Saturday, October 17, 2015

Calvin Klein 1 Mascara

I've been sitting on this gem for a year now!

Last year for my birthday gift from Ulta, I received this Calvin Klein One mascara. I was very hesitant to try it... I didn't know anything about Calvin Klein cosmetics and I didn't want to pretend to love something simply because of the brand.
So after hemming and hawing and losing it in my makeup case, I finally decided to take it out while I was playing around with some looks. I just... I feel like I've just wasted SO MUCH TIME avoiding an AMAZING product!!
First of all, let me take a second to talk about the wand... this magical, multi purpose wand! I ADORE it!!

Twist it to the right and it shrinks into a wand perfect for volumizing and creating a great curl.

Twist it to the left and it stretches into a lengthening wand... and lengthen it does!!

I really like to start with a coat the short brush to create nice volume and then I build up the look with  a couple of coats with the brush stretched out . I absolutely love the fact that this mascara doesn't really flake off. I'm a notorious mascara picker. With most mascaras I get maybe two hours into wearing it and it starts falling into my eyes but Calvin Klein One stays put until I decide to wash it off and even then, it takes a bit of work to get it off!

All in all, this is a great product that I can't believe I was sleeping on all this time! I will 100% be repurchasing it when the time comes!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015


I have been a fan of Cake Boss for AGES! I tell everyone that when I get married, I want Buddy to make my cake... yes, even without ever tasting anything that he's made. I've been planning to take a trip to Carlo's in Hoboken but I never seem to be able to get there!
For the past few months, my mother and I have been riding by a bakery in Center City and saying that we need to go in. I never really focused on said bakery, I was just game because bakeries and baked goods are MY LIFE!! You can imagine how stoked I was when we finally got off the bus to go in and I realized that THERE IS NOW A CARLO'S BAKERY IN PHILADELPHIA!
Guys, I AM IN LOVE!!!!!

The first time I went in I had the HARDEST time deciding what to try first!  Luckily I was with my mom so we each got something and nibbled from each other's plates. 
My mother got an apple turnover
I splurged a little and got not only a cupcake, but my FIRST EVER cannoli!
 Now Oreo cupcakes are my personal favorite to bake and when I saw Oreo cupcakes in the display case, I may have gotten a little TOO excited! The cake itself was GLORIOUS! It was a rich chocolate ... I just wish there were actual Oreos throughout and not just in the icing! I didn't particularly love the frosting but I think that's just a personal preference. I don't really like whipped cream frosting. 
As for the cannoli.... HOW have I never had one before?!?!?
 The filling was sooo creamy and sweet and just HEAVENLY! I feel like I've been missing out!!

These are honestly some of the prettiest wedding cakes I have ever seen! Whoever these were for are SO LUCKY!!...  I've never even thought of a chalkboard cake, but now I'M OBSESSED!!

If you get the chance, definitely stop in to Carlo's! I can't wait to go back!!