Friday, December 8, 2017

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am linking up with Cup of Tea Bright on a BudgetDella Devoted, and BYBMG!

1. Last week we got all our Christmas decorating done. We brought our tree in and got that all done. This year buying a tree was not a real great experience. 

Trees were way overpriced, the guy at the lot was kind of annoying, the selection wasn't very good, and we just ended up with this one. I know it looks nicer once it's all decorated and it also looks taller than it is in real life, but it's the shortest tree we've ever had. So we ended up buying a fake tree to have in addition to the real one. We've always talked about getting two trees because my mom has lots of ornaments and we are never able to get everything on one tree. So I guess it worked out.
2. I stopped by Sephora earlier this week and picked up the free birthday gift. If you're a beauty insider, did you get your gift this year?
3. I needed some new pajama pants so I picked these up while I was at Target and they are so soft! Every time I wear them they just feel so nice. Definitely the softest pajama pants I've ever had!

4. So the biggest thing I've been working on the last couple of weeks is sorting through pictures on my computer. I've had a couple hundred pictures going back to April that needed to be sorted, edited, prepped to print, and then backed up. It's something I always put off doing but it's really nice when I get it done!

5. In case you missed it I shared a post earlier this week about the air show we went to back in October!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Air Show

Back in October there was an air show out at the air national guard base near where we live. We'd been to several air shows over the years and they're always pretty fun. 

We arrived in the morning and stayed through the afternoon, when the last show ended.

First up, we saw the Snowbirds from the Royal Canadian Air Force. We had seen them quite a few years ago at an air show in Canada, and they put on a great show!
The Snowbirds ended their show with their representation of a maple leaf.

After the Snowbirds there were a few other a few other planes that came out and did some stunts. There was one guy in I don't know what kind of plane it was, but he would fly really high and then let the plane free fall so it was just falling end over end. Like if you were to throw a toy plane up in the air. It was pretty weird to see!

Next up we saw the USAF Thunderbirds. While we all agreed they aren't quite as good as the Blue Angels, they still put on a pretty great show! 

And interestingly, two of the Thunderbird's pilots are women!

The Thunderbirds flew closer to where we were sitting so I was able to get much better pictures.
Have you ever been to an air show?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am linking up with Cup of Tea Bright on a BudgetDella Devoted, and BYBMG!

I can't believe it's December already! We've been busy decorating for Christmas and it's just crazy to think it's already that time of year again!

1. Last week we went and saw the Murder on the Orient Express movie. My mom is an Agatha Christie fan, and while I read the book years ago, I didn't remember how it ended. My mom said it did follow the book pretty well, which is rare with movies based on books! While the movie probably won't be winning any awards, it was well done and we all enjoyed it! 

2. We had a pretty nice Thanksgiving. My dad was able to be home and my brother had two of his friends over. We never have anyone over as our family all live a ways away from us, so it was nice to have guests. 

I made a brine (I used this recipe.) for the turkey this year, which is something we've never done before. I also cooked the turkey upside down (so breast side down) and it was by far the best turkey we've ever had! It was so juicy and had great flavor. None of us really liked turkey all that much but we all really enjoyed this one and it got eaten up pretty quickly!
3. My mom and I did some shopping on Black Friday. We had to get some Christmas presents for my brother (which we did find plenty of stuff for him.) and I picked up these two items from H&M. The dress (linked to same dress but different color) was only $7! I have the same dress in purple from a couple of years ago that I really like. It fits really well, has pockets, and is the perfect length. The cardigan unfortunately wasn't on sale but I had been looking for a cardigan like this for quite a while! I really like longer cardigans, and this one is a nice knit and is just so cozy!
4. I got my Christmas shopping done this week! I have one more Amazon package I'm waiting on but otherwise I am done! All I really have left to do is wrap them all! 

5. In case you missed it, earlier this week I shared my San Francisco scrapbook as well as a review of my November Ipsy glam bag!
Hope you have a great weekend! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? And did you do any black Friday shopping?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November Ipsy Glam Bag Review

ORIBE HAIR CARE Gold Lust Dry Shampoo: This dry shampoo was just okay. It doesn't add any texture, which was disappointing, and it really didn't do anything for my hair. I put it on on the night I had planned to wash my hair because I wanted to see if it worked well enough to go an extra day without washing, but after applying a fair amount, I really didn't notice enough of a difference for me to feel like I could go an extra day between washes.

It does have a nice scent, not too perfumey, and it doesn't leave a residue. But it's just not a great product. Considering the price (it's $44 to buy a full sized can!) it just is nothing like I would expect from an item at that price point. I definitely wouldn't recommend this!
IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ in Fair: If I'm being super picky, the shade was maybe a tad dark for me right now, (meaning it would work better during the summertime when I have a slight tan. Also, it looks a little darker on my skin than in the picture.) otherwise, the coverage was pretty good, maybe not quite a true full coverage, but still pretty good. It felt really lightweight, was gentle on my somewhat sensitive skin, and lasted all day long.
COLOURPOP COSMETICS Pressed Powder Shadow in Come and Get It: While this isn't a shade I would typically pick out for myself, it was okay. It's nice to try something a little different once in a while! It is super pigmented and lasted all day long. The color is just a little too bold for me(even though it looks like a light pink, it really does go on bold!). Essentially, I liked the shadow, just not the shade.
MANNA KADAR COSMETICS Lip Locked Stain in All Of Me: While I loved the color, it is definitely not a lip stain. I applied it and several hours later was able to just wipe it off. That said, the color lasted quite a while and works great as a gloss, just doesn't work as a lip stain. 

I don't typically like lip glosses because they usually feel really sticky and greasy, but this felt nice and smooth and not at all sticky or greasy. Overall I really liked this product and definitely recommend it, but if you are looking for a stain this is not it.
SKYN ICELAND Berry Lip Fix with Wintered Red Algae: I did not like this product at all! The berry flavor was weird and the formula was pretty runny and not at all creamy like a normal lip balm. 

After applying my lips felt tingly, which at first I wasn't sure if it would go away, but after having it on for a bit it turned into more of a burning sensation until I had to go wipe it off! Definitely not something I would recommend!
Overall this was a pretty nice bag. I really liked the lip gloss, and the CC cream was fun to try as I had never used one before. I didn't care for the lip balm, but the other two products were okay.

Have you tried any of these products before?