Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Shadow

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, Too Cool

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, Too Cool

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, Too Cool

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Bad to the Bronze

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Tough as Taupe

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Bold Gold

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Too Cool

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow Swatches

Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, Too Cool

ADDICTED!!! I am so in love with Maybelline’s Color Tattoo 24 hour creme eyeshadow. I have never been good at applying eyeshadow with a brush. My shadow always turns out muddy or spotty even with best brushes, the most blendable shadows, and countless YouTube tutorials I’ve watched.

I’ve finally found my eyeshadow fix… Maybelline’s Color Tattoo. I bought these myself and am not affiliated with Maybelline in any way, I’m just that passionate about these creme shadows. They are highly pigmented, very blendable, and so easy to apply. Since this is a long wearing shadow, I really only cared about their everyday colors that I want to last long such as Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, and Too Cool. I think the only colors I didn’t pick up were a super bright blue, green, orange, and purple. I feel like these shades are best for a night out, but I don’t need my night out eyeshadow to last as long, so I probably would pick up shadows that are less expensive.

I wore the Color Tattoo Tough as Taupe vs. my powder taupe today and the color was much more smooth, vibrant, and looked perfect all day. I applied a bit to my finger, smudged it starting at my outer corner, and blended it inward on the outer 1/3 of my eye. It made an instant everyday wearable smokey eye. I filled the rest in with a light champagne shimmer shadow and a little Too Cool on the inner corner of my eyes.

All of the colors I picked up were very pigmented except for Too Cool, which is fine since I’d probably only wear a spot of it in my inner corners. The packaging was amazing – heavy glass containers, very comparable to Mac Paint Pots. The price however was much better than Mac Paint Pots at $6.50 each AND, I got them buy one get one half off at CVS. The only con is I wish they had more colors to choose from. The colors I picked up were great for outer corners, with the exception of Too Cool which is great for inner corners, but I’d like more colors for in between.

Have any of you tried Maybelline Color Tattoo creme eyeshadows? If so, what did you think.

Manicure Mondays – My Favorite Nail Art From TLFL

I started Manicure Mondays at my other blog, TheLooksForLess.com, but I’d like for that blog to be all things budget + fashion only, and for FabFatale.com to showcase all of my other loves including beauty {manicures}, diy projects, home decor, and recipes.

Before I completely remove Manicure Mondays from TLFL, I thought I’d save my favorite manicures by moving them to this blog. If you are new to me here at Fab Fatale, then a lot of these manis may be new to you, so I thought I’d showcase my favs in a gallery with links to each for detail pics and how-to info. I love how you can tell which season it is with each mani! Most are nail art, but some are just my favorite colors. Enjoy!

Are any of these manis new to you? Which manicures are your favs?

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

These over-stuffed peppers, courtesy of my amazing husband, were so good! He makes an amazing gumbo and baked ziti, but his Italian stuffed peppers are by far my favorite! It’s a recipe he’s modified and perfected over the years. That pic looks so good, I can almost taste it!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

4 green bell peppers, halved
1 cup rice
1 pound Italian sausage
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion, diced
14 ounce can diced tomatoes
8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Parmesan cheese (divided)
1 cup mozzarella (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil peppers for 4 minutes. Remove from water and set aside on paper towel to dry. Use this water to boil your rice, 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the Italian sausage and ground beef with Worcestershire sauce. Add in diced onion and saute until onion turns translucent. Mix in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and season with basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes. Stir in rice and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (or mozzarella – optional).

Place peppers open side up in a medium glass baking dish. Add mixture to each of the peppers and top with remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes, and then serve.

Manicure Mondays – Zoya Indigo

Zoya Indigo Dark Blue Metallic Shimmer Nail Polish Manicure

Happy Monday everyone, if there is such a thing! I hope you all had a great weekend. It was so rainy here in Florida, so I didn’t do much but relax and catch up on my reality TV ;).

If you’ve followed my Manicure Mondays for a while now, then you probably already know that I am ADDICTED to blue nail polish. I don’t think I’ve ever passed a blue polish at ULTA that I didn’t toss in my cart.

Indigo by Zoya is one of my favorites right now because it’s so different. This dark blue metallic nail polish looks like a 1980’s car paint job with it’s flecks of silver, yellow, green, red, and purple that shimmer as the light hits it in different spots. I get the ice cream paint job song stuck in my head when I wear it lol. “rolling like a big shot, Chevy tuned up like a NASCAR pit stop”. I LOVE it!

So what do you all think about Zoya Indigo? Is this a nail polish you would try?

Homemade Waffles

Basic Traditional Homemade Waffles Recipe

We got a waffle maker and my husband’s mom shared the best waffle recipe with us using ingredients we always have on hand. It’s so fun to crank up the waffle maker on a weekend morning and start mixing up the batter. This recipe makes four gigantic waffles and they are so good! This will definitely be in regular rotation for weekend breakfast at our house.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 eggs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cup milk

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs and melted butter until mixed well. Pour egg and butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in milk. Batter will be lumpy.

Spray waffle griddle with a non-stick cooking spray. Fill batter cup to fill line (this came with our Technique round rotating non-stick waffle maker) and pour evenly on waffle maker. On our waffle maker, we used level 5 for cooking heat, closed the lid, rotated the waffle immediately, and the waffle maker beeps when the waffle is ready.

The waffles were perfect. They came out to a beautiful golden brown! So good!

source: Betsey – my husband’s mom

Friday’s Fab Five – Weekly Inspiration Board

Pink Lipstick Summer Tablescape DIY Paint Glass Vases DIY Tee Cardigan Pizza Recipe

What’s not to love about an inspiration board that includes pizza and pink lipstick all in one post!?!?. Check out the things I can’t wait to buy, try, and DIY this week.

  • I’m going to get the nerve to try a bright pink lipstick soon. I’m not the one that has to look at it all day, so I’m not sure why I’m so intimidated lol. Any suggestions on the perfect pink shade?
  • I had so much fun with my winter tablescape, that I’m ready to put another one together for spring/summer. I’m loving the peach, yellow, and mirrored glass in this tablescape.
  • A couple of my favorite tees are starting to get a little “snug” in the midsection, but I don’t want to toss them! I’d love to try Trina’s long sleeve tee to cardigan DIY to save my favorite grey and white striped tee.
  • I’m in love with this painted glass diy tutorial. The paint actually goes on the inside of the vases and is swirled around, so you get a super shiny and dimensional effect with the clear layer untouched on top. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to add the colors of your choice to any room.
  • One of my favorite things to make at home is pizza! I’ve never made a margherita pizza {one of my favs}, so I may have to give this this recipe a try.

It’s Friday, so I may have to go for the pizza tonight with a big ‘ol icey glass of Coke. My man is in town this weekend, so maybe we’ll make it a date night with a movie! What were your must-haves this week? Did you try anything new? I’m always up for new ideas!

Manicure Mondays – Set In Stones

Chanel Quartz Gray Nail Polish Essie Set In Stones Silver Sequin Glitter

Winter is finally in full effect here in Florida. I thought {hoped} that it may pass us up altogether, but our 24 degree mornings are evidence that it did not. The second my Twitter bud, @bunniexoxo tweeted this pic from Instagram, I reached out to see if she’d be interested in sharing it for a Manicure Mondays post. I thought this mani was perfect for adding a little sparkle to the gray days we’ve been having here!

Bunnie layered Essie’s Set In Stones over Chanel’s Quartz, a beautiful grayish champagne nail polish, and the monochromatic sparkly combo is gorgeous! So what do you think of this manicure? Is this something you would try?

Check out my review of the entire Essie LuxeEffects line of topcoats, including Essie Set in Stones used in this mani.