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Thus far my favorite makeup tutorial by Carli Bybel, Kim Kardashian’s look from the Givenchy Fashion Show.   I actually prefer this look on Carli!  It’s also a great look for holiday parties and New Year’s eve!

  1. Hard Candy Primer Perfecting HERE (Applied with Sigma F50)
  2. Chanel Perfection Lumiere in #70 HERE mixed with MDT Shade Upgrade Foundation Booster (Applied with Sigma F55)
  3. WL Brow Bar
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (Blend with Beauty Blender)
  5. Anastasia Contour Kit to Contour
  6. Laura Mercier Concealer SC3 (Applied with Sigma F05)
  7. MAC Pigment in Melon (cheaper dupe of Melon HERE)
  8. Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette: Tigers Eye & Leopard HERE
  9. Brushes Used on Eyes: E70 E40 E45 E30 (applied with Sigma F25)
  10. Sigma Black Gel Liner WICKED & Brush: HERE
  11. Ardel Lashes Wispies
  12. L’oreal Telescopic Mascara
  13. Kiko Black Eye Liner
  14. Revlon Blush in Wine Not
  15. The Balm Mary Luminizer
  16. MAC Liner in Plum
  17. MAC Lipstick in MidiMauve
  18. Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Body Bronzer


Pastéis de Nata – Portuguese Custard Tarts

pasteis de nata


  • 1 whole egg (large)
  • 2 egg yolks (large)
  • 115g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 400ml full fat (creamy) milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry


  1. Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin and pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. Put egg, yolks, sugar & cornflour in a pan and mix well together then gradually add the milk until mixture is well mixed and smooth.
  3. Place pan on medium heat and stir constantly until mixture thickens and comes to the boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Put custard in a glass/ceramic bowl to cool and cover with cling film to prevent skin forming.
  5. Cust pastry sheet into two pieces and place them on top of each other. Roll the pastry tightly, from the short side, into a log and cut the log into 12 even sized rounds.
  6. On a lightly floured board, roll each round into a disc (approx. 10cm) and press the pastry discs into the muffin tin.
  7. Spoon in the cooled custard and bake for 20-25mins until golden on top. Leave to cool in the tin for 5mins then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling although they can be eaten warm.


Kimye’s Affordable Wedding Makeup

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Make up by Mario Dedivanovic

  1. Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Liquid Foundation ($39).
  2. Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed Highlighter, Bronzer & Blush ($30), an amazing 3-in-1 palette.

For her gorgeous eyes, which Kim loves to play up, Mario used the following:

  1. Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen ($20).
  2. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original ($20).
  3. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.
  4. Kardashian Beauty Individual Lashes ($14.60).
  5. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine ($7.99).
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($18).

Kim usually wears a neutral color on her lips, especially when she is playing up her eyes. Mario says he used:

  1. Kardashian Beauty Honey Stick Lipgloss in Natural Honey ($8.99).
  2. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour in Nude Ballet (during the reception — only $9.99!).

Michelle Williams – Ozmazing


Make up artist Vivian Baker transformed actress Michelle Williams into an ethereal Glinda the Good Witch on Oz: The Great and Powerful


  • Epicuren Herbal Cleanser
  • Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Deep Moisture Mask
  • Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Emollient Cream
  • Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Skin Lotion
  • Clé de Peau Beauté Absolute Eye Makeup Remover  
  • La Mer The Eye Balm

Skincare was a key part of the make-up. Rich moisture was needed to maintain Michelle’s skin, which was added periodically with the [Koh Gen Do] Skin Lotion.  Nightly cleansing was done with the Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System.

  1. Foundation: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin-Fusion Foundation in Beige Clair, and Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Foundation in I10 on areas that needed a little extra coverage. 
  2. Concealer:  Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator in 02.
  3. Powder:  Sensai Loose Powder, lightly brushed; Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder; and the pressed powder for on set was Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Pressed Powder. 
  4. Blush: Benefit Dandelion, and Paul and Joe #31 on the apples of the cheeks (this shade is no longer available; Baker suggests Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Peach as a comparable color.)
  5. Eye Shadow:  Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Eye Color in Champagne on her lid (this shade is no longer available), followed by Becca Créme Eye Colour in Antique Gold in her crease, then intensified with Stila Eye Shadow in Puppy. Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Ivory was used under the brows. 
  6. Eye Liner:  Sensai Liquid Eyeliner in LE01, the best pen liner on the market, as a very thin line at the base of her lashes, both top and bottom. 
  7. Brows: Becca Brow Powder in Light and Fair.
  8. Mascara:  Curl the lashes, then add a good coat of  Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils in Deep Night, top and bottom. 
  9. False Lashes:  Apply individual lashes – a layer of Ardell Duralash Flare lashes in Short Black, then a layer of Ardell Duralash Flare lashes in Medium Black. The bottom lashes were thick extension individuals that are six millimeters long; there were about five lower lashes on each eye.
  10. Lips:  Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Beige and Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm
  11. Highlights / Contour: Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Fantasme was the white highlight that went under her brow bone, on the inner corner of the eyes and on the cheekbones.
  12. Body make-up: M.A.C. Micronized Airbrush Formula in NC20 followed by Premiere Products Inc. Skin Illustrator Alchemy Palette in Platinum.

Mila Kunis – Ozmazing


Make-up artist Tracey Levy worked with actress Mila Kunis to create a sultry witch with a classic beauty flair on Oz: the Great and Powerful which happens to be a great look for fall!

  1. Skincare: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light
  2. Foundation Primer:  Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 
  3. Foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation in Sand and Tawny, mixed
  4. Concealer:  Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach
  5. Powder:  Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
  6. Bronzer:  Dior Bronze Original Tan Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder
  7. Blush:  Dior Blush in Passion Fruit
  8. Eye Shadow:  Lorac Red Carpet Reveal palette – light shimmer-brown on the lid and dark brown to contour.  Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold in Backstage Pass blended into the outer crease.
  9. Eye Liner:  Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire on top and bottom (these products no longer available, unfortunately).
  10. Brows:  Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel
  11. Mascara:  Lancôme Hypnôse Drama in Excessive
  12. BlackFalse Lashes:  Five Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black on each eye
  13. Lips:  The lips were filled in with Nars Cosmetics Lip Liner Pencil in Amazon; M.A.C. Lipstick in Dubonnet, applied on top.
  14. Highlights / Contour:  On the tops of cheekbones dab Dior Skinflash Radiance Boosting Makeup Primer, and for contour under the cheekbone dust a bit of the Make Up For Ever shadow [shade] from Sculpting Kit in Neutral Light.

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread


I have discovered the end all and be all of informative nutrition blogs, Maria Mind Body Health!  There is basically no recipe that can’t be Maria “healthified”.  

Healthified” PUMPKIN BREAD

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup butter or Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Swerve (OR 1 cup Erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups fresh OR canned pumpkin
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine almond flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  3. Mix butter, sweetener, eggs and pumpkin until smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
  4. Grease and pour into a bread pan. 
  5. Bake 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (you may want to loosely cover with tinfoil so the outside doesn’t brown too much).
  6. Top with glaze

Makes 16 servings


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup confectioner Swerve (or powdered erythritol)

Mix ingredients and spoon over Pumpkin Bread.

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