Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: October 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Monthly Faves: Oct 2013

Hello loves, how's your week so far? I sure am enjoying mine. It's been heavy on me lately to slow down, relax a little. I thought a lot about what I could change to make this happen. I want to workout, it's important to me, makes me feel my best and its healthy for me. I was struggling with working all day then being at the gym a few nights a week, plus LifeGroup and not getting to see my hubby enough. He likes to run after work then goes to bed very early because his alarm goes off at 3:30 am. It was already weighing on me and then I read this, Stop Glorifying Busy. Great words! 

I decided to try early morning workouts at home this week so after work I can just come home and spend time with Dustin. We are only on day 3, but so far it's been fabulous! It's so nice to just come home, actually cook dinner and relax. Also, it's nice to have time to do stuff after work and not feel like my weekend is packed with chores! We'll see how it continues to work but I have a feeling it's going to stay this way… I may end up back where I was, but right now I just want to enjoy some me time and some cuddles with my love. 

Onto my October faves!

one-  Sally Hansen VitaSurge cuticle gel. My cuticles get so dry, I have a hard time keeping up with them. This stuff has become part of my before bed routine. You just dab some on each cuticle and massage it in. Smells like oranges too!

two- Lush Buffy Body Butter I talked about this in my Chicago shopping haul post, this is my 2nd bar. I use this in the shower about twice a week, it exfoliates and then moisturizes perfectly. I love getting to skip putting lotion on after my shower.

three- EOS Lip Balm This is Pomegranate Raspberry, but any flavor is good! I love the sphere shaped balm because you can get it all over your lips quickly. I'm not sure if that makes any sense, but if you use this balm, you get me.

four- Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple. I got this in my Sept Ipsy bag and wasn't sure about the bright red when I saw it. It really just gives you the perfect tint to your lips, it's more of a pink-red. I've been loving just swiping this on after I apply my makeup in the mornings.

five- Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight. I have talked about how much I love the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, it's the BEST eye primer. There are a few different ones to pick from, this one has a light tan shimmer too it. It's actually like a matte shimmer, which I know doesn't make any sense but it is. It gives a nice glow under your shadow.

What's your favorite product been this month?

PS- I'm working on a giveaway for December, a Christmas gift to my followers. I really love Christmas for so many reasons, I'm getting excited for the holidays!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chicago Shopping Haul

Afternoon loves. I am sure enjoying this weekend at home. This is the first weekend we've been home in so long, with nowhere to be and my husband not having to work on Saturday. I could get used to this! We've slept in, I had lunch & shopping with my girls yesterday, church, we've relaxed and been able to get stuff around the house done. We needed this desperately. 

This is going to be my last Chicago trip posting. It's all about what I purchased while shopping in Chicago. You can read about the trip here:

We had such a good time shopping on the first day we were there. I must say, Chicago has some GREAT shopping.

I can't find the blue shirt online, but I got it at H&M. I love the royal blue and the zipper detail on the back. It was only $12.95 too!

This Jersey Top from H&M was also $12.95. The Stripe is sold out online, I can see why. I love shirts that can be worn casual or dressed up, this and the blue one are just that. 

Vigoss Distressed Jeans from Nordstrom. I have been curious about these jeans for a while. They are THE jeans that Sheaffer is always going on about. They were on sale for almost half price so I went for it. Actually, first trip to Nordstrom I didn't go for it. I ended up back there for them though :) I'm so glad I did, they are so comfortable and cute!

I been in the market for a longer and oversized cardigan to wear with some leggings. I found this Purl-Knit Cardigan in Gray at H&M and fell in love. It's so comfy, I can't wait to wear it.

I bought 2 pair of TOMS at Nordstrom-

The Desert Bootie on top I had fallen in love with about a week before. Again, thanks to Sheaffer. I love these things so much, I've worn them several times! I highly recommend them, I know they are going to be one of my favorite fashion staples this season for sure. Fashionable and comfortable, it's a total win!

I decided I wanted a casual pair as well, so I went with the Canvas Slip-On in Ash. These are so comfortable, I may have to buy another pair soon!

Here's all my non-clothing buys-

Beauty Blender from Sephora. I have wondered about these lil guys for about 6 months so I decided to try one out finally. I am a huge fan of my Sigma F80 brush, it will always be my holy grail. I am really enjoying the beauty blender though. It's a little different to clean than a brush, but don't let that deter you. It gives a great finish on your foundation. 

