Smokey Eyes are in the air. Summer is coming to an end fast and my favorite season will be here before we know it! As the weather cools down it is a lot easier to where a smokey eye since we do not have to worry about everything smearing around in the humidity.
Thick lashes and smokey lower lash lines have been appearing everywhere. I can see why! One of my favorite trends so far. I have been buying two sets of Ardell demi wispies and gluing them together for a full natural look. Super cheap and easy way to try out one of the hottest looks of the season!
Now lets talk cake. My two favorite flavor combos have always been oranges and chocolate. I made a simple chocolate cake and added a little fresh orange juice, but the real star is the icing. Orange. Butter. Cream. Recipe follows, 5 lbs may also. Sorry!
1 Cup Softened Butter
1 Cup Shortening
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
1 Tsp Orange Extract
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Orange Food Coloring if desired.
Cream together butter and shortening. Add juice and extracts. Slowing add in the powdered sugar. If it is too thick you can add a little milk, cream or water. Tada! You have an amazing creamy orange frosting!
Hello! With all the excitement around the new movie Mortal Instruments I decided to replicate Clary’s sultry shadow hunter look.
Hello! This past weekend was a big birthday celebration! One of our best friends finally turned the big 2-1! We spent the night catching up and dancing👯
It has been one rainy summer! This doesn’t stop me from finding ways to enjoy it though 🙂 I went through some of the products I have been using the past few weeks and came up with my favorite summer combos.
Lets talk butter cream!
I’ve been looking all over for a really good butter cream recipe. This one not only tasted great, but stayed put without melting all over!
Classic Vanilla Butter Cream
2 sticks of softened butter
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 Tbsp clear vanilla extract
food coloring of choice
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
Whip butter until very smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and food coloring. Slowing mix in sugar 1 cup at a time. Add whipping cream as needed for a smooth consistency and that is it! If you think it is too sweet you can add a little bit of salt.