Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More Empties

I have some more empties for you! After my last post I decided I wasn't going to do empties for a while because I had company coming and needed to toss all my trash.  However, after a while, I decided to start saving my trash because I enjoyed showing it to you last time!  So this does not include all my trash since I last posted. 

* Olay Shine Shine Go Away-got this in a Walmart Box and I liked it. I don't have a shine issue, but it felt nice.  I won't repurchase only because I like other cleansers better.

* Dry Oil Body Spray I made-I LOVED this stuff.  I'm going to make a post about this eventually.  I'm going to make more later on.

* Bath and Body Works Fresh Sparkling Snow hand wash-I love these hand washes, but I'm not going to purchase many more because they are pretty spendy (but they do smell delicious!). 

* Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy for dandruff- I don't have dandruff, but I LOVE this shampoo.  Cleans my hair nicely and smells wonderful.  Will repurchase when I need more. 

* St. Ives Apricot Scrub-I love this scrub.  I've used it several times over the years.  I like it, but will probably make my next scrub.

* Dove Go Fresh Body Wash in Mandarin & Tiare Flower scent- this is the second one of these and I like the scent.  Dove makes great body washes.

* Mally Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener Pen- I'd wanted to try this product for FOREVER! So when I finally got it, I was excited.  However, my skin is far too light to notice any difference with this product.  It felt great and blended well, but I didn't see a brightening effect.  I won't repurchase.

* Beauty Rush lip balm from Victoria Secret-I love this lip balm, it is nice and thick for night time.  Will repurchase.

* Josie Maran Argan Balms- I bought a couple sets of these a while back and have been using them like crazy.  They are amazing and feel wonderful on my skin.  I mainly use them for my hands.  I will repurchase.

* Nivia Soft Cream- This felt strange on my skin, so I tossed it out after using it twice.  Will not repurchase.

*Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume sample- Love this perfume.  Would repurchase if I needed more perfume, but I don't :)

* Loreal Magic Perfecting Base- I loved this face primer, and I'll probably repurchase.

Have you tried any of these items?  What did you think??

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Saturday, July 11, 2015


A while ago I was gifted an Ebelskiver pan and mix.  I had never heard of Ebelskivers before, so I had to do a little research.  Turns out they are Danish pancakes that can be filled and are oh so delicious. 

Here is the pan I have-it is a Nordic Ware pan.  It is a great pan and worked well for me. 

Here are the wood tongs used to flip the Ebelskivers (I think any skewer type object would work, but these feel super fancy!)

Here is the mix I used.  I have enough mix to make another batch.  After that, I'm going to try to make some from scratch.

The Ebelskivers in the pan after I poured some batter in, added some jelly, then topped them off with more batter.  They only took a couple minutes to cook until I turned them over.

And the final product.  I added some syrup to mine, which was not necessary, but still tasted yummy nonetheless.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside goodness when I was eating them, but trust me, they were delicious. 

Next time I make them I would like to try to add some chocolate inside.  Have you ever tried Ebelskivers?  What are your favorite recipes and fillings?

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Friday, July 10, 2015

#summernorules 2015 Nail Challenge

This summer I've been participating in the #summernorules 2015 nail challenge.  This challenge has been put together by a group of lovely ladies, and it is always fun to participate.  Here is a list of the challenges:
Since the challenge started a couple weeks ago and I have not blogged about this until now, I'm going to include the designs I've completed up until now.

On to the nails!

June 21- First Day of Summer.  I used Daily Hues Nail Lacquer in Juliana (love the name!) and added a couple Sinful Colors Nail Tattoos.

June 23- National Pink Day.  I used Pure Ice Flirt Alert, Sonia Kashuk White Lie, and Icing OMG.

June 26- Fav Neon.  I love neons, and can't pick just one favorite one.  Here I used two coats of unnamed Dollar Tree skull polish on top of a white base.  I added Loreal Masked Affair on the ring finger, but it turned out streaky.

July 01- Canada Day. I had a hard time finding a red nail polish, so I tried a technique using red acrylic paint.  I mixed a little water with the paint, dabbed it on my nails (base is Sonia Kashuk White Lie again), then removed the excess water with the same brush.  These nails look a little Dexter-ish.  Besides them looking like blood splattered nails, I like how they turned out.

July 04- Independence Day. Cinema Swatch Lacquer Chiyo (blue base) and Sonia Kashuk White Lie with Kraftygurl Designs Liberty Belle on top.  Love the glitter topper!  It is so fun and festive!

July 07-Chocolate Day.  I used MDJ Creations Lumina with Loaded Lacquer Dark Chocolate Truffle on top. 

This challenge goes on through the end of the month, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming prompts!  I hope you've enjoyed what I've done so far, and I hope you will join us!

Thanks for stopping by!