Another holy grail, my Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray. I had been out for a little while and testing a NYX Matte setting spray that just wasn't cutting it, it was time for a new one. 

This is my 2nd Lush Buffy Bar and I sure do enjoy them! My SIL bought me one for Christmas last year and now I am hooked. I wasn't sure I'd like it at first. It exfoliates and moisturizes. You use it last in the shower because it really is like a lotion. The water beads off of you and you don't need lotion after your shower. It's different but totally addicting. 

I've heard a lot about the Lush Body Smoothies, so I was excited to try one of these out. It doesn't disappoint either. Another great Lush product that leaves you soft and moisturized. I love the clean almond coconut scent too, it's subtle and fresh.

I tried hard and couldn't find the bracelets and earrings online, sorry! The bracelets are from H&M, Kristal and I both got some. The earring are from Nordstrom, we both got a couple pair of those as well. When I saw the earrings I fell in love because they remind me so much of the Kate Spade studs I've always loved, but these were $8 instead of $38.

That's it, the end of my Chicago trip postings. I'm going to miss talking about our trip, until next time.

What is your favorite fashion item or trend right now?

Chicago Trip: Part 2

Hey loves, we are just getting settled into our room for the night here in Bethany, OK. We are visiting my brother for the weekend. This is the first time we have seen him since he was moved to this hospital 2 weeks ago, it's nice to be here with him. 

Somebody has settled into the hotel room nicely..... 

Sorry, can't help it.

Ok, onto day #2 in Chicago. We hopped on the 10:30 am train this morning and headed in for round 2. We weren't sure what to expect today being the morning of the Chicago marathon, but by the time we got there we had no issues. I think they were all done by then. We did see runners all throughout the day though. They looked exhausted, were all limping and some even needing assistance walking. I made a mental note to myself a few times that day, "No 26 mile runs for me". Haha, like I ever would.... 

First stop, The Skydeck for another try. This time it was a 2 hour wait. We wanted to see it but didn't want to wait that long, maybe next time. There will be a next time! We decided to eat before we got started and we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. We ended up at Emerald Loop and we really enjoyed it. We both had a mimosa and split a burger and nachos. Perfect start to the day.

After our lunch we headed towards Magnificent Mile to look around at all the pretty stores. Well, first we made another stop at Argo for some coffee. Us girls love our coffee! I think we were honestly a little "shopped out" from the day before. I can't believe that is even possible, but I think we were. We ended up not going in any other stores except for Lush. We ended up being in there for about an hour. We just wanted to look around but the girls wanted to try every single product out on us! They were super sweet and very informative, but by the end we were getting short on time, and not to mention I felt that we were exfoliated and moisturized from head to toe! So we made our purchases and headed out for our sight seeing. 

We started walking towards the lake to go check out Navy Pier. I didn't get any good pictures, but it was so pretty around the lake! We weren't at Navy Pier for very long, it was very busy. 

After Navy Pier we headed to find "the bean". On the way we had to make a quick band-aid stop at Walgreens. My toes were rubbing and feet were hurting. We had a good laugh after I made the purchase and opened a band-aid only to realize I bought bandages about the size of my foot for my baby toe. I made it work though, kind of.

We found The Cloud Gate and snapped a couple pictures.

Then we headed for Buckingham Fountain. I think this is where the start of the marathon was because there was a lot of block offs and gates around here. We did get 1 photo though.

At this point it was about time to head to the train. We had a sweet tooth so we hit up Garrett popcorn on the way to Union Station. We had passed it a couple of times and saw several people with is so we thought we'd try it out. Kristal got the caramel with almonds and I got the caramel with pecans. It was very tasty! I was hoping for some popcorn with chocolate but it definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. 

We headed to the train and met Kristal's in-laws for a slice of Chicago pizza at Giordano's in Naperville. It was so good, we enjoyed a crisp Angry Orchard with our pizza too. I've always heard about Chicago pizza, it's well worth it! 

We had such a great time in Chicago, I can't wait to return soon. We have already said we will return for another trip for sure! You can read about day 1 here

I was excited to get home to my love too, I always miss him so much when I am away from him for days. 

I can barely keep my eyes open so I better get to sleep. Somebody has already beat me there...

What is your favorite trip you've ever taken?

Friday, October 25, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Good morning- I am having a heck of a time waking up this morning. It's cold and I just want to stay in my pj's all day under a blanket. Thank God for coffee. Really, what would the world be like without it?

