Youtube Confessions **Contest Closed**

I just uploaded my first EVER Youtube video and must confess that it is completely nerve-racking to me! I become a deer in headlights the minute that little green light appears!  Not the best emotional response for my first directorial debut.  =D  But I survived and after numerous takes got something half coherent.
Here is the contest information for anyone that missed it.

"So here is the fun part!  These are the prize for my first contest!  I have aquired another pair and since I adore them, why not share the love?  So the contest is simple:
  1. "Like" me on Facebook (here's the link: The Cupcake Countessa's Page)
  2.  Then, post your status as "I want @The Cupcake Countessa's earrings!"
    • (Be sure to link my page by using the @ sign so that your entry will show up on my page.)  
  3. The winner will be selected at random at midnight PST on November 6th and announced on my Facebook page on the 7th.  
  4. Already a fan?  Just post your status as shown and you will be entered as well!  
Contest is international so anyone can enter.  I will be contacting the winner for shipping information once announced!  Good luck!"

The Prize!

Bow Earrings are so trendy right now!

 With many of our favorite designers dishing out their own creations!
Betsey Johnson
Chanel

I hope they'll make a great staple in your look as well!

About my video:

Cosmetics Used:  
Light pink shimmer gloss & translucent powder

How to get the look?  The original video has been removed but here is another by Jessica Harlow using purples instead of blue, but in essence the same concept.

Thanks for stoping by and good luck!

Obsession Confessions **Contest Closed**

So today I finally received my new vintage purse I ordered online!

I just love it!  It so feminine, sweet, and covered in darling pastel bead work.
The leaves on this bag are so precious and the perfect shades of yellow, green, and pink of course!  So what do I always have in my bag?  
With a hand bag my arsenal is quite a bit smaller... but here are a few of my beauty obsessions.

 Hello Kitty!  =D  She must go everywhere with me!
 Actually it is a compact mirror... it is the favorite one I own and was purchased for me, by a friend, on one of her trips to Japan.   I always like to have a mirror in my bag as you may never know when you might need a quick touch up!
Lipstick!  I love lipstick but I am pretty picky on what brands I adore.  I love Lime Crime Lippies!  Created by Doe Deere these little darlings come in the most delightful packaging and the coverage is superb!  They go on effortlessly and stay with you well into the night.

 Not to mention the colors are fierce!  Definitely not your everyday run-of-the-mill Dusty Rose, but vibrant hues like D'Lilac.
 I have recently tried the Falsies by Maybelline and must say I am pleased.  I love the look it provides even without curling.  I have pretty short little lashes but this really does pump up the volume!  Will it look like the models in the commercial?  Probably not, but still a great tool!  The coverage is wonderful and it really does work as described.  Just be sure to hold the brush at the appropriate angle to ensure those flared wings.
 Chapstick... a must at all times!  I prefer to use natural products when available and thought I'd give this pretty shade of pink a try on my pout.  Bad idea!  I've tried Wet N Wild products before and always end up saying "Ugh!  You get what you pay for I guess" well, this was the case again!  It has a very greasy feel to it and is much too glittery, but it isn't bad when applied over SOME lipsticks, so, I keep it.  =D
 While relocating things from one bag to another I always seem to find a pair of earrings.  Today was no different.  These are a pair I wore to a recent outing and thought I would share them with you.  Aren't they darling!

So here is the fun part!  These are the prize for my first contest!  I have aquired another pair and since I adore them, why not share the love?  So the contest is simple:
  1. "Like" me on Facebook (here's the link: The Cupcake Countessa's Page)
  2.  Then, post your status as "I want @The Cupcake Countessa's earrings!"
    • (Be sure to link my page by using the @ sign so that your entry will show up on my page.)  
  3. The winner will be selected at random at midnight PST on November 6th and announced on my Facebook page on the 7th.  
  4. Already a fan?  Just post your status as shown and you will be entered as well!  
Contest is international so anyone can enter.  I will be contacting the winner for shipping information once announced!  Good luck and I hope that you'll subscribe and visit again!  ::smooches::

Cupcake Confessions: Lickety ~ Split Gourmet Cupcakes

This last weekend was my husband's and my third year wedding anniversary, so we decided to take a trip to the coast.  I have not been to Pismo Beach, CA since I was a little girl and thought it would be so much fun to revisit the sands I was so fond of as a child.  I was so curious to see how it would live up to my childhood memories and was not disappointed.  We had a wonderful time soaking up rays of sunlight with the pups and enjoying local cuisine.  I even found the most darling haven of delightful cupcakes in nearby Grover Beach, CA!
 When you enter Lickety ~ Split, you are immediately greeted by the warm aromas of freshly baked cupcakes and cheery smiles.  The atmosphere of this specialty shop is quaint and warm with the true emphasis being the sweet treats they offer.  The menu is simplistic and easy to understand with the real product literally at your fingertips!  The flavors they offer range from the traditional Red Velvet to the more exotic Margarita. After some intense contemplation I had to ask Al, our host for the day, "What flavor are you best known for?"
His response was a quick one: Toasted Coconut.  This cupcake consists of chocolate cake, a generous helping of cream cheese frosting, then heavily sprinkled with their very own toasted coconut flakes.  My husband was the first to sample this little delight with the immediate response of a huge smile.  You know you're in for a treat when the person's face lights up!  His response was a natural one: They are simply delightful!  From the texture to the flavor, everything about this cup sized dessert is scrumptious!  I, myself, am extremely picky about the texture of coconut flakes and was all too thrilled with the perfect bit of crunch it added.  This is the cupcake to make the trip for!
On to my personal choice, the Bubble Gum Cupcake.  I am a bubble gum devotee!  I love everything from the color to the ice cream -- even just the scent of bubble gum makes me smile!  So, I was all to eager to get my hands on the bubble gum teaser Al fixed up for me.  I love the option of purchasing teaser cakes -- bite-sized samples -- at Lickety ~ Split.  You can even purchase a dozen of these little darlings so that you may partake in every sweet tidbit without too much guilt!  Although the cupcakes displayed were paired with a yellow cake, he prepared a chocolate cake combo for me explaining the two were a wonderful match.  So true!  I loved how the chocolate played so well in taming the bold bubble gum flavors creating the perfect harmony and balance.  The cake used as the foundation for these little beauties is so divine that it may even lead to some wrapper licking!  Hmmmm, was that part of the inspiration for the name?
Just as we thought our sugary tour was coming to an end, Al had one more trick up his sleeve.  I have heard of savory cupcakes but have yet to have the pleasure of meeting one face to face.  Al presented us with his masterpiece, the Maple Bacon Cupcake!  A yellow cake, topped with a maple-flavored frosting, then paired off with crispy bacon crumbles.  Shocking?  Yes!  Intimidating?  Slightly!  Delicious?  Absolutely!!!!  I started my conquest with a timid sampling of a piece of frosting-covered bacon.  Phase one consisted of letting the rich maple flavor settle into the taste buds which encouraged phase two to commence -- chewing!  The bacon was thoroughly crisp and so fresh that it just melted in your mouth.  However, the real experience doesn't begin until you've actually taken a real bite.  The combination of this cupcake is like a good ol' fashioned breakfast with pancakes, bacon, and completed with REAL maple syrup to give it the ever sweet taste that lingers on the tongue.  I am so happy to have come, to have seen, and to have devoured my first savory cupcake and I must say I will never look back!

Thank you so much to our new friends at Lickety~Split.  They say when you share a cupcake you share love... we left this shop with full hearts and full bellies!  See you next year!

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