Blogmas #9 Gift Cards are a Good Gift Option

I know that there are people who do not like to give gift cards for Christmas. They think it is more impersonal than an actual gift. Or they enjoy shopping for the perfect gift and gift cards take that from them. These are all valid concerns. The advantages of gift cards are numerous. They are… Continue reading Blogmas #9 Gift Cards are a Good Gift Option

Blogmas #8 Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha is a big part of the holiday experience for me. I eagerly await it being available again. It is the perfect taste for the season. I always associate peppermint with Christmas. It is the scent and flavor of the holiday season. The drink is so rich and chocolatey with that bite of… Continue reading Blogmas #8 Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

Ipsy Bag November 2016

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that is $10 per month. Each month you get a really cute makeup bag with 5 sample sizes of makeup, skincare, and /or haircare products. To get an idea of what comes in these bags see Ipsy Bag – September 2016,  Ipsy Bag October 2016, and Ipsy bag – August 2016.… Continue reading Ipsy Bag November 2016

October 2016 Empties

Whew, another month has gone by and I have so much stuff! Each month I think I won’t have many empties and every month I fill up my little can. Every month I am amazed at  what all I do go through. This month feels like even more than usual.  SKINCARE Konjac Sponge – Promises to: Gently exfoliates to… Continue reading October 2016 Empties

Ipsy Bag October 2016

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that is $10 per month. Each month you get 5 samples that range from small samples to deluxe samples to the occasional full-size product. You get makeup, skincare, hair care, beauty tools, and bath and body products packed inside a different makeup bag each month. I generally enjoy this… Continue reading Ipsy Bag October 2016

Birchbox July 2016

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that costs $10 per month. It contains 5 makeup and/or skin care products. The samples typically are from higher end brands. This box has a sample from Dr. Jart+ and Smashbox. It is a good opportunity to try pricier brands to see if they are worth the price. On… Continue reading Birchbox July 2016

November Favorites

It is so hard to believe that we are almost through the month of November! By this time next week Thanksgiving will be over and we will be in the madness of Christmas shopping season. We had a nice November here in southwest Virginia but the nights and mornings have been cold. My skin is… Continue reading November Favorites