fun, travel

Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean Day 8

Today was our last sea day. We were bummed we weren’t going to be able to go to Castaway Cay, but we decided to make the most of it!  First we went to breakfast at Cabanas. Then we went to the spa to use our Rainforest Room day pass.Untitled The Rainforest Room is really lots of rooms Untitled and awesome amenities available for use.  There are aromatherapy showers, saunas, hot tubs with views of the sea,Untitled and heated tile loungers.Untitled Ahhh the heated tile loungers!Untitled The best place on the ship to read your book. Untitled We made great use of the Rainforest Room all morning Untitled until we had grumblings for lunch.

We dried off as best we could then went to Royal Court for lunch. Afterward we decided to put our free $200 to good use and stopped by the gift shops.  All week we’d been eyeing BB8.  And now we could get him guilt free!  Plus we were able to use our 10% discount for being Gold Castaway Club members!  We dropped BB8 off in our room and CSP went to play another round of the golf simulator with Kevin.  I took a nap while they golfed then got up and started organizing and packing since today was our last day on the ship.  CSP came back to the room and we went up to Satellite Falls.  It was closed due to extremely high winds so we went back down to the Quiet Cove adult pool for a while. Untitled We hung out in the pool until I got too cold then we went back to the Rainforest Room for a couple hours until it was time to get dressed for dinner.

Dinner tonight was at the Enchanted Garden. UntitledUntitled We had a great dinner and said our goodbyes to our serving team of Diartha and Yami.Untitled Then back to our room to pack where we found a rhino! Untitled We watched Lilo and Stitch (Stitch is my favorite) while we packed and filled out our comment card. It was time for bed.  We have to get up early tomorrow!

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Essential Oil Make & Take Spa Party!

Saturday night I threw a fun Essential Oil Make & Take Spa Party!  8 of my friends came over to make bath and body products and learn about essential oils from my sister Sara.  I put out some food.  And some kick ass punch.  I’m so mad I didn’t get a picture of it.  But trust, it was awesome.  Recipe: 2 bottles moscato wine, 2 bottles Sprite, 2 cans/tubes of frozen pink lemonade.  Mix together, slice up a lemon or lime to float in the punch and serve.  SO good.  Everyone loved it.  Thanks for the recipe Bonnie!

Sara arrived a half hour before everyone else to set up.  She set up the table in such a cute way with trays with all our supplies we’d need.    Here’s a close up of each place setting.   We were able to take notes in the inside of each flier that she made.  So cute!  First Sara told us all about essential oils and what they are, how to use them etc.  Then she passed around each of the eleven oils that come in the Premier Starter Kit from Young Living.   We all smelled the oils and picked out our favorites (Stress Away!!!)  Then we got to work.  We made body wash, linen/room spray, and sugar scrub.  Sara had made lip balms for all of us ahead of time.  And at the party she made us whipped body butter.  It was all so easy!  And by the end of it we all smelled amazing! Check out the finished products!   If you’d like to smell amazing like us and be able to make all your own bath and body products, you can sign up for the premier starter kit here.

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Unboxing! February BoxyCharm

My February BoxyCharm box is here and full of goodies!!! IMG_6475

Here’s what I received:

-Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush.  Full Size. $15  So soft!  And I can always use a new eyeshadow brush. IMG_6470

-Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask.  Deluxe. $15  LOVE the packaging so much!  And I really like that it’s a mix per use so I won’t have to worry about it drying out before I can use it all. IMG_6472

– NCLA Nail Lacquer in Heart Attack. Full Size $16  Super cute giant heart glitter.  Will definitely use next Valentine’s Day! IMG_6473

-Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel.  Full Size $22  Gorgeous color and goes on super smooth. IMG_6474

-Mistura Beauty Solutions C-2-P Complexion Corrector.  Full Size $36  Concealer.  I haven’t used a cream concealer in years since I use Bare Minerals but I love that the ingredients include coconut oil and shea butter so I’ll be giving this a try! IMG_6471

If you would like to start receiving BoxyCharm then click here!!!

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January BoxyCharm!

