Friday, July 22, 2016

Ipsy Review - June

Ipsy time!

I love getting this bag in the mail! For a price that doesn’t break the budget ($10 including shipping), it is a great deal and you get a little beauty treat each month.  Sometimes they are a complete hit, sometimes a few products are a miss, but it’s always worth at least what I paid regardless!

The theme of this month’s bag is “Rebel, Rebel” and comes in a hideous bag with super bright “graffiti” on it.  I honestly hate it.  I think it’s the worst bag I’ve ever gotten from Ipsy!
Next up…the June Ipsy bag!

1) Be a Bombshell Pout Potion in “Secret” – .28 oz. (FULL SIZE)
I thought I may really like this, but unfortunately it goes on a little too pale for my liking.  It is sheer and light nude, which doesn’t work for my skin tone.  I can see possibly using it over something darker though to tone it done.  What I do love about it though it the scent….mmmm vanilla!  It also has a great smooth texture, not sticky at all.
Full Size: $14.00 My Value: $14.00

2) Urban Decay Eyeshadow single in “Lounge” – .03 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Unfortunately I don’t use eyeshadows this dark very often at all.  I always tend to use the lighter shades in my palette.  I am curious though how this looks on. The packaging says “Is it green or is it red? No you’re not under the influence; this trippy duotone shade actually changes color before your eyes.”  Now that sounds intriguing!
Full Size: $19.00 My Value: $19.00

3) Crown Brush 3 Tone Bronzer  – .14 oz.
I don’t claim to be a makeup expert….but I wouldn’t exactly call this a bronzer?  It had three shades, a light shimmery peach, a pink and a shimmery brown.  To me that is more like a highlighter, a blush and a bronzer.  The name is just way off!  That being said, the sections are too small and close together to really be able to use them separately very. Seems difficult.
Full Size: $30.00 for .78 oz My Value: $5.38

4) Formula X Nom Nail Color in “Wingwoman” – .13 oz.
Normally I am not a big nail polish person….but this color is basically what I put on my toes every time I get a pedicure!  It will be perfect to have around for any touchups that may be needed.  Maybe every once in a while I will even put it on my fingers!
Full Size: $10.50 for .4 oz My Value: $3.41

5)  Biorepublic Fiber masks in “Cucumber Breeze” and “Pomegranate Crush” – 2 Masks
I love face masks, so of course I would like these!  I prefer the cream type that you put on your skin more, as opposed to these which are like paper masks you lay on your face, but I will still get use out of them!
Full Size: $14.95 for set of 3 My Value: $9.96

Final Cost: $10.00
Final Value: $51.75

This month’s Ipsy bag is kind of blah for me.  Nothing really stands out that I love, but there isn’t anything I would absolutely never use either.  I think the two biggest hits for me are the nail polish and the face masks. 

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(As always, I swear I’m not a review blog….I just like sharing these things in hopes that other people will get to have the same fun that I do!  I am not compensated in any way.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Noah Month 12

I just realized I never posted this update!  My  little man turned one in July....this was the last month of his first year!

He learned to brush his teeth, had his first trip to the ER (for possible dehydration) and ate lots and lots of birthday cake!

Fell asleep on the 3 minute ride home from daycare like this

Babies fit in shoe boxes!

Kisses anyone?

Our first trip to the ER :( He was a champ!

At a Rattlers game with Grammy!

The swing he got for his birthday

Sleepy selfie with mama


Friday, July 8, 2016

Life Lately....

Well....It's been a long time since I blogged about life.  I have to say, my days with a one year old are really, really busy! I go to work, get home, spend an hour or two playing with NoJo and feeding him, put him to bed, eat dinner, watch a little TV and its off to bed for me.  Rinse and repeat, day in and day out! I feel like I have very little time to myself.

I finally decided to make one big, HUGE, change in my life.  I got a new job.  Now, this may not sound that big to some people, but I have been in the same position for almost ten years now.  Ten years.  Holy cow!  I've been REALLY unhappy for the last few years, but I was just too intimidated with the whole interview process to start looking for something new. I swore I wasn't going to come back after my maternity leave....but here I am at the same place almost a year later. Finally I got so fed up I went through with it!

I have been with the same overall company (a bank) for over 13 years now, so I wanted to stay at the bank.  It took me a few months to find something I'd really like and I even lost out to a job because I was requesting a higher pay than they were willing to give me, but in the end I found something that I hope will be great!  It is the same base pay, but now I will be eligible for around 15-20% of my salary as a bonus on top of that. Yay!! 

I know blogging has been pretty light around here and it will probably continue to be that way until I really get my feet on the ground.  I am finally starting to get used to my routine with Noah and get some real sleep, but I know a new job is going to shake things up again! Hopefully in the near future I can get back to blogging about REAL things!!

Thank you all for sticking around and reading my updates....I hope there will be a lot more in the future!

Also, wish me luck!  I start my new job on Monday.  Eeek!!!


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