Gift Guide for men

*NOTE: The photo collage I created isn’t loading so I apologize for that!*

So today’s post is a gift guide for men. The reason for this post is that the Christmas AKA holiday season is upon us as of recent. If you are unaware us U.S. citizens have just celebrated Thanksgiving. The next holiday is Christmas and then the New Year. With all this at full speed ahead, you may have a million and five things running through your head. Things such as Christmas party outfits, Christmas dinner, NYE party plans and outfits. I am hoping this post can help slow things down and put some good gift ideas in your mind.

  1. Nike ‘Free RN’ Running shoes: These shoes are perfect for the athlete in your life. I have owned plenty of Nike. My boyfriend has owned plenty of Nike. We both love our Nike running shoes. Brad doesn’t run. Although I run on the treadmill every Tuesday and Thursday before my workout.
  2. Bose sound link color Bluetooth speaker II: This speaker is very powerful and my boyfriend loves his. He uses it while working on his ’04 v6 Mustang. There will be a photo at the bottom of this post.
  3. The art of shaving starter kit: This perfect for hinting to your hairy grizzly bear that he needs to rid himself of his untamable, scraggly semi-beard. AKA Bradley needs to keep himself clean shaven as opposed to the rather unappealing beard/mustache/lamb chop combo.
  4. Force 1 drone: This very similar to the one Bradley will getting from his parents for Christmas. I’m not supposed to tell him but he never reads my post unless I ask him too so it’s okay.

I have a gift guide for him from last year! If you need more inspiration check it out!

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Winter Bucket List

Winter Bucket List

This past year meaning 2015; I wrote a Winter Bucket List post. It had all the wonderful and fun things I really wanted to do for the Christmas time. I posted it November 30th last year. Based on last years bucket list I completed 11 out of 13. That is pretty good odds. I completed cuddling with someone (Bradley), Drink hot cocoa, Give gifts, Wrap gifts, Open gifts, put up Christmas decor, Listen and sing along to Christmas music, eat candy canes and ride around looking at lights.

Funny story associated with the ride around looking at Christmas lights. Bradley had upset me last year while I was baking kitchen sink cookies with his mom. I have a post with the recipe here. Well, apparently I looked quite peeved. So to make up for whatever he did. We went to Starbucks and got us peppermint mochas. Then we drove around different neighborhoods to look at the Christmas lights. That is literally one of my favorite memories with Bradley.

Another random Christmas story; one day I was baking gingerbread men with Bradley’s mom. Well, his niece and nephew were at his house visiting, I had myself and Tink (That’s Bradley’s niece’s nickname. Her real name is Adriana.) went put a bunch of flour on our hands and rubbed it all over Bradley and Wiley’s faces. (Wiley is his nephew.) They were not pleased with all. It was funny, though.

Winter bucket list

 

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*** NOTICE: I will be doing a couple of giveaways this month! So stay tuned for that. I can tell you that I will probably be making it one where you have to be in a group of specific countries due to extreme shipping charges! ***

Thanksgiving outfit Idea

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

Thanksgiving outfit Idea

So today’s post is my Thanksgiving outfit idea post. This is will show you what I would be wearing if I didn’t have to work on Thursday from 1pm to 1am on Thanksgiving. Walmart doesn’t even open until 6pm…the one of the major retailers in the U.S. isn’t even open until 6pm and we open at 1pm? I appreciate the fact that I have a job but Black Friday isn’t even that “great” or “amazing”.  A lot of retailers mark up their prices a couple months in advance and then put them at regular price to sell the items better.

Thanksgiving outfit ideas

Thanksgiving outfit idea

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

Shirt: Similar | Vest: Similar | Jeans: Similar | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Here

This outfit right here is so cute. The perfect fall outfit right?!  You have the trendy and fashion forward backpack which is from Target. Then the army green vest is from Rue21. The shirt is just a plain black long sleeve shirt. It was from Walmart when Miley Cyrus had a collection there. So That shirt is from when I was in middle school! The jeans are from Khols. They are Levi skinnies.  The shoes are from Rue21.

