/> The Juicy Beauty Word: April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Purple Makeup: Eye Shadow, Blush, Lipstick and Nail Polish

Purple has always been one of my favorite colors especially the shades of soft lilac and rich shades deep blue violet. If you love the purple too, you can wear it easily by creating a beautiful purple makeup palette for your face with eye shadow, blush and lipstick. Don't shy away from purple. I find there are so many shades, anyone can wear it.

There are warm purples that have more of red in them, the red violets. There are cool purples that have more blue in them, the blue violets. A red violet and blue violet can be grayed to create soft mauved shades that anyone can wear.    

Let me show you some beautiful purple cosmetics I like.

I use purple a lot on my brides. Many of them have purple themed weddings and want to add a touch of purple to their makeup to coordinate. 

See my spring purple bride

purple eye shadow look
Here are some great purple eye shadows to get this look.

Apply Moondust from Honey Bee Gardens Powder Colors to the inner half of the eyelid.

Apply Livin' Lavish from the Too Faced Gold Chocolate Palette to the outer half of the eyelid blending it into the Moondust.

Apply the deepest shade in the Covergirl Eye Enhancers Blossoms Palette to the outer edge of the eyelid.

Use Decadent in the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette to line your eyes and create a little flick up on the outer eye.

The Too Faced Tutti Frutti Razzle Dazzle Berry Eye Shadow Palette is a beautiful palette of purply shades. It smells like berries too!!! I love it and use it all the time.
too faced razzle dazzle berry

I find that a plum blush is very flattering and natural looking especially on medium to dark skin tones. 

it cosmetics blush sugar plum

Some beautiful plum shades to try are:

It Cosmetics CC+ Ombre Radiance Blush in Sugar Plum has multiple shades of purple that create a soft natural dimensional look on yours cheeks. I love this one since I like to use more than one blush color on the cheeks to create beautiful shape and dimension. 

Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Plum Plush. This is a great inexpensive way to get your plum cheeks!

For a deeper shade of warm plum, try Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush in Plum Berry. This is a cream blush that creates a nice dewy finish on the cheeks.
Purple lips can be super deep or bright purple for an avant garde look or a lovely natural looking medium shade of berry or soft lilac for a romantic look. 
Zoya Maggie
The color above is Zoya Maggie. It's a beautiful berry shade that looks good on many skin tones. Zoya makes lots of easy to wear shades of purple.

Click here for Zoya lipstick purply shades and swatches.

For a fabulous bold purple look, I love Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Violet Volt! It's a fabulous bold purple.
Try Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick in Purple Rain for a dramatic matte look.

If you are looking for just a sheer hint of purple, Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Purple Haze gives you a moisturizing sheer wash of color. Lips in soft colors always pair well with bold dramatic eye shadow colors.

Need some glitter purple? Try Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard in Purple Reign. This is a super fun long wearing sparkling lip cream in a brilliant medium to dark shade of purple!
zoya evette
I always love purple nails! My favorite nail polish brand, Zoya, has lots of gorgeous purples. The color above is Evette from the Zoya Innocence Collection for spring 2019.

This is Haruko. A soft metallic from the Zoya Thrive Collection.
zoya haruko

Here is Delia from the Zoya Sunshine Collection, another purple beauty!
zoya delia
Click here to see my posts and swatches of Zoya Collections and Colors

I hope my post has given you some purple inspiration! I am available to help you with your special occasion or everyday makeup if you live in the Philadelphia, Pa. area.
Are you more of a pink makeup girl? See my pink makeup post!

You can find Zoya products at salons, spas, zoya.com and on Amazon.  We carry Zoya nail polish at Styling Point in Media, Pa. Come see me to get your nails party looking pretty with a beautiful Zoya nail polish color.

       Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Pina Colada Cheesecake Recipe - The Juicy Beauty Word

pina colada cheesecake
I'm all about eating low sugar, vegetarian healthy food, but sometimes, a girl's just gotta have cheesecake! My Piña Colada Cheesecake is full of cream cheese (which is a nice calcium dairy food), pineapple (rich in Vitamin C) and the trendy health craze ingredient coconut milk. It's practically health food, right? That's what I tell myself, anyway! I believe a small piece of a yummy dessert is good for our mental health especially if it contains a little rum!
pina colada cheesecake ingredients
I sometimes make this cheesecake for my husband's birthday since it's one of his favorites. It also is a lovely dessert for the Easter holiday.

This recipe can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free graham crackers for the crust. One of my daughters was gluten free for a time. She has gravitated away from gluten free but says she felt better when she was gluten free so I like to adjust my a lot of my recipes to accommodate a gluten free diet.

My Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

To get a rich tasting cheesecake with a lovely texture, I use regular cream cheese. You can use the lower fat Neufchâtel Cheese to lower the fat content in the cheesecake if you choose. I figure this is a dessert so I go for the gusto of full fat to create the most delicious dessert. I also use full fat sour cream. Again, you can lower the fat content by using lower fat sour cream. I don't recommend using anything fat free for a dessert. The fat is needed to create the best texture.

This recipe includes canned crushed pineapple. It must be very well drained. I use a 20 oz. of crushed pineapple in pineapple juice. Drain the pineapple in a colander and press it with a large spoon to squeeze out the juice. Then, measure the 1 cup of the pineapple. Make draining the pineapple the first step when you start preparing your cheesecake so there is plenty of draining time.  

I add dark rum to this cheesecake for authentic piña colada flavor. You can use rum extract if you choose. Use 1 or 2 tablespoons according to how much rum flavor you desire.

toasting coconut
Toasted coconut adds a nice crispy texture to the cheesecake and tastes yummy. It also is very decorative on top of the cheesecake and around the plate. Coconut easily toasted in a pan on your stove top.
springform pan with foil
I like to wrap foil on the bottom of my springform cake pan to prevent any melted butter leakage from the crust. Believe me, I have way too much experience with smoke billowing from the oven from an overflow or pan leak burning on the bottom of the oven so I'm always looking for ways to prevent it from happening! Just ask my daughters!!!

pina colada cheesecake
Piña Colada Cheesecake
This creamy, yummy cheesecake full of pineapple and coconut flavor is a favorite of my husband! Toasted coconut is the perfect decorative accent and adds a nice crispy texture.

The Crust

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, regular or gluten free
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

The Cake

4 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 15 oz. can of cream of coconut
1 cup of crushed pineapple, well drained
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 teaspoons of dark rum or rum extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice

The Topping
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Drain pineapple. Pre heat the oven to 350°. 


Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Press the mixture into a 10 inch springform cake pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. 


Beat cream cheese at medium speed until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until well blended. Add the eggs, one egg at a time, beating after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add sour cream, cream of coconut, pineapple, cornstarch, vanilla, rum and lemon juice. Mix on low speed till nicely combined.

Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Open the oven and check to see that the cheesecake is just about set and it is golden on top. Close oven door and turn the oven off. Allow cheesecake to gradually cool in the oven for 1 hour. Remove cheesecake from oven and allow the it to continue to cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Refrigerate for about 8 hours in the springform before serving time.


Toast the flaked coconut in a dry pan over medium heat on your stove top stirring frequently until golden. Put the coconut is a glass bowl and allow it to cool. Cover and store at room temperature until it is time to serve the cheesecake. 

Remove well chilled cheesecake from the springform pan. Put on a beautiful plate and sprinkle toasted coconut on the cheesecake and on the edges of the plate. Serves 10 to 12. Slice and Enjoy!

cheesecake slice

       Have a Beautiful Day! 
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