Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Blog!

Hey guys! Recently decided to switch my blog over to Wordpress! I'll still be posting the same content, but even more! Go ahead and head over there to keep up with new posts!

https://beautyandbananasblog.wordpress.com

Thanks for the support!
xoxo,
Steph

Friday, May 20, 2016

Our Savannah Trip!


Hey y'all! Last week Hayden and I took a road trip to Savannah, Georgia for the European Experience car show! It was so much fun, and I loved the city. Here's the vlog and extra pictures of the trip below! ;)


Thanks for watching!
Xoxo,
Steph



































Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Healthy Recipe | Salsa Verde Chicken and Cilantro Lime Rice




Hey guys! Last night I tried out a new recipe and I wanted to share it with y'all! I was inspired by Paige Hathaway (one of my favorite fitness girls!) and her last vlog video when she showed how to make this. It's super easy, takes minimal effort, and is very healthy. It's high in protein and has a good amount of carbs, and is low in fat- which make a great post workout meal. This chicken recipe uses the crockpot, so it's very convenient if you have a busy schedule. Just let it cook on low for 4-5 hours and you're free to leave the house. I also love cilantro lime rice, so I'm glad I know an easy way to make it now. This recipe seriously tastes like it came from a gourmet Mexican restaurant. Let's get cooking!


SALSA VERDE CHICKEN
Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1 jar of salsa verde (green salsa)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • optional: extra garlic, black pepper, or seasonings you like
Directions:
  1. Place chicken in crockpot 
  2. Pour salsa on top
  3. Set crockpot on low and set the timer for 4 hours
  4. Later, when finished cooking, remove chicken, and shred with a fork. It will be super tender! 

CILANTRO LIME RICE
Serves 3-4

Ingredients:
  • Rice of choice (I used wild rice, but white rice, brown rice, jasmine rice all work!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • garlic powder
  • juice of 1 lime
Directions:
  1. Cook rice according to package. (I brought 2 cups of water to a boil, turned down hear, and cooked 1 cup rice on low for 15 min.)
  2. Once rice is done cooking, add in the lime, cilantro, and garlic and stir.
  3. Optional: add a teaspoon or two of olive oil if the rice is a little dry, but mine didn't need it. 
TIME TO EAT!
  1. Scoop a serving of rice (whatever a serving is for YOU) on to the plate
  2. Add chicken
  3. Top with a little of the juice from the crock pot
  4. Top with fresh cilantro!
  5. Enjoy!

Hope you guys enjoyed this quick recipe and let me know if you'd like more!
Xoxo,
Steph



Saturday, April 16, 2016

SENIOR PROM! | PICTURES & MAKEUP DETAILS



Hey guys! Friday night was my senior prom, and I thought I'd share the pictures with you guys, as well as what I did with my makeup. I decided not to vlog because I just wanted to enjoy the whole day and live in the moment. I'm so sad this is my last prom... but I'm also so excited for everything the future holds. Prom, graduation, summer, college... so much is happening in the upcoming months! Ahhhh

Senior prom was amazing! Since I am homeschooled, it's a little different, but not much! lol
When Hayden and I started dating (and I mean the first day we made it official) he asked me when my prom was and if I would wear sneakers. I said of course! (along as they had glitter on them) Hayden is really into collecting sneakers, so it's something special to him I wanted to do! 

When I was little, I  always wanted to wear a "princess dress" to prom and in past years I've always gone super simple and sleek- so this year I wanted to do something different, romantic and feminine. The dress I decided on was a tulle dress with light blue and pink floral, and it made me feel so girly and elegant. My glitter sneakers are Kate Spade by Keds. Hayden wore matching blue pants with a grey jacket, pink gingham bowtie (so Chuck Bass I can't even ahhh) and white sneakers.

Megan, who also has a beauty channel, did my hair and she was amazing! Check her out here! We decided to do a soft fishtail braid and added extensions for extra thickness. 

The night was so much fun! I couldn't ask for a better date haha
Keep scrolling for makeup details and more pictutres- big thank you to my friend Kathryn for taking amazing pictures! You're the best <3



For my makeup, I wanted it to be girly and glam, but not distract from my dress. I did a soft pink toned eye, with winged liner and fluttery lashes, glowy pink cheeks and a soft berry lip.



MAKEUP PRODUCTS USED
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in #127
Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealer in R22
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
Smashbox Photo Filter Powder in Shade 3
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days Shimmering Bronzing Veil
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal
Becca Flowerchild Blush
Nars Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base
Becca Ombre Rouge Palette
Loreal Infallible Black Gel Eyeliner
KISS Ritzy Lashes mixed with Ardell Indvidual Lashes
Kevyn Acoin Precision Brow Pencil
Kevyn Aucoin Minimal Lipliner
Jouer Longwear Lip Creme in Lychee
Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray


More pictures!









Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had or will have an awesome time at prom! Love you all!
XoXo,
Steph

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Prom Makeup Tutorial For Any Dress


Hey girls! Prom season is here and I thought I'd create a look that would go with any dress. I went a simple soft smokey eye (with a touch of glitter) and a pretty berry lip. This look is timeless and glam and will great in pictures without looking like you tried too hard. This year will be my senior prom, so I'm super excited to see how this look will go with my dress! Watch the video below to see how to re-create the look:



PRODUCTS USED

St. Tropez One Night Only Self Tanner for Face & Body
Nars Pro Prime Eye Prime
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe
Becca Ombre Rouge Palette
Mac Reflects Pearl Glitter
Boreal Black Gel Eyeliner
KISS Ritzy Lashes
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer in R22
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
Tarte Exposed Blush
Tarte Blissful Blush
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal
Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil
Nars Tinted Brow Gel
Kevyn Aucioin Minimal Lipliner
Jouer Longwear Lip Creme in Lychee
Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray











Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great time at prom!
Xoxo,
Stephanie

Monday, March 21, 2016

ROSY SPRING MAKEUP TUTORIAL


Spring is here and that means dewy, fresh, and colorful makeup. Today I created a soft but smokey rosy toned makeup look using mainly Becca products. I think this look is perfect for day or night during the warmer months. There's just something about the combo of pinks and oranges that I just love for spring! Watch the video to see how to get the look!



PRODUCTS USED
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Poured in Opal
Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
Makeup Forever HD Ultra Stick
Nars Pro Prime Primer
Becca Ombre Rouge Palette
Becca Gel Liner in Renaissance
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Decca Flowerchild Blush
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter
Smashbox Always Sharp Lipliner in Rosebud
Smashbox Lipstick in Primrose

Tools
Beauty Blender
Sigma Brushes: 















Thanks for stopping by! 
Xoxo,
Stephanie

Friday, March 18, 2016

MY BROW ROUTINE


Brows, brows, brows... it's all about the brows these days. I haven't done a brow video in forever so I thought it was time for an updated one! Watch the video below to see how I fill in my eyebrows step-by-step!




Products Used


Step 1:
Comb through the brow with a spoulie (brow brush) to tame any crazy brow hairs and see what shape you're going to be working with

Step 2: 
Outline and define the shape of the brow with the pencil. Flick the pencil upward towards the front of the brow to create a "real hair" look

Step 3:
Fill in the brow with powder. Use the lighter shade in the front of the brow, and the darker shade towards the tail

Step 4:
Set the brows with brow gel


Thanks for watching! I hope this video helped you out with your brows!
Xoxo,
Steph