2 years already?

I can’t believe it. I have now owned and operated this blog for 2 years — although I’ve been lacking in posts lately. Believe it or not, I actually have quite a few product reviews that I need to type up for you guys. I’ve just been extremely busy recently. I’m having a hard time catching my breath! I received some amazing news yesterday as well 🙂 I’m hoping to post some updates this weekend, in-between studying for a midterm.

A few posts back I mentioned making a Facebook page for Makeup n’ Munchies. If you haven’t checked it out yet, do so now and be sure to follow me! Please and thank you 🙂

 

//Karissa<3

Continue Reading

Paris by Thirty-One.

Paris1

A few months ago I was introduced to Thirty-One. I’m not a consultant, but I have a friend who is one. She invited me to a few online parties and I started learning about their products. I immediately fell in-love.

I have an obsession. Purses. 5 years ago my husband bought me my first Coach purse, but only because I agreed to donate my entire purse collection. This was a very difficult thing for me because I loved each and every one very much. After 5 years with my beautiful Coach purse, I finally caved and bought myself a Thirty-One purse. That poor purse has been through a lot — I’ve had people spill beer on it on a few occasions, it’s been to the Bahamas and Curacao, etc.

I wasn’t sure what to think when I first made my Thirty-One purchase. It’s very different from making a normal purchase online. I’m very happy with my purchase/products, but there are some cons I think others who haven’t purchased from a Thirty-One consultant before should know.

Con #1 — You don’t receive a confirmation upon placing your order.
Con #2 — Your order/card isn’t processed until a party is closed out. You will see a 0.01 cent charge as a hold on your account until it’s fully processed.
Con #3 — Once the party closes, you don’t receive confirmation your order is processed. You’ll only know if you check your bank account on a daily basis.
Con #4 — Once your account is charged, you don’t receive shipping info. I had to ask my friend and she provided me with the information.

Continue Reading

Brownie truffles.

Brownie10

 

Taking a quick break from studying so I can finally get this post up. For Valentine’s Day, I made brownie truffles for my two Valentine’s. They were absolutely delicious, so I’ve decided to share this with you.

Normally, I would make everything from scratch. I got lazy for these brownie truffles and used boxed brownie mix. Sometimes it’s nice to be lazy.

Continue Reading

Giveaway update.

If you didn’t see my last post on my giveaway, here’s your chance now. This is my first time conducting a giveaway and I have to admit, it hasn’t gone smooth.

There are a few ways to enter: (1) Check out the new Makeup n’ Munchies Facebook page. There’s a few different ways to enter via Facebook. (2) Comment on THIS post, answering this question: What is your favorite spring color? — also, if you’re not already subscribed to my blog, please do so now! 🙂

IMG_0642

 

The giveaway ends in 3 days, so hurry and get your entries in while you still can!

1 lucky winner will receive 1 SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish in Cream Pink, 1 imPRESS press-on manicure, and 1 NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Air Kiss.

A winner will be chosen by random once the giveaway closes out. I will notify the winner as soon as one is chosen. The winner will have 24-hours to contact me so I can get your prizes mailed off.

Good luck, everyone! <3

Make sure to let all of your friends know 🙂

 

P.S. I’ve been working on a blog post, but I haven’t been able to get it up just yet. My daughter has an ear infection AGAIN. . . and I’m having to monitor her to make sure she doesn’t have the flu. All of the children and instructors in her class at day care have been passing it around to each other :/ This is also a busy week for me at school, but I’m hoping to have a new post up this weekend!

 

//Karissa <3

Continue Reading

Giveaway!!!

GIVEAWAY time!

As a thank you to my subscribers, I got together 3 of my favorite products to giveaway to 1 lucky winner 🙂

IMG_0642

 

The winner will receive 1 SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish in Cream Pink, 1 imPRESS press-on manicure, and 1 NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Air Kiss (shown above). Each product is in a gorgeous shade of pink, getting you ready for Spring!

Rules: The giveaway starts today and will run until February 22, 2015 at 12am central time. There are 4 ways for you to enter. Each task is worth a different point value. You do not need to complete each task to win. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you receive for the giveaway. In order to participate you must first visit the new Makeup n’ Munchies Facebook page. While you’re there, like the page 🙂 Then visit the “giveaway” tab to enter. 1 lucky winner will be chosen at random. I will contact the winner once the giveaway closes. The winner will have 24-hours to contact me with their shipping info. If the winner fails to contact me in 24-hours, I will pass the prizes to another entrant.

Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to tell your friends! 🙂

 

 

//Karissa <3

Continue Reading

NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Air Kiss.

10868154_10205816914639810_1673892225377340051_n

 

I was so in-love with the NYC Expert Last Lip Color that I received from Influenster to test and review that I went and picked up a new shade to try. This is Air Kiss. Isn’t it gorgeous? This is my favorite lipstick of the moment!

I love it so much, I picked up a second one to share with one of my lucky followers. Keep an eye out this weekend. I’m going to try to post my giveaway 🙂

This isn’t the only gift you’ll receive either. I put a couple of my favorite products together that I think are perfect for this coming spring and summer! I can’t wait to share them with you.

If you haven’t already checked out my previous review on this wonderful product, click here!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous day!

 

 

Enjoy!
// Karissa <3

Continue Reading

Bagel love.

I am completely obsessed with making homemade bagels. I have been experimenting with a basic boiled bagel recipe I found on Pinterest and I have been having so much fun adding my own touches and making it my own. So far I have attempted plain bagels, cheddar jalapeno bagels, and onion bagels.

CheddarJ1

 

I think I am almost ready to start sharing a few of my bagel recipes with you all. How fabulous do these cheddar jalapeno bagels look? I made these especially for my husband and they turned out amazing! Soft and chewy with the perfect blend of jalapenos and cheddar on top.

Continue Reading

e.l.f. studio Eyebrow Kit Review.

While on one of my many trips to Ulta, I decided to have one of the Benefit girls wax my brows for me. It was my birthday at the time and for those of you that don’t already know this, Ulta will wax your brows complimentary on your birthday. Who can say no to a free brow wax? Not only did the girl do a nice job, I loved the product she used to fill in my brows after. I ended up leaving with a $30 Benefit eyebrow kit that looked amazing when she applied it on me in store and horrible when I applied it at home. I used the kit a handful of times before I finally threw it aside because it was making me look like Bozo the Clown.

If I didn’t have a funky right eyebrow, I wouldn’t even bother filling in my brows. Since trying the Benefit kit, I’ve tried different eyebrow pencils as well as eyeshadows — I didn’t fall in-love with any of them.

A few months ago I had a couple of my friends recommend I try the e.l.f. studio Eyebrow Kit. The kit only costs $3. How could I say no?

Elf1

 

I’m going to go ahead and apologize now for all of the different tag on my photos. I bought this kit before I changed up my blog, Instagram, and Twitter.

Continue Reading