Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spring Trends 2018





                         Can you believe  it is finally SPRING TIME! Now I love winter probably more than anyone, but after months of temperatures in the negatives and snow storms every week, its nice to finally see floral and pastels and sandals every where! There are so many great trends this season and I put together my top  favorite trends. Floral, pastel, and graphic tees are all some of my favorite trends of the season! Comment and let me know your favorite trends! xoxo


                                        1.)Diasy Go By Mustard from LULUS.com $52
                                        2.)Natural/ White Floral by HM $17.99
                                        3.)Lily Floral Bead Cross Body by TOPSHOP $52
                                        4.)French Quarter Wrap Dress by FREEPEOPLE $128





                                          1.) Co-ord Pastel Spray Paint Rain Jacket from ASOS $25
                                          2.) Off The Shoulder Top $17.99 H&M
                                          3.) Old Skool Vans $55
                                          4.) High Waisted Shortie by American Eagel $49.95





                                             1.) MTV Graphic Tee Forever21 $14.90
                                             2.) Tie Dye ACDC Tee from Urban Outfitters $34
                                             3.) Make Love Nit War Tee from American Eagle $32
                                             4.) Project Social Tee Urban Outfitters $34














source:
urbanoutfitters.com
lulus.com
vans.com
forever21.com
asos.com
ae.com
hm.com
freepeople.com
topshop.com

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fruity Pebble Cookies



   So as everyone knows, I love finding new and easy recopies on Pintrest to make! The newest one that I am so excited to share with you guys will take you right back to your childhood! Fruity Pebble Cookies!! I know I know sounds pretty magical right! They are so simple to make and they taste so yummy!!! Check out my Youtube video ( and make sure you subscribe!) on how to make them and below I will add all the ingredients and directions!! Have fun baking xoxo Jass


                                                                  INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 sticks butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 3.4 oz package vanilla instant pudding
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
2 cups Fruity Pebbles
1 cup white chocolate chips








DIRECTIONS 


1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
2. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
3. Cream together the butter and sugar. Pour in the pudding mix and stir until blended. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture until completely blended. Add in the fruity pebbles and white chocolate chips. 
4. Scoop into balls and bake for 8-11 minutes.

















recipe : livinginyellow.com




Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My Top Facial Products

     Hello my fellow fashionistas, beauty lovers and adventure junkies! As we are still in the middle and gearing up for another snow storm! I thought it would be a great idea to put together a piece on all my favorite facial products (especially in the winter because of dry skin!). From face to mask, to primers and moisturizers I gathered all the products I use and broke it down to my top favs. I added some splurge pieces along with some budget friendly choices, Comment below and let me know all your fav products!! xoxo



1.) GlamGlow Super Cleanse clearing cream-to-foam cleanser $32- The pore refining triple charcoal complex contains three charcoals- coconut, ubame white oak, and grey bamboo- to detox skin
2.) Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser $34- I LOVE LOVE this product! It is formulated with blueberry and six dark-hued berries for a superior antioxidant edge, as well as skin-smoothing AHA that gently exfoliates and dead surface skin cells. 
3.) Neutrogena Makeup Wipes $4.99- This is a budget friendly product and such a great way to wash and remove makeup!




1.) Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream $26.50- This lightweight eye cream provides a rush of hydration and instant brightening so you look and feel refreshed. Plus its a great budget friendly price!
2.) Belif Moisturzinf Eye Bomb $48- A lightweight, refreshing eye cream that smooths fine lines with a 26-hour burst of moisture, boosts elasticity, and increases the resilience of the skin for flawless makeup application







1.) First Aid Beauty Hello Fab ginger & tumeric vitamin c jelly mask $32A revitalizing jelly mask packed with superfoods ginger and turmeric to comfort stressed-out skin, while vitamin C helps brighten skin’s appearance.
2.)GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment $24-79 (depending on size)was developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair
3.) Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask $27- helps flush out environmental toxins, dirt, and debris that can clog pores and cause skin to look dull—leaving the complexion clarified, refreshed, and healthier-looking. Bamboo charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, white China clay absorbs environmental toxins, and lecithin dissolves impurities.
4.) Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleep Mask $22-45 (depending on size)- This luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask refreshingly hydrates, smooths, and perfects skin overnight with a revolutionary pillow-proof, transfer-proof formula. Skin is baby-soft and bright in the morning, effortlessly. 




