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Oct 22, 2014

Make-up Inspired by Tilda Swinton for NARS

As promised, here's my attempt at being Tilda for a day. I ended up using foundation with a touch of pink lipstick on my lips to get the right effect. Otherwise my tools were pretty much as the same as I predicted on Monday. But let's be real. It's not even a contest. My god, her skin is ethereal. But I do think I came as close as a mere mortal could hope to be. Let me know what you think in the comments! 




Oct 21, 2014

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

I've been wanting to make homemade popcorn balls for a while now, but I debated over what binder to use, marshmallows or syrup. The marshmallow kind are more chewy, like rice crispy treats, while the kind made with syrup are more crunchy. Since the syrup kind is more traditional and what I remember eating as a kid, I ended up going that way. The addition of peanut butter to the syrup in this recipe produces a chewier texture and prevents the finished popcorn balls from getting rock hard, which the kind made with syrup have a tendency to do. With peanuts, peanut butter, and Reece's Pieces, these are definitely for peanut lovers.


Oct 20, 2014

Beauty Inspiration: Tilda Swinton as the New Face of Nars

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If you are familiar with the blog at all, than you already know that I have a total fashion crush on Tilda Swinton. Well, be still my heart, Tilda has been named the new "face" of NARS cosmetics.

Not surprisingly, she looks phenomenal. What's really nice about her look in the initial campaign is that it is so wearable for anyone. Just about any complexion looks great with a nude lip and a little liquid liner!

Oct 16, 2014

Decor Inspired by The Knick

The Knick has become one of my favorite new shows this year, and I'm excited for the finale this Friday. The writing and acting on the show are good, but what really stands out for me is the show's style. The lighting, set design, and music are on another level. A hospital may seem like an odd choice to draw interior design inspiration from, especially considering the amount of blood spilled on the show, but keep reading and you will see just how nice it can be to play doctor with your decor.


Oct 15, 2014

Well Dressed Wednesday

Hey guys, I have been starting to feel a little bad about always dogging celebrity style on WTF Wednesdays. So, in an effort to balance my karma, I thought I would highlight some stylish looks from the red carpet that might inspire you to up your wardrobe game. So this week let's take a breather from negativity (though it will return next week), and see who's been lookin' fine lately.

Oct 14, 2014

Caramel Apple Bar Featuring The Easiest Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel apples look really cute, but I find them kind of awkward to eat. I always end up cutting them into pieces, anyway, so why not start with sliced apples in the first place and then dress them up with just the right amount of delicious homemade caramel and your favorite toppings? In less than 10 minutes you can be in caramel apple heaven.


Oct 13, 2014

Sweater Dressing 101

From year to year, sweater styles don't really change that much. It's a fact. What makes them current is all in how they are styled. Just for you, I have put together styling basics for the three sweater types you will see most often this season; cropped, cardigan, and oversized.  Follow these easy guidelines to be "au courant" all fall and winter long.


Oct 9, 2014

A Spooky Soiree

Are you hosting any Halloween parties this year? I'm not, but that's not stopping me from checking out all of the cute Halloween party supplies and decorations at my favorite stores. Here are my top picks for your next spooky soiree.

Oct 8, 2014

WTF Wednesday

As we march headlong into winter here in the heartland, it's comforting to remember that in Los Angeles it's always warm. Which means outfits like this one (below) can happen year round. So put on your comfiest oversized sweaters, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and dig in to the weird wardrobe mishaps of the past week:

Oct 7, 2014

Fun Times in Nashville

As Samantha mentioned in her post last Friday, we were in Nashville over the weekend for our friend Carolyn's bachelorette party. This was only my second time visiting Nashville, and it was just as amazing the second time around. Here are a few highlights of my trip.


I'm not the biggest country music fan, so I was dubious about the live music scene in Nashville. But the Brazil Billy Band at Robert's Western World made me a believer. Definitely check them out!