Monday, September 23, 2013

Scrumptious Home Made Granola Bars! Lucrative Lip Gloss!

Y U M M Y !!!

These are to die for!  My friend Tiff brought them to our girls weekend and I fell in love with them and wanted to share!  I am grateful Tiff was willing to share the recipe!  Home Made Granola Bars!

2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup karo syrup
1 cube melted butter
2 teas vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
Mix all those together then add
3 cups oats
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips (it only calls for 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup shredded coconut

once all mixed put in sprayed 13x9 pan cook at 350 for 20 min. wait for about 2 hours to cut

My Younique News of the Week!

My fav Younique product right now is their Lucrative Lip Gloss

These lips are another Presenter's lips, isn't the little heart adorable?  I really love all these colors.  I even wore a black and white outfit with number 2 above and my husband couldn't get over how hot I looked! (his words, I promise!) But is was fun to try something different.  I have never worn bright red lip gloss before.  It is fun to try all the colors!

They are $15 each or 3 for $40.  The best value is to purchase the whole set and then you get the darling leather Younique case to store them in also.  That is $119.  You save over $30 purchasing the whole set!

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Til next time, thanks for reading!  


Friday, September 20, 2013

Five NEW products! Girls weekend at Duck Creek!

All available now!

This is an amazing product!  I will admit, I have gotten lazier about washing my face the older I have gotten.  AWAKE has helped me get back on the band wagon of washing my face more regularly!  I love EVERYTHING about it.  First of all, I love its gorgeous grey, pearly color.  The scent is so fresh and I saw someone post today that they wish it was a perfume!  That is how much they love the smell!  It contains Garden Chrysanthemum, Aloe Vera, and Licorice Root.  One Presenter claims that having used it since Aug. has significantly reduced the dark circles under her eyes.  How cool is that?  To use, you gently massage it onto a dampened face to create a lather.  Use soft circular motions all over the face for 60 seconds, then rinse clean with warm water.  For optimal results, use morning and night.  

So this is so cool!  It is an awesome product and a beautiful one!  It is a moisturizer unlike you have ever seen or used before.  It is a gel moisturizer.  It has little moisturizing beads in it.  One Presenter counted the beads and it will last you 17 weeks!  That is a long time!  It is made with Natural Silver, Ginseng, and Powder from Fresh Water Pearls.  It comes with this adorable, delicate little spatula like spoon to dispense Brilliant.  It feels great on my face and is very organic smelling.  

Refreshed is probably one of my very favorites!  It is Rose Water and boy do I love it!  First of all, it is a gorgeous product.  I like to leave it sitting out, not hidden away!  It is too pretty to hide!

  What is Rose water?? It's a natural skin toner because it absorbs oil without drying out the skin. Natural astringent tightens pores and prevent wrinkles. Reduces the appearance of fine lines. Balances pH in the skin controlling both oily and dry skin and Can help with many types of dermatitis. Rose Water has antibacterial properties so helps fight against pimples and blackheads. Apply to a cotton ball and rub around eyes, temples and forehead to help get rid of headaches. Use Rose Water to treat sunburns! Can also be used to soothe skin after shaving. There's a laundry list of uses for this amazing stuff. It's loaded with vitamins A and C and antioxidants!

Lucrative Lip gloss available in 10 Phenomenal colors!  
I LOVE that is is not sticky!
I LOVE that is it true to color!
I LOVE the brush you use to apply the lipgloss!  
I LOVE the black case you get it you purchase all ten!


Where has BB CREAM been all my life?  It is the coolest!  It is tinted moisturizer.  It has SPF in it which we all should be aware of and using on a daily basis.  BB Cream is the eraser that fixes all my mistakes!  It is available in 3 shades.  For my skin, I like the medium and light shades.  I use the lightest shade after I have done my eyes and before I have done my face.  I use the Younique make-up brush call the Liner Brush so I can get a nice clean line under my (or my clients) lower lash line, beneath my eye liner.  Some people like to use BB Cream as their liquid foundation.  It isn't as heavy and that is one reason I love it.  People with dryer skin need a liquid foundation or BB Cream.  People with oilier skin need more of a powder, like our mineral concealer.  


