Monday, October 26, 2015

Weekend Recap: My Birthday Weekend

Happy Monday!

Today was a long day at work 7:30-6:30. :( It's so nice to sit down and relax. 
Plus I'm excited to share some snap shots from my birthday weekend. My birthday was on October 14th, officially my last year in my 20's!


As you can tell I caught the hubby off-guard.  We're off to Philadelphia! I swear we travel there all the time.

We stopped at a really good diner we like and had a quick bite to eat and our favorite dessert, some good old fashioned rice pudding. 

Once we got to Philadelphia we headed to the Lush store because they are having a soft launch of their Christmas items right now. And if you check online a lot of their Christmas items are already sold out. So go get you some!!!

So of course I picked up a bunch of stuff... Video coming soon!

I picked up my favorite smoothie while we were in the mall - California Sensation. MmMmM. 

Of course as soon as we got to the hotel I had to try one of the bath bombs. The one I'm using here is Father Christmas which is still available online for only $6.40. I loved it so much I went back the next day and purchased another. This smells SO amazing. 

You would think it would turn your bath tub a red color - nope. The inside was a deep green!!! 


Saturday we planned on going to King of Prussia and then to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. 

This is my CRAZY hair as I'm getting ready. It's so hard to manage, I'm sick of it! Not to mention I forgot my shampoo and conditioner so I was stuck using the hotels brand and it was a crappy one.  

Of course I stopped into Sephora while I was there. What? I had to pick up my birthday gift and well - a few other items on my wish list. On my hand here I swatched the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix eyeshadow palette which you can pick up here  for only $59! I swatched a couple of the shadows and ladies, this is just one swipe of color! The colors in these palette are absolutely AMAZING! I love that the neutral/highlight colors are in the center and you have fun colors around that. Absolutely gorgeous. And when I was there I picked up the last palette so it is selling out quickly! 

This is my oh-so-trendy outfit for Terror Behind the Walls. 
Shirt: Old Navy/Skull Scarf: eBay/Leggings: Victoria Secrets/Leg Warmers: Ugg/Boots: Uggs

If you've never been to Terror Behind the Walls and you live near Philly - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Unless you're not into that type of thing, but it's definitely something I think everyone should experience! 
The reason for the necklace and red X's on our faces is because before you go into the prison you have to make a choice - you can walk through without being touched or "taken" or you can opt in for the ultimate experience. We do it every year and we just love it. But I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea. I just thoroughly enjoy it. But then again, I love all things scary. :)
 I even got a kiss at the end of the night. :)


I may or may not have made my first ever Kate Spade purchase at age 29, and no it isn't this dice cube. But isn't it cute?!?!  

Have a great night! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Fall Handbag 2015

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my fall handbag for this year. 
I picked it up from a Bebe Outlet this summer. 
This bag was on clearance for only $66 but Bebe was having a sale to take an additional 50% off the lowest ticketed price. So I scored this handbag for only $33! I have only had it out for about 2 weeks now and have gotten a ton of compliments on it. It may be bright but it's also orange!
I tried to tone it down with a spare scarf I had lying around from Charlotte Russe. 

I really do love Bebe handbags and now that I know I can find them on clearance at the outlets I'm hoping to own a few more. 
I usually wear them for months and months and they really hold up to all my abuse. 

I hope you enjoy this shot because in the process of taking this photo I dropped my camera on the concrete! Luckily I didn't break the touch skin but it is dented. :(

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette. All you have to do is subscribe and comment on the video which you can find HERE

This will be my last post for the week as I am going away this weekend. Follow me on snapchat for my adventures! (vzaleski)

Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Professional Honeymoon Photos Couples Resort, Negril Jamaica

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today I am sharing the professional photos we had taken while on our honeymoon. 
You're probably wondering why Jamaica has a USA sign up on the resort right? The day we had pictures taken was 4th of July...

This is my favorite picture.

My hair started out curly and ended up frizzy.....

This was a random day hubby and I were walking to our beach chairs. 

