Four Green Makeup Looks Of March 2020

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to talk about four makeup looks that I did this month that I had a lot of fun with. I was noticing that I have quite a few different green eyeshadows throughout different palettes, so during the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day I did different looks using them and I’m really pleased with how they all turned out.

The first look we have is very simple. The first thing I did was prime my face using the First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer, I’ve been using this primer for a while and I really like it. First Aid Beauty has a great range of products and all the ones I’ve tried have been great. Then I went in with my foundation, the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory. Then I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and anywhere else I wanted more coverage. I topped that off with the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Translucent setting powder.

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For the rest of my face I used one of my favorite bronzers, the Nars bronzing powder in Laguna. This is a nice lighter brown that’s really blendable and has a nice shimmer to it. Then I went in with a Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. This is one of my all time favorite highlighters, it’s a beautiful rose gold that really pops when the light hits it without being too over the top.

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For my eyes I started off by covering them with a little concealer and then I went in with my eyeliner. I used the Lord & Berry Velluto eye pencil in 1808, Supreme Green. This is a deep green that is really pigmented and goes on nice and smooth. I topped that with the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, applied Colourpop Lippie Stix in Slacker, this is a gorgeous peachy/nude in a creme finish and set the look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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The next look is one that I found while scrolling through Pinterest and thought it would be really fun to try and recreate and I’m super happy with how it turned out.

For this look I started with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is something you can wear on it’s own, under foundation or you can use as a highlighter but I like it the best under foundation and it gives a nice subtle glow. I followed that with my Covergirl + Olay foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and I set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder. You get a nice smooth finish with this powder and it smells like peaches.

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For the rest of my face I applied the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, this too is a nice lighter brown that blends really nicely. Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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The eye look is where it gets fun. To start I applied the Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer, then I went into the big palette from the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Collection and the first shadow I applied is Cream Filling, I used this as a base all over the eye. Then I went in to Oh Snap! And did that in the crease and a little bit on the outer corner of the eye. I wanted something with some sparkle that wasn’t too crazy so I went in to Icing On Top for my eyelid. It’s a gorgeous light rose gold. Then to bring in the green I went to the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar palette and put the deep sparkly green under my eye and for a little bit of pop I put a tiny bit of sparkly silver in the inner corner. Eyeliner wise I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion and I topped off the eyes with the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. For my lips I used the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, which is a great nude liner, and the Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex On The Peach. And set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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The second to last look I did is one that I do more often than any of the others and I think it’s a fun look.

To start I primed my face with the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer. Then I used my Covergirl + Olay foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder.

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For the rest of my face I went in first with the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, then with the Too Faced Daydreamer blush. This blush is a light/medium pink, it’s really pretty on and very buildable. Then I used the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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For my eyes I applied the Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer then used the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Palette and the first shadow I used is a really light peachy/nude and I used that as a base all over the eye. Then I went in to a deep matte green and put that lightly in the crease and more heavily on the outer corner of the eye. And I used the sparkly silver on the lid. I applied the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes with the Lancome Monsieur Big mascara, this does fantastic things for your lashes. I used the Nars Satin Lipstick in Tolede on my lips and set the look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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And the last look I did was for St. Patrick’s Day. I had a lot of fun with this one and it looked even brighter in person than in the photo.

I started this one with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow then used my Covergirl + Olay foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Translucent Setting Powder.

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For the rest of my face I used the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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For my eyes after applying the Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer I used that really light peachy/nude shadow from the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Palette as a base, then I went into the e.l.f. Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette in Hot Jalapeno and I used every shade. I first used that light matte green and put that in the crease. Then I used the dark matte green and put that a little bit in the crease but mostly on the outer corner of the eye. I put the bright sparkly gold on the lid and dabbed the light sparkly green on top of that. It made a really fun color mix. I used the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper and finished the eyes with the Benefit BAD gal BANG! mascara. For my lips I applied the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 02 Nothin’ But Nude and the KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig. And set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always really like doing these posts so look out for more in the future.

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many green eyeshadows :).

