Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Red Lace Dress







Dress (similar sleeveless version here), Shoes, Bag, Bag strap, Faux fur wrap

I wore this look over the weekend for a Casino Night fundraiser for Zach's school.  This dress would also be perfect for Valentine's Day. It comes on another color as well - a deep purple which is also very pretty. It is currently 40% off too! I have the version without sleeves and I LOVE it, so I figured I would give this one a try too. It's perfect for winter events or when you need a little more coverage.

I'm surprised to say how warm this faux fur wrap is! It was FREEZING this day (like 18 degrees without wind chill) and this wrap really kept me quite warm when we were taking these pictures. I'm definitely the kind of person that is always cold, so I kept the wrap on most of the night and it is SO soft and cozy (and such a great price)!

I got a few questions about my bag also while I was carrying it. I added the strap on myself. I love how fun the faux fur strap is. It easily clips on and can be added to any bag. It is a little on the pricer side (for a strap in my opinion), but I got it last year and I'm so glad I did. I've used it a lot and love that it can go on a lot of different bags I have - a great alternative to buying a whole new bag!

We have another snow day today - I can't believe how many we've had (but I'm certainly not complying!).

Thanks for stopping by!

XO,
Sarah



Thursday, January 31, 2019

Top Beauty Faves


So this is a newer product to me, I have only ordered it twice (and just finished my second bottles), but I really have liked it so far. It is an all-natural product which makes you feel great about using it! You can find the shampoo here and conditioner here

These are the bomb.com. They are so hydrating for your lips and they give you a little bit of color, but not too much (almost between a gloss and lipstick).

This is my favorite foundation I have been using for the past couple years. I get the light/medium and the medium and use different combinations of them based on the time of year and my skin tone. It is super lightweight and provides great coverage. It lasts all day, and I can't say enough good things about it! I have the Cosmakery buffing brush as well and really like it for application. 

I love a good rose water spray and this is the one I have been using for about the past year. I don't use it everyday, but it's great to have on-hand. I also love this translucent powder and have been using it for years and this highlighter. Not sure why I didn't photograph the other two, but I love them!

I don't know what I did before this product! I always have to have it on-hand. It's the best brow product out there. It also has a brush on the opposite end which I like.

These are my three favorite mascaras. Mascaras are the one thing I feel like I get sick of. I usually rate these three and try to have at least two of them on hand at all times.  It cosmetics Superhero mascara here, benefit they're real mascara here, and Chanel mascara here.

This cleanser is SO good. I also love their day & night cream but I currently need to reorder it. I've been using these two products for a few years and I absolutely love them. The cleanser I can't live without. The day & night cream is wonderful also, but sometimes if I run out I use other products. 

This isn't quite beauty, but thought it was related. I've recently gotten into essential oils after ordering the Young Living Starter Kit. I definitely have a few favorite oils including lavender, peppermint, lemon, and thieves. I love diffusing them throughout the night and while cleaning the house. I also love trying new combinations of oils!



I've recently gotten a few new products to try which I am excited about, but I wanted to share the products I've been using for years. They are my holy grail products. I'm definitely the kind of person that sticks with products I love opposed to always trying new ones. 

Thanks for stopping by!

XO,
Sarah




Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CARL (Chocolate And Real Love)

I can't believe I forgot to share this around Christmas! This is CARL (Chocolate And Real Love).

Zach got this for me for Christmas and we had it on Christmas Eve. It is the PERFECT hostess gift or fun little wintery treat. Hot chocolate is one of my favorite treats in the winter, so Zach knew this would be perfect for me (and it was one of Oprah's favorite things this year - can't disagree with Oprah!).
Here is the video that got me so excited to do my own.
You can get it here!










XO,
Sarah


Monday, January 14, 2019

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Brownie Cake






I made this little cake for Zach's bday which was yesterday. Unfortunately, he came down with the flu Saturday night and he couldn't even eat it - poor guy. We'll just have to celebrate later this week!
It didn't turn out perfect, but it couldn't have been baked with more love.
It's similar to these I've made before. This peanut butter buttercream is my all-time favorite and pretty much anything with peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite. Zach prefers brownie to cake (so do I) so I decided to do a dark chocolate brownie instead of chocolate cake (but you could do cake if you want). It makes it a whole lot richer, so that's why we only needed a small cake.  To make it I just baked my favorite brownie recipe in an 8 x 8 pan and then cut out four 3.5 inch circles using pastry cutters once it cooled. Then I layered the brownie with the peanut butter buttercream
I only needed half a recipe of the buttercream. Here is the (half) recipe.

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. milk

I have to admit, I tried it (without Zach) and it is DELICIOUS. Enjoy!

XO,
Sarah