Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Moxxi Makeup

This is my trial run of Moxxi makeup so bare with me. I still need some more supplies and yes, for those of you you notice, there are a few mistakes that will be fixed next time. With that said, I hope you enjoy this brief tutorial and my first run through of the makeup!

Supplies you will need:

    1. Start by applying white cream costume makeup with a sponge covering your whole face including  your eyes, eyebrows, and lips. Repeat this process 3- 5 times until you have the proper coverage. Use white eyeshadow to fill in any missed spots. Finish it off with a blush brush to even everything out.

    2. For the eyeshadow I used a combination of shimmery tans and golds and added 2 shades of light pink shimmer light pink. The shimmer makes it pop a little more. Apply gold and tan to lid and crease of eye with eye shadow brush then add the pink to just the crease.

    3. I used cream eyeliner with an angled brush to surround the eyes with a thick black line.

    4. to start of, yes, I know the feathery liner on the left is suppose to be on the right (I didn't realize my mistake til' after I finished)
    No back to the tutorial: I used cream and liquid liner to run feathery streaks across my eye and added a thick volumizing mascara.

    5. Lastly I colored over my eyebrows with a dark brown eye pencil, added pink blush on my cheek bones, mixed two shades of lipstick, and added the beauty mark and smirk with liquid eye liner.
    Lips need to be improved with a darker lip liner.

    Although slight vague, I hope you enjoyed this brief tutorial of my first trial of Moxxi makeup. More info to come as I practice more!



    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Maple Bacon Cupcakes

    One of my favorite cupcakes... Maple Bacon! Yum! I've posted the recipe below. Make them and tell me what ya think!

    What ya need:

    For Cupcakes:

    • 4 1/2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
    • 1/2 tablespoon bacon drippings (left in the fridge to become solid)
    • 1 egg
    • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 1/4 cups self rising flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • Itty bitty pinch of salt
    • 1/4 cup of milk
    • 1/2 cup of crushed crispy bacon (1/2 for cupcake mix 1/2 for topping)
    For Icing:

    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • sea salt (for toppings)
    How you make em':
    *Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Fry 6 strips of bacon to crispy, let dry, and crush up enough to have 1/2 cup. Save the left over grease from the pan and store in the fridge until it's solid.
    2. With a mixer, mix the room temperature and butter together until it's light and creamy. 
    3. Add brown sugar and maple syrup and mix.
    4. Then add the egg
    5. (In a separate bowl) sift flour, salt, baking soda, and backing powder together.
    6. Next alternate adding and mixing in the flour mixture then milk to bacon/butter mixture, ending with the flour. Mix until combined. 
    7. Stop mixing then, with a spoon, stir crushed bacon into the bowl.
    8. Scoop into cupcake pan and cool 18-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (Rotate pan after 10 minutes)
    While cupcakes are baking start the icing.
    1. At high speed mix butter and maple syrup
    2. Once combined add in sugar a little bit at a time
    1. Once cupcakes cool, spread or pipe icing onto the cake
    2. Top with crushed bacon and sea salt.
    3. Present and enjoy!
    I hope you like these as much as I do. It's a nice sweet and salty desert that will be a hit with all your friends and family! ^-^

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