HEY! How you DOIN’?
I know, I’ve been awful at posting lately. But as you know, I’ve been BUSY MONSTERrrr(that’s a French accent typed there in case you didn’t know). Warning for all you MOMS out there: BE PREPARED FOR WHEN THEY FINALLY MOVE OUT…It’ll STILL COST YOU $$$$$$$. You think they’re gone and stuff, but then NOPE they PULL you back in, and you’re buying bedroom furniture and putting it together in 106F heat. What is that? WHO can live in that kind of heat I ask you? Not me. Or my hubby. Usually I enjoy our little trips to California, but this time? I was BEGGING to come home to Canada.
I should have taken pics of Marky’s final bedroom look, but PFFFT…I just wanted to get outta there as fast as possible to be honest-before it cost me any MORE monies! And I wanted to start our actual little REAL holiday!
We’ve been going to Disneyland for over a decade, but we’ve never actually stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. So, since this September 29, 2015 will be our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we decided to finally spend the stupid amount of $$$ on ourselves and stay there. We did get 20% off the rates, since I’m an annual pass holder so YAY for that!
And you know what? It was WORTH IT. Even with our failing dollar, it was amazing to be so close to the parks, and have such comfy beds!
And the H2O Plus toiletries made the stay even sweeter! I love their products, so it was kinda’ nice to find them here at the hotel! I may have brought them all home though, to use at a later date… #beautyhorderextrodinaire
No lack of detail was overlooked in the rooms at Disneyland though, I mean look at the bathroom sconces:
Our first meal is usually this flat iron steak with chimmichurra sauce and garlic frites at the UVA Bar at Downtown Disney. It’s always done perfectly to your liking! And never grisly or awful. My fave steak at the resort for sure! And the garlic fries are SO GOOD. They’re garlicky enough to satisfy this Ukrainian!
It was good! But all the spicy ends up at the and of your popsicle melt so beware! Spicy beer alert!
The Haunted Mansion is my second fave ride at the park after Big Thunder Mountain, so to say I was disappointed that it was closed down was an understatement. They’re prepping it for the Halloween Nightmare Before Christmas dress starting Sept.12. WHY SO EARLY GODDAMMIT. Seriously. Why don’t we just start Halloween season August 1st already? CRIPES. So, yeah anyways…it just means I have to go back sooner, right? RIGHT. I almost bought that purse btw…but I came to my senses after I realized it was almost $300 US, which is what???!! Like a MILLION CANADIAN NOW. Fuck you Harper. You’ve ruined our economy you rat commie bastard. DON’T talk to me if you’re voting them back in.
I wore NO MAKEUP on most of my trip. Because WHY. HOT. This is what I wore:
That Coola Liplux Lip Balm SPF30 is great! I really liked it and applied it liberally. Lips felt smooth, soft and protected all the time! Win! The Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin Moisturizing Anti-UV Mist was my other companion, thanks to the lovely Melissa from @KissandMakeupBeautyBlog! She so kindly sent me this and I’m forever grateful! It’s amazing. It’s basically like water, yet a really effective sunscreen. And you can reapply OVER makeup too! I wasn’t wearing any makeup on this trip, but I have tried it and works SO WELL over makeup and makes an amazing setting spray. Plus you can reapply at your will with no worries of makeup getting ruined. It’s like a dream come true! Although, if your’e planning to go to a rave, or to Disneyland where there’s a lot of black light on rides, you may encounter THIS problem:
Stuff GLOWS under black light hahaha! My hubby said I looked like the Mummy! It was weird for sure! But at least I had proof that the sunscreen was working hahaha!
Mint Juleps are a daily must at Disneyland. Keeps you going.
Now, I’ve been on the Tower Of Terror ride ONCE. When it first opened. And that was enough for me. I actually bruised Marky’s arm while trying to save myself from DYING on it hahahaha.
