DIY Gifts| How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe in a Jar

Party favors have come a long way since the mesh bags filled with jordan almonds. Recently, I was in charge of planning my sister’s bridal shower (as part of my MOH duties) so I wanted to send the guests home with something cute that was practical and on theme (1950s housewives).

I decided on mason jars filled with the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies. They were a huge hit!

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Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients you’ll need to make the jars:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Baking instructions to attach:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Beat 1 1/2 sticks softened butter, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until blended.
  • Add cookie mix; mix well, breaking up any clumps.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely before serving or storing.
  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

 

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Makeup of the Day | Bold Blues with Maybelline Color Tattoo and Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots

Got the blues? I do.

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Normally I avoid blue eyeshadow for fear of looking like a grandma stuck in the 80s. I recently have committed to finding ways to incorporate blues into my makeup routine because I believe all colors are wearable, if used correctly.

The biggest advice I have when wearing blue eyeshadow is to match it with a very neutral lip. Here I chose a nude/mauve color:

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Want this look? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Covergirl eyeshadow quad | Urban Basics
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Tenacious Teal
  • Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots | royal blue
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Prank
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX Gel liner | jet black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe
  • NYX AUTO eyebrow pencil | dark brown

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | medium beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Sassy Mauve

How do you do the blues? Comment below.

CVS Pharmacy Makes Room for NYX Cosmetics

CVS is now carrying NYX cosmetics!

I recently went to CVS to use up some cosmetic coupons as well as my extrabucks. I had a basket full and was headed for checkout when I bumped into this beauty: IMG_7125

Needless to say, I went a little crazy (I had a 25% off entire purchase CVS coupon so I felt it only made sense LOL).

Check out all the items I bought during my most recent CVS haul:

Have you found NYX at your local CVS yet?

MAKEUP HAUL | Target Clearance Makeup + Beauty Drugstore Haul

Have you been to your local Target recently? If not, you need to.

I wandered into Target one day and was blown away at the amount of beauty and makeup items they had on clearance. Brands that never get discounted like NYX, Pixi and Sonja Kashuck, we’re on clearance!

I bought quite a few things (that’s an understatement LOL):

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Here’s a full rundown of what I got:

Keep in mind that all store’s run on different clearance schedules so it’s best to visit frequently.

Anyone else have a huge Target clearance haul? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Maybelline Color Tattoo Emerald Green + Lorac

Having brown eyes, I tend to avoid blues and greens when it comes to eyeshadow. I’ve recently been trying to embrace these hues by finding different ways to wear them, without looking like a crazy person.

Here’s my most recent green-shadow look:IMG_7465

I chose to make it more user-friendly by using a taupe color in my crease and a plum color in my outer v. This helps make it a usable look and the plum helps make it brown-eye-friendly.

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Want this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Lorac Mint Collection | brown + plum
  • NYX Natural | color 1
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo  | Edgy Emerald
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner | Carbon Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation | Natural Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • NYX Matte Lipstick | Natural

Love this look? Comment below.

“Love it” or “Leave it” | Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette

It’s time to get edgy.

Too Faced has come out with an edgier eyeshadow palette, Pretty Rebel. The colors are reminiscent of Urban Decay’s Vice 2 palette so it’s ideal for those of you not afraid of a color.

Here’s one look I’ve done using this palette:IMG_7203

Anxious for a closer look? Check out my review/first impressions and swatches of all the colors:

Do you have this palette? Do you love it as much as I do?

Makeup of the Day | Urban Decay Vice2 + Fun Palette

If you haven’t noticed yet, purple is my favorite color, especially with makeup. Lucky for me, I have brown eyes and purple compliments brown eyes perfectly.

When it comes to pigmented purple eye shadows, no brand comes close to Urban Decay. They have so many spectacular shades of purple and in my world you can never have too many.

Here’s my most recent purple look, perfect for a night out:IMG_7394IMG_7393

Want this look? Here’s what I used:

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Lovesick
  • Urban Decay Fun Palette | Taupe
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow | Flash
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Masterprecise by Eyestudio Felt tip eyeliner | Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Dolce Pink
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • NYX HD Finishing Setting Powder

Lips:

  • NYX Lipstick | Narcissus
  • NYX butter gloss | Merengue

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What did you think of this look? Comment below.