Thursday, February 28, 2013

Simple Salad

Hello again lovelies, so sorry for my 2 day hiatus but I have just been a little busy lately. I promise to do a few more outfit posts in the upcoming weeks, but today I have another delicious and simple recipe for you all to try. This is for a simple caprese salad that is not only easy to make, but yummy and impressive to make when you have a few friends over. It only takes 6 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) to make this plate of  deliciousness so it keeps your wallet full as well. I hope you enjoy!



Caprese Salad

  Ingredients

  • 1-2 large or 3-4 medium tomatoes (just use the same sized tomatoes as your cheese)
  • 1-2 large or 3-4 medium balls of fresh mozzarella cheese in water (buffalo mozzarella is the best)
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, the juice of about 1-3 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Juice lemons and remove any seeds or pulp. Mix well with the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper to make a dressing. Slice tomatoes and cheese into equal sized slices (about 1/4 inch thick). Wash basil and remove leaves from stems. Arrange the cheese, tomatoes, and basil on a plate alternating evenly. Pour the desired amount of dressing over the salad and enjoy!




Monday, February 25, 2013

Firmoo Voucher Winners Announced!

Congratulations!

Thank you to all who supported me in my first giveaway! I really appreciate all of your feedback and love and am so happy to be able to give back to my loyal readers. I would love to announce for you the lucky winners, of whom can email me at meggiefrue.blogspot@gmail.com to get the $30 Firmoo voucher code. I should be able to email the winners later as well, just in case they miss this post. Anyway, here are the lucky followers:

1. Caroline Topperman
2. Schubes 17
3. Gail J
4. Rachel Mark



Congratulations and Thanks again so much!

XOXO




























Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lipstick Lovers






Hello lovelies! Today I have for you a few swatches of my recent lipstick purchases. They are all Wet 'n Wild brand Mega Last Lip Color. According to their website, this lipstickis described as:

"A 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips"

Sounds great right? Well they are! I am obsessed with these lipsticks and the best part? They only run you about $2 a piece! I already have 7 colors, and know I need a few more. They are VERY highly pigmented with an extremely opaque, matte color. Just be careful to make sure your lips are moisturized and exfoliated before applying because they will accentuate chapped or peeling lips. They are great by themselves, or with a gloss over top to give it some shine. Here are some swatches of the ones I have and then the names below coordinate to the swatches on my arm from left to right. I really hope you try out at least one color, you will not regret it! My personal favorite is "just peachy" which is the perfect pink/nude to my yellow toned skin. Enjoy and let me know what you think!







903C Just Peachy
(My fave, great nude for warm skin tones)



901B Think Pink
(Natural pink color, would go great with cooler skin tones)
(Dupe for MAC Creme Cup)



967 Dollhouse Pink
(A bright light pink shade, would go amazing on dark skin tones)
(Dupe for MAC Pink Nouveau)



966 Don't Blink Pink
(Bright, vibrant pink, great for all skin tones)



970 Purty Persimmon
(A great orangey-red shade, should work for all skin tones, warm tones in particular)
(Dupe for MAC So Chaud)



965 Cherry Picking
(A cooler red tone, great for all skin tones)



908C Sugar Plum Fairy
(A pinkey-purple tone, great for all skin tones, especially cool)
(Dupe for MAC Rebel)


You can find Wet 'n Wild at any major drugstore or grocery store. Happy shopping!
P.S. don't forget to sign up for my first giveaway! Ends tomorrow at midnight!!!

Click here to sign up!!!

XOXO

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Giveaway Continued






Happy middle of the week everyone! Today I am just here to remind you of my fabulous giveaway c/o Firmoo. Do not forget to check out yesterday's post regarding the giveaway. It is my first one, so I am pretty excited to share it with you! The rules, again, are as follows:



1. Be a follower of Meggie Frue(mandatory).
2. Leave a comment below with writing of whichglasses you'd love to have on Firmoo site (mandatory). Click here to see the options available for voucher use .
3. "Like" the Meggie Fruefacebook page (mandatory)
4. Be a follower of Meggie Frue on bloglovin, twitter, pinterest, and/or instagram (extra entry perfollow)
5. "Like" the Firmoo facebookpage (extra entry)
6. "Tweet" about thisgiveaway (extra entry)




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Please in your comment below tell me each of your entries. Also, visit here to see which countries Firmoo ships to. This giveaway will be closed on February 22nd (midnight),so hurry before it's too late and good luck!!!


XOXO


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First Giveaway!

Alright folks! I hope you had an amazing long weekend! Sorry for taking off a few days but I was in Austin this weekend for my sweet friend Sally's bachlorette party! We all had such a great time staying at her family lake house and doing a few fun winery tours. She seemed so happy and we are all so excited for her wedding in March! Also, yesterday was the hub's 30th birthday! We had an amazing day off from work together just lounging around and eating great food with close friends. I am so thankful to have him in my life and so glad he enjoyed his birthday. 



I have some exciting news for you all. Remember Firmoo glasses from Firmoo.com, the world's most popular online eyeglass store? Well they have given me the opportunity to host my first giveaway! They have so many great styles including prescription and non-prescription lenses as well as prescription and non-prescription sunglasses and I really love their products. The amazing company offers its shoppers a Virtual Try-On System that helps you find the right frames. You even are able to upload your own photo so that you can really figure out which frames work best for you. Below are a few different glasses that I have had my eye on lately:


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Ok so time for details. If you are interested in competing, there will hopefully be 6 winners to this giveaway! If 30 or less compete, I will be randomly selecting 5 people to win a $30 voucher toward an eyeglass or sun glass purchase! Since most glasses range from $20-$40, that is an amazing deal. Even better though, if 30 or more people compete one will win a pair of fashionable eyeglasses, both prescription & non-prescription are available. (Shipping not included. Designer glasses and sunglasses are not available to choose.) And then 5 other "second" prize winners will be chosen for the $30 voucher. You really have nothing to loose, so why not try!



The rules are as follows:


1. Be a follower of Meggie Frue (mandatory).
2. Leave a comment with writing which glasses you'd love to have on Firmoo site (mandatory).
3. "Like" the Meggie Frue facebook page (mandatory)
4. Be a follower of Meggie Frue on bloglovin, twitter, pinterest, and/or instagram (extra entry per follow)
5. "Like" the Firmoo facebook page (extra entry)
6. "Tweet" about this giveaway (extra entry)




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Please also leave a comment below for each of your entries. Also, visit here to see which countries Firmoo ships to. This giveaway will be closed on February 22nd (midnight), so hurry before it's too late and good luck!!!



XOXO

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today is a day to dedicate to the greatest gift of all, love! It does not matter if it is your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, sister, brother, child, friend....anyone and everyone that you love is extra special on this day. Take time to remind them how much you truly care. I love all those in my life, but I especially want to show my love to my Valentine, the Hubs, today. I cannot imagine a day without him and I love him more then words can possibly express. I am so lucky to have him and our love for each other continues to grow and blossom. Thank you for loving me Travis and I hope that you feel my love for you today and every day!









































XOXO