Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ombre Valentine

Of course I wore red on Valentines. :-)  I used a velvet lip technique and came up with a great cocktail with the same color palette as my lips.  It turned out perfect and smooth like Velvet!

Ombre Valentine

This lip technique gives the lips an ombre effect, starting with one color and fading into another.  You can apply as much or as little resulting in greater dimension. Blend well!
Shell cream color base as a highlight under brow and on cheek bone. 
Pink nails from the day before but it adds the perfect touch*.....Who says red and pink don't mesh well?

Step by Step........

All about the LIPS:
Satin M.A.C Red - prime and moister
Matte Russian Red - no shine, velvet finish
Outline - coffee eye pencil - Mac

I was inspired by Pinterest to use Pomegranate juice and Citrus Vodka.  I have experience as a bartender so I figured I could handle the rest. ;-)  I garnished a glass with one raspberry and one blackberry and added a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  It was a perfect combination for the occasion.  The picture I took was great because it captured the ombre effect do to the blackberry sinking to the bottom.

I thought this was a great pic taken with my IPad!


Valentines day! 

Here's to living for the occasion!!! ;-)

Love Sweet Candy Girl *Kisses*

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pink Momma

Our family went out to dinner the night before Valentines.  We figured we would give other couples a chance for romance without screaming or temper tantrums from our 1 and 4 year old on the night of :-)....... Your Welcome! hehe

This was my outfit for the night.......

Pink Momma

Pink sheer button cuffed blouse - Windsor
Hot Pink Bra - Victoria Secret
Blue Jeggings - ???
Brown button detailed boots - Steve Madden

Girl About Town Lip Stick - MAC
Stud eyebrow pencil - MAC
FIT me Mabelline foundation
Mineralize Skin finish Powder (Dark) - MAC
 Pink Swoon Blush- MAC
 Salon Perfect 102 Demi - My favorite Eyelashes
Cream Bib Necklace - Styles of Candyland

Porter's Steakhouse dinner was really good.....but honestly not great, I am am used to the way they used to do things and they have changed some of there recipes. 


Love Sweet Candy Girl xoxo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Me, A Domestic Diva?

Seriously Satisfying! So I have been turning over a new leaf of health in my house.  I am on a journey to change our eating habits and limit fast food as much as possible!  I really felt like I was giving my children the best meals possible, but in reality it was a lot of talk and no action.

I Love baking!! So I will bake cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls etc.  And for the past 4 years I have been known to make some mean Holiday dinners!  Although sooooo good a lot of these foods are processed, fattening, and drain our energy.  I have been slacking on healthy "everyday" meals and snacks.

We all know anything homemade is better for you right?  I have only mastered a few things from scratch and my goal is to master many more.  I have been conscious of these decisions everyday almost everyday (lol) for almost a month now and I can totally tell a difference in my whole family.

Thanks to deep prayer, meditation, and journal entries I have made this defined strength adjustment in soooo many parts of my life, and I am feeling more energetic, confident, and all around happy! 

Me with Sweetie Pies Mac and Cheese (There are many recipes out there! Just make sure to add *white pepper and *sour cream) :-)

So with that being said I want to share a simple healthier choice to potato chips.  Me and my girls love these.  I have actually been eating Kale since it got a lot of hype in the media. My girls love to help in the kitchen so it's super simple for them to rip the kale into pieces.

1) Wash Kale
2) Rip Kale into pieces
3) Sprinkle Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper (It's the best!!!)
4) Bake in oven for 10-15min or until your desired crispness

I am a Susie homemaker in training! ;-) The chips crunch,  plus the olive oil and salt give it a greasy chip taste.  But of course I still love my Doritos every once in a while! lol

Here's to baking Kale!

Love Candy Girl! :-) Kiss Kiss

Monday, February 11, 2013

Homemade Valentines!

I forget how talented I am sometimes because almost everything is made ready to buy at the store.  Using my creativity helps me exercise my brain (think), relieves stress and gives me great confidence.  I hope to pass these ways to my children so they understand confidence and all the ways to "get er done" :-)

Nothing like starting with Arts & Crafts at home!  Home Schooling at its best!

Last year, at this time I was in school so my girls went to a daycare.  These ideas didn't even cross my mind.  Laylah was not as skilled in writing and Scarlett wasn't even a year old.  We just went out and bought cartoon character Valentines like Olivia and Yo Gabba Gabba.

This year we are doing it in the eyes of Styles of Candyland.  On our own, inspired by, independent, using our hands and getting dirty! :-)

I didn't have to go to the store to make these.  Everything we used I found right here at home.

1) Construction Paper
2) Crayons, Markers, Paint
3) Scissors
4) Toilet Paper roll (Pinterest idea)
5) Glue

 1) Printed hearts from the Internet
2) Laylah wrote names, colored, and glued small hearts
3) Stamped cardboard toilet paper roll into a heart (Pinterest Arts and Crafts) w/ paint
4) Finally we need to think of a treat to glue/tape....healthy or junk?

Family, Friends or School Friends...... this is a great idea!  Laylah will be proud and ready to hand out her Valentines cards!!

If you have other homemade ideas please let me know! Or if you think the 4 year olds should have more junk food or a healthy treat?

Here's to homemade Love.......Thanks for reading!!

Love Sweet Candy Girl!! <3