I chose this outfit for the vest. The vest will hide my food baby after I finish stuffing my face with all the good food. I’ve probably said this before but these heels are so comfortable. It is really insane. These pants have enough give that they won’t squeeze until you pop after you’ve filled yourself up with food. The shirt linked is a little looser than the one I’m wearing. *Just a warning* I can’t link to the original due to the age of it. I can’t find the exact booties due to either being sold out or simply not being sold anymore. The jeans are similar but not exact.

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Shower Sidekick Review

Shower Sidekick Review

Shower Sidekick Review

I was kindly sent the Shower Sidekick to review by the amazing owner/creator Kristin Wald. I got an email about it on October 27th. It immediately intrigued me as to what this was. The Shower Sidekick got delivered on the 8th. Seeing as I wasn’t home until the 9th, I received it 13 days after the initial email.

My thoughts

It was very easy to assemble. It has two pieces that you attach together. You slide the flat rod through the base piece and BOOM! It’s assembled. The product has to be leaned up against and into a corner of the shower. It takes a couple of tries to get your foot easily and stably on the shower sidekick. Once you have it assembled and your used to your foot being on it, you will have the easy shave of your life. It is very easy to disassemble and store away until it’s next use. The Shower Sidekick is only $29.99.

Story behind the Shower Sidekick

Kristin Wald, the creator of the Shower Sidekick, invented this while she was in college and needed a safe and easy way to shave her legs in the dorm showers. It took 12 years to get the product ready to share with women everywhere. The Shower Sidekick is a portable, adjustable stand that locks into any shower corner, providing a safe and sturdy footrest for shaving. Women may never need to choose between a dangerous balancing act or sitting on a dirty shower floor again. Lightweight and collapsible, the Shower Sidekick is ideal for travel and shared spaces, such as gym, hotel, and dorm bathrooms. Its lean and lock design requires no installation, so you can set-up and pack-up in seconds.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

*Possible Spoilers! Beware!*

So today I am writing the Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review. I saw it back in October with some friends and family. I will say it was pretty good!

IMDb: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 37%

Metacritic: 47%

Director: Edward Zwick

Estimated Budget: $68 Million Dollars

Gross Revenue: $112.90 Million Dollars

My thoughts

So I really enjoyed the movie. Although the ratings by other were no where near as good. I enjoyed the fact that their was two leading female roles although the younger girl her role was rather meh in terms of what she did. The women who played Turner was badass. Reacher was played by the talented Tom Cruise. His part was good. One of my favorite scenes was when Turner took out a man using her hands and a water hose. By the end, it is way more action packed than the beginning. I also had some very funny moments. Also writing the Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review was nice as well.

*Note: The story line portion of this post gives away a lot of information the movie.*

Story Line

The Beginning

Former military investigator, Jack Reacher, uncovers a human trafficking ring with Major Susan Turner. Afterwards, he goes to meet Major turner but learns from Colonel Sam Morgan that Turner has been accused of espionage and arrested.

Reacher contacts Turner’s attorney. Colonel Moorcroft reveals to Reacher that there is evidence that Turner is involved in the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Reacher believes she is being framed. Moorcroft also reveals an old acquaintance of Reacher, Candice Dayton, has filed a paternity suit against him, claiming he’s the biological father of her 15-year-old daughter, Samantha Dayton. Moorcroft is later killed by an unknown assassin.

Reacher reaches out to Samantha, but she rebuffs him, believing he’s after her biological mother due to her past as a drug addict. Reacher is later framed for Moorcroft’s murder and arrested and transported to the prison where Turner is being detained. Assassins arrive to kill her, but Reacher neutralizes them, rescues her and they escape to Morgan’s house, having deduced he’s involved in the conspiracy, to extract information. After they leave, the assassin, revealed to be working with Morgan, kills Morgan and frames Reacher which he learns about from a friend, Sergeant Leach when he asks her to investigate a military contractor.

The Middle

After Reacher and Turner find surveillance photos of Sam. They deduct that she is most definitely in danger. The head to her home to find Sam’s foster parents dead and sam herself hiding in the kitchen. They decide to escort Sam to Turner’s old private school. Unfortunately Sam has her cell phone and they are forced to leave. On the way out, Sam takes another students backpack so they can use the credit cards inside.

