BeautyLuLu*s + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner!

LuLu*s + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner

We’re excited to announce that Instagrammer @emlisz is the winner of the deluxe Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit from Sigma Beauty! A makeup maven like you is sure to put this amazing set to good use! Congratulations, gorgeous!

We want to thank each and every person that entered; we loved reading all of your entries! Be sure to check back soon for more amazing contests and other chances to #WIN! XOXO

DIYBacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe

Show up at Friendsgiving this year with a plate of these bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese (A.K.A. bites of heaven) and everyone will ask you when you found the time to go culinary school! Creamy goat cheese and savory bacon mixed with sweet, sugary dates makes for a complex and exquisite flavor that will rival any five-star restaurant! With three simple ingredients and thirty minutes, you’ll have a deluxe and delicious appetizer that will have absolutely everyone impressed!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

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Ingredients:

-1 16 oz. package of dried Medjool Dates (can be found in the produce section of Trader Joe’s)

-1 12 oz. package of bacon, slices cut in half widthwise

-1 4 oz. package of Goat Cheese (Pecorino, Asiago, Manchego, Feta, or Bleu Cheese will work too)

-Toothpicks

-Paprika

-Brown Sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Using a small knife slice a slit in the dates lengthwise and remove pits.

3. Fill each date with about a 1/2 teaspoon of cheese, depending on its size.

4. Wrap dates with your half slices of bacon, securing the overlapping ends of bacon together with a toothpick.

5. Arrange dates on rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika.

6. Bake the dates for about 7-8 minutes or until browned on the bottom and turn (now’s the time to add the brown sugar). Cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and a little crispy, and the cheese is slightly browned.

7. Let these cool for several minutes and then enjoy!

Ingredients

P.S. For a vegan/vegetarian version, you can use soy bacon and replace the cheese with almonds!

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These babies go fast, so we recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe if you’re serving for a large crowd! Drooling yet?

 

CelebrityIt Girl: Jennifer Lawrence

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You may as well call this  beauty our WCE, because she is our woman crush all day, everyday. Jennifer Lawrence has not stopped taking Hollywood by storm since she was nominated for her first Oscar in 2010 at age 20, going on to win her next nomination for Best Actress in 2012. Miss Lawrence is BFF’s with Bradley Cooper and her handsome Hunger Games co-stars, she is an advocate for pizza, and her red carpet style has landed her on every one of our best-dressed lists. I mean, HELLO, she is leading the revolution. Okay so maybe that’s only in the fictional land of Panem, but it may as well be real, ya know? Bottom line: Jennifer Lawrence is THE It Girl and we love her!

CelebritySteal Her Style: Kendall Jenner

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Model (and total babe) Kendall Jenner is having a serious It Girl moment right and we just can’t help but constantly crush on her impeccably chic style!  She was spotted taking a sunny afternoon stroll with sister Kylie Jenner in a dreamy Boho-meets-street-style outfit that we’re just dying to duplicate! A backless crocheted maxi dress is the flowing focal piece of this outfit, complemented by a pair of black ankle booties, and a Celine-style black winged handbag (which reminds us of our Wing-Woman Black Handbag). A gold layered necklace adds a touch of shine and perfectly tops off this dreamy ensemble! Dying to make this look your own? Take a peek at our picks below!

 

 

FashionMust-Have Outerwear Round-Up!

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What better way to fight the chill this winter than with a fabulous jacket or coat?! Perfect for layering over your favorite cold-weather ensemble, an outerwear staple is all it takes to amp up the chic factor. With our tantalizing selection of cool vegan leather, bomber jackets, classic prints, and wrap coats, you can count on staying cozy in style!