{New Series} Macro Monday – Name It To Win It

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Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already know that my Cinco De Mayo manicure was a massive fail lol. I was keepin it real at Instagram with a pic of my very sloppy attempt. Horizontal stripes apparently are not my thing.

In addition to my Cinco De Mayo nails that I had hoped to deliver today, I also thought a new nail polish giveaway series would be exciting {after all, I am the queen of nail polish giveaways}! Depending on the response, I thought it would be fun to post a macro shot of a nail polish every Monday, along with a hint, and all you have to do is name it for a chance to win it.

Make sure you check back every Monday for a new macro and another chance to “Name It To Win It”!

How To Win

This giveaway will take place at Facebook. You can find your two hints here – like FabFatale at Facebook AND comment at “that Facebook post” with the correct answer for a chance to win.

You must like FabFatale at Facebook, be 13+ years of age to participate, international readers are welcome to enter. One winner with a correct response comment will be selected at random by 5pm EST tomorrow May 6th. Facebook is in no way affiliated with this giveaway.

Friday’s Fab Five – Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Guacamole Salsa Recipe Margarita Garland Mexican Cheese Dip Pinata Cookies

Friday’s Fab Five is my inspiration to try something new every weekend. 1 of these 5 will be mine before Monday comes around!

Do you all have plans for Cinco de Mayo? Plan on making anything, going anywhere, or doing anything?

7 For All Mankind – 40% Off At Gilt.com Today

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My favorite brand in denim, 7 For All Mankind, will be on sale up to 40% off, today only at Gilt.com.

Buyer’s Tip – In addition to saving 40% off my jeans at Gilt.com, by sharing my personal invite link with you {as I’m doing here}, I get referral credits to spend on those deeply discounted jeans. You can too! Sign up at Gilt for free, share your personal invite link at your Facebook page or with friends via email, earn credits, and get those jeans for almost nothing! Big sales + big credits = major savings on designer brands!

Some of my other favorite flash sale sites include ideeli, and now for your home, my latest addiction One Kings Lane. There are so many out there now, but those are my absolute “check everyday” favs!

Hillary Duff Look For Less

Hillary Duff Look For Less Crop Sweater

I asked {here and here} and you answered with all yays and no nays. YAY!!! lol. I miss my old blog thelooksforless.com and apparently so do a few of you that followed me to my new space here at FabFatale, so once a week-ish, I’ll be bringing you a few of my favorite celebrity looks for a whole lot less than what the celebs paid!

Since I’ll only be doing these looks for less on occasion, I figured I’m just going to stick to outfits I’d wear myself and this look by Hillary Duff is definitely something I’d wear. Her cut-out lattice cropped sweater and black jeans are so fun and edgy. I also love that it’s “everyday casual”, but doesn’t lack at all in style!

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Heart Tattoo On Natural Nails

loving this black heart tattoo nail art manicure

Happy Monday everyone {if there is such a thing}! I hope you all had a great weekend!

I scratched up my nails so badly last week with a metal cuticle pusher and now they are just shredding. Uggghhh. I thought I’d skip Manicure Mondays this week and just conceal my nails while they heal with a little bit of Julep’s Oxygen Nail Treatment. Time will tell if it makes my nails stronger and thicker, but until then, I LOVE the way it looks over my natural nails, mostly a sheer pink with a little bit of shine. Hopefully it will help mend the damage I’ve done to my nails, but for now, it makes my natural nails look really healthy.

For fun, I thought I’d add a little black heart tattoo on my ring finger using Bundle Monster’s plate BM03. I really like the simplicity of a little black heart over nude nails. I’m thinking about adding a heart to each nail and at a different place on each nail. I also thought it was fun that my nude and black nails coordinated with Julep’s Oxygen Nail Treatment bottle.

Classic Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu Recipe

Three weeks after we moved in, we had friends move in two doors down from us. We actually got to know them as we were building our homes, which was so fun! After they got settled in, I thought it would be fun to make them a housewarming basket filled with an Italian feast to make one night of cooking a little easier for them. I thought I’d complete the meal with an Italian dessert, so I made this entire tiramisu just to break one piece apart and fill a little fry pan to go in the basket.

Classic Tiramisu

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 Servings

Classic Tiramisu

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • 1/3 cup coffee flavored liqueur (I used Kahlua)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.
  2. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.
  3. Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl. Brush with coffee liqueur. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  4. To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.
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I made a double boiler by placing a glass mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the water is shallow enough so that it does not touch the bottom of the glass dish. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined.

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In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.

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Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl {you can also use a trifle dish or a springform pan}. Brush with coffee liqueur {I used Kahlua instead}. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers.

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Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls {I clearly need to work on my chocolate curls :/}.

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Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

classic tiramisu recipe via allrecipes.com