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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone! I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!

...Yes we are really that awesome ;)

Homemade Beauty: Halloween Edition!

Pumpkin Face MaskIngredients: 1 cup of Pumpkin (pureed or canned)
3 tbs. of Plain Greek Yogurt 
2 tbs. Honey
2 tbs. Brown Sugar
OPTIONAL: add a dash of Cinnamon, it will wake up skin and create a nice glow, but don’t use if you are allergic or you know the cinnamon irritates your skin.Instructions:
Mix all of thhe ingredients together. Wash your face (it is better to apply this mask to clean, moist skin). Apply evenly and leave on for at least 15 minutes. Take pictures to post on Facebook and scare your friends (not optional! ;) Rinse!

Source: http://tiaandtameraofficial.com/blog/post/beauty-bit-diy-pumpkin-face-mask-home-skin-care

Apple Pie Cupcakes!

I recomend to read this recipe all the way through before beginning to bake. I multi-task, but you need to find the order that works the best for you! I will explain how I assemble and decorate them at the end!

Cinnamon Cupcakes Ingredients:1 cup milk 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions:Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Remove from heat.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.Using a  mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until thick ribbons form (about 5 minutes). Add the flour mixture and beat on low just until incorporated. Don't over mix! Add milk mixture and vanilla, and beat until blended.Divide evenly among baking tins. Bake at 350°F for 16-18 m…

Friday Night Football Hair, Makeup, and Outfit!

Football Season! In all reality, I hate football. It makes no sense! I have tried to get people to explain it to me, but in the end they have all given up. Apparently I am football illiterate BUT! I do know how to look for the games ;)
Let's start with face makeup... Start off with a primer, I am using Rimmel Fix and Perfect. A Primer will mattify your skin, provide a nice base, and hold your Makeup on all night!Next apply your favorite Foundation or BB Cream. I suggest using something with a lighter coverage a matte finish, because if you are running around at a football game or dancing at the dance you will be sweating a lot... We need to nip that shiny runny look in the bud... Quick! I am using L'Oreal Magic BB Cream in Medium.For an under eye concealer I am using Cover Girl Smoothers Liquid Concealer. I don't really have dark circles, but i have bright blue veins... not pretty :/I have a Mark by Avon Anti-Acne Concealer for any blemishes that might still be showing through…

Homemade Beauty... Kiwi Exfoliator

Ingredients: A slice of Kiwi ...that's it :)
Directions: Kiwi contains an enzyme which works to dissolve dead skin cells and dirt on the skin! Chop up the slice of kiwi.Mash it into a pulp.   Use as an exfoliator by rubbing the pulp all over your face after cleansing. http://www.vivawoman.net/2009/08/12/diy-beauty-kiwifruit-exfoliating-cleanser/

Fall Favorites TAG

Do you all like Fall? Because I don't... It gets cold... and everything dies... I mean, it is pretty and all but... but... but... ugh :/ I am a definitely a Summer Girl ;)
1. What is your... Favorite Fall lip product?
Probably my Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in . It is a nice berry/red color :)

2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
Does it have to be a specific brand and name? Can I just say Red? Because it's Red...  So Red :)

3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Ugh... I do not like Starbucks! 
4. Favorite Fall Candle?

Let's be a typical white girl here and say "Leaves" from Bath and Body Works ;) 5. Favorite Fall Scarf or Accessory?
My Cowboy Boots :)

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?

None of the above! My Boyfriend has been begging me to do all of this Halloween stuff with him and I am just like... No ;)
7. Favorite Halloween movie?
Halloween Town!

8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
The Halloween Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins!

9. What are you dressing up a…

Last Minute Halloween Costumes!

So have you procrastinated and procrastinated until Halloween is almost here and "Oh no!" You still don't have a costume!  Girl... This isn't Chem homework! You have to get this stuff done ahead of time! Well you are in luck :) I have compiled a few videos from my favorite YouTubers with easy DIY costumes that might work in a pinch ;)
Wonder Woman 
Despicable Me Minion
Agens from Despicable Me & Vanellope Von Schweetz from Wreck It Ralph

Dorthy from Wizard of Oz
Hello Kitty

Starbucks Barista
The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland

Katey Perry "Roar" Music Video

Homemade Beauty... Chocolate Body Scrub

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons of sugar
 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:

Add the sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix together.  Add the olive oil. Stir properly until the ingredients have been fully mixed to create a paste Enjoy! :)
http://muslimahbeauty.com/2012/09/07/chocolate-body-scrub-recipe/#sthash.iHk2oYMF.dpuf

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Filling, Cream Cheese Icing... Enough said ;)

I made these for my dad's and my friend's Birthday a few weeks ago (If you would like to see the post where I talk about that click here) and everyone loved them! They are probably my favorite cupcakes that I have ever made :)


Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk*
*If you don't have buttermilk, add 2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice to 1/2 a cup of milk and let sit for  five minutes

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 12-cup cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.Melt the Butter and Chocolate together in the microwave. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each time. Stir until smooth and set aside to cool.In a medium sized bowl, toss the Cocoa P…

Homemade Beauty: Strawberry Acne Mask

Ingredients: 2 TBSP Honey Juice of 1 Small Lemon 1/4 Cup Yogurt 1/4 cup Mashed Strawberries
Directions:
Squeeze your lemon into your mashed up strawberries. Your lemon is going to provide  a chemical exfoliation and brighten your skin by removing dead skin cells.Pour your honey into your mashed strawberries and lemon mixture.  Honey is an amazing natural moisturizerPour your yogurt into your mixture and stir until smooth.  The yogurt is going to supply your mask with anti-bacterial properties to rid your face of bacteria. If  you find that you would like your mask to be thicker you can add a tablespoon of corn starch to bulk it up. Apply the mask to your face and leave on for 10 minutes.  Rinse and moisturize! http://www.buzzfeed.com/mollykateri/23-diy-natural-beauty-tips-421u

September...

September wasn't as busy as August, but it was a pretty fun month!  Unlike all the other girls who walk this planet, I hate fall -_- It gets so cold! And everything dies... But all in all it is a pretty season, from the inside under covers ;)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this month (and for the rest of this semester) I am interning in a second grade classroom :) Ic an't post any pictures, or even really tell you anything about it because of a confidentiality agreement I had to sign... but it is a lot of fun :) I love walking into the classroom and getting tons of little hugs!
 I spent the first week of September grounded, therefore missing the first dance after the football game :( That really was just no fun... at all. 
On the 14th was my papa and his twins birthday party!






They turned 70 :)





Have you ever heard Jason Aldean's song "Laughed until we Cried"? That's all I can think of when I see this picture :) I like that, and in some ways it makes me very sad…

Empties!

I would just like you all to know that I did NOT use up all of these up this month, or even some time lately! I have been collecting these since back before Summer even! So no hate please and I'm not bragging, I just thought it would be a cool post :)
Shampoo & Conditioner Pantene Smoothing Shampoo - I liked this, it smelled really good, but I couldn't really tell a difference when I was using it. It didn't make my hair any less frizzy than any other products. I might repurchase this later, but I like to change up my shampoo and conditioner pretty oftenPantene Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair - First of all, I do not have fine hair I actually have quite thick hair! So I got this sort of by mistake... Also, I got the Shampoo as a smaller size free with the conditioner. I feel the same way about it that I do the Conditioner above, It didn't do a whole lot but it was nice. So I may or may not repurchase it again.VO5 Clarifying Shampoo - I actually really…