Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sugar cookies!

Hey guys:)
I have been in the mood for cookies lately. 2 nights ago I baked chocolate chip cookies, that were good but the recipe needed adjusting some. I was going to attempt and make them again tonight, but we were out of chocolate chips (Thanks dear brother of mine for eating them). So, I got online and found an amazing sugar cookie recipe.
Here it is:

1/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Mix margarine and powdered sugar together thoroughly.
3. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until blended. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
4. Shape dough into 24 one-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Crisscross balls by using fork prongs.
5. Bake until lightly brown, about 10 minutes.
I got the recipe from: Here
I doubled the recipe in the hopes there would be enough for my boyfriend to try tomorrow. We usually go through cookies quite quickly. My sister decided we needed to make them into shapes, so we got our cookie press out and used it!
Then I decided I wanted to add some icing. Around Christmas, my mom always makes Christmas tree cookies with green icing.
I asked my mom her recipe and she said:
  1. Half a bag of powered sugar
  2. 1 stick of butter softened (If you don't lay it out ahead of time, melt it in the microwave for 5 seconds, any longer and it will melt, and the cookies won't come out right)
  3. Vanilla
  4. Add drops of food coloring, if desired
Now, my mom doesn't measure when cooking, so you'll have to try the proportions out for yourself, I did.
This is the turn out:
 This is the final outcome, the icing didn't go on so well. I judge the cookies on taste, not appearance!

 This is what the flower cookie press made

This is the Christmas tree my mom always makes!

I love cookies!

Alright y'all, I'm off here. Time to get a bath, and get in bed!
Thanks so much for reading!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Hey y'all. I'm SOO sorry I haven't posted anything on here in months.
That really wasn't my intention.

For the past 2 months, I have been sleeping like crazy.

My mother has iron deficiency amenia due to a disease called Von Willebrand. (I promise this is relevant) Her body makes VERY little iron, and she has to have iron infusions every time she loses any blood. My mom can tell her iron is getting low by symptoms that show up. She gets very sleepy, eats ice chips (pika) and  has a low appetite.
I was showing all of those signs, and her thoughts went immediately to my iron being low.
I have given blood at the American Red Cross 4 times in the past 8 months. Then I never slowed down to recuperate. My body didn't make it's iron back.
I went to the family doctor, and told him my symptoms, and mom explained her iron worries. He immediately ordered a round of blood work, and three days later we had the results. My iron is very, very low! The doctor prescribed me iron pills to take twice a day, with orange juice, for 3 months. The iron has horrible side effects. It kills my stomach. I have to take another medicine to help with the stomach pain. It's not nice, but if it will make my energy level rise, I'm for it!
That just means I won't be on here for a while.
I honestly don't even have the energy to do homework.
I'm so sorry guys.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

July Jackpots!

Hey! It's time for "favorites" of the month again! I do not like calling a video a favorite video just because everyone does them. I like to come up with what I think are cute little names for the favorites videos! This month is July Jackpots!

First product:
This is the E.LF. Stipple brush. I use it for cream blush, and it applies wonderfully. It is not a dense brush, so applying liquid foundation is out of the question.
Cost- $3.00

I haven't been sure on whether or not I was a fan of this particular product. I've always felt the bronzer was too dark for me, and the blush didn't do anything for my skin tone. I've recently became the tannest I have ever been, and decided to give the duo a second chance, and I like the bronzer. I still feel the blush doesn't suit me. The bronzer is very brown, as the NYC in Sunny is more orange. I use this to contour my cheeks.
Cost- $3.00

Again with the E.L.F! This is the last ELF product! As with most ELF products, I am quite skeptical when I receive them. I test these products along side my drugstore, and the few high end products I own. I do really like this. I use it to set my under eye concealer.  I half the supplied puff, and roll it under my eye, then dust off with a soft brush.
Cost- $6.00

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder... There isn't much I haven't already said about this. I LOVE this. It is a holy grail product for me. I use to apply it with my ELF powder brush, but I found I applied too much powder, so I press the puff into the powder now. I went up a few shades this summer. I am now in Honey!
Cost- $7.00
Available- Drugstores 

Time for the Sephora face brush! It's amazing. It makes my skin feel amazing. I rub my face wash all over my face, then scrub the brush in small circular motions around my face, then rinse. If you have a Sephora near you, pick this up!!
Cost- $5.00
Available- Sephora or