But I ALMOST made it back on again this trip. After getting some Instagram love to grow a pair and just do it, I walked up to the gates with every intention of going on the damn ride…but the park was CLOSED..at 7:30!!!! WHY. ARRGH…
So, I had a beer instead. 😛 Celebrated my PANSY ASS hahaha. Next time though I shall DEFEAT YOU TOWER OF DEATH. PROMISE.
This thing of beauty is the Rocky Road Sunday at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in California Adventure Park.
A little too much whipped cream for us-I pushed most of it off. There’s a time and place for whipped cream people. 🙂 And on most sweets I don’t care for it that much. Just give me the goods I say, and keep the fluff. 😛 This was our lunch that day – I mean it has dairy, protein, carbs-what else do you need, right? 😀
Ok Tracy, but tell us what you actually BOUGHT beauty-wise? Well to be honest loves? Not a whole lot this time. I bought this set of Clinique lipsticks at the Duty Free @LAX:
And this is the other stuff that I bought:
Yup. That’s about it. Not that much at all-at least for me. With the dollar being so low, it was hard to justify buying all that much.
The Dove Quench Absolute Conditioner for Naturally Curly Hair is AMAZE. It works so well at keeping my hair frizz free and soft. I don’t get WHY it’s not sold here in Caanda??!!I always pick one up on my trip and savour it until the last drop. Oh, and it smells SO GOOD too… like a perfumed, spicy heady vanilla that’s OH so nice. I like Dove hair stuffs. So c’mon Dove, get this stuff sold up north here, EH?
AND YES I caved and picked up my first ever Tatcha product:
I tell you this: I HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS YA’LL. Everyone and their frickin’ dog has hyped this cleanser up to be the BE ALL END ALL…so…it better deliver. I better be hearing THIS SONG when I use it:
That is my Beauty Holy Grail song btw, in case you didn’t know, and it’s called Liz On Top Of the World from the Pride and Prejudice Movie Soundtrack starring Kiera Knightley. You’ll find me watching that movie when I’m alone and have nothing else to do. I adore the soundtrack, it’s one of my faves forever.
So yeah, if that cleanser doesn’t change my world…BE PREPARED FOR THAT REVIEW.
I’m pretty damn excited about the sample pack of L’Artisan Parfumeurs Scents I picked up.
I’ve been kind of bored with my usuals, so I’m looking forward to discovering something that smells awesome for fall!
Oh, and can I tell you how HAPPY I was to come home to this:
Not many people enjoy a 30 degree temperature difference that goes towards the negative, but I sure do! Jacket weather is BACK! HALLELUJAH! After the last week and a bit in California, I think I can safely say NO MORE SUMMER PLEASE! 😛
There’s my trip! It was a lot of hard work, yet fun at the same time. And it wasn’t that hard to leave Marky this time as it was last year, go figure. I guess I’m finally used to my empty nest. Is that bad? Sad? I don’t really know. But maybe it’s just a realization that it’s TIME. Time to separate and move on. My job is pretty much done. She’s all good. And that? Makes me quite happy. And PROUD too. 😀
I’ve missed you all! I hope to get back to a regular posting schedule, but to be honest there’s less and less stuff showing up at my doorstep these days to review. While I was gone there was NOTHING delivered, and that’s a first. I’ve been saying NO to a lot of stuff lately. I’m getting tired. I don’t have time or the WANT to do idiotic reviews of stupid stuffs.
I want to write about what I want to write. So, it may mean less posts, but more meaningful ones in the end. I hope that’s OK with you all! If not-well, hey..life is short and you need to find a beauty blog that fits you and your needs. If it’s not Beauty Refelctions, then godspeed dudes. Those of you that stick with me-you’re sick, like me. And I like that, so WAHOOOO…let’s have some real FUN now, hey? I really want to reduce my makeup stash like Liz@BeautyReductionista has been doing. So, maybe I’ll start taking you through that process, I don’t know?! Let me know what you’d like to see on here! More snark? More life stuff? More reviews? I aim to please!