Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Body Shop Haul

Happy Thursday!

I am busy packing for this upcoming weekend, which I am super excited for!
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I bought a couple of things from The Body Shop that I wanted to share. 

I am probably not suppose to be sharing this, but my hubby wanted this set. Has he used it yet? No. Which means I will steal it from him. :)

These body butters were on clearance for $5 each. After I shower I always put on lotion because my skin is so dry so I like to stock up when I can. 
I believe these were from their Holiday line. 
I love Body Shop's body butters's. They're thick without being oily, which is hard to find. 

The scents I picked up are Glazed Apple and Vanilla Brulee. 

I picked up this Spa Fit body scrub which has a wonderful citrus scent. I have to say I have been using this for about a month now and I absolutely love it. This has been a savor for the summer months when my skin is peeling! It smells absolutely delicious and clean. Not only does it exfoliate but it's also a soap, 2 in 1!This is a must buy product. It is kind of expensive though.I paid $22 for it. You can purchase it here
I'd also like to mention the packaging. The top has a super seal around it, keeping it fresh (I'm assuming) and it's a glass container. Love! I can definitely re-use this. I plan to do a separate post on this product! 

This will probably be my last post before Labor Day, so have a safe and fun Labor Day!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Honeymoon Day 4 in Negril Jamaica, Couples Resort

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today's post will mainly consist of pictures, I am busy prepping for this upcoming Labor Day weekend. 
Click on the following links to see other days from our honeymoon:


Just another day enjoying the beach. I brought out my crotchet cover up from Marshalls and got a ton of compliments on it. Who would have thought? It was only $24.99 too! 

My hubby just stylin'. He got his fedora from the local craft market in Jamaica. He's sporting his new Ray Bans that he got on clearance. He loves them. I love this picture of him, this is my true hubby. :)

I completely forgot to pack SPF for us (give me a break, I packed the day after our wedding) so we had to purchase some there... $25.50 US dollars later! 

As we were eating lunch this bird sat near us. 

Lunch at the buffet. All of the fruit on the table is locally grown. 



Tapioca pudding in a coconut!

Every day we would get an itinerary for the following day. Similar to the cruises we've been on. I really enjoyed that because we would plan out our days. 

Sunset on our balcony. 

This night we were patiently waiting for our scheduled night time snorkeling, but they ended up canceling it because of choppy water. 

The night ended up to be amazing though because we went to their beach party. The food and entertainment was amazing. Plus we met an amazing couple who were also newly weds. 






It was a fun night and a fun day. 
No problem and no worries. :)

Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Julie G Candy Shoppe Colors Review & Swatch - Pixi Stick

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am reviewing the Julie G nail polish from her Candy Shoppe Colors, Jelly Bean Finish in Pixi Stick. I bought a couple of these after watching her YouTube video on them. I was really excited to try them, but was let down. The nail polish is only $3.99 so it's not a huge loss. And why I don't like them is a matter of preference, so you may like them!

Pixi Stick:

I decided just to do my toes. My poor nails are still recovering from the gel manicure I had on my wedding day. Also, on my right foot my poor big toe was stepped on from dancing(not complaining!) so my toe nail broke and I'm still trying to properly shape it. 


The color is absolutely beautiful, but I don't like two things about the nail polish:
1.) It's very opaque, needed a couple of coats for this.
2.) It dries almost matte, so I topped it off with Essie's top coat to give it a bit of more gloss.  
Like I said before, it's a matter of preference. Maybe I should try the others, it could just be the color. If I find anything different I will report back! I do love Julie G's nail polishes! I love when she comes out with collections. She was the first YouTuber I ever subscribed too 7+ years ago and was super excited when she came out with her own nail polish line.


Also, a little side note: I brought out this guy today. Pumpkin Pecan Waffle. I bought it last year. (I'm trying real hard to use up all my candles so I can buy new ones!)
My apartment smells like pumpkin right now. :)

Have a great night!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Weekend Recap: Bridal Shower Gifts, Pedicure, & Fall Decorating

Happy Monday!

Only 4 more working days until a 3 day weekend - which I am looking forward to very much so. 
Yes, I am counting down.

Friday:

I left work a little early so the hubby & I could have a date night together. The night before was the company's CEO reception. She is leaving the company she built up to pursue other endeavors so we had a party for her. We did the centerpieces with sunflowers and I decided to keep some of the flowers for my office. Who doesn't love sunflowers?

Saturday:
Saturday the hubby & I spent the whole day cleaning our apartment and bringing out things from our bridal shower. I was told once that if you start using your bridal shower gifts before the wedding it is bad luck. So I waited until after our wedding day to start putting things together. (I will have a whole separate post on this and my gifts). I must say our apartment is really coming together with everything we got from our bridal shower.

I had this pumpkin lying around so I decided to put it on my end table. Can't wait to start bringing out more of my fall stuff. I think I love fall and Halloween so much because my birthday and my dad's birthday fall in the month of October. :)

Sunday:
I decided to give myself a pedicure since it's been a while. I used Julie G's Candy Shoppe in Pixie Stick. I did buy a bunch of these a while ago, this is only the second color I'm using and I can't say I'm much of a fan. Will review later.  