-K

Product Links:

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Primer: https://www.sephora.com/product/hello-fab-pores-be-gone-matte-primer-P442712

GlamGlow Glowstarter in Nude Glow: https://www.sephora.com/product/glowstarter-mega-illuminating-moisturizer-P408739

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer: https://www.sephora.com/product/sea-quench-hydrating-primer-P432866

Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory: https://www.ulta.com/olay-simply-ageless-foundation?productId=xlsImpprod1060098

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory: https://www.ulta.com/fit-me-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod2980149

KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Translucent Setting Powder: https://www.sephora.com/product/lock-it-setting-powder-P409988

Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder: https://www.sephora.com/product/peach-perfect-mattifying-setting-powder-peaches-cream-collection-P422448?skuId=1961218

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer: https://www.sephora.com/product/shadow-insurance-P202625

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: https://www.sephora.com/product/all-nighter-long-lasting-makeup-setting-spray-P263504

Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna: https://www.sephora.com/product/bronzing-powder-P12790

Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold: https://www.ulta.com/facestudio-master-chrome-metallic-highlighter?productId=xlsImpprod16211169

Lord & Berry Eye Pencil in 1808, Supreme Green: https://www.lordandberry.com/usa/makeup/eyes/eyeshadows/velluto.html

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion: https://www.sephora.com/product/24-7-glide-on-eye-pencil-P133707

KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper: https://www.sephora.com/product/tattoo-liner-P245205

e.l.f. Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette in Hot Jalapeno: https://www.elfcosmetics.com/bite-size-eyeshadow/300165.html?dwvar_300165_color=Cream%20%26%20Sugar&cgid=eyes-eyeshadow-palettes#start=1

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/perversion-mascara-P387956

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/monsieur-big-mascara-P419848

Benefit BAD gal BANG! Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/bad-gal-bang-mascara-P427517

Colourpop Lippie Stix in Slacker: https://colourpop.com/products/slacker

Model Co Illusion Lip Liner: https://modelco.com/lip-enhancer-lip

Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstick in Sex On The Peach: https://www.sephora.com/product/peach-kiss-moisture-matte-long-wear-lipstick-peaches-cream-collection-P422600?skuId=2108017

Nars Satin Lipstick in Tolede: https://www.sephora.com/products/lipstick-P448502?skuld=2245538

Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 02 Nothin’ But Nude: https://www.sephora.com/product/rouge-gel-lip-liner-P401715?skuId=1691310

KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig: https://www.sephora.com/product/everlasting-love-liquid-lipstick-P384954?skuId=1887926

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St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Hi everyone,

As St. Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, I thought today would be a good day to share some easy and delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats. Whether you’re having a party or just want to have something fun to eat on the day, these are perfect.

The first treat we have is Mint Oreo Truffles. I love little treats like this and they’re always super easy to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 package of mint Oreos
  • 1, 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • White coating chocolate
  • Green coating chocolate
  • Green and white sprinkles

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is grab a baking sheet and line it with wax/parchment paper. Then take your mint Oreo’s and put them in the food processor, if you don’t have a food processor then you can crush them in a bag. And crush them into fine crumbs.
  • Next take a large bowl and to that add in your softened cream cheese. To that add your crushed Oreo’s and mix until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into balls and place them on your prepared cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for at least an hour.
  • Then take your green and white coating chocolates and place them in separate, microwave safe bowls. Microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  • Take your truffles and coat them in the chocolate. Cover immediately with sprinkles and let set.
  • Once the truffles are set place them on your serving dish of choice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next treat we have is St. Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookies. Cookies are a solid choice for any holiday and these take practically no time to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 10-12 drops of food coloring, depends on how green you want them
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Then you’re going to add the cake mix, eggs, oil and food coloring to a bowl and mix. Once they’re mixed roll the cookies into golf balls sized balls and coat with the powdered sugar.
  • Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet and flatten just a little with a glass.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Once the cookies are done take them out and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is St. Patrick’s Day Bark. I don’t make bark a lot, I buy it during Christmas, but this is a fun one if you have kids that want to get involved.

