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The Diner [Norcross, GA]

20130217_134648I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant this past weekend with my boyfriend. I was totally pleased with the total experience.

I ordered a two-egg breakfast that was accompanied by my choice of hash browns or home fries, grits or gravy, and either a biscuit or toast. I chose hash browns, grits, and a biscuit. I was feeling pretty hungry, so I ordered a single pancake as well. The food was cooked to order, and made right in front of us. They have a setup very similar to the Waffle House. Although I had to add salt and pepper to my meal, it was still pretty good. It was definitely like having a home cooked meal. I am very specific when ordering, and everything came out perfectly. The serving sizes were good. The pancake was the size of the plate, and was light and fluffy. It was delicious! I drank coffee, and had no complaints there either.

20130217_125344The service was awesome. We were greeted as soon as we came in. The cooks and cashier were very nice and helpful. They cracked a few jokes, and made the dining experience excellent. We didn’t have to wait long for our orders to be taken or to receive our food. We were often checked on, and our glasses remained full.

The restaurant is set up like a typical diner with booths, tables and counter seats. The seating is limited. I like diners because they always seem to have a comfortable and inviting setting. This diner was no different.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience. The food was good, the service was great, and I loved the diner atmosphere. Not to mention, the prices were just right. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant.20130217_134639

Beauty Haul

I, like many consumers want to know about the products I want to purchase before I actually make the purchase. Often, we find ourselves asking for the opinions of others, and looking at YouTube video reviews. With that said,  I’d like to share my thoughts on 10 beauty products that I’ve bought over the past few months. You’ve may have felt tempted to try these products, and needed a trusted opinion before making the purchase. So, here goes…

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1. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Treatment

I am not the biggest fan of this product. It claims to detoxify, but I don’t feel the detoxifying at all. When I use this product, I don’t feel as if my face is getting a deep cleanse. This treatment also claims to wake you up. Not to sure about that because I feel the exact same after washing my face.

2. Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer with SPF 15

This is another product that I could careless about. The consistency is real thick, and goes on white. This moisturizer claims to brighten your face  because it’s infused with gold shimmer. I’m not a big fan of that. The only reason why I chose this product is for the SPF 15. I am currently using the Clinique dark spot treatment, and I’m required to use an SPF. I’ll provide feedback on the Clinique product at a later date.

3. Equate Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer

This is actually my favorite moisturizer. It’s not oily, and leaves my face feeling moisturized. The best part about it is that it’s half the price of other facial moisturizers out there.

4. Maybelline Ultra Lash Mascara

I love this mascara. It doesn’t leave my eyelashes clumpy. It’s long-lasting, and makes my eyelashes appear very long. I didn’t purchase this that long ago, but I’m just about out. I use this mascara everyday, and would definitely recommend it.

5. NYX Jumbo  Eye Pencil in 604 Milk

I like this product so far. I’ve only used it once or twice, but I liked how it turned out. It’s long-lasting, and perfect for those hard to reach spots. I’ve worn it in the tear duct area, and it went on really smooth. It’s pigmented, and works will with darker complexions  I’ve read that people have used the pencil for a shadow base. So, I plan on trying that in the near future.

6. NYX Skinny Black Liner

I use this product multiple times a week. It slides on smoothly, and is long-lasting. I can do thin lines, or thicker lines if I choose. It’s very dark , which is something I really like when it comes to black liners. Sometimes black liners are too light, and look like charcoal.  It’s retractable, too. No sharpening!

7. Maybelline 635 Very Cherry Lipstick

This is my favorite red lipstick. It long-lasting, and doesn’t smear throughout the day. It’s very rich in color, and looks wonderful against my complexion. It’s really hard to find a good red lipstick, but I’ve found mine!

8. NYX Eyebrow Shaper

I use this everyday. This product is made of wax, and is used to keep your eyebrows in place. It does just that. Those stray eyebrow hairs have no chance with this product.

9. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

This is another product by NYX that I use everyday. I like my eyebrows dark, and this Eyebrow Cake Powder is just the right color. I use this alongside the next beauty item.

10. Loreal Hip 807 Poppy

I don’t really use the yellow eye shadow in this duo. It’s not very pigmented or true to color. When applied, it’s white. That’s definitely not the look I wanted when purchasing this. However, I use the brown everyday. I blend this into my eyebrows along with the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder. I don’t have black hair, so I use this to give my eyebrows a black-brown look.

Hope this helps. Happy Beauty Buying!

 

Taco Mac [Atlanta]


Don’t let the name of this restaurant fool you because it definitely fooled me. While there were a few Hispanic inspired dishes on the menu, the menu was mostly composed of American grill food items. I wasn’t really disappointed because at that point, I was starving. So, anything would have been fine.

This restaurant is set up like a typical bar and grill. There are a ton of TVs and high-top tables. We were sat almost immediately upon arriving. Our server was very good. He was attentive, had suggestions, and checked on us quite often. He seemed genuinely willing to serve us.

I ordered the Rocky Mountain Chicken Sandwich and fries. I also ordered a side salad. The salad was very filling alone. It was fresh, and had all the toppings I needed. The fries were good, and so was the chicken sandwich. It came with a special sauce, rocky sauce, which was pretty tasty. I believe the sauce was a mixture of BBQ and honey mustard sauce. An added bonus was that unlike some restaurants,  they weren’t stingy with the avocado. So, that made me happy. I will say this though, the food was good, but it wasn’t outstanding.

I would recommend dining in here. The atmosphere is fun, the service is great, and the food is decently priced.

Hampton Inn Atlanta Perimeter

This has been one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the hospitality levels were on high. I read a lot of reviews on this hotel, and I don’t remember coming across any negative ones. That factor along distance and pricing were the main reasons why I choose this hotel. I can say that I was quite happy with my decision.

The room was setup up exactly like the pictures I saw online. The room was clean and the linens were too. The bed was comfortable, and the pillows were perfect. I slept quite peacefully. The 2 Queen bed room was pretty spacious, with an in-room refrigerator, desk,  desk chair and lounge chair. The only amenity this room lacked was a microwave, which had to be requested. The bathroom was nice and clean. There was a ton of counter space, which is something that I really need.  The shower/tub combo was clean, and the water got really hot.

The hotel offered a complimentary breakfast. It included a few hot items, cereal, bagels, danishes, coffee, waffles, and juice. Although the food was mediocre, it helped that we didn’t have to look for a place to eat breakfast. Instead we ate at the hotel, and started our day as soon as we pulled out the parking lot.

The hotel was located in close proximity to every attraction we wanted to visit. The longest distance traveled was to Six Flags, which was approximately 30 minutes away. That was definitely a very important factor in choosing this hotel, especially since we wanted to participate in Atlanta’s night life. When returning late, although the parking lot was full, we still managed to find parking in a lighted area. This was important, especially being a female.

The hospitality shown by the hotel personnel was amazing. Everyone was smiling, and willing to help in any manner. They answered any and all questions we had. The personnel would often make suggestions for places to dine, and visit to enhance our experience. With that said, I would recommend this hotel to all those traveling to Atlanta. It’s accommodating to families, extended stays and business trips. 

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