Monday 21 September 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Hello blog readers,
It's been a while since my last post (as it always is, sadly I do not keep up with this as much as I promise myself I will). But, I recently received my Glam Bag from Ipsy and decided it was time I finally reviewed the service.

Ipsy is Michelle Phan's company, and for those just exiting a cave, Michelle Phan is the first YouTube millionaire, she makes beauty tutorials and general beauty videos.
Ipsy is a subscription service, you pay about $10 a month ($15 for Canadians because of the exchange) and every month you get a makeup bag filled with awesome mini-sized products to try. A lot of the time, they're not even that small and in the case of lipsticks, lipgloss, rollerball perfumes and nail polishes, they are full-sized.
When you first sign up, you do a little beauty profile (hair colour, eye colour, skin colour, skin type, likes and dislikes) so they can try send you shades and products that work for you. They charge you for your bag each month and you can cancel at any time without paying any fees. Don't like your first bag? Just cancel.
Check out their website for more details and information about subscribing!

There are a lot of beauty subscription services out there, but I'm going to say up front that Ipsy is the only company to really impress me with their service. I have tried Loosebutton (a Canadian company) and at first I liked their boxes but recently they changed it so that you only get 4 boxes a year and pay almost $30 per box. I thought the selection might be much better but I was incredibly disappointed with what I got and canceled. Mostly because they sent me something they had already sent me twice before and I had provided feedback on it saying how much I disliked the product. So frustrating!

Anyway, moving on to the Ipsy review. This is my experience with Ipsy Glam Bag!

First of all, the bag is so pretty! That's the first thing that sets Ipsy apart from other subscription services. With most other services, the products come in a box and eventually, however pretty the boxes are, you start throwing them away because otherwise you're just a hoarder with a bunch of empty boxes. Some people use them for storage but I think they just become clutter. 

These bags on the other hand are amazing! They are good quality and the are beautiful. You can use them as your travel makeup bag, keep one in your purse for makeup, receipts, coupons or whatever you need to store. Also because they are so cute, you can put some makeup or whatever you want inside and they could be part of a great gift!  My favourites are definitely the ones in the left of the photo. The bags are not always the same material. the nautical print one feels like waterproof material, the white and pink bag is canvas and the black bag is shiny plastic. 

Enough about the packaging, what do you actually get?

The obvious star of the bunch is this full-sized gorgeous, shimmery, duo-chrome eyeshadow from Urban Decay! This exact shadow costs $20 on the Urban Decay website. So if you got this bag, you've already recouped your money in one high-end, full-sized product. Love it!
This swatches true to colour, with the same amount of shimmer you see in the pan, in one swipe. It's amazing. Which brings me to reason number two that Ipsy is great, this is part of a new line of shadows from Urban Decay that haven't actually been released yet! So everyone who got a May Glam Bag got to try them first. They also did that with the Urban Decay BB cream a few months back, it's an awesome perk.

Zoya polish in "Piaf"

This is a nail polish line you can only get in the US but I always hear amazing things about it. Which is yet another perk of Ipsy - since the company is based in the US you get to try products that are only sold there.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of this colour, but there were about 8 colours they were sending out and I just pulled the short straw I guess. I might try it on my toes in the summer and see if I like it better.

PacificaCoconut Crushed Pearly Body Butter

I got a Pacifica body butter a few bags ago in a blood orange scent and I love it! I use it all the time, it's the best hand cream to keep with you. I was really excited when I got this. This smells like vanilla and coconut, so really it smells like heaven. It has a shimmer in it, which usually I don't like in creams, but this will be beautiful on skin in the summer for a little glow. I love these body butters so much I would buy a full size but this is yet another brand only sold in the US.

BB&W Candle in "Pumpkin Caramel Latte"
Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Perfume Roll-On

This is a nice light floral scent. It's really convenient to throw in your purse or something. There was apparently a vanilla scent that was sent out as well. I kind of wish I got that one, because I LOVE the scent of vanilla. Hands down, my favourite scent. But this one is still really nice. However, if I super disliked it, there's a swap forum on Ipsy's facebook page where users can swap products they didn't like.