Sam, Reacher and Turner head to New Orleans to take to the only eyewitness from Afghanistan. They find him in a warehouse. They learn that Prudhomme is connected to Parasource, a private military organization that is trying to cover up the murders. Reacher contacts Turner’s friend, Captain Anthony Espin, to move Prudhomme into custody, but they are ambushed by assassins and Prudhomme is killed, while Reacher rescues Espin and finds out that the assassins are Parasource contractors. Parasource’s CEO, General James Harkness, then sends his enforcer to capture Samantha after she uses a credit card to order room service.

The End

Basically after that Turner and Reacher intercept weapons that are back in the us. Reacher finds the drugs. The men are arrested and there’s a nice hurray!

Overview

I would give it an 8 out of 10 because I think the younger girl could’ve been portrayed better. It’s not the actress’ fault. It was the script.

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Five Myths about Blogging

Five Myths about Blogging

five myths about blogging

So today’s post is five myths about blogging. The reason I am writing this post is because there is a stigma about what blogger do. From what I’ve seen it certainly does target fashion bloggers.

  1. Anyone can do it. 

    I hate to say this but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I for one do not spend all my waking hours taking outfit of the day photo or whatever it is that makes it look easy. As well as that not being the only thing I do. I spend time writing post, taking photos, editing photos, scheduling social media post. That’s not even including going to school, working, and spending time with friends and family.

  2. That blogger’s lead perfect lives.

    The amount of times I’ve heard someone say that this person’s life is perfect. They are goals. I can definitely assure you, us ,blogger do not have perfect lives. We still suffer grief when a relative passes away. W still experience anger when someone cuts us off while sat in traffic. We really and truly have issues of our own. The thing about that is no on wants to see a sad or negative photo. We only show the good times/moments.

  3. It’s not a real job.

    Sorry but it is. I work my butt of. I want to make this my business. what I want is for this website of mine to be my full time career. Seeing the amount of page you get and it’s over 300 or 400. I get a sense of pride because that means people are seeing my hard work.

  4. Bloggers are only in it for the money.

    This is so far from the truth. I have to admit some are most definitely doing this for money but not all. Although I haven’t even made a full $1 on this blog but I still put in the blood, sweat, and tears. I hope one day I can make this my full time job.

  5. We only want free stuff.

    Yes, free stuff is nice, but it’s not actually free…Sorry to burst your bubble. Also when a blogger gets free items; the company usually excepts a post to be written. Furthermore if I did the most random algorithm (This algorithm does not actually exist) to determine what I suppose to make based on the amount of time and effort to make the content. The free item is no longer worth it.

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D’or 24k Non-surgical Eye Lift Review

D’or 24K Non-surgical Eye Lift

So today I writing my review on D’or 24k Non-surgical Eye Lift Review. I have been using it since last month when I received it as compensation for writing a review.

D'or 24k non-surgical eye lift review

Product Details (Company Claims) and how to use: The Non-Surgical Lifting Syringe from D’OR 24K will banish wrinkles and puffiness, even around the eye. After applying the Non-Surgical Lifting Syringe, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines disappear and your skin looks and feels softer, smoother, younger, and tighter. The results, which are instant, will typically last six to eight hours, depending on your skin type.

  • Tightens pores within 60 seconds of application
  • Visibly reduces bags and fine lines
  • Instant, on the go lifting and plumping
  • Designed for a special occasions

D'or 24k non-surgical eye lift review

My thoughts?

I thought it work well. It did make my skin feel smooth. It didn’t a major fix in my eye area. Furthermore my only concern at first with it was that I could not wear liquid foundation after using. I tried to wear powder foundation with it but that ended up looking cakey and weird. If you put too much on it becomes a thick, white paste and does nothing. It also is extremely pricey. The price is $650. That is very extremely expensive.

Final thoughts

Could be better. It could definitely be less expensive. Not being able to wear liquid foundation after using it; killed the hype of it. I like how it feels when I don’t need to wear makeup.

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Fun things to do during autumn

Fun things to do during autumn

a day at a farm
So here are the things that I think would be fun things to do during autumn. The reason for this post is because I was talking to Bradley about things we could do now that it is autumn.

