Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Outdoor Must-Haves

I hosted a Lifestyle Segment on Monday, July 12th on ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama. During the segment, I shared summer must-haves while hosting an outdoor event.

The products showcased were meant to assist with helping everyone enjoy their guests!

PROTECT YOUR PARTY GUESTS FROM MOSQUITOS – 15-20FT RADIUS OF PROTECTION

Thermacell | E55 Thermacell Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller (An Amazon Best Seller) – provides 20ft of protection ($39.99 on Amazon / Thermacell / Home Depot, Loews, Walmart etc.)

Thermacell | Patio Shield Metal Edition in Rose Gold provides 15ft of protection ($34.99 on Amazon / Thermacell / Home Depot, Loews, Walmart etc.)

Protect Your Skin with IBKÜL’s (IB-Cool) IceFil UPF 50+ Tops Available For The Whole Family

IBKÜL | Mens Womens & Children Tops ($19 – $99 depending on style) – Available on ibkul.com and Amazon. 

Make Your Eyes Pop Even With A Mask On with Easy To Use Magnetic Lashes

Lola’s Lashes | Easy To Use And Glamorous Lashes best selling magnetic Lashes in the UK | $28 – $65 at lolaslashes.com

Protect Your Pets & Kids From Ticks While You Enjoy A Beautiful Outdoor Memorial Day Weekend Backyard BBQ.

Thermacell | Tick Control Tubes (6 pack for $24.99 @Thermacell)

Click on the link to view the segment: Talk of Alabama | Summer Must-Haves | Kimberly West

Zucchini Lasagna Spirals Recipe: Cooking Demo on WBRC Fox6 News

Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit WBRC Fox6 news and host a cooking demo.  The recipe that I prepared was Zucchini Lasagna Spirals.  This was a fun opportunity because I like to prepare meals at home for my family with time-saving kitchen appliances.

Feature Photo from Destination Delish

I wanted to share the ingredients for those that enjoy trying new meals.  See the list below.

Zucchini Lasagna Spirals

 Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups Cucina Antica Tomato Basil cooking sauce
  • 12 oz. ricotta
  • 2 tbsp. basil, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Salt

Preparation:

  1. Lay the zucchini strips out on a cooling rack (cooling rack allows excess water to drain). Sprinkle salt across the tops of the zucchini and let sit for about 10-15 minutes to let the water sweat out of the zucchini. Pat the water off the zucchini and then flip them over and repeat with the next side. Wipe off excess salt with a towel.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F
  3. In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, basil, mozzarella, and egg. Stir well.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup Cucina Antica Tomato Basil on the bottom of casserole dish.
  5. Lay out the sliced zucchini noodles and spread about 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture over each individual zucchini noodle. Add a spoonful of Cucina Antica Tomato Basil over the top of the ricotta.
  6. Carefully roll up the zucchini and place in the casserole dish.
  7. Spread extra Cucina Antica Tomato Basil cooking sauce over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano on top.
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the cheese on top is a nice golden brown.

A suggestion I provided on-air would be to include onions, mushrooms or ground turkey meat.  This is the perfect dish to serve for dinner or during Sunday brunch.

Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Healthy and Quick Breakfast Recipe Ideas.

Last week I served as a Lifestyle Expert for Talk of Alabama:  ABC 3340 sharing healthy breakfast recipes.

I was excited to host the segment because breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.

Due to our hectic schedules, making a hearty breakfast can be a challenge but with the right appliances it can be an easy task!

During the segment I discussed the importance of creating a toast bar with the Krups 2 Slice Toaster Oven.  There are so many delicious toast recipes adding peanut butter, avocado, bananas, and olive oil as a topping.

For breakfast meals (on the go) make a fruit smoothie as an option; top with Carrington Farms Organic Flax and Chia Seeds to boost the immune system.  Munk Pack Oatmeal Squeezes are gluten-free, vegan snacks that are compacted with whole grains and fruit bites.

The TFal Pressure Cooker not only makes delicious dinners but breakfast dishes such as Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats.

Take a look at the segment clip here:  TALK OF ALABAMA:  HEALTHY BREAKFAST

Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup steel cut oats

3 1/2 cups water

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup raisins

Brown Sugar Topping

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté. When butter is melted add the oats and toast, stirring constantly, until they start to darken and smell nutty, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add water and salt to pressure cooking pot.
  3. Select high pressure and set 10 minutes cook time.
  4. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.
  5. When valve drops carefully remove lid. Stir oats. Stir in raisins. Cover and let sit five or 10 minutes until oats are desired thickness.

Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Fashion Week 2017 Celebrity Beauty Trends

I hosted a Lifestyle Segment with Talk of Alabama sharing Fashion Week 2017 Celebrity Beauty Trends.  Dana Benson from The Esthetic Loft and Nicole Stephani from mybodyboop.com joined the segment to discuss the benefits and application of eyelash extensions.

