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THE FACE MASK EDIT

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Face masks are not a new part of skincare, but the trend is relatively fresh, for good reason. When used on a regular basis, masks are a hydrating, anti-oxidant filled treat that smooth imperfections & even out skin tone.

Plus, they're pretty dang fun to put on, no?

Let's talk a few of my picks, two of which I've touched on before:

Formula 10.0.6 Papaya + Citrus
This is a peel-off mask that unclogs pores & brightens things up. I like the way my face feels afterwards- bright & fresh!

This is a new addition to L'oreal's mask line & I am IN LOVE. I don't use clay masks very often & I don't know why not because it is such a revitalizing thing. In just ten minutes it draws out impurities in the skin & fixes up your complexion. I've never had a facial (I KNOW) but I imagine this is what one feels like.

Fresh Rose Mask
Everyone in the world needs a rose face mask, in my opinion. What's better than rosewater that cools and hydrates the skin? There's just something boujee about it. This particular mask is moisturizing and smooths out the skin, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and calm.

Freeman
Freeman is that brand of masks that you see at walmart for super cheap, but is super high quality. In fact, I'm pretty sure the first mask I ever tried was this brand. They have so many different ones, like banana and avocado & oatmeal. Heaven!


*I received this item for review, but as always opinions are my own.

What's on your face mask edit?

xo,
kae

THE BEST GOOEY BROWNIES

Monday, July 24, 2017


Sharing recipes is something I don't do very often, mainly because I don't cook very often!

But I'm trying to change that, & on Saturday night I got a nagging urge to bake. Brownies, specifically. 

I didn't have any baking chocolate, only cocoa powder, so I urgently consulted pinterest for appropriate recipes. 

& there it was: a recipe for fudgy, gooey brownies that I couldn't resist. 

WHAT I USED:
10 tablespoons (a stick & a half) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (80 grams) cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2  eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

HOW TO BAKE:
1// Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray non-stick cooking spray on an 8 inch pan.

2// Fill a sauce pan about halfway full of water (I used a double broiler for this step) & heat until simmering. Add powder, sugar, butter, & salt in a heat-safe bowl & rest over water to warm ingredients. 

3// Stir frequently until butter is melted, remove bowl from heat, & set aside for 3 to 5 minutes to let cool down a bit.

4// Stir in vanilla & eggs until well blended, then add in flour until fully mixed. The original recipe says to then beat the batter vigorously at least forty times. (you can use a hand mixer) 

5// Spread batter into 8 inch pan & bake for 20-25 minutes (I did the full 25) & VOILA!



This is one of the first times I've made brownies totally from scratch & this recipe  is fully worth it. 

Happy baking!

xo,
kae

SALES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THAT AREN'T THE NORDSTROM SALE

Friday, July 21, 2017


The blog world has been FILLED with what the cool kids call the N sale this past week, & while that's awesome, I've found some other sales that you should also probably know about.

ANTHROPOLOGIE
Extra 30% off sale items.

MY PICKS:
FOREVER 21
Extra 30% off sale items, now through the 23rd.

MY PICKS:
KATE SPADE
Regular sale items.
MY PICKS:


What sales are you most excited for?

xo, 
kae

THE ONLY GRAPHIC TEE YOU NEED

Wednesday, July 19, 2017



I think the universe is against me. I finally shoot this outfit for y'all & THE SHIRT IS SOLD OUT!

Life, man, always unpredictable.

Coffee & GG are never unpredictable, though. They're always there when you need them, many times intertwined. 

Anyway, on the outfit:

Y'all know I love a good graphic tee look, & pairing it with a denim skirt seems to just do it for me. It's kind of a more 'professional' take on the tee.. although are you ever really too old for fun sayings on a shirt? I don't think so. 


tee, (similar, similar) skirt, sandals (similar)

xo,
kae
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