Sunday, March 19, 2017

~BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: FUN FINDS





The live-action Beauty and the Beast remake opened this weekend, so I thought I would post a few fun finds that celebrate the film...

First up, what is more entertaining than coloring books?  I've discovered three Beauty and the Beast-themed ones that have recently been released...








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Next, I need this creatively designed tee...



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And tea.  I need tea, along with this tea tee...



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Turquoise tank-top cuteness! (nuffsaid) ☺.  All of these are available on walmart.com...


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Wallet-ness!



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Fashion for the littles in your life (I wish these came in my size)...




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Make bathroom time more fun...



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iPhone case!


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A pretty pillow...



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A dreamy (wink-wink) throw blanket...



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I simply adore this nail polish collection by Morgan Taylor Lacquer.  A nail artist named Go Polished has swatched these polishes and done a tutorial with some of them...








Another nail artist, The Busy Nails, also did some pretty nail art...






{Photo by The Busy Nails}


The names of the creams are as follows 
(from top to bottom/left to right):
Potts of Tea
Days in the Sun
Gaston and On and On
Plumette with Excitement
Be Our Guest
The Last Petal

In addition, there is a metallic topper called Enchanted Patina, which can be applied over the creams (or worn alone)...



Aaah, Rose & Robin loves a good patina!


You can view applications of the topper over the other polishes in this video (courtesy of Nails By Mae)...




Here are a couple of nail designs Sheily Mae did, and there are more on her IG...





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Lastly, here are a handful of interesting-sounding books...












Golden Books?  Gotta luv em!





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Saturday, December 31, 2016

~TASTE-TEST: PIXY STIX CANDY CANES





I decided I just had to try Pixy Stix Candy Canes before the holidays had passed me by.  

I spotted them at both Walmart and Kmart and began to wonder what they were like.  They taste sweet and tart, and the powder on the inside is compressed (in other words, you can't pour it out of the candy cane).  However, you can feel the grains of powder come apart in your mouth a bit if you're paying attention.






I'd have to say that these are a tasty and creative take on Christmas candy--go get some for yourself, especially since they'll now be on sale ☺.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

~BEAUTY PRODUCT TUESDAY: PUT THE KETTLE ON




Lip Smacker's Kettle Corn balm smells soooo good and the scent is spot-on!  I've enjoyed wearing mine during the holiday season and think it would also make a fun Valentine treat .




Snack-time tip...

The best kettle corn I've ever eaten is by Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP.  There's a perfect blend of the two seasonings (sweet + salty), and to make matters even better, it's all-natural.  I've only ever seen this flavor of Angie's popcorn at Target, btw.

Caution:

If you decide to use this snack for a Christmas garland, more will probably end up in your tummy than on your tree ☺.


*Original images are in the public domain and were altered and added upon by me.  Rose graphics are property of me and lip balm pics are my own. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

~CANDY CANE CRAFTINESS





Several cute Christmas ideas...

I think the vase above is sooo sweet!

How-to:

"Stretch a rubber band around a cylindrical vase, then stick in candy canes until you can't see the vase.  Tie a silky red ribbon to hide the rubber band.  Fill with red and white roses or carnations.  Good hostess gift for holiday parties."

Poinsettias would also look festive--scroll down to see that look here.  This crafter chose to glue (with a hot glue gun) her candy to a tin can.  Inexpensive glass vases can sometimes be found at The Dollar Tree or at craft stores though (for those that would prefer glue + glass).

*I think green and white candy canes would look festive with poinsettias!




Simply glue three candy canes together in order to create an easel, though I suppose they could also be rubber-banded together.  I guess a hot glue gun would work the best, though super glue might adhere these semi-weighty candies pretty quickly as well.  

I think larger candy canes would work well to hold, say, a menu or poem.  Little ones could carry name cards for individual place settings or cards that have the names of foods that are being served on them (these could be put beside dishes at get-togethers so people would know exactly what they were eating).

I might just have to Rose & Robin-style these little easels sometime in the future (hint: there are visions of pink and white--and maybe even turquoise--candy canes dancing in my head).

I think these definitely look cuter with the wrappers removed.  They could probably be stored for future use in zip-lock bags in a not-too-warm environment.  I'd think they could even be sprayed with matte or glossy sealant.

Here are some more examples...







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Here's another style of place card holders for table settings that are adorbs...



What about a l♥vely wreath!





Candle holders!