Tuesday, August 14, 2012

{Beauty Tuesday} Mascara and Lipgloss Swap Reveal!

I've been wanting to do a swap for a while now, and when I saw Tara, Meg and Holly's plan for a Mascara and Gloss swap I knew I'd found one to break the ice! I was paired with the wonderful Jennifer of Dexter Morgan's Mama and OMG y'all did she spoil me.

Can y'all even believe her? I looked at most of the other swaps, and I have to say, I have pretty much the best partner EVER! 

For the actual makeup she sent me: Almay One Coat Thickening  Mascara,  a Maybelline Volum'express Mega Plush, a beautiful Almay trio for blue eyes, a gorgeous Revlon Colorburst gloss in Sizzle Canicule, and EOS balm in summer fruit, a Almay purple eyeliner, some gorgeous coral nail polish from Maybelline in Orange Fix. I mean seriously. Stop it. Made my week.

THEN she threw in a perfect little two pouch makeup bag from Sonia Kashuk, pink tubler, some gum! An adorable little red notebook that says "She makes the day brighter. She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes." How cute is that? Plus a few hair ties (you can never have enough), an adorable little light up compact in leopard print, the latest issue of people, and a fun bath bomb. 

I mean really. I don't know what to do with myself. I love all of this! Thank you again Jennifer!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Guest Post: Lawfully Wedded Wife Feat. AP_Peach

Hello Blue Dog Belle readers! I'm an old friend of the Belle and am super excited to have the pleasure of guest posting for her today. I'm currently entering my final year of law school, and I keep myself sane by blogging about food and healthy living over at Lawfully Wedded Wife. Any time I get to see Emily is a treat and it has become one of my favorite pastimes to cook for her and my other girlfriends. The two of us also share a mutual obsession with makeup and all things beauty.

Emily is practically a member of our family so it's no surprise that she and my sister Ashley are friends too. They are actually BIRTHDAY TWINS (my sister just turned nine) so it makes sense that they get along so well! Fashion/beauty blogging is not exactly within my comfort zone (I blog about pancakes and brownies! :) ) so I decided to seek the assistance of the little sis for this post. She's an aspiring fashion designer and definitely knows her clothes. Her favorite summer trend is maxi dresses and she wants to tell you all about it. Take it away, Ashley!

The pink maxi dress that Ashley wears during most of the video is from the Epic Threads line at Macy's. But her favorite maxi dress is this blue and green one with a matching shrug from the Brasil children's collection (also at Macy's).

She paired it with a set of silver bangles and a turquoise wrap bracelet that we made ourselves using this great Youtube tutorial from one of my favorite beauty gurus.

For shoes she picked this pair of pink and metallic sandals from Stride Rite.

And on her lips she's wearing a little Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. She's a allowed to wear a little makeup for special occasions like this one. ;)

Thanks for reading everyone! I hope that you all come visit us at my blog for some great recipes and other fun!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Life lately

found these on Pinterest. Had to Share. Have a great saturday y'all. These describe my life to a T.

Friday, August 10, 2012

{Friday Cocktail} Irish Iced Coffee

I've been drinking a lot of coffee lately. So much that I've started brewing a cup at night, and letting it sit in the microwave so it's ready to go first thing in the morning. I've recently added decaf to my routine. Nights I have LSAT class I make at least 2 maybe even three cups of decaf. I don't know if it's the slight trace of caffeine or the idea of drinking coffee that helps keep me up more... but whatever it is, it's working. 

Obviously I have coffee on the brain. So when I started to brainstorm ideas for this week's Friday cocktail I had to do something coffee based. clearly. This week I have a pretty traditional Irish iced coffee. Nothing fancy, because "we don't got time for dat" *is it lame to still quote that youtube video? I don't care. I'm doing it anyways.

  • Lots of ice
  • 6 oz. cold coffee (could be semi warm, just not hot. You are not trying to melt the ice)
  • 3 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Tbsp. Creamer (I'm obsessed with fat free half and half--- I just discovered its existence)
  • Sugar to taste (whatever sweetener you like is fine), for me there is enough sweetness in the bailey's to cover it.

 Combine sweetener and your cool coffee until completely dissolved. Then add the Irish Cream Liqueur and Creamer, stir until combined. Pour over ice. Enjoy

This is so easy and so good. All the creaminess makes it a real treat, but if you use the fat free half and half, omit the sugar, etc. It's really not very sinful. You can get fancy and add chocolate or a dash of cinnamon, or try topping it with a heaping dollop of whipped cream. This would be great for the end of a long dinner party, to sip on and chat. Plus other than brewing the coffee there's hardly any work involved.

If you have any questions about this or any other cocktail recipe please send me an email. Also, I'm always looking to make blog friends so if you ever want to guest post your own Friday Cocktail, let me know, I'd be happy to get you on the schedule.

Have a great weekend loves! I'm hopefully going to see these ladies and not spend all weekend with my nose in an lsat book.

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