Thursday, July 31, 2014

ELF Disney Snow White Beauty Book


I am a sucker for anything Disney related so when ELF, Ardell, Sunci, and Conair started these Disney Princess Collections I was ALL OVER THEM!!! They can be found at select Walgreens or

If you guys want I can do swatches from the Ariel Beauty Book as well!!!

The beauty book is made of cardboard and is very cutely designed!!

The mirror is pretty worthless (reminds me of the shiny foil mirrors in baby books) BUT under the mirror are looks to do with the shadows/items in the books!!

This one comes with 7 eye shadows, an eye primer, liner and a peachy blush. With a reddish lip-gloss!

On to the swatches!!

The first three are the largest shadows and are very sparkly, I personally love I’m wishing and Diamond Mine wet rather than dry.

My Big disappointment with this book was My Prince, it looks like an amazing Matte navy blue in pan but it is VERY sheer!!

Keep Singing is a pretty Peach blush with golden sparkles!


So what do you think? I think for the price (each book is 9.99 or cheaper if you get it on sale) They are definitely worth the price!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What To Wear??!!


Okay guys, M’s second wedding is in 2 weeks, and I have not clue what to wear!!! I have 2 options, both dresses if worn will be worn with tan flats. The wedding is outside and in SC which will be HOT!

I need opinions!! What do you all think?

(Sorry for the blurs and lighting on these, Kensei took them grudgingly)

Option one:

I really like this dress, BUT I am not sure if it shows too much chest area for a wedding. But this is the 1st dress I got for the wedding and I do love it!!


Option two:

This dress is actually light grey and I do like this one too. It is a LOT more modest, but I am not sure it’s totally me. I do LOVE the little black belt though, I got that for free because the belt that came with this dress was hideous, so they switched it for me.


What do you all think? Which one looks best? Which would be good for a wedding??

Monday, July 21, 2014

Subscription Share Birchbox And Women’s Health July 2014!!!!


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I will admit that when Birchbox teams up with magazines I LOVE IT!! I was particularly happy this month because they started doing a thing where you get to PICK one of your samples. Because I get 2 boxes a  month I figured that I would get one of each (although honestly I regret not getting 2 polishes)

Anyways Birchbox once again teamed up with Women’s Health and sent out the boxes for July!

In my first box I got a sample of the Balance Me Wonder Under Eye cream:

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This is a decent sized sample for eye cream, I haven’t used it much yet, but I like the smell so far!


Then I got this sample in BOTH of my boxes this month, a 2 set of the Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Mask. I like the smell but the packaging is a little interesting for a hair mask sample.

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I got the LAQA & Co Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Menatour --Birchbox and Allure July 013

My Choice of the Month for this box, was a Ruffian nail polish from the Rapture Collection – in the Color Relic which is a pretty silvery shade, and I got an extra of a polish removing towel let.

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I also got a sample of the Suki foaming cleanser I LOVE the way this smells like lemon candy!!

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For my second box, I did participate in the Birchbox Plus program, occasionally they will send out an email where you can get an additional item added on to you birchbox for a discounted price. As I have been doing a lot of things that keep me away from phone chargers AND I plan on traveling in the month of August I got the Triple C Designs Power Card: Birchbox says : “No bigger than a credit card,this rechargeable battery will help you power up your gadgets no matter where you are and works for your phone, iPod, portable speakers, and more.

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I will say it is super cute, BUT it only charges my phone about halfway before it is out of juice, which is good but not great.

I also got the Protect & treat mask in this box as well.

My choice for box number 2 was the Cynthia Rowley Beauty creamy lip stain in Sugar. Birchbox and Allure July 027

it is a pretty my lips but better pink, but it tastes and smells like sunscreen, so not sure how much I’ll actually use it.

I got a NaoBay Body radiance lotion- Birchbox and Allure July 024

it’s lotion.

