Red Velvet Krispy Treats and a Sephora Mascara Review

To say I’m not girley is… putting things lightly. I have previously discussed on here my attempts to be more feminine, such as the time I decided to wear more skirts, which lasted about a week. I’ve always been more grounded in blue jeans, more comfortable in a T-shirt, and more cozy in a hoodie than I’ll ever be in one of the 9000 pairs of high heels I own. Nothing stops me from buying more shoes though.

 I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, figuring why not just start now, so with that in mind I went and did a liiittle damage at one of our favorite beauty supply stores,  Sephora. I started by purchasing this Smashbox under eye potion that Jessica from How Sweet It Is recommended (as I have little to no basis of what to buy suggestions are always welcome). And I deviated a bit. As I was running low my own mascara I figured it was time to try out a few new ones so I purchased one other little kits that included 10 mascaras and cleaning solution and I’m going to be sharing the results of each one with you as I try them out. Keep in mind I knew nothing about makeup. You were warned.

My first choice was the elaborately decorated Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara. Now, anyone who knows me, knows I questioned what I was getting into with a title like Fairy Drops. Did an naive blonde from Louisiana pop out when I opened the tube or would I be greeted with a divalicious drag queen? Fairy drops… Alright, lets see if they work any magic.
The applicator came out with a pop pop pop as it was not your normal wand but rather three balls with bristles (wow, I can’t not giggle at that one). The overall finished look was a little clumpy,  and I was a bit underwhelmed that a little winged friend did not pop out tossing glitter into the air, but overall OK mascara.

Danielle told me that the red velvet flavor was a little mild with the recipe she posted, so I changed the krispies to the coco kind and bumped up the  in a try to get more of a red velvet flavor. Now as to the quality of recipe? I didn’t get a chance. I was told these were the best rice krispies ever, sadly there were none left for me to taste test myself.
Guess I’ll just have to make another batch. 😉


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  1. Becky says

    I feel like a dummy asking, but I just want to make sure I do this right. :) 3 tablespoons of butter are listed in the ingredients, but I don’t see where those are used in the recipe. I see that the pan needs to be greased, but I’m thinking 3T of butter is more than you need for that, so I wondered if a step had been missed in the directions. Thanks!

    • Becky says

      Oooooh never mind, I just clicked through to the original recipe and found it. Hooray! Can’t wait to try these!

      • Kita says

        Im sorry for not getting back to you sooner. We were out today for the holiday and I didn’t have access to a computer. I hope you enjoyed these! Thanks!

  2. Nada says

    These look amazing! My sister is in love with anything red velvet (and honestly so am I)…I’m planning ahead for her birthday so these would be amazing but I had two questions: 1) can I use regular rice krispies and add cocoa powder for extra taste? and 2) what would you do with the remaining cake batter?

    • Kita says

      Hi Nada, I would give it a go. It’s krispie treats, so even not so great experiments are still yummy treats! I have used the remaining cake batter in various things like milkshakes and what not. But I don’t keep it long. I buy it on the cheap while it’s on sale then don’t feel bad if I don’t end up using all of it.


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