I've had a pretty good week, I always love when Friday rolls around and I get to reflect on the past few days.

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ONE- My friend Jen introduced me to the Harvest Chicken Salad sandwich at McAlister's Deli this week and I am officially addicted. She also pointed out to me that I say "I'm obsessed" a lot, sorry Jen, I am obsessed with this sandwich. You did it. I may have had it for lunch 2 days this week, in a row.

TWO- I am a pen snob. I love them and I am picky. While shopping at Target this week I saw a Sharpie display with different markers and these pens. I decided I must try one. I love it, it doesn't bleed through like other marker pens and it comes in all different colors. It will be perfect for my new Erin Condren Life Planner I am about to start filling out. 

THREE- Tuesday night was perfect. I had a candle burning, blogged, ate ice cream and watched Friends. If Friends was the only show on TV, I'd be ok with that. I picked up this ice cream because I love blondies so I thought it would be good. It's ok, but I don't think I would purchase it again. Still enjoyed a few bites of it though. The night would have been even better if the hubby was with me, but he passed out early this night…

FOUR- Grocery shopping doesn't seem so much like a chore when the basket is red and they have a Starbucks! I have decided to try grocery shopping at Target now. I HATE Wal-Mart. Ours is so busy and you feel like your going to kill someone by the time you leave. It's not a pleasant experience. Our Target just expanded its food section, you can stack coupons, their cartwheel deals rock, no crowd to fight and thanks to Kristal I got the Target Red debit card, saving me another 5%. Go Target!

FIVE- Monday I had a mani and a brow wax. I tried out a new nail salon in town and it was awesome. It's so pretty inside and they serve you a complementary drink. Wine and a mani, um yeah I think I found my new fave nail salon.

Also, this happened-

Ah, I seriously love these 2!

Hope you have a good weekend, thanks for stopping by.

What does your perfect night consist of? 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag: October 2013

It's time for me to share this months Ipsy bag with you again! Have any of you signed up for Ipsy and started receiving it yet? I always enjoy my bag, even when there are some things I don't think I will use or necessarily love, I only paid $10 for it and I still enjoy it. It's honestly rare though that I get anything I don't like.

Here is what I received this month:

I really like the saying on the bag. I couldn't agree with it more!

From left to right:
1- Nourish Organic Body Lotion {deluxe sample} in Coconut & Argan Oil. I am obsessed with this stuff. It lives in my purse now and I love using it. It smells so good and that argan oil melts right into your skin. You can get this at Target and it's inexpensive. Win!

2- Sexy Hair Spray Clay {travel size} I have quickly fallen in love with this texturizing spray. I think it will be replacing my Sexy Hair Flip it Over spray, mainly because it smells a lot better.

3- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster {deluxe sample} I have been using this stuff after I wash my face at night. It's packed with vitamin C, it's like a vitamin for your face! I can't really feel anything going on of course, but I have no complaints about it. 

4- Ofra Sultry Lipgloss & Plumper {full size} I have yet to use this lipgloss, but I need to. It's a very pretty mauve color, perfect for fall! I'm also a sucker for the tingle in plumpers, I'm weird...

5- Zoya Nail Polish {full size} in Mason. I haven't had a chance to use this color either, but it's so pretty. A beautiful dark fuchsia shade. I have received other Zoya polished from Ipsy and really liked them. Click on the link above and go check out their fall line, LOVE it! 

If you have never heard of Ipsy, it's a bag you get each month for just $10 a month! It's so fun getting the hot pink bubble mailer in the mail each month, I highly recommend it if you like girly things like I do.

Here is a link if you want to check it it, sometimes there is a waiting list but it seems to move pretty fast-

*No, Ipsy does not pay or sponsor me, I just truly LOVE it!

I hope you all have a great rest of the week. I am off to take this lil baby to the vet for surgery :(

Poor thing, she has no idea. Nothing major, she has had a few cyst like spots on her back for a while that we decided we wanted removed and while she is under she will be getting her teeth cleaned too. She's not going to like me much tonight....

Do you receive any monthly subscription boxes? What are some of your faves?


Friday, October 18, 2013

High Five for Friday!

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Happy Friday! This weeks H54F post is going to be a little different, I don't have many pictures. I failed this week at trying to capture everything... sorry! I still had a good and short week though.

{one} Obviously, Chicago was the highlight of my last week! You can read Part 1 here.

