#cheflain- Chili Lime Shrimp with Polenta

Hi everyone!

Cooking has turned into a huge hobby of mine. I post pictures of what I make on my Instagram (@alainasteiner). As a joke, I started to tag them all with #cheflain. It started to catch on because now whenever I catch up with someone they bring up #cheflain! Many of my friends have also been asking for recipes (which I do get from Pinterest). I decided I will try to write them on here as well as my thoughts on the dish.



The original recipe can be found here.

* I did not make this in my crockpot just in a pot and skillet. The good thing is you can make this recipe right away or while you’re not home in the crockpot. Follow original recipe for crockpot instructions.*


1 lb of shrimp (I used fresh)

2 Tbsp lime (I used half of a lime)

1 tsp Chili powder

1/8 tsp Black pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

Polenta (I used the pre-cooked polenta. Since I didn’t use a crockpot)

1 cup frozen corn

1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

2 cloves of garlic, minced


  1. Remove polenta from casing and follow cooking instructions. Basically you cook the polenta on low and slowly add milk until it is creamy (consistency of grits).
  2. Clean and de-vain shrimp. Marinate the shrimp with oil,salt, pepper, garlic,lime, and chili powder for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Add cheese and corn to the polenta until combined.
  4. In a heated skillet cook shrimp until pink, about 4 minutes.
  5. To serve, put down polenta first. Next, add shrimp topping with the extra sauce in the pan.
  6. Eat and repeat ūüôā

Results- I would make it again! I think it needed a little more lime and a dash more chili powder. The polenta makes it a very filling dish, so for two people you will have left overs.



Mermaid Glam 

IMG_9974¬† ¬† I recently saw Carli Bybel do a video on a look she called mermaid glam (you can watch it here). It inspired me to do a colorful eye look that reminded me of the ocean. This is the look I came up with! I will list all the products below. It’s a lot of random items, but you can recreate this look with whatever you have. Within the past two days I have seen a ton of Instagram posts using bright blues and greens together, might be a new trend.



Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer-240 Fair/Light (Prime lids)
Stilla eyeshadow- Glitz (set concealer, inner corner, and brow bone highlight)
NYC Cheek Glow- 656 Sutton Place Peach (transition shade)
MAC eyeshadow- Submarine (lid color, lower lash line)
MAC eyeshadow- Humid (outer lid ,crease color, lower lash line)
Mary Kay eyeshadow- Lemongrass (inner corner)
Mary Kay eyeshadow- Denim Frost (center of the lid)
Covergirl Supersizer Mascara- Very black

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Makeup Forever HD Foundation- #135
Makeup Forever HD Powder- Translucent (Set foundation and concealer)
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer-240 Fair/Light (Conceal under eyes and highlight)
Stilla Highlighter- Illuminate (highlight)



Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick- 127 Pink Chic
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Rimmel Haul and Review


A few months ago Walgreens had a 40% off sale for all Rimmel products. I¬†haven’t tried too many of their products and¬†knew this was the perfect time to do so. I’m going to do a mini review as well since I have used these now for the past couple of¬†months.

Show Off Lip Lacquers
Nude Eclipse (pictured first)
– Apocaliptic (pictured second)

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Packaging: I LOVE the packing on this. I think its super sleek, I love the top of the wand and how you can see the color on the bottom of the tube.
Color: Amazing! They have great color pay off. Super pigmented and true to color of the package.
Smell:¬†This is a weird category to judge a product, however this is one of the reasons why I wouldn’t repurchase the product. I am not a fan of the smell of these lacquers. The best way I can describe it in words would be that it reminds me of old lipstick. Similar to your mom or grandma’s lipstick that was made decades ago.
Longevity: I would say they are good but not great. I feel like the pink shade lasted longer than the nude.
Additional Comments: I liked them but didn’t love them. I really dislike the smell to the point where I wouldn’t buy them again and it bothers me when I wear them.

Moisture Renew Lipstick

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IMG_0067Top swatch is 127 “Pink Chic. Bottom is 200 “Latino”

Packaging: Fun and sleek. I like the bright purple combined with silver. 
Color: A little sheer but they are buildable. 
Smell: Similar to potpourri/ air freshener. The scent is not too strong.
With a lip liner I feel like it is a standard wear.
Additional Comments:
This lipstick is very smooth and feels moisturizing on the lips. I would repurchase more.

– Dare to PInk

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Packaging: Cute, standard double sided lip product. I like the lip art on the step 2 side.
Color: Similar to packaging.
Smell: I can’t¬†really detect a¬†true smell. There is a slight smell of lipstick and glue, that sounds a little weird haha but its very faint.
Lasted a long time (not 16 hours) but flakes after a while.
Additional Comments:
I¬†really don’t like this product. I¬†would not repurchase it. It does not look even on your lips. It is very chopping looking even when you moisturize before hand. I thought¬†this would only happen once but I tried it a¬†handful of times and it always happened.

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Packaging: Classy.I like the all black tube with Kate’s signature in red.
Color: Amazing! Pigmented and smooth. The perfect rose nude.
Really good. Lasted a long time for a lipstick.
Additional Comments:
I LOVE this lipstick and will definitely be repurchasing it. Especially this color, a favorite of mine.

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Packaging: Standard lip liner packaging.
Color: Amazing! Your lips but better color.
Smell: No smell.
Very long lasting. 
Additional Comments:
Run out and buy this color. This will be a must in my collection.

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Packaging: Standard packaging.
Color: Good water line color. Light nude.
Smell: No smell.
Will fade as you wear it but has decent wear time.
Additional Comments:
I think this is a great waterline color. It is a very good price for a drugstore liner. I will be repurchasing.

