Top 5 | Springy Blushes

Hello my peeps! Today we are talking blush- pink blush, peach blush, shimmery blush, matte blush, cream blush, liquid blush…all the blush! How many times can I say blush?

Here are my top 5 picks for spring time!

We all know the first one, NARS Orgasm. The perfect, peachy pink color with golden shimmer. A universal blush for every skintone. I raved about it here. Still my fave!

Next up, another big time fave. Bare Minerals Blush in Call My Blush. This is a rosy matte pink color that is so pretty and natural. It is the perfect shade for every day.

Lastly, a blush that I have purchased at least three times, Tarte Dollface. This is also a matte formula, and is kind of a hot pink (but still light?). This color just WORKS and is buildable. It doesn’t look so hot pink on the cheeks but gives such a pretty and youthful look.

Here are the swatches. No filter on these.

I also have one cream blush and one liquid blush to share.

The first one is the ELF Multi-stick in Glistening Peach. I talked about it in my recent drugstore gems post, but wow is it beautiful. It is a peachy color with golden shimmer, and the consistency is so creamy and blends perfectly. It looks so fresh and glowy on the skin.

We have another NARS blush, but this time it is their liquid formula in the color Torrid. Don’t be afraid of it’s pigmented and dark appearance, if it works for my fair skin, it will probably work for you! It is a peachy orange color (hear me out) with a golden shimmer. Used LIGHTLY, it is GORGEOUS. I apply the slightest pump to my hand, dip my brush in and swirl it around to get some of the product off, and then apply to my cheeks. It is so pretty, and you will never run out!

Here are the swatches!

Have you tried any of these? What is your favorite spring time blush?

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Key Lime Pie

There is nothing like a cool slice of key lime pie on a warm spring day! This key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts to eat – the cool and tart filling mixed with the sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust is perfection!

Here’s how I make it!

What you need:

For the crust:

– 1 sleeve graham crackers

– 6 tbsp melted butter

– 1/3 cup sugar

For the filling :

– 3 egg yolks

– 1 tsp lime zest

– 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk

– 2/3 cup key lime juice

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place grahams, butter, and sugar in the food processor. Pulse until combined.

Once all combined, press evenly into your pie pan. How easy is that crust?!

Bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until slightly browned.

Now for the filling! Enlist some helpers for this part here. You are gonna have to juice about 25 key limes. And NOOO, store bought lime juice ain’t it. We want fresh juice and zest, it makes all the difference.

With a mixer, beat your egg yolks and lime zest on high for 5 minutes until it becomes thick.

Add in the sweet condensed milk and beat for another 3-4 minutes. Lower your speed and then add in all of that delicious lime juice!

Pour the mixture into the crust, and bake for 10 minutes or until set. You’ll know when it’s set because if you try to jiggle it, you’ll see that it’s not liquid anymore. Let cool and refrigerate.

I love to serve it with whipped cream on top!

I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for reading xx

Top 5 Makeup Brushes

We are talking the best of the best today. The tried and true, use everyday, deserted island brushes. These 5 are all I need for my perfect makeup look!

I have three face brushes and two eye brushes. Let’s start with the face ones.

So first off, my Bare Minerals Precision Face Brush. You know my love for Bare Minerals runs deep, and I use this brush everyday to apply my powder foundation. I use both the pressed and loose versions, and this brush is my secret weapon. It is dense and angled, and it applies the foundation flawlessly and blends it perfectly!

For blush, I love an angled brush, and this Morphe M435 is perfect. It is just the right size, the bristles are soft and it is so easy to blend my blush upwards.

Lastly for face, we have the Ecotools Blending and Bronzing Brush. This is a duo-fiber brush that is so so good for applying bronzer. It is soft, but not too soft, and helps me blend in my bronzer all over the perimeter of my face. It’s also not too big, so you have good control with it, even though you’re putting it all over. Love this one.

So for eyes, I chose two. The Sigma E25 is THE only brush I can apply eyeshadow with. It’s not too fluffy, and I love how it tapers on the end. You can lay down color with this brush, and you can also blend with it. It’s a twofer.

Lastly, an angled brush for doing my brows. This one is from Chanel, but any one will do, as long as it is dense and not real soft. I apply brow powder every day because I love the natural brow look, and an angled brush is perfect for laying down the color in short strokes.

