Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts

I have really been struggling to find healthy festive pumpkin spice treats! Don't get me wrong... I have been indulging in the pumpkin breads, scones, and beer but it's all about balance and I need to tone it down a bit. More to come on the other indulgences though!

Finding healthy pumpkin treats at the market is nearly impossible so I decided to make my own. These Pumpkin Spiced Mixed Nuts are so satisfying you wont even notice that that they are healthy. This snack has no sugar! Which was important to me at the beginning of this month while I was doing Whole30. No fear... these are 100% Whole30 approved.

These also make the cutest gift. I love putting these in a mason jar with a little bow and gifting them to a friend or co-worker. These would make a great addition to a fall themed gift basket with tea and a cute white pumpkin!

Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts-

1/4 Cup of your favorite nut mixture (I used almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and pistachios)
1 tablespoon avocado oil
A few dashes of pumpkin pie spice

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Put nuts in a bowl and toss with avocado oil. Toss again with pumpkin pie spice. Make sure that all of the nuts are coated with spices. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with coconut oil spray. Bake for 20 minutes flipping 1/2 way through. Place on a cooling rack covered in paper towels. Let cool for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Xo, Prosecco and Projects

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Three Sneaky Mascara Tips

Mascara is the number one most important step when it comes to your makeup routine. If I do nothing else I always wear mascara... oh, and sunscreen but that's for another post! Mascara really opens up your eyes and makes you look awake! Without it I feel naked!

Since my obsession runs so deep I thought that I would share some of my sneaky mascara tips with you to get the full effect!

Tip #1- Apply powder to your lashes before your mascara. This really thickens your lashes and helps the mascara stick. All I do is apply a bit of my setting powder before my mascara. I literally just brush it on to my lashes! Here is my favorite setting powder at the moment! I'm obsessed- Luxury Banana Powder from Makeup Revolution- $8.00

Tip #2- Run your mascara under hot water before applying it! Sometimes mascara wont apply evenly or it will get clumpy. If you run it under hot water it kind of loosens everything up and goes on perfectly! Trust me... you have to try it!

Tip #3- Layer your regular mascara with waterproof mascara. I always apply a waterproof mascara over the top of my regular. I wear a lot of moisturizer/oils on my skin and this keeps my mascara from rubbing off  under my eyes or on my eye lids. My lashes are naturally pretty long so when I add mascara to them they tend to touch my skin. This is troublesome especially underneath my eyes. I don't want it rubbing off and making it look like I have under eye circles! This tip really helps with that!

I have tried every mascara under the sun and my favorite is Lash Paradise from L'Oreal and it is $8.99. I get it at Walgreen's, Target, Amazon... you name it!

Now go try these tips and let me know what you think!

xx, Prosecco and Projects
Friday, September 1, 2017

Five Pairs of Must Have Fall Shoes

There are sooooo many things that excite me about fall! And no they don't all revolve around pumpkin. However most do! Yeah yeah.. basic I know. Who cares! It's just so easy. Get over it!

One thing that makes me so happy about the transition from Summer to Fall sans pumpkin is the shoes! I mean is there anything better than a cute pair of booties? Nope! Here is a round up of five of my favorites right now!

My number one pick is obviously these gold Orwell Botties from Matisse Footwear because... hello! Gold booties, need I say more?

Next I am happy to introduce you to these Steve Madden Block Heel Booties. These will be my everyday go to. So easy to pair with ANYTHING!

10000000000000% obsessed with these Jeffrey Campbell Capricorn Over The Knee Boots! Sign me up in a little black dress and a denim jacket! That open toe is to die for!

These Nike x A.L.C. Classic Cortez's are the perfect weekend shoe! They pair perfectly with brunch! :)

This post wouldn't be complete with out a classic black bootie and Seychelles does it right with their Tourmaline Bootie. You are welcome!

Go buy one of each, grab a PSL (jk! Or not!) and enjoy the new season! 

xx, Prosecco and Projects