Friday, December 13, 2013

Ipsy December 2013: Celebration

Wow.  I mean, WOW!  I was a bit bummed that it took a few days for me to get my Ipsy bag after I got the notification, and then I open it and it only has five things in it :/

But those five things!

I was really hoping to get nice lively colors, and other than the grey eye shadows, the colors were pretty awesome.  The nail polish is Nicka K New York in Ripe Apple, retails for $4.99.  This is very much the shade of red polish I am immediately drawn to.

Next was Be A Bombshell: The One Stick in Sunset, retails for $16.  I was so confused when I opened the package, but I'm excited to get to play with it.  I love the orangey color!  Much better than a bland coral.

J. Cat Big Lip Pencil in Caramel Mocha, retails $3.99.  It is a much richer and creamier color in person than it is on their website.  A very similar color and consistency to the The One Stick, but a tad darker.  I am very glad that neither is scented.

Pop Beauty eye shadows in Naturally Bare, retails ~$7.20.  These are what I would consider the dud in my bag.  If I'm going to wear eye shadow, I normally want something noticeable.  We'll see once I actually try it out.

Mirabella Eye Blender Brush, retails $27.  OMG IT IS SO FLUFFY!  This one is pretty fantastic.

TOTAL: $59.18.  Not bad.  Not bad at all!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thankskilling 2013

November 27, 2013, at 5:36 pm, my much loved 5 qt Kitchenaid mixer decided to commit sepuku over a box of gf cookie dough.  Ten minutes later, I dragged Dan to BB&B to get a replacement.  My lovely brother offered to get me a 6qt for christmas!

Unfortunately, not in time for the rest of Thanksgiving, but we made due.  For starters, Dan got a Butterball electric deep frier.

  • 13 lb deep fried turkey
  • 18 lb roast turkey with all of the garlic
  • Onion soup
  • Gravy
  • Fresh cranberry sauce
  • Home cured ham with green beans
  • Home cured ham with black beans
  • Brussel sprouts with bacon
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Hummus
  • GF cherry pie
  • GF apple flax muffins
  • GF chocolate chip cookies
  • GF brownies
  • apple caramel cookies
  • Haroset

Brought by guests
  • shells a la putanesca
  • cheese
  • veggies
  • assorted chips and dips
Forgotten in fridge
  • creme brule
  • 9 egg whites that are probably still there

It was a good few days full of fantastic food and even better people.