Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes Halloween Treat

With all of this warm weather I’ve almost completely forgotten about Halloween! Isn’t that so crazy?! I just feel like Halloween is supposed to be on a cool fall night, with lots of scarves and boots. Not to mention, my neighborhood has been seriously slacking in the decorating department and the temperature in Maryland is just now starting to drop. I have to admit, it isn’t a holiday I get totally into. But because I’m a content creator, I forced myself to think of something spooktacular. Last year we threw a Ghostbusters movie party, made some delicious rice krispies and in the past I’ve even made some Halloween cocktails (like this Halloween punch or Brain Hemorrhage party shots). This year for an easy Halloween treat I am combining two of my favorite things, Oreos and cheesecake. Sounds like a total no-brainer, right?

Halloween Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes
  • 3 8 oz. pack Cream cheese
  • 1 pt of sour cream
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Zest of one Lemon finely chopped
  • 3 cups crushed oreos
  • 20-24 Halloween oreos
  • Cupcake papers
  • Decorative picks
  • Whip topping (we used Cool Whip but you could make your own if desired)
  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth and creamy.
  2. Add sour cream, vanilla, and zest and mix well.
  3. Add eggs one at a time on low speed till combined. (Be sure to scrape sides of bowl between each addition to insure proper blending).
  4. Fold in crushed Oreos until incorporated.
  5. Line cupcake pans with paper cups and place one Halloween Oreo in each cup.
  6. Pour batter into each cup and fill to top of tin.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12-17 mins till top starts browning and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Once cooled completely top with whipped topping and picks for decoration.
  9. Enjoy!

This recipe isn’t something completely crazy, but hey, when you combine two of my favorite things into one dessert I’m not going to complain. If you wanted to be super special, you could even dye the whipped topping a creepy color like orange or green. What are your Halloween plans this year? It sure did creep up on us! (HA- see what I did there?!) We hope you think about adding this sweet Halloween treat to your spread!

P.S. – If you are so not into dressing up, I’ve linked some pretty cute but festive tees below that you might catch me in.

More Sweet Treats From The LCC

Apple Spice Crumb Cake | Boozy Margarita Popsicles | Carrot Cake Cheesecake | Reese’s Nachos 

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Beauty Encounters, Volume 03.

Who doesn’t love trying new beauty products?! Ulta has become a little like Target to me, where you go in for one thing and come out with ten. Harrison has been known to not even allow me to go into Target because it was so bad at one point! They recently built an all new, state-of-the-art Ulta in our local strip mall and it has been dangerous. That was what actually fueled the start to this new series!

This week’s Beauty Encounters features Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder, Pixi Glow Tonic, and Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel. Have you heard of any of these products? Let’s see what I thought in this beauty review!

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

I’m a little bit of a cult Mario Badescu fan at this point. Remember this post where I talked all about their acne products? I really love their price-point, sleek packaging, and product overall. This cleansing gel was no different. First off, lets talk about the smell. It smells and feels ah-maz-ing! My skin became a little irritated after first use, but that’s just because it was bringing all of the dirt under my skin to surface. After about week 4 I can definitely see a difference!

Disclaimer: I went out of town last weekend and forgot to pack this with me. That means that I did not wash my face with it for four days, and afterwards I could definitely tell. I guess that’s a good thing, right?!

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder in Aura

I wasn’t joking when I said that Ulta was my new shopping black hole. I had zero intentions of picking this up during my latest run. ZERO. But hey, there it was… just calling my name. Overall, I really like this product. It has such a pretty shimmer to it, it’s remarkable. But, the only thing I will say is that it’s a little pricey. I’m interested to see how long it lasts. That would be my telling point whether or not I’ll purchase again.

Pixi Glow Tonic (c/o)

I mentioned in my last Pixi Beauty review that I was dying to get my hands on the cult favorite, Glow Tonic. Spoiler alert: it really lives up to its reputation!  I usually find it hard to remember to use toner, but I make it a point with this one. This product is extremely watery, but once it’s evaporated it’s not noticeable on the skin at all. It definitely leaves a softer and smoother feeling on your skin! I’ve found that it layers really well under other products too. Because this is a pH dependent product, the order of it in your routine matters. You want to use it right after cleanser and before other exfoliates, serums, or moisturizers.

Pro-tip: don’t use cotton balls or sheets; they waste product. Simply apply it into the palm of your hands before spreading it across the face. That’s how you’ll get the best bang for your buck.

I’m researching lots of new products for the next post in our Beauty Encounters. Is there anything you want us to review? Let me know!

P.S. Aren’t those little planters the cutest things you’ve ever seen? We sell the set of 3 you see above at Magnolia Rifle, make sure to check it out! 😉

Check Out Past Week’s Beauty Encounters

Foundation Edition |  Klorane, Juice Beauty, Pixi & MAC Prep & Prime Review | Aveda Review | Beautycounter Review

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Braids & Kimonos

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that kimonos aren’t going anywhere in my closet. They are everything! Easy to throw on, super trendy, and available in just about any color, pattern, texture that you could think of! What’s not to love?

This kimono is from my boutique, Magnolia Rifle. I love it’s deep red color and the length!

And this clutch, isn’t it gorgeous?! Seriously goes with anything!

Alright, last up let’s talk about braids. I’ve never been good at them. The only thing I could really do was this go-to style in college. My girl Andrea really did it up with these dutch braids. I didn’t even know my hair was long enough to do them, let alone it look this good! Thanks Andrea! 

What combos are you loving lately? Drop me a line in the comments and let me know!

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Kimono- Magnolia Rifle Jeans- Melissa McCarthy by Seven Jeans on sale! Booties- Jeffrey Campbell Necklace & Earrings- Magnolia Rifle 

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Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Diageo. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CollectiveBias #thewhiskey5

I think it’s pretty obvious that Lights Camera Catwalk has always been a fashion and lifestyle blog dedicated to millennial women. You all crave recipes, skincare and beauty advice that is simple and straightforward. Well alcohol and cocktails sometimes aren’t! But after some searching I’ve found the perfect hack to figure it all out — specifically bourbon, a spirit that I’ve strayed away from until now.

Let’s cut to the chase: My man LOVES whiskey. Admittedly, I do not. Whenever we’re out together I can never seem to order the right cocktail. Just last night, we were having date night at a fancy restaurant downtown and he ordered a blackberry bourbon lemonade. Oh. My. God. It was the best thing I’d ever tasted! I simply HAD to recreate it, but I couldn’t find the right recipe anywhere. So I made my own using Whiskey5.com.

I have no idea where to start when looking for a Bourbon that I (and he) might like, but this website makes it so easy! I just entered in my flavor profile (sweet for me, spicy for him) and it gave me an expert suggestion! As I got sweet, that meant I should look for delicate whiskeys that offer up a surprisingly smooth creaminess and notes of fresh fruits and dried apricots. Harrison got spicy, which meant he was in store for a vibrant flavor journey, filled with fruitful highlights, hints of vanilla and peppery spices.

How To Find Your Flavor Profile

  • Select the two flavors that best suit your taste and use the sliders to set the intensity of each flavor. Also make sure to use the toggles after you make your flavor selections to rank how much of one flavor you are looking for in a whiskey! Flavors range from smooth, spicy, bold, to sweet or smoky.
  • Hit “Get Results” and find out your flavor!

So here it is, my Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade recipe with Bulleit Bourbon’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey! Serves 2 4 oz Bulleit Bourbon 1/4 cup fresh blackberries (now in season, eastern shore!) 1/3 cup sparkling lemonade 1 lemon 2 oz simple syrup Handful of mint Muddle the blackberries, mint and slices of lemon in a bowl. Once they’ve made a sort of paste, add the simple syrup. Pour the mixture into a shaker with some ice, the bourbon and the lemonade. Shake well and pour over ice. Garnish with mint!

I will no longer be afraid of trying bourbon. I now will be making this blackberry bourbon lemonade all the time, as well as maybe this Bourbon Mule that I shared last year. So delish! What’s your flavor profile? Make sure to check out the other cocktails located in our recipe archives while you’re at it!

You can visit this site to find out the closest store in your area. These in-store displays make it even easier on confused customers like myself!

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