Girl’s Night & Haul


So it’s been a crazy new year thus far and I haven’t had a chance to hang out with my buddy Lindsey so I invited her out tonight since I had 2 straight days off! Since Lindsey had to work I picked her up at work and we headed over to Elephant Bar. I’ve never been, but the menu looked decent. Lindsey had the Teriyaki Chicken and I had the Kona BBQ combo which had ribs and chicken. I have to say it was pretty delicious and very affordable. I was shocked when Lindsey said she’d never had Creme Brullee so we had to split one of those for dessert.

After dinner we went to Sunrise Mall, we always do the same thing but I always manage to get lost. We parked over by JC Penney’s because Sunrise doesn’t have an actual Sephora in the store so we had to settle for the one at JC Penney’s. We browsed for a bit and unfortunately the lady that helped us last time who was so awesome wasn’t working and we didn’t really get any help. I was going to try some foundations but the lack of service was a bit off putting so I just bought more of the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. Lindsey purchased more mascara since that’s her favorite makeup item.

After that I had to stop at Bath & Body Works to pick up some of those little anti bacterial mini things for my brother. They were on sale 5 for $5, and I picked up one of the new Sweetheart Scents Sprays for $8 (Regular Price $12!). We had alot better service here from Chris and Dani. They’re definitely getting a survey from both Lindsey and I.

The last stop of the day was Victoria’s Secret. Now I rarely buy any clothes from Victoria’s Secret, if I do I get their pajamas or their sweaters but I do love their fragrances and I wanted to try some of their makeup. I was hoping they’d have some in their store and luckily they did. They were having a sale so I picked up a few of their makeup items to try, 2 of their body sprays, a setting spray and a little combo pack. Plus I received a trio of makeup bags for free!


Twilight is Over! Plus Cashmere Glow & Truck Stop Diners


Happy Birthday Dad! So it was my dad’s birthday and so what did we do? Well mom and I went to see Breaking Dawn part 2. I’m so sad the series is over but I’m happy with how it ended. The twist at the end was pretty funny.

Then afterwards we stopped in at Bath & Body Works to check out this new fragrance they’ve been emailing me about. I thought it was kind of meh, and their VIP bag? Meh as well. I mean you have to spend $40 and then you get to pay $20 more for a tote bag with stuff. It’s a good deal for $20 but still you’re actually having to pay $60 for it all. If you’re catching up with their scents or getting a ton of stuff they say you can combine their $10 off $30 coupon and the buy one get one free coupon I think. That’s a lot of freaking body sprays, lotions, and other smelly things. If that’s all you’re giving away for Christmas or you’re stocking up- that’s great but if you’re like me and already have one of everything, it’s kind of a waste. Perhaps maybe they should rethink this deal and allow you to choose the products to put into your bag, that’d be a better option for me. Just saying.

I did pick up a set using the buy one, get one free coupon. I chose Cashmere Glow and this is how they describe it on their site:

Top Notes: Bergamot, Golden Peach, Pink Guava, Exotic Berries, Gilded Apricot
Mid Notes: Glowing Muguet Petals, Mimosa, Fluffy Peony, Fresh Jasmine
Dry Notes: Shimmering Vanilla, Dulce De Leche, Sandalwood, Cashmere Musk
Aloe conditions and nourishes skin

Call me simple but wtf is a Gilded Apricot??

From that description I never would have chosen it since I tend to pick more floral fragrances like Moonlit Path but this has a light floral scent with a hint of sweet fruitiness. I don’t really even like to eat a lot of fruit much less wear it, but this was great.

So after the movie and shopping we headed home to pick up my brother and dad so we could go out to dinner. We chose to go to one of my favorite places- the truck stop! Yes, I love the truck stop diner, it’s called the Silver Skillet and its open 24 Hours, great for a family like mine that seems to be up all hours of the night. They have a lot of comfort food, awesome breakfast platters and the service is friendly. We all had steaks, except for mom who had the roast beef, I think it was too much for me and I almost wish I had opted for the pasta. Maybe next time. I think it was all a little too much for us because we came home with like 4 containers of left overs. It was yummy as usual!

After dinner we had to stop by the store to pick up some stuff my parents would bring to Thanksgiving dinner, so we stopped by Target and I ended up buying a planner for next year. I’m sure I’ll get tons of use out of it, considering how crazy my schedule has gotten but I can’t use it right away so that’s a boo!