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Product Review for Black Friday!

Hello friends!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I thought I would share a review of two beauty products I purchased from Sephora, just in case you want to do some shopping on Friday (that might be a good time, it happens to coincide with SEVERAL BIG sales!) LOL

I purchased the Norvina by Anastasia palette and Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick set (by Kat Von D). I like the bright colors of the Norvina Palette, it was 15% off, and has a holiday vibe. The mini lipstick set attracted me due to the colors, the mini sizes, and a bonus is that its a crème matte lipstick which does not dry the lips! Yay!

So first for the palette: I’ve tried it three times so far since Saturday and I just love it. It’s going to be great fun over the holidays, the colors are so pretty, and you all know I like sparkle. Here is what I did on my eyes (borrowed from Temptalia):

Inner tearduct: Dreamer, Inner lid: Summer, Middle of Lid: Love, Outer lid: Dazzling, Volatile, Crease: Eccentric, Deep Crease: Volatile, Above crease: Incense, Browbone: Base, Lower Lash line: Celestial and Dazzling. I also used Anastasia Brow Whiz in Ebony, and Urban Decay 24/7 in whiskey. These are such beautiful colors, I so recommend!!

Then with the mini lipstick set by Kat Von D: I was attracted to them because of the fun colors. I felt the need for new colors this winter (I love lipsticks btw) although most of the fun colors I’ve seen are a matte and super dry my lips. I have very sensitive skin and this must apply to my lips as well. If I wear a matte color, my lips are literally peeling by the end of the day. That’s not super cute if you know what I mean, so I’m careful about wearing matte colors. Then the lipstick themselves have a studded case and they are mini so they almost look like shell casings (maybe that’s the point?) but they fit in my mini bags perfectly. I wore Hawkind yesterday and it stayed on all day, didn’t smear over lunch, and didn’t dry out my lips so if you’re looking for a great creamy matte lipstick, this is for you! (in the picture today I’m wearing sanctuary)

I hope this has been a fun review that you can check on this Friday if you’d like! You know it’s the biggest shopping day LOL! (Both of these beauties are at Sephora!)

Way to go Friday!

Hello friends and happy Friday!

Speaking of Friday; what do you usually think of on Friday? Happiness, chillax, casual, TGIF, weekend, days off, partay?

These are all things I think but today started off different. I needed new tires on my race machine (haha maxima) so I went to Big-O early for tires and alignment.

The bad news: ma’am the front struts are leaking pretty bad and will need to be replaced (he also said something about the back- but I blocked that information). I inquired how much that would be- admitting struts are expensive. He said – well they CAN be expensive-puleese I know they’re $$$ and I know it takes more time. I had a baby meltdown- tiny really- I just said-well I need to get to work I can’t sit here that long.

Ma’am we have a “loaner” car you can take ?? Really you do? Well now I’m fine other than $$$.

The “loaner” car ends up being something I think competed in a demolition derby. One of the doors doesn’t have a inside cover , the car is about 4 inches from the ground and is barely running. LOL makes me appreciate my race machine for sure.

Then after I arrived at work, hubs tells me his battery and alternator stopped working, he dropped car off at shop, took Uber to work and it’s another $$$.

Another $2000 later I’m thinking, “Friday! How could you be like that”?! (This is Monday kind of stuff, wth) 😂

Happy weekend friends!

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Fun

Hello Friends! How was your Thanksgiving?? I hope everyone enjoyed their day! Hubs and I had day off. Seriously it was lovely, just the best day ever! Well until today and then today is wonderful! And can you believe the weather here in Utah?? Oh my goodness, yesterday and today are above 60 today. No need to wear coats while Black Friday shopping 🙂

So we went to Zermatt Resort and Spa for Thanksgiving dinner and the drive up Provo Canyon was beautiful, although it feels like September and not the end of November. We had a wonderful dinner, the turkey was tender and tasty. I tried three different desserts and my favorite was a chocolate mousse type of thing, it didn’t have a label but was very pretty and so I took a picture of it before I took the second bite. I believe it is covered with chocolate ganache, it was very rich.

Then we came home and relaxed until family came for snacks and crafts! We really had a lot of fun! My sister and her husband came and she brought a hot spinach dip and her craft is a snowman made out of glass bowls. Oh my goodness, it turned out so cute (my niece made one exactly the same last year, it was very cute too). My daughter in law and I made large colored (soccer size) balls into outdoor ornaments with cute tin pails as the top of the ornaments. (My treat was white chocolate covered popcorn, white chocolate pecan caramel maple fudge (in my previous blog) and paleo coconut oil fudge). My daughter modge podged glitter onto styrafoam balls and cones for decor’ for her new home (She is recently married and enjoying decorating her own home).  Two of my nieces are working on a special layered t shirt project that they did not finish last night and my other niece has a project but chasing her two little ones kept her from getting it out (she brought a cranberry-jalapeno cream cheese dip and crackers).

