Ipsy Glam Bag -April

My April Ipsy Glam Bag arrived yesterday and I’m so excited to share it with you! IMG_5171Here’s what was included:


From dr. brandt: microdermabrasion skin exfoliant.


Pop Goes the Eyeshadow in Champagne.  So pretty!


MaryKay at Play jelly lip gloss in Berry Me.


Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet.  You can never have enough black eye liner!


Demeter Jasmine Roll On Perfume Oil.  OMG! this stuff smells SO good and is the perfect size for my purse!

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Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014

My March Ipsy Glam Bag arrived today and I love it!


Here’s what I got:



Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora.  Gorgeous colors!

IMG_5022Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter.  I seriously wish you could smell this!  Amazing!



BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready.  Really pretty color.  I’m not a lipstick girl.  I’m a HUGE fan of BareMinerals Buxom lip gloss.  But my mom will love this.



Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in “On What Grounds”.  A very pretty, Springy blue shade with tiny pebbles that create texture.  I like my fingernails to be smooth but I love this for a fun pedicure!

IMG_5018 Got this awesome palette for turning in 1000 tipsy points.  It’s from NYX- Bronze Smokey Look Kit.  Lip color and eyeshadow with mirror.  SO cute!

And of course all of this came in a super cute little zip bag.  You can never have too many of those!

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I received the J’Adore VoxBox recently! It was full of awesome products.  I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. voxbox-blogimage-popup2 Look what I got:

IMG_4911The breakdown:

IMG_4915 Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Flat Iron Spray.  This stuff is awesome.  Light weight, smells nice and stood up against the humidity!

IMG_4916A giant bag of Hershey’s Kisses!  So yummy!

IMG_4917Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas in Creme Caramel & Lemon Chiffon.

IMG_4913Boots Beauty Botanics Ionic Clay Mask Shine Away.  I used it tonight and loved how clean it got my skin.  It was a wee bit drying, but moisturizer fixed that right up!


IMG_4912Vaseline Men Spray Lotion.  Has a nice, clean scent and isn’t greasy feeling. It’s the only lotion CSP will use!

IMG_4914Kiss Lashes.  So natural looking!  I’m going to try them tomorrow night for our anniversary!  Can’t wait!

I love everything in my VoxBox- love getting fun, free stuff in the mail!

February Ipsy Glam Bag!

I’m in LOVE with February’s Ipsy Glam Bag!  Here’s what I got:



Now, the breakdown:



Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal  (lip gloss).



City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon.  It’s a HUGE blush!



Zoya Nail Polish in Odette (a smokey plum).  Here’s a pic of it on my nails:




NuMe Intense Renewal Hair Mask.  Can’t wait to try this out on my Winter ravaged hair!



Tinin Beauty Eyetini Cordial Creme Shadow + Base In One.  It’s a gorgeous bronze color that goes on in a creme but then has a powdery finish.  Non creasing too.  Love!

Everything came in a cute little pink bag with pink cheetah print on the inside.  Great bag!  Can’t wait for next month!

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Ladies Cruise- Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. Day 6

We woke up at 6am (they get you off the ship EARLY folks!) and got dressed.  Put the last couple of things in our suitcases and headed up to Windjammer for breakfast.  We were there by 6:50 and it was still dark!  And raining!  We got to our table (we were carrying our own bags for faster debarkation by the way- no looking for our suitcases in customs) and had one last breakfast on the Enchantment of the Seas.

We boarded the elevators and went down to the floor designated for debarkation.  We turned the corner and WHAM there was the line.  Here I thought we were being smooth getting ready so early.  They won’t let you off the ship till 7:30am and we were right there in line at 7:30, with the rest of humanity.  We waited in line and waited in line then finally the line started moving and we were able to make our way through the terminal to customs.  At one point I got separated from the group and we didn’t get back together until we were outside.  Luckily I scored a very close parking space so we were at my car in record time.  We packed up and took one last look at the Enchantment of the Seas. IMG_4720

We paid the $75 parking fee (highway robbery!) and hit the road.  Instantly we all were trying to reach our loved ones back home.  I was on the phone with CSP and didn’t pay attention and missed my exit to hwy 95.  Well, that was not convenient.  There’s no place to turn around!  There’s not another exit for over 8 miles!  And that one is a toll road!  So it cost $1.00 for that mistake!  And I didn’t even notice the toll thingy so I blew right by it.  Then everyone else in the car started yelling about it being a toll road so I stopped the car on the  highway on ramp.  Luckily it was early and no traffic. I backed up the car back to the toll thingy and paid the 50 cents.  But I know it took my picture.  So far though, no ticket in the mail ,KNOCK ON WOOD, so I think I’m safe.  Maybe some poor DOT worker saw on the camera where I stopped and backed up and paid.  Then we had to get right back off the toll road- another 50 cents, and drive back the way we came to hwy 95.  We finally made it.  I was exhausted from only getting a couple hours sleep.  The ship was rocking so hard!  There was thunder and lightening at sea!  I’d never seen that in all my cruises.  We stopped for caffeine and I totally walked in on a woman in the bathroom.  She just sat there and said “Excuse me??”  Then she gave me the side eye in the convenience store when we came out. SORRY LADY.  Close your door next time!  In other news, that convenience store had one of those machines that spits out “cappuccinos” and flavored coffees.  The Almond Joy coffee was delightful!  Kept me awake through Georgia!