{two} I had a blast in Chicago, but coming home to my love and my puppy was also a highlight of my week. I'm a total dog mom, I love how excited she gets to see me, puppy kisses overload.

  {three} I was so exhausted when I got home! After I unpacked I spent the rest of the day being completely lazy and it was awesome. Once Dustin made it home we spent the evening cuddled up on the couch. Perfection.

{four} My mom sent me a video of Christian throwing a ball during a daily therapy session. When they left Tulsa he was not doing anything on command, so to see this video was a whole mixture of emotions for me. It's so exciting to see his progress in that short of time. I get to go see them this weekend finally, can't wait! You can see the video and follow his story on the Facebook page.

{five} I was on my way to get coffee and go to work this morning and noticed how beautiful the sunrise was. I had to snap a pic of Gods beauty!


I am working on Chicago Trip: Part 2 post for you and will be spending my weekend at the Children's hospital loving on my little brother. I hope you have a good weekend :)

Any exciting plans this weekend?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chicago Trip: Part 1

Hi loves! Not sure if I've mentioned how much I love the city, but I LOVE the city. I have always had a love for tall buildings and that type of busy atmosphere. I had the BEST time in Chicago this past weekend with Kristal. It was just the girls trip we both needed. I definitely see more in our future!

Warning- Long post ahead. I warned you. 

We arrived to Chicago Friday night about 9:30pm. We stayed with Kristal's in-laws in Bolingbrook and took the train from Naperville each day. Naperville is an adorable town by the way. Her family was so sweet and made our weekend even more enjoyable. They made us feel right at home.

Saturday morning we got up and headed to the train station to catch the 9:30am train. As soon as we stepped out of Union station once we arrived in Chicago we were so excited to start exploring! I was immediately in love.

We took off from the station down Jackson street. Our first stop was The Skydeck but being an hour and a half wait we decided to move on. We just started exploring the streets and being in awe of all the amazing buildings and sights.

Have I mentioned I love the city?

We didn't really have a plan for our day besides our dinner reservations, but being 2 girls in a big city I'll give you one guess what we ended up doing..... Shopping! We started to make our way through several stores and then decided we needed to eat to fuel up for our shopping fun. We wanted to find cafe type food so we stumbled across this place and it did not disappoint!

After our lunch we were back off for more shopping. I am working on a Chicago Shopping Haul post so I won't tell you what all I bought, but here is a little sneak

I'm kind of in love with these Toms

After H&M, Target, Sephora, some Argo coffee, Old Navy, Macy's, 2 Nordstroms trips, Urban Outfitters and I can't even remember where else, it was time to head to our dinner reservations at RPM Italian.

We were so happy to be here! Being the big Giuliana & Bill fans we are, we were hoping to catch a glimpse of them or Mama DePandi, but due to us Twitter stalking them, we knew they were out of town. Yeah, we creep on them. We enjoyed the restaurant and the food though, it was very good.

We started with a glass of Moscato d'Asti and the Charred Pepperoni Pizza. Then we split the Truffled Garlic Bread, Mama DePandi's Bucatini and the Prime Beef Meatballs. Their servings are small, made for your table to share different items. Then, because you have to have dessert on vacation, we got the special dessert of the night. I am not even going to try to tell you the name. Basically fried donuts, dusted with sugar and a whipped Nutella heaven in your mouth spread. YUM.

Don't you worry though, we more than worked all that food off asap. The whole day was chill and relaxed until after dinner and we knew we had to make the 8:40pm train or we'd have to wait 2 more hours for the next one. My feet were dead at this point too, done for. It was on. We walked then ran 35,879 blocks from RPM to Union station. Ok, maybe not that far... but we seriously barely made it. I would pay huge amounts of money to have a video of us in the final minutes before we made it to the station, and when we busted onto the train that was so quiet you could hear a pin drop and they were all staring at us. Between the walking, running and ab hurting laughing we had done, all that pasta was burnt off. Gone.

Well, there is my recap of day 1 in Chicago. We seriously had the best time! I'm working on day 2 so make sure you come back for that.

Do you love the city or the country?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Product Love: The MoroccanOil Line

Happy Sunday loves! I am currently in Chicago with this beauty. I can't wait to post a couple trip recaps once we return from the our weekend getaway!

