Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am so stuffed eating two different kinds of turkey- my DH's pineapple juice marinated deep-fried turkey, and my friend's smoked-then-baked turkey. We had lots of side dishes and really yummy desserts.
DH's fried turkey. He marinated it in pineapple juice, spices, onions and his secret ingredient for a day. He dry-rubbed it with spices and let it sit for another day, then today he made this contraption made of a couple of pieces of wood tied to one of our patio's posts and rope. He was able to lower the 21-pound turkey in the pot from afar so he wouldn't get drenched in boiling hot oil. He used a thermometer to check the inner temperature of the bird. The house smelled SO good when he took it out from the fryer. The outside was crispy and delicious while the inside was juicy and moist. Absolutely divine.
Our friend's smoked-then-baked turkey. Someone couldn't wait and shaved off part of it.
stuffings and fixin's
Part of our thanksgiving spread. The honey-butter sweet potatoes were soooo good.
Fresh-from-the-oven pecan pie
The yummiest dessert - the "Dirt Cake". It actually consists of two layers of soft cream made of cream cheese, vanilla pudding packets, butter, Cool Whip, then three layers of crushed up Oreos. Sinful, but so delicious.
Here is my look for Thanksgiving using some of Aromaleigh's Bete Noire shadows. I really love this collection from Aromaleigh - the pigments are so vibrant and they blend beautifully. I also included a step-by-step illustration.
Prime lids with UD Primer Potion. Apply MAC paint pot in Cash Flow using a concealer brush on the lid. Smooth and blend in with finger. Apply AL Bete Noire shadow in Amarante on the lid wet (I used MAC water-based mixing medium) using MAC 239 brush.
Apply Urban Apothecary pro pigment in Wicked wet on inner half of the lid over Amarante using MAC 239 brush.
Using different 239 brush, apply AL Bete Noire shadow in Solange on crease and outer V. Blend into Amarante using Japonesque blender brush.
Apply AL Rocks! Sonic eyeshadow in Rock Bottom dry on outer V and crease with MAC 239, blending into Solange using MAC 224 brush.
Apply more Darcelle and Solange to blend into Rock Bottom.
Highlight browbone and inner corners using MAC Ricepaper shadow, use UD 24/7 liner in Zero to tightline and on waterline, curl lashes and apply mascara, apply falsies in Red Cherry #1, fill in brows, apply Amarante wet on inner lower lashline and Solange on outer lower lashline. Line upper lashline using Almay liquid eyeliner in Black.
The glue was still drying when I took the photo, so pardon the mess!
Monistat gel as primer
EG mineral foundations in Deanna and Helena (50-50 mix)
UD 24/7 pencil concealer on undereye area
Bare Escentuals Well Rested over UD 24/7
DreamWorld creme topping (finishing powder) in Butterscotch (silk formula)
Ocean Mist mineral blush in Vanora
Dayna's mineral glow in Violet Vesper over blush
Jordanna lipliner in Nutmeg
Estee Lauder Pure Colour long lasting lipstick in Rose Tea
MAC Sugarrimmed dazzleglass