Saturday, December 24, 2011

Blogmas Day 24!

Hey guys! Before I start of I would like to apolagize for not being able to do so many of the blogmas days. Unfourtunetly I had some personal issues as well a hard time getting my computer to work this week. I am however really excited for today's blogmas because it was written by Kayla, a wonderful beauty blogger!

She has some yummy No-Bake holiday treats to share with all of you! Be sure to head over to her blog a check it out, she has some great post so be sure to follow :) CLICK HERE!

Hey Everyone!

So, today I am doing a post on no bake treats! These treats are great for the holidays and are simple to make. Plus you can put them into a cute tin or mug and add a bit of ribbon and it makes the perfect holiday gift! :) So, I am going to explain how to make peppermint bark and chocolate cookie squares.

*Both of these recipes are from*

Peppermint Bark

This is a VERY yummy Christmas treat :) It is basically white chocolate and peppermint, what's a better combination than that?? (Well...maybe peanut butter and jelly is, but you get my point, haha).

What you are going to need:

3 packages of Bakers White Chocolate

1 Cup of crushed candy canes

(to crush the candy canes you can either put them in a blender or hit them with a spoon)

How to make it:

Microwave the chocolate for 4 minutes, or until it is completely melted.

Then poor the chocolate on waxed paper-covered baking sheet and sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top. Then put it in the fridge for around one hour or until hard.

Break it into pieces and eat! :)

Chocolate Cookie Squares

This is my favourite recipe out of the two. My family makes this a lot and on Christmas eve we always eat it <3 It is also pretty easy like the one above.

What you are going to need:

1 package of bakers chocolate (semi-sweet)

1/2 cup of butter

8 cookies, the reicpe recommends Dad's oatmeal cookies or Oreo, but I think any kind of cookie would be good :)

1/4 cup chopped nuts

How to make it:

Cut the chocolate and put it in a microwaveable bowl with the butter. Microwave for 2 minutes or until it is melted. Stir.

Break the cookies and add to the chocolate mix with the nuts. Mix it together.

Put the mix into a foil-lined square pan. Then put it into the fridge for 1 hour or until firm. Cut it into squares.

You want to keep this in the fridge though, that way it won't melt :)

They are so yummy, right? But overall, I think this would be a great treat for a party or hanging with friends (or those late night cravings!).

Hope you enjoyed this post! :)

Happy Holidays! And for those of you who celebrate Christmas have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blogmas Day 11 : All I want for christmas is your VOTE...

Hey there everyone!

So as you all probably know by now my blog was nominated for the 2011 Beauty Blog Awards! It would be such an honor for my blog to take this award, not to mention a complete blessing because the winner of the award will recieve a package of beauty items to experiment with, review, use for giveaways, and just enjoy :) And all this in time for christmas...could a girl really ask for more? Click here to read a more detailed post of how much it would mean to me to win this amazing award!

The voting actually closes tomorrow December 12th! So it would be awsome if you guys could head on over to the Handmade Reviews site and vote for this blog!


My blog is third to last on the list, all you have to do is click on it and hit vote! And that's it, really simple right? Yet extremly meaningful for me :)

A great thing about this whole voting process is that if you are interested you can enter your name and email address when you vote and you will be entered to win one of three beauty prizes! So by voting we could both win something <3


Thank you guys so much! And also a huge thank you because there are now 330 of you reading what I write....beyond amazing :) Thank you for all your support!

2011 Beauty Blog Awards

Happy Holidays

As always XOXO,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blogmas Day 9: Festive Nails!

I decided to go holiday festive with my nails! I painted them red and added some fun little holly decals on them.

* Please ignore the polish on my skin around my nails, I took the pic before I had cleaned up around the borders!

Happy Holidays everyone :)


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blogmas Day 7&8 : Cute Gift Wrapping!

For me half the fun of giving and getting presents is the gift wrapping! I absolutly love to get creative when I'm wrapping my presents and I also love when I get a present that is wrapped beautifully, I was browsing through the web I found found some adorable ideas for gift wrapping and I thought I would share :)


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Wishlist!

For this Blogmas I wanted to share my Christmas Wishlist, these are all beauty related. I am in no way saying I will be getting all of these products, actually I’m not getting any of these products because they don’t ship internationally :/ But I still thought it would be fun to make a list of all the things I would get if I could!

Benefit legally bronze kit:

Mascara, highlighter, High Beam and the oh so famous Hoola Bronzer…could you really ask for more? Plus everthing is full sized! This is one of my top gifts, in love with it! Oh and did you see that cute bag it all comes in?

Benefit Project Flawless kit:

Inside this adorable box comes lipgloss, highlighter, mascara and best of all…Bella Bamba Blush! I have always wanted to try it and inside this great kit it’s really a great deal!

Stila Lipglaze set:

12 different shades of stila lip glazes!How amazing is that? I love all the different colors that come in this cute set.

Buxom Mix&Mingle:

I have Heard nothing but amazing things about Buxom lip products and this kit has plenty of shades to try out!

Laura Mercier Oil-free flawless face kit:

This seems to have everything an oily skin girl could need!

Tarte Lipsurgence Set:

I have been wanting to try this mix of lipstick, lipgloss and lip stain! It seems like such as cool product, and this is is really an amazing value compared to the normal price of just one of these.

GHD Flat Iron:

My hair is in desperate need of a new flat iron, my Chi is way too old.

So that’s my Christmas Wishlist, What’s your’s? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Blogmas Day 1,2,3,4,5!!

Hey everyone!

I adore the holidays! Christmas time is my favorite time of year! I thought there couldn't be a better way of celebrating it then with all of you!

Soooo....I have decided to to BLOGMAS!

I know I started a bit late so please forgive me, but from now on and until Christmas day I will be posting a holiday realated post everyday!

Ok so for today's post I will actually be giving you guys something! I will be giving 3 opportunities to be on this blog. I am looking for 3 bloggers who would like to do a guest post on Vanilla Pop.

The post will have to be holiday related to go along with the whole Blogmas theme.

If you are interested please send me your post to

I will pick the top 3 posts and they will be published here! You have until this Friday to get your post sent to me! Can't wait to read them :)

Happy Holidays


Milk of Magnesia: Does it really help with oily skin?

I am a total sucker for any DIY or all natural remedies so I had really high hopes when I decided to try milk of magnesia for my oily skin. I had read that is was a wonderful and cheap way to deal with excess oil. I tried it out for about a month, maybe a bit more, and these are my results:

When you first apply it you immediately feel it’s drying effect. My skin felt quite tight, when applying you must be very careful because a white film will most likely form around the edges so you want to make sure you get rid of that, all you have to do is rub it a bit and it comes off.

While it is quite mattifying when first applied it really didn’t have any long lasting effects for me. I still got oily as if I had applied nothing at all. I was pretty disappointed because I had very high hopes for this! I had heard it was wonderful for so many people! I really don’t know if it’s just me but milk of magnesia was not the cure for my oily T-zone, the search for my solution continues!


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