Friday, December 6, 2013

Gift guide that gives back world vision

Christmas shopping is well under way by now and I've done a beauty gift guide , i was contacted by world vision to share with you a gift guide that gives back.

I was lucky enough to receive this amazing prosperity cinnamon to try out .

I've already tried this out in a special batch of cookies i made its smells heavenly as soon as you open the box and tastes delicious too .
It's also from Vietnam, giving a gift to a friend or family member this year will also help out families and children in other countries. 
You can just directly donate or choose from other gift options .

Like this beautiful scarf 

Or this fun and funky turquoise bracelet 

So this Christmas think about giving a gift that will help provide food, clean water ,medicine and many other things for people in need. There is still plenty of time to order your gift in time for the holidays from world vision .


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday gift guide for the makeup lover

Hey guy's i've been really bad at blogging lately sorry about that. I will be trying to do more posts for the coming holiday season i have a pie recipe in the works i can't wait to share.
Till then I want to share some great finds for the makeup lover in your life or a great christmas present for yourself. I'll try to include something in all price ranges.

First up some brushes! It's a little on the pricey side but these are so pretty! $68
Includes a blending brush and eyebrow brush which are normally not included in brush sets.
Find these at sephora 

Next up our one of my new favorite brand finds you can also find them on the side bar.
Sugar pill cosmetics i have been looking for the perfect gold for a long time this one is soo perfect. Put on a primer and you will have the perfect gold great for holiday looks. $12 goes a long way.

Or try the palette $34  there are 4 to choose from this is my favorite 


Next up is not makeup but any beauty queen makeup lover would appreciate it . It's from the queen of beauty himselfs label beauty forever this cute little hat is $25
To end this list we have won more sephora find only $49 all this makeup!


Happy Shopping!! and Happy Holidays 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Eshakti dress review

I recently had the chance to review a dress from eshakti.com . I have read some blogger reviews prior and couldn't pass up the chance to try one of their dresses. I got to pick from a huge selection and i went with something i could wear for upcoming holiday parties.

I didn't get a chance to snap a picture in it but i will update with one soon , i was so busy with the dinner party i was hosting .
First thing thats so great about eshakti is that you can customize everything , from size to height to adding sleeves or dress length . So if your tall like me you don't have to worry about it being to short on your legs or if your on the shorter side it won't be to long.
It shipped from india but it was so fast only a few days i was so shocked when it arrived so quickly.
The fabric is high quality light weight and flowy i was very comfortable wearing it all day. If your going out you could pair with some opaque tights for winter.
With the holidays coming up i thought i would share some picks for holiday party dress ideas!




You can find all these fun holiday looks at eshakti.com. you can also follow them for updates on facebook and for all my pinner friends pinterest !

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Perfect Halloween book review , Fear



I got a chance to review L. Ron Hubbards Fear this past month. I was a little weary at first because of the whole Scientology thing ,but his writing in this book has nothing to do with any of that so i was pretty pleased lol . I did some research and found out it was written in the 40s which peaked my interest . You can definitely tell while reading it those were the times .
It started off a little slow for me but it immediately picked up and i was sucked in. I would best describe the genre as a psychological thriller . It has you thinking at every turn and trying to figure out what will happen in the end. If i had more time i would have finished this book in two days just so i could find out what was next. If you love a good horror story and thinker this is your best bet! For me personally it wasn't scary but it takes a lot to scare me so if your easily scared don't read this at night lol.

Here's a little about it without giving to much away. This story centers around a small town college professor who studies and writes about the theories to disprove the occult and demons of old religions . Then one day all of these strange things start to happen to him. Now hes starting to question everything he's ever believed in.   All leading up to the best surprise ending I've ever encountered . I really enjoyed this book and I hope you do to!

P.s if you want to share any fun Halloween reads feel free in the comments 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Cookie Giveaway !

I'm so sorry this has taken so long to post , I've been so busy lately. Awhile back on facebook I had a survey for a new cookie flavor and peanut butter chocolate chip won! So as promised its giveaway time! . One lucky winner will get a dozen peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies in their choice of Halloween shapes.



Here is how to enter , just check rafflecopter below 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Giveaway Winner !

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and thank you to shabby apple for offering us this lovely giveaway!
Our winner is sarah bender congrats ! I already emailed you for your info .
I'm going to be doing another giveaway of my cookies real soon stay tuned!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Shabby Apple Skirt Giveaway




I'm so excited to be hosting this fantastic giveaway from Shabby Apple , one of my favorite online stores. They offer tons of beautiful vintage clothing they have dresses ,skirts and wonderful accessories.  
Today I'm giving away the my favorite the Hully-Gully skirt  who doesn't love polka dots!


They have some many awesome collections right now not normally a fan of the mod look but I'm really loving their mod collection the dress on the top is from that collection .
My favorite dress is from the mad hatter collection how amazing is this .(below)



Okay ready to enter!! First be a follower of my blog and head over to Shabby Apple and tell me what your favorite item is . Leave a comment telling me and don't forget your email address.
Extra entries follow me on any of these leave a separate comment for each .

Giveaway ends August 19th 2013 , Giveaway is open to US residents only 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fifty shades of grey who should play

When i first heard about this book I thought of dear a new romance novel for house wives. I had no interest at all. But then a friend of mine who is a big reader told me I need to read it, she has great taste so I gave it a go . I really enjoyed them and while reading I was already trying to imagine who i could see playing them in the movie lol.

No cast has been announced yet I'm sure it will be a last minute release but the internet has been a buzz on everybody's best guess . All i can say is kristen stewart plays anastasia I will riot!
After thinking for awhile i decided on my top two picks . For Mr. Grey himself Michael Fassbender for sure he's sexy and we have all seen him aggressive in a hot kinda way lol.
My second pick for Mr. Grey is Alexander Skarsgard hes tall sexy grey blue eyes and can easily have copper colored hair.




 Now for Anastasia which was much harder for me to pick because she starts off so sweet and innocent and there are not a lot of young actresses who can pull that off nowadays .My first pick is is Jennifer Lawrence I just love her I think she can pull awkward off like nobody's business but still remain beautiful . Second pick is Lucy Hale she is stunning and also can very much pull off being innocent and sweet .


Okay now my favorite part I want to hear your picks so please leave some comments I want to hear what everyone thinks!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dose of Colors Lashes review

Lately i have found so many new beauty companies I had not heard of before , thank you power of the internet . I love false lashes i use them all the time so when I saw Dose of Colors lashes I knew i had to try them . They are a little more pricey than the usual ones I use but at $14 i figured I'd give it a shot .
 I got the show stoppers because they were single bands I find the double banded ones harder to shape around my eye because the band is thicker. 
They have excellent packaging which always perks my fancy lol.

I was going for a fun look with these lashes but because of my phone camera the turquoise came out a lot more blue so i look like an 80s barbie which is not what I was going for lol.


I love these lashes I will definitely be getting more when i have the extra money , they are very wispy yet full . If you have smaller eyes you might have to trim them because they are long across but luckily my eyes are big so I didn't have to cut them.
They were easy to use and had no problems with ordering so A+ in my book.
They are coming out with lipsticks and lip gloss in the next two months which i can't wait to try.

Have a product you would like to review or share send me an email.

Disclaimer :i was not paid to do this review or asked to by the company i did this on my own and paid for the lashes myself 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Beauty find Melt cosmetics review

I have been trying a lot of new brands lately so I thought i would start sharing and doing reviews for them. I recently found a brand new company called Melt cosmetics created by Lora and Dana two beautiful and talented makeup artists .
I ordered one of their lipsticks in the shade of stupid love its a bright fuchsia color.
Love the packaging !


Here's my review 

I love the color its true to the pictures they have on their website its super bright and pretty.
They smell nice which actually has been a problem with a few brands that i have purchased before.
They are matte colors so don't be surprised if they don't glide right on like a regular lipstick.
I would say make sure your lips are moisturized before applying .
Overall I enjoy the lipstick I'll probably be ordering their red which is called belladonna ,because i can never have enough red lipsticks lol
I look forward to seeing more products from them .

Monday, June 3, 2013

Dresses to die for Alexander McQueen

My favorite designer hands down is Alexander McQueen, even though sadly he passed they are still coming out with the most amazing and edgy dresses and accessories I've ever seen.
One day I will treat myself to one of these amazing dresses but till then i will admire from afar .
Here are some of my favorite from recent collections .




You can find these all here , some are even on sale!

One last one a stunner!

Found on sale at net a porter 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Help me choose a new flavor and win cookies!

I'm holding a little survey on my facebook to choose a new flavor for my shortbread cookies.
Once we get to 400 likes I will host a giveaway featuring the new cookie flavor!
The flavors to choose from are
peanut butter chocolate chip
vanilla
chocolate
pecan
Click here to vote!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What I've been baking

Hey kitten's so it's been awhile since i did one of these so I want to share what cookies i have made lately.
All these are up in my shop and I have a new one for Father's Day.






Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Neon Nails and Lips

Lately I have been getting back into playing with more fun makeup and colors .I have have been really drawn to neon colors.
Especially nail polish and lipstick, i seem to be drawn to neon pink even though i'm not a big fan of pink for makeup the neon pink works for me lol .
I have been searching all over the net for essie punchy pink pictured below but it came out in 2009 and I don't think they make it anymore .






















Source: google.com via Kristen on Pinterest


I found pink voltage by china glaze i did last week (below) but it took like 5 coats which made it chip off easier . I'm still on the hunt though .

Onto lips! One of my favorite brands i have discovered for lipstick is lime crime.
I have 4 colors already they are amazing they go on smooth and the colors are amazing.
My next purchase is countessa fluorescent  pictured below 

If you're feeling extra bold you can try new yolk city

So what do you think of neons? Any good colors you recommend I'd love to hear your input 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cupcake Decorating Classes with me this summer !

Laduree theme cupcakes

Very exciting news!
I have decided to start teaching cupcake decorating classes this summer.
I will be doing them at my house in South Hackensack NJ , so they will be 5 people per class.
Classes will start at the end of June on saturdays and sundays .

Here's what they will include
4 hour lessons
fondant rose technique 
icing techniques
recipes and more
You will also get a goody bag of stuff to bring home and practice with 
Price is $150 per person for the 4 hours 
The first 5 people to sign up will get $50 off 

Exact dates and times will be announced closer to june 

To reserve your spot or for more information please email me at 
thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Add color to your room the cost effective way

Every interior design book and magazine out there says the best way to add color to a room is to paint neutral wall colors and find bright furniture to add pops of color.
Here is the problem I have found with that affordable furniture stores don't seem to sell colorful furniture its all neutrals. If you can find colorful furniture it will normally run you much more in costs.
So i say throw that idea out the window, go with bright colorful paint!
I'm redoing my new bedroom which has not been taken care of for years so instead of going for colorful headboard and side chairs I'm going with lime green walls . Yes lime green! 





















I found this on pinterest to it's not the direction i'm going with but gives you an idea color wise.
I'm either going to go with black or navy blue accents and also white.
This is a bedroom idea but this also works for living rooms or other rooms in your house.
I'll be painting in a few weeks and can't wait to share when I'm all done . I found wood floors under the carpet so I'm going to rip that up so i can have wood floors in there. I can never imagine why anybody would want to carpet over beautiful hardwood floors!
If you recently have redone a room with color feel free to link me in the comments!
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Le Bunny Bleu shoe review

Hey guys! I'm back and i have a great review for you today.
A few months back i won a giveaway on the lovely Kaelah's blog .
I had seen Le Bunny Bleu before and wanted to try a pair of their adorable flats.
The ones i wanted were out of stock so they sent me two pairs to make up for it.

Above are the sieny ballet flats in black
These are the ebony bow flats in purple

They come in these pretty blue boxes and dust bags to keep your shoes nice and pretty.
The sieny flats fit perfect and the ebony are just a little big as far as size goes but that will help in breaking them in lol.
I have only worn the sieny flats so far but they have been really comfortable and I love the look of them.
I will definitely be shopping from them again they always have the cutest shoes and now i know the quality is great to.
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