Monday, December 20, 2010

I heart my Secret Santa!

Cake Pops! 

My secret santa gave me Bakerella's book on Cake Pops!  They are so easy to make (at least the pop part anyway) so it leaves all the fun of decorating.  They would also make a great gift. Can't wait to give them a try.

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fun cooking/baking gear

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

Yumbots Robot Cupcake Mold

Fred Pastasaurus


Fred and Friends French Toast

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tis the season....for super gifts

Hello Sweethearts <3 Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had to put my skinny jeans away for a few days, but there's time to loose those extra lbs before xmas.  Black Friday is a no no for me, I stayed home and worked off my stuffing buzz by cleaning up the messy leftovers.  As in previous years, my shopping is done online.  I found some cute things at Modcloth...some of my friends might find these in their stockings.

{ Adorable }

Let's Play Dress-Up Keychain Let's Play Dress-Up Keychain
Bring your favorite childhood activity back into your life with this cheerful kawaii keychain! Your precious new pal will come to you in one of six stylish designs - each complete with two posh outfits that you can alternate as often as you choose! Collect them all for a super cute keychain that shows off your playful side!

Sweeter than a Cupcake Manicure Set

Available @ Modcloth
Sweeter than a Cupcake Manicure Set
After looking high and low for that perfect manicure set, you’ve finally found it in this adorably adorned cupcake carrier! You’ll receive your tasty nail treat in one of three delectable designs - beautiful blue, appetizing green, or posh pink. Even though the cherry-topped and sprinkled exterior is sweet, the inside, with its set of tweezers, nail file, cuticle tool and trimmer, and nail clipper, is even sweeter. A great party favor to give at your next all-girl get together!

Message in a Doll in Snuggle

Available @ Modcloth
Message in a Doll in Snuggle
This adorable doll may look unsuspecting and adorable, but turn her upside down to discover a secret message hidden inside! Featuring a blank card slyly hidden inside, this fun figurine lets you send secret messages to your friends, while others remain none the wiser! Decorated to adorableness with a mushroom cap, and featuring an accompanying pin, this fun accessory - which is out to 'spread the love' - will even make any Debbie Downer smile!

Something is Brewing in the Woods Mug Available @ Modcloth
Something is Brewing in the Woods Mug
As a bona fide lover of the outdoors, you adore long winter walks through the frozen terrain of the nearby woods, but hate returning home feeling chilled to the bone. This lovely morel of a mug is just what you need to warm you up in no time flat -  it comes with a tea strainer that fits snugly inside, and a mushroom cap lid that will keep your beverage piping hot while it steeps. Plus, the green flowered design on the base of this ceramic cup makes it a pretty piece to put on display, adding some enchanted forest charm to your kitchen between brewings.

Monday, November 22, 2010

~ ♣ Sephora loots ♣ ~

ello Sweethearts! My Sephora loot arrived a few days ago so I've had some time to test drive the products. Overall I'm very happy with my purchases, especially the Moscow Palette for an amazing $10. 

{ Reviews }

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional 
  • [ + ] Made my pores appear smaller and gave my skin a nice, smooth finish
  • [ + ] Didn't clog my pores
  • [ + ] Didn't look dull
  • [ - ] My cream blush seems to negate the smooth effects.  I had to put a bit more on after the blush
  • [ - ] Had to reapply a few times a day to keep the effect going
  • [ - ] PRICE $28 is a bit steep
Overall I like this product, I don't really mind reapplying because I do touch-ups during the day anyway.  Plus it's nice to be able to have that smooth look without caking on the powder all day. 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • [ + ] It does what it shadow stays much better than without it.  I do still get a bit of creasing but only with very glittery or textured shadows.
Stila Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette
  • [ + ] Love this!  You can't beat this palette for $10.  The set contains Stila's award-winning Eye Shadows in four trend-setting shades: Matruschka (beige), Chill (pale blue), Nadia (orange copper), and Mink (brown). The wintery palette also includes Convertible Color in Lily, a sheer, hydrating pink shade that's ideal for creating a naturally flushed, cold-weather glow. A must have, especially for those of us blessed with green eyes..the copper color is amazing., Inc.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Urban Decay Giveaway on FB O.M.G

Holy cow..Urban Decay is about to hit 100K fans of Facebook...and it looks like they will be giving away LOOTS!!! If you're not a fan ladies..hurry...hurry...hurry


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mulled Wine

{ Ingredients }

* 4 cups apple cider 
* 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon 
* 1/4 cup honey 
* 2 cinnamon sticks 
* 1 orange, zested and juiced 
* 4 whole cloves 
* 3 star anise 
* 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish 

{ Directions } 

Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.

Trader Joe's has Mulling Spice too...

Trader Joe’s
Mulling Spices is a sentiment-stirring sensation.
Add it to wine or cider for unforgettable mulled
brews or simmer some on the stove to suffuse
your home with warmth and welcome. Each 5.5
ounce can is $3.99—mull it over, then buy it. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sonia Kashuk

Sonia Kashuk's Rock Star #13 from Target. <3

Tuesday, November 16, 2010