1.) Ponds Dry Skin Face Cream $4.99- This is an amazing budget friendly product and one that I am using right now because I have such dry skin in the winter!  This rich creamy formula is easily absorbed in the skin, and locks in moisture, to hydrate deeply while significantly reducing dryness. 
2.) Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream $17- A lightweight daily moisturizer proven to prevent visible signs of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance 



1.) Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer $38Luminizer Primer lights up your complexion with a combination of optical diffusers, illuminating crushed stardust pearls, and pore-perfecting ingredients to help refine and lessen the look of pores, providing a subtle sheen and a smoother canvas
2.) Smashbox Photo Finish Primer $16-49 (depending on size)- This is such an iconic primer! A translucent face primer gel that smooths skin and blurs flaws—for makeup that looks better and lasts longer on set.
3.)Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under eye Primer $29This ultra-hydrating, silky formula soothes delicate under-eye skin, and primes to prevent concealer from slipping and settling into fine lines. It’s formulated with caffeine to combat puffiness, as well as with peptides to smooth the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. 













source: sephora.com
            glowrecipe.com
            glamglow.com
            target.com

Monday, January 29, 2018

Product Praise : SuperCleanse by Glam Glow

PRODUCT PRAISE: So right now I am completely completely obsessed with GlamGlow's super cleanse face wash. Its a make-up remover and face cleanser all in one. My face has never felt so clean and smooth ! The super cleanse is a cream-to-foam cleanser that is made up of  3 powerful charcoals that help remove pore-clogging debris, excess oil, and face make-up. You can purchase on GlamGlow's website and on Sephoras website for $32! It may sound a little expensive but it is worth every penny and last a long time!





picture: www.glamglow.com

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sugar Cookie Truffles




            Tis the season to bake cookies....FALALA LALA! How many of you love love to bake cookies for the holidays! Baking cookies makes for the perfect gift and of course the perfect holiday dessert.  I love looking online and through pintrest for some new recipes and one that I have found and have been found of are Sugar Cookie Truffles! They are so easy to make and they are also no bake!!!! What is better than NO BAKE COOKIES!!!  So here is the ingrediantes and the recipe and I hope you enjoy mailing these!!






INGREDIENTS


  • 2 cups or 12 sugar cookies ( they can be store brought or you can make your own!)
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese -room temperature
  • 2 cups of white chocolate or candy melts (i went for the candy melts!)
  • Sprinkles for decoration







  1.  Place sugar cookies in a food processor and process until cookies turn into fine crumbs.  Add cream cheese and process until well combined and mixture can be pressed into a ball
  2. Shape cookies into balls about 1-inch to 1 1/2 inch in diameter. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes or the refrigerator for 1 hour





3. In medium bowl, melt white chocolate according to instructions
4. Remove the cookie balls from refrigerator,  Using spoon or two forks, dip and roll chilled cookie balls, one at a time in coating. Return to lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Repat process for remaining balls- I used green and candy cane sprinkles for the holiday!





*if the dough is not firm enough, add  another tablespoon of cream cheese
* sugar cookie truffles can be frozen up to 1 month












www.ifyougiveablondakitchen.com













Thursday, December 7, 2017

Best Local Christmas Light Displays





                     One of my favorite traditions to do during the holidays since I was a child,  is to drive around and look at all the amazing Christmas light displays while jamming out to Christmas songs.Its something I still love to do today weather its driving around with my best friend or experiencing it with my niece! I love seeing the neighborhoods where the houses go over the top with Christmas light displays- I think there is nothing more dazzling and spectacular to watch.  So I picked my top 3 favorite house that I got every year from my local area to share with you guys! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!!



  • The House of Lights- Stamford,CT-> The house of lights is fully decorated from front to back with over 60,000 lights! It runs from Thanksgiving to Jan7th from 5pm-1am! You can get out and walk all around the property and enjoy all the magical Christmas displays!