That’s it for my Top 5 Brushes! What brushes can you not live without?

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Chic-fil-A at HOME

This post is so exciting to me because I absolutely love eating Chic-fil-A and I have figured out how to make it at home! We live in the country, and the nearest Chic-fil-A is 30 minutes away in San Antonio, so we don’t go there as often as we would like! With this nugget recipe, I don’t even miss it!

So, I will be showing you how to make the nuggets, but you could also use this batter recipe for strips, or even chicken breasts and make the sandwich.

In addition to nuggets, you’ll also need these:

Waffle fries, lemonade, and we love the Polynesian sauce. They sell this sauce at my local H‑E‑B! I think they sell CFA sauce too.

Here’s how to make the nuggets.

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • peanut oil for frying

First thing is to grind up the breadcrumbs. They’re already pretty fine, but we want them to be a powder consistency. I used my food processor for this.

Next you’re going to mix together your milk, eggs, and chicken chunks and put them into a big ziplock.

Place this into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Heat up oil to medium heat.

Mix together all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk it up.

Remove chicken from fridge and dip into mixture until it’s all coated and place into your hot pan.

Fry both sides until they’re golden brown. Place on cookie sheet to cool.

Serve with your waffle fries and sauce. Don’t forget the lemonade!

Just like CFA!!!

Thanks for reading xx

Physicians Formula All-Star Face Palette | Review + Swatches

I would be lying if I said I didn’t buy this palette totally based on the packaging. I am a sucker for anything floral printed and pretty! I haven’t tried a whole lot from Physicians Formula, but knew I had to try out this palette!

This is the All Star Face Palette. I picked it up from my local Wal-Mart for $14.98. A steal for 6 face powders if you ask me. I love that this is a face palette, with no eyeshadows. I have enough eye palettes!

This palette comes with two bronzer powders, two highlight powders, a blush powder, and an all over face powder. How gorgeous is this?!

This palette includes:

-Murumuru Butter Bronzer

-Matte Monoi Butter Bronzer (Limited Edition)

-Mineral Glow Pearls (Limited Edition)

-Rose All Day Petal Glow

-Multi Colored Pressed Powder (Limited Edition)

-Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (Limited Edition)

So the palette itself is pretty big, but thin enough to where it isn’t very bulky. It doesn’t have a mirror, and it has a very strong coconut/tropical smell. If you’ve ever tried their butter bronzer, it is the same smell as that.

Let’s start with the bronzers. So it has the Murumuru Butter Bronzer on the top row. This is a bronzer with a sheen to it. Very, very pretty and will give you a sunkissed glow. No glitter, just sheen.

On the bottom row, there is the Matte Monoi Butter Bronzer. This bronzer is matte, and has a deeper color to it. This bronzer is too dark for me, but I am very fair. This bronzer would work for a lot of different skin tones, and I like that it is matte.

Next, the highlight powders. There are two here, on the top there is the Mineral Glow Pearls which is a pearly colored highlight. Again, there is no glitter here just a nice sheen.

On the bottom is a more champagne gold tone highlight powder, the Rose All Day Petal Glow. Both of these are gorgeous and work well for me. I apply them to the tops of my cheekbones after blush.

Next, there is a matte face powder, the Multi-Colored Pressed Powder. This is a powder that you can use to set makeup and also under the eyes. This powder is a good shade for me and feel like it may not work for deeper skin tones. It’s really light.

Lastly, the blush. I love this blush, it is probably my favorite in the palette besides the shimmery bronzer. This is a rosy toned pink with a golden sheen. This color is good for all skin tones in my opinion! It’s beautiful.

Here are the swatches- top row and bottom.

Top Row – from l to r : Murumuru Butter Bronzer, Mineral Glow Pearls, Multicolored Pressed Powder

Bottom row – from l to r : Matte Monoi Butter Bronzer, Rose All Day Petal Glow, Glow & Mood Boosting Blush

Overall, I absolutely love this palette and have used it every day since I bought it! I think it has something for everyone. The shades last all day on my skin and give such a pretty glowy look.

Have you tried this palette? Let me know how you like it!

Thanks for reading! xx