Friday, December 27, 2013

How to Make Clementine Candles + Potpourri!

I LOVE me some clementines during the cold season! And it always seemed like a waste to throw away those sweet-smelling rinds. Then, on a recent flight, I found a fun blurb in a magazine about turning clementines into candles! I also did further research on blogs such as this one. Thank you for the guidance!

You only need clementines, olive oil, matches, and a knife.
Here's the trick:

Cut a clementine in half (a paring knife is recommended. I just used a steak knife).  Pull the flesh away from the rind carefully to keep the center "wick" intact.


Fill up the base of clementine with olive oil.  I didn't fill it up completely.  This much worked fine.  The candle has been burning for nearly an hour, and it's still going strong.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Outfit of the Day (Not Today) + How to Wear Heeled Booties Comfortably

This was my outfit on Thanksgiving. I decided to get dressed up for our classy ghetto taco night.  If you don't know what that is, think of those childhood boxed Ortega taco nights. Except we keep it organic. (my husband's request)

I don't know how these fashion bloggers do it. I felt a little silly taking photos in our building, but I thought, "Why not?" The staircase would be perfect for a Kardashian Christmas card parody. 

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: LANCÔME Hypnôse Drama Mascara Set

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For $33, this is a darn good deal available at Sephora. It's valued at $66 and includes a full size Art Liner in Noir (0.04 oz) and Hypnose Drama Mascara in Black (0.22 oz).  Though it is not a full size, a 1.7 oz Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover completes this limited edition gift set.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekend in Pics

It's official.  I ate way too much over the weekend. Time to get the Fitbit out and count those calories.  UGH.