Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

We had our first major snow fall of the season over the weekend. It's pretty but I'm not ready for the snow just yet!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review

 The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is a new product.  It is different in that a multi-layered, volume-fanning brush has been created to capture all of your lashes.  There are 6 different bristle lengths to this brush.  The "inner bristles reach to reveal layers of sensational lashes" while the "outer bristles unfold and comb through lashes for clump-free sensational eyes".  

The tube is a little fatter than other mascaras I own which will take up more space for storage. When I saw the brush of this mascara I was a little apprehensive that it would do a good job.

The brush is smaller and bristles shorter than what I am used to. However, after applying this mascara I am really impressed with the job it did! It got all my lashes and gave amazing length and volume to them. My lashes are even slightly curled and I won't need to use my eye lash curler! 

Upper lashes with mascara on

This formula does not smudge, flake or clump.  It was easy to work with and apply.  Overall, this is a mascara I am pleased to add to my collection and will reach for time and again.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter No-bake Candy Bars

A friend posted this recipe on facebook and they looked so good I had to try them!  I've made them a couple times now and they are so easy to whip up and then just set in the fridge to firm up.  

1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil (no substitutes, this is what gives its creamy texture and flavor)
2 cups oats (not instant)
1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1.  In a medium sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.
2.  Remove from heat and add oats, chocolate chips and dried cranberries. 
3.  Stir until combined and chocolate chips are melted.
4.  Spread into a 9" x 13" pan. 
5.  Refrigerate until hardened, about an hour.  Store bars in the fridge.
NOTE: I used instant oats in these bars and regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips and they turned out fine for me.