What You Need:

  • 2 cups of chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of mint M&M’s
  • 6 Oreo’s broken into pieces

What You Do:

  • The first step is to grab a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. Then take your bittersweet chocolate and place it in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each increment, until it’s melted and smooth. Spread onto the baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Repeat the process for the milk and white chocolates but make sure you drizzle those over the bittersweet chocolate and don’t spread it on top.
  • Then take the mint M&M’s and the Oreo’s and sprinkle over the chocolate, making sure to gently press them in so they don’t fall off.
  • Let cool completely and once it’s set, break into large pieces.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is a Boozy Triple Irish Trifle. Because it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without something a little boozy.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups of Guinness, with a little extra to drizzle
  • 2, 8 ounce bars of softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of Bailey’s
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of whipped cream
  • 1 bag of baking caramels
  • 6 tablespoons of Jameson

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your 13×9 pan.
  • Then add your cake mix, oil, eggs and instead of the water use the Guinness. Mix until well combined then bake for 30-35 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Next make the cream filling. In a medium bowl add your softened cream cheese and mix until soft and creamy. Then add in the Bailey’s and powdered sugar. Once that is well combined, fold in the whipped cream by hand and set aside.
  • To make the caramel drizzle, take the bag of caramels and once you’ve unwrapped them put them in a medium pan with 3 tablespoons of Jameson and place that over low heat. Add in 2-3 more tablespoons of Jameson until you’ve got the consistency and taste you want.
  • Once your cake has cooled cut it into medium pieces and put in a bowl. Pour 1/4-1/2 cup of Guinness over the cake pieces and let it soak.
  • To assemble the trifle take a medium sized trifle dish and cover the bottom with cake pieces. Then do a layer of cream filling and drizzle with the caramel sauce. Continue this process until you get to the top. Then top with the rest of the whipped cream, a crumbled piece of cake and a caramel drizzle.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun baking and I hope you all have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching and as someone who is Irish and usually has some sort of party, I’ve been thinking about menu planning and that includes cocktails. I will admit that Guinness isn’t my favorite, although I do like Guinness Blonde, so having fun and festive cocktail options is a must. These cocktails are just that, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Sparkling Green Sangria. I think sangria is great for most  occasions because it’s so versatile and this one sounds so good.

What You Need:

  • 2 bottles of Moscato
  • 3 ounces of triple sec
  • 2 sliced cucumbers
  • 2 cups of seedless green grapes, they can be sliced or whole
  • 1 sliced granny smith apple
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1/2 liter of club soda

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is grab a bowl or pitcher, whichever you prefer, and to that add the wine, sliced cucumber, grapes, apple, lemon and lime.
  • Then you’re going to add in the triple sec and stir that gently. Once you’ve done that cover it and put in the fridge for 2-24 hours.
  • Once it’s out of the fridge top it with the club soda and give a stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is the Green Whiskey Smash. It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without whiskey and I’ve never had a whiskey smash, so I might have to make this one.

What You Need:

  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus a few more for garnish
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 2 teaspoons of light agave nectar or simple syrup, it’s up to you
  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • Crushed ice

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take a cocktail shaker and to that add the mint leaves, lime wedges and agave/simple syrup. Take a muddler and mash about 4-5 times.
  • Once you’ve done that add in the whiskey and a little bit of crushed ice and shake well.
  • To your glass add crushed ice then pour on your drink and garnish with a few mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Lucky Shamrock. This is a great mix of sweet and sour. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces of sour apple liqueur
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of agave
  • Sprite
  • Lime wedges and apple slices to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Then add in the tequila, sour apple liqueur, lime juice and agave. Shake until well combined.
  • Then fill your glass with ice and pour the cocktail into the glass. Top with Sprite and garnish with a lime wedge and a slice of apple.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the Jameson Melon. This is a really unique cocktail and this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 Midori melon liqueur
  • 2 ounces of tonic water
  • Sliced honeydew melon
  • A sprig of fresh mint
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • First, take your cocktail shaker and add in the simple syrup, Jameson, Midori, tonic water and ice. Stir that 30 seconds until well mixed.
  • Then take your glass and fill it with ice and strain the cocktail into it.
  • Garnish with two slices of honeydew and a sprig of fresh mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktails I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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March Favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought I would do my March Favorites. I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box. If you haven’t read that there will be a link down below. My first Sephora Play favorite is the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. I’ve mentioned a few times that Amika is one of my favorite brands when it comes to hair products and this dry shampoo didn’t disappoint. It not only made my hair feel refreshed but it was soft and it gave me nice volume. And this didn’t leave any residue like some dry shampoos can.

