Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekend Catch-up & Monday Motivation

Hello There!

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your Monday is going well.

This past weekend was the calm before the busy storm hits for the next few weeks.  We basically did nothing most of the weekend which was really nice, but we did go out on a short hike on Saturday morning.  It was a little drizzly on the hike, but it was nice still because there were not a lot of people out so we had the trail to ourselves. The above is us taking a picture by this carved wood bench and J would not stop making faces so therefore I couldn't stop laughing.

I also got the letter saying my car loan is paid off.  I am so glad to be done paying my car off and to officially own my beast car!

This quote is a great reminder that everything starts small.  This sentiment is definitely going to help me through this busy Monday I have planned and the note pad it is on is beautiful.

Have a fab week and stay tuned for some fun posts coming up this week!

Until next time,

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Orglamix March 2016 Glambag

Hello There!

I got to try out some amazing products from Orglamix.  I have been using them over the last month since I got their March Monthly Glambag (shown below) which was called Lucky Chick. 

The theme for the month was definitely St. Patrick's Day based on the product names and the colors included in the box.  I love that all of the products are cruelty free.  They are also vegan, natural, and made in small batches which means higher quality control.

The box came with a card explaining all the products and with a coupon code on the back of it as well as their social media links. It also explains their initiative for donating a meal to an orphaned child in need for every box sold which is incredible.

Here is a look at everything included in the box.  I got an essential oil rollerball, aromatherapy lip balm, lip scrub, pure mineral eyeshadows, glitter pigment, and a cream eyeshadow/liner.

The lip scrub is called Shamrock Shake and smells like sweet mint and is fantastic at exfoliating my lips.  I use this a few times a week and follow it up with the lip balm.  The balm is very hydrating and smooth.  The lime scent of the balm is not overwhelming, but is a nice feature.

I am obsessed with the essential oil rollerball called Lucky Chick.  It has eucalyptus and various mints which makes for a very calming and relaxing scent.  I have this at work with me and put it on my pulse points and temples when I get stressed.  It is a great natural relaxer and helps me focus.

Pot of Gold is the glitter pigment and it is a bright yellow gold.  It is very pretty, but very chunky.  It'd be fun for a night out or a summer festival, but isn't super practical for every day for my office job.  Catch a Leprechaun is a primer, shadow, and liner all in one and is a beautiful deep pigmented mossy green that is great for any time of the year and for any occasion.  It looks beautiful for all three purposes.

The packaging is simple and similar to bare minerals for the pigment and the mineral shadows.  It makes it so easy to use all the products.  

The two mineral shadows are called Limerick and Eye-rish.  They are both gorgeous and very pigmented.

It is easy to get just the right amount of product out without getting too much with this packaging so I love that I am not wasting any product. 

From left: Pot of Gold, Eye-Rish, Limerick (limerick is there twice, the truest color is the left most swatch), and Catch a Leprechaun.

The glitter stayed put with just a regular primer which really impressed me and the other colors really last all day.  They are beautifully pigmented and I wear Catch a Leprechaun as a shadow and liner all the time as well as Eye-Rish.  Pot of Gold I reserve for special occasions or fun events and Limerick is so fun for the spring and summer and looks beautiful with a yellow gold shadow as well as browns to give a pop of color.

Overall I am very pleased with this box and the quality of the shadows.  I know they call it a glambag, but I find that confusing since it comes in packaging in a box with no bag.

If you are interested or want to find out more about Orglamix then head over to their website, instagram, or Facebook (see more social media links on their website!).

If you have any questions, comments, or whatever please leave them below!

Until next time,

disclaimer:  I was sent the March 2016 Orglamix Glambag by Orglamix.  I was provided the box for consideration.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Where Has The Time Gone? : Where I've Been and What's Next!

Hello There!

Long time no see!  It's been far too long since I've blogged last and I want to give you all some updates on what I've been up to before I jump back in to blogging regularly.

So, once Thanksgiving came and went the Wedding planning and finalizing everything went into full swing.  Honestly the last months of 2015 are a complete blur.

I got married on 01/01/2016 and went on my honeymoon right after.

I went back to work in mid-January and things at work went from zero to sixty.  All the projects and things pending from when I was out were awaiting me.  I also began launching our new systems at work which meant lots of overtime and working holidays and snow days.  It's been a very busy start to the new year and things are finally starting to calm down.

I will be doing a lot of post-wedding posts about everything to do with my wedding from planning to the big day itself and our honeymoon.  I will be sharing so many pictures about all of that too!  Those will begin to roll out next Wednesday with a new series entitled Wedding Chat Wednesday (how original, I know) and some will feature entires from my new hubby.

This week I have a post on a new subscription box full of organic makeup coming your way.  The box is just gorgeous and I cannot wait to share it with you!

I will also start posting again about my subscription boxes I currently get and about my favorite products.

More fashion posts will be going up including some on event styles, like weddings and other various parties as well as workout and casual wear.

I am so grateful to all of you who have stuck in there during my hiatus and anyone who joins me brand new from this point on!

Here's so more PBB in the future and getting things back on track!  

Until next time,