Skagit Tulip Festival 2018

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESOne of my favorite things to do in the Spring is visit the tulip farms in Skagit Washington.   As soon a April rolls around you know it’s the start of blooming festival season in Washington, starting with daffodils to the beautiful blooms of the colorful tulip farms. Every year during the whole month of April people can go and enjoy the millions of tulips planted on huge fields.

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Tulips fields have been around in the Skagit Valley since the 1900’s, and are planted throughout hundreds of acres in the valley each year. The fields are bordered by the Skagit River in the north west part of Washington. The bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom around the end of March to the beginning of May, when the weather starts to get warmer in the spring.

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I love walking around the fields and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. Looking at the sea of colors, of pink, purple, orange, red, and yellow attached to their vibrant green stems, it always reminds me of a rainbow. All of the color surrounded by mountains, still with a dust of snow on top of them, it’s just too beautiful to describe!

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There are several different fields that you can wander through to enjoy the tulips. I like to go to a different one each year to get different views of the tulips. The two gardens I love visiting are Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde. They are both owned and operated separately and both charge around $7.00 entry, and have services where you can buy food, shop, and buy flowers. They put out amazing arrangements of flowers and you get several different spots for different photos.

 

 

 

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I have a few tips if you get the chance to visit the Skagit Valley. The best way to get around is by driving to the farms. Tulip season is from April 1-30 but sometimes they extend the dates based of the blooms for the year, and if you wish to avoid the crowds the best time to go is a weekday. The best way to be informed about the festival is to check their website: Tulip Festival. Wear boots or any closed toe shoe because your shoes are bound to get dirty. You’re not allowed to bring pets into the farms. Bring money to pay for you entry ticket.

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It’s so hard to put your camera down as your walking through the fields. Every angle is so picturesque, it’s hard to choose which photos are my favorite! Tulip Festival is over this year but if your ever in the PNW in the spring it should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Stay tuned for all the other festivals I hope to visit this year!! Next up on my list is Lantern Fest!!!

 

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Happy New Year!

I know! I Know..it has been a million years, but I am back. I hope you all had an amazing 2017 and start to the new year so far. One of my major resolutions for 2018 is to start blogging again. Life got the best of me last year, and between moving and facing new challenges in my life I just lacked the inspiration and time to blog. One of the things I like to do at the end of each year is to reflect on what I can do better or be better at in the next year. For me one of the things that I really missed doing was blogging, because it was a way for me to create and share as well as show my creative side, and a fun way to write and interact with the world.

So hears to all of us doing our best to fulfill all of our resolutions for the years as best as we can. I know that life happens and sometimes it can be hard but if we push through we can achieve all of our goals! Cheers to the new year and I hope you all have a great 2018!

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Few Sephora Holiday picks!!

 

p.s.The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Halloween Skeleton Makeup

I hope you all have an amazing Halloween!! Hope you enjoy!

Products Mentioned:

Image of skeleton I used I looked at this stencil as reference- https://www.merchantsfashionsdiscountsretailshoppingstore.com/products/skeleton-makeup-kit-beautiful?utm_campaign=Pinterest%20Buy%20Button&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Pinterest&utm_content=pinterest-buy-button-1846547e4-f9dc-44b6-ae4f-558511fb3da5

NYX milk jumbo- http://www.ulta.com/jumbo-eye-pencil?productId=xlsImpprod2150066#
NYX milk pencil- http://www.ulta.com/retractable-eyeliner?productId=xlsImpprod4141599
Nars Black liner- http://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/makeup-eyes-eyeliners/999NAC0000041.html?dwvar_999NAC0000041_color=7845082279#start=1
Mehron Face Paint- https://www.amazon.com/Mehron-Paradise-Palette-Basic-Colors/dp/B00FGAET6A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477946702&sr=8-2&keywords=mehron+face+paint
Morphe 35B palette- https://www.morphebrushes.com/collections/pro-makeup-palettes/products/35b-35-color-glam-palette
Glitter Injections copper crush-http://www.glitterinjections.net/store/p244/_COPPER_CRUSH.html

ps. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Cheshire Cat Halloween Tutorial

 

Products Mentioned

Dior BB cream- sephora
Urban Decay Weightless Skin Foundation- http://www.ulta.com/naked-skin-weightless-ultra-definition-liquid-makeup?productId=xlsImpprod4550001
Smashbox photofinish primer- http://www.ulta.com/photo-finish-foundation-primer?productId=xlsImpprod3590041
Urban Decay De-slick translucent powder- http://www.ulta.com/de-slick-mattifying-powder?productId=xlsImpprod5260003
Maybelline Age rewind concealer- http://www.ulta.com/instant-age-rewind-eraser-dark-circle-treatment-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod3490149
Anastasia beverly hills powder in peaches and cream- http://www.ulta.com/contour-refill?productId=xlsImpprod13811015#
Lorac pro palette- http://www.ulta.com/pro-palette?productId=xlsImpprod4500053
Colourpop blush prenup- https://colourpop.com/collections/blush/products/prenup
Colourpop blush thumper – https://colourpop.com/collections/blush/products/thumper#
Colourpop eyeshadow get lucky – https://colourpop.com/collections/eye-shadow/products/gold-eyeshadow-get-lucky
Mehron face paint – https://www.amazon.com/Mehron-Paradise-Palette-Basic-Colors/dp/B00FGAET6A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477623260&sr=8-2&keywords=mehron+face+paint
Eylure lashed n exaggerate- http://www.ulta.com/naturalite-exaggerate-eyelashes-multi-pack-145?productId=xlsImpprod6400474
Elf liquid eyeliner- http://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-precision-liquid-eyeliner/-/A-14795895
pixie beauty brow duo- http://www.target.com/p/pixi-natural-brow-duo/-/A-14964382

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The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

September Favorites 2016!!

 

ps.The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Summer Beauty Favorites

 

Products Mentioned:

Pond’s moisture clean towelettes: https://www.amazon.com/Ponds-Moisture-Clean-Towelettes-Original/dp/B001ECQ5IE/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473646352&sr=8-1&keywords=ponds+face+wipes

Create eye cream: http://www.ulta.com/eye-repair-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6480077

Sally Hansen airbrush legs: http://www.ulta.com/salon-airbrush-legs-leg-makeup?productId=xlsImpprod2870017

Estee Lauder double wear light: http://www.sephora.com/double-wear-light-stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10-P378286?skuId=1465053&icid2=estee_lauder_makeup_carousel:p378286

Shiseido uv liquid foundation: http://www.sephora.com/uv-protective-liquid-foundation-spf-42-P385743?skuId=1610658&icid2=products%20grid:p385743

Maybelline superstay better skin concealer: http://www.ulta.com/superstay-better-skin-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod12651007

Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara: http://www.sephora.com/velvet-noir-major-volume-mascara-P403806?skuId=1758184&icid2=mjb_blaquerisbetteranchor_carousel:p403806

Nars goulue blush: http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=1775089&icid2=nars_lp_toptencultfavorites_carousel%3Ap2855

L’oread colour riche collection exclusive zoe’s pink: shade 713: from ultra

Jeffree Star skin frost peach goddess: https://www.beautylish.com/s/jeffree-star-skin-frost-peach-goddess

Dolce&Gabbana dolce floral drops: http://www.sephora.com/dolce-florale-drops-P394149?skuId=1692821&icid2=products%20grid:p394149

TumI Voyageur Luanda cross body flight bag: https://www.amazon.com/Tumi-Voyageur-Luanda-Flight-Black/dp/B00P8VZQK0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1473648164&sr=8-3&keywords=tumi+purse

Core Water from the grocery store

ps:The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Champagne Summer Tutorial

 

products used:

Maybelline Age rewind concealer : http://www.ulta.com/instant-age-rewind-eraser-dark-circle-treatment-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod3490149
ABH contour palette: Peach, Havanna, Nutmeg: http://www.ulta.com/contour-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11571030
Becca Palette dupes:
Makeup Geek “Petal Pusher” is a similar dupe for Becca Cordial
Makeup Geek “Frappe” is a similar dupe for Becca Cognac
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Deep Plum” is a dupe for Becca Bordeaux
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Soft Gold” is a dupe for Becca Chardonnay
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Amber” is a dupe for Becca Champagne Toast
Makeup Forever graphic liner: http://www.sephora.com/graphic-liner-P391917?skuId=1656917&icid2=products%20grid:p391917
Laura mercier primer: http://www.sephora.com/foundation-primer-blemish-less-P408221?skuId=1821503&icid2=laura_mercier_whatsnew_carousel_us:p408221
Dior Skin nude BB cream: http://www.sephora.com/diorskin-nude-bb-creme-P377753?skuId=1487651&icid2=products%20grid:p377753
L’oreal tinted brow gel: http://www.ulta.com/brow-stylist-plumper-brow-gel-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11861077
Benefit roller lash mascara: http://www.ulta.com/roller-lash-super-curling-lifting-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11951085
Champaign collection face palette: (sold out unfortunately)
Milani lipstick femme rose: http://milanicosmetics.com/Color-Statement-Lipstick.html
Mario Badescu rose spray: http://www.ulta.com/facial-spray-with-aloe-herb-rosewater?productId=xlsImpprod6200727