I mixed a little business with pleasure because I love what I do!  I asked if any of the girls that went our girls trip would let me practice on their faces.  I had 3 models, they were awesome and I think their make-overs turned out gorgeous!  Thanks ladies!  

We used:  SEXY, 
and DEVIOUS.  WE also
 and on her
lips we used LUCKY. 
Don't forget
the 3D Fiber Lashes!  

This was super fun because Tiffany doesn't wear a lot of make-up usually.  She sent her hubby a picture of her make-up all done and he LOVED it!  We actually did her make-up twice...she couldn't go home without it now could she?  We used FLIRTY, REGAL, CURIOUS, SEXY, and DEVIOUS.  We also used FRIVILOUS and LUXE for her lips.  And last but not least, our 3D Fiber Lashes.  

On this look we used 
DARING, and DEVIOUS.  She LOVED what we 
did!  I have the funnest job ever!  


On Rachel we used 
On her face, we used FRIVILOUS and
we used Livid.  Doesn't she have gorgeous eyes?  
They just pop with these colors!!!

Zela's husband is an AMAZING artist!  Here is some of his work he did in colored pencil.  For more info, here is his website.

Jess, Marianne, Zela, Tiffany, Robin, Rachel, Charity and Sherron.  

This is me cleaning the can't take the mother out of me
even if I am at a girls weekend!

Cute Sherron!

It was BEAUTIFUL scenery on our hike to Cascade Falls!  

Rachel and Tiffany!

Jess and Charity!  We are cousins!  Just didn't really realize it until about 12 years ago!  Our Grandma's were step sisters.  I LOVE Charity!  She is AMAZING!!!

Cute Zela and Marianne!

Charity, Marianne and Rachel!  

Marianne, Rachel and Tiffany!

These pictures of us at Duck Creek were taken by Tiffany Doerr.  She is a very talented photographer and her specialty is temples and it's architecture to make letters.  You totally have to check out her website! Her business is called inspired creations for you! I just ordered a custom picture for my nephew and his bride to be.  Her work makes great gifts.  I can't wait to see it all finished! 

I asked the girls for some dinner ideas.  Here are a few that I thought I would shard.  This first one is from Robin.  Am so excited to try it!  

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup in the Slow Cooker (or on the stove-top)

Marianne is who invited us all to the cabin.  She is truly one of the best and skinniest cooks I know!  She made this salad and I had it for three different meals, I think!  Notice her last comment...she is such a doll.  I love her and am honored to call her my friend.  

The best Grape Salad
From Marianne Crapo

2 lb. green grapes
2 lb. red grapes
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
½ c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
                Cream cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla together.  Stir in grapes.  Spoon into 9x13 pan.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
                Combine brown sugar and pecans, add to the grape mixture.  Refrigerate overnight.
Give plenty to Jessica or she will chew your arm off.  LOL!!!

Til next time!!!  

Thanks for reading!!!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Make-Over Mania!

So seriously?  I have the greatest job ever!  It doesn't even feel like work!  It is just playing beauty shop and helping women feel beautiful!  I have been offering free make-overs to my friends and family in order to practice the make-up techniques that I learned in August at our amazing Younique convention.  I took two awesome make-up classes and I have been dying to practice and play!  I wanted to post before and after pictures so you could see the transformation.  Some are more conservative looks and some are just for fun and more wild and crazy!

Stunning Sarah! 

Purples looked amazing with Sarah's gorgeous eyes.  We used FLIRTY and REGAL.  Her lashes were so thick and long with Younique's 3D Fiber Lashes!  We also used Frivolous as her concealer color which made her complexion gorgeous.  She had a wedding later that day and was so excited to go and show off her new look!    

                 Marvelous Melanie!   

Melanie is so adorable.  Her lashes are unbelievable long and looked even more so with 3D Fiber Lashes!  We used AWESTRUCK, FLIRTY and REGAL.  I love her cute lil' freckles and her gorgeous red hair!  

