Sunday, June 30, 2013

Watermelon Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

I saw a picture of these treats on Pinterest and thought they were too adorable not to make. With Fourth of July coming up these would be a great treat to bring to your holiday picnic or BBQ. I let my boyfriend take the batch we made to his co workers because really who doesn't like rice krispies!

Final Product, very yummy!


For the Rind:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 of a package of Big Marshmallows (about 15)
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 drops green food coloring
For the Middle:
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 of a package of Big Marshmallows (about 30)
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 drops pink food coloring


1) Spray a cake pan with cooking spray. You will start by making the rind first.
2) On the stove top, place the butter and marshmallows for the rind and let them melt. Remember to stir the ingredients so that they don't stick to your pot. Once the ingredients have melted put in your green food coloring and stir.
3) Take your pot of the stove and mix in your cereal. Stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.
4) Next place the green cereal mixture into your cake pan and shape it into the rind of the watermelon, leaving the middle of your cake pan empty.
5) Now we are going to repeat the above steps for the meat of the watermelon.
6)  Once you have melted and combined your ingredients for the middle of the watermelon. Place the mixture into the middle of your pan with the rind and form the shape.
7) After the rice krispie treat cools for a few minutes, you can place small chocolate chips in the meat of the watermelon to look like seeds.

This is how the rind should look before you add the middle.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Lately I have been craving sweets like crazy. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that I'm stressed out because I need to choose which Grad School I would like to attend in the fall. After my trip to San Francisco yesterday to tour one of the schools I may be attending I came home not feeling to excited about the school so today when I woke up I decided to bake :)

Normally when I bake cookies I use the Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe but today thanks to Pinterest and the website "Cookies and Cups" I decided to bake Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies. I tweeked the recipe a little bit since I wanted a smaller batch with walnuts. Without further ado, I give you Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.


  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 + 1/8 cup of grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine both sugars, eggs and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium until light in color.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in grapeseed oil. Beat until evenly combined.
  5. With mixer on low add in baking soda, salt and flour. Stir until evenly combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Drop heaping tablespoon sized portions of dough onto prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are golden. Don't over bake.
  9. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Target Beauty Box : The First One Ever

A while back I saw a link on Facebook for something called "The Target Beauty Box." I decided to order since it was only $5 including shipping. The downside was that this box took almost 6 weeks to arrive. I just received it in the mail today and decided to share what was inside. Overall I definitely got my moneys worth, however the items in the box were not anything new. I could easily pick these items up for myself if I wanted to and they are not really items I gravitate towards.


Here are the items that were included in the box:
1) Olay Venus Razor $9.00
2) Travel Size Fekkai Glossing Creme $9.00
3) Sally Hanson Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips $8.49
4) Sample packet of Loreal BB Cream
5) Sample packet of EffaClar Duo

Total Value: $ 26.49 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

IPSY June 2013: On the Wild Side

I have 2 different IPSY bags to show you today. Since Super Glam Glam is run by 2 ladies we both get our own IPSY subscription. At $10 a month it is a great value that can't be beat. This months theme was called "On the Wild Side."

Below is a picture of one of the varieties we received:

1) Psssssst Travel Size Instant Dry Shampoo Spray $2.99
2) NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Orange $6.99
3) Cailyn Cosmetics  Linefix Gel Eyeliner in Purple $21.00
4) Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy $12.00
5) J.Cat Beauty  Sparkling Cream Palette in Suzie $4.49
Total Retail Value: $ 46.48

And here is the second version we received.

1) Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil $18.00
2) NYX Blush in Silky Rose $5.99
3) Cailyn Cosmetics  Linefix Gel Eyeliner in Iron $21.00
4) Starlooks Lip Pencil in Bare $12.00
5) J.Cat Beauty  Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta $4.49
Total Retail Value: $ 61.48

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

This past week my boyfriend was working on a big project at work. He decided he wanted to bake with me, so we baked the following brownies. These turned out pretty good but as you can tell from the picture the batter and cream cheese didn't swirl together that well. 

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cheesecake part:
  • 8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper then butter the parchment paper. 
2) In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined and very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
3) To prepare the brownie mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Add flour and salt and stir until combined.
4) To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth. 
5) Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. The distribute the cheesecake mixture in 8 dollops over the batter in the pan. Swirl the mixture together with a knife.
6) Bake the brownie for 35-40 minutes. When a knife is inserted into the cheesecake mixture it should come out clean. The edges of the brownies will be lightly browned. Let the brownies cool completely before removing them from the pan.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy

My boyfriends father loves these peanut butter and chocolate candies. He has been asking me to make him some for awhile now. As a surprise for him, since Father's Day is so close, I decided to make a batch and bring them over. He loved it. 