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Homemade Blackberry Pie

I love pie.. I think that it is a dessert that can be eaten any time no matter the occasion. Last year I visited Mt. Rainier in Washington with my family and on our way home we stopped at this little mom & pop restaurant cafe and I had the most amazing pie I have ever had. Ever since then I have been craving blackberry pie. For the past few month I have been trying and tweeking pie recipes, and I finally came up with my own version of blackberry pie with a twist.

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 I have never been  a fan off making my own pie crust I find it so tedious and not very fun lol. So I bought a pie crust, but I am sure this pie would taste even better, if I didn’t decide to be lazy, if I made the crust from scratch.

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The twist to this recipe is that instead of only using blackberries I added a few raspberries to the mixture to just add some depth of berry flavor to the pie. I found when I only used blackberries I didn’t like pie as much..Just my own personal preference, but you can leave out the raspberries and just use blackberries alone.

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Cut out and a piece and serve with some vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy!!

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Filling:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 5 cups of blackberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 tsp of butter cut into pieces

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, mix sugar, flour, and stir in blackberries and raspberries until everything is coated.
  2. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate.
  3. Place your cut butter pieces on top of the blackberry mixture.
  4. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; and seal the edges with a fork. (you can make the crust cover into any design you like I did a criss cross weave top for some extra cuteness!)
  5. Cover the crust edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning on the edges.
  6. Bake 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking.
  7. Cool on cooling rack at least 1 hour to allow filling to thicken.
  8. Cut into slices, serve and enjoy with some yummy ice cream!!

Orange and Black cut crease tutorial

 

Products Mentioned:

Mac pro longwear concealer

Kat Von D shade and light eye (shades Laetus, Lazarus, Liberates, Shax)-http://www.sephora.com/shade-light-eye-contour-palette-P395370?skuId=1671353&icid2=kvd_whatsnew_carousel_brand:kat%20von%20d_p395370_image

Urban Decay Electric palette (Slowburn) -http://www.sephora.com/electric-pressed-pigment-palette-P385671?skuId=1593268&icid2=ud_lp_color_carousel_brand:urban%20decay_p385671_image

BH cosmetics Eye’s on the 80’s palette (sold out)- similar-http://www.bhcosmetics.com/products/pop-art-color-extreme-24-color-pressed-pigment-palette

L’oreal True Match foundation – http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=fs1017872#

Benefit Porefessional – http://www.sephora.com/the-porefessional-face-primer-P264900?skuId=1259068&icid2=benefit_lp_bestsellers_carousel_brand:benefit%20cosmetics_p264900_image

Smashbox photofinish primer water -http://www.sephora.com/smashbox-photo-finish-primer-water-P392347?skuId=1681303&icid2=smashbox_primer_carousel_brand:smashbox_p392347_image

Nars Gienah contour blush -http://www.sephora.com/contour-blush-P386664?skuId=1614023

Besame French Vanilla Brightening powder -http://www.sephora.com/brightening-vanilla-face-powder-P393232?skuId=1668060&icid2=besame_cosmetics_fromthebrand_carousel_brand:bésame%20cosmetics_p393232_image

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder -http://www.sephora.com/ambient-lighting-powder-P377723?skuId=1483502&icid2=hourglass_lp_trendingnow_carousel_brand%3Ahourglass_p377723_image

Buxom Mascara -http://www.sephora.com/buxom-lash-mascara-P228204?skuId=1143486&icid2=buxom_lp_bestsellers_carousel_brand:buxom_p228204_image

Eylure exaggerate lashes -http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6400474

Anastasia Beverlys Tinted Brow Gel -http://www.sephora.com/tinted-brow-gel-P187202?skuId=829713&icid2=anastasia_tintyourbrowsanchor_carousel_brand:anastasia%20beverly%20hills_p187202_image

Mac Plum Lip Liner

Tarte Amazonian Clay Gel Liner

NYX liquid lip cream (Vintage) -http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12911001#

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.