Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag September 2014

Since this is the week of Glam bags I might as well do my September one as well.
I was excited for this months bag because of the Pacifica eyeliner, I wanted black but got brown. The brown is working for me though, especially being waterproof.



This months bag was a dark silver with some studs on it. I must admit, it's not my favorite, it's actually my least favorite yet. I liked what was inside though.

1.  Briogeo deep conditioning hair mask.  Sample size. Much needed!!

2.  Crown Infinity shadow/crease duet brush. Full sized brush. I have already used this and love it! Retails for $6.99

3.  Cailyn art touch lip gloss in Basic Instinct. Full sized tube. Tried it, love it! Retails for $19!!

4.  Pacifica Natural Minerals waterproof brown eyeliner. Sample size. Like it so far.

5.  Nyx eyeshadow in asphyxiation. This is bright blue, not sure where in my quizzes I said that I wanted to try blue eye products but this is the second one that I have received (blue eyeliner here). I would say it is full sized. Retails for $4.50. Not sure when I would use this.....maybe for Halloween.

Overall, my bag was definitely worth the $10 this month with 2 full sized products that retail for $25.99 together. I got some full sized products and I will use most of the products.

Now to try and figure out what to do with my growing collection of makeup bags....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014

I am finally getting around to review my August 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag. I have been sick and exhausted since school started. I am feeling better now and feel as if I can get so much more done. I was going to make this week a subscription box week, with my 2 Glam Bags and the husbands Loot Crate, but husband opened his Loot Crate and the stuff immediately disappeared. So, it's just 2 Glam Bags.

My Glam bag for August was fabulous!!



Included was:
1.  Makeup bag. It is round in shape, like a pencil bag. Colors are white with orange polka dots.

2.  Jersey Shore Mongongo lip conditioner. I have had time to use this and I love it!! I use it at night and my lips are super soft in the morning. Full sized. Retails for $5.50, I will be buying more of this!

3.  Dr. Brandt pore refiner. I haven't had a chance to use this yet. I hope it works, I need it. Sample sized.

4.  J Cat Flying Solo eyeshadow, color: half naked. I use this now daily and love it. It is a great neutral shade and goes on evenly. Sample sized.

5.  Klorane dry shampoo. I have very oily skin, which makes my bangs look awful by mid-day. I tried this on my bangs a couple times (when I remembered I had it) and it really helped. I'm excited to have something to help my problem. Sample sized.

6. Urban Decay Perversion mascara.  I wish this were a full sized tube because it makes my lashes look fabulous. This is definitely a product I purchase. Sample sized.

This months bag had 2 full sized products, the lip conditioner and the eyeshadow.

All in all, I think this bag was worth my $10, tomorrow I will show you Septembers bag.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday Three

Thursday Three

1.  New Pet Peeve: No dates on blogs. If I am going to a blog via Pinterest to read something, it should have a date. How am I to know that the travel advice or whatever is current? What if it was written several years ago?

2.  Photo:  

Reese Cup likes to sleep in the dryer. 

3.  Emotion: Ticked!! Mother Nature needs to get her act together and get me some sweltering, hot July weather. She better not even wait until August 12th (when school starts again). 

post signature

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2014

My Ipsy Glam Bag came today!! I love getting that shiny, pink envelope in the mail!!

Here's what I got:



As for the breakdown, let's start with the pretty, pink bag. It is made of vinyl, I think, and it smells like it. I am hoping to ignore the smell and use it in my purse. Where does Ipsy get all these cute bags?

I got a small bottle of Hang 10 tanning oil. I like the Hang 10 sunblock I got from Ipsy so hopefully this will be just as good. This will work when I am going some place without children and don't need my huge beach bag. I can carry a small bag with a small sunblock and this small tanning oil.

I also got a Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm from Pixi, color Pretty in Pink. This color looks great with my skin tone and feels good, too.

I got a super tiny bareMinearals BB cream eyeshadow in a weird brown color. I don't usually use cream eyeshadows because of my oily skin but I may have to try this just to see how good it is. 

Also included was Sunkissed Bronzer by POP Beauty. I have never used a bronzer because I am  pale skinned but I will try it at least once.

Lastly, was a bottle of beach spray by Sexy Hair. I have always wanted to try a texturizing spray, glad I got a small one to try. 

I am happy with the Glam Bag that I received this time. I hope they keep up the excellence!!
post signature

Friday, July 11, 2014

Holidays and Concerts

The following post was written for Monday morning, however, PicMonkey was being dumb and kept crashing so I couldn't edit any photos. So after dealing with the problem for 5 days I decided to find a new, free online photo editor, and the winner was: befunky. So far, so good!!

Well, I had a great weekend. Hope you did too. I'm not the type of person that does big plans for the 4th of July, not sure why, I just don't.  I did do a little bit though.

Our town has a parade on the 4th, which Eve and I went to. After that was swimming and then a cookout with friends.

Joe got his new camera out and decided to take some fun pics with it. I love how the sparkler ones turned out.

Eve was trying to make a star!

This one was from my phone, turned out good though.

Then Saturday I got to go to the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper concert with Xander, my friend, and her husband. I was super excited. I have seen Motley Crue a few times but this was their final tour. We had a great time. 

And then this happened:

Tall people should be banned from sitting/standing in general seating!

But to make up for it this happened:


Yep, that's the band on a different stage playing "Home Sweet Home." Funny story, we go to concerts at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville and ALWAYS sit in section F (see below). This year my friends didn't want to pay the $150 per ticket for that section so we sat in the lawn section. The lawn is cheap ($35) and is open seating. We had good spots on the lawn but still we dreamed of our old section, especially since they have seats and we are old with aching feet and backs. Well, the funny part is that the encore song was "Home Sweet Home" and it was played on a different stage IN SECTION F!! If you look at that gray box in the pic, that was the alternate stage. We usually sit within 5 rows of that gray box, but not this year!! As soon as they walked onto that stage, my friend turned to her husband and I and said "we were supposed to sit there. No matter what it costs, we are sitting there next time!!"  Nothing like a missed opportunity.



There is always a downside, Vince Neil couldn't seem to remember the lyrics. It's pretty sad that the crowd can sing all of your songs but you can't. Maybe it's a good thing they are not going to tour together anymore.

How was your holiday weekend?

post signature

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday Three

Thursday Three:

1.  I did a little blog makeover. I only like things that I can use for free. The new banner came from The Cutest Blog on the Block.

2.  Photo: This is how many days I have left until Disney:

Countdown printable came from happyclippings.com but their link no longer works :(

3.  Confession: I REALLY want a Harvey's or Dooney & Bourke wallet from Walt Disney World when I go. I think I will start putting back $1-$2 per day until we leave so I have the extra money. Now which one do I want?
Harvey's Ariel wallet
Dooney and Bourke Minnie Mouse wallet


post signature

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday Three

Thursday Three

1.  Confession: I hate the smell of mango's. I think it smells like cat pee. Think about that next time you get something mango flavored!!


2.  Summer school is over and it's now time to start my summer break. Now I'm waiting for it to be super warm out and not rainy.


3.  I started and finished the Divergent trilogy this week. I am very disappointed!! More about that later though.

post signature