On Saturday, my mom celebrated her birthday. For over a week, I tried to find the perfect restaurant. Eventually, I settled with Tamarind Continental Cuisine in Barbican. I’d dine at the Tamarind Indian before in February for a friend’s birthday, and my experience was great.

The Restaurant

Tamarind Continental is the sister restaurant of Saffron Indian Cuisine & Tamarind Indian Restaurant which offers a fusion of European cuisines.

The first thing that captured my attention was the wall art. It reminded me of a classic French cafe with a bit of modernity.

We jumped right into the main courses since many of us hadn’t eaten all day.

Nick and I ordered the Grilled Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce.

To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Our reservations were at 7 pm, and we weren’t served until 8:30 pm. Half of us almost passed out from hunger pangs.

Our waitress was very apologetic. She advised that they were short staffed and had to cater to both sides (Indian and Continental) of the building.

Honestly, we were just glad we had our food.

I was not a fan of the Lemon Butter sauce on the alioleolio spaghetti, and Nick agreed. It had a sour taste that I was not expecting.

Also, the portion was way smaller than I imagined.

I was much more fond of the Stuffed Mushrooms that my aunt had ordered and the Grilled Chicken with Pink Peppercorn and Brandy sauce that my mom ordered.

Overall

My mom had a great time, and that was the aim of the night. Although the service wasn’t great, the food made up for it.

I would definitely try this restaurant again and order the Stuffed Mushroom Chicken. I’m still having the feels for it. Hopefully, all or most of the staff will be present to avoid the long wait.

Until next time. Nuff love Shevoneese

On my quest for controlled skin this summer, I have been searching for the right product to help keep my breakouts to a minimum.

A friend of mine had suggested years ago that I try products from the Body Shop. In my research, I came across an advertisement introducing their Skin Clearing Tea Tree Oil Line. I was skeptical at first, as I am with any new product, but I decided that it was worth a try.

Plus, it was on sale! Who doesn’t like a good discount?

Finally, it arrived, and I was surprised at how small the bottles were, but that didn’t deter me from testing the products.

I’ve been using the product on and off for three weeks. My first reaction, the smell. If you use tea tree oil as a part of your regular regime, then you’re familiar with the smell. There’s no “it’s so fruity’ moment, it just smells like Tea Tree Oil.

If you’re not a fan of the smell, then this product is not for you.

A little product goes go a long way. You don’t need a lot to cover the areas of your face because it lathers up well.

After a few seconds, I felt the cooling effects. It wasn’t intense, but you’ll notice when it happens. Using it regularly, I hardly noticed the effects after the first 2 – 3 washes.

With other washes that I’ve used, my skin felt very dry and tight. However, this product left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized.

After drying my face, I followed with the mattifying toner.

The instructions on the bottle suggested for best use, a shake of the product would activate the mattifying powders. Like the wash, a little product goes a long way, and the smell was the same.


My Overall Results

Still too early to tell, but my skin tone looks a bit more even, and my acne scars have faded slightly.

I don’t want to get my hopes up too soon, as I am with a lot of products I’ve tried in the past, butI’ll continue using the product until it’s finished.

Currently, it’s at the half way mark.

I also plan to purchase the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mask, as I’ve read great reviews.

If you tried the products, let me know in the comment section.

I have always been a huge fan of the Pantene Line; The Pantene Gold Series did not disappoint. The products have always been fantastic, and the smells are just as awesome. I got an incredible opportunity to review my latest vox box from Influenster which featured the Gold Series Line.

Which Pantene Gold Series Items did I get?


I received Shampoo, the conditioner, and Butter creme. The shampoo definitely removes any previous product, and the smell is great. However, it tends to feel watery and not as rich as most shampoos. On the other hand, the conditioner did not disappoint.The conditioner was richer than the shampoo and contained Aragon oil in its ingredients, which is a super plus for me.

The butter creme was a great start to begin my wash and go. The steps after Butter creme was: Detangle, spritz with Aragon Oil and a Leave In.

My Results

My wash and go lasted about four days. I loved the shine, the smell and the fact that my hair didn’t felt dry and it looked healthy.

About the Author

My name is Kay, and I love shoes.

I am a Proud Texan, Mom of 2 genius babies lol and Fur-mom. I love Fashion, Tacos & shoes. But I have realized over the last few years I am a serial dater I have stories for days most are crazy, sexy cool lol. I have started sharing them with friends a few years back and thought it would be neat to journal my lessons on my blog.

On my blog, you get a view of crazy dating scenarios and the lessons I have learned from them all, Fashion ideas, and also my frustrations since I chopped all my hair off and went natural lol. In my shop, you get the first seat to my courses, my workshops and adorable pieces I have found while travelling all across the US.
XOXO Hugs and Heels,
Kay

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Hey Guys!!

Many of us live in mediocrity. We allowed life to beat us up and we no longer dream big. We’ve accepted where we are in our lives and stopped making an effort to make our goals a reality.

Some of us can’t even remember what we wanted the most. I know just how easy it is to lose sight of our dreams and goals. Earlier, this week, I fell into the pit of mediocrity and almost forgot the reason why I wanted to blog in the first place.

To get back on track,  I did these six things;

1. Admit I was scared- “If you can’t beat fear, just do it scared.” It’s okay to be afraid; the best and greatest feared that they wouldn’t be their best. Taking the risk is what makes you successful. 

2. Write down the goals – There is something powerful about seeing your thoughts on paper or even in the form of a vision board. It helps to motivate you, and it’s a constant reminder of what you want to achieve.

3. An accountability partner – Share your dreams or goals with a close friend or even your partner so they can help you stick to your plan. Nick is my accountability partner, and he’s always checking in to see where I am with my daily goals. Even when I’m not in the mood to write or to work on a project, he doesn’t allow me to slack off.

4. Be Positive – When you get discouraged, think about how awesome you’ll feel when you’ve achieved what you set out to. Reflect on where you were before you started and compare it to where you are now. Your progress may be small but it’s progress, and that’s important.

5. Take small steps – Your aspirations can be overwhelming when you think of them. Take baby steps; those small victories will eventually lead you to your goal.

5.  Don’t give up – Nothing easy goes overnight and while you may feel like a failure, try to push through it. You’ll learn so much about yourself if you do.

Remember: “The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake”. Nelson Boswell