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Things I’m Loving Thursday

Alright lovelies!

Here are just a few things I’m liking lately (um, or all the time)


So way back in old days of blogging, (you know, like 2005) I used to keep track of my favorite bloggers and friend the old fashioned way:

good old pen and paper.

Yes, it’s true.

I was so connected with so many great friends on The Nest that when they would comment on my blog, I would make a note of all the blogs and comments I would need to read and respond to, and go down the list one by one, crossing them off as I accomplished them.

I would make a new list pretty much every day and repeat the process.


That seemed like a lot of work.

Why can’t blogging be a fulltime job again?

Anyway, Google Reader made life a lot easier for people in the blog world because it allowed you to keep up to date on all your favorite bloggers in one place!

This is blowing my mind!

Only, for some reason, I never got into Google Reader (you know, because my pen and paper list is so much more efficient).

Maybe because I was living under a rock in Kuwait, and then we moved back, and so many of my bloggy friends had kids and stopped posting, and I stopped posting, and well… life happened!

Now that I’ve been blogging for going on almost a whole freaking year (!!!), I decided I needed to start getting and staying connected with my blog friends again (if any of you are still out there?).

Only, Google Reader went away a few weeks ago.

But thankfully, Feedly is a good alternative I found and a way to consolidate all my usual readings in one place. It’s so nice and convenient. And we like more of that these days.

So if you’re out there and blogging, leave your link in the comments blog so I can add you! It would be nice to keep up on all you’re doing these days.

Gardein Products


Gardein takes meat(less) to a whole new level.

This stuff is freaking ridiculous.


I’m a little out of control.

So riddle me this-

Of all things, every now and then I seriously crave a good burger.

Which is really weird, considering I hardly ate much beef before I transitioned to a more vegan lifestyle.

Not only that, but as I transitioned to a more vegan lifestyle, the more I read, the more I swore off ever wanting to eat beef again.

Yet, I still crave a dang What-a-Burger every now and then.


Anyway- Gardein’s beefless tips and burgers were just the thing to kick my craving, and I was hooked ever since. 

They have lots of different delicious options, and their website has such fun recipe ideas! 

Gardein is totally vegan, a complete protein free of cholesterol and trans fats, and has no GMO soy. So much to love!

The trouble was that my local grocery store did not carry them, so I would usually just buy them every few months as I remembered- or craved them!

Anyway, my local Walmart just recently started carrying a few varieties which is so exciting! I’ve been incorporating them into my dinners a few times throughout the week for a welcomed treat.

Mary Kay Pink Cherie


Pink lipstick. What a shock.

At Home Workouts

I have been kicking butt at home a few times a week, and it’s got me so pumped!

I wasn’t convinced I could create workouts I could do at home that would make me want to cry (in a good way) without equipment, and I was so so wrong.

Challenging myself to come up with these has taken my fitness to a whole new level of fun.  This week’s flat out kicked my butt, and I can’t wait to share it with you soon!

The Radiohead Pandora Station


Not the greatest for workouts, but I listen to this station multiple times a week, when I’m working, folding laundry, driving home… it’s just laidback music, good after a long day.

It plays stuff like The Xx, Coldplay, Thom Yorke, The Beatles, Modest Mouse, and of course, Radiohead.

That’s it for now. Anything you’re liking these days I should know about?

The Nice Girl Campaign: Week Four


Hello friends! Another week of the nice girl campaign underway.

How did last week go?

Did you manage to give away some good finds?

I don’t know about you, but I struggled a bit at the beginning.

I stood in my closet for what felt like hours, negotiating with myself about things I “might” wear.

Which is silliness.

I also had a couple of breakdowns in which I tried on a couple skirts and pants (not before greasing myself up of course), lying on the floor, praying to the pants gods to please, just please allow these to get over my hips.

They didn’t.

So I cried a little.

And tried to convince myself that I could totally be a size 4 again one day.


