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. ;)

 


Comments

  1. says

    So funny you post about this mascara kit, since just a few days back I was at the brim of buying it online! I’ll wait until your reviews to see which one is best!
    Those Red Velvet Treats look divine!!!

  2. says

    Oh yum! Love this spin on the rice krispie treat!

    I love Sephora and their mascaras! I recommend Benefit Bad Gal Lash or Dior Show mascara… but those are for like, ultra lash glam! ;) Save it for special occasions!

  3. says

    What a gorgeous color! (I meant the cookie). Never really liked rice krispies but this … I can do. Looks delicious. I’m imagining the lovely combination of cake and crunch, yum!
    I’m a jeans and t-shirt person myself, owned 3 pairs of high heels for the whole of my existence, in the hope that one day I might learn to walk in them … never did … now totally happy in flatties. Girly, I’ll never be.

  4. says

    If three bristly balls and NOT Priscilla Queen of the Dessert popped out of my fairy drops mascara, I might be tempted to take it back. Shame.

    These krispie treats are fantastic. So holiday. So chic chic and dare I say, girlie!? Love.

  5. says

    Omg, this is brilliant! I neeeeed to make them but I know I would eat the entire batch!

    I’m excited to hear the rest of your reviews. I’m have a serious mascara addiction but I rarely stray from my beloved L’Oreal Voluminous. I need to branch out.

  6. says

    If a drag queen popped out I would go buy it now. [sigh] I’m relieved I am not the only one that buys beautiful high heels but never wears skirts. :)

    I swear by Dior Iconic mascara. I have zero eyelashes if you look without a magnifying glass and it always seems to go on smooth without clumping or rubbing off.

    Urban Decay Big Fat Lash or whatever disappointed me. I’ll save it for Sunday’s and smear it under my eyes for football effect.

    As I said on Facebook your treats are so beautiful. I’m gonna steal that little treat stand…I just love it!

  7. says

    I love reading about your “girly” pursuits. You are a riot. Perhaps you could start a new niche, recipes with beauty product reviews? I love it! …along with your giggles. You are too funny ;)

  8. says

    I am so with you. I am definitely not a girly girl. It’s been about 2 years since I updated my make up collection. I’m looking forward to what you like, seeing as I am in need of suggestions too lol. The red velvet rice crispy treats were a great idea! I love the dark red color.

  9. says

    You and I are twins….except I don’t buy the shoes! It was worth the mascara for the terrific review! I chuckled through the whole thing!

  10. says

    I love the idea of making rice krispy treat into a red velvet treat, just beautiful! I am so not a girlie girl either, my husband is totally okay with that, LOL:-) Hugs, Terra

  11. says

    I would have wanted that magical mascara, but knowing my makeup fascination lasts only as long as how many minutes it takes for water to boil, I am sure it will be a total waste for me. I have a few pieces that work real fine, so I am ok with that. What I have been looking for is a great green-colored eyeshadow (not the gliterry type) that somebody suggested I use to cover my huge eyebags…
    Meantime, I’ll just start working on trying out your red krispie treats that look really great! Yum! Thanks for sharing…I love reading your stories, keep posting!

  12. says

    Dior Show is definitely my favorite mascara!
    These rice krispies look amazing. I made rice krispies w/ PB and PB M&Ms the other day and they were devoured. So good! I bet these are even better…yum!

  13. Alicia says

    My hubby came home today from the comic book store and said that I had to check out your blog and “like” it on Facebook. Comics are not my cup of tea but I agreed. Yeah, totally not a comic book related blog. More like, “OMG I’m going to gain soooo much weight” blog! Loving the look of these treats and can’t wait to make them!

  14. Kaitlin says

    So I made these for a potluck yesterday, and the first person to take a bite immediately exclaimed “NO ONE eat the dessert! It’s DISGUSTING!” and proceeded to greedily consume the rest of her bar. I suggested that I should just take the rest home to spare the rest of the guests and she said “NOOOOO!”
    In fact I had to make another batch today. I think you get some kudos here. :)

  15. says

    This recipe was fabulous! I needed a few additional gourmet style rice krispies treats for a tv segment I did yesterday and gave yours a try! This is my new go-to red velvet krispies treat recipe!

  16. 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!

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