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My next favorite is the Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna. I knew as soon as I swatched this I would love it and I have been. I’ve been using this most days since I got it and now it’s got a permanent spot in my makeup bag. It’s got a great glow when the light hits it, the amount of sparkle is perfect and I love the color. It’s perfect for spring/summer and like I thought originally, very buildable. If you haven’t checked out Nars Bronzers I definitely recommend doing so.

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My last Sephora Play favorite is the Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace fragrance. This not only smells good but it wears really well. When I first smelled it I was immediately brought to sitting around the fire and roasting marshmallows with friends. It’s woody and spicy but also sweet and vanillay. This is a fragrance that you can definitely wear all year long because it’s so well balanced.

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My last beauty favorite is my makeup look from St. Patrick’s Day. I wanted to do something fun and festive but I don’t have a lot of green eyeshadow, I am going to order the ColourPop Just My Luck Palette though. So I did a gold eye, I used three golds, blended for 100 years until I liked it, and did an emerald shade on my lower lash line. I’m overall really happy with how it came out.

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Moving on, I have a fashion favorite and that is the Crystabel Sneakers from JustFab. I was browsing through their website recently and found myself looking at sneakers which is something I don’t have a lot of. One thing I’m never opposed to is expanding my shoe collection. I was looking at a few different pairs, but I feel in love with these and because I’m a popular size, I bought them immediately. They come in three different colors, white, black and rose gold and I bought the rose gold. They have white stars, white on the back and white laces. I’ve worn these once since getting them and not only are they super comfortable, but they go with pretty much everything.

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I have two kind of random favorites, the first is puzzles. I’ve always loved doing puzzles, I grew up doing them and recently I got back into it. I completed this puzzle in a few days, mostly working on it before I went to bed, and I was so happy when it was done. This is a 1,000 piece Dowdle Folk Art London puzzle and every time I looked at it I discovered something new. I really like the style of the Dowdle Folk Art puzzles, so I’m going to look and see what else they have.

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My next kind of random favorite is baseball. Yesterday was Opening Day and baseball is officially back. The Mariners had a little bit of a different start because they played their first two official games in Japan, which was cool. But they were able to start this season at home yesterday and win! Which was super exciting and really fun. This year it’s basically a whole new team, but I’m excited to see how this season is going to play out.

And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s Jeff Lynne’s ELO Alone in the Universe album. This isn’t an album that I listened to a lot when it came out, but recently Spotify has been playing me a lot of the songs and I’ve really been enjoying it. Top to bottom it’s a great album, I don’t think I could pick one song that’s my favorite but When I Was A Boy and All My Life have been playing a lot. If you haven’t heard it, I would definitely recommend giving it a listen.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great March :).

-K

March Sephora Play Post:

March Sephora Play Unboxing

JustFab Crystabel Sneakers:

https://www.justfab.com/products/Crystabel-Sneaker-SK1722702-0217?kw=Crystabel%20Sneaker

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to share some simple and delicious St. Patrick’s Day cocktails with you. Whether you’re having a party or you’re not a big beer drinker and want some other options, these cocktails are perfect.

First up we have the Irish Hammer Shot. I don’t always do shots, but these are really fun and at least in my opinion, not overpowering.

What You Need:

  • 1 part Jack Daniels
  • 1 part Irish Mist
  • 1 part Irish Cream
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and fill it with ice then pour in the Jack Daniels, Irish Mist and Irish Cream.
  • Shake until it’s chilled and pour into your shot glass.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have the Sparkling Leprechaun Kiss. This cocktail is different in the fact that it’s a little sour, but in a good way. And this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1/2 ounce of Vodka
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 drop of green food coloring
  • Lemon Lime soda, any you like, I prefer Sprite
  • Ice
  • Green sugar to rim the glass

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is rim the glass and to do that get the edge of the glass wet and roll it in the sugar until it’s coated well.
  • Then fill the glass halfway with ice.
  • Take a cocktail shaker and add the Sour Apple Pucker, Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and food coloring. Shake until it’s well combined.
  • Pour that into the glass and top it off with the soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Irish Maid. This drink is whiskey based making it perfect for the holiday, but this would also be a great summer drink. And this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of Jameson Whiskey
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 1/2 ounce of Elderberry Liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce of simple syrup with a drop of honey
  • Ice cubes

What You Do:

  • Take two slices of cucumber and put them into the shaker, and using a muddler, mash the cucumbers.
  • Then add the whiskey, Elderberry liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice.
  • Shake for about 30 seconds and strain into an ice filled glass.
  • Garnish with the leftover cucumber slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the lastly we have the Sparkling Shamrock Champagne Cocktail. This recipe makes 6 drinks.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of your favorite dry champagne or sparkling wine
  • 12 ounces of Midouri melon liqueur
  • Honeydew melon pieces
  • Green sanding sugar

What You Do:

  • Take your champagne flutes and rub the rim with a piece of honeydew and dip them in the sanding sugar, making sure they’re well coated.
  • Then pour 2 ounces of the Midouri into each glass. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with the champagne or sparkling wine.
  • Garnish each glass with a melon ball.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram, I’d love to know how they turn out. And if you have any drink suggestions of your own let me know.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be sharing some fun and delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats. I’m Irish, so I like to do it up a little and have some fun with the day. But whether you’re Irish or just want some festive food, these treats are perfect.

The first treat we have is a Bailey’s Chocolate Cake. Bailey’s is a St. Patrick’s Day staple and I find that it pairs really well with chocolate.

What You Need (Cake):

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

What You Need (Bailey’s Frosting):

  • 1 1/2 cups of butter
  • 1 1/4 cups of shortening
  • 10 1/4 cups od powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream

What You Need (Chocolate Ganache):

  • 4 1/2 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream

What You Do (Cake):

  • The first step here is to prepare the cake pans and for this you’re going to take three 8 inch pans and put parchment paper on the bottom and grease the sides. Then preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next take all of your dry ingredients and add them to a large bowl, making sure well combine them. To that mixture, add the eggs, milk, oil and Irish Cream and mix it well. Finally, add in the water and the vanilla.
  • Once that is well combined divide the batter evenly among the three pans. Bake for 32-34 minutes or until you stick a toothpick in and it comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • When the cakes are done take them out of the oven and cool them for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • As the cake cools, make the frosting. For that, the first step is to take the butter and shortening and beat them together until it’s smooth.
  • Once smooth add in about half of the powdered sugar but make sure to mix until smooth after each spoonful of powdered sugar.
  • Add in 4 tablespoons of the Irish Cream and mix until well combined. Then, slowly, add in the rest of the powdered sugar. If you find that you want a smoother consistency after adding the additional powdered sugar, add the rest of the Irish Cream.
  • The first step to putting the cake together is to take a serrated knife and cut the tops off of the cake layers so each layer is flat. Once you’ve done that, place the first layer on a plate or cake circle and spread 1 cup of the frosting into an even layer.
  • Add the second layer of cake and cup of frosting and top with the third layer of cake and frost the cake with the remaining frosting.
  • Once frosted, set aside and make the chocolate ganache. To do that add the chocolate chips to a glass bowl. Then microwave the heavy cream until it’s boiling and add it to the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap for around 5 minutes then whisk until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Take a spoon and drizzle the ganache down the sides of the cake. Then pipe little dollops of frosting around the boarder of the cake and spread the remaining ganache in the middle of the boarder.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second treat we have is Brownie Mint Trifle. I love trifle, so I’m excited to make this one.

What You Need:

  • 1 9×13 pan of your favorite brownies
  • 1 3.4 ounce package of vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold milk
  • 1 cup of whipped topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract
  • Sprinkles for garnish

What You Do:

  • In a bowl, take the pudding mix and cold milk and mix together until smooth. Then add in the peppermint extract and combine well. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • While the pudding is chilling, take your brownies and cut them into 1 inch squares and set them aside.
  • Take the pudding out of the fridge and fold in the whipped topping.
  • Take the container you’re going to serve them in the start to assemble. First take a few pieces of brownie, then top that with a few tablespoons of the pudding mix and repeat that process 2 or 3 times. Top with whipped topping and sprinkles.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The last treat we have is St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies. I love muddy buddies and they’re always well received at parties, so this was a no brainer for me.