All I need is to keep it simple:

Absolutely no food and three-a-day workouts.

Easy peasy, size 4 in no time. And totally healthy and responsible too.wink

And then I tried to be realistic.

And cried a little more.

I ended up getting rid of all of the “mights” and ended up with 4 bags of clothes to give away.

Now that I’m 30 and banished to chinos, flats, and “mom shirts” (haha), I got rid of a lot of clothes from my 20s that will definitely look cute on someone else.

So that’s my recap. Hopefully you did not have any closet breakdowns like I did! smile

Now this week.

This week is about more thoughtfulness.

It’s about going old school and writing a handwritten letter.

Handwritten letters seem to be a dying art. However, I remember “way” back in the 90s how common they were.

In fact, when I lived in Germany growing up, I had multiple pen pals I wrote to on a regular basis. I loved using pretty colored pens to write letters to my friends back home, sharing friendship bracelets and whatever else we could stuff into the envelopes we sent.

It was such a fun tradition!

However, nowadays letters are few and far between.

All I get in the mail these days? Is junk or bills.

And where is the fun in that?


Lucky for me, Will’s grandma is still into letter writing. In fact, every few months or so, we will get a surprise letter in the mail.

It is such a nice gesture, and shows she sat down to think about us. She took time to write down her thoughts on pretty paper and send something in the mail. It is a very thoughtful process, that lasts much longer than emails.

I enjoy deciphering her cursive sentences, and reading them out loud as Will listens along. It is a nice treat.

My mom is also big on providing handwritten thank yous, so throughout my whole entire life she would always be on my case to take time to do that for birthdays, Christmas, etc.

And now that I’m older, I’m glad she ingrained that darned sentiment in my mind, because I value its importance!

However, that’s about the extent of my handwritten letter writing.

For that reason, I want us to resurrect this old art. This week’s challenge is very simple:

Send a handwritten letter to someone, letting them know you are thinking about them.

It can be sent to anyone, a family member, friend, someone you have not seen in a long time, whoever!

Simply take a few minutes to share what’s going on these days, a funny story- whatever!

I realize this week’s act seems miniscule, but it probably won’t to the person on the receiving end.

Besides, being a nice girl doesn’t have to mean doing over the top things all the time. It’s the day to day thoughtfulness and kindness shown from the heart.

So send a sweet letter on some pretty paper to someone important to you. I bet it puts a smile on their face and send some sunshine amidst all the bills and junk mail.

More to come.

July Ipsy Review

My July Ipsy is here!


And it’s time for another video review.

Because typing all this out makes me want to cry.

And yes, I realize you’ve had to deal with seeing me in “real life” twice in less than a week, and I promise I’m not becoming some YouTube vlogger, I am very much a blogger often times too whiny to write out these types of posts.

My gosh, I’m a brat sometimes.

So in April my $10 investment resulted in over $35 products- all which I loved and use
And in May my $10 investment brought me $56 in products, and have even used the gold nail polish a couple times.
Last month my $10 investment resulted in $48 worth of products. I loved three of the items lots, but the sparkly body glitter & false eyelashes not so much (still a winner overall)

Now let’s take a look at July!

So that’s my loot!

(and why do I ALWAYS feel the need to call the stuff in my Ipsy bag “loot?” I’m pretty sure I’ve said that in every Ipsy post thus far. What am I, I pirate? I would say I’d stop saying that, but well, I highly doubt I will)

Here’s a recap of the costs:

BH Cosmetics 3 Eye Shadow Sampler Palette- $3

Coola SPF20 Unscented Sunscreen Sample- $4

Full Size Pouty Pop Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt- $4.50

Travel Size BigSexyHair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Hair Spray- $6

Demeter Fragrance, Salt Air .29 oz Roll on Perfume Oil- $10

Total Value: $27.50 Amount Paid: $10

That’s all for now. I look forward to sharing August’s bag with you next month!

The Nice Girl Campaign: Week Three

Hello lovelies!

Another Nice Girl Campaign Challenge underway this week.

I can’t help but feel happier starting out these dreadful Mondays knowing I am on a mission to make someone else’s day (as well as mine) brighter!

Oh, and can we just stop for a moment to talk about something?

I don’t want Mondays to be about me (or anyone else) raising themselves up on a pedestal. I realize talking about doing something nice sort of minimizes the “random act of kindness” of the matter. And quite frankly, I should be doing more and more all the time unprompted by “challenges” and “campaigns.”

And I thought about that this week.

However, with that said, I want to continue this series because it is important to me and has made my days so much brighter. Sometimes I am timid around others I don’t know, and this “challenge” has been good to stretch me and get me out of my box. So, when I recap my stories for you, please do not think I am praising myself. I really just want to share the blessing the act was and hope it will inspire you to do the same.

Okay- so now that’s out of the way!

Last week I challenged myself to perform a random act of kindness by paying for someone’s food or drink at a drive-thru.

I went to a coffee shop for an iced tea last Friday and did just that. I got there during the usual before work “busy time” and was pleased to see three cars ahead of me.

I was certain there would be someone behind me!

I ordered and continued to wait in line, and waited, and waited a little longer.

And no one showed up! I was so bummed.

I paid for my own tea, and as I waited for them to bring it to me, someone ordered behind me!

I was so excited (yes, ).

I was able to pay for the person’s drink, and simply told the lady to tell whoever was behind me to have a blessed day. And hopefully they were blessed. I know I sure was by doing it.

I probably felt a bigger rush than the person that got the coffee behind me. I totally get why Dave Ramsey loves telling his stories about doing things like this (on a much bigger level). It just feels so darn good to bless others.

Two challenges down, two to go!

This week is all about minimization.

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of unused stuff sitting places.

Namely clothes.

Sure, I’ve had moments where I look at my closet and feel like I “have nothing to wear,” but in all actuality, I have a closet full of clothes I never wear that would look great on someone else.

Yet they stay jammed on the racks, taking up space, never being worn.


This week is about getting rid of excess and giving to those who are in need.

Take a look in your closet. If you haven’t worn it in two years, chances are you never will.

Get rid of it.

Give it to someone who will enjoy it.

And don’t pick out junk.

Please don’t do that.

That means not pulling out my old 2003 Camp Arifjan, Kuwait tees (um, first of all- I would never give those away because I love them. HELP ME) to donate.

Don’t do that.

That means not pulling out clothes that are overly worn and a little tattered.

Don’t do that.

Give clothes that someone would feel confident wearing.

Who doesn’t want to feel confident in the way they look? I think we all do.

I bet we will all surprise ourselves in the amount of clothes we end up donating when we do a true, no kidding inventory of what’s in our closet. I bet there’s a ton of stuff we like, but never wear.

Give it away.

Allow someone else to rock that skirt, or look beautiful in that colorful shirt you never wear.

Give it away.

Feel good about it.

Feel nice about it.

But most importantly, allow someone else to feel nice, too.

Don’t use this as an excuse to go buy ourselves new clothes either.

Just give.

Freely, willingly, and wholeheartedly. Asking absolutely nothing in return

So here’s a recap of this week’s challenge:

Perform an inventory of your closet, and donate clothes you have not worn in more than two years as well as clothes you will no longer wear so long as they are not tattered, too worn, or too dated.

So that’s it.

We can all do that, right? Plus, if you’re like me, I’ve wanted to for ages.

Wishing you a week full of blessings, and the wherewithal to be a little nicer. We can’t change everything in the world, but we can change some things, so let’s do what we can with what we’ve got.

Twinkie recipe to come tomorrow. <3

50 Shades of Brittny

So the tanning thing.

Let’s discuss.

You may remember I got an airbrush tanning machine for my birthday this year.

Because I am so tired of being pale all the time!!

When I got it, I was elated, and knew it would be the cure to all my pale problems.

And it was.

Sort of.

Turns out I developed a love/hate relationship with the thing. It just depends on the point of the week in which I’m lavishing its praises or ready to throw it off a cliff.

The tanning machine.

The sort of cure to my paleness.

The first few weeks were a lot of trial and error.

After all, P and I were by no means skilled at this system (I know you’re shocked). We simply watched a couple YouTube videos and we ready to make ourselves orange glowy.

Those first few weeks?

That was fun!

We had streaky ankles, freakishly orange hands, and random white spots.

Thankfully, however, through (a lot of) trial and error, we were able to (sort of) become pros with our technique, which resulted in, (for the most part), a nice even tan.

For the most part.

Which also resulted in, for the most part, happy, glowy girls.

For the most part.

The first few days after receiving a spray tan are pretty well amazing. You feel like you can do anything, wear anything, or be anything.

Yes, it is true.

In fact, I might run for president.

Only… at some point, halfway into the week, things begin to rapidly deteriorate.

The tan on our faces and hands begins to fade (since it gets the most washings).

When I workout and sweat like a pig, it begins to come off in those areas.

Also, a phenomenon we have deemed as “giraffe-ing” occurs, in which our skin sort of starts to take on a multi colored pattern similar to that of a giraffe.

And it’s awesome.

If you like looking like a complete freak, that is.

So we pretty much spend the last part of the week cursing the tan, trying to cover up and wash it off.

Not exactly ideal.

For some reason, my tan never fades as crappily as P’s- but make no mistake, mine definitely does fade crappily.

We exfoliated more on the day of our tans.

Didn’t work.

We switched to more DHA friendly body washes.

Didn’t work.

We changed solution brands.

Didn’t work.

We stopped showering altogether!

Okay, I’m lying- but I still bet that wouldn’t work. Although… maybe that WOULD work!


Again, not exactly ideal.

So we opted just to take our lumps, and instead of trying to figure out how to fix the funky fading giraffe-ness, we are going to simply switch up the days we tan, in hopes we can at least enjoy the beauty of brozneness over the weekend and start giraffe-ing at the start of the week when everyone is “blah” anyway.

So the price of being tan?

Apparently is worth it, splotchiness 50% of the time and all.

Maybe one day I will actually take a class to learn the right way.

Until then, I’ll take feeling like a star 3 ½ days out of the week.

Pass the touch up cream.

The Nice Girl Campaign: Week Two

Week 2 of the Nice Girl Campaign Challenge starts today!

Before we dive into this week’s challenge, I wanted to share with you how my first week went.

It went great.

Super, even!

Genuine niceness flows through my veins (Hmm- someone just tooted their own horn, yes? Please forgive the lack of humility), but at the same time I am sort of timid, so I don’t always make a point to compliment others I do not know well, even if I may be thinking it in my head.

For that reason, it was a little freeing to actually “make” myself get out of my comfort zone and say what I already want to say.

After the first few, the rest came easy.

I started with a lady who works out at my gym.

I see her all the time, and over the last year she’s lost a ton of weight. She never really seems like she wants to be bothered, so I never approached her to tell her how great she looks.

Until this week.

After her workout I made a point to tell her how great she looks, and how I could tell she’s lost weight over the last few months and chatted with her a bit.

The wall instantly came down.

Turns out, she was very appreciative and I could tell it made her feel good to have someone validate all her hard work. And it made me feel good too!

I complimented how polite a lady’s kid was, and how well she taught him to display such nice manners. What parent doesn’t want to hear how well-behaved their kid is?

I complimented total stranger in line behind me at Walmart on how beautiful she looked.



She was an older woman totally dressed to the nines.

In Walmart.

Which made it all the more striking.

You get the point, and I won’t bore you with all seven of the rest.

It felt good.

I felt good.

They felt good.

