Rhubarb Compote

DSC_0260Are you a Rhubarb fan? I definitely am. Actually, I’m obsessed with rhubarb. Everyone who knows me knows it. Half of those people didn’t even know what rhubarb was until I started talking about incessantly. Rhubarb is underrated and largely unknown. Yes, it looks a little like pink celery and is very tart until you add sugarIt pops up in select grocery stores after winter and disappears again when summer ends. So, when I see rhubarb, I get excited and I grab it. That’s what happened a few days ago. And now I have compote for you! (Well, actually for me, since I ate it, but you get my point.)

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Best of the Blogs 05

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great time ringing in 2015! Amidst all the fun this holiday season, I’ve found plenty of (probably too much) time to read my favorite food and beauty blogs, as well as discover some new faves.So, I’m kicking off this year talking about them. This edition of Best of the Blogs is long overdue- keep reading to see some spectacular blog posts about makeup confessions and holiday baking like chewy molasses gingerdoodles!

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Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Kit Review




With the holiday season came lots of cosmetics kits and sets. And one of the most intriguing ones to me was this Peter Thomas Roth face mask trio. Entitled the Mini Mask Magic Kit, it comes with three of Roth’s famous masks: the Pumpkin Enzyme, Cucumber Gel, and Rose Stem Cell. All 3, in my opinion, smell almost edible. You can find this set at Sephora for $20 for three .5 oz. jars. Each mask separately retails for $45-$58 for 5 oz.

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Peppermint Brownies


I’m a total sucker for a chocolate and mint together. Hopefully you are too. It’s just so good! As for as chocolate candy goes, peppermint patties top the list for me which is why trying Jessica from How Sweet Eats’ peppermint pattie brownies was a no brainer. They’re seriously amazing! I’ve adapted them a bit by adding crushed candy canes. If you bake a lot for the holiday season, these are perfect.

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Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Review, Photos, Swatches


You know that moment when you see something on the Sephora website or in the store and immediately think “I need that”? Well, that was me when I saw this online. I love Bite Beauty; they use only food grade ingredients to create beautiful, moisturizing lip products. Before this set, I had never tried one of their High Pigment Pencils, so this set of four varied colors seemed like the perfect opportunity. Plus, they’re mini and, since I bought it during the VIB sale, this $25 set cost me $20. A full size High Pigment Pencil is $24 for .09 oz. this set gives you four .05 oz pencils for only a dollar more. This set has a value of $53.33!
This post is long and full of pictures, so click to read and see swatches!

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EOTD: Everyday Winged Liner feat. Marc Jacobs Blacquer


Hello & Happy Saturday! For today’s makeup, I’m wearing this super simple eye look with some winged liner thanks to Marc Jacob’s Magic Marc’er. I’m not the greatest at liquid liner (as you can probably tell by the picture) but I’m trying! Click below to see more pictures and the other products I used to create this look:

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Hello again & Happy November! Since it’s gotten considerably colder, the colors I reach for in my cosmetics have shifted. Nowadays I’m reaching for bronze eyeshadows, plummy blushes, and raspberry lip colors. While champagne and coral will always have my heart, I’m pushing them to the side for the next few months. Here are six products I’ve been reaching for and will continue to reach for this season:

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Clinique Mighty Mimosa Chubby Stick Review, Photos, Swatches


This was a bit of an impulse buy, and I don’t impulse buy very often. I’m more of a fanatic researcher. But as soon as I swatched this color I knew it would be a great everyday lippie and had a place on my vanity or in my purse. These are $17 (only a dollar more than a MAC lipstick) for .1 oz. of product (the same amount of product as a MAC lipstick). Anyways, read on because I’m not kidding when I tell you Mighty Mimosa is the kind of neutral pink you can wear for months straight.

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