Saturday, August 29, 2015

How To: Perfect Beachy Waves Hairstyle Tutorial

Products Used: 

Kerastase Gel (similar) 
Nume Titan 3 Curling Wand (Used largest barrel) 

What I'm Wearing: 

DSTLD V-Neck Tee (Only $25!) 
Lauren B Beauty Nail Polish in "Griffith Gaze" 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks 

If you didn't already know, I'm a huge fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills.  My first encounter with ABH Liquid Lipsticks was with "Craft" earlier this year and I fell in love.  When I opened the box of Fall Liquid Lipsticks, my heart just went pitter pat. 

I love the formula and wearability of the ABH Liquid Lipsticks.  They apply so smoothly and the pigment is brilliant.  As you can see in the photos above, the color printed on the packaging is pretty accurate to the color payoff when applied.

I'm a major nudes girl, so the nude shades (Veronica, Trust Issues, Dusty Rose & Sepia) are all so gorgeous for fall.  I love the pink undertones in "Trust Issues" and "Veronica" but "Dusty Rose" is basically a rosy-nude shade.  "Trust Issues" applies much darker on the lip than this photo appears, just a forewarning. 

"Sarafine" is a vibrant red shade that is perfect for the girl who loves a classic red lip.  If you're more on the daring side, "Midnight" and "Paint" are super fun color options. 

The Bottom Line:  If you're a liquid lipstick fan, then you absolutely need to give these lippies a try.  The pigment is rich, the application is smooth and the color payoff is fab.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Flowered in Chicwish

What I'm Wearing: 

If I've said it before, I've said it one hundred times...  I just love Chicwish.  Their quality is amazing and their pieces always fit me perfectly.  This dress is so adorable.  I love the cut and that you can choose to wear it open with a necklace or buttoned-up.  There's just something about a belted dress that always gets me.

When wearing an all-white ensemble, adding colorful statement pieces that pop really makes the outfit come alive.  The hero piece of this look is obviously the white dress, but the bright shoes and purse pull the entire look together beautifully.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

7up Biscuits Recipe

As a girl with grandparents from the South, I grew up on biscuits.  My mawmaw served them with just about any meal you can think of.  Needless to say, they have also become a staple in my home now.  If you need a great breakfast recipe, try Mawmaw's Biscuit & Gravy recipe, it's so hearty and delicious.  A great recipe for a Fall (Football!) weekend morning. 

If you've spent any time on Pinterest at all over the past several years, then I'm sure you've seen the pin for 7up biscuits floating around.  I've been making them for years myself, and they're probably the best recipe for biscuits ever (sorry, Mawmaw!)  This recipe creates the softest, yummiest biscuits and they warm up just as good!  Matt loves them warmed up in the morning with a little jelly...  Yum! 

7-Up Biscuits 

• 2 Cups Bisquick (I use Heart Smart Bisquick
• 1/2 Cup Sour Cream (I use Organic Lowfat Sour Cream
• 1/2 Cup 7-Up or Sprite 
• 1/4 Cup Butter 

Preheat oven to 450°.  Melt butter in a 9x9 (square) pan, I like to place in oven to melt, but don't let it burn!  Using a medium mixing bowl, add Bisquick and sour cream and mix together.  Add in 7-Up and mix until fully blended.  Create spoonfuls and drop into pans to create 9 biscuits in melted butter.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.  Enjoy! 

*If you like pretty biscuits, spread some flour on your countertop and hands then form the dough into a square to fit into pan.  When fully baked, cut your biscuits into perfect little squares.