Yaby concealer in Honey

This was a cool addition to the bag. In a previous month, there was a magnetic palette and two eyeshadows sent out. This concealer (they match your shade based on the skin tone you indicated on your profile) fits right into the magnetic palette. I'm someone who suffers from really dark, purple under eye circles and I hate them. So I really loved getting this, because now I can throw this in my bag and touch up concealer if it wears off throughout the day. Also because this palette is magnetic, you can use it to keep bobby pins so they're not just floating around in your purse!

Juice Beauty lipgloss in "Pink"

This is a nice gloss. Not really sticky with pretty decent colour and shine. I'm not huge on most lipgloss so I wasn't overly excited about this but it's still a nice product.

I really love getting a glam bag every month! It's a great way to branch out into new products and try things you might now have tried otherwise. I also love that the price in on-par with other subscription services like it but in my opinion the range and quality of products you recieve are much better. Plus every month you get a cute new makeup bag! Even the shipping bag it comes in is cute- it's bright magenta pink. Tell me you wouldn't love seeing that in your mailbox. Every month, Michelle Phan and the other YouTube girls involved in this service (I think there are 5 altogether) each do a video using all the products in the current bag, to give you some ideas how to make the best use of your products. In case you're curious, below is a picture of some other products I've received in previous bags! 

L.A. Fresh makeup remover wipes, coastal scents eyeshadow quad, mirabella highlighter, 
Sation nail polish, Big Sexy Hair hairspray and Glam RX magnetic palette (same as one shown above).

I will continue to subscribe to this service because I have been incredibly impressed. I highly recommend you go over the Ipsy website and try out a bag! It'll be the best $10 (or $15 for Canadians) you'll spend that month! 

Hopefully you guys enjoy the review. If you decide to try out the service, comment or tweet me (TashaSinghs) and let me know what you think!

As always, thanks for reading,

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Let's Make a Teal - Teal Green Nails

Lovely readers,
I saw a picture of this nail polish a long time ago and ever since I wanted it so badly.
It was "Let's Make a Teal" from The Balm (which if you read my blog often, you know is a company I love) but their shipping is kind of outrageous. And I wasn't going to order just a nail polish...

**This brand goes on sale on Hautelook sometimes which is a flash sale site. I usually get it when it's there to save some money and pay reasonable shipping. Signing up is free and you get access to great designer brands that go on sale, including Steve Madden, Wildfox Couture and BCBG.
Check out Hautelook at the link below!

But The Balm recently had a 50% of everything sale and I definitely picked up some stuff because it totally made their kind of excessive shipping costs ($26 to ship to Canada and they're located in the US??!) worth it. I do understand though, they are a small company which means they have to protect themselves when shipping products and for cosmetics 50% off is an amazing sale. I got two of their Hot Ticket nail polishes, which get great reviews as far as I know.

Hot Ticket Nail Polishes ($10)  in "Let's Make a Teal" and "Call me Iridescent" 

I finally got to pick up the nail polish I wanted to try and I picked up a shimmery colour so I could try out a different formula as well. 

As you can see, it's a gorgrous teal blue-green colour. Creamy finish, no shimmer. Very smooth formula and great pigmentation! Honestly, for most of nails this is just one coat! That's impressive, for me at least, because I absolutely need two coats of any OPI polish I use and they are more expensive than these.
The Balm Hot Ticket polishes are usually $10 but I got them for $5 each so they were a great deal. However, knowing how awesome these are, I would absolutely pay $10 for them because the quality is definitely there. And considering brands like OPI ($12 a bottle), Butter London ($17 a bottle!) or even Essie, a supposed drugstore brand, ($11 a bottle) - these are actually very reasonably priced.
The bottle looks small but holds about 14 mL while an OPI bottle which seems much larger holds 15mL. 
So it's compact but doesn't skimp on product which is always nice.
These are definitely a win for me, I love them and suggest you try them out too!

