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5.31.2012

May Favorites!

Guess who's back? Back again? Shady's back, tell a friend! Ahem. Okay, that was a little weird. But seriously. I'm back with this month's favorites again! I feel like I just did this for April. I guess a month will fly by when you're havin' fun! 

Favorite Jewelry: H&M Studded Bracelet!
I have had the biggest obsession addiction "thing" for studs! Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, iPhone covers, etc. I recently went shopping at H&M for shorts and just happened to peruse the jewelry section. Y'know, because I had to walk through it to get to the shorts ;) and I just about died when I saw this. Simple, light, gold and studs? I'm so sold. Price: $4.95 

Favorite Beauty Product(s): 
Healthy Hoof Intensive Protein Treatment
Shhh. Don't tell LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter but I've been seeing someone else on the side! Healthy Hoof is awesome for a two main reasons: It's super cheap ($6.95 compared to Lemony Flutter at $14.95) and it shows results overnight. A couple of nights ago, I put this on before I went to sleep. I woke up the next day with incredible cuticles and soft hands! The one con I had was that it was pretty thick-feeling. Like wearing Vaseline or something. Honestly, that's the biggest complaint and I will surely suck it up for the amazing results! (Price: $6.95 - Available at: CVS, healthyhoof.com,)

LorealParis Voluminous Million Lashes
I never say this because I'm always convinced there's always got to be something better out there somewhere but I'm saying it: Voluminous Million Lashes is the best mascara EVER! BOOM. Said it. I've been using this since it came out and I can't say enough about it. It very rarely clumps. It spaces out your lashes very evenly giving a somewhat false lash effect. It's basically amazing. (Price: $7.95 - Available at: CVS and other drugstores)

Favorite Accessories: 
Target Heart Shaped Sunglasses
I love sunglasses but I'm always loosing them or scratching them up. I'm always at a fork in the road between buying expensive (but super cute!) sunglasses or buy cheapy ones and sacrifice the cuteness factor a little. No more! Thanks Target! I didn't see different colors but I'm assuming that they probably do. (Price: $12.99 - Available at: Target)

PINK Fresh Vanillas in Feel Flirty
Victoria's Secret PINK Fresh Vanillas in Feel Flirty is a mix of lychee and blonde woods. I won't lie to you, I have no idea what any of that is. I can tell you that it smells very pretty; like summer time. It's so light and sweet. That probably doesn't help either. (Price: $8.00 - Available at: Victoria's Secret, victoriassecret.com) 

Favorite Food: S'mores Cookie Bars!
For my group of friends, warmer weather brings lots of bonfires and bonfires always mean s'mores! While browsing through Pinterest, I came across this recipe from BakedPerfection and almost died. How yummy does that look?

Recipe for S'mores Cookie Bars:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately 7 full graham crackers)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 super-sized (5 oz.) dark chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)


- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. Two 5 oz. Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick. Spread marshmallow fluff evenly over the chocolate layer.

- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff. This is most easily done by putting the second half of the dough in a gallon size freezer bag. Use your palms to flatten it out, and then use scissors to cut down both long sides of the bag, so it will open up book-style. Open it up carefully, and the dough will stick on one side of the bag. Then place the bag, dough side down, on the other three layers. From there peel the bag up ad spread the dough where it is uneven.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars

* Makes 16 cookie bars. Recipe and picture from BakedPerfection.

Favorite Nail Polish(es):
365 Days Of Color Rock Candy (over OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips) - Talk about a summery polish! Rock Candy is shreds of multicolored glitter in a clear base. At $8 for a full size, you can't go wrong and I promise you'll be wanting back-ups!

Lynnderella Thank Blue (over China Glaze For Audrey) - What's there to say about Lynnderella's creations that hasn't been said before? Simply amazing. Thank Blue is from her Funny Money collection and has turquoise, blue and teal  hexagons and squares with turquoise holographic hexagons, squares and aqua hexagons in a sparkling light turquoise base. 

Favorite Songs:
Drunk On You - Luke Bryan
Brokenhearted - Karmin
We Run The Night - Havana Brown

Favorite Websites:
Princess P Jewelry - Looking for the cutest bracelets, rings and necklaces? Look no more! VERY trendy. I can't wait to buy from them! If you see something you like, don't hesitate to buy because they sell out super quick.
Regretsy - Want to spend about five hours of your life looking through hilarious Etsy finds? Thought so.

Favorite Blogger:
Scrangie - My favorite blogger of this month for obvious reasons. Whenever I need a swatch of something, I automatically look her up first. Her pictures are perfection and her descriptions of polishes are spot on!

This will probably be my last post until I come back from Louisiana! Anyone from Baton Rouge want to let me in on the cool things to do there? :)


5 comments :

  1. Scrangie and The Polish Aholic are my go-tos for any swatch pictures imaginable. I'm pretty sure they've swatched everything individually- but if not, surely collectively.

    Thanks for the other ideas! I haven't tried that particular mascara but I tend to buy the latest ones (there was some new CG one I saw the other day I ALMOST bought but stopped myself), so that will be my next one!

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    1. I totally forgot about The Polishaholic but YES, her too! They're amazing!

      Definitely try it and let me know how it works for you!

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  2. Very pretty polishes. Those s'mores cookies are making me hungry.

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