Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ever apply eyeshadow and go throughout the day wondering why in the world the shadow creases, rubs off, ends up lop-sided, and just looks downright terrible by the end of the day? I recently started using an eyeshadow base, and oh my goodness, night and day difference!

I have been using the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for about 6 months. It has pretty much changed my life (as it relates to eyeshadow...and I'm not exaggerating). I am prone to oily lids, and this stuff keeps my eyeshadow locked in place all day. When I say all day I don't mean 5 hours or so, no, I mean 12 hours or more.

It is a sheer white color. It's not white when blended into the lid, but there is a hint of brightness that provides a clean base for the eyeshadow.

If you are searching for a good eyeshadow base/primer, check out the Nars. It's a little pricey, but so far it's worth it. It will last me a while because it takes the smallest amount to be effective.

Tortellini Salad with Tomato and Bacon

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pasta salad is one of the best side dishes, in my opinion. Of course, anything pasta related rates pretty high in my book! Add a cheese-filled pasta and it's just...YUM. This twist on a traditional BLT pasta salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you want left-overs I suggest setting a little to the side before you share it.

  • 20 oz. package cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp chives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 7 pieces of crisp bacon, fully cooked and diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain water from tortellini and set aside. 

In a large bowl, mix together milk, mayonnaise, and sour cream until blended. Add in onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and chives. Whisk until combined. Stir in tomatoes, bacon, and shredded cheese. 

Add tortellini to the bowl slowly until fully coated with the sauce mixture. Allow the pasta salad to chill for 15-20 minutes or until ready to serve. 

{Linking up with Mingle Monday @ Life of Meg}

Friday Favorites in Five

Friday, April 11, 2014

Oh Friday, where have you been!?! I feel like this was a long week, anyone else? It was probably because I kept looking out the window at work (which I'm so thankful I have) seeing the lovely sunshine. Then I'd start day-dreaming. If only that window could open! 

I have high hopes of doing some yard work this weekend. Call me crazy, but that excites me. We have a couple flower beds that I 'expanded' last year and have yet to fill them in. So I have this really nice stacked stone border and nothing inside it. That'll all change soon! I'm going to get some dirt, get some more rock, and some flowers (the best part). Time for my gardening gloves to come out!

Here's my favorite things this week...

Favorite Way to Organize. This would add so much character to a kitchen!

Favorite DIY Project. You can truly customize the color scheme, or do several different colors! 

Favorite Neutral Eye. This is perfect for day or night! It could easily be done with this palette too!

Favorite Roll. Oh. My. Goodness. They look so light and fluffy! I want some...

Favorite Graphic Calendar. The simplicity is perfect! I also love the fonts...

What plans do you have this weekend? Share below!

{Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth}