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Hosting a Galentines Soirée 

Brought to you by 1-800-Flowers.

Galentines is the perfect excuse to spend time catching up with the girls over mimosas, brunch, and fresh blooms! I’ll take any reason to style an event, but when it comes to a fun girls soirée celebrating your friendship, I love to incorporate some of my favorite things!

The Menu:  Finally dig through all those to die for recipes you’ve been pinning and go to town! Go for a chic brunch menu with all the fixings or if you’re like me and my tribe and Mexican food is your jam, opt for a nacho bar and serve churros for dessert!

The Decor: Gorgeous flowers set the tone for a colorful party! I used this vibrant bouquet from 1-800-Flowers as my muse for the rest of the decor and it couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion!

The Activities: Set up a Lip Bar. It’s the perfect time to try out a bold red, or bright pink you’ve been dying to see on! Have fun by layering hues to customize your color!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Watch | Shirt | Tie | Belt | Briefcase | Shoes | Headphones | Helmet | Hoodie | Shoes | Fitbit | Aviators | Hat | Backpack | Skincare | Wallet

Top Beauty Picks of 2014 : Makeup

Happy New Year! 2014 was filled with great memories, getting engaged, lots of road trips, vacations, and wedding planning. I’m so excited for our wedding year to be here, and to share everything with you along the way! I’ll be sharing my most coveted products of the past year including beauty, skincare and hair, as well as ones I’m itching to try this year.

Fave Beauty Products of 2014 | TheSubtleStatement.com

 Primer / Foundation / Winter Foundation / concealer / bronzer / blush / shadow primer / eyeshadow / eyeliner / eyelash curler / day mascara / night mascara / fiber lash mascara / brow pencil / brow shaping / brow gel / gloss / lipstick

In the dryer Winter months, I like to add a heavier foundation to my usual foundation and combine them for a more hydrating, long-lasting wear. What are the life-changing products you can’t live without?

Cannes Film Festival [Part One]

It’s Day One of the Cannes Film Festival, and this glimpse of fabulous fashion has me in suspense of what is yet to come. Style crush, Diane Kruger, looked absolutely stunning in soft, fluid mint, and chic in a trendy fit and flare frock. (Did I mention I’m dying over her fabulous Jimmy Choos? Swoon.)

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Valentine’s Rice Krispie Heart Pops

To create these simple, yet chic Valentine’s Day gifts, make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats {Melt 1/2C Butter + 3/4 Bag Marshmallows + add 5C Rice Krispie Cereal}.  Once the batch has cooled, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes.  Place in clear baggies, and tie with twine.  Purchase the label you see here, from my Etsy Shop and print on cardstock.  I punched out mine with a 2.5″ circular punch, backed it with an additional piece of cardstock, punched out with a scallop punch, and paper punched a small hole to tie together.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Be Mine

Orero Pops {Hip Hip Hooray}

Valentine’s  Twinkies on a Stick {Confessions of a Cookbook Queen}

Valentine Pretzel Buttons {g*rated}

Chocolate Covered Pretzel {Hostess with the Mostess}

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats {Mel’s Kitchen Cafe}

Kisses {Hostess with the Mostess}

Double- Decker Stripey Valentine’s Day Cookies {Bake at 350}

 

 

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats

A cute Valentine’s Day treat can be created with little time and supplies. I cut out heart shapes out of 4″ doilies.  I punched two holes and thread ribbon, and tied together.  I created a simple label on my computer, then punched it out with a 1″ round punch.  I punched out coordinating cardstock with a 1 3/4″ round punch.  I again punched two holes through the cardstock label, and thread the ribbon through to til together.  Very inexpensive, and can be made in a short amount of time.

I made Nutella S’mores Rice Krispie Treats using this recipe from Sugar Plum.  Very simple and requires no baking!