Just a Few Things...
  • I can't wait to try out the other nail polish I got! It looks so pretty.
  • I got a ton of other stuff too that I should review including an awesome palette and some skincare items pictured below
I am so excited to use this stuff! 
  • I have already tried the White Tea Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream  (in the pink bottle) and while I've only used it once and can't officially review it, I do LOVE it so far. Smells great and it's so moisturizing.
  • The included a cute fact about coconuts on the top of the box: "In the US, you can write an address on a coconut, attach the correct postage and drop it in the mail!"
  • The candle burning in the above picture: Peach Bellini from Bath and Body Works. Amazing!
  • I have heard amazing things about the Balm Jovi palette, pictured above, for so long. I cannot wait to use it. And it's so slim and travel friendly. 
As always, thanks for reading!

Sunday 7 April 2013

Lipstick Round-Up: Browns and Earth Tones

Hello there friends!
It's been a long time since I got on the here and posted something.
School always forces me to take a break from blogging but I'm going to have to try harder, I guess.

This post was inspired by a friend of mine from school, Marwa (hi Marwa if you're reading!) and a discussion we had a this past semester. I have always had an issue with makeup companies that don't provide products that would suit women of colour. For example in the post where I show some products that I got from Sleek makeup, I mention how difficult it is for someone of my skin colour to find a good contour shade in the drugstore. 

The same goes for lipsticks. Most "nude" colour lipsticks marketed by makeup companies are catered towards a fairer complexion, thus when I (or someone around my skin tone or deeper) wear them, we end up with ghost lips because the colour is too light. 
Marwa, who kindly told me she reads my blog now and then (the support is so appreciated), told me she prefers earth tone lipsticks which are much easier for women of my skin tone, and hers as well, to wear. I promised her I would do a post of the best earth tone/nude lipsticks for women of colour that I could find. Despite purging my collection last summer and giving away a ton of lipstick, I somehow managed to find 10. I have a problem, let's all move on now. I've grouped them so the post isn't super long. Here they are!

I'll start with two options that also happen to be two of my favourite. These are both from the Revlon lip butter line and go on with a decent amount of colour payoff. These are not clear, they definitely have colour to them, they just don't pack as much pigment as a regular lipstick might which is good because these can be applied without a mirror. No fuss, no muss kind of thing. The formula is incredibly creamy and moisturizing which doesn't hurt. 
These two colours specifically, Brown Sugar and Fig Jam are two of the most "brown" shades in the line but they look beautiful, not just on darker skin, on anyone. 

Brown sugar: left and bottom swatch 
Fig Jam: Right and top swatch

As you can see, Fig Jam is obviously the darker of the two, it might look scary in the tube but the swatch shows that it's not nearly as dark as it looks. These can be layered for more intense colour, which is also useful to customize your shade intensity. These are a great way to try out earth tones without committing to really "brown" look.

The next two are both in a stick format which offers more control but less moisture content. 
On the right there's the ELF matte lip colour in "Praline" and next to it is the Revlon Balm Stain in "Precious"

Top: Revlon- "Precious" Bottom: ELF "Praline"

The Revlon comes off a little lighter than it looks in the packaging so that's something to consider. It does claim to be a stain but that's really more for the reds and purples in the line. However, it does have good lasting power, goes on smoothly (with a nice minty smell) and is effortless to keep up during the day. It has a little shine to it but nothing glittery or sparkly. It looks very subtle when worn.

The ELF is obviously darker but it looks actually nude on me, so don't let that swatch deceive you. It is also very smooth but  beware that this formula is matte (hence the name) so if you're lips are a little dry or cracked, this will make it look worse. However this is a really nice colour and great colour payoff from the product, definitely worth a try. The packaging is a little cheap on this one, it could definitely be better but hey, it's like $3. If they had to sacrifice something, I'm glad it wasn't product quality. But you do have to order it online at their website but I found mine in a Winners so try looking there. 

The next grouping is drugstore lipsticks. Like I said, I did a cleanse of my makeup last summer and gave away a ton of lipsticks so I didn't have as many to choose from here so these two might be kind of a stretch.
However, they're not bad in terms of colour and price so I think it's worth mentioning.