I don't talk about my hair much, due to the fact that I seriously hate it 99% of the time. I've also come to terms with the fact that is hates me too. I have never liked my hair and have always envied the people who can just blow dry it and be out the door. I have to wash my hair at night, let it dry for a while, then blow dry it, then sleep on it to TRY and relax it a little, then straighten it in the morning. You would never know this by looking at me, but a hair straightener works wonders I tell ya! 

This is me after I blow dry my hair....

I promise you, it's like a lion, I'm NOT kidding.

I am always on the hunt for a miracle when it comes to hair products. No, I have not found anything that completely transforms my hair yet but I have a few products that make it shiny, soft and a little more manageable. When I find those products, I want to share.

My dear sweet aunts recently bought me a gift, and I am loving it!

They got me this amazing Moroccanoil set that included:

Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo

Moroccanoil Treatment

After seeing Shay blog about it once, I was pretty intrigued and wanted to try it out. It does not disappoint. When using it in the shower, my fingers run right through my hair. Afterwards, I see less frizz, more shine and my hair is soft. My #1 obsession with this stuff, THE SMELL! Oh my gosh, my hair smells amazing. I want to sit and sniff my hair. Weird?

I'm definitely going to have to try out some more of the Moroccanoil products. I would love to try out the Hydrating Styling Cream, Luminous Hairspray & the Restorative Hair Mask. Another perk- they are sulfate, phosphate and paraben free.

What are some of your favorite hair products?

Friday, October 11, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Good morning and happy Friday loves. Another week has gone by and here we are, time to prepare ourselves for the weekend ahead. I am pretty darn happy today, it's an exciting day for me! See why below ;)

-The highlights of my week-

-This past weekend, Kristal and I hosted a baby shower for our dear friend Angela. Her sweet baby "bunny" is due in November. The sex of the baby is going to be a surprise, so baby has been referred to as bunny throughout the pregnancy. So sweet!

-The evening of the shower, we all spent time hanging out together outside and enjoying this weather. We enjoyed pizza, the hot tub and my favorite part, S'MORES! So tasty, I've been dreaming about them since.

-Sunday, Dustin took the top off of the Jeep and he and I took a little drive to the next town over and ate lunch together. It was a beautiful day, but maybe a little too cold for that. I was pretty chilly! Still enjoyed it though. 

-One morning this week before work I stopped and got a coffee at a local coffee spot, Misty Brew. Holy cow it was delicious. First time getting a hot version of the white chocolate macadamia nut. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I see many more ahead in my cold weather future...

-Last but certainly not least, Kristal and I leave for Chicago this afternoon! I can not wait! I am in need of some time away to just relax and have fun with everything that has been going on lately. Touring the city and shopping will do me some good! I have struggled a little with going, but at the end of the day I know Christian wouldn't want me to cancel this trip. It's just 1 weekend away. Can't wait to post pictures and recaps after we return. I will Instagram and tweet photos while we are away too!

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(Make sure to like the Facebook page for updates, he is making some very exciting progress. Keep it up little bro, he is such a fighter!)

What are your big weekend plans?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My Current Wants

Hey loves! Today I am going to be sharing my list of wants for this fall season. A few items I've had my eyes on here lately. Most of them are wants simply because they are expensive. I am not one to run out and buy everything I want just because I want it. There might be a few things on this list that I may actually end up with though. Chicago trip coming up in my near future, just saying...

{one} Purl-Knit Cardigan from H&M in Burgundy. I think this looks like the perfect fall sweater to throw over any shirt, dressy or casual. The $25 price tag isn't painful either!

{two} These Vigoss Distressed Crop Jeans are THE jeans that  Sheaffer over at Pinterest Told Me To is always talking about. I think she has finally convinced me, I need them in my life. Again, the $35 price tag on these is pretty reasonable.

{three} Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Mini Crossbody bag in Port. Ah I love this red! Ok, now we are at one of the pricey wants. Go ahead, click on the link at your own risk. 

{four} I REALLY want a pair of Tieks in either this Cardinal Red or Silver Lake. These aren't cheap, but I may have to actually save up and buy myself some of these. I hear they are amazingly comfortable and they are for a good cause! 
Go check them out.

{five} Mac Eyeshadow Quad in Showstopper. Well, I love makeup and these just look beautiful. I think they need to be in my collection. You agree right?

{six} I am in love with this MK Runway Logo Dial Watch. Isn't she beautiful? Hey babe if you're reading this, Christmas is right around the corner... 

There is my list of things I've been drooling over lately. I will definitely keep you posted on whether I actually end up with any of them.

What is something you have had your eye on lately?