And a Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel – I am excited for this, because while I doubt it does more than make pretty balls of skin, I do love trying these peels out! Birchbox and Allure July 025

My beauty Extra in this box is going to be used next month the night before/morning of M’s wedding! Birchbox and Allure July 026

So what did you get in your Birchbox this month? I’d love to know!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Loot Crate July 2014


Today is Kensei’s Loot Crate unboxing, (no that is not an affiliate link, I don’t think this company does them, although if they ask how you heard about them and you do sign up please mention me!! )
Loot Crate is a company that sends out a monthly box (like Birchbox and Ipsy,) But it is geek centered!!! For $13.37 + S&H a month they send you a box filled with toys, collectibles and candy!

July’s #LootCrate theme is Villains!!! This box was RIGHT up Kensei’s ally!!

My first FAVORITE thing about this month’s Loot Crate is simply the packaging they set it in!

It’s all decorated like they have villains graffiti all over it!!

When you open the box the shirt immediately catches my eye!

It’s a Joki shirt!! According to #LootCrate they created this loot crate exclusive created by the artist who designs their covers each month Zack Finfrock. Kensei wanted to wear the shirt right away, ignore the look on his face, he has issues with me taking pictures.

The he got a Comic book called Rocket Raccoon, just in case you don’t have a clue who Rocket Raccoon is, he’s the raccoon in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie!!  He also got 2 kick butt posters, one of Joker and one of Harley Quinn.  Sadly I didn’t get pictures of these.

The next thing in the box is super cool, I mean come on Deadpool Socks!!!

Darth Vader Key Chain!

There was an issue with this, when we opened the key chain Vader was broken off, this made me sad, I did contact Loot Crate but haven’t heard anything back yet!

Finally we got a dvd of dc villains and a bowser magnet!

And another thing I adored about the box, when we emptied everything out, I saw this!

I mean come on!! You have to love it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

10 Songs That Make Me Happy!!

So Much Sunshine

My music taste is a little strange, but I am pretty all over the board with what I like, so here are the top 10 songs that make me happy when I hear them!!


1. Selena Gomez – Slow Down

Slow Down - Selena Gomez by NewThingRadioWeb on Grooveshark

2.  Cher Lloyd – Sirens

Sirens by Cher Lloyd on Grooveshark

3. Selena Gomez – We Own The Night

We Own the Night (feat. Pixie Lott) by Selena Gomez & The Scene on Grooveshark

4.  Aladdin – One Jump Ahead

One Jump Ahead by Disney on Grooveshark

5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Portobello Road

6.  Styx – Show Me The Way

Show Me The Way - Styx - Classic Rock - Styx - Greatest Hits by Styx on Grooveshark

7. Styx -- The Grand Illusion

 Grand Illusion by Styx on Grooveshark

8. Pirates of Penzance -- With Cat Like Tread

 With Cat-like Tread, Upon Our Pray We Steal by Pirates of Penzance on Grooveshark

9. Queen -- The Show Must Go On

 Show Must Go On by Queen on Grooveshark

10. Frank Sinatra -- You Make Me Feel So Young (really any Frank or Rat Pack song!!)

You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra on Grooveshark


What songs make you happy inside??

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Books N Bloggers Swap Reveal

I know I have gone on and on about how this is my FAVORITE swap of the year!! (last year they did it 2 times!!)  So here is my Reveal post! I got super lucky with my partner this year, Mika over at Oshiro Design reads a lot of similar books to what I love to read and she is so sweet!!



First I got my box and opened it up, I could already tell I was going to LOVE the package!!


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The card was so sweet and I loved it!

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The first book was the book she loved, She got my Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, which has been on my to read list for a while, but I’ve just never found a copy! I can’t wait to start this one!

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(sorry about the blurry camera photos, sadly my dig. camera’s battery was dead so I am relying on cell phone images! )

Next was one from my wish list, Amanda Ashby’s Fairy Bad Day; I am SOO Excited about this one, because I actually just finished a borrowed copy of her first  and third books (they aren’t a series) and LOVED her writing!!

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Finally she sent me a copy of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mika hasn’t read this one but wants too, and after reading the back I am really looking forward to reading this one as well!!


Finally, I had mentioned to Mika that I LOVE a good cup of tea with a nice book, and she sent me a collection of different teas and some AMAZING Tupelo honey from a trip she took, (I totally already had a glass of the breakfast tea she sent. English breakfast is a favorite of mine, and the honey was AMAZING!! )

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What is on your To Read list??

