Easter Cupcakes

Happy Easter! This is a simple cupcake recipe I made with my sister (hi Emma), with a festive little decoration. This is how we did it… To make the cupcakes you will need: 2 1/3 cups plain flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/4 cups caster sugar […]

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March Favorites

This is my first attempt at a monthly favorites roundup, and there seems to be a bit of a theme in this collection: effortless and fresh. Check it out! Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray  This stuff truly does live up to the hype. This is the lobs best friend. I spray this up into the ends […]

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UK Drugstore Beauty Haul

I, Heather, am addicted to YouTube. Ok, there. I said it. It feels good to have it off my chest. Some of my very favorite ‘beauty gurus’ to watch are from the UK, and thus, they use many products that are exclusively available there. On my recent trip to Northern Ireland, I picked up a […]

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March Birchbox – Creativity

Birchbox has really been stepping up their game as of late. There was a little bit of a lull for a time, as far as the quality and excitement level of the boxes (as much as I hate to say it). As a Birchbox ace, I sometimes get an email invitation to choose one of […]

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March Ipsy – Let the Blooms Begin

Spring always feels like a fresh start, and this Ipsy bag gave my face the same feeling (and look). The samples this month offer the tools to brighten the skin and add a fresh glow! After hearing so much about this product, it was about time I finally got my hands on the Chella Ivory […]

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February Ipsy

The makeup hoarding is getting real over here, and Ipsy is just fueling the fire.  It is always exciting when you see that shiny pink bubble mailer amongst the typically bland stack of mail. This month, there were a few great products in my bag. The first product I got was the ModelCo Blush Cheek […]

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Bold Metals Collection

I already have quite the stash of Real Techniques brushes that have oh so quickly become some of my favorite tools.  When I heard that there was to be a new luxe collection, I knew I had to give them a go. The brush I choose to purchase is different from any other eyeshadow brush I […]

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February Birchbox

        Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant   This is different than any other exfoliator I have ever used.  At first, it did cause some peeling, which in addition to the cold weather, is not a good look.  Then, after a few uses, I began to see some results.  It made […]

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Jouer Cheek & Lip Set

I have been a fan of Jouer Cosmetics for quite some time now.  They have such quality products all in beautiful sleek packaging.  When I saw the offer on IpsyMe for this trio of products, I could simply not resist.  The Cheek and Lip Set features three products: a cream cheek and lip tint, a […]

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Provocalips 16 Hour Kissproof Lip Color

This new lip duo promises up to 16 hours of wear.  Kiss, transfer, and food proof color, all without drying out your lips.  They are designed to be an extremely longwearing liquid lipstick that works in a dual step process.  The first is the liquid color, and the second is a gloss, which adds moisture and […]

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Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

  I may be one of the last to jump on this bandwagon, but I sure am glad I didn’t miss it completely! It took me way too long to actually try this product.  Just about everyone on the internet raves about them, and the internet can’t be wrong, RIGHT?  I finally gave in when […]

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Gradient Glitter Nails

  As I give my nails a break from the dark red I had on constantly during Christmas, I decided to go a bit lighter, but certainly not more boring.  This design was inspired by the frosty winter weather that is upon us. For this look I started out with three coats of Essie’s Sugar Daddy.  Then, […]

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Feeling Very Cherry

Nearly Black: Nicole by OPI – Feeling Very Cherry I sampled this polish from Nicoleby OPI, in the shade Feeling Very Cherry in my November Ipsy bag.  Colors like this particular one are, as I like to call them, “nearly black”.  They look black, but with a little bit more excitement in the underlying color.  This one being a […]

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Out With the Old, In With the New: Beauty Blender Edition

I always like trying new tools and products, so I have to really adore a product to repurchase it.  When my first Beautyblender sponge wore out, I knew that I couldn’t go on without replacing it (a tad dramatic, I know).  The Original Beautyblender sponge is designed to be used damp or dry, to seamlessly apply and blend your […]

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October Birchbox

Well, it’s that time again… Kérastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide – Prime There are very few hair oils that work for my fine hair, and this is actually one of them.  Most hair oils weigh down my hair and make it look overly oily.  I used a small amount of this oil and it helped smooth […]

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Birchbox Brush Set

As soon as I found out that Birchbox had released their own line of brushes, I absolutely had to get my hands on them.  The set includes six brushes; four for the eyes and two for the face. The look of the brushes makes them just as stylish  as they are functional.  The handle is […]

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    This recipe doesn’t involve pumpkin spice, but it is just as festive (and delicious).   Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) & 6 tbsp. butter, softened (unsalted) 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar  2 eggs  1 teaspoon vanilla  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  1 teaspoon baking soda  1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon  1/2 […]

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September Birchbox

Confession: Every month, I stalk the mailman.   You don’t? Well, you are clearly not a Birchbox subscriber…   RUFFIAN – Nail Laquer in RUFFIAN Naked Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright shades, and as it comes to a close,  I am reluctant, as always, to give up on my beloved summer […]

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