1.5 cups confectioners’ sugar        
1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place the peanut butter and butter In a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until the butter melts (about 30 seconds.) Take the bowl out of the microwave, add the vanilla and stir. Add the powdered sugar to the mixture and stir with a spatula until the ingredients are well blended. The mixture should look dough-like.
3. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour then roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Chill once more for at least 20 minutes. (This makes them easier to dip)

3. In a second microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate chips. Once the chocolate is melted dip the chilled peanut butter dough in until the dough is coated. Repeat the process with the remaining balls.
4. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Then enjoy!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 2013 PopSugar Must Have Box Revealed!

I just received my PopSugar Must Have box for June and I am pretty excited about it. The total value of the box far exceeds the $35 a month price I paid for it. I was already planning on buying two of the items in the box (the moisturizer and book) which made me love this months box even more. 

Just Opened!

How Everything was Packaged 

Here is what was included in the box for this month.

1) Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger
    Retail $25.99

2) Addicted to Sweat #4 Jaw Breaker Chair workout DVD
    Retail $12.99

3) Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer 1.7 fl. oz.
    Retail $65

4) Juice Beauty CC Cream minis X 2   at 0.17 fl. oz. each
    Retail $7.80

5) Gorjana & Griffin Zuma Scarf
    Retail $62.00

6) Gorjana Griffin gift card $25

7) Project 7 Quench the Thristy mints
    Retail $1.79

8) Popcorn Indiana Fit Popcorn   2.1 oz.
    Retail $2.99

TOTAL VALUE: $203.56

If you are interested in joining PopSugar click on the link below:

Promo Code: "Refer5" this code will take $5 off a monthly box. 

Monthly Subscription Boxes: We are Addicted!

Lately it seems that every time I search the internet there is a new monthly subscription box available. Monthly subscription boxes have been popping up all over the web. You can receive monthly boxes that cater to whatever may interest you from beauty items, to food items, even clothing items.

These monthly subscription boxes have both upsides and downsides. With some trial and error you will find what boxes suite your needs. Here at Super Glam Glam we have subscribed to our fair share of boxes and have come to the conclusion that the beauty boxes are the best. Go Figure :)

The following is a mini breakdown of the boxes we currently subscribe to.


* the picture above is one variation of the bags members recieved for MAY 2013

Each month, subscribers  receive a make-up bag filled with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. IPSY is run by YouTube beauty gurus so every month these stylists post looks using products that come in the monthly box making it easier to copy their looks. The cost for this box is only $10 a month and every month the value you receive is much higher. IPSY is a great subscription box for anyone who loves makeup or for individuals looking to expand their beauty knowledge. 

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* Items featured in the JUNE 2013 boxes

Every month Julep hand picks trendsetting new nail colors, cult faves and cutting-edge beauty products for its subscribers. Julep subscriptions are based on style profiles that help them narrow down items that they feel you will love. The great thing about the Julep subscription is that there is no commitment. If you decide you do not like the items being offered during a specific month you can skip your box. 
YOU decide how often to receive your Julep Maven box, and you can cancel at any time. The cost for this box is $19.99 a month. This is still a great deal considering that one Julep nail polish retails for $14 at Sephora.  

Click this link to subscribe and learn more:

Promo Code: "Freebox"                   
this code will let you receive you starter box for free. All you pay is $3.99 for shipping. Keep in mind that once you subscribe to the box you will no longer need to pay for shipping and you will receive 20% off on most items on the Julep website.

PopSugar Must Have

The contents of the PopSugar Must Have box vary from month to month. This box is more of a lifestyle box. It is a great box to help you discover new items and brands. The cost of the box is $34.99 and you can cancel your subscription any time. The cost of the PopSugar Must Have box is slightly higher then the other boxes we subscribe to however there is always at least one high value item in the monthly box making it a great value.

Click this link to subscribe and learn more:

Promo Code: "Refer5" this code will take $5 off a monthly box. 

Project D.I.Y. (No longer available)


 Every month Project D.I.Y. sends over embellishments and trimmings to help you create 2 - 3 D.I.Y.  pieces inspired by current runway and street style trends. This is an entertaining box for those individuals who love to make and wear their own designs. The box costs $30 a month and you can cancel or suspend your subscription at anytime online.

Click this link to subscribe and learn more: