Lighting up Christmas

When I was a kid my grandparents would take my sister and I around the neighborhoods and we’d look at all the Christmas lights while staying comfy, cozy in the car.  I loved that tradition and CSP & I have continued it.  The other night we took Zoe to Starbucks, bought hot chocolate, and then toured around looking at all the lights.  Zoe loved it!  She was fascinated by the lights!  IMG_6185  There are so many houses that really do it up! IMG_6186  Next year I’ll take my big camera and get some really good pics.  These just don’t do these displays justice.

The Charlotte Observer had an article in the paper on December 12th that listed all of the best displays by county so I made my list based off that.  We were so impressed, especially by displays synced up with music on the radio! is a very impressive display.  We finished our night at our favorite display:  FullSizeRender-7  Talk about bright!  And we were parked at the top of the hill!  Something else that impressed us is that most of the displays collect donations for various charities!  Hopefully next year we’ll have our kidlet to take with us!


December Boxycharm!!!

My December Boxycharm box arrived and it is packed with goodies!  Here’s what I received:

-Coastal Scents Revealed Palette.  Full Size.  Retails for $39.95.  HUGE palette with gorgeous nude and metallic shades.


-Lina Lashes Luxury Mink Lashes.  Totally cruelty free and handmade.  SO soft!  I can’t wait to wear these on Christmas!  Retails for $30IMG_6212

-Mistura Beauty Solutions Retractable Beauty Brush.  So soft!  And great for your purse or travel! $19.99IMG_6213-Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss.  Full Size. $14.

IMG_6201_2-Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment.  Travel Size.  Retails for $7-12.


I use a little bit of argan oil every day when styling my hair.  This oil will last me forever!

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I think I’m going to give up Ipsy for BoxyCharm.  Sorry Ipsy- we had a good run!


December Ipsy Glam Bag

My December Ipsy Glam Bag is here! IMG_6190

Here’s everything I got:

-Pixi Fairy Dust in Brightening Bare.  A powder highlighter in a subtle shade.


– NYX Butter Lip Balm in Red Velvet.


-Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 n 1 Mascara.  Not sure what the 4 in 1 means or does, but I can always use mascara.


– Swissco Electroplated Eyelash Curler.  In my favorite color- purple!!!  Another tool every girl needs.


_ Beauty Without Cruelty 3% AHA Complex Facial Cleanser.  Something else I can always use.


Another good bag.  Nothing got me overly excited, but a good bag overall.  I’ll be comparing it with the BoxyCharm box that’s coming tomorrow & decide which subscription I’m going to keep.

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