  1. The first thing I would want to do is buy a pumpkin or go to a pumpkin patch. That’s so much fun in my opinion.
  2. Go apple picking. Where I live you have to go for a little drive to go pick apples.
  3. Bake a pie. Bonus points if you make it out of said apples or pumpkin. I love a good apple pie so much.
  4. Visit a corn maze. If you’re like myself and my friends…You don’t just visit it, you get lost in it.
  5. Carve a pumpkin. Well or in Bradley’s case. Attempt to and then fail at it.
  6. Build a bonfire. I really want to do this. It is one of my favorite things.
  7. Roast marshmallows/make smores. This would be done on said bonfire lol. I guess I will have to get Bradley to do this.
  8. Make chili. I make turkey chili with my mom.
  9. Go to a haunted house.
  10. Make candy apples.
  11. Then you eat them.
  12. Attend a fall festival. We were going to go to one hosted by Bradley’s old school. Well, he ended up having to work.
  13. Plan a murder mystery party.
  14. Attend a football.
  15. Go for a hike.
  16. Rent a cabin in the mountain.
  17. Jump in a pile of leaves.
  18. plan a Friendsgiving
  19. Start buying Christmas presents.
  20. Buy Christmas decor.

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Halloween Recap

So today’s post is a Halloween recap.

So Sunday, My mom, Hunter and, I made candy apples. They turned out pretty good. They tasted better.

halloween recap

Monday, Bradley and I played skyrim remastered for the xbox one early Monday morning. Then we started taking all the guts of the pumpkin we bought out. We happened to pick the thickest pumpkin ever. It was you hard to cut through. Bradley’s dog seriously kept trying to eat the insided of the pumpkin. Bradley and ended up throwing pumpkin guts at each other. To be fair, he started. I was retaliating. Then we let it dry up in the sun light outside. After we got the pumpkin outside. We each took a shower to get the pumpkin remains off of us.

After we gutted the pumpkin, we went a ran errands like cashing Bradley’s check and going to the store. We got back to Bradley’s house to check to see if the pumpkin was dried out enough to carve it. It was definitely not completely dry but enough so that we could carve it. We attempted to crave the skyrim logo into it. While Bradley was carving the pumpkin; I was cooking a frozen pizza for us. I eventually took a package to the post office for Bradley’s mom. When I got back, I found out Bradley messed the pumpkin up. I was pretty mad at him. I don’t blame him thought because we didn’t have the proper pumpkin carving tools. We then ate the pizza and went upstairs to relax for a little bit. While upstairs we hung out and played some Skyrim. Around 6:00 or 6:30pm we went to Carolina Ale House. Bradley got the greek pizza and I got the spinach dip. After we ate dinner, I got a mud pie for dessert. After that we watched movies til 3:00am.

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Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

Maybelline Age Rewind ConcealerMaybelline Age Rewind Concealer

So today I am reviewing Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer. I have been using it since December of 2015. I needed one that would cover consistent dark circles. Let’s just say this is my HOLY GRAIL concealer!

Product Details ( company claims) : Active Formula and Micro-Corrector Applicator erase dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly. Awarded the 2012 Gold Good Housekeeping Seal in Beauty & Anti-Aging.
Why You’ll Love It –
• Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
• Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.
• Apply neutralizer shade for extreme dark circles.
• Brightener shade adds a luminous touch.

How To Use ? Use applicator to apply concealer directly to under-eye area, blending in an outward motion. Wipe off excess eye concealer with dry tissue only. Do not wet applicator.

My Thoughts?

I honestly like the coverage. It has a very good brightening affect when I apply it. I first apply it with the sponge. After that I blend out with the Real Technique blending sponge. The applicator is a little unhygienic but if your cleansing you face in the morning before applying your makeup it should okay in a sense. It is possible for someone to get the wrong shade so be careful. It creates a very smooth and flawless finish. It doesn’t crease or sink into lines. Always set this with a god translucent powder for full staying power. This sets very quickly so blend fast!

 

  • Shades :  For paler Caucasians can go for light or medium shade. If you want to cover severe dark circles you may try neutralizer and if you just want brightening effect go for illuminator.
  • Texture : The texture is just perfect for the under-eye area. Extremely lightweight yet covers the worst dark circles.
  • Packaging : Everyone seems to hate the sponge tip. Like many others even for me hygiene is an important part. I still use the sponge tip but not for much but applying it.
  • Staying Power : Most concealers fade after 8 hours of use. But not this one!! It lasted me through all day at work and even through a intense workout…it didn’t crease at all.

 

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