Monday, October 7, 2013

I Heart Fall.

Hey beauties! Fall is definitely my fave season out of all of them, so I was pretty darn excited when I saw Cydney tagged me in one of the fall tags that's been going around. 

-Favorite thing about Autumn-
There is absolutely no way I can narrow it down to just one thing, so we are going to go with my 6 favorites. I didn't think you'd mind... The smells, food, colors, the decorations,  temperatures and last but NOT least the fashion! 

-Favorite Drink-
Well, I am one of the probably 5 people in the world that do not like pumpkin spice lattes. I know, I know. I hear about it often. So I guess the only drink I usually save for fall and winter would be hot chocolate, I do love me some hot cocoa.

-Favorite scent/candle-
Hands down, the Leaves candle from Bath & Body. I get so excited about this candle each year. Ahhhh, it's heavenly. It's the perfect combination of sweet with a hint of spice. Bonus points because the hubby loves it too. I may or may not have all 3 of the items below...

-Best lipstick-
I have 2- For a darker mauve color, I LOVE Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten stain in Crush. For a little lighter brown/mauve my fave is Mac in Midimauve

-Go to moisturizer-
I have just been using my Clean & Clear one lately. I think extra stress has caused a few unhappy spots on my face, yay. So, I've been trying to combat those!

-Go to color for the eyes-
I have green eyes, so I wear a lot of browns. This happens to work great for fall as well. I also use some darker greens and maroons as well.

-Favorite music or band to listen to-
Is your music supposed to change by season? If so, I didn't get the memo... Well, I love country music. I also really enjoy my Pandora stations that play a mix of Maroon 5, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons & Ed Sheeran. I also listen to Christian, my fave is Love & The Outcome. I am pretty versatile with my music if you can't tell.

-Favorite outfit style to wear-
I live in skinny jeans and flats when the weather is perfect, then skinny jeans and boots once it's colder. I love to add a scarf and comfy cardigan too!

-Autumn treat-
I am a sucker for candy corn. In fact, I just so happened to chow down on some today!

-Favorite place to be-
At home with my hubby, curled up with a blanket and my Leaves candle going. Perfection!

If you are a fall lover like I am, you should do this tag too. It was pretty fun!

How about you, what is your favorite season and why?

Friday, October 4, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Morning loves and happy Friday! I'm back to my weekly High Five for Friday posts. Any big plans for the weekend? My husband and I are going to the fair tonight then we have some family coming in for our friends baby shower tomorrow. Looking forward to it!
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1- I joined in on a daily devotion reading of Wife after God with Kristal and a bunch of other ladies this week. It's a short reading each day for the month of October, then we are discussing it on a Facebook group. I am happy to be a part of it, I am 4 days in and really enjoying it!

2- My hubby and I got a Jeep this week, well he did but you know... It took a little longer to find one than expected after we sold his truck but we finally got one! I think it's going to be super fun in the summer time!

3- I shared a photo of my new fall purse on Instagram this week. I am obsessed. It's dark purple and perfect. Target seriously gets me every time....

4- I also shared a photo of our new end table, which I am also obsessed with. I bought it from a local vintage market and I could not be happier with it. It added just the pop of color in our living room I had been looking for.

5- Spending time with my brother this week. Yesterday, Christian and my parents were moved to The Childrens Center in Bethany, OK for long term recovery and then rehab. They are about 2 hours from me now, so I will be going up on weekends to see him now. Thank you for continuing to pray for him and my family. You can keep up with his story on the Facebook page Pray for Mayberry

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag: September 2013

Hey loves! I am super late on this, but to say my life has been busy lately is an understatement. I have not even taken the wrapper of these products yet, but I am hoping to dig into them soon! 

Here is my Ipsy bag I received for the month of September:
Ok, so my mom needed a black eyeliner while she was at my house and without snapping my picture first I gave her the one that came in this bag. Go me! This black eyeliner was in my bag as well:

Here is a list of each product and the price:

{1} Full Size- Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil in Onyx $12
{2} Full Size- Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple $19
{3} Full Size- NYX Single Eye Shadow in Morocco $4.50
{4} Deluxe Sample- Butter London Nail Polish in LA Moss
{5} Deluxe Sample- Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Volumizing Mascara

Retail Value: $35.50

I am always happy with my Ipsy bags. Can't beat that $10! I have heard from a few of you that were on the wait list that you are now on schedule to receive your first bag! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.....

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