand cream duo / black slides / light wash cropped jeans / black henley shirt / long sleeve black tee / dark wash straight jeans / gold hoops / black loafers (so very ’90’s!) /

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 is here! Today marks the first day Nordstrom cardholders can start shopping. Day one of the sale is open to Nordstrom’s biggest annual spenders, then it opens up based on spending level on August 7, 10, and 13. If you have a Nordstrom card, and you don’t know your level, log into your account to check; you might be lucky and have an early shopping date! If you are like me, and you don’t have a Nordstrom Card, we get to start shopping on August 19.

Last year a lot of my favorite items from the sale sold out within the first week. The biggest shopping days during the sale will be August 13 and 19, so if there is something you want bad-buy it the first day you are eligible to shop the sale! I will be at my laptop 9:30am on August 18 ready to shop my wish list above. These are all the items I plan to purchase. Aren’t they fabulous?

The fall 2020 season has a ton of 1970s and 1990s vibes. When you start shopping for fall, look for these elements in what you purchase. I also recommend looking for necessities when shopping this sale. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to stock up on basics, pajamas, lougewear, socks, and beauty products. You probably don’t need heavy coats and winter-like boots just yet.

Shop my favorite deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 online:

I love this sale! If you have any questions about it, feel free to email me, or DM me on social media. I would love to help you find the best deals! The items I posted above, are great deals during the sale, and they also fit into the upcoming fall trends. I hope you love my favorites from the sale! Let me know what you get in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping and happy shopping!

XOXO

Cathy