7.23.2009

6 FAVORITE PRODUCTS OF THE MINUTE

These are some products I have been using almost daily lately, and am loving them! I would recommend them to anyone who appreciates good quality beauty supplies :)

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1.
Tarte's cheek and lip stain is fabulous, especially for summer time. It leaves a soft coral glowy tint and works great on both lips and cheeks!

2.
Trish McEvoy Brushes have been a staple in my cosmetic collection since I can remember. They are a bit more expensive than ever-popular MAC brushes, but the quality is tremendously better!

3.
I adore Gap's body mist in Rain Check because it leaves a light, clean scent and is much less expensive than some overrated, designer perfumes.

4.
If you use Bare Minerals bronzer in "Warmth", then you will LOVE Laura Geller's bronzer in "Bronze and Brighten". I use it every day... and on lazy, makeup free days, I sweep this product across my cheeks for a healthy tan look.


5.
I can't give a good enough review to express just how happy I am with Anastasia's eyebrow kit! Unfortunately, eyebrows are the most neglected but most important part of our faces! For perfect brows invest in this product.

6.
I have always been weary of Mary Kay products and felt like they were more of a door to door scam than a quality product that I wanted. I was shocked when I tried the micordermabrasion set! The scrubbing crystals in the face wash are AMPLE and really improve fine lines, wrinkles and the smoothness of your skin. Im Sold on this product!

7.16.2009

Christian Louboutins for $90?

Jessica Simpson has copied one of my very favorite pairs of Christian Louboutins! Though the Jessica Simpsons do not have the beautiful red soles... they are nearly identical!
I got mine at Nordstrom.

Christian Loubiton

Jessica Simpson


7.14.2009

THIS WEEKENDS GARAGE SALE FIND

After a little sanding and a few coats of glossy-white spray paint, my fabulous retro bamboo coffee tables were ready for their new home :)

...My little diamonds in the rough...
$10 each

The final product :)

7.01.2009

MY RECIPE FOR BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE TARTS

I love cooking and baking but am always trying to find short cuts to complicated recipes. With just a few ingredients, I made these delicious mini blueberry crumble tarts.
This is how I did it...

...The Crust...
...Add in Fresh Blueberries...
...The Crumble...
...Cover the Blueberries with the Crumble...
...Bake...
...And Eat...
...THE RECIPE...

...CRUST...
Ingredients: Flour, butter, salt and iced water.
In a food processor, process 1 cup flour 1 stick butter and a pinch of salt. When mixed together, slowly add 1/4 cup ice water until dough forms into a ball.

...CRUMBLE...
Ingredients...Flour, butter and sugar.
In a bowl add 3/4 cup flour, 3/4- 1 stick butter and 1/2 cup white sugar. Mash together wit a fork until crumbly.


...DIRECTIONS...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In two ramekins spray with non-stick baking spray. Split the homemade dough in half and spread out with thumbs smoothly into each ramekin to form crusts.

Sprinkle the crusts with a pinch of sugar.

Liberally pour in fresh blueberries and sprinkle with sugar.

Cover the blueberries liberally with homemade crumble.

Bake for a little less than 10 minutes until golden brown.

Let cool, but best when warm!

Enjoy :D