Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Destination Domestic: Making My Own Taco Shells

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I have been struggling with my blog mojo lately, so I decided it's time to refresh The Pink Chick! I will be changing things here and there, and my first change is today! Today I am introducing a new segment called "Destination Domestic"! I have so many wonderfully domestic friends that inspire me on a daily basis, so I thought I would try my hand at becoming a little more domestic and share my adventures with you!

My first domestic adventure was making homemade taco shells. I saw them in a magazine and thought they looked delicious and rather easy. Basically, you fry a corn tortilla.

My first attempt didn't go so great. I ended up having grease pop in my face (due to a combo of too much oil and too high heat). I suffered minor burns to my cheek, forehead, and eyelids. Of course, I handled to situation with grace. That is if you consider crying and vowing never to cook again graceful! ;)

A week later most of my burns (and my pride) had healed, and I was ready for attempt number two! Attempt two went off without a hitch! The taco shells were delicious and make for one heck of a yummy taco! My husband couldn't stop raving about them!

Burns aside, home made taco shells are super easy to make! You can find great step by step instructions here. You can also try frying strips of corn tortillas to liven up a taco salad!

Sorry I didn't take any pictures! Next time I promise!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Product Review: The HANA Air Premiere Hair Dryer

I'm finally back! Not only am I back, but I'm back with a product review!

Misikko.com recently contacted me about trying out their best blow dryer-the HANA Air Premiere Hair Dryer. I absolutely adore hair products and I love my hair, so of course I said yes!

When the hair dryer first arrived, I wasn't expecting it to be any different than my normal hair dryer. Boy was I surprised! This hair dryer is amazing!

I have very, very thick hair. It usually takes me at least 15 minutes or more to dry my hair with my normal hair dryer. By the time I am finished drying my hair, my face and neck are red from the heat and I am already tired of styling my hair. The HANA hair dyer drys my hair in 5 minutes! That's right-5 minutes!!!! I don't even have to use the highest heat setting! I have been using the HANA hair dryer for about two weeks now, and I have to say that my hair has never been softer or silkier!

In weighing the pros and cons of this hair dryer, the only con is the price. The HANA dryer is on the expensive side, but I have to admit that it is worth the money. I have a tendency to be cheap, but the next time I need a new hair dryer I will not be running to Wal-Mart to pick one up. I will be ordering one of the professional blow dryers (like the HANA) from Misikko. Also, if you are interested in a great flat iron, Misikko also carries a large variety of hair straighteners.

I in no way was compensated for writing this product review except for the receipt of the product that was reviewed. In other words, I really do love this hair dryer and no one paid me to say that! :)