We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch somewhere in Georgia.  We were all still a mess!  The ship was still rocking for all of us, but we were on solid ground!  Sara brought Divergent for us to listen to in the car so we were all about trying to get that finished before we got home.  It was really good.  It rained on us the entire way except for about an hour in GA or SC.  We made it to Gigi’s house at about 6:15.  Nice!  Mark and the boys were there and that just made me miss CSP even more.  I unloaded my peeps, went inside and visited for a few minutes then drove the remaining 20 minutes home.  It was so good to see CSP and the pugs!  And my bed!  I’d been on a rocky twin for the week!  I can’t wait for my next cruise though!

January Ipsy Glam Bag!

IMG_4737My Ipsy Glam Bag for January arrived!  Another great bag.  Here’s what all was included:

photoMica Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in Natural.   It’s sort of a nude color.


4 Proactiv Mark Fading Pads.


Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in Pearl.  It’s a cream color with glitter!  Love!


Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner.  Smells great & perfect size for travel.


Epice Purifying Exfoliant. Made to be used once or twice a week.

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Ladies Cruise- Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. Day 5.

Day at Sea!

We woke up and got breakfast at the Windjammer buffet again.  I wasn’t feeling all that great so after breakfast I laid down for a quick nap.  Then it was pool time!  We went into the adults only pool area, the Solarium.  It’s really pretty. IMG_4700 It’s all enclosed so the on and off rain didn’t bother us in there.  Also, I didn’t get sunburned so that was awesome. Unknown-5 The only downside to the Solarium pool was the water was REALLY warm.  So it wasn’t very refreshing.  But it was nice to hang out in there.  There’s a cafe and drink station plus a bar so everything you need right there!

We read and swam and hung out at the pool all day.  Lunch at Windjammer again. Then more pool time.  Then it was time for our afternoon nap and to get ready for our last dinner on the ship. My appetizer was aroncini (rice balls) IMG_4701 My salad was the classic caprese salad. IMG_4702 For my entree I chose the Garlic Tiger Shrimp. IMG_4710 This was the only entree I was really disappointed in.  I mean, once I got rid of that suspect green stuff on top of the rice and gave my asparagus and tomatoes to my mom, all I was left with were 4 shrimp and a little pile of rice.  They were good shrimp though once I peeled their little suits of armor off them.  Dessert for me was the creme brûlée again.

Here we are at dinner: IMG_4706IMG_4705IMG_4709IMG_4707 Once dinner was finished the servers came and sang Happy Birthday to Gigi.  I may have had a couple cocktails so that explains the Blair Witch effects. 

 All throughout dinner the ship was rocking and rolling and whatnot.  It was crazy.

After dinner we made our way to the Skylight lounge for the Quest gameshow.  We had to sit through some interesting karaoke before the show started.  IMG_4714IMG_4715IMG_4716

If you haven’t seen the Quest game show, you are seriously missing out.  This was our first time seeing it.  None of us knew what to expect.  The hosts came out and said “You’re about to see what people are willing to do for a keychain.”  I still didn’t expect the level of crazy that came out of these tourists!  The room was divided into 8 teams.  We were on team 2.  A male and female team captain were nominated.  Then it started.  It’s a scavenger hunt type show.   First the host would ask for things like a cell phone.  The first team to bring up a cell phone and show it to the host got the point.  Then the items needed got a little naughtier.  Like a thong.  Girls just ran up and lifted their dresses and showed their bottoms!  Then they said Male and Female team leaders- switch clothes!  OMG! People just started stripping right there!  We saw boobs and bottoms and all sorts of unmentionables!  By the end of the game most women in there were without a bra, most men had no pants on (still had on undies THANK GOODNESS), and the male team leads were dressed as womenIMG_4719 doing the can can! IMG_4717Click pic to enlarge!  My throat was sore from squealing at the end of the night.  It was SO funny!  When the game was over one man still didn’t have pants!  They were all the way across the room! WILD!

We stumbled back to the room (the ship was seriously rocking and rolling) and packed our suitcases.  We tried to sleep but the ship was rocking so much that our closet door kept banging open!

Next up….debarkation and the road home.