January Wish List

January Wish List



Jeffrey Campbell Boots
I don’t know about you, but I think these are some of the cutest boots I have ever seen. I wish they weren’t sold out right now because I would definitely wear them everywhere! ♥ ♥ ♥

Forever21 Flower Headband
I’m not usually one to wear a bunch of flowers in my hair, but this headband is just too cute. ♥ ♥ ♥

LTB Lurex-Pullover
And finally, I want to eat, sleep, work and drink coffee in this sweater! I know I “don’t need another sweater,” but ohhh how I love this one. ♥ ♥ ♥

Contour Kit Giveaway

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Welcome to Simply Davelyn’s first giveaway of 2015! 

Enter below for a chance to win the Ulta Contour Kit!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(disclaimer: anyone who immediately unfollows me after the giveaway will be disqualified from future giveaways)


Thanks for entering! Have a wonderful week ;)

xo, mikéla

P.S.

Never seen the Ulta Contour Kit before? Not to worry! You can read my review here!

 

 

 

Ulta Contour Kit Review

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I have used bronzers for years, but this is the first contour kit that I have ever tried and I am happy to say that I like it very much. It deserves all of the stars it has received and I can see why it was sold out for so long.

The case is nice: slim, but sturdy. The shades are great: strong color, but not too pigmented that it ruins the natural feel. The texture is fantastic: smooth, soft and light. 

So if you are looking for a good contouring kit, definitely check this one out. It is only $18 and you can order it here.

xo, mikéla

Sock Monkey DIY

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This is the first sock monkey that I have ever sewn and, I have to say, I think it turned out absolutely adorable. I am so pleased with it!


Want to make your own? You can! Everything you need to know is in a slideshow below. But, while my instructions are easy to follow, I would still recommend you order a kit from Squiggly Monkey like I did. This Etsy shop – run by a sweet lady named Emma in Sydney, Australia – sells a ton of kits (I really liked the orange and green ones as well) that are very inexpensive.

Don’t want to make your own! Not to worry! Emma has you covered! You can order a cute, already sewn monkey for just $25! And let me tell ya, that is cheap for a something handmade.


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Anyways, I hope you all liked this post! Let me know what you think! And if you order anything from Squiggly Monkey, be sure and tell Emma I sent you! ;)

 

Milani Blushes

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If you would like to order your own milani blushes, click here. They are inexpensive, but actually some of the best blushes I have ever used – each one lasts a long time and the colours are just lovely.

Let me know if you enjoyed this post and want to see more like it! Also, that darling makeup bag in the pictures was made by moi. I will be posting a DIY on it soon, so stay tuned!

{{{hugs}}} mikéla davelyn

Christmas Cupcakes

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Here is my recipe for a new chocolate cupcake I have created! These little treats are moist, chewy and, in my opinion, absolutely delectable. They are firm, but still fall apart in your mouth and have just the right consistency for a cupcake paired with cream cheese icing.

I myself am very fond of sponge cakes; however, if you are not, then this is not the recipe for you because these cupcakes very much resemble a sponge cake. That being said, I hope you DO like sponge cakes and will try this recipe out. Let me know what you think!


 ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened salted butter
  • 2 cups organic raw sugar
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1  1/2  cups organic milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1  1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 peppermint candy pieces

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, blend butter and sugar for a couple of minutes, until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs on high speed for at least two minutes. Eggs should be fluffy and bubbly – as fluffy as they can be with the yolks still in the bowl.
  4. Pour eggs, vanilla and milk into butter and sugar mixture. Blend well.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir till evenly mixed, then add to the large bowl and whisk everything together. Your batter should be smooth and creamy.
  6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 13-15 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean when inserted into any of them.
  7. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool on wire rack.
  8. Decorate cupcakes with cold icing (I made a cream cheese icing and let it chill in the refrigerator for 20 mins).
  9. Chop peppermint candy and sprinkle on top of icing.
  10. Voila! Your cupcakes are finished! Enjoy with a hot cup of cocoa and a good book by the fire.

Bon Appetite!

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P.S.

If you have any suggestions for how these could taste better, don’t hesitate to let me know! I love getting feedback from you all ;)

Decorative Winter Pillows

Here is a quick and easy little DIY for some pillows I threw together this Winter! Hope you like them :)

supplies:

  • flannel fabric – I used this penguin fabric in red and silver and red polka dot fabric.
  • pillow inserts – you can buy these at most craft stores, or just make your own; I did.
  • thread – I used Dualy Duty’s All Purpose Thread in red.
  • fabric scissors and pins

instructions:

  1. Cut out two square pieces of fabric – one from each pattern of flannel. I made mine 14 ” x 14″.
  2. Put right sides of fabric together, pin and sew a quarter inch seam around three sides of fabric.
  3. Turn fabric out so right sides are facing you. Put pillow insert inside. If your pillow insert does not fit your pillow perfectly, you can put some stuffing in the corners so that your pillow has a perfect shape.
  4. Finish your pillow opening; you can do this a number of ways – putting in a zipper, for example. I didn’t want anything to take away from the look of my bows, though, so I just folded the ends, pinned together and sewed the opening with a slip stitch.
  5. Make four bows (instructions here). Sew one on the top, left corner of the penguin side. Sew three, downwards on the polkadot side.

and…voila!

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