What I Did This Weekend Easter Edition!

Is anyone else loving this recent weather as much as I am? Minus of course the rain we’re experiencing today, but hey, at least it’s not snow!

Despite all the homework and projects I have coming up I was able to enjoy some time outside this weekend and celebrate my favorite holiday, Easter, with my family!

Friday I got off work early and made another flower arrangement, this time for my parents. I like the way it turned out, maybe I should become a professional florist…

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Friday night was Easter and then Saturday after class my boyfriend and I braved all the crazy crowds and went into DC to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

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Despite living near DC all my life I’ve never seen the cherry blossoms during the actual festival, I’ve always waited until the weekend after or later. I can understand why I waited now!

After midnight service on Saturday we celebrated Easter with my family on Sunday. My parents loved the flowers and we even got to take some nice Easter pictures outside. Did I mention I’m loving this weather?

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I’ll be squeezing in some runs and maybe a body pump class this week in between classes and projects.

What did you do this weekend? Have you ever gone to the Cherry Blossom Festival?

Ipsy Glam Bag Review – March 2015

I am not usually one for those box subscription services. The thought of spending what little disposable income I have on surprise items I may or may not like every month isn’t really my thing. But then I found Ipsy and I got hooked.

I love make up, I find it fun to apply and I love learning about new products. The problem is even when I find products I may like I can rarely justify purchasing it.

That’s where Ipsy comes in. For just $10 a month (hey I can afford that!) I get a super cute glam bag sent to my door with 5 make up products for me to try each month. After scouring through what items were included in the previous glam bags and deciding that I would have loved to try about 90% of the items I saw I took the plunge and joined the waitlist.

When you join you have to fill out a quiz that asks you about your skin tone, hair and eye color, your style and what kind of beauty products you enjoy using. This is so they can customize your glam bag to your preferences every month. After filling this out, you wait.

I was on the waitlist for two months, because I wasn’t willing to spam my friends via Facebook begging them to click my link and join Ipsy as well. Finally in February they had a skip the waitlist event that didn’t require you to spam friends, which I immediately jumped on and I got my first glam bag in March!

Each month your products arrive in a bright pink envelope holding your make up bag containing all your fun products. I was so excited to try my March items!

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Every bag has a theme and March’s theme was Floral Fantasy. To start with the bag is super cute, although I’m pretty sure that after a couple more glam bags I am not going to want any more make up bags in my house!

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The first item I got was NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie. I don’t often wear lipstick, so this item was a bit of a dud for me. Still I’ve worn it a couple times since receiving it and I have to admit that I love the way it applies and the color isn’t bad for my complexion, if only I actually wore lipstick with any regularity.

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Next was Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush. I was super excited about this product, and it did not disappoint. I’ve been wanting to try new make-up brushes for a while. The bristles on this one are so soft and they apply eyeshadow really well, plus I love that it’s double ended.

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Pixi by Petra, Mesmerizing Mineral Duo eyeshadow was another win in my bag. I love eye shadow and the natural colors in this duo are perfect for the office. I’ve been wearing this almost every day.

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The fourth item was pūr~lisse beauty gentle soymilk cleanser & makeup remover. I’ve used this a few times since receiving it. I love the smell and it manages to remove all my make up at the end of the day without leaving any raccoon eyes.

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Last was LeeAnni Eco 3 in 1 Revolution Light. It’s a toner, serum and moisturizer all in one. I’ve been using this and I haven’t noticed any improvements in my skin but it also hasn’t made it any worse, so it’s just sort of meh…smells nice though.

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Overall, I loved my first bag, I don’t know if I would recommend this to everyone, but if you like make up and enjoy trying new products and things then this is perfect.

Have you ever joined a subscription box?

I was not compensated to write this review. I paid for the glam bag and I wanted to share how much I loved it !

Flowers, Breakfast and Other Things I Did This Weekend

I took a week off last week from basically everything other than work so I could catch up on all my schoolwork. I’m nearing the end of the semester which means projects, projects and more projects, and oh yeah those things called finals.

I made a lot of progress though, and this weekend was finally able to enjoy the beautiful weather we finally have in Maryland!

Friday morning started with a catered awards breakfast at my lunch. Absolutely delicious! I had vegetarian eggs benedict with asparagus instead of ham, tater tot casserole, nuttella crepes and a brown rice and quinoa oatmeal type of thing that I’ve never had before, but was delicious.

I was too excited to eat that I forgot to take a picture of my food before I started eating it!
I was too excited to eat that I forgot to take a picture of my food before I started eating it!

And I ate it all:

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After work on Friday I had just enough time to go shopping for flowers and design this spring flower basket for my boyfriend’s parents for Easter. Then I posted it on Facebook and I’m pretty sure everyone thought it was from my boyfriend and no one thought I designed it. Clearly I am not good at Facebook.

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Saturday morning I had class and then so much walking! My boyfriend and I went to downtown Annapolis where I got a crepe for lunch, from Sofi’s Crepes and then when we got bored of Annapolis we drove up to Baltimore to walk around Federal Hill park to enjoy the view.

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Then I decided to quit my day job and become a captain. Not really….but I think I’d look good doing it!

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Sunday I went to church for Palm Sunday, Greek Easter is next week, and then celebrated not Greek Easter with my boyfriend’s family that evening. Now I’m sad that it’s Monday.

What did you do this weekend? Is anyone else loving this weather as much as I am?