Tuesday, January 31, 2012

must-have make-up

Make-up has been one of my guilty pleasures ever since I can remember and boy do I have trunk loads [Yes, literally tons] of make-up! Recently, I've been circling back to the same Tarte eyeshadow palette in Femme Naturale for an everyday look and I can't seem to get enough of it! Along with a few other must-have make-up products shown above (more info below) are just a few more of my favorites to complete an awesome everyday look!

4. Stila Custom Color Blush in Self-Adjusting Coral ($20)
5. Maybelline Colossal Mascara in Classic Black ($6.99) 
6. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper ($18)

peace, <3, pugs & cupcakes

Monday, January 30, 2012

music mondays

Apologies for being MIA for the past week! Between baby shower planning for my sister-in-law [pictures to follow later this week!], road trips, and planning for the future.. Needless to say, my week was just a tad bit crazy. Anyways, I'm starting this week off with music from one of my favorite artists': Ingrid Michaelson. Her new album: Human Again was released this past Tuesday, and I can't stop listening to her one song: 'Fire' shown above. You can listen to/find out more of Ingrid Michaelson [here]. 

peace, <3, pugs, & cupcakes

Friday, January 13, 2012

don't stop the music

I am huge fan of all types of music, and the best feeling in the world is when I come across new & upcoming artists. Now I was going to make this post for Monday but I couldn't wait to share because its absolutely amazing! The video above showcases the band: Walk off the Earth performing a cover of Gotye's "Somebody that I used to Know" using five people on one guitar. Unbelievable! I can't wait to hear more from them! If you want to listen/find out more about Walk off the Earth click [here] [here] and [here]

Have a wonderful weekend! :)
peace, <3, pugs & cupcakes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

christmas miss

I can't believe how fast the holiday season went! Better yet, I'm posting about this past holiday Christmas festivities in January [what can I say? I love Christmas!]. Honestly, this little holiday party hosted by Rooms [a.k.a. Elizabeth/roommate - You can find her adorable fashion blog here] and myself was too cute to not share with you all! So Merry Christmas... a few weeks late ;) ! 

Rooms and I wanted to throw a fun + cozy Christmas party [ugly sweaters included!] So after brainstorming we decided this awesome Christmas party would consist of: yummy homemade Stromboli + caesar salad for dinner and for dessert: make-your-own cupcakes [YES! CUPCAKES!] + Hot Chocolate with all the fixings! So while Rooms was at her internship in NY, I got a little creative and made this "Treats & Sweets" Bar for our dessert!

After numerous triangular card-stock cut-outs + hand written name tags later, I created this cute [and easy!] little make-your-own cupcake + hot chocolate spread!
peace, <3, pugs & cupcakes

Here's a few more pictures that made this night cute & cozy:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

capture this

As any other recent college graduate embarking on their new and exciting [well, debatable] life, I find this whole 'job seeking' quite intimidating and even demoralizing. Let's face it, today's economy isn't the best and unless you have 7+ years of work experience, your chances of landing a job [within your expertise] is what I like to say 'slim pickin'! With that said, while I try to apply to as many places as possible [hire me, please.. anyone?!] I am also going to share my daily musings + love for music + anything to do with cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes. Amongst several things that I love, cupcakes is definitely in my Top 10. So "Cupcaque" you ask? Well, it's a fancier spelling word that is simply pronounced: Cupcake. However, there is more to this fancy word, but its a secret that I will be sharing at a later unknown date :) [I know, I know.. but it's worth the wait! I promise :) ] In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my daily musings + cupcakes + ramblings + music + pictures + more ramblings + my obsession for pugs + DIY projects + pretty much anything I feel like sharing ;) 

peace, <3, pugs & cupcakes