This particular lifestyle segment featured products to help everyone at-home enhance their natural beauty and provide makeup tips from New York Fashion Week 2017.

According the segment a few of the beauty trends seen on the runway included metallic eye shadow (whether in cream or powder) along with illuminating or strobing the face.  

Several celebrities use HD Invisible Foundation to provide an airbrushed look on-camera while reducing the appearance of pores.

The popular makeup technique of highlighting and contouring defines the cheekbones along with the use of Artis Elite Makeup Brushes to give a flawless finish.

When using Artis Elite Makeup Brushes recognize that each brush has an individual purpose and minimal product should be applied.  The products presented on ABC 33/40 included:

Face

Jane Iredale Active Light

Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

Stila Magnificent Glitter Eyeshadow

INGLOT HD Perfect Coverup Foundation

INGLOT Aquastic Cream Eyeshadow

INGLOT AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow

Black Opal True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation

Alima Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow

Mehron Makeup CreamBlend Stick

Mehron Celebre’ Pro-HD Cream Foundation

Mehron Metallic Powders

Body

Artis Elite Oval Brush 8

Artis Elite Linear 3

Artis Elite Oval 3

Artis Elite Circle 1

Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Summer 2017 Beauty Staples

I hosted a Lifestyle Segment with Talk of Alabama sharing summer beauty staples.

This particular segment featured products specifically geared towards protecting your skin during the warmer months, healthy tanning options, and looking refreshed with lip colors (or nail polish) for the new season.

The products I presented on ABC 33/40 included Elf Runway Ready Lip Palette, Hard Candy Color Correct Primer,  Hard Candy Color Correct Cushion Tip Creme Gel, Sinful Colors Nail Polish, Benecos Natural Fresh Bronzing Duo, True Natural Perfect Tan ProductsHawaiian Tropic Weightless Face Lotion SunscreenSkinny Tan Tanner.

Here’s the breakdown:

Face

Elf Runway Ready Lip Palette

Hard Candy Color Correct Primer

Hard Candy Color Correct Cushion Tip Creme Gel

Sinful Colors Nail Polish

Benecos Natural Fresh Bronzing Duo

Body

True Natural Perfect Tan Products

Hawaiian Tropic Weightless Face Lotion Sunscreen

Skinny Tan Tanner

Click Here To Watch:  TALK OF ALABAMA

TALK OF ALABAMA LIFESTYLE SEGMENT – Spring 2017 Fashion & Beauty Trends

Yesterday, I hosted a Lifestyle Segment on Talk of Alabama; sharing fashion and beauty must-haves to help everyone look their best for the new season.

This segment featured not only beauty products but also touched upon the latest fashion trends from Ann Taylor Spring 2017 Collection.

The products I presented on ABC 33/40 included Over EZParaguard, G. M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patches, DECLEOR Aurabsolu Refreshing Mist, Bioré Skincare Acne Collection, Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer, Ban Roll-On Deodorant, Spa @ Home by Masque Bar Sleeping Mask, Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, KORRES Body Butter in Basil Lemon, LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Deodorant, Crest Whitening System, and Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Lotion.

Here’s the breakdown:

Face

DECLEOR Aurabsolu Refreshing Mist

Bioré Skincare Acne Collection

Spa Home Mask

Rimmel London

Crest Whitening System

Body

Over EZ

Paraguard

G. M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patches

Ban Deodarant

Curel

Vaseline Spray Lotion

Korres Lotion

Fashion

Tassel Suede Pumps

Bell-Sleeve Silk Blouse

Ruffle Front Sweater

Click Here To Watch:  TALK OF ALABAMA

WUSA 9 Washington DC National Wine Day Television Segment

Style + Life + Fashion discussed beauty products that are infused with red grapes on WUSA 9 CBS to celebrate National Wine Day 2014.

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The primary focus of the segment was to share the beauty benefits of red grapes such as: preventing moisture loss, cell damage, and cleanse the body of impurities. According to the writeup, “the skin and seeds of red grapes contain Resveratrol that controls the aging process.”

Most importantly, the products can be used without receiving the added side effects of drinking wine.

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special thanks to Yellow Tail Wine for providing bottles

Products

Uni K Hand and Foot Glow

G.M. Collin Bio Organique Masque Energizing Mask

Aprivitas Wine Elixir Anti – Wrinkle and Rich Firming Face Cream

Vine Vera Resveratrol Zinfandel Skin Toning and Correcting Cream

I was very excited to host the segment because the products have dynamic results.  And of course, we all love to have a glass of wine but now it’s also included in our beauty products.  To view the segment click on the link: WUSA9NationalWineDay

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