It's the Tresemme  Fresh Start dry shampoo. I didn't see a point in dry shampoo's until recently. During the summer, I spend most of my days outside, swimming and well.... I tend to break out in a sweat in 100 degree weather. When I sweat, I like to wash my hair,  I think it's only natural. I've been washing it every day, and I know that isn't healthy. There are a few days where I want to skip washing it daily, but my hair retain so much oil. That's where the dry shampoo comes in. I spray this on my roots, and it instantly removes all the oil and greasy shine!
Cost- $5.00
Available- Drugstores

Time for my favorite summer eyeliner! I was looking for a bright blue eyeliner for my waterline, and I found an amazing one!It's the Sephora retractable waterproof eyeliner in 04 blue. I love the color, the formula, and the staying power! This does not come off all day. I don't touch it up. This is another amazing buy!
Cost- $12
Available- Sephora or

Clinique bottom lash mascara! I always thought "A bottom lash mascara, what a waste of money, the regular ones work!" I was WRONG! I heard MeganRosette rave about this, and one day at Sephora, I seen this small size at the checkout, and knew I had to have it. I love it!! I will continue to rebuy this time and time again!
Cost- $10-$17
Available- Clinique counters, or sephora

Biolage Age Rejuvenating conditoner, I love it. It makes my hair so smooth and soft! If you wash your hair often, have color treated hair, or are hard on your hair, this is for you! I shampoo, rinse, then apply this to my hair, mid shaft to the ends, wait a few minutes, and rinse. Its amazing.

Ok guys! I do believe that is all! I'm headed to sleep. I'm very tired.
Goodnight y'all!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My accent tag!

Hey guys!! I just uploaded my accent tag. I had so much fun doing this! I love hearing other people's accent, and most people comment on mine. I don't think I have that much of an accent, but you don't think you do.. It's normal to you. Right?
Well, anyways, I'm headed to get ready for bed, but first here are all the questions. To hear me say all the words, watch this video:

What were the words?:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught
***My answers are in yellow***
What were the questions?:
1. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? T-P-ING (I CAN'T SPELL)

2. What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball? A ROLLEY POLLEY
3. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? COKE! EVERYTHING IS COKE!
4. What do you call gym shoes? TENNIS SHOES5. What do you say to address a group of people? HEY Y'ALL6. What do you call the kind of spider (or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? GRAND DADDY LONG LEGS 7. What do you call your grandparents? GRANNY MARY AND PAPAL DOUG 8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? A SHOPPING CART
9. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? .... WE DON'T HAVE A WORD FOR THAT? 10. What is the thing you change the TV channel with? A CLICKER!

Alright y'all. That's the tag. Off to dream land for me. I really do like this blogging thing! Tomorrow I'm filming my July favorites for the Seven ClassyBeauties collab! I'm SO excited! It's going to be cute.. I hope!
Night all!
Kaileen :)

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

AHH!! Kaileen's first blog post! Yes, I did refer to myself in third person. I do it sometimes. But, I just got my blogin' going?
Is blogin' a word? Who knows... If it's not, I made it one. That's right people who right Webster's dictionary, it's now a word.
I'm just at the Red Cross, done everything everyone has gave me to do, got my college stuff done. I'm being Speedy Gonzalez today! I got up at 6:30 AM! If you know me, you'll know I'm not a big morning person... Night are my thang baby!
Ok, after this I'm heading to Sephora (ahhhh I LOVE that place) and buying Chanel Chance.. I think, for my sister for her birthday, then to fossil for a wallet thing-a-ma-do-hickey.
Thennnnn to go order cupcakes, then to pick up corn!!

I REALLLLLY need to work on my video for Saturday for the SevenClassyBeauties collab.  I'm caught between idears right now... I need my mother's creativeness to help pick one. July favorites are this weeks topic. It shall be interesting I say.

I have two videos already recorded, one can go up now, one needs to be edited. I think I'm going to change my camera set up. The way the camera hits now, when I look down I have a double chin. I don't have one of those in real life... do I?

Welp, I'm going to hip-aty-hop off here and get ready to head out. Sephora is callin' my name!
Bye :)