It was one big, gooey nice campaign frenzy.

I’m immersed.

I would love to hear if you made a point to do this challenge as well.

So now that last week was a success, let’s look ahead to this week.

By now you know I try to minimize eating junk, and pretty much never go through a drive through. However, this week I am going to!

During the summer I find myself drawn to Starbucks iced green teas. They are just so darn good and refreshing and seem like a nice treat for myself on Fridays or over the weekend.

This week I am going to treat myself to an iced green tea.

I am also going to treat the person behind me to whatever they ordered.

At this moment in time, I cannot think of something more perfect for me to do this week than to perform a random act of kindness by a stranger such as this one. It’s cheap (um, assuming I’m not in front of a school bus… in which case I would have to give it another try later) and such a simple way to make someone’s day brighter.

So here’s a recap of the challenge:

Perform a random act of kindness for a stranger. I am going to pay for someone’s coffee this week, perhaps you are able to think up something simple yet thoughtful to do

I hope whatever random act of kindness your choose leaves you feeling blessed, as I’m sure the recipient will.

Let me know your thoughts, and check in tomorrow. More to come! 

Things I’m Loving Thursday

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, so I figured it was time!

1. Star Looks Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink
Yep, I’m still obsessing about it. But you probably had a good idea I would, considering I went on and on about it last week! I really really really like this lip liner. Like really, really. I love the pretty, girly pink color. And it’s nice and matte, which apparently is in this summer? I have no idea. Anyway- still liking.

2.Sation Lip Lacquer in Of Corset I’ll Call You
What a shocker, another pink love. smile This nail polish came in my April Ipsy bag, and I wear it all the time. I was never painted my fingernails much until the last few months, but I really like the way this looks. It is just so happy and pretty!

Let’s get off the makeup kick for a bit, yes?

3. Full Body Circuits
I’ve been doing a lot more of these the last couple of weeks to lean out a little more, and I forgot how much I love them! I’ve been doing a lot of different variations, to include some of the ones I’ve posted on the blog. I’ll be posting some in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. I’m actually doing a recovery week this week, which is k!lling me because of the changes I’ve been seeing from doing them. I can’t wait to get back and hit it hard next week.

4.Plus White 5 Minute Whitening Gel
I’ve liked this stuff for a really long time. I used to use Whitestrips a lot, but they are expensive! This stuff is only about $6 at Walmart and works just as well for me. Definitely a staple in my house, and I would definitely recommend it.

Oh my gloriousness! In terms of fruit, not much is worse than taking a bite and it being unripe, and not much is better than the perfectly ripe piece picked at its peak (ha! Say that last part fast a few times. Tongue twister!) I bought the most delicious, in season peaches this weekend and have been enjoying them as part of my breakfast. So, so good.

6. Elementary

The show. Um can I please tell you how much I like it!? And yeah- I realize it aired ages ago and has been off for the summer. Will and I DVR-ed all of them and just now made time to watch them since its summer and there’s absolutely NOTHING on television! It worked out great. Except we blew through the whole season in like a week. Because its that darn good.

7. Will’s childlike excitement about the Moore Relief concert.

Will is a huge country music fan. Me? Not as much. However when Toby Keith rounded up the likes of Garth Brooks (Will’s favorite singer of all time),
Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Carrie Underwood and more- I knew we had to get tickets.

So we did. And while I’m dreading the intense July heat, I’m happy because of how happy Will is about the whole event.

Anything you’re liking right now I should know about?

June Ipsy Review

I feel like I just shared May’s Ipsy package with you last week, and here we are a whole month later doing it again.

I know we hear it and say it all the time, but seriously- time flies!

So in April my $10 investment resulted in over $35 products- all which I loved and use

And in May my $10 investment brought me $56 in products, all of which I will use with the possible exception of last month’s golden nail polish- still TBD.

Regardless, I am so pleased in the decision to purchase this little nicety for myself. I hardly ever spend money on extras, and this one has been well worth it.

This month’s theme was “On the Wild Side” and it most definitely was.

AND it was full of something super-duper glittery.

Can we please just have a fake prom so I can use this stuff already without looking like a complete tart!?

So I took a different approach and did a video review of this month’s bag instead of writing everything out.

Mainly because I got lazy, but also because I think it might be a little easier to see the true colors of everything!

Alright! Take a look at my stuff.

Sorry the lighting was crazy in this video! If I do July’s as a video I will pick a better spot.

So here’s a quick recap of what I got:

J.Cats False Eye lashes- $3.99

J.Cats Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta – $4.49

Full size NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare- $7

Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink – $12 (LOVE!)

Cailyn Eyeliner in Iron – $21

Total Value: $48.48, Amount Paid: $10

I get a discount on these products for the month of June, so if you’re interested in buying I would be happy to share my discount.

Hope you enjoyed this month’s review!

More fun to come.

May Ipsy Loot

My Ipsy came in last week!!


(jumping up and down, flailing arms, and looking completely ridiculous)


Let me take a moment to compose myself.

I had no intention of starting out so jubilantly.

But I feel like I can’t help it!

I realize my jubilance is a little over the top- which is totally un-30, but let’s just go with it.


Hey- I said we were going to go with it, so indulge me.

So last month I absolutely loved my Ipsy surprises. My $10 investment ended up paying off with over $30 worth of fun makeup products- all of which I loved.

This month was no different.

Are you ready to see the loot?

Please say yes.


Okay good!

So apparently last month they gave me the wrong bag, only to send me the correct back this month.


In addition to that fun surprise, my May “Spring Fling” goodies came in a super cute bag.


And it only got better from there! smile

Here’s a quick shot of what I got.


The bag came with the following items:

Pacifica Bronzing Body Butter (obvs- since I am usually so pale… )
Full size Zoya nail polish in Piaf
Yaby mini concealer refill in Buff
Full size Juice Beauty lip gloss in Pink
Full size Mirabella lipstick in Bellarina

Yay for great items!

Alright, let’s start with the Pacifica. I smells so so SO good.

I haven’t tried it since I don’t want to mess with my current tanner. However, I noticed it has a nice shimmer, which I like sometimes for my legs, so will definitely be giving it a try this summer.

This was actually a full size travel bottle, though you can obviously buy a larger version too.


I like that the Zoya nail polish is vegan friendly.

It is not my favorite color, but gave it a go and was surprised it actually looked okay. It is more gold-y than yellow, so that made me happy. Maybe I will wear it sometimes during the summer months.


I really like the Yaby concealer.

It is a nice, firm, cream in a pot and worked so nicely under my eyes, and I would probably even use this around my lips before putting on lip liner and lipstick. Blends really nicely.  I’ve always used liquid concealer, so I was excited to try something new- and really liked how this felt and the coverage it gave.


I’ve mentioned my lip gloss obsession in the past, so of course I was extra excited to get a full size PINK lip gloss.

It tastes so so good, like oranges, and I love that the ingredients are organic.

The color is a little mauve-y, but it looks nice over lipstick and feels really nice on- and not sticky which I know we love!

I am also excited about my full size Mirabella lipstick! The coverage is really sheer (it’s a sheer lipstick, so it’s doing its job!) but gives a nice shimmer and a touch of color. Definitely a great shade for summer.


I couldn’t believe I got TWO full size lip products. It totally thrilled me. Those are my makeup vices, so getting a full-size lipstick AND a gloss was so exciting.

So now it’s time to do a breakdown on the price:

Pacifica Travel Size Bronzing Body Butter, $7
Full size Zoya nail polish in Piaf $8
Yaby concealer refill in Buff $4.84
Full size Juice Beauty lip gloss in Pink, $15 value
Full size Mirabella lipstick in Bellarina, $22 value

I got $56.84 work of makeup products for $10.

