Yesterday I attempted some glittered Easter eggs, and let me tell you, they are not as simple as you would think.
The pink glitter is from the Target dollar bin and the bronze glitter is Recollections fine glitter from Michael’s.
These came out better than I expected them to, but only because I spent about an hour and a half completely covered in glue while Jack listened to me whimper.
My best advice on the glitter and glue front is to use less glue than you think is necessary. I used way too much, which smeared when I then tried to roll the egg in the glitter. Also, if you have the time, try doing one side of the egg at a time, to let them dry more fully. I think you can tell why a couple of those bronze eggs are not fully covered!
I recently received a trio of Amuse Bouche lipsticks from Bite Beauty courtesy of Influenster. I have gotten a lot of vox boxes since I started my first blog about four years ago, and besides the Victorias Secret Sport box, I think this was one of my favorites.
For starters, these colors are SPECTACULAR.
Just. Look. At. Them. From left to right they are Beetroot, Pepper, and Gazpacho.
The lipsticks themselves smell very citrusy, have a great texture, and are made with food grade ingredients. They are even gluten-free!
Even though it took a little practice to get such a rich color on my pale, pale skin, Beetroot is definitely my favorite (see above). I paired it with some high waisted black jeans from Garage and this sparkly J Crew tee for a tapas date night. This little black bag was a darling addition (even though my phone doesn’t fit in it!).
I love Pepper (above) as well because it is perfect for a casual day of shopping and is also totally office appropriate!
Definitely a 5 out of 5 on this one. Way to go Bite Beauty!
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I know I haven’t posted in quite some time, but I have been missing blogging and writing recently, so I thought I would post about my very green weekend.
At work on Thursday I wore my favorite bright green C Wonder pants and my Be Happy loafers, because I was definitely in a good mood.
After work I changed into a green gingham button down from J Crew, the skirt part of my favorite scalloped crop top and skirt set, and a chunky pearl necklace. I have seen this look from several bloggers and I am absolutely obsessed.
I paired this look with a bag from J Crew that I got several years ago. J Crew Factory always has such amazing bags that really aren’t too expensive.
And, since it’s finally spring, I couldn’t resist taking a sweet picture of my favorite Hunter Boots with some pink tulips!
For St Paddy’s Day, Jack and I went to his friend’s house and ate corned beef and played some party games!
I recently received the Airbrush Perfect Legs VoxBox from Influenster with a sunless tanner-like product from Sally Hansen.
To be honest, this was the first Vox Box I received since becoming a part of Influenster about three years ago that I did not like.
Although the product was definitely too dark for my skin tone (since I received the medium) it was still just a strange product. It works like makeup for your legs, but it came off a bit too easily for my liking, and was pretty orange. It also does not gradually tan your legs like other similar products, but just wipes clean. So you go from being, in my case at least, pale to orange to pale again in one go.
This product was really just not for me, and I received similar feedback from other bloggers I talked to who also received this box.
Oh well, hopefully the next one will be better, andI honestly can’t complain after receiving probably a dozen or so great boxes from Influenster.
I received this product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes.
Last weekend the boyfriend took me to DC and Annapolis for a weekend getaway!
I’ll share our vacation in another post, but I wanted to provide some packing tips for a small trip!
Pack light! I know this is obvious, but it can be really difficult to only bring what you really need. One way I avoid over packing is by packing outfits that I know I will wear, rather than individual pieces.
Dresses are your best friend. They are easy to fold into a small suitcase and are a whole outfit in one piece!
Pick your three favorite shoes and wear one. Shoes are my downfall because I always want a variety of shoes for all the places I might be going. I will admit I brought way too many shoes for this trip, but I wore my Kate Spade Keds, and brought my Jack Rogers, and two (yikes) pairs of wedges. I have no self control.
Limit the accessories. Bring your favorite necklace and a couple pairs of earrings, and leave the chunky stuff at home. It will save you space and make your suitcase that much lighter.
My favorite thing in this suitcase is the Wear Me/Wash Me bag that I got as a gift with purchase from Lilly Pulitzer. It is perfect for hiding away intimates and bathing suits!
I have been having a blast interning at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge! Everyone is so friendly and the weddings are really creative. I thought I would share some pictures of what I’ve been helping to set up!
This bride was obsessed with purple! She even had it in her hair and on her dress. For this wedding, I set up my first escort card table; it is a lot harder than you would think to correctly line up all the cards, but my Maitre D’ thought I did a good job.
I also got to create the chalkboard sign for the card table! I even added a little purple to my “fauxligraphy” so hopefully the bride liked it.
The wedding after that was crazily detailed! I spent most of the time working with the admin trying to figure out the right amount of water to put in a fountain so that it would start flowing as soon as the bride and groom poured in the water for their unity ceremony! It was very complicated and eventually we rigged it so that the officiant could step on the button to the power strip.
These escort cards were made by the bride, and they were a very unique touch to this one of a kind wedding!
This summery recipe from Better Homes and Gardens was really simple to make!
Ingredients: 15 Oreos, crushed; 3 Tbsp melted butter, cooled; 3 cartons of your favorite ice cream, softened; popsicle sticks or spoons; 9×9 baking pan
Line the pan with wax paper (or if you’re lazy like me, buy a disposable pan that doesn’t need to be greased)
Crush the cookies! The best way is to put them in a plastic baggie and roll them over with a rolling pin. Stir together the cookie crumbs and butter, then line the tin with the mixture. Freeze this for ten minutes.
Spread an even layer of your first ice cream over the tin. BHG had specific measurements but they confused me so I just made it up as I went! Freeze for 15 minutes. Repeat for the second layer.
After adding in the final ice cream layer, place your popsicle sticks and spoons evenly throughout the tin. Freeze for about 2 hours, though mine looked much better after freezing over night.
August 3rd was National Watermelon Day, so I celebrated as anyone else might: dressing up in pink and green, holding a giant watermelon balloon (which I had to take to Party City to be inflated, and the guy asked me what time my party was and I was like… ummm there’s no party…) and pretending to eat watermelon. Yikes.
The dress is from Lilly Pulitzer, the bangle watch is from Kate Spade, and this fab balloon is from Studio Mucci!
I seriously don’t want to know what my neighbors think of me and my shenanigans.
After the photoshoot, the bf, mom, and I actually ate the watermelon and grilled up some burgers and dogs.