In the Kitchen: Butterscotch pudding {recipe}

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Pudding is one of the foods I always seem to make from a box.

After all, you just mix the powder with milk, set it, and get some tasty pudding a few hours later.

But I remember watching Alton Brown and hearing him comment that home made pudding is actually really easy.  I was of course curious and found a simple recipe here.  There can be lumpiness from the corn starch, but I didn’t mind this.  You can certainly run your pudding through a sieve or nut bag to even out any soft lumps.
Butterscotch pudding butterscotch chips by Chic n Cheap Living

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Beauty Product Review: Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

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I have my staple mascaras, but can’t help but want to try out new ones as well.

This hot mascara reportedly lifts, defines, curls, and thickens lashes.  It can also braid my hair and put it in an updo (jk obviously, but those are a lot of claims right?)  It had quite a few positive reviews so I was happy to try it out for myself when I received it as part of a Sephora birthday package.  I did like the lifting, darkening, and lengthening attributes of this mascara.  It made my lashes borderline spidery though (long, but too defined in a thin manner).  But I was pleasantly surprised by the mascara’s lengthening abilities and like it almost as much as my favorite Chanel mascara.

Have you tried They’re Real mascara?

Benefit They're Real Mascara by little luxury list

Benefit They’re Real Mascara


- Yes, with reservations


- Dark formula, visibly lengthens lashes, great brush


- Can make lashes look spidery (come together in long, thin lines)


- $23

benefit they're real mascaraBenefit They’re Real! Mascara, $23 ,Ulta

Photo Love {Inspiration}: Fire Starters for US Vogue August 2014

Fire Starters Jessica Chastain shot by Annie Leibovitz Vogue August 2014

“I don’t want a rainbow… Rainbows have too many colors and none of them receive the appreciation they deserve… I’d prefer a fading red or a striking golden, a shimmery silver or a sober blue… Ruling the sunset sky alone!” ― Debalina Haldar Share on friend!

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FFF – 3 Awesome thing Blake Lively told to buy and Long Weekends

Preserve Heart marquee by coppersmith

Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies! Fun Finds Have you checked out Blake Lively’s new site, Preserve?  I was curious about the site from the former Gossip Girl and current fashion icon/model.  I liked the dedication to highlighting artisans from many different backgrounds – it reminds me of a nicely curated Etsy site, but with a smaller […]

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Fashion Highlight: Casual Summer Accessories for Day and Night

Summer Accessories for night by little luxury list

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.* What are your go to accessories for summer? I’m always reaching for a light hat with a brim (my Shopbop lace hat was the BEST but alas I lost it), an easy purse, and comfortable sandals during summer days.  I like to […]

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Decor Thoughts: Opulence at Mary Kate Olsen’s NYC home

Mary Kate Olsen Turtle Bay NYC garden

Mary Kate’s NYC townhouse is the epitome of abundant elegance.  it was featured on Curbed and Wall Street Journal and features a double height grand ballroom, garden room, seven fireplaces, and 22-foot high decorative wood ceilings.  Its original owner, Charlotte Martin, bought about 20 homes in the east side of midtown Manhattan in 1919, remodeled […]

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Photo Love {Inspiration}: Fresh Beginnings via Elle South Africa July 2014

Fresh Produce Elle South Africa July 2014 in cart

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot Share on friend!

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FFF/Fun Finds – Kate Spade Smile Bangle and 100 day parties

kate spade smile

Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies! Fun Finds Sometimes all you need to do is smile. I adore this Kate Spade bracelet and lovely reminder!  I also posted this on my Pinterest board – find me here. Kate Spade Smile bangle, Bloomingdale’s, $88 Otherwise this weekend I am… …celebrating my daughter’s 100 day birthday!  I experienced […]

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Fashion Highlight: Jonathan Adler accessories (gotta love a Hello clutch!)

Jonathan Adler fashion accessories by little luxury list

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.* It seems like it is just a matter of time before a designer moves from designing in one medium to another. Interior designer Jonathan Adler’s quirky designs and prints cover not only decor, but fashion accessories as well.  I was struck by a few […]

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Natural Beauty DIY: Softening and sunburn soothing mask

Yogurt coconut sunburn relief cream side view by little luxury list

We all love cold popsicles, dips in the pool, and long days during summer. But no one loves the after effects of a scorching hot day at the beach – sunburn.  I am somewhat fair and unfortunately am prone to getting those hot, unsightly patches of reddened, sun exposed skin.  I’m thinking about paying more visits […]

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