Makeup I Got for Christmas

This Christmas I asked for a new bag, some new work clothes and makeup, and my family did not let me down. I’ll do another post with the other things I was lucky enough to be gifted but this one will be focused on makeup I received. Keep in mind, these are all products that I have specifically asked for over the past few months.

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Signature Blueberry Crumble

If there’s one thing I know how to make and people actually come to me asking me to make it for them, it’s my blueberry crisp. So after making it for my family once again for Christmas this year, I thought I’d share it with you.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups blueberries
  • Lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour

1. Spread blueberries on a greasy baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice 
2. Combine all dry ingredients and butter in a bowl and mix with a fork or more likely, your hands

3. In drip sandcastle style, squeeze some of your crumb mixture in a fist then sprinkle over your blueberries

4. Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes or until crumble starts to brown

2016 Trends: How I Really Feel About Them

2016 was a year full of some great and some not so great trends. And while everyone is completely entitled to their own opinions, I wanted to share with you some of mine. But like I said, this is just my personal preference and I would love to know your thoughts!

Chokers – I’m torn on this one. Some people can definitely pull them off, but considering I feel slightly claustrophobic wearing anything that comes up to far on my neck anyway, I don’t think this is one for me.

Rose Gold Everything – I’m much more of a silver or gold lover. This probably stems from the fact that I have more of a yellow undertone so pinky metals look a little strange on my skin so I’ve never really gotten into the hype.

Gold Pineapple Homeware – When I first saw this trend I thought it was super cute. But after seeing it literally EVERYWHERE I think it is being way overdone. Why not gild another fruit for a change? A coconut maybe?

Succulents in Terrariums – I’m still loving this trend. Succulents are one of the few varieties of plants I can keep alive and when they can live in a gold, geometric prism of sorts, I think it looks very classy and chique.

Pom Pom Key Chain – I think these are cute when you see them but completely impractical. If you attach it to keys, it’s just going to get in the way and limit the amount of bags you can store them in. If you put it on a bag, it will get dirty and in the way.

Marble Patterned Everything – There are some things that I like seeing marble on like surfaces, mugs, and other hard objects. When I see them on things like notebooks and pillows, soft things really, not so much.

Copper Mugs – Not the biggest fan of copper but I still like these. They’re timeless and functional, I just wish they made them in silver and gold.

Calvin Klein Undergarments – After purchasing my first underwear and bra duo this weekend and proceeding to live in them for as long as sanitarilly possible, I’m hooked. They are legit super comfy, don’t break the bank and surprisingly provide a good amount of support!

Ironic Pool Floaties – I like pool floaties. That being said, if I see another donut, pizza slice, or swan floating around, I’m gonna have to take scissors to it. I think the floatie industry can afford to put some more creativity into their products.

Avocado Everything – Definitely a matter of personal taste, but my taste buds fully condone the use of avocado in any and everything.

Watching Out

One accessory that I think is really classic and timeless (pun intended) is a watch. I, however, have never really been known to sport one. I’m not really sure if it’s because I don’t like having to remember to put something and take something off each day, or if I’ve just thought they’d look clunky on me, or simply because I haven’t owned one I liked enough, but for some reason they’ve just never stuck with me. But as of recently I’ve started spending more time around a watch aficionado of sorts and my interest has been slightly peaked. So when I came across Olivia Burton watches on ASOS, I decided to take a look at their inventory. Here are some watches that I picked that I think may help convert me.

Lace Detail Black Dial & Gold Mesh

Midi Dial Mint & Gold

The Dandy London Grey & Gold

Vegan Friendly Big Dial Nude & Gold

Wonderland Bracelet Silver and Gold Mix