Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Recipe: My Favorite Banana Bread


Something that I find oddly appealing is to watch the slow ripening of bananas. Maybe it’s because they ripen obviously; more obviously than other fruits. They go from green to yellow, and finally, to brown. Maybe it’s because I know I’ll get banana bread at the end of it. This following recipe is my favorite because it gives a moist and tender bread that is not too sweet but also doesn’t involve any weird additions (like mascarpone) that could stop a home baker from making it immediately.
The following recipe is adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/banana-bread-recipe.html

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review and Swatch: Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine nail color in 4888 Who is Ultra-Violet?



At the beginning of 2015 Wet n’ Wild released a repackaging of several of their products and added a few colors to various lines. The product I am reviewing today is one of those new products. It is part of the wild shine nail color range which retails for 99 cents.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Review and Swatch: NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel




As soon as I saw the release of the NYX Intense Butter Glosses, I knew I needed to pick up the gorgeous purple color available. While I normally do not like glosses, these were advertised as being very intensely pigmented so I had to try them out. After quite a while of searching, I finally found an Ulta store that had this color in stock.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review and Swatch: Kiss gel dress strips in Royal Flush

All pictures are after one day of wear

Every time I go to my local dollar tree, I always make sure to check out the beauty section and really advise everyone else to do so! You often find great discontinued or seasonal makeup and for only a dollar. Sometimes though, you figure out why something is discontinued when you try it out.
Lately, I’ve been really into nail decal and, after finding the Essie nail strips at the dollar tree which are fantastic, I decided to try out the Kiss gel dress kit. While it says it’s a gel kit, there is also an option of not curing with a gel lamp and so, I decided to try it out.