Pumpkin Swirl Brownies - Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Dessert!

November 20, 2018

It's Thanksgiving crunch time! While some of us out there are extremely prepared with all of our ingredients for what we are bringing to the table (literally) this year, some of us may be a little more last minute.

If this is you, never fear! I have an extremely fast and extremely delicious dessert that will make you look like a domestic goddess! It's a twist on a classic and incorporates pumpkin without tasting like the overly-sweet pumpkin spice latte (#blessed).
I present to you, Pumpkin Swirl Brownies! Alright I know you are in a rush here, so let's get to the good stuff.. the recipe!

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

1 Box of your Favorite Brownie Mix
                  - not listed, but you should also have on hand whatever is needed to make the brownies
                    per the box mix, i.e. eggs, milk, etc.
1/2 a Can of Real Pumpkin
1 Block of Cream Cheese
3 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar
1/2 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1. Preheat the oven and prepare the brownie mix, per the box's instructions.
2. Whip the cream cheese with a hand mixer
3. Add in the pumpkin to combine with the cream cheese
4. Add in the powdered sugar and Pumpkin Pie Spice and mix well
5. Grease or line a baking sheet and pour the batter onto the sheet
6. Place dollops of the pumpkin/cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the brownie mix
7. Using a fork, create the "swirls" by spreading the pumpkin mixture in with the top layer of       
    brownie batter
8. After desired swirls, place brownies in the oven to cook for 25-30 minutes
9. Let cool for 30 minutes and serve and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers out there. I am thankful for all of you!

xx Mollie

Whiter Teeth for Our Wedding! + A Giveaway

November 16, 2018

Since I was about a Junior in High school, I have loved having white teeth. I think since my smile is such a huge part of my face and personality (hey, I'm a pretty smiley chick!) that it always made me feel so much more confident having pearly-whites.
I have tried basically everything from the drugstore: whitening toothpaste, mouth wash, strips that make my teeth so sensitive and don't stay on very well, at-home boiling trays, etc. Everything worked fine, but there was always something I was giving up when using these. Whether it was convenience, being able to speak, a bad taste in my mouth during use... you name it! I found keeping my teeth white at home always came with some kind of caveat.

That is why I was so excited with Smile Brilliant reached out. I had seen a few people I followed online using this system and was always intrigued, but never really put in any real research.

Disclaimer: I was gifted the Smile Brilliant kit in exchange for social promotion; however, all opinions are my own and this post includes my honest review of the products.

Before Smile Brilliant

After Smile Brilliant
The entire process was very easy. Smile Brilliant sent me one of their kits in which you create your molds at home. This was honestly really fun. You mix the two mold agents together like silly putty, and once it turns purple, you place it in the try and mold your teeth to it. After the molds are complete, you send them back to Smile Brilliant and in just a few days, you get custom-molded whitening trays sent right to your door, which is SO cool! Along with the trays came the whitening agent, as well as desensitizing gel. I had mentioned previous whiteners made my teeth sensitive, so they suggest the package with the gel to help with sensitivity, which was so helpful!

As far as the whitening process, it was so easy. You place a portion of the syringe of whitening agent in the trays and place the trays in your mouth for 45 minutes - 3 hours. Since the trays are perfectly molded to your teeth, life is very easy while you are whitening! I was able to prepare dinner, do laundry, even a light workout with my trays in. When I was done, I just rinsed out the trays with warm water, and if needed repeated the same process with the desensitizing gel to keep my teeth from getting sensitive overnight.
Before Smile Brilliant

 After Smile Brilliant

I felt like every time I took the trays out, I had obvious results, which I loved! It worked so well, that my Fiance at the time (now husband) ordered a kit and used it before our wedding too. We both felt so confident and smiley all day long at our wedding, and it was definitely in-part due to the Smile Brilliant Whitening kits!
If you are interested in trying Smile Brilliant, head to my Instagram post from today, November 16th, 2018 and enter the giveaway I’m hosting right now. Like the photo, follow me, tag some friends, and most importantly, fill out a super quick form using this link. You could win a $149 Smile Brilliant credit, which is enough for nine whitening treatments! My giveaway is open for 1 week (ending November 23rd, 2018, AKA Black Friday) and open to USA, UK, Australia and Canadian residents! If you want go ahead and purchase Smile Brilliant products without waiting for the giveaway to end, enter the code “molliebellezza15” for 15% off. Look for the photo below on my IG feed!

Click here if you want to check out all of their products!

If you have any questions or comments about the products or my experience, please let me know in the comments below and I will get back to you!



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Kate Somerville x Plastic Oceans

September 27, 2018

I have been taking care of my skin to the extra degree, lately, with all of the upcoming festivites. I want my skin to be bright and smooth when I walk down the aisle, which is why I was thrilled when Kate Somerville offered to send me some of their ExfoliKate range to try out.

The ExfoliKate range is an amazing array of products that exfoliate your skin, not with physical exfoliants, such as plastic microbeads, but with AHA's to gently rid your skin of toxins and dead cells, while adding in nourishment for skin that is soft and supple.

Kate Somerville has started an amazing campaign in partnership with the Plastic Oceans Foundation to stop plastic from polluting our environment and oceans. Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every single year? Think of how that will affect not only our lives, but the lives of all of the animals and creatures living in our beautiful oceans.

With each Kate Somerville Purchase made through the links in this post, 25% of your purchase will be donated to the Plastic Oceans Foundation, so together we can create change with our love for beauty. Kate Somerville has made the pledge to be an 100% recyclable brand by the year 2022! Nothing makes me happier than working with a brand that gives back to our Earth, which is why I am proud #AdvoKate.

 Do your part to make our oceans safe and plastic free. Visit Kate Somerville or The Plastic Oceans Foundation to learn more, today.