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Get Kissable Lips, Baby!

7 Nov

As much as I love pumpkin spice coffee, cozy nights and the smell of an apple spice candle, one thing that I just hate about this time of year is chapped lips. Your lips go from totally kissable to totally miserable, and it can happen overnight! How are you supposed to pull off those dark burgundy lips or bright red holiday lips if they are dry and cracking? Gross! Well, fret no more I have found the BEST product to prevent chapped lips before they even start.

Hello Baby, Baby Lips that is! Baby Lips by Maybelline has a super soft texture, tastes delicious and has been “clinically proven to make lips 82% visibly less dry, 94% less rough, 77% more supple, and 77% better looking after just four weeks of use!” I noticed a change in just a week. Oh and did I mention its only $2.99 and it comes in six amazing colors and flavors? I am currently obsessed with Peach Kiss!

Get out there and get it ladies, you don’t want chapped lips to be the reason you turn down that kiss under the mistletoe this holiday season 🙂

What other lip products do you use? What’s your favorite Baby Lips color?

The SkinnKnee on My Life & Fun with Pumpkin

26 Oct

Let me start off by saying, it has been wayyyyyy to long since I have posted and I must admit that a little thing called life got in the way…. in a good way! Over the last month I have been working like crazy to start my own company. So you can see why this blog took a back burner for a little bit. I decided to combine my love for weddings and events and branding businesses with my passion for design, to start a custom design studio specializing in wedding, event and business branding and custom stationary. The Bee’s Knees Custom Design is born, it just needs to mature a little, so I apologize in advance if my next post takes even longer. I am so excited about this new venture and it has been a trying, but exhilarating journey so far. The website should be up soon, fingers crossed, and I have a Facebook and twitter already so feel free to connect with me 🙂

Bees knees custom design

I will be sure to keep you updated on my newest venture and will have a detailed post in the future, but for now I know you all are anxious to know about how to have a little more fun with Pumpkin! Well it finally feels like Fall here in Texas and being a northern-native I could not be happier! I thought I would embrace the pumpkin season with a few tricks on how to use Pumpkin Spice Flavored Creamer, as I have found it is not just for coffee! When I first found this little gem at the grocery store I was so excited, but my husband and I can never finish a whole bottle of creamer (considering I prefer my coffee black) so I decided to get creative and come up with a few fun uses for it and so far they have all been delicious!

Fun with Pumpkin Spice Flavored Creamer

1. Oatmeal

Add it in with the water or milk you put in your dry oatmeal and microwave as usual. The creamer adds a delicious, little hint of Pumpkin Spice to your breakfast!

2. Ice Cream

Mix it into ice cream to give the ordinary vanilla bean a pumpkiny, fall, homemade flavor! Or add some milk and make a milkshake!

3. Yogurt

Mix a little (not too much or it will become watery) in with your vanilla yogurt to give it a pumpkin spice flavor! Not recommended with Greek yogurts.

4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Substitute a few tablespoons of milk for this Pumpkin Spice creamer and take your mashed sweet potatoes to a whole new level!

5. Baking

Substitute it for a few tablespoons of milk or oil to add a Pumpkin Spice flavor to muffins, cakes, cookies, you name it and you can give it the flavor of pumpkin!

A recent recipe featured on Dr. Oz was to take a box of Betty Crocker or any yellow, while cake mix and substitute all of the oil, milk etc. for 1 container of Chobani plain or vanilla greek yogurt. Add a few tablespoons of this pumpkin spice creamer to the mix and you have an instant pumpkin dessert!

6. Pumpkin Spice Glaze

We all know (or your will now) how to make a sugar glaze: heat water to a boil and stir in confectioners sugar until you get a glaze-like texture, well why not add a little pumpkin creamer during the stirring…and you have an instant pumpkin glaze!

I just keep finding more uses for this creamer and it doesn’t stop at pumpkin, if you have a favorite creamer flavor feel free to do all of the above with it! Its a great way to get a lot of great recipes out of one product. Have any other ideas on how to use it? I would love to hear them!

Happy Pumpkin Cooking!

Naked 2: The Only Eyeshadow You Will Ever Need

19 Sep

If you’re like me, you used to be obsessed with MAC eyeshadow, I think at one point I owned 30 of them! That is A LOT of colors to keep track of, to be honest I probably still have half of them (barely used blues, greens and funky colors) in my makeup bag. With each eyeshadow ringing it at $14 a pop, I don’t even want to think about how much money I have spent on those little pots of color. That is why I was so excited when I found the Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette, I haven’t touched another eyeshadow since! The second palette of it’s kind, Naked 2 has more skin-toned neutrals than its older sister Naked.

naked 2 palette

It is the perfect grouping of highlighting, crease, sparkly and smokey eyeshadow.  The self described “taupe + greige neutrals” are the only 12 eyeshadow colors you will ever need. That is not the best part, you get all of them in a chic case with dual sided brush (crease and lid side) for only $50! This palette is my go-to eyeshadow kit for day wear, when I will just brush on a neutral all over my lids, or for a night out, when I create a dramatic smokey eye.

naked eyeshadow

Trust me you will want to go Naked (2) ladies!  This eyeshadow palette is the only one you will ever need!

Go Nude! The Best Nude Lipstick

26 Aug

I am a HUGE fan of nude lips. I have plumper lips so I tend to want to make them blend in a little, I know I know people pay crazy amounts of money to have their lips injected and gloss them to make them look fuller, but I just always wanted to tone mine down a bit…don’t judge. 🙂 That being said, I have always worn nude or lighter colored lip colors (I must admit I have explored with red during the holiday season and actually kind of liked it!)

Until about a year ago I was still perusing the shelves for that perfect peachy, nude shade for my lips. I was actually hooked on MAC “Sandy B,” a gorgeous peachy, nude with a gold shimmer. I swore by this lipstick for a long time, until I started to pay my own bills and notice some slight problems. It came off pretty easily, I went through it pretty quickly and the price was a little steep, so I started looking look for another alternative. Don’t get me wrong I am a self-acclaimed MAC Addict, but there are just some things I think you can get that are just as good in quality for half the price.

So after trying out a ton of different brands, I FINALLY found the PERFECT nude, and with good timing, actually right before my wedding day 🙂 Until then I have literally lived on the stuff and have gone through about 10 tubes, not to mention got a lot of other people hooked on it too and not to mention a lot of compliments. My go-to nude lipstick is actually by Revlon and titled  “Just Enough Buff” (#613) and that couldn’t be more accurate. And ladies, its only $6.99! It is a smooth, silky texture with a gorgeous peachy, pinky hue that adds a hint of color while still having that nude (but not sickly, you know what I am talking about) tone to my lips! My only small complaint is that it is hard to find. I usually can find it at ULTA if I search hard enough. Target, and other drugstores typically don’t have it…I am kind of hesitating about writing this blog because it is going to be even harder to find now that I am letting my little secret out. Oh well, its totally worth it!

It’s time to GO NUDE! (in lip colors of course! ;)) Try my fave and let me know what you think! Or if you have your own favorite I would LOVE to hear about it!

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