/> The Juicy Beauty Word: December 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Overnight Egg and Cheese Casserole Recipe

overnight egg and cheese casseroles in oven
I always make this yummy egg and cheese casserole for breakfast on Christmas morning along with many other foods that have become Christmas day traditions. It puffs up so beautifully in the oven.
overnight egg and cheese casserole
It's a family favorite. My niece especially looks forward to it every Christmas morning. Many people have been asking for the recipe lately. I found out my husband has been doing a bit of bragging about our morning feast!!! This dish is very simple and is assembled the night before so you just pop it in the oven in the morning. 
piece of egg and cheese casserole
The recipe calls for bread. Sandwich loaf white bread works the best to create a light fluffy casserole. I use whole wheat white bread. Sara Lee makes one you can find in most grocery stores. It's more nutritious than plain old white bread and still works well.

himalayan pink salt
Himalayan pink salt is my go to salt for it's tasty flavor. I like to use sharp cheddar cheese or a blend of sharp and mild cheddar cheeses for bold taste.
overnight egg and cheese casserole
Egg and Cheese Casserole
A Christmas morning tradition at our house!

6 slices of bread 
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
2 cups light cream
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Grease a 2 quart casserole dish that has a lid. Trim the crust off of the bread. Cube the bread into 1 inch cubes and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Add cream, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place half of the bread cubes in the greased casserole dish. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Add other half of the bread cubes. Top with second 1 cup of cheese. Pour the egg and cream mixture evenly over the bread and cheese. Cut the butter into small pieces and dot over the top of the casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake covered for 45-50 minutes until the top is light golden brown. Serve right away. Serves 6. Enjoy!

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Happy Holidays!
xo
Jill




Monday, December 11, 2017

Snowman Nail Design

My 2017 Holiday Nail Designs 
snowman winter nail design
The theme for my holiday nail designs this year is A Snowman's World.

I entered these designs in a holiday nail contest. I wasn't the winner but thank you to those who voted for me!😘 Click here to see the winners. 

My inspiration came from our first snow of the season we just had, December 10th, here in the Philadelphia area. It was the perfect day to stay cozy in the house, watch the snow fall and paint the natural beauty a snowman would see on a winter day.
nail design supplies
I wanted soft colors: pastel shades of pink, mint and lavender, mauvy putty, black and white against a blue gray background with lots of icy sparkle. Acrylic paint is my favorite for painting nail art. It goes on smooth and it's easy to mix a multitude of colors.

I also used Zoya Jana 
zoya jana
for painting my snowman's hat and pine cone design because it is the perfect mauvy putty color I was thinking of. Plus, it saved me the trouble of mixing up the paint.🎨

I started by polishing the nails with 
Zoya Amira. 
zoya amira
It's the perfect sparkling blue with a hint of gray to represent a winter sky.
snowy trees
My centerpiece, the snowman, was the first design I painted, of course. It is all about his icy, snowy world. He had to be the first creation!
snowman nail design
 After painting him, I applied snowflake adhesive nail art stickers, added some rhinestones and added glittery sparkle with glitter polish and glitter!

 OPI Make Light of the Situation and some extra fine glitter added to the wet polish created an amazing dimentional sparkle on the white of my snowman. I just love how it catches the light! I used Make Light of the Situation and glitter combination to give all of the designs a shimmering snowy look.
opi make light of the situation
 

icicles
These icicles from a storm a few years ago inspired my icicle design.
icicle nail design
And the blowing snow, also from a previous winter storm, inspired my swirly 
snowflake design.
snow storm

swirly snowflake nail design
After painting the swirls, I applied snowflake adhesive nail art stickers, added rhinestones and used a dotting tool to create my swirling snow storm.
white pine branch with sbow
This beautiful white pine branch inspired my pinecone design.
pinecone nail design
And lastly, this colorful holly inspired my holly design.
holly with snow

holly nail design
There you have it. A glimpse of A Snowman's World.


It's always fun to create little works of art, especially on a cold stormy day. I hope my little designs inspire you to festively decorate your nails for the holidays and anytime.

Happy Holidays!
xo
Jill

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Eye Shadow with Dark Outer Corner & Red Lipstick

We always want to look beautiful when attending a wedding. But sometimes, we want to look showstopping in the perfect sexy backless dress! A sexy dress calls for sexy hair and makeup. 

My friend wanted just that for an evening wedding she was attending at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, Pa. She wanted a cat eye with deep red lips and side swept hair.
holiday makeup look, Jill Suzanne makeup artist
My favorite eye makeup style is eye shadow that is gradient from light in the inner corners to dark on the outer corners. It's flattering and elegant. Winged cat eye liner adds the drama that is perfect for evening special event makeup. 

Either glossy nude or deep red lips are a nice complement for eyes with dark outer corner eye shadow.

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We started by preparing the skin with toner and moisturizer. I use my YonKa Lotion and my favorite YonKa Creme for Sensitive Skin. I find it's a great cream for every skin type. 

A liquid highlighter was applied to the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and chin.
 
Next, under eye concealer.
 
Then, a luminous foundation was applied with a brush. Applying foundation with a foundation brush provides nice coverage with a natural finish. The bristles of the brush make blending easy. Makeup brushes can be expensive but there are some decent brush sets available on Amazon at super prices.

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eye shadow with dark corners, Jill Suzanne makeup artist
For her eyes, I started by priming with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It's simply the best eye shadow primer for holding eye shadow in place with no creasing. 

The shadow colors I used came from the Too Faced Natural Love PaletteHeaven, Lace Teddy, Fairy Tale, Satin Sheets, Love Bug, Spoiled, Undercover, Makeup & Chill and Stiletto.

Always start with the lightest colors on the inner corner of the eye lids and the brow bone first. It's easy to go darker but not so easy to go lighter in those areas. I used Lace Teddy then Satin Sheets on the eye lids and Heaven to the brow bone.

Add the darkest color, in this case it's Undercover, to the outermost corner. 

Add a color that's a little lighter from the outer corner to the center next. I used Makeup & Chill, Spoiled and Love Bug.

Always blend the colors well with an eyeshadow brush in the center of the eyelid to create a smooth gradient look.

I tapped the glittery Fairy Tale on the inner corners to highlight and add some magical sparkle.
too faced natural love palette
I used both black pencil liner and black felt tip liner. Then set them with Stiletto, the black shadow.

The lashes got 3 coats of black mascara. 

Her brows were a bit thin so they were filled in a bit with brown brow powder, then set with brow gel.
eye shadow with dark corners & red lips, Jill Suzanne makeup artist
A rosy blush, luminous finishing powder and a touch of bronzer added color to her skin. 

I lined her lips with an invisible lip liner to create a clear barrier to hold the lipstick in place. 

Two lipstick colors created her deep red lip color, a cranberry topped with a plum. 
side swept hair by Styling Point
Her dark hair was set in hot rollers. 

I did her makeup while the rollers cooled. The hair swept to the side, bobby pinned in place then the curls were fine tuned with a large barrel curling iron at Styling Point in Media, Pa. by Lori. 

She looked absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see pictures of her in her dress👗

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  xo


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