     Knockout Kim!
We took Kim way out of her comfort zone because her friends say she is the "edgey" one.  We used HEAVENLY on the top for her eye-liner and I loved it.  It totally made her eyes pop!  She was so sweet to bring me a drink too.  Thanks my friend!  

This in my Younique display in my salon in my basement! 
 Just in case you couldn't tell!  

 Magnificent Melodie!  

This little darling was so fun to do a makeover on!  She was just moving down to BYU to start her Masters program so she needed a little bit more of a professional look.  We used  SEXY, CURIOUS, CONFIDENT, and DEVIOUS for eye liner.  Doesn't she look fantastic?  She may not be very tall but she has one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen and is so fun to be around!  Not to mention her gorgeous smile!

 Jubilant Julie

Julie was so much fun to give a makeover to. She is such a sweetheart and was so kind to let me practice the techniques I learned at Younique's Convention.  We used the color FRIVILOUS for her concealer.  The eye pigments we used were FLIRTY, CURIOUS, REGAL and SEXY.  We then, of course, used Younique's 3D Fiber Lashes!  Doesn't she look gorgeous?  I love how her eye brows turned out.   

Darling Denise! Denise has the most beautiful eyes ever!  Her skin is a little more oily like mine so a powder concealer is ideal for her.  We just did a fairly natural look with SEXY, CURIOUS, and CONFIDENT.     Isn't she lovely?  

Cute Christine! 

Can I even tell you how much I love this woman?  I have known her for a very long time and I look up to her so much, even though I technically look down at her because I am lots taller than her!  I loved how her make-up turned out.  We did FLIRTY, CURIOUS, REGAL and Sexy.  We used our 3D Fiber Lashes as well as our Concealer.  She looked gorgeous and I am not just saying that since I did her make-up!   

Lovely Lexi!  

I met Lexi's mom when she was pregnant with Lexi so I have know this cutie for a long time!  We did a very natural look, as she is only 13 and doesn't wear a lot of make-up.  We used SEXY and CURIOUS and then 3D Fiber Lashes.  She is so beautiful naturally that she doesn't need much.  

Adorable Katie!   

Is Katie gorgeous or what?  She has amazing skin and gorgeous eyes.  We did one of my favorite looks, purple! We used Frivolous as her concealer color.  On her eyes we used REGAL, FLIRTY, SEXY and CURIOUS to highlight!  She loved how she looked and that is the funnest part of my job!  Helping women feel beautiful!  

Sweet Kelsey!  

Kelsey is such a doll.  She is in 8th grade so we wanted to give her a look that didn't make her look like she was 18!  Dad would NOT have been happy with me.  We used Frivolous for her concealer and on her eyes we used just CONFIDENT and SEXY.  Not only is Kelsey gorgeous, she is so talented too!  

Cute Taylor!  

Taylor is Kelsey's little sister.  She loves to play with make-up and always comes up with fun creations on her own!  We wanted to do something a little more wild and she is not afraid of color!  I felt like an artist with a blank canvas!  We did what I like to call the peacock look.  I used PLAYFUL, AWESTRUCK, FAMOUS and REGAL!  Isn't it beautiful?  She loved it so much.  It was fun to see her so happy.  She has the most gorgeous color hair too.  I told her people pay a lot of money to have that color of hair! 

 Last but not least, my adorable little three year old Lilly wanted to play with make-up too!  I told her we could do a peacock look but she was more excited about just doing blue and green.  I used HEAVENLY and FAMOUS and of course, don't forget the lashes!  I sure love my little punkin, she is so girly!

This is NO joke!  This was taken on a Sunday afternoon.  I took a two hour nap and even used an eye mask so it would be dark. ( Don't think that I get to do this too often...I would take a nap everyday if I could but with 7 kids, ya right!)  I woke up and my make-up looked just as good as it did when I did it that morning!  That is how good Younique's mineral eye pigments stay on!  Especially when used with the Glorious Primer.  I got so many compliments on this look too which is always fun, let's be honest!  I used HEARTBROKEN, CONFIDENT, SEXY and DEVIOUS.  Great mixture for Fall!


Til next time girlfriends!  Oh and by the way, we have close to 1,900 Presenters!  Awesome, huh?