Most importantly, I will actually use all of these products, too, which makes me feel even happier.  The nail polish is a little iffy, but I am still going to give it a shot this summer with the right attire and location in mind.

So there you have it! My Ipsy goodies! If you are interested in joining please let me know. I get points for referrals, and I have no idea what that means but I know it equates to makeup down the road. So win-win for both of us.

More to come!

Ipsy Daisy!

About a month ago I decided to do something nice for myself.

I became an Ipsy subscriber.

I tend to be very frugal about spending money on “extras,” but in talking to my sister, I began to get excited about the idea.

She had recently signed up to become a Birchbox subscriber, so we figured it would be a ton of fun to each get a different box, review the products, and mix and match depending on who liked what best!

So let me back up a minute.

Ipsy and Birchbox are beauty subscriptions. For $10 a month you receive between 4 and 6 deluxe samples of a variety of fun beauty products. It just seemed like a nice gift to give myself each month, and a little splurge.

Once a month me and P will be putting the boxes to the test. We will share what’s in them, how we liked them, and if we would actually spend money on the full size version.

I am so excited, and hope you are too!

So with that in mind, I wanted to share this month’s Ipsy box with you.

Next month I will bring P on board and we will do a joint review, which I think will be even more fun!

This month’s Ipsy box was titled “Pretty in Pink.”

They were true to their word!

It was totally pretty in pink. Even the package!


Apparently they gave the wrong bag with this month’s shipment (I’m guessing it should have been pink instead? smile), so they are sending me another one.

It’s still nice it even comes in a bag!


I was so pleased with my products!

I realize some months will be hit and miss, but I can honestly say I loved everything I got.

I opened the package and had a fun bag that held my goodies.

Inside was the following:

-Full size Sation nail polish in Of Corset I’ll Call You

-Full size Be A Bombshell blush in Sweet Cheeks

-Sample of Big Sexy Hair Pow

-Sample of MicaBeauty mineral eyeshadow in Earth (hello sparkly-ness!)


How fun, right!?

I’m not a big nail painter, but my sister painted my nails for me that night and they turned out so pretty!


It’s amazing how nice you feel with freshly colored nails. I suppose I ought to invest a few minutes a couple times a week to paint my nails, because it just made such a difference.

Plus I’m 30, and I think we’re supposed to do such things like that, yes?

I used the blush the next day and was really pleased with it.


It is really pink, which I LOVE, but I had to tone it down a smidge because it was, well, really pink.

I also used the Big Sexy Pow and I really like this product! I know I have shared my crazy obsession with dry shampoo, so it was a no brainer that I would absolutely freak out over this product.

It’s basically the same thing, only it seemed to give my hair even more lift.


(in a good way)

And then the shimmer eye powder.

I think I have also mentioned my love for all things shimmery and glittery, and not 30.

So I decided to tuck the shimmer powder away until such a time in which I feel like I can be trusted around it only to highlight my brow bone or something “normal.”

And not my entire face, hair, and neck.

Hello prom!

However, I was obviously still excited about the stuff.

So let’s do a quick breakdown to see why I am even happier about my purchase.

Be A Bombshell Blush in Sweet Cheeks - .17 oz, $16
Sation Nail Polish in Of Corset I’ll Call You - .5 oz, $5
Sample of Big Sexy Hair Pow, $16 for full size, which gave my .07 oz deluxe sample size a value of $2.11
Sample of Mica Shimmer Powder in Earth, $14.95 for 2.5 grams, which gave my 2 gram deluxe sample size a value of $11.95

My whole bag had a value of just over $35, and I got it for $10 and love all the products so I definitely consider it a win.

I realize there will be months were I won’t be as excited about what is inside, but the nice thing is hopefully P and I will be able to mix and match our Ipsy and Birchbox goodies along the way.

So that was my fun that I had to share.

I am already looking forward to next month’s surprises and sharing the products with you!

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