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Holiday Eyes

Holiday Eyes

Around the Holidays, I love having fun with my eye makeup and going a bit more glam. These are my favorite holiday hues equipped for any holiday soirée.

Holiday Eyes

Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Golden. I fell in love with this trio online, it’s such a rich palette of deep shimmery hues.

Holiday EyesJane Iredale ‘Simply Magical’ Mystikol™ Eyeliner & PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown. The wonderful staff at Jane Iredale sent me this gorgeous pair, and i couldn’t be more excited! This combo makes the prettiest smoky eye. I recently wore it to my friend’s wedding, and received so many compliments. It has a great contrast of colors making it perfectly subtle. The long-lasting wear and silky application made me a huge fan of the line!

Holiday Eyes
Chanel Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision. This color is the epitome of holiday glam. Wear it solo or amp up the sparkle to the shadow of your choice.
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Lancôme ‘Holiday 2012 Color Collection’ Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette in Sparkling Intoxication. The sparkle in this palette is anything but subtle. The unexpected color combo makes a wicked smoky eye. A pinky hued lip is the perfect pair.
Holiday Eyes Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Shadow & Liner Palette in Taupe Craze. I rarely wear eyeshadow daily, but when I do this palette is my go-to. I love the shimmery taupe colors.

Each palette makes a fab holiday treat for any beauty-obsessed friends or family!

The Holiday Skirt

Holiday Skirt

Top: J.Crew Crewcuts  /  Skirt: Madewell (similar & similar)   /  Bag: Prada  /  Shoes: OlsenBoye (similar & similar)  /  Tights: Hue  /  Scarf: TJ Maxx  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Bracelet: Kate Spade  /  Nails: CND Shellac Silver Chrome  /  Lips: Model & Co

Holiday Skirt

This shimmery mini has been a Holiday staple. From casual to glam, it adds shine to any ensemble. I love throwing it on with a pair of heels, it’s feminine and fun, but can easily be toned down with a scarf or tee.

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The Rundown on Red

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter #40 Red Velvet

Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick #11 Rouge

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour #105 Inimitable

Hey guys! I thought it would be fun to do a video beauty review on my latest red lip finds. It’s one of my favorite holiday trends, and am excited to share with you. I would love your feedback if you would like to see more video reviews in the future! Thank you for watching!

xo Brittany

DIY: Candy Buffet

The latest in party couture is upgrading your traditional dessert table to a sweet-tooth indulged dream. Candy buffets are a conversation piece for any party, where you can let your creativity run free. I recently styled a “Sweet Treat” themed graduation party, from the candy buffet to the centerpieces. These tips are great for creating a fabulous candy buffet to suit any party or event.

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Keep a consistent color theme. Decide on the theme colors for your party and stay within those colors for a cohesive aesthetic. Here, the theme colors were red, white and black, and we chose silver for an accent color.

20120705-103630.jpgChoose a main focus for your table. The two-tired cake stands with marshmallow pops is the center focus for this table. You can choose to mirror your table for a cohesive look (like this one), or if you are working with only a few items, you can create an abstract display. Create a diagram beforehand deciding where each jar and cake stand will go and which items will go in them, so you aren’t short jars or stands.

Create a banner or confetti garland in the coordinating colors of your theme for added decor. There are endless opportunities for backdrops that can be created on the wall behind the table, if the venue permits it.

20120705-103705.jpgCreate different levels of height. I took two styrofoam boards, hot glued them together, and covered them in the same silk white fabric I used for the tablecloth. I took an additional piece of styrofoam and covered it in a coordinating printed fabric and placed it on top. This gave the back row height. Stacking cake stands is another way to create different levels of height.

Create coordinating tags yourself on your computer to label each item. Choose a font that coordinates with the style of your theme. Choose coordinating ribbons to decorate the jars and cake stands.

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Get creative! Explore your favorite Pinterest boards and party blogs to find unique treats that you can DIY. Everything here were DIY projects found on Pinterest. Create your own Pinterest board (like the one I did for this party) or mood board for your party to keep your ideas organized. Planning and organization play a large role in the execution of your candy buffet.

20120705-112335.jpgThis graduation was themed, “Sweet Treats,” so we incorporated the candy items into the centerpieces, as well.

Choose candy you will be using to go along with your theme colors. Candy Warehouse conveniently lets you browse candy by color.

Tj Maxx HomeGoods is a great place to find apothecary jars and cake stands of all shapes and sizes, all at very affordable prices!

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!