What You Need:

  • 4 1/2 cups of Rice Chex cereal
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of green M&M’s
  • 1/4 cup of Lucky Charms Marshmallows
  • Green food coloring

What You Do:

  • Take the cereal and place it in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. Then stir until smooth.
  • Pour that mixture over the cereal and mix until evenly coated. Then place half of the cereal in a sealable bag and add the powdered sugar.
  • Shake the bag until it’s well coated and spread the cereal on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes.
  • Take the green food coloring and stir it into the other half until you achieve a bright green color. Then spread out on another baking sheet for about 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine both cereal mixtures, the white chocolate, green M&M’s and Lucky Charms Marshmallows.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram, because I’d love to see.

Until next time, have fun making treats and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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Four easy makeup looks and OOTD’s- March-April 2018

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing one of my favorite posts, four of my recent makeup looks and the outfits that went with them. Normally I would do three, but I couldn’t decide between two of them so I added them both. And with that being said, let’s get into it.

The first look is from St. Patrick’s Day. Outfit wise I was wearing a blue and green plaid shirt with a black, cami style bodysuit underneath and a pair of dark wash skinny jeans. I can’t remember where the shirt is from, I’ve had it for a little while, but the bodysuit is from Forever 21 and I think the jeans are from Macy’s but I’ve had them forever.

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Starting with my face, after I do my morning routine I start with my foundation, which is the L’Oreal Paris true match super-blendable foundation in the shade N2, Classic Ivory. With that I use the matching concealer in N 1-2-3 Fair/Light and on the spots I want heavier coverage the YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in Light Beige and I blend that in with a Micro Mini Beauty Blender. I top all of that with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder and apply that with the e.l.f. powder brush. Bronzer wise I use the bronzer in the e.l.f. blush palette in light, top right in the palette on the left, I used the Firma Beauty 103 Angled Contour brush to apply and the blush I used is the one on the bottom left from the palette on the right and to finish off my face I used the Dashing Through The Glow highlighter from the Too Faced Super Fun Night palette which is from the Too Faced Best Year Ever makeup collection. And I use an e.l.f. fan brush to apply that.

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Moving on to eyes, I went with a simple brown shadow look. I really like to wear brown eyeshadows, I have green eyes and it tends to make them pop. For the shadow I went to the Too Faced Natural Beauty palette and picked Sleigh My Name. It’s a nice medium/dark brown with a bit of a shimmer. I applied that with a Bare Escentuals eyeshadow brush and I blended it out with a Skone Cosmetics blending brush. In the inner corner of my eyes and under my brows I used Angelic from the same palette. Mascara wise, I used Too Faced Better Than Sex, it’s one of my absolute favorite mascaras. Using an angled brush, I filled in my eyebrows with Too Faced Up in Smoke and I finished the whole look off with the Sephora Collection Rouge Matte Lipstick in Rebel Chic.

My second look is one that I wouldn’t normally add because it’s filtered but I really like it and the vintage feel it has. For the OOTD part of this I was wearing a white scoop neck shirt, which I believe is from Forever 21, the necklace I’m wearing is also from Forever 21, it’s a gold chain. I was also wearing really light washing skinny jeans, which are from Kohl’s.

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For my face, everything is the same as the last look.

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I really like to play around with gold shadows, so this is one of my favorite looks. For the base shadow I used the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold, not only is this shadow gorgeous but it’s highly pigmented. On top of that, mostly in the crease, I used a darker gold and blended it with my finger. In the inner corner and under my brows I used Angelic. The eyeliner that I used was the Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in BlackNoir. The mascara is Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume in Deep Black, this is a great mascara it makes your lashes look really thick and defined. As always I filled in my brows with Up in Smoke and finished it all off with one of my favorite liquid lipsticks, the Caked Makeup Lip Fondant in Low Key. It smells like cake batter.

My second to last look is from Opening Day, one of my favorite days in March. My jersey is from the Mariners Team Store and my jeans are new and they are from Kohl’s.

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I changed up the blush in this look and the one I used is the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush.

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This is a really simple look. Eyeshadow is from the Too Faced palette on the far left, it’s this shimmery emerald shadow and I only wear it a couple times a year and Opening Day is one of those days. It is really pretty though. I put White Lie in the inner corner and under my brows, used the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara on my lashes and Up in Smoke for my brows. And finally I used the MDMflow Liquid Matte Lipstick in Retro.

