Monday, October 20, 2014

Goodbye Under Eyes

how to hide undereye circles
Not to brag, but I have terrible dark circles under my eyes.  And if I get less than 6 hours of sleep?  AVERT YOUR EYES.  I barely look human.  

So I've had the (dis)pleasure of scoping out every possible concealer/highlighter combo on God's green earth to attempt to look like a human woman again.  It's been a long journey my friends.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Fun: Pumpkin Patching

Before moving to the city, my hometown was almost the middle of nowhere.  My first hourly job was at our local pumpkin patch for the fall season.  Before working there I already loved fall so being paid to make Caramel Apple Delights for 8 hours a day and be surrounded by pumpkins was a dream.  I made the trip to ol' patch this weekend and snapped a few pics for old time's sake.  The weather was nippy, I was wearing a sweater and I ate an apple cider donut.  I'm positive this is what heaven is like.  Feast your eyes on all the orangey autumnal goodness.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6 Things Making Me Happy This Week

What a week.  Friday already?!  I ain't complain'.  I have a haircut coming my way tomorrow and I.can't.wait.  You've never seen a person who needs a haircut worse than me.  Anywayzzz, let's get crackin'.

1.  If you are a food blogger, these tips make tons o' sense.  Especially the "movable background" bit.  I've got a few "prop" backgrounds and I'm never going back.  

3.  Colorized pictures seem too real.  

4.  Yes, I'd like one order of the Taos Sweet Ass Chops and a side of Ms. French Fries please. 

5.  Ya know what?  I'm not mad about it.  

6.  Tell me something that these Honey Candied Walnuts wouldn't taste good in.   I dare ya'.  

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's Love: Benefit Dallas Blush

If you're looking for a perfect "everyday, goes with everything, there's no time to think about blush" blush, I've found it for you.  You're welcome!  

May I introduce you to Benefit Dallas?  

Dallas is a gorgeous (and in my opinion, highly underrated) bronzey plumy blush that, on my fair skin, adds a touch of color and a hint of contour.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cocoa Pavlova with Pomegranates and Nutella Whipped Cream

chocolate pavlova
I've made no less than three pavlovas previously that I intended to photograph for the blog and for one reason or another, was never able to.  But I LOVE pavlovas and I was desperately wanting to share a recipe.  So much so that I made my family wait to eat a slice until after I could artfully arrange some egg yolks in an egg carton and snap a few pics.  

I'm insufferable.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How To: Instant Volume

garnier texture tease
If I haven't said so already (I have, a million times), I want my hair to have volume.  ALL the volume.  All of it.  

I think we ladies can agree that "second day hair" is the best for styling and volume.  It has just enough grit and oil to hold a shape.  Squeaky clean hair (at least for me) is quite limp.  I even have a hard time getting bobby pins to stay in place.  Don't worry, I pin them into submission eventually.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Seed and Pear Granola

pear granola recipe
In this week's installment of "How To Get Carbs in My Mouth": Pumpkin Seed and Pear Granola!

This recipe is like fall in all its hearty crunchy glory.  Obligatory oats? Check.  Toasty salty seeds?  Check.  Sweet chewy golden raisins?  Check.  A little sweetness (in the form of applesauce)?  Check.  Chunks of subtly sweet pears?  Check.