After completing our crafts and sampling all the treats it was getting near 9pm and we discovered that Ulta and Old Navy were open! Hmmm what to do??? We were dressed and awake with a Christmas list that needed checking; it sounded like a good idea to head out now instead of getting up early and going shopping. (You know there’s no way I’m getting up that early if I don’t have to work…interestingly enough I did wake up at 7am anyway-who knows why, I hadn’t near enough sleep)

So myself, hubs, daughter and her hubs (my sister went to the Ulta closer to her home, probably a good decision as we got back around midnight) headed out to brave the 5,000 other women at Ulta! Ok there weren’t 5,000 but it seemed as if! I got some great deals there for the cuties on my list and then we found out that Old Navy was open til like 3am (we thought they closed before we got there) and we hit Old Navy too, 50% off man! So at midnight last night I had about 1/2 my Christmas shopping done which is real nice because then I can spend all of December just enjoying the season, putting up Christmas décor, visiting friends, making treats and taking them out and focusing on the reason for Christmas- The Birth of Jesus Christ. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas as we all enter this wonderful time of year. I hope you and yours are well and safe.

The Big Week

Happy Thanksgiving Week my friends!
I thought I’d write to help prepare you all for Thanksgiving and Black Friday fashion. Yes there is such a thing as Black Friday Fashion! You know how you get up early to catch smoking deals and it’s 25 degrees so you bundle up and then get in the malls and it’s 95 degrees, there are hundreds of people and you wish you were wearing shorts?? Yes this is what I’m speaking about.
Things start out on Thanksgiving of course; I’m usually up cooking a storm and only at the last hour or so get to relax, so I normally wear a cozy sweater or sweatshirt and jeans while most of the time wearing one of my many full coverage aprons! You never know what might spill, sizzle, or flip on your clothes and I want my clothes to last forever! LOL But this year is different and by different I mean it’s a new tradition. Most of our adult children are married and have in laws who live in our same area. Yes Connor, I know you aren’t married, although I don’t think you will be awake for Thanksgiving 😉 My son Connor works grave yard shift.
Earlier this fall, my sister Michelle and I were talking about Thanksgiving and usually we get together, but this year it is her husband’s family’s turn to gather, so I found myself in an odd predicament. It’s difficult to expect married children to be with us for the whole day when they have other family close by and I didn’t want to cook a big dinner for me and the hubs so I thought we would go out for Thanksgiving dinner. There are many restaurants/resorts nearby that do a big shindig for Thanksgiving and it sounded like fun to try that out! Me and Hubs are going to dinner up beautiful Provo Canyon to Zermatt in Midway and then that evening our children are coming to have snacks, football, and a Christmas craft. I think that will be a lot of fun and to me sounds more relaxing than cooking for a couple days and doing dishes for hours. Doing dishes is not my favorite holiday tradition FYI….
Since I’m not cooking and cleaning up a storm, you guessed it, I can wear something fun for Thanksgiving. I’m planning on wearing my “Amore” Old Navy sweater, with my curvy Old Navy jeans (dark wash), and my gorgeous new heels from JCPenney! I’m super pumped about being able to dress up a little bit and kick back. Remember fashion really feeds my soul and getting dressed up for a holiday and going somewhere is super fun and makes me think of Cinderella getting dressed up for the ball! I’m a fairy tale girl at heart!
Then the hard work (?) of Black Friday! Don’t be scared, here is what I’ve learned: Take a coat in the car just in case but don’t wear your coat into the mall/Target/Walmart/Costco/BedBathandBeyond/BathandBodyWorks etc… Leave your coat in the car (I know that sounds counter productive, but it’s gonna be warm in most places because of all the people, you will only need your coat in the car and maybe not that cause I think we all have heated cars!) LOL I usually wear a sweater or sweatshirt with some jeans or joggers and comfortable shoes or boots depending if we have snow on the ground. Even a vest would be better than a coat if your climate is super cold, but it’s always super heated in stores (more ways than one right? I’ve never seen anyone get angry on Black Friday, but I typically am not up at 4am either. Maybe the people that get angry are just hungry and tired? I’ve usually got eight hours of sleep AND breakfast, so I’m pretty cheery 😉 Remember to eat before heading out IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP! LOLOL
I’ll be heading out with the hubs and we have really so much fun he and I. It’s the only time of year that he will shop with me (he’s not a big shopper) and we have fun going from place to place and planning our Christmas. We usually make a list ahead of time and only buy the things on our list if they happen to be included in the big sale. We’ll grab some lunch somewhere and it will be a fun day listening to Christmas music and feeling the fun of shopping for our loved ones 🙂 Just remember to be prepared to say hello to many people! Try to smile? (I wonder if I took snacks if that would cheer people up?)