Just bought this at Sephora and I'm obsessed. Yes I was suckered in by the promise of freebies, but I've actually been wanting this for a while. $29 is a little pricey, but I was looking for some retail therapy, and now I'm obsessed with this! It magically reacts to the natural color of your lips and changes them to your own personalized shade of pink. I even made my friend try it on so we could compare shades. Mine ended up being a bright pink, while hers was more of a rosy mauve. Crazy! It's also SPF 10 and super hydrating.
If you're not up for shelling out $30 for some lip balm, stay tuned for my next post full of my favorite tinted lip balms.
Rompers have been on trend for a while, but I've never found one that I thought was flattering on me. Usually the proportions are off because I'm so short. The other day, I was at H&M and saw a ridiculous floral jumpsuit that I had to try on as a joke. Funnily enough, I really liked it! It was so comfortable, easy, and surprisingly stylish. Instead of being stuffy and disco-inspired, it was cute and fresh. I didn't end up buying it because the bottom was harem style, and I'm not really fond of looking like I have a saggy diaper, but now I'm on the prowl for a great jumpsuit/pant romper. I like the capri length because it's a little more casual, but I'm up for anything! Here are some of my favorites ranging from casual to glamorous.
I had some humongous lemons on hand and wanted to use them before they go bad. I found this really simple recipe and thought it'd be perfect because I have all the ingredients in my pantry even though Google couldn't tell me what "biq" means. Honestly, these didn't turn out very well, but I figured I'd post it anyway. They're a little dry and floury, and you'd probably be better off making some shortbread cookies. I should have made lemon bars or some yummy lemon cupcakes.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
3/8 cup white sugar
Cream the butter or margarine and sugar.
Grate and juice the lemon. Add the lemon juice and rind to the creamed mixture. Add flour and beaten egg. Mix well.
Rest dough for one hour.
Put small spoonfuls on tray. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
I'm amazed by extreme couponers, and while I don't think I could ever do that, I like to check some coupon blogs every once in a while. One pointed out that CVS will give you $3 Extra Care Bucks if you buy over $10 of L'oreal cosmetics, and has L'oreal eyeshadow on sale for $6. On top of that, you can use a $3 off beauty purchase of $10 coupon, and I also found two $1 off coupons (one from CVS and one from the L'oreal website). After checkout, I noticed that one of my eyeshadows rang up regular price so I asked the cashier and she said that the sale items are limited one per customer and asked if I wanted to return it. I asked about my $3 Extra Care Bucks for purchasing over $10 and she said that I would still keep that. That means that I bought one eyeshadow for $6 minus $2 (using my coupons) minus $3 (using the $3 off purchase of $10 CVS coupon) minus the $3 Extra Care Bucks. If my Extra Care Bucks are still valid, they basically just gave me $2 to take that L'oreal eyeshadow away from them...not a bad deal! Even if I don't get the Extra Care Bucks, that's still only $1 for a $7.99 product.
Funfetti just screams...well...fun! I bought some Funfetti cake mix the at Target the same time I bought the sugar cookie mix, and of course, wanted to find a way to jazz it up a bit. The original recipe makes cookie sandwiches with frosting in the middle, but I decided to stamp them with sugar instead.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 package funfetti or rainbow chip cake mix
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream the butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg and vanilla.
Add cake mix in two parts, mixing well (it will be a super thick batter—if it is too stiff, add a splash of milk to the batter and mix well).
Using a small cookie scoop, drop balls of cookie dough on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Press bottom of glass into dough to grease, then dip into granulated sugar; press on shaped dough until about 1/4 inch thick.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
I went to go visit my agent the other day and one of the agents asked to smell my boot...I know it's weird. Good thing I was wearing my cute cupcake socks. Who says you have to wear lame athletic socks all the time? I went through a great sock phase and still love to have something fun hidden underneath my shoes. It's kind of like having a jacket with a bright lining.
All of these socks are only $0.95 at Forever 21...that's cheap enough to have a different pair every day!
Yes, I love Texas. I even have a Texas necklace with a big heart in the middle. That being said, I also love nail polish. Luckily, OPI has combined the two for their amazing new spring/summer Texas Collection. It's so hard to choose a favorite here. Colors range from "Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em" to "San Tan-tonio" to "Austin-tatious Turquoise." My favorite might have to be "Houston We Have a Purple," but I'm probably a little biased because I'm from Houston and my favorite color is purple.
It's been perfect maxi dress weather. The sun is out, but it's still chilly enough to make me want to keep my legs covered. My favorite thing about maxi dresses is that you don't have to worry about flashing anyone if it's breezy, and they still manage to be effortlessly glamorous.
I wandered into Sephora the other day with the huge task of finding a new foundation. Second to bathing suit shopping, looking for the perfect foundation may be one of the most difficult shopping experiences for a woman. It's so hard to find the perfect shade and something that feels good on your skin! But look no further because this Smasbox Complexion Perfect Kit is amazing. The primer starts you off with a flawless canvas. The concealer is perfect...not too cakey but still covers blemishes and under eye circles. The foundation goes on smooth and then the Halo powder sets everything to last you all day long. I've actually been wearing Halo by itself. It has excellent coverage for every day use. I've never been completely happy with any foundation I've used butso far so good with this Smashbox kit!
Target had some Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix on sale after Easter, so of course I had to buy a few. I actually only bought two and now I'm kicking myself for not buying more. I think they were only 50 cents or something crazy like that, and the mix is good for about a year. While I love a classic sugar cookie, I wanted something a little more unique so I searched the Betty Crocker website for some inspiration. These Chocolate Marble Cookies were super easy and I already had some chocolate chips on hand. I think they look pretty fancy for some store bought cookie mix and melted chocolate...
Lightly spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In large bowl stir cookie mix, butter, egg, water and vanilla until soft dough forms. Cover, and refrigerate until firm; about 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Divide dough in half. Stir melted chocolate into 1 half of dough. Shape about 1/2 teaspoon each of chocolate and white dough into 1-inch ball of marbled dough. Place about 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass into dough to grease, then dip into granulated sugar; press on shaped dough until about 1/4 inch thick.
Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to wire rack.