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Holiday Inspired with KRZA by Krystle Dawn

Hope you all had a super Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Now were are on to Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday next on the to do list!  Make sure if you haven't already to check out KRZA by Krystle Dawn, her fun pieces make perfect gifts especially with the holidays coming up! This month she launched some fabulous new colors and prints along with some super cute holiday inspired pieces! Not only did I get some pieces for myself but snagged a few for gifts as well!

Make sure to check out her site HERE

Pictured below in order is:

"The Knot" in Sugar

"The Tie Side" in Candy Cane Dash

"The Knot" in Candy Stripe

Halloween Tricks & Treats

This past weekend I went home to Sarasota and of course while I was home I helped my fabulous mother with some baking and crafting! My mom is literally the most crafty and talented person I know! She is so inspiring, there are not enough things I can say to express how much I love her! Halloween starts our extreme love for the holidays and everything that comes with them! Baking, crafting, decorating, we love it all her and I! I hope you enjoy the fun Halloween inspired tricks and treats I'm sharing with you this week! Have a great week and happy Halloween festivities! 

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes (GF)

The cupcakes are the Betty Crocker gluten free chocolate cake mix.  Make them based on the box instructions and add 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips to the batter.  It makes 18 cupcakes.

The Caramel Icing:

4 cups powder sugar

1 cup butter

3 Tbsp cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup caramel sauce (used Smuckers salted caramel)

Beat with mixer and then pipe on cupcakes when cool.

Mummy Mason jars

These are super easy, as well as super cute and festive!

You will need the following:

Mason jars

Washi or craft tape

Fun face stickers

Electric tea light candles

Simply put, wrap the tape around the mason jar in a mummy like fashion. Then place stickers on the front of the jar. Lastly place a candle in the bottom and you magically have a super cute decoration or table topper!

Fall Inspired Make-up Look

Sticking with my recent fall theme, I wanted to share my make-up look from my latest fashion post! I've been getting a lot of questions about what products I use as well as how did I achieve this warm smokey look. Below I will be sharing a kind of step by step of how to get this look as well as the products my best friend and I used to achieve this look! 

First things first-

You moisturize my face as well as prime it. Then apply foundation and concealer as well as fill in your brows.

Next start working on those smoldering golden smokey eyes by applying a goldish tone to the crease and working it up towards the brow, blend, blend, blend.

Still building on the eyes take a more orange based color and blend that into the crease as well, blending and starting to blow it out, still leaving your lids bare.

Now to take those colors to the lid. Apply those more goldy tones to the lids. Then go in with a darker brown and working on the outer v of your eyes giving a winged shadow affect. Take those colors to your bottom lash line as well and really blend it to give the shadow a blown out look.

Finally apply a thick cat eye with your blackest liquid liner, coat your lashes with mascara, and if your feeling bold apply some falsies! Give your inner corners a little bit of highlight as well!

Once that is all done go in with a natural looking contour and blush to keep the rest of your face natural since the eye and lip are a main focus. Completely finish the look by lining the lips, then go in with a cranberry or deep burgundy liquid lipstick!

Products Used:

L'Oreal: True Match Super Blendable Makeup in the shade W1 Porcelain 

Maybelline: FaceSTudio Master Concealer in the shade 10 Fair

Maybelline: Fit Me Set + Smooth Pressed Powder in the shade 110 Porcelain

Wet n' Wild: MegaGlo Contouring Palette in the Shade Dulce De Leche

Physicians Formula: Butter Bronzer in the shade Medium Bronze

Maybelline: Volum' Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in the shade Blackest Black

Colourpop: Eyebrow Pencil in the shade Bangin Brunette 

Colourpop: Ultra Matte Lip in the shade Notion

Clinique: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Clinique: Cheek Pop in the shade Pink Pop

NYX: Baked Eyeshadow in the shade Kiss the Day

Urban Decay Cosmetics: Eyeshadow in the shade Polyester Bride

Morphe: Set 682 Brushes 

Morphe: Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette 

Thank you to Jessica Bentley for the fabulous make-up skills and photos! 

Check out her IG @thejesswho