Glossier. Over the weekend I stopped by the Glossier Showroom in NYC & picked up two of their lip colors: Jam & Crush. The store is as simply elegant as the rest of their campaign. I love these lipsticks because the color adapts to your own pigment, so each color looks different on every person. It has a creamier feel to it but appears matte after application. The lipstick itself appears more natural than a lot of other lipsticks I own, which is great when going for a less “done-up” look. I also cannot wait to try their other products!
This week, for the first time, I dropped into Pink Soda, a great new blowout bar & full beauty salon in Stamford. I got their signature blowout which took only 45 minutes & lasted the whole weekend! Highly recommend.
It’s no secret I love a good sweet treat. I contacted Hayleycakes and Cookies for these incredible Beyonce themed bachelorette cookies. Just following their Instagram makes me want to become a baker- though I could never even fathom having that much icing talent. Spoiler alert: the cookies taste even better than they look.
Sometimes a girl just needs to indulge. The perfect way to do that without killing your bank account? A chocolate chip cookie. I was in the mood to bake and wanted to try something new. Instead of making large cookies, I decided to try a new recipe and make the cookies much smaller; two bites worth. This new recipe includes a tiny bit of cream cheese and wow, it makes a great difference!
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
semi-sweet chocolate chips (for me, I prefer to add less than normal because I don’t prefer my cookies too chocolatey)
- Combine the butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg, vanilla, and mix either with a standalone mixer or handheld.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and mix.
- Fold in chocolate chips by hand.
- Roll dough into small balls and lightly flatten with your hands then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Do not bake right away, the dough will not set correctly.
- Preheat oven to 350F and bake on a nonstick cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack.