Cupcakes so pretty you could eat them!

I have been running Pinched Beauty for quite a while now and have always wanted to add cupcake soaps to my line. I researched many different outlets and it just seems like everyone else was doing this, I had to find a way to be different. My husband is the one who encouraged me to make soaps, he knew I was capable , I just had to convince myself.I always want any product that I make to create a sense of happiness and joy among tween girls. I think that I have accomplished just that!

My all natural Shea Butter Cupcakes are going to make the perfect gift for Birthdays,Valentines day or any day. Each cupcake is layered with a sweet color and a sweet scent.

 

These soaps have been ordered as party favors for birthday parties and giveaways!Be sure to pick up a few and share them with friends! Enjoy my tween beauties!

Pinched Beauty Tween Soaps !!

I just finished making the new PB soaps for the line and they are absolutely adorable. This morning I dropped off my Christmas Inventory to the local store that sells my product. I think tween girls are going to fall in love with these scents. Take a look!

 

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There are so many more. I had a blast creating these!!

My Perfect Apple Pie

I have always wanted to make an apple pie. They always look so good in the movies. The scene starts with a picture perfect yard and a white picket fence. The house is right out of a magazine, the windows crystal clear. One of the windows is open just a bit, but just enough to see a sweet apple pie resting on the ledge. Clearly someone has taken their time slicing the apples and creating that beautiful lattice design.

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Much to my dismay,no beautiful house appeared and my white picket fence didn’t sprout up from the ground, But my son did come over open his mouth wide and said: “Do I see apple pie?”

Ingredients:

Crust:1 box refrigerated pie crusts
6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

Heat oven to 425°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom. In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

 

Fall has arrived and so have I…

I love fall, I always have. Since meeting my husband 15 years ago my obsession has only increased 10 fold. I am no photographer but lately I have become BFF’s with my camera phone. I find myself taking pictures of everything and everything has become an inspiration to me. Here are a couple of photos that I found inspiring this week:

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Fall means experiencing crisp cold mornings and coffee cup warmth. It’s getting up seconds before my three amigos and sneaking downstairs to open a  window and let the cool air wake me.It’s red sky dusks and beetles clinging to the screens for one last jig in the sun. It’s the anticipation of waking up my husband and smelling the morning on him close to his white t.It’s my 2 year-olds tiny hand, warm against my face for the last couple of minutes of morning sleep. It’s baking apple pie and watching my boys snuggle on the couch with clean white socks for Sunday football. This is my fall , I hope it takes its time……

My Love of Fashion Design

I have always loved fashion and design. I always thought that I would become a designer, that was the only thing that I ever wanted to do.Then Life and my own insecurities got in the way. I wasn’t sure if I could navigate the many threads of NYC even though I am from Staten Island.I willingly psyched myself out of the competition by measuring my designs against others.I stopped drawing and creating many years ago and I often crave the excitement of a new concept or the satisfaction of a completed design. Someone told me not too long ago that I should start designing again. I asked him why. And he told me that it was good for the soul.He was right. I decided  to share some of my designs with all of you. Enjoy!

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Pinched Beauty is Live!

For many many months I have been creating a tween beauty line.This has not been an easy feat! I have changed the name over 20 times, switched blogging platforms over 15 and taken over 300 photos of my newly created products.No one ever tells you that starting a business is this crazy. I grew up wanting to be fashion designer but was easily edged out by my own insecurities. I spent the next couple of years bouncing from project to project much to my husbands dismay and finally landed here. I💜what I do. I currently do not make alot of money from it, but nevertheless, I love it!

I have a tween, not a girl but a boy and in all honesty they are not much different. My son has tested many of my products happily and yays or nays without a bat of an eye. I need the honest criticism and a tween will always give it to you.Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy the show!