September Ipsy Glam Bag

My September Ipsy Glam Bag is here!  Here’s what I got:

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*Pacifica Waterproof Eye Liner in Brown  IMG_5776

*Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet BrushIMG_5777

*Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser by Nourish Organic

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*Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair MaskIMG_5773

*Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss

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Everything came in a super cute silver, studded bag!

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Books Read in 2014

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

4. And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

5. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty  81+ICMn8DkL._SL1500_

6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

7. Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda Manus

8. Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson

Currently reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.  Numbers 2, 4, 5, 7, & 8 are all book club picks.  Lately I’ve found I’ve had a hard time finding time to read beyond my book club obligations.  Hopefully I’ll find more time this Fall and Winter so I can have a decent showing on my books read in 2014 list!

Klout Perk! Beyond Natural Pet Food

The pugs and I were so excited to receive a Klout perk this week! IMG_5462We received a coupon for a free bag of Beyond Dry Dog Food, and more importantly to the pugs, a bag of Beyond!

IMG_5492Molly & Zoe couldn’t wait to tear into it!

IMG_5463I mixed it in with their current food to avoid tummy issues and they love it! Thanks Klout and Purina!

 

 

June Ipsy Glam Bag

My June Ipsy Glam Bag arrived and my first thought was that it’s the best one yet!  Check out what I received:

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The Breakdown:

IMG_5460Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Wipes.  Cleansing wipes in a travel pack.  Awesome!
IMG_5456NYX Butter Gloss in Elclair.  Pretty shade and everyone online raves about the butter gloss.

IMG_5461Marc Anthony (wonder if it’s the same Marc Anthony/ JLo’s ex?) Dream Waves Beach Spray.  OMG! this stuff smells like summer in a bottle!  Can’t wait to try it.  Yes, even short haired girls can have beachy waves!

IMG_5459Be a Bombshell Lash Out Mascara in Black.  Good looking brush in a full sized bottle.  Only thing is it has an odd smell.  Wonder if that will go away?

IMG_5458Jessie’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Black.  I was especially excited to try this so I opened it to check out the applicator.  Eye liner juice went EVERYWHERE.  I cleaned it up and stored the eyeliner upright for a day.  Went back to use it and it just poured out the applicator all over my eye and right into my eye!  My eye white turned black!  It was awful.  So I won’t be able to use this.  Sigh.

Over all though it was a good Glam Bag!

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Books Read in 2014

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

4. And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt*

I really shouldn’t list The Goldfinch on this list.  I only got to page 170 or so out of 775.  I know it won the Pulitzer but I. just. can’t.  I just can’t get into it, hard as I tried.  Oh, and And The Mountains Echoed?  I should get a reward for finishing that book.  Every chapter was written from a different point of view.  Drove me bonkers!

 

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!

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.