Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag {February 2015}

Well... hello there, Ipsy Bag from February making it to me in May! I thought I had lost you! I would like to, first of all, make it absolutely clear that the delay in my glam bags is not Ipsy's fault. It is the whole Military-Living Overseas mail system. Oh well! Here is my review on February's Glam Bag!
 The bag itself is absolutely adorable. I almost always find uses for my bags right away but I am not sure what I will be using this one for yet.
 The first item in my bag was a Cargo Cosmetics Lip Gloss in "Anguilla". It is definitely not my color, it is way too light on me but it will do fine as a base or to add dimension to other colors. I like the consistency and, surprisingly, I like the smell. A ton of people complained about the smell on the Ipsy website but I find it very nice! I tried to find the price for this gloss, but I think there is a mistake on the weight either on the Ipsy page or on the Cargo page because it doesn't make any sense. Anyway, a full size Cargo Lip Gloss is $16.00, so let's just say that this one is...$8.00? Just throwing that out there because I have no idea.
 The next item is the Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask, and it is AMAZING. I have always loved peel off masks and this one does not disappoint! $29.00 for the full size, which brings our sample size to about $5.80, give or take.
 Also in the bag, was the Rob Scheppy for 'Tini Beauty eye shadow in "Pearl Fizz" and it is gorgeous, with a great consistency, goes on smooth and it is beautiful as a shadown and as a brow highlighter. It is $12.00.
 One of my favorite items was the Luxie Beauty Angled Brush 504. A great brush and I had been needing one like this for a little bit so I am very glad to have gotten this one in my bag. It applies blush and contour powder flawlessly! It is $16.00.
Last but not least, is this blush from ModelCo Cosmetics and I love it! The shade "Cosmopolitan" is a soft pink that is fantastic for a natural look. $20.00 for it.

And that was February's bag! If you do the math, it's around $61.80 worth of products, not counting the bag, for $10. Isn't that awesome? If you want in on Ipsy, please consider joining by using the following referral link:
 It will give me some points that I can later redeem for beauty products.

Thank you so much for reading!

Disclaimer: These are my views and mine only, Ipsy (or any of the companies mentioned above) are not, in any way, compensating me for this review.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Everland, Round 1

{April 4th, 2013}

Well, this was two years ago. Unbelievable how behind I am on editing and posting my personal photos! For my husband's birthday we decided to go to Everland. We were lucky he was off work that day so we got to go on a weekday, which is always a plus when going to theme parks, because the crowd during the weekend is absolutely insane. We got to Gangnam and had some breakfast at the Cafe Nescafe before taking the bus to Everland.
Upon arrival, we got our tickets and found out they have a foreigner discount! Make sure to ask about it and show your ID. I know it doesn't apply year round but it doesn't hurt to ask when you get there.
During April, Everland has the tulip festival and it absolutely gorgeous. Tulips are blooming everywhere and you can even buy some potted ones to take home. So colorful!
After walking around for a little while, we headed to the Safari/Animals area. This was our first time in the park so we didn't realize it was THIS big and definitely didn't get to see all this time.
We got to feed the parakeets and it was awesome. I love animals so much!
It always breaks my heart a little to see animals in a zoo-like situation, but I was happy to see that at Everland they are at least, not caged.
We took the Safari ride. There was such a long line, but definitely worth it!
After the ride in our awesome white tiger bus, we got on a few rides and watched a few shows...
Took pictures with the dancers... One of them was Colombian and was super excited to meet us!
As you can see, it is a very popular thing to wear animal ears while at the park. I love my Fennec Fox my hubby got for me!
We headed to the secret garden to see more tulips and grab something to eat. This place is absolutely gorgeous and so full of color and cheer!
I was so happy looking at all these flowers. Absolutely beautiful.
Took a walk through the gorgeous Italian garden... (Who would have thought we would end up in Italy two years later!?)
Stopped at the Italian restaurant for lunch, Carbonara and Pizza... both delicious!
We took a little walk towards Aesop's Village, it's more like a kids area but we are kids at heart so who cares.
After a few more rides and games, we were ready to get back to the park entrance, so we took the Sky Cruise. So nice and relaxing, and the view of the whole park was fantastic.
It was a great Spring day and my husband had a very good birthday. I have to say amusement parks are definitely one of my favorite things to do and I can't wait to see which ones we can explore while we are in Europe!

Thank you for reading!