Valentine’s Day Cupcakes 

I love baking cupcakes. They’re super easy & you can customize them to suit any occasion. These cute little vanilla ones with their pale pink frosting & little gummy hearts are perfect for someone special.

So get your aprons at the ready, dig out your mixing bowls, and…..on your marks, get set, go! Happy Baking!

🖤

xoxo 💋

love, dee

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Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees & line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set flour mix aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs & sugar until pale & fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla & oil and mix until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low & add half of the flour mixture, mix until incorporated.
  6. Add half of the buttermilk & mix until incorporated.
  7. Repeat with remaining flour mix & buttermilk, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed. Batter will be thick.
  8. Pour batter into lined cupcake tin. Fill to about 1/2 full.
  9. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick in the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin for a couple minutes, then remove. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe with frosting and decorate with a little heart gummy.

Frosting:

  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Pound Confectioners Sugar (Icing Sugar), sifted
  • 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pink Gel Colouring

Directions:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter on high until light and fluffy.
  2. Reduce speed to low & gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla & salt.
  3. With a toothpick add a tiny bit of pink gel colouring to the frosting & beat until smooth.
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Mac Flamingo Park Collection – Spring 2016 

Can we please have a moment of silence to appreciate the sheer beauty of this collection?

If you’re like me and go crazy for anything pink and über girly this collection is for you.

Prices range from $14(CAD) for the nail polish to $48(CAD) for the eyeshadow palette.

Eyeshadow Palette:

* Bird’s Eye View, a hot magenta (Satin)

* Flock & Roll, a light pastel pink (Matte)

* Sushi Flower, a pinkish coral with pink shimmer (Satin)

* Elegant Friend, a dirty lavender (Veluxe Pearl)

* Weirdly Wonderful, a royal blue with light blue pearl (Veluxe)

* Naturally Fabulous, a warm mid-tone brown (Matte)

* Flounce, a chalky white pink (Matte)

* Glamour Light, a soft lemon yellow (Satin)

* Floridazzle, a soft lime green (Satin)

Beauty Powder:

* Pearl Blossom, a light pink with silver pearlized pigments

* Sunny Surprise, a soft peach
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Powder Blushes:

* Life’s a Picnic, a hot reddish pink (Matte)

* Pink Swoon, a soft yellowish baby pink (Satin)

* Let’s Be Friends, a blueish hot pink (Satin)

* What I Fancy, a soft bright apricot (Satin)

* This Could Be Fun, a soft violet-purple (Matte)

* Spring Flock, a light bright coral (Matte)

* Oh, My!, a reddish mid-tone coral (Satin, online exclusive)
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Studio Nail Lacquer:

* Miami, a warm pinkish coral

* Spoonful of Sugar, a soft pink glitter with pink pearl
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Pigments:

* Rose, a rose with copper sparkle (Frost)

* Golden Olive, a high frosted greenish gold (Frost)

* Tan, a muted pinkish brown-bronze (Frost)
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Mascara: * Haute & Naughty Black, black (repromote)

Technakohl Liners:

* Raisinette, a brown purple (repromote)

* Purple Dash, an intense aubergine (repromote)

Brush: * 129SH Powder/Blush

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Lip Pencils:

* Chic Trick, an amped-up fuchsia

* Embrace Me, a vivid pinkish fuchsia

* In Synch, a bright yellowish pink

Lipsticks:

* Flocking Fabulous, a bright coral-red (Cremesheen + Pearl)

* Please Me, a muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte, repromote)

* Nice to Meet You, a deep pinkish red (Cremesheen)

* Be Silly, a hot fuchsia pink (Matte)

* Long Legged & Fabulous, a soft baby pink (Cremesheen + Pearl)

* Silly, a bright white-pink (Matte)

* Saint Germain, a clean pastel pink (Amplified, repromote)

* Have Your Cake, a bright magenta (Matte)

* The Fashion Flock, a bright pink-coral (Matte, online exclusive)
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Cremesheen Glasses:

* Such Sweeties, a pastel baby pink

* Look Who’s Here!, a soft pink with blue pearl

* Sweet Tooth, a warm mid-tone pink

* Petite Indulgence, a bright blueish pink

* Playful Petal, an electric magenta

❤️❤️❤️

This amazing collection is available online January 28; in-store February 4 through March 19. *Subject to change*

So, now that you’ve seen the new collection who’s down for a shopping spree??

xoxo💋

love, dee

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12 Free iPhone Wallpapers!!!

The weather lately has me gagging for spring, so what did I do? I changed my wallpaper. Something about a pretty, spring or floral wallpaper makes it seem like warmer weather isn’t that far away.

I thought I’d post some of my favorite finds with you. They’re all saved on my Pinterest at the moment. If you want to use them, just click the link & it’ll take you to my Pinterest board where you can save them. Then set them as your wallpaper as you would normally.

You’re welcome!!

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Wander | Floral I | Unicorns

Pink Clouds | You Are Loved | Pink White Bows  

Wonderful | Floral II | Gold Dots

Little Things | Floral III | Kindness