Saturday, July 30, 2016

July #ipsy Bag Review

It's that time again (already!) for my #ipsy Glam Bag review for July. I've spent the past few weeks using these products and I'm ready to let you know what I think (a hit or a miss?!) and if I would re-purchase.

#1 Too Faced Hangover Primer - Miss!
Not a huge fan of this one. It claims that it moisturizes, but it didn't moisturize for me. Actually, it didn't really feel like a primer to me either. It has good reviews online so I'm super confused about why it didn't work for me. The formula is thinner so maybe that's why? I don't know. Disappointed because I love Too Faced.

#2 Revlon Travel Brush - Hit!
I love this little brush! It really picks up powder and blush. It is amazing!! I put it in my work makeup kit since it's so small. I kinda wish I had another!!

#3 ModelCo Powerlash - Hit!
I really like this little mascara! It really defines my lashes and makes them look a bit fuller also. This was a win for me this month! And now I have 3 mascaras open. Ooops....

#4 Mr. Write Now Liner in Jac - Miss!
Not a fan! I don't like these types of eyeliners anyway because I'm terrible at using them. I'm guessing it is a personal issue (lol), but I am always breaking them even when I try to be gentle. Also, I never feel like they are opaque enough. I feel like you can always see through them. Regardless, this one did not work for me AT ALL. After I spent five minutes wrestling the plastic off of it and attempted to use it, it broke off multiple times. Also not a fan of this color. I was really hoping for the dark purple. Regardless, I don't think I would have liked it anyway!!

#5 Palmetto Antioxidant Face Mask - Meh!
I like this mask and my face did feel cleaner afterward, but I personally didn't feel like my face felt super different afterward. I didn't leave it on for a long time because there were a lot of warnings that there could be a reaction. Maybe I'll leave it on a bit longer next time, but I've liked some of my others masks better. I also didn't care for the scent. Nice to try, but I definitely won't be repurchasing.

What did you get in your #ipsy bag this month?! If you aren't a member and want to check it out, please feel free to use this link. (Disclaimer: It is my referral link and I will get points from it if you use it. :-)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Our Top 5 Crockpot Recipes

I have become somewhat of a Crockpot Queen this year. I work late on Mondays and Thursdays so it makes my life way easier if on those days, I throw something in the crockpot for dinner. My husband has dinner when he comes home (our kids are super picky) and then I do too! Everyone (except the picky kids) wins!!

Here are our top five favorite recipes (all images are from the respective linked websites):

#5 Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork
We aren't BBQ fans so we just don't add the sauce. It is fantastic on it's own!!! SO GOOD.

#4 Easiest Slow Cooker Pork Chops
So delicious!! I try to mix it up from just chicken, and when we get bored I always make these. Our oldest (M) will actually eat these as well.

#3 Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos
My favorite thing to do with this chicken is to put it in a tortilla, spray the tortilla with some spray butter and then bake it in the oven with the cheese inside already for a few minutes. It makes the tortilla just a little bit crunchy which I love!!

#2 Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Due to diet restrictions for my husband, we don't eat a lot of carbs or breads around here. So I made this soup and it's perfect. No extra bread or anything like that and it's delicious. It's like having just the filling of a chicken pot pie!

#1 Slow Cooker Everything Chicken
We use this chicken on sandwiches and wraps mostly. It is so good!! Super easy to throw together too.

Share your favorite crock pot recipes with me below!! I'd love to try some new things!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Five Drugstore Favs: July Edition

I'm starting a new series here on the ol blog called Five Drugstore Favs. It'll be a once a month deal where I tell you about five things I've tried and am loving!

Lately I've been shopping it up in the makeup departments across town! I was honestly a little out of control this month, but it is what it is! I love me some makeup. Here's what I am currently loving this month:

I am obsessed with this Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. I purchased this is the lightest shade that was made (because PALE) and it is amazing!! It is Classic Ivory. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage and glow, but it doesn't make me look like I'm glittery or anything. It lasts me through the work day just fine. It is a very thin formula, reminds me a lot of the consistency of Maybelline's old BB cream. But I just dot it on my face and use a foundation brush and I'm good to go. Be sure to shake it up before you use it! :-)

I'm also loving the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer. I got this one in the lightest shade available  and it is just as amazing as all the YouTubers I watch suggested it was. Coverage is excellent, and I'm hoping it helps with my under eye area. They are getting darker and more wrinkley all the time. I used a beauty blender to blend this in. 

I'm also loving this NYC bronzer in Hamptons Radiance. I'm back into bronzing. I took a break on bronzers, but I'm "warming" up to it again though (pun intended). I have my eye on another bronzer at the drug store, but I haven't purchased it yet. I'm saving it for next month.

#4 on my list this month is this Elf Eye Primer. It was recommended to me by a friend and I was skeptical about it, but I really do like it. I notice a difference when I don't use it that my shadow doesn't stay on as well.

For a $5 primer, this Wet N Wild Coverall Primer is pretty awesome. I have been using this consistently and I really have noticed a difference in how well my makeup stays on. I actually prefer this to another high end primer I have been trying.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mommy & Me Monday: Date Night with Cam

Cameron and I went to see The Secret Life of Pets movie last week. He had been dying to see it and was so excited when the time finally came to go. We had snacks and he got to see Chloe (the cat), which was what he was most excited for. We definitely need to do little outings like this more often with just the two of us. I enjoyed spending this time with him, it was so much fun and The Secret Life of Pets movie was super cute. I would recommend it to everyone. 

Linking up at Mommy & Me Monday over at Really, Are You Serious?