Top: Covergirl Lip Perfection in "Romance"
Bottom: Rimmel Kate "14"

The Covergirl is a little on the pink side but in person it looks much more brown. It's smooth and great colour payoff but there's a smell with these that is a little plastic-y. It's not super disgusting but it's something to think about considering the placement of your lips is right under your nose.

The Rimmel Kate is also smooth and the colour payoff is great. It's a very matte lipstick so the same considerations as the ELF lip colour apply here too. I think the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick line is limited edition so this might not be around forever, which is something else to keep in mind.

Left: "MAC Viva Glam 2" Right: MAC "Twig"

If you haven't already guessed, MAC lipsticks are my next grouping. I have a lot of MAC lipsticks but these are the only two that fit the "earth tone" bill.

Top: Twig   Bottom: Viva Glam 2

Twig is a brown with some very obvious reddish undertones. It's not as flattering on my skin as I thought (it was my first time picking something and I had no idea what I wanted) but that doesn't mean it won't work for someone else. It's very matte (despite being a classified as a "satin" finish by MAC) so keep in mind that it could amplify dry lips. But it's a great colour if you want an earthy brown that's not too muddy.

Viva Glam 2 is in my top 5  favourite MAC lipsticks, it's gorgeous. A nude that's not too white or pale and it looks great on darker skin tones. You can see it almost blends right into my hand. This one is also a satin but I like the texture much better than Twig. It might be a little light to qualify as an earth tone but I included it because the MAC Viva Glam collection is a really special line. All the money (not just the profit or a percentage, every penny you spend) goes to the MAC Aids Fund. I love that MAC has a program like this to give back. So it's worth trying out even if it's not your thing. I talk more about the MAC Aids Fund in my post about the Nicki Minaj Viva Glam lipstick.

**High Tea (lighter than Twig, beige with a shiny, sheer finish) and Bare Again Sheen Supreme (creamy brown-y nude) lipsticks from MAC would also be good. I own them but I cannot for the life of me find either shade right now!There are some options I know would be good from MAC that I don't own so I'll mention them, but I can't say for sure what they're like. I've heard "Coffee in Your Cream" and "Spice" are also very good earth tone browns from MAC

Lastly, here are my gloss options. 
Lying down: L'oreal Colour Caress Shine Stain in "Eternally Nude" (Geez longest name ever)
Standing up: MAC lipglass in "Viva Glam 5"

I love these L'oreal shine stains! I use them a lot and I think they're phenomenal. Great formula, very smooth and a lot of colour payoff. They have a scent, it's like a light rose smell but it's a nice scent in my opinion and goes away pretty fast. You can apply this in layers (apply one layer, let dry for 30 seconds, apply another layer) for even more colour. They stay glossy for a long time and stain your lips so you don't have to reapply all day, they're super low maintenance. The darker colours are my favourites, but this nude shade is alright, definitely worth a try.

The MAC lipglass is one I've had in my collection for a long time. You can see it's very brown and blends into my hand. It's not as traditionally shiny as most glosses are, it's more creamy with a little shimmer, which I like. I also love that this gloss is part of the Viva Glam line which I mentioned above.

Overall: My top recommendations from this list are definitely both lip butters, ELF in praline (if you're willing to order online), and MAC Viva Glam 2. Those are the ones I think are most universally flattering and wearable. 

As always, thanks for reading and remember, laughter is the best cosmetic, so grin and wear it! 
-Tash <3 

Monday 5 November 2012

Bold Lips: Glamourous Red!

Hello lovelies!
It's been a while since I've done a bold lip blog post so I thought I'd get one in.
Plus as we get closer to the holidays, I figure I'd do a glamourous red lip that you could totally rock at the Christmas/holiday parties this year. I love deeper berry tones lip around this time of year. It's just so festive.

Meet my new favourite red lipstick. "Refined Ruby" (#337) from L'oreal's Infallible collection.
It's really gorgeous and rich not to mention because it's from the Infallible line, it's really long-wearing which is great. It's such a hassle when you wear a bright colour that comes off easily because you have to maintain it all day. This didn't give me any trouble at all and most of the time at the end of the day I have to use a makeup wipe to get it off.