My BoxyCharm box arrived yesterday and I was so excited to get it!!!IMG_6342

Here’s what was included:

-Beauty For Real The Perfect Pencil.  It’s a lip liner and they say it’s the only one you’ll ever need.  Gorgeous color!  They may be right!  $14IMG_6344

– Beauty For Real True Color Lip Cream in Always There.  Such a pretty container!  With a mirror!  And gorgeous color, but with too much orange for me.  So this will go to my Mom.  $22IMG_6343

-Mirabella Face Prime.  I can always use more primer!  And perfect timing right before my cruise! $29IMG_6345_2

-Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum.  I was nervous about this because I’m so fair, but after reading some reviews online I’m super excited to try it!  It’s supposed to hydrate, even skin tone, help fight the signs of aging, and give you a self tan!  $47 IMG_6346_2

-Pur-lisse Skin Sparkle Flash Tattoos- 1 sheet.  These are gorgeous!  Although I feel a wee bit old sporting flash tattoos so they will go to my little sister.  $12 IMG_6347_2

This is my 3rd BoxyCharm box and I LOVE it!  All items are FULL SIZE!!!  Click here to sign up to get your own!    Total value for this month’s box= $124!!!  I love being able to try items I would never splurge for!  Like the Bronzing Serum.  So fun!

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ModaVoxBox from Influenster

I received my #ModaVoxBox from Influenster recently and I’m so excited about it!  It’s full of fun products I can’t wait to test out! IMG_5916_2 Here’s what I received:

Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask:IMG_5926_2  I love a good hair mask, especially in the winter when the air and my hair are so dry!

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa:  Who doesn’t love a good cup of cocoa?!?IMG_5956

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer:  Perfect for my sensitive, dry skin!


Resource Spring Water:  I drink water all throughout the day and it’s so cool to try one with electrolytes! IMG_5928_2

Puffs SoftPack:  Perfect timing since we’re in cold and flu season!IMG_5927

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara: I’m a big fan of mascara and love to try new ones.  And this curved brush looks amazing!IMG_5922_2

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick:  Gorgeous color!IMG_5924_2

Kimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner:  I’m not normally a lip liner girl because I wear lip gloss and I’ve always associated lip liner with lipstick.  Plus I can never find a lip liner to match my gloss.  Problem solved!  This liner is clear so it holds my gloss in place and matches everything!!!IMG_5923_2

I received these products from Influenster FREE for testing purposes!


October Ipsy Glam Bag!

My October Ipsy Glam Bag has arrived!


This is a great bag!  Here’s what I got:

Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths.  I’m really excited about these because they are great for travel!


Jesse’s Girl Mineralized Baked Powder Eye Shadow in Plum Frost. LOVE this shade!


Kiss i-Envy False Lashes.  I’m a little creeped out by the human hair aspect of these but I’ll give them a try!  I love wearing lashes so I’m excited about these!



Figs & Rouge Nourishing & Soothing Hand Cream in Rose Berry.  Made in the UK so instantly fun!


City Color Be Matte Lip Stick in Cappuccino.  Gorgeous shade.  I like really shiny lips so I’ll give this to my sister. IMG_5884

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September Ipsy Glam Bag

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


*Pacifica Waterproof Eye Liner in Brown  IMG_5776

*Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet BrushIMG_5777

*Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser by Nourish Organic


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

*Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss


Everything came in a super cute silver, studded bag!

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August Ipsy Glam Bag

My Glam Bag for August arrived today! IMG_5699

Here’s what I got:

–Coastal Scents Forever Blush. IMG_5701

–Lord & Berry Black Silk Mini Kajal kohl liner.  They weren’t kidding about the “mini” part! This is the tiniest little nub of an eyeliner!  But it’s a perfect size for your purse. IMG_5703

–Dr. Brant Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer.  I’m excited about this!IMG_5702

–Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.  I’m excited about this too.  I love trying new mascaras! IMG_5704

–Absolute New York You’re The Balm Grape Lip Balm.  I’m normally not a big fan of lip balm you have to put on with your finger but I LOVE the way this smells.  Just like grape soda! IMG_5700

Of course everything came in a super cute little bag!

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July Ipsy Glam Bag!

My July Ipsy Glam Bag came today!  Super cute bag filled with all new to me products!


The breakdown:

  • Pur-lisse SPF 30 Sunscreen.  Perfect for travel and it’s supposedly good for sensitive skin.  Yay!IMG_5593
  • Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow.  The color is a dark taupeish color.  It doesn’t say which shade it is on the teeny tiny bottle.  A little dark for me for Summer but I’ll use it for sure in the Fall. IMG_5597
  • Clear Clinic Vanished Clear Spot Treatment.  It’s a tiny bottle of pimple treatment. Good for travel when my skin almost always acts up!IMG_5596
  • Tints & Sass Fabulous Lip & Cheek Stain by Elizabeth Mott in Cherry.  I’m a wee bit afraid of this as I have such fair skin. I don’t want to look like Raggedy Ann with big red cheeks.  But I’ll try it! IMG_5594
  • Models Own nail polish in Red Sea. It’s a reddish orangeish coral with holographic glitter floating around in there!  Can’t wait to try it! IMG_5595

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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!