  • Big Christmas Display- Harrison, NY --> This house has been doing it for the past 40 years! It has so many different displays and great collection of holiday decorations from the past to the present









  • Music Gem - Rye Brooke, NY--> This Christmas light display is set up to a music station! You sit in your car and listen to the radio station they tell you and watch your own private light show!
















*ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ARE MY OWN!*

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017







             It's the most wonderful time of the year!! I absolutely love love this time of year! There is nothing I love more than shopping in stores, listening to holiday music and finding the perfect gifts for everyone in m life. A lot of people find holiday shopping to be very stressful so I put together a list of my top 5 gifts for the fellas, ladies and kiddos in your life ( all at a reasonable price!)! Its important to remember through all the hustle and bustle of the holidays not to forget what its all about. Take time to spend with your family and friends and laugh and make memories.






1.) Southern Bourbon Stout Beer Brewing Kit $20-45 -> Bourbon-soaked oak chips give the stout beer you'll brew rich vanilla notes and a smooth finish. Turn your kitchen into a craft brewery where you're the brew master and your friends and family are the master taste testers! Makes one gallon, or ten 12 oz bottles. Available on https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/southern-bourbon-stout-beer-brewing-kit

2.) New York Times Custom Football Book $72 --> Retrace the history of your favorite NFL team through reprinted coverage from The New York Times. As they flip through historic pages, they'll go back to their team's glory days, catch highlights of the most newsworthy games, and go head to head with iconic MVPs. Available on https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/new-york-times-custom-football-book

3.) Beard Brush and Comb Set For Him $18.99 --> Pocket-size beard brush and mustache comb combo fits perfectly in your jeans’ pocket or bag pocket, so you can groom your facial hair anytime, anywhere.  Available on amazon.com

4.) Star Wars Darth Vader Mug $19.99--> Even a Sith Lord needs a wake-me-up. Available here!

5.) Adidas Samba Classic $70 --> Slightly more athletic than the Original and a great sneaker gift. Available here!







1.)  Heart Mirror $49--> Promote self love with pretty heart shaped mirror with rose gold finish! Available here!

2.)  Jill Mule $89.95 -->  A great gift for the fashionista in your life. Available here!

3.) Flannel Short PJs $26.50 --> Cute & cozy pjs from Victoria Secrets. Available here!

4.) Sprites Slogans FEEED Canape Plates  $8 --> For the woman on a mission, the go getter or the change-maker in your life, these empowering canape plates are the perfect gifts. For each trinket dish purchased, FEED will donate 5 meals to families in need in the USA. Available here!

5.) My Family Cookbook $35 --> Pass heirloom recipes on to future generations with this customizable cookbook.  Available here!






1.) WowWee Fingerlings Monkey $14.99--> Fingerlings are adorable Baby Monkeys that are curious about the world around them starting with you! These interactive pets love to hang onto your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails and talk in monkey babble! Available here! 

2.) Silly Squishy $9.99-24.99 --> So many different kinds to choose from and such a fun thing for kids to start collecting. Available here!

3.) Crayola Easy Animation Studio $26.98 --> Design and color Characters Pose & Capture, then scan with App. Available here!

4.) Kid Kraft Pink Retro Kitchen $153.99--> With a vintage appearance and working parts, this KidKraft retro kitchen lets you cook up classic goodies. In pink. Available here!

5.) Disney Pixar Cars 3 Service Station $59.99 --> Kids will feel like a real mechanic as they work right along-side their favorite car! Available here!

6.) Greedy Granny Game $14.99--> Because who doesn't love a board game! Available here!
























Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ed Sheeran and Beyoncè and their PERFECT duet!




           Ed Sheeran and Beyoncè have just graced us all with the most amazing beautiful PERFECT duet. As if the original wasn’t good enough, Ed Sheeran rereleased the song with the Queen Bey and has turned the song into such a soulful ballad. These are two of my favoraite artist  and I am so in awe of how beautiful their voices sound together! You can listen to the song on Spotify, Tidal. ITunes and Ed Sheerans YouTube channel! Check it out and I promise you will love it! #teamEdYonce !

Saturday, October 28, 2017

October Favorites at Sephora



                     Its hard to walk into Sephora and not love everything in there! This month I have discovered 4 new products and I am completely obsessed with them!  I feel like I visit Sephora like twice a week ( at minimum!) and discovering so many new products!





