Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday to WC!

On Saturday we celebrated WC's 7th birthday at a gymnastics party with her buddies. This was our first all-girls party and they had such a great time! (The only boy in attendance was P, who was pretty excited for the girls to chase him around.)

Her actual birthday is January 3, and we just didn't get our act together and get a party scheduled before the holidays happened, and parties in January were filling up quickly and January 26 was the earliest we could get. I think she was a bit disappointed at first, but we did have a family party at our house on the 3rd, and she also got to take cupcakes to school to celebrate there. And I think the idea of stretching out the celebration and getting to have another party later in the month quickly became a fun prospect.

A gymnastics party was a perfect choice since she just starting taking class and is enjoying it so much. Although team sports like soccer just didn't seem to be a good fit for her, an individual sport like gymnastics is working out great. I am so glad we have found the activity that holds her interest!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Concert: Every night!

WC got a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and since she's a music lover like me, it's pretty much always playing something fun and catchy.

And so we're getting treated to a "concert" just about every night. She's drawn herself a little piano and has placed it on a Playdoh desk so she can slide her legs under it. She's also created a microphone using some blue sticky stuff and two crayons. The sparkly hat she got for her birthday is also ever-present.

She also has some carefully planned lighting cues (Mom, when I point at you, turn the lights on!) and lots and lots of dancing.

And I love it!

But we do have to limit the concert lengths because they can go on forever...... we're talking full-length Taylor Swift Fearless tour length, if we let her.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fun Giveaway at Manicure Mommas!

I have some fun brand-new makeup items I'm giving away at my nail blog! I would love it if you'd stop by and enter!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Frito Chili Pie

Last night my husband made one of my most favorite things ever.... Frito Chili Pie.

Basically, it's Fritos on the bottom, chili poured over it (no beans!), then topped with shredded cheese and of course yellow mustard. The mustard is what makes it so good... I even added more after I took this pic because I didn't think he gave me enough!

I do think this is a regional thing and am not sure everyone eats this, so I'd love to hear from you. Have you had it? Do you eat it like we do?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review and GDA: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation and Powder

Oh how I love new drugstore beauty products!

I recently saw an advertisement for Revlon's new Nearly Naked line and was very interested in trying it.

Makeup so refreshingly light it melts right in, creating a fresh, even look.Pressed powder blends seamlessly with a lightweight feel.

So last week I purchased both the powder and the foundation to try. I decided on Shell for the foundation since that's what shade I wear in Revlon's PhotoReady line, and I chose Fair for the powder.

And I really like it! The foundation is very thin and blends in so well. It's more coverage than you get from a tinted moisturizer, but it's definitely not a full-coverage foundation. I have tried both a damp foundation brush and a damp beauty blender, and with both I get nice sheer coverage that evens out my complexion wonderfully.

Topped with the pressed powder, I found that I did not need to touch up at all during the day. The powder comes with a very small spongy applicator, but I used a powder brush with it to set my foundation.

Of course, after I purchased both products for full price at $10 last week, CVS is offering a great sale this week. (This always happens to me, I just can't wait for sales sometimes!)

The Nearly Naked products are on sale for $6.99 this week, and you'll get $2 back in ExtraCare Bucks for each product you purchase (up to 6 items). That brings the net price to $5 which is a bargain for such good products.

So if you happen to be looking for new face products to try, I'd definitely recommend giving these a try if you like a lighter-coverage product.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review: COVERGIRL blastflipstick

We all know I have too many lippies. I even made a resolution in 2011 to purchase no lippies that year. (Shhh.... of course I did *not* keep that resolution.)

So when there is an opportunity to try out a new lip product...... I'm absolutely first in line.

BzzAgent invited me to join a campaign for COVERGIRL's blastflipstick. In my kit, they sent three shades for me to try.

The dual-sided stick features a creamy color on one end and a shimmery shade on the other.

Here are the shades I received, swatched separately on the outside of the pic. The middle swatch in each pic is the lighter shade applied on top of the darker shade.




These are so fun! And guys, they are long-wearing. Very long-wearing. I didn't find them to be drying at all- in fact, they are very creamy yet they don't run into the lines around my lips.

These retail for around $8.50.

Online at covergirl.com and facebook.com/covergirl— visit the sites to see the shades, get tips on top lip looks and learn more.