It was my turn to dip hubby. :)

This day we went snorkeling.
Looking at these pictures makes me miss Jamaica. Maybe one day we will go back. 

If you'd like to see days 1-6 click on the days below:

I still have day 7 & 8 to go. Stayed tuned until next Wednesday! :)

Have a great night!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bath & Body Works Fall Haul 2015

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am sharing a recent haul from a couple of weekends ago when I went into Bath & Body Works. I picked up a couple of new fall candles and then new body lotion and spray. 

Candles were on sale for 2 for $24. I also had a coupon for 20% off my purchase. 
I picked up these three new candles. 

 Spooky Vanilla. I'm currently burning this one right now and it has a bit of a spicy smell to it, do you guys have this? What do you think of it?

 I bought this scent for my mom since she really liked it. 
The trio smell is different for bath and body works and I'm kind of excited about it!

I picked up the We Love Pumpkin one for myself. I love the scent of this so far! The lady who works there explained to me that there is 2 new scents in this candle so I'm excited to see what the other two scents smell like!

A while ago I picked up a free body lotion in the scent Apple Harvest. I have it on my desk at work and I'm growing to love it. Since I'm not 100% committed just yet I decided to pick up the smaller versions of the body spray and another lotion. 
What have you picked up at Bath & Body Works recently?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Weekend Recap: Babysitting, Shopping, and New Hair!

Happy Monday!

Thursday night I started burning Spooky Vanilla from Bath & Body Works. It definitely smells like vanilla but I also think it has a bit of a spicy scent??? Does anyone else have this candle?


I finally got a cut and a color, it's been since our wedding! I got some caramel highlights in it and just a shape up. 

I had to baby sit this guy all weekend. Isn't he just the cutest? I love him to pieces. 

I also went out to Old Navy and did some other shopping. 
I'm SO bummed. I really liked this dress but wasn't paying $32 for it! I'll wait till it goes on sale. 

I have no pictures from Sunday. My parents took me out for my birthday dinner and we drove back home. That was the extent of my Sunday.

Today I filmed what's in my Ipsy bag and did a look using most of this months Ipsy products. 
It'll probably be up later tonight, if not definitely tomorrow!

Have a great night!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty Steals Haul

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my haul from Ulta's 21 days of beauty steals. 

I picked up this Bare Minerals Thank You You're So Sweet palette, which consists of 8 eye shadows.
I haven't tried any Bare Minerals products in some time, and this palette really caught my eye. And I'm really glad I did because I used this for my birthday and absolutely fell in love with it.  
I scored this palette for only $25.20 and it was originally $36.

The names of the colors are absolutely adorable. I'm going to do a more in depth review on this with swatches.

This is the inside of it. This would be perfect as a gift to someone!

Yesterday was my birthday so I thought this palette would be very fitting. This is the look I came up with. I used 5 of the colors to get this look. The only thing I would have to say is that because the shadows are loose so I thought it was very messy to work with. 

I picked up a bunch of Ulta's eye liners. They were on sale for $3 originally $8.

Swatches from left to right:
Raisin, Moss, Tropics, Storm, Grape, Jade
I am in need of a new concealer and have been hearing a lot of good things of this It Cosmetics Eyelife in a Tube. I got this on sale for $14.50 originally $29. On one side is concealer, on the other is brightener.

I picked up another It Cosmetics but a mascara. It's an interesting mascara but can't wait to try it. 
I got this on sale for $12 originally $24.

I am most excited for this Naked Skin Illuminating beauty balm!
I got this on sale for $17 originally $34. I haven't used it yet, maybe this weekend. But the swatch is really beautiful!

The Stila cheek cream I haven't tried yet, it's actually a cream and I didn't even realize it. But you can also use it on your lips. It's a very pretty shade. Petunia is the shade I picked up. 
I got this on sale for$12 originally $25.
 I also picked up a 3-1 beauty smoothie. I absolutely love the scent of this!
I got this on sale for $5 originally $12.

I also did a haul video of all the items, if you'd like to watch it:
 Have a great night!