Sunday, July 06, 2014

#BanBossy & #LikeAGirl



I have talked about these campaigns before, I talked about When I Stopped Feeling Beautiful, and I talked about My personal feelings on Dove’s #BeautyIs campaign. I feel pretty similar to #BanBossy and #LikeAGirl, I will say that the Like a girl video actually makes it’s point better though.

But here is something I say:

The 2nd question; show me what it looks like to fight like a girl: This is what I think:

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And I’ve personally never had an issue with the word Bossy, and one thing that I REALLY don’t understand about that one, it the video starts out with all these big in charge women and they all say they were called bossy, but it obviously didn’t stop them from going on and becoming the person that they are, in fact in some of them it probably inspired them to continue on the road they are on.

This just doesn't make sense to me.

We all know from my other posts how I feel about beauty companies trying to get a message across and sell their own products, but I will admit I do like Pantene’s response to the #BanBossy campaign, although honestly I think both sexes get labeled just as much as the other, I do agree with the Shine Strong message.

So what do you think? Should we #BanBossy? or stop saying #LikeAGirl?

What about the Dove campaign? Where do you stand?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

My Jawbone Up!!


I am not a very fit girl… there I said it! My lifestyle at the moment tends to send me more to a please let me sleep kind of feeling rather than a hey lets go work out feeling.

I work 4-6 days a week, all shifts, that means in 1 week I work 2 days of 11pm – 7 am; and then a random splitting of 7am – 3pm or 3pm – 11 pm shifts. SO I don’t have a proper sleep routine at all. I bought my Jawbone Up band in February of this year after a lot of should I’s and I shouldn't.

I was torn between the Fitbit and the Jawbone, I ended up with the jawbone because I thought it fit better and looked better on me. So does it work? I think so. NOW I will say I recently had a REALLY sketch experience with it. The one I bought in February stopped working (vibrating, lighting up etc.) on July 4th. BUT Target (where I bought it, and have a RedCard at) replaced it for me. SO we will see if it continues to work past the 4th month mark this time.

As for the workings, I mainly got the band honestly to see how much activity I do at work/school and to track my sleep.

One thing I LOVE about the band is the milestone markers it gives you. I need affirmation like that so I don’t feel like blah this isn’t worth my time.

little goals like this make me smile and want to reach the next one!

Okay so the basic workings, you wear it 24/7 I will say my wrist did develop a kind of stank smell after a little while, but so far the new one has not, also I could (and tend to ) be just extra smell sensitive. but you go into the main settings and can change/set your own goals for sleep and activity. Kensei picks on me because my goals for activity are rather slim.

As you can see I value my sleep over my activity.

It also allows you to set wake up alarms and idle alarms to remind yourself to move a little bit.

A typical day’s page looks like this:

You have sleep % Activity %, foods and drinks consumed, mood and date.

when you tap each bar you get a graph showing you that particular days topic.

How many hours awake, in light sleep or deep sleep, or activity:

The activities mode also offers a “work out” section you hit the bands changer 3 times fast and it goes into workout mode, where it calculates what you are doing then you can choose the intensity on the app.

It also syncs with myfitness pal and a lot of other sites, so you won’t have to enter the information indivually.


Some days you will get little pop ups on your app, I honestly like these, they tell you random health facts, percentage facts or in my case yell at me to sleep!!

Do you have a fitness band? An Up (if you do I’d love to join your team!) What do you think of yours? Would you consider getting an up band?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

What Are You Doing For The 4th Of July?


I am rather excited because I am not working at all (as of right now) on the 4th of July this year. I am looking forward to spending the day of our independence relaxing, and snuggling with my puppy. I do plan on eating watermelon and watching movies, these are a few of my favorite movies to watch!

1st and foremost my MUST watch for the 4th of July:


I LOVE this musical, I know every line, and every song and half the dance choreography. I think this is a MUST watch for everyone on the 4th of July as a reminder of what we are celebrating!


The Music Man--

I don’t mind the old or new versions I own both, but I love this musical as well, and the parades, the “76 trombones” they seem to scream the 4th of July to me!

Holiday Inn ---

Nope not the hotel, but I do love this movie, and the firecracker dance is something to see!!

what are you doing for the 4th?

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