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Sunday, September 15, 2013

End of Summer Makeup Haul

I used to be really into makeup and skincare products but the older I get the more lazy I am. Plus I realized that buying new products every month is a major waste. I ended up having to constantly throwing out products I barely used. Now I only buy makeup every 6 months or so and keep my skincare products down to the essentials.

This haul all started two weeks ago when I was on the Sephora website and saw the Hello Kitty cosmetics on sale. I could not resist when I saw the Super Fun makeup collection and also the Happy Fun make up collection. I bought them purely for the Hello Kitty shaped compacts. It was just a bonus that they both came with eyeshadow sticks, eyeliner and lip gloss. Then I saw the Sephora makeup palette that  was on sale too so had to get it!

I was running out of refill for my Shiseido InteGrate Micro Slim Eyebrow pencils so I order more from Everything is in Japanese Yen since it is based in Japan. You pay by using Paypal. This is the second time I purchased something from this seller and so far I am very happy with their products and service.

Then today I went to Lord and Taylor looking to use up my $100 gift card. I was contemplating on buying this purple Kate Spade cross body bag but then J said it was ugly and he rather me spend the extra money on a Tory Burch bag. Since I wasn't really that into it I moved over to the beauty counters. I went to the Lacome counter and the sales lady talked me into getting the blush palette and also their new parfum La Vie Est Belle (1.7oz). Since my purchase was WAY over $40 I got the Gift with Purchase which include a red makeup bag, sample size eyeshadow palette, mascara, eyelash booster, eye makeup remover and Renergie Lift moisturizer/serum.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

White Chocolate Dried Cherries Cookies

I made some chocolate chip cookies for J to take to work yesterday and while assembling the ingredients, I found some dried cherries I bought last month that I totally forgot about. I thought the cookie dough base for the chocolate chip cookies would be great with cherries also. 

White Chocolate Dried Cherries Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, add butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat on medium high speed with your mixer until the mixture is creamy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Gradually add in flour mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips and cherries. Drop  tablespoon full of cookie dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Make sure the dough balls are at least 1 inch apart so they don't stick together once they are baked. 

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.