I am highly obsessed with Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. It is literally magic in a bottle. It is so light weight and last all day and still lets you keep your natural look. It comes in 40 different shades and it retails for $43




I usually don't try new perfumes and stick to what I know and love, but in my Sephora Playbox there was a sample of Tory Burch Bel Azur and have been in love ever since! It smells of fresh citrus and fruits and it retails for $30 for the rollerball!






Sephora Lavender Foot Mask is everything everything everything! I stand on my feet a lot for work and these lavender feet mask are the most relaxing things for sore and tired feet and plus they smell amazing! They retail for  $5 !




So I had originally went into Sephora for a different concealer and the nice associate that was helping recommended the YSL All Hours Concealer and it has been the best recommendation. It has full light weight coverage and I love that it last all day and it doesn't look cakey or crack! It is worth every penny! It retails for $34










photos: sephora.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Chrissy Teigen's new Revolve Collection



               Is there anything that the amazing Chrissy Tegien doesn't do! If her amazing cook book wasn't enough ( I think I have almost cooked everything in there!) we can now add fashion extraordinaire to her long list of accomplishments! The witty mom has just launched a 36 piece collection with Revolve Clothing.
            The collection features several bodysuits, dresses, bustiers, heels and much more. It ranges from $78-$328.  Chrissy said " I imagine the collection being worn by like-minded women on the go.  I wanted to create beautiful,classic pieces that are sexy yet comfortable. I also wanted to make sure the pieces were very verstaile and could mix and match all the pieces in my collection". There are so many great pieces and you can check them out  on revolve.com/chrissy-teigen- ! Comment and let me know which pieces you love! XOXO




                                MY FAVORITE PIECES 


CHRISSY TEIGEN X REVOLVE GET LOW MAXI $188

CHRISSY TEIGEN X REVOLVE BY RAYE COMO BOOT $268

CHRISSY TEIGEN X REVOLVE IMG SWEATER $228

CHRISSY TEIGEN X REVOLVE SANDS DRESS $168





CHRISSY TEIGEN X REVOLVE GARDENIA DRESS $188 








photos: revolve.com

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Here Is How You Can Help Las Vegas


       We have all heard about the tragic news that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday night. It is so devastating and heartbreaking how reoccurring this problem is becoming. At least 58 were killed and 515 were injured. Anyone who knows me knows my love for music and concerts. Music is suppose to bring people together and something that is suppose to be so joyful turned into a complete nightmare.
        When watching the news  and hearing about everything you can't help but to feel helpless to all those families that have experienced this tragedy, but there are ways you can help! From donating blood and to organizations to help the victims, to calling your local state officials to make sure there are stricter gun laws to help prevent something like this from happening again. We have to do better for the next generation. We need more love and less hate. This is just another reminder of how precious life is. To love deeply and openly. Smile often. Choose happiness. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
             
               "Be Soft. Don't Let The World Make You Hard. Don't Let The Pain Make You Hate. 
               Don't Let The Bitterness Steal Your Sweetness. Take Pride That Even Though The Rest                       Of The World May Disagree, You Still Believe It To Be A Beautiful Place."


WAYS YOU CAN HELP


Donate Blood: If you are in Nevada and you are able to, donating blood is one of the most useful things you can do.






Support Organizations: You can support organizations that are helping the victims of the shooting.

  • Volunteers in medicine of Nevada- Provides free services to people who don't have health insurance. 
  • National Compassion Fund- Supports victims of mass crimes through direct donations. 
  • American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter
  • There is also a  GoFundMe page for the Las Vegas victims





Call Your State Officials: Nevada has one of the more lax gun laws in the control. If you care about stricter gun control laws CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS and let your voice be heard!!



Share Mental Health Resources:

For all the victims, the families, those who have been affected by other tragedies like this one. You never know who might need them



Crisis Call Centers 24 hour hotline: 1-755-784-8090
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Depression/ manic depression hotline: 1-800-826-3632




















Spring Trends 2018

                         Can you believe  it is finally SPRING TIME ! Now I love winter probably more than anyone, but after months of...