How to recycle your old clothes and earn MONEY!

IMG_0134 Poshmark is a consignment store app that I have been using for over a year. I have made a sufficient amount of money from the app. You can earn 80% of the profit from your sales.

Basically, what you do on this app is you post a picture of an item of clothing, accessory, or shoe and describe what it is, what the size is, the retail price and what price you’re selling it for. People will start to be interested and once they purchase your item, you will receive a pre-paid shipping label and you drop the item off at the post office! After the package arrives to the buyer, you earn your money 🙂

You can also shop at other people’s “closets”. I am “hautestyles” on Poshmark. Please follow me and check out my closet! I have an invite code you can use and earn a $5 credit! Invite code: BZRJI

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Caitlyn Jenner is beautiful…

My thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner

First off, I think its amazing! She is finally free. I can’t imagine being confused, lost, and scared for 65 years about your identity. I think its a beautiful thing to be really be sure about who you are and commit to it physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Be you! And if anyone makes you feel ashamed for being you, forget them. They are ignorant, stubborn, and afraid of change. Just feel sorry for them that they don’t know how to open their eyes and understand.

I’m glad someone who is a major part of the public eye is experiencing this for everyone to see. That DOES NOT mean if you’re not famous and transgender, you’re irrelevant. It just means that there is a spokesperson for the community and more people have the opportunity to be aware of it.

I am also deeply proud of the Kardashians and Jenners for reacting so positively to her transition. I can’t imagine how hard it is for them. I watched the episode on Keeping Up With the Kardashians where they talk about Caitlyn’s transition. They explained how its almost like experiencing a death in the family, when a family member transitions. You thought you knew someone so well, but they were actually a lot different. The person you knew for so long is gone. However, the positive part of that is a better, happier version of that same person reappears.

I hope in our next generation, people find being transgender, gay, bisexual, and being straight all NORMAL things. I hope ignorance on this topic disappears and we treat every personal identity and sexuality all equally.

French Macaron Recipe

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Ingredients:

70 grams of egg whites (around 2 eggs) room temperature, aged

35 grams of granulated sugar

115 grams of powder sugar

60 grams almond flour

Food coloring optional

Directions:

Stick your cookie sheet in the fridge.

Sift all dry ingredients. I know it is tedious and annoying, but this part is very important.

Whisk egg whites on high speed. This can be done by a hand mixer, electric mixer, or by hand whisking (it will take a lot of work to whisk by hand but it is possible. I have done it a few times). As the egg whites get frothy, add the granulated sugar and food coloring by thirds. Whisk until egg whites have firmed and can form peaks.

Add powdered sugar and almond flour by thirds in the egg white mixture. Make sure to use the folding technique when you mix the almond flour and powdered sugar with the egg white mixture. A video of the folding technique will be at the end of this post.

Pipe the batter into a piping bag and apply small circles on your parchment paper/cookie sheet. Then, pop the cookie sheet to get rid of the air bubbles in the macarons. Let the macarons rest in a cool area for 20-30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350.

Stick the macarons in the oven for about 15-20 minutes in the oven.

After taking the macaron shells out of the oven and cooling, put ganache on a macaron shell and sandwich them!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m going to share my signature chocolate chip cookies recipe!! Deliciousness guaranteed. (Scroll down for the recipe)

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1/2 cup butter                                          1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup white sugar                                1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup brown sugar                              1 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee powder

1 egg                                                          3/4 or 1 cup of semisweet choc. chips

2 tsp vanilla extract                               Pinches of salt on dough.

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

Preheat your oven to 350F.

First, you need to brown the butter. Put the butter in a saucepan on medium low heat. Mix the butter occasionally. Watch the butter until it turns browner and it smells more nuttier. It’s super important to keep an eye on the butter, because you can burn it easily.

In a large bowl, add white sugar and brown sugar. Then, pour in the brown butter and egg, then mix. Add the vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder to the mixture. Mix. Then combine the most important element, the chocolate chips and mix it in the dough.

If the dough seems too sticky and “loose” allow yourself to add a little more flour. After, get a plastic wrap to wrap the cookie dough. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 mins. The more you refrigerate, the better the cookies taste (I have no idea why, it just works that way. Trust me 😉 ). The cookie dough can last up to a full week in the fridge.

Shape the cookie doughs into a ball. If you like more flatter cookies, flatten out the cookie dough a little. Put the doughs on parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes. And then you’re done!!

All you have to do now is enjoy.

Welcome to my blog!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to my blog and thank you for browsing through!

My blog is mainly focused on fashion, baking, beauty, and my life. I have always loved fashion, makeup, and baking and decided to share my tips and styles with you all. I hope you find things helpful and interesting 🙂

Although makeup and fashion is sometimes perceived as a superficial thing, I see it as something completely the opposite. Makeup and especially fashion is a way to express who you are on the inside or how you feel that day. My blog will not be about covering up who you are, but instead accepting yourself, expressing yourself, and doing what makes you happy. Honestly, I hate anything that associates with bullshit and faking, so there will be none of that on this blog.

Have fun checking out my blog!

Love,

Ellie

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