It's a really smooth texture and doesn't drag at all. It almost stains your lips, making it really long-wearing and low maintenance. 

The colour can really make your look much more complete. I'm wearing very little eye makeup in these pictures and the lipstick is enough to really make an impression. Which makes it perfect for a busy holiday season when you want to look pretty and festive without a ton of work.

Anyway, I love this lipstick and I highly reccomend anyone looking for a glamourous/pin-up red try this one out and best of all it's a drugstore brand so it's very affordable. Let me know with a tweet (@TashaSinghxx) or a comment if you like it! 

 Just a Few Things...
  •  I am nervous to take my grad photos Thursday, but more so I can't believe I'm actually taking grad photos. Where did the last three years of university go?!!?
  • Pet peeve: I really hate people who complain and whine about Christmas music/commercials/decorations being used way too early. Just stop being so grinchy and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. 
  • On a much better, cheerier note- the Starbucks Christmas drinks are back! Every year I indulge in the delicious, Christmasy delight of Gingerbread lattes (made with tea because I don't drink coffee). They are so so so so addictive! I think I might try the Peppermint Hot Chocolate or the Caramel Brulee this year too. :)
  • School stress is killing me. I say that every year. But this year really is particularly bad.
  • Got the new Galaxy SIII and I really enjoy it. Makes one hand texting hard. 

Thanks for reading!

Thursday 1 November 2012

Fall Friendly Eyeshadow Palettes!

Hello there readers,
As promised I have a post of palettes that I have collected that would make great fall eye looks.
These palettes can be used all year really, I just think there is something about them that makes them especially useful for doing fall makeup. I have a mix of high-end, drugstore, small and large palettes! 
I'm thinking of also doing a post about some really great dark fall appropriate lipsticks! Thoughts?
Anyhoo, on to the palettes! 

My first two palettes should come as no surprise. The original Naked and Naked2 palettes from Urban Decay (both $60) are just outstanding and I have raved about their quality before on my blog. They are absolutely worth the money you spend on them. If you're someone who likes warmer tones, golds and browns, I would say go for the original Naked. If you like cooler tones, in the way of silvers and taupes definitely get the Naked2. 

This is a well-loved palette of mine and I think it is amazing for the fall and winter time, especially for creating some great holiday looks for parties and what not. This is the Winterberry palette from Coastal Scents ($13) which is a website that offers amazing palettes at great affordable prices. It has a ton of wearable neutrals but also some great fall colours like the cranberry and the navy in the bottom row. You can get a really natural eye or a really dark smokey eye with this palette. 

The Lorac PRO palette ($55) has been everywhere lately and people just rave about this, so I had to try it! What makes this palette unique is that the entire top row of shadows is matte and the entire bottom row is shimmery. And the colours are well-thought out so you get everything you might need in one easy, convenient place. But it also has some unexpected colours like "Garnet" and "Mauve" that are really fall friendly. Not to mention this palette is so thing and light, it's incredibly travel friendly!

I love this palette! The Comfort Zone 8-pan palette from Wet'n'Wild is amazing and so affordable! The quality on these shadows is insanely good and the palette is under $5. There is some fallout with the shadows, so be careful to tap off you brush when using, but otherwise, I love this palette! Like many of the palettes in this post, there are some neutral, everyday colours but on the right side are some really great olive and forest greens to play with.

If you're trying to save space, this massive 88 Warm Palette from Coastal Scents ($24) is your best bet. It will most likely contain any neutral colour you need along with some darker, plum and brown shades in the bottom right hand corner. 

This palette is the newest edition to my collection, the Urban Decay Feminine Palette ($40). It has a great romantic, girly vibe to it. The "Bordello" shade (the first one, top row) is such a beautiful pinky mauve colour, it's so unique. I've used this everyday since I got it and it makes a beautiful feminine look or you could use "Gunmetal" to deepen it up. It's great quality, the lip gloss it comes with is great too, all around wonderful palette to have. Oh and as you can see in the top, right hand picture, the palette comes out of the case (it's magnetic, don't worry the magnet is very secure) so you can use the outside, zippered case to hold brushes or anything else! 

This quad is by far the bargain of the entire group! The Day 2 Night quad from e.l.f or is only $1! And as you can see in the swatches, has great pigmentation. All four colours are coordinated so nicely to make a very soft neutral eye or a really great smokey fall look. This is definitely worth the money and great quality! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and will try out some of the palettes I mentioned.
Let me know how you like them in a comment or tweet me @TashaSinghxx
Thanks for reading!

Sunday 21 October 2012

Baking Adventures: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes!

Well, fall is absolutely here. It's undeniable. I put away my summer dresses and shorts and bought some cute sweaters and lace-up combat boots. Tis' the season.
And inevitably, as it happens every year, everything is now available in "pumpkin spice" flavour. Your Starbucks coffee, your muffin, you candles. Yes, everything can be delightfully orange, this time of year.

So I thought now would be a good time to share an amazing recipe for pumpkin spice cupcakes!
All credit here goes to Juicystar07 or Blair Fowler on Youtube. Let's be real, if you read my blog but don't know who she is (she has over 1 million subscribers!) you are insane. 
Anyway she posted a video about how to make these amazing, delicious cupcakes along with a great cream cheese icing that I use for everything now. I've suggest a few tweaks along the way, but mostly the recipe is the best cupcake recipe I've ever tried. I suggest watching the video because she explains everything and demonstrates making them. 

**Warning: If you have never used/smelled uncooked pumpkin puree before (which I had not before tasting these) do not expect it to smell like pumpkin pie. It does not. It smells gross. It makes the batter smell gross. But it tastes amazing once cooked- so don't be frightened. 

So on to the recipe!

Ingredients for pumpkin cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (75 grams) solid packed, canned pumpkin puree
Garnish & decorations (optional) :
chopped nuts, cinnamon, and/or candy pumpkins

 The batter is a little thick which is normal. I remade these recently and I used almost double the amount of pumpkin puree that the recipe calls for. That just makes them double the delicious- so I would suggest that. Plus it keeps them really soft and moist. Aaaaand, pumpkin is a vegetable so you can totally (kinda) claim these are healthy. Except they're not. 
I also HIGHLY suggest the addition of some nuts or cranberries into this recipe! Nuts give it a great crunch that compliments the softness of the cupcake. I think almonds or walnuts would be best. And cranberries can provide a tart contrast to the sweetness of the icing.
Lastly I suggest increasing the amount of cinnamon suggested and adding nutmeg! When I bake, I never measure spices, I always eyeball them. Nutmeg is really good in these and I usually just add as much as I think I need. Smelling the batter is a good way to tell if you need more. 

Please attempt to ignore the ghetto mess that is this picture. I figured out too late that I didn't have muffin liners and had to butter the pan so... don't hate.

Instructions for pumpkin cupcakes: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place rack in the middle of the oven. 
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray each cup with a non stick vegetable spray.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ground spices, and salt. 
In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
Beat in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and pumpkin puree, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. 
Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. 
Place in the oven and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean. 
Place on a wire rack to cool.

And voila! 

Again, they're kind of stumpy and wonky because of the whole liner situation but they taste so so good!

And the icing... *drooooool*
This is the best cream cheese icing EVER and I use it for almost everything I bake! I featured it on my first baking post- Santa Hat Cupcakes! 

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting:
4 ounces (113 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons (25 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (175 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

Instructions for cream cheese frosting: 
In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. 
Add the butter and beat until incorporated and smooth. 
Add the vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar and beat until fluffy (2-3 minutes). 
Pipe or spread the frosting on the cupcakes.
Garnish and decorate using nuts, cinnamon, or pumpkin candies (optional).

I used a plain old sandwich bag with a corner cut off to make a piping back and just piped the icing right on top! I added a little candy pumpkin for decoration but sprinkling cinnamon or some nuts on top would be great too!

These are a really great, seasonal treat! If you take the time to ice and decorate them, they make a really great impressions at holiday parties! 
Please try out the recipe and let my know if you liked it!
As always, thanks for readin!