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Packaging: I dislike the packaging. It is hard to get the product out and I feel like you can’t control the amount either.
Color: It’s a good brightening color.
Smell: No smell.
It has a standard wear.
Additional Comments:
 If they changed the packaging I would repurchase it.

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Traditional Smokey Eye

Recently I have seen a lot of YouTubers creating a traditional smokey eye with just 2-3 shadows. These shadows being a black and a light-medium brown to blend. I have not used black eyeshadow all over the lid in a really long time, so I wanted to try this out and see how I liked it. Back in the day, whenever I did a smokey eye with black eyeshadow I would use gray with it and created a more cool toned eye. I will list the products I used as I mention them.


-To start this look you need to prime your eye lids. I just use a medium concealer to this. (Maybeline FIT me in 25 medium)

РThe next step is optional but I recommend doing it to make your black shadow look bolder. Take whatever black eyeliner you have and make a thick line close to your lash line. Next take a small blending brush and blend the shadow onto your lid.

– Take a black eyeshadow (I used Mac Carbon) and pack it on your lid. Focus it on the lid and make sure not to go up to your crease.

РThe key to this look is blending the shadows. You are then going to work with a light brown eyeshadow. I also used a medium brown to add a little more depth in the crease (both shadows were used from my Morphe Brushes JH favorites palette). Slowly blend your brown shadow into your crease. This is going to help blend out your black shadow and achieve the smokey look.

-Continue adding black and brown shadows to your liking.

-Lastly, take the same eyeliner you used earlier and line the top and bottom waterlines. To smoke out your bottom lash line, you want to take your light brown shadow on a small brush and sweep it back and forth.

Thats it!¬†I have not perfected this look what so ever and it might look crazy the first time you try it but don’t give up. IMG_9697
I love how sultry this eye look is. I think that is what made me want to try it every time I saw it!


Side note- I HATE how dark my under eyes photograph! I have concealer on but it looks like I don’t every time I take a picture. I need to try the orange concealer¬†trick.



I paired this look with a nude lip. I used Wet and Wild’s “Bare it All”

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Black on Black

Hi beauties!
Remember me?? If you have blogged before you know that if you don’t stay on top of your blog it can easily be pushed in the back without you noticing. Then months later, you noticed that you have neglected your little baby and your subscribers start to forgot you ;( I can go on and on about this but I am hoping to just jump back into it and try and stay on top of it. I truly enjoyed this as a creative outlet and hope everyone will welcome me back with open arms.
There is one thing that I have learned from living in LA…girls and guys love their black clothing! I feel like in Georgia if you wore black on black you were either working in a restaurant or it was associated with punk music and heavy black eyeliner. However, in LA everyone and their mother wears black clothing morning,noon, and night. It is not just a black shirt and jeans, everyone LOVES their black on black looks. I have to say living here for a little over a year now, I have seen myself dabbling in this trend.
My closet has always been stocked with tons of black clothes but only because it was part of my work uniform and I hated to wear it outside of work. To get back into blogging I put together a little inspiration board.
I hope everyone enjoys their week!

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Lego and Beauty?

Makeup organization has been extremely popular in the past couple of years. If you are a big YouTube fan you already know where I am going with this. Top beauty gurus are all about good makeup organization. Everyone and their mother on YouTube has those tall white drawers where they organize the abundance of makeup they own (totally jealous). Recently, I have been seeing a lot of acrylic storage used to organize makeup. I am a big fan of the look of these and think it’s great to be able to see what is where. I came across an article that shows how all these storage pieces weren’t cutting it for a Canadian-based musician and artist. So what do you do if you can’t find something you want in stores‚Ķyou make it out of legos. Check out the article here from The Huffington Post about how Annabelle Rioux created Lego makeup displays!

Sinful Colors- Vacation Time Review

My first review of my drugstore haul had to be the nailpolish I bought. I’m in love¬†with this color (294 Vacation Time)!!
When going shopping I had zero intention of buying nailpolish because to be honest I didn’t really need any. Then I saw this color! My friend originally picked it up and told me she had and loved it.
The second I layed my eyes on it I threw it in my basket. It is the perfect rose mauve color myself and every other girl has been drooling over this fall. To put the cherry on top this nailpolish was $1.99! Yeah, I know!
I have been an OPI girl for as long as I can remember so I haven’t purchased much nailpolish outside of them.

My review-
¬† Stop reading this and go purchase this nail-polish! Well maybe finish reading this first, then go get it.I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing this formula was. It wasn’t too runny nor goopy. It was opaque and was true to the color in the bottle, which is hard to find with nailpolish sometimes.


This is 2 coats! Don’t mind my cuticles :l

Has anyone else tried this brand before? Any recommendations ūüôā
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Drugstore Beauty Haul

I have been writing a list of drugstore makeup that I have been wanting so when I started to need things I would have a general idea of what to buy. Lets be real, it is extremely easy to get lost in any makeup aisle. I purchased items from both Rite-Aid and Walgreens. Stay tuned for individual posts with pictures and reviews of what I got.IMG_6887.JPGRite- Aid purchases:

Maybelline– The Rocket mascara in blackest black

Maybelline– Fit Me concelear in 25 medium

NYC– Cheek Glow in 656 Sutton Place Peach

NYC– Liquid eyeliner in black

Walgreens purchases:

Wet n Wild– Eyeshadow collection in 736 Petal Pusher

Wet n Wild– Lipstick in 916d Ravin Raisin

Wet n Wild– Fergie Vicious Varnish in A305 Legendary Face
(yeah theres been a new Wet n Wild love recently)

Sinful Colors– Nail-polish in 264 Vacation Time. (Sneak peak I’m obsessed already!!)

That is all for my drugstore haul. Stay tuned for reviews of all these products.

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