On our wedding cake stand I had this sign. "I love you more than cupcakes". I am really trying to re-purpose and use everything we bought for our wedding. So I decided to put this on a shelf in our kitchen. 

This spice rack below is a gift from a friend. I absolutely LOVE this! I completely forgot I even registered for it! How sweet of her to buy this for me. This will definitely make cooking easier. 

We also stayed in, cooked dinner, and watched a movie. We got new pots and pans from our registry and also the strawberry hand towels from my wonderful aunt. How adorable are they?!

It was such a good weekend, but I am looking froward to next weekend even more!
 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lush Cosmetics Bath Melts Review in Floating Island

Happy Friday!

Today I am reviewing a Lush Cosmetics luxury bath melt in Floating Island. You can purchase it here for $7.95. I have never used this one before. The only other luxury bath melt I have used was Marshmallow Moment. I really enjoyed that one, so that's why I thought I'd give this one a try. 
As far as the look of it - it looks like the bottom of a cupcake to me. I think that's why I like it. You know me and my love for cupcakes. :)

The smell as described on the website: "Creamy lemon and sandalwood luxury". To me - this smells like vanilla. Plain and simple. Have you tried this? What does it smell like to you?

I really do love these, they make my skin so soft! It's calming to me as well, plus it makes bubbles in the tub, with no glitter or any other fancy stuff. I would definitely recommend trying this out.



I am looking forward to seeing their Halloween collection this year. Does anyone know when it typically comes out?

Have a great night!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Honeymoon Day 3 Couples Resort Negril Jamaica

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

There's nothing better than recapping my honeymoon on a crappy Wednesday evening. :)
Day 3 on our honeymoon we began to feel more comfortable with our surroundings and finally started to relax. Plus we had a fun day ahead of us, which included our first time ever snorkeling. We have been on two cruises before and if you wanted to do snorkeling it was an extra fee. I liked that at this resort it was included in the price. 

Hubby & I didn't have a chance to check our the breakfast buffet so we decided to go on day 3. It was actually very yummy and found ourselves going back a couple of times. The service wasn't that great, but we were on vacation we didn't care! 
On this morning I had coconut water - straight from a coconut. I can't say I enjoyed it too much. It was too warm for me. I tried eggs, bacon, potatoes, ham and french toast with mango syrup. Delicious!

We got these complimentary Couples Resorts water bottles. Because it is so hot and humid they try to make sure your hydrated with water fountains everywhere. They were infused with all different kinds of fruits. So the water was actually very refreshing. 

And off we went snorkeling. The Caribbean water is just absolutely beautiful. I could stare at all the time.  

At this little island the resort would take you by boat and drop you off and you can do "couple things" in the caves. We didn't, but I guess other couples are more adventurous than we are. Haha. 

This was us after snorkeling. We saw so many amazing things. We took our Go Pro - once I go through it I will be posting pictures. 

Hubby didn't realize he had his shirt on until he was in the water. Haha. 

After snorkeling we got a shower and decided to go for a dinner. 
Here I am in our huge bathroom. I absolutely love this chair - is it even a chair? Who knows, but I loved it. 

A couple's selfie. :)

How adorable are my hubby's shorts? The whole outfit is from Polo, but look at those little whales on his shorts? I don't know if he liked his outfit but he looks good in it! I copied a mannequin for the idea. Hehehe. 

We're both posing by the door because it's our beach front suite for the week. I couldn't be happier. 
Dress is from Express. 

If you look on the left of us is the beach front suite rooms. We weren't on the 1st floor but we were on the second floor. Beach front suite's include the hammock you see on the left. 

On this night it was Casino night. Unfortunately, we didn't get to experience it because we were so drained from all the sun and snorkeling. I'm not complaining though!
I do love this picture of us though. I need to enlarge it. :)

Have a great night!

Please click below to see the other two posts from our honeymoon. 
Day 1 and Day 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Weekend Recap: Hobby Lobby, Sweet 16 DIY Card, Lush, OOTD

Happy Tuesday!

Friday:

On Sunday was my cousin's daughter's 16th birthday party so I decided to make a card for her. 

I ordered a set of Jolee's scrapbook stickers and came up with this:

Saturday:

I spent some time by our pool. On my toes I am wearing Mrs. Mint by Funky Fingers (5 Below).

Went to Hobby Lobby. 
(Forever 21 top and shorts, Bebe purse, Michael Kors watch)

Need this pillow. 

Seeing their Fall and Halloween things make me want to decorate. :)

Christmas ornaments were even out!

Oh how I love you Hobby Lobby.

Later that day I took a bubble bath with Lush's bubble bar. Review on this later. 

Sunday:

My cousin's daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party. Hubby was a little tired!  

I sported my new Sperry's! 

Breanna (my cousin's daughter) loved our photobooth SO much from our wedding that they booked it for her birthday party. 

It was fun being able to use it again! :)
My dad & I had a blast!

Look at the hat my hubby chose - he's too funny!

Later that night I was on Pinterest and stumbled upon this set of Grinch pillows that were sold on Pottery Barn last year and are currently sold out. I am seriously contemplating making on own...... 


Have a great night!