An Unplugged Weekend


A week ago today my family and I spent a long weekend down in West Virginia to visit Grandma Carol. This is a trip that I have been trying to do for several years ever since Sophia was born, but life has gotten in the way of many things.  This long weekend trip just fell onto my lap at the very last minute possible.

Thankfully, there was boarding at Jimmy’s camp so I was able to send him for a long weekend with his buddies. Jimmy loves camp so it’s definitely a win-win situation.

While we were driving down we all made bets whether or not Grandma Carol had wifi. I was the only one that said that should would have it.


I was WRONG.

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Top 5 Lip Glosses in my Make-Up Bag


When it comes to make-up I am definitely not a professional, but I love it. If you were to come over to my house right now, I bet you I am not wearing any. But I love lip gloss and lipstick, they’re my favorite to shop for.

I believe it can dress up any outfit.

Naturally I wear more pink and neutral shades of lip gloss, but it definitely doesn’t stop me from wear a bolder shade. I love a bold lip..I always have.

I remember as a child my mom rockin’ a bold red lip, I believe that is where my love for a bold lip started. It looked so classic on her.

My Top 5 Lip Glosses:


Starting with the top:

  1. Buxom in Nicole– I am fairly new to this brand. This is probably the most pigmented lip gloss I own. What I really love about this shade is that it gives you more color to your lips, for those days you want to spice things up a bit. Or if you need more color to your face…or even jazz up an outfit. Buxom Lip Gloss is also a plumper lip gloss, so it is a little sticky and it does tingle when applied to your lips. Honestly though I don’t see a difference in my lips which I fine by me. What I love is that the glossiness of my lips and it really lasts.
  2. Nars in Super Orgasm– If you are looking are a pinky color without it being hot pink, then this is your color. This color is so beautiful, it adds a little pop of color. It is not full coverage, but a sheer lip gloss.
  3. Tarteist Lip Gloss Paint in Goals–  If you are in the market for a nude lip gloss, then this bad boy will meet all your needs. It’s beautiful. This beauty can go with any outfit or even a bold eye. Definitely won’t make you look washed by any means. What I love most about this lip gloss is that; it’s a creamy texture, no stickiness…and I can wear it all year around. It looks awesome on tanned skin or natural color skin. This is a winner in my book.
  4. Buxom in Sophia– This is probably my ideal pink color on lips, probably because when I wear it, it looks really natural up against my lips. It’s practically the same color of my lip. I think anyone can get away with this color and look beautiful on them. This lip gloss goes everywhere with me, it is my go to shade!
  5. Bare Minerals Marvelous in Moxie This is a sample color that I received for purchasing some Bare Mineral products in the past. This shade is a tad bit more pigmented than the Buxom in Sophia. Let me just say that this lip gloss smells amazing, ‘pepperminty’ scented. It does give a slightly tingly sensation on your lips, but it feels nice and refreshing.

** Brands and name of lip gloss in blue are links. This is not a sponsored post**

These shades of lip gloss would make an awesome stocking stuffer for christmas!


I am selecting one winner to win one of my favorite lip glosses! 

The rules:

  1. Comment what is your favorite childhood holiday memory and what state you live in.

**Contest Ends Monday December 12th and will be announced December 13th**