And my last look is from Easter. This is a better look at the new jeans I was talking about and the shirt is also new and it’s from Buckle. I love the pattern and the bell sleeves and it’s open in the back which is a great surprise when you turn around.

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For this look I went back to how I normally do my face, but I did make a change to my morning routine, I did it with the last look to and I added in the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. You put it on before you do your makeup and it illuminates your skin and gives it an extra oomph.

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For this look I wanted something light and springy and I think I achieved that, I’m really happy with the way it came out. For the shadow itself I used the Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment in Honey Dew. It’s a gorgeous light pink and it is highly pigmented. I used Angelic in the inner corner and under my brows, the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, the Essence Cosmetics mascara on my lashes and Up in Smoke on my brows. And to top it all off I used the EM Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud in Rose Nude.

That about wraps it up for this post, I really like doing posts like this, so look out for more in the future.

Until next time, have fun with your looks and take as many OOTD pictures as possible :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day treats

Hi everyone,

Today, as promised, I’m going to be doing St. Patrick’s Day treats. These are really easy and really yummy, I will also link last years post down below if you want more recipes or inspiration.

First up we have Lucky Charm Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats. I love Rice Krispie Treats anyway, and Lucky Charms are the perfect addition.

What you need:

  • 6 cups of Lucky Charms cereal
  • 1 Bag, 10.5 ounces of mini marshamallows
  • 3 tablespoons of softened butter

What you do:

  • First, get yourself a clear 8 x 8 baking pan, then grease it with nonstick spray.
  • Then, in a large mixing bowl add the marshmallows and butter and heat in the microwave for about two minutes or until the marshmallows yet puffy.
  • Stir the marshmallow mixture, making sure it well combined, then add in the Lucky Charms.
  • Spoon the mixture into your greased baking pan and press, making sure it’s even.
  • It is optional, but I like to add more of the Lucky Charms marshmallows on top.
  • Refrigerate for fifteen minutes  then and cut into squares.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Leprechaun Popcorn. This is super simple, and always a hit at parties.

What you need:

  • Popcorn, you can use any brand, make your own, and the amount is up to you
  • Green candy melts
  • White Chocolate
  • St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles
  • Mint M&M’s

What you do:

  • Make the popcorn and place on a baking sheet.
  • Melt the green candy melts and the white chocolate and drizzle both over the popcorn.
  • Add the sprinkles and the green M&M’s and mix it all together.
  • Place in a large bowl, or individual bowls/bags, depending on how you’re serving.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And finally we have Shamrock Gooey Butter Cookies. I love Gooey Butter Cookies and these are some of the best.

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 package of softened cream cheese, 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of pure mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup of sifted confectioners sugar for rolling and dusting the cookies

What you do:

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the baking powder and flour until well combined and set aside.
  • You can do this next part using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, if you use the stand mixer use the paddle attachment. Cream together the butter and cream cheese until it’s well blended and smooth. Then beat in the sugar, extracts, as much food coloring as you want and the salt. Mix that until it’s well combined and make sure the scrape the sides of the bowl as you go. Add in the egg and egg yolk and beat on medium for one to two minutes or until light and creamy.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, on a low speed, and mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • While that’s in the fridge, move your oven rack to the lower part of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set those aside. Then place the confectioners sugar in a small bowl and set that aside as well.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and roll into one inch balls, I like to use a spring loaded cookie scoop so all the cookies are uniform. Roll the dough between your hands to make sure you get perfectly rounded balls and roll in the confectioners sugar, lightly coating them and place then two inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake until cookies are round and have puffed and looked crackled. This was about 14 minutes for me. They will be softer in the middle and just barely browned on the bottom.
  • Let sit on baking sheet for about 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Once they are completely cooled either put in an airtight container for storage or serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any fun St. Patrick’s Day treats that you love, let me know.

Until next time, enjoy your treats and try not to get pinched :).

