Thursday, February 19, 2015

Disney Dapper Day Outfits

Dapper Day was first started by Disney Bound as a day to dress-up like a vintage version of your favorite character.  Meet-ups occur at Disneyland and Disney World about twice a day.  If you are planning to attend one of these events, here are a few suggestions on what to wear.  I have not been able to attend a Dapper Day yet.  However, I hope to change that soon!

Dapper Day - Minnie Mouse
Dapper Day - Jane Porter
Dapper Day - Aurora
Mary Katrantzou red cocktail dress / Leather ballet flat, / Majorica fake jewelry / Spinner pendant necklace / Bow hair clip / Sleeping Beauty Wall Sticker, Girls Princess Wall Stickers | Becky &...

What would you wear to Dapper Day?  If you have already attended an event, please leave a picture of your outfit!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why I love Lush Cosmetics

I had never heard of Lush until a few months ago.  I was watching one of my favorite YouTubers, Zoella, when she did a Fall Lush Haul.  I immediately Googled the company and FELL IN LOVE!  So when I decided to do a Christmas giveaway on Maddie the Blind Cat's blog, I just had to include a Lush product.  I contacted the company to make sure they allowed their products in giveaways and I received the kindest reply.  Not only would they allow me to include their product, they read Maddie's blog and decided to send me the product for free!  I was blown away by how general and personal the company is!  Ever since, I have been a major fan of their products, mission, and staff.

Here is a quick unboxing of what Lush sent me free of charge for our giveaway! 

Winter Favorites

I was blessed with amazing presents this Christmas and several have become beloved items.  This season it was hard to chose what I loved the most but here is what I have been loving! 


I love the Naked 2 Basics pallet.  Because of my glasses, I have found that matte shades look best on me and I am in love with these colors!  For an everyday work look, I spread Frisk on my eyelids, Stark in my crease, and Skimp right under my brow.  Then I take a little bit of Cover and/or Primal and blend it into my outer corner.  I finish the look with a bit of Skimp in my inner corner and Undone on my lash line.  I get to use the whole pallet and I look great!  


This season, these products have saved my face!  Every night, I clean off my face with a Neutrogena Grapefruit Cleansing Wipe.  I remove my eye makeup with Estee Lauder's Eye Makeup Remover because it is gentle and effective.  Then I wet my face and EcoTools Sensitive Pure Complexion Sponge with lukewarm water.  I apply a small amount of Burt's Bees Acne Solutions Cleanser and scrub my face.  After I rinse and pat dry my face, I apply the Mary Kay Botanical Moisturizer.  Now, I only get pimples if I skip my routine!  


Yet another Christmas present that has become my winter favorite is my monogrammed chambray  shirt from Etsy!  I wear it most often with my pink skinny jeans from Gap and riding boots.  It also looks great with black leggings and ballet flats.  I can dress it up with a floral scarf or dress it down with sneakers.  Either way, I can find a way to wear this every day. 


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This movie made me laugh and cry.  I love Baymax and everything that he represents.  I feel like he is the Disney version of Totoro, which makes me love him even more.  This is a great movie for the whole family and I highly recommend it! 


As you may remember, I received this book for Christmas and I was super excited.  I read it in about 3-days and loved every minute of it!  The characters are very well-written and developed.  I loved the plot and the giant twist at the end.  I really hope that Zoe writes another novel soon!


These two candles are perfect.  I burn them together to create a soothing scent that lingers for hours.  I love Bath and Body Works candles and I will be burning this for as long as I can.  Next Christmas I will probably stock up on these scents. 


I included this darling bubble bar in my Lush haul post but it has taken me almost 3 months to get around to using it. Oh goodness you guys, this is the most amazing bubble bar I have ever used!  Half of this little buddy made movie style bubbles that were thick and huge!  After about 30 minutes I had to wash them down the train because I was done before they were.  The scent was not too strong and did not linger on my body.  However, my tub did smell really nice for a few days!

Holiday Decoration: 

I was tempted to include a Christmas decoration here however, you guys have already seen all of mine during the 10 Day of Merry series.  Starting January 1st, I add tiny touches of Valentine's Day to our home because February is the month of love!  In our dining room, you will find this tiny set up under a Valentine's Day themed quote which I found on Pinterest and framed.  I recived the sparkly red heart in a floral arrangement from my dad last year.  The flower pen and pencil are left over valentines that I made for sorority sisters in college.  I found the milk jar at Michael's and the glitterly cupcake at Hobby Lobby.  Of course, I added a wedding photo for a personal touch!

Video Game:

This was also included in my Christmas haul post and I have to say that it was an amazing gift!  I try to play this every night for exercise and J and I get a kick out of watching our videos!  My favorite songs are Addicted to You and Black Widow. 

Please tell me what your winter favorites have been in the comments below! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Basket Ideas

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year!  It is full of hearts and red and pink!  As you know, making gift baskets is one of my favorite ways to give presents.  Here are a few ideas of what to put in a Valentine's Day themed basket! 

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First, you want to find a cute basket.  A white, red, or pink basket will coordinate perfectly with your items.  Extra points to you if you find something in the shape of a heart!

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Add something plush like a teddy bear with a cute message or this adorable Webkin.  Not everyone likes stuffed animals so you can swap this for a Valentine's Day scarf or blanket.

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Decorations are always cute because the recipient can reuse them year after year.  I love this hanging sign because it will look perfect at the front of the basket.  Your recipient will also be able to hang it in their home or office the following year!

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Every gift basket needs something to eat and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to find themed treats and candy.  Chocolate is an amazing addition, especially decorated with sprinkles and sugar hearts!

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I know some people don't like this movie however, I think it is amazing!  Give your loved one something fun to watch while cuddling with their stuffed animal and eating their treats.  Any romantic comedy will work just fine!

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Lastly, if you are giving your basket to a significant other or close friend, including a love letter can make the basket more personal.  I just love this journal from Amazon that can be filled with wonderful memories and lovely words.

What would you like to receive in a Valentine's Day gift basket?