Happy Friday everyone! I'm homebound for the next few days due to flooding in my area, but I'm using the time to film some tutorials and more make up fun.
Stay tuned :)


Introduction to Make Up Brushes


I've had a few people request a brush directory of sorts. These are my favorite brushes, I use these everyday. I have many more, but we'll get to those later. These are the essentials. Don't underestimate a good brush! It will make all the difference in how satisfied you are with your make-up, how long your make-up looks good, and how easy it is to apply. 
This is a MAC 266 small angle brush. It's used for eyes and eyebrows. I use mine for my brows. It has a great shape and texture for filling in my sparse excuses for eyebrows. 

This is a MAC 213 fluff brush for eye shadows. I generally use this one for any shadow on my lid itself and for highlight near my eyebrows.  
This is a MAC 219 pencil brush. I use it for smoking out my bottom lid shadow - it works amazing and makes all the difference.
This is a Tarte kabuki brush. It's used for apply powders to the face and I use mine for applying blush. Gives nice full strokes and applies very smooth.
This is an Urban Decay shadow brush. I got this with my Urban Decay Naked Palette. I use this if I need more precise lid shadow.
This is a MAC 168 contour brush. It's great for using powders to define your face.  I use this with my NARS Albatross.
 This is a Sephora crease shadow brush 73. Everyone needs this brush. It drastically changes how your crease shadow looks.
This is a Sonia Kashuk powder brush that I got at least 5 years ago. It's a cheap brush, compared to the MAC, but it's held up so well. Use with any face powder - generally setting powder.
 This is my all time favorite brush. It's a Sephora Pro Buffing Brush 62. It's used with cream, liquid, or mousse foundations. This brush will change your life. It makes foundation application a breeze, and you will look flawless!
This is a MAC 212 flat definer brush. I use it for precise application of under eye shadow and for smoking out my top liner.

Oh Maddie...

You are even cuter than your outfits...

Hair of the Day

It was really humid and rainy today so I went with a rain proof top knot!

Maddie Style


Hair of the Day

I loved this look. Just a French braid from one ear to the other, a poofed crown and a low bun. 
I literally did my hair the exact same way for three days haha. Easy, functional, out of the face!

My Make-Up Favorites

I love make-up. All make-up. All the time. Suffice it to say, I am a make up addict. 
Here are some of my current favorites!

Maddie Fashion

Shirt from H&M
Jeans from Baby Gap
Boots from Carter's
Scarf from Forever 21

Chambray shirt from H&M
Leggings from Carter's
Boots from UGG

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a staple in any household with kids. Here's a healthy and delicious alternative to the store bought nuggets.

Baked Chicken Nuggets
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp olive oil
6 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tbsp panko
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
olive oil spray

Put olive oil in a bowl. 
Mix breadcrumbs, panko, and cheese and put in a separate bowl. 
Preheat oven to 425. 
Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray and set aside. 

Cut up chicken breast into bite size pieces.
Dip a few pieces in the olive oil and make sure they are coated. 

Dip the olive oil coated chicken into breadcrumb mixture. 

Make sure the pieces are completely coat and place on baking sheet. 
Lightly spray the top with olive oil. 

Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes. 

Dig in!

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

 Our family eats quite the abundance of granola bars. I was buying boxes and boxes at the grocery store, and somehow, they never seemed to last.

I finally decided I would make them myself! This recipe is delicious - my kids and hubby love it!

Homemade Granola Bars
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 cup oats
1 cup granola
1 cup rice krispies
1/4 cup chocolate chips

 First melt butter, brown sugar, and honey together. 

Then mix oats, granola, and rice krispies together. 

Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. 

After it's thoroughly mixed, add chocolate chips and spread onto a pan. 

Stick in the fridge for a couple hours and they'll be firm enough to cut apart into bars :)

My favorite part about this recipe is that you can customize it anyway you desire. Throw some peanut butter in there, small marshmallows, maybe some flax seed!

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