-K

2017 St. Patrick’s Day post:

St. Patrick’s Day treats

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St. Patrick’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today, as St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, I thought it would be the perfect day to talk about some cocktails for the holiday. I’m also going to be putting up a St. Patrick’s Day treats post in a couple of days so look out for that. I’m going to be having a little party, so these will be perfect for that. I personally don’t like Guinness, so I’m always looking for a non Guinness drink for St. Patrick’s Day. And with that said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is an Apple Martini and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces of sour apple liqueur
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Green apple slice to garnish, optional

What you do:

  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it 3/4 of the way with ice cubes then add the vodka, apple liqueur and lemon juice.
  • Cover and shake for about 10-15 second and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with apple slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have a Lime Margarita, always a favorite, and this recipe makes six drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of gold tequila
  • 3/4 cup of triple sec
  • 3/4 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 8 cups of crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 6 lime wedges

What you do:

  • In a large pitcher, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Finally add in the crushed ice.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the 2 remaining tablespoons of sugar and the salt.
  • Moisten the rim of the six margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip them in the salt-sugar mixture.
  • Pour the margaritas into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Our second to last cocktail is the Irish Mule and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup of ginger ale
  • Ice

What you do:

  • Fill a glass or Moscow Mule mug if you have one, with ice and add in the whiskey and lime juice and stir.
  • Top with the ginger ale and a lime wedge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And our last cocktail is a Bailey’s Martini and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 3/4 ounce of chocolate vodka
  • 3/4 ounce of caramel vodka
  • Cocoa powder and mint leaves for garnish, optional

What you do:

  • Put the Bailey’s and two vodkas in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
  • Pour into a martini glass and garnish with the cocoa powder and mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any drinks/cocktails that you love for St. Patrick’s Day let me know.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day treats

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to talk about some fun and delicious treats for St. Patrick’s Day. Being Irish this has always been a fun day for me. I’ve been spending this week figuring out what I want to make besides the classic corned beef and cabbage and if any of you are looking for things to make hopefully this will be helpful for you. The first thing is two super easy drinks. Obviously you can add alcohol to both if you wanted, but for kids and those who aren’t going to be drinking these are great.

Lime Sherbet Floats:

What you need:

  • One bottle lemon lime soda, any brand
  • One container lime sherbet, any brand

This isn’t really much of a recipe, but you mix the two in a glass and that’s that. They’re sure to be a crowd favorite.

7UP Green Apple Lemonade Spritzer:

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups green apple mixer
  • 3 cups 7UP
  • 3 cups lemonade
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Green Apple
  • Green food coloring
  • Ice

What you do:

  • Fill a pitcher with ice, how much is up to you
  • Take your fruit and thinly slice
  • Add fruit to pitcher of ice
  • Mix together your green apple mixer with the lemonade and add food coloring, as much or as little as you want and make sure it’s all combined
  • Finally top it off with the 7UP

Easy and totally delicious and like I mentioned you can easily add alcohol if you want. Next is a classic, but not boring fruit platter. In this instance it can either be in a rainbow shape or on a stick, but the fruit should be rainbow colors. This is going to be served with a caramel sauce to mimic the pot of gold, but also with a fruit dip.

Pistachio Fruit Dip:

What you need:

  • Pistachio pudding mix
  • Whipped Cream, you can make your own or buy Cool Whip, whichever you prefer

What you do:

  • Mix the two ingredients together until well combined. It should be a light green and if you want it to be greener you can definitely add food coloring

This is one of the most simple recipes and pistachio is one of my all time favorite flavors, so this is a win-win for me. This next recipe is probably my favorite out of these and it’s my go to for these cookies which I make often.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies:

What you need:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract, you can add more if you want
  • Green food coloring, between 8-10 drops depending on how green you want it
  • 3 1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 ounces of dark chocolate chips, divided

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes on a medium speed or until light and fluffy
  • To that add the eggs and the extra yolk, peppermint extract and the food coloring
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix until the flour is almost incorporated
  • Add half of the chocolate chips
  • Take the other half of the chips and roughly chop them and then add to the batter and mix until well combined
  • Cover the dough and put in the fridge for an hour
  • Once the dough has chilled take it out and begin forming the cookies
  • Take a cookie scoop or spoon and form into balls. If you want larger cookies make two inch balls, otherwise do whatever size you normally would do
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the very edges of the cookies just barely start to turn brown
  • Take cookies out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the pan, then move to cooling rack

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats tweet me pictures or tag me on Instagram.

Until next time, have fun making these treats and I hope you guys have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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