December 14, 2017

12 Days of Christmas: Santa's Little Helper Mix

On the second day of Christmas I made a delicious snack sooo quick I even surprised myself. The name needs some work, but this is the epitome of a Christmas trail mix: White chocolate, popcorn, pretzel pieces, and red and green M&Ms. Yummm! Making the mix took under 10 minutes and after chilling were ready to eat in 10 minutes.

You'll Need

White chocolate morsels or white candy melts
Red and green M&Ms
1 bag of popped popcorn
Powdered Sugar (optional)

Let's Get Started

1. Start lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside
2. Pop your popcorn on a normal setting in the microwave or stove top and add to a large bowl or to the cookie sheet
3. Add the pretzels pieces, sprinkles and M&Ms to the bowl or cookie sheet
4. In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate stirring frequently until loose
5. Quickly add the melted chocolate to the mix and distribute evenly ensuring all pieces are coated in chocolate
6. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until the white chocolate is hardened
7. Optional, Sprinkle with powdered sugar

Once your mix is cooled you can dig in. I like to store these in large cookie jars because hiding them in tins would be a disgrace to Santa. And yes, these are super sugary and "unhealthy", but Christmas isn't about counting calories, am I right? Come back tomorrow to read my 3rd day of Christmas post.

December 13, 2017

12 Days of Christmas: Classic Christmas Makeup

Classic Christmas Makeup blog header

To me, the epitome of holiday make up is a bold red lip. It's iconic and universal. Normally, you wouldn't dare wearing both a bold lip + shimmer + smokey eye, but holiday glam breaks all of the rules. Trés chic! It's amazing! I paired Cheerleader from Tarte with a smokey eye and a bit of shimmer. And you guys, if you haven't already purchased a lip paint from Tarte, buy one now. I wore this all day and ate and drank with was still there. Definitely in my top fave lip products.

If you haven't heard, I'll be posting everyday for the next 12 days as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series so check back tomorrow for my next post.

Products Used

MAC Paint Pot in laying low
Naked 2 Palette
Colourpop pressed shadow in conundrum
MAC single shadow in courderoy
Urban Decay Diamond Dog
Pixi Glow Mist
Benefit Porefessional
MAC Strobe Cream
Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation
MAC Concealer in NC45
Fenty Beauty Matchstick in Espresso
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in ebony bronze
Colourpop Super Shock Check in New Lowes
NARS highlighter in Albatross
Urban Decay Deslick setting spray
Inglot gel liner 77
Ardell demi wispies
Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint in cheerleader

November 10, 2017

Drinking Enough Water and Minding My Business

There have been many times in my life where I caught myself being down right thirsty. I have a horrible habit of caring too much about what everyone else thinks of me and trying and failing, to assimilate.

November 07, 2017

At Home Gel Nails: Application & Removal

I get obsessed with quite a bit of things. Dogs. Rosé. Value sets at Sephora (I have my eye on this one ATM). My obsessions come and go. So it wasn't a surprise when one day all I could think about was gel nails.

October 19, 2017

Blackberry Earl Grey Cake

Blackberry Earl Grey Cake

I have been baking nonstop lately. There's something so comforting about the autumn months and fresh baked goods that make my place feel so warm and cozy. TBH it's still hot as hell in Atlanta and I have my AC on 74.