IPSY Bag-July 2020

Not too happy with July’s bag. I hate the palm tree picture that I’ve seen many times before, and the material is cheap. The only thing cute about it is the airplane zipper pull. Let’s hope we have better luck inside.  I received five trial-sized products for the $10 monthly fee. Beauty For Real lip…

Sephora Playbox -January 2020

My subscription boxes keep sending me samples of Victor & Rolf Flower Bomb. I love it, but I’m too cheap to buy a bottle. The samples get used quickly. I’m using a sample of this right now. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. This is a great primer that stays on all day. Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief &…

Sephora Playbox October 2019: What Were They Thinking?

This is the first Sephora Playbox that completely disappointed me. Let’ start with the good. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. This is good stuff. I’ve received samples before, and the primer keeps your makeup on all day. Urban Decay All Nighter. I’ve been wanting to try this setting spray. Here’s where things went wrong. Sephora decided…

IPSY Bag: September 2019

IPSY calls this a “celestially-inspired bag” …but I’m not inspired by the design. I like the color though. Mauve is the theme for September’s bag. OFRA x Madison Liquid Lipstick in the color, Oh My Ry Ry. I didn’t like the color or texture of this lipstick. I’ll blend it with a darker color and…

IPSY Bag August 2019

  It’s going into autumn and IPSY  kicked it off the right way with this forest green bag. It will look perfect with a wine purse I plan to wear this fall.   IPSY now allows you to select a sample. I chose the Sol Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream. This smells so yummy.   I…

Sephora Playbox August 2019

  For ten bucks a month, Sephora sends high-end samples for you test out. Briogeo is a hairline that’s out of my budget range. So I savor samples like this Briogeo Farewell Frizz heat protectant. I’ll definitely try out this Clinique Moisture Surge. It’s supposed to keep your face hydrated for 72 hours. Bare Minerals…

The Cactus Blossom Collection

I stopped by my favorite Bath & Body Works/ White Barn to smell the fall candles. I was on my way out the door when the sales personnel pointed out that the new Cactus Blossom Collection was on sale for $5 an item. The first thing I got was the Cactus Blossom Moisturizing Body Wash….

FabFitFun Box: Summer 2019

  It took forever…but it’s finally here. The Summer 2019 FabFitFun subscription box. For $49.99 you get high-end products worth hundreds of dollars. You also receive a magazine which describes the products and how to use them. Before we get into the box, I’ll show you the add-ons I purchased separately. C’est Moi Clarifying Cleansing…

Sephora Playbox: April 2019

IT Cosmetics Brow Power in the color, Universal Taupe. This is a brown color that blends in nicely with darker eyebrows.  It’s a good back-up to have. SACHJUAN Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner samples. I’ll pass on these. They have sulfates and other bad stuff in them. Clinique Moisturizing Lotion. You can never go wrong with…

Navy Beans and Turkey Tails: Slow Cooker

I love to season my beans with smoked turkey, preferably smoked turkey legs. This time around I decided to try something new…turkey tails. They’re actually used a lot to season greens and beans. Some people make smothered turkey tails and rice. Ingredients: 1 bag of Navy beans 4 to 6 smoked Turkey Tails 1/2 a…