Cleansed and Refreshed

April 12, 2017

Hi Loves,

For those of you who follow me on my social media accounts, you know that on March 30, 2017 I started my 3 day juice cleanse, followed by 2 days of Puree vegetable soups.

As promised here my video on my experience with juicing and my current diet.  

My 5 Day Detox Breakdown

My 3 day Juice Cleanse was provided by Anti Vice. I found them locally through google. 

Here is a break down of my three days :)


cucumber, coconut water, blueberry, kale, lemon

Mid Day Snack

cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, romaine, lemon, chlorophyll


apple, carrot, celery, beet, lemon, ginger

Afternoon Pick Me Up

grapefruit, orange, pineapple, cayenne pepper


cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, romaine, lemon, chlorophyll

I was having at least 500ml of water before and in between my juices. I made some homemade vegetable broth that I would usually have with my Dinner. 

On The 4th and 5th day I would have a juice for breakfast and for snacks.For lunch and dinner I had vegetable puree soup. On the 6th day I started a clean diet of Ketosis.

The movie I mentioned in my video is " Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" you can find it on Netflix :)

Follow me on my social media accounts for instant shenanagans. :) 

Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming

April 10, 2017

It was around this time last year that I was getting ready to start preparing for my first day as an official Jr. Makeup Artist for the Jen Evoy Makeup Team. I remember laying awake in bed before my very first booking, not be able to sleep from all the excitement and anxiety I had.

Ever since I can remember I had wanted to be a makeup artist. I use to play beauty parlor with anyone I could get my hands on. My poor mother had to endure afternoons filled with fuchsia lip stick, blue eye shadow and blotchy pink cheeks. Did I mention I also did her hair.

I have officially worked my first wedding season in 2016, and to this day I still feel like I need to pinch myself. When you dream about something for so long its almost hard to accept that it has become your reality. After 1 year of being with the team I finally earned my spot on the Jen Evoy Makeup Studios website. Which was a huge deal for me.

I had the privilege of getting dolled up by one of the senior artists at Jen Evoy Makeup Studios for my official head shot. I swear after that day I must have visited the company site 3 times a day just to see if my photo had gone up in its reserved spot.

One sweet day, as I was doing my daily check, there I was. Little ole me, mixed in with a bunch of strong, talented, passionate and driven group of women. It was not only an honor, but I felt like I finally made it.

Working with the Jen Evoy Makeup team this past year I have gained so much confidence in my art, and in myself. I have learned so much and cannot wait to continue to learn and perfect my craft. I feel so blessed to be able to work along side such a wide group of talented and amazing women.

I must admit, waking up at 4am still feels like a chore, but nothing can replace the feeling of doing what you love and in turn sharing what you love to do with someone else.

I cant wait to share some of my work with you guys, and all the fun adventures that come along with being a Jr. Makeup Artist for the JE Team.

If you want to check me out on their site check out the link below.


Joana Rita

Body Positive RANT

March 17, 2017

Hello My Darlings,

I was backing up my cell phone the other day and I found this GEM! I filmed this last April, but the feeling is just as strong!

I want to apologize for all the F Bombs. Just one of them days!

Enjoy xo

Happy FRI-YAY 


Joana Rita

Sample Source Freebies :FALL 2016

March 07, 2017

ey Loves!
If you haven't already heard about Sample Source Canada, YOU'RE WELCOME. 😊

Sample Source offers you the chance to try new products with free samples.  This is a great way to make informed choices while you shop. BUT its also a great way to get some FREEBIES and wicked coupons.

Check out my video below sharing what I got in my Fall 2016 Sample Source pack.

Wanna Sign Up? Of curse you do😉

To register all you have to do is fill out a profile,  watch your email for sample pack subscriptions.  Pick the available samples you would like to try whenever their are any available.  And wait for them to show up at your door. Easy Peasy.

For more information or to register to Sample Source click HERE

Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend!




March 01, 2017

You read that title right! Cauliflower. Cheddar. Bacon. Soup. YUM

It was a cold and rainy day. The kind that makes you want to shnuggle up, throw on your old ( but AWESOME) Backstreet Boys t-shirt , brightly colored flannel pants, wrap yourself in a large blanket, cape style and catch up on some Netflix. No hesitation on my end. I quickly made it top priority to lounge and got caught up on Glee. 

When I finally came out of my cocoon I had a craving for a hot bowl of soup. 
Now my only issue with this particular craving and I feel like I have issues with most of my cravings, was that I was facing a ketogenic dilemma. 

Soup is delicious! Its food for your soul, it takes you to your warm and fuzzy spot and makes you feel like all is well in the world, except in mine. In my world soup is the carbohydrate master!

For those of you who don’t know OR you're among the lucky human beings out there who don’t have a carbohydrate issue, a Keto diet in short is one that requires you to limit your carbs. I'm talking 20-30 grams of net carbs per day. So back to my soup dilemma, did I mention that I'm Portuguese and all our soups start out with potatoes and water. YEP. 

Do you know how many of my daily net carbs I'd be sacrificing for that starchy bowl of soup? NO THANKS.  So me being the healthy rendition/ if it fits my diet queen I decided to experiment. 

I have heard of broccoli cheddar cheese and cauliflower based soups before. So I got to thinking, (Channeling my inner Carrie Bradshaw) and that's when this delicious soup was made.

Here it comes you guys.......

Makes me happy Just thinking of it.

 I'm just gonna leave this photo of bacon right here..... 


  1. 1 Whole Cauliflower  
  2. 1 medium sized onion
  3. 1-2 cloves of garlic
  4. 1/2-1 cup of Cheddar Cheese Grated
  5. 1/2-1 pack of BACON - Extra Crispy and Crumbled Bits. 
  6. 1/2 Cup of butter
  7. Salt and Pepper to taste. I added a pinch of chili flakes as well.

  1. Chop up Cauliflower, onion and garlic.
  2. Place into a pot, I used a pressure cooker.
  3. Add enough water so that all ingredients are fully covered in water.
  4. Cook for about 15-20 mins.  
  5. While you are waiting for the cauliflower to cook, start cooking your bacon. You can use a frying pan, or a grill. Just make sure they're crispy. Started grating the cheese.
  6. Once you can easily pierce the Cauliflower with a fork, it’s ready. Mash together all the ingredients in your pot until all well blended. 
  7. Add Chicken flavored bouillon cube and butter.
  8. Add Bacon bits and cheese. Make sure you are constantly stirring so that the cheese gets melted into the broth and doesn't create cheese balls or clumps
  9. Add salt and pepper. A pinch of Chili flakes for a bit of a kick.

That's it! This is a super easy recipe to make. You can get creative by using different type of cheese. I sometimes like to add a handful of croutons to the soup for some added texture.
 And in case most of you are like my family'd ditch the croutons and take an extra sprinkle of bacon. 

I love hearing feedback! Please let me know if you try the recipe out!

Joana Rita

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