I made my nephew watch one of my favorite movies of all time, "Little Shop of Horrors". I knew he would love it because I made his cousin Blake and his big sister Chandler watch it when they were younger and they both loved it. I'm the aunt that makes her nephews and nieces watch movies from the 80's, you know, back when movies were good. :)
I even took Jackson Black Friday shopping at midnight with my friend Jennifer. I filled him with powdered doughnuts and Mt Dew (Lisa, don't read this!). He was really psyched about going...and then 10:30 rolled around and he passed out on my chaise lounge! Thankfully, I was able to wake him up and we were on our way.
Jennifer and Jackson, waiting outside of Ulta, ready to get their makeup shopping on! Doesn't Jack look so excited!
There was quite the crowd at Ulta. I don't think Jackson was quite ready for the frenzy because one moment he was right beside us and the next moment...gone! Luckily, we knew something like that might happen so Jennifer told him to look for her since she's tall and wearing a white coat. I found him wandering in the skin care section a few minutes later. I asked him where he ended up. He said he was over on the other side in the drugstore brand. Oh, Jackson, you'll learn. Aunt Julie likes the high end section on Black Friday!
Here's my haul!
Too Faced "The Triple Threat" $18
- Deluxe Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
- Glamour Gloss Volumizing Lip Gloss
- Deluxe Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
I've used the bronzer before. It's been in a couple of Too Faced sets I've bought before. I like it although I have to watch it since I'm so pale. It smells delicious! I've never used their face primer before. I highly recommend this primer. It's so smooth! And I've been enjoying the lip gloss. Not too sticky, smells good, and makes my lips look nice and full.
tarte "Balanced & Beautiful Amazonian Clay Essentials Kit" $22
- Full size Amazonian clay 12 hour blush in flush
- Full size Amazonian clay waterproof cream eyeshadow in slate
- Full size bamboo cream eyeshadow brush
Tarte is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands. Their blushes are amazing! I like their natural formulas (it's called high-performance naturals) and that they use recycled and recyclable materials for the packaging. The blush that came in this set is normally $25 alone. The cream shadow retails for $19. The cream shadow will work great alone or as a base. I've tried it both ways and it's good quality. The blush is really bright so I try not to be so heavy handed with it. I'm part albino though.
Laura Geller "Baked Eye Dreams Duo with Brushes" $20
- shadow quad in "Pink Sunset"
- shadow quad in "Sandbar"
- 2 eyeshadow brushes
Laura Geller is new to me. I've heard some of my favorite gurus rave about it. This is why I love the holiday sales. You get the opportunity to try great high end products at an affordable price. I've only tried this dry but you can apply these baked shadows wet. I love the nice subtle shimmer Sandbar gives. Pink Sunset reminds me of Neopolitan ice cream. It also looked very nice when I applied it. I'm a fan of baked shadows. If you get a chance, try out some Laura Geller shadows. According to the website, these retail at $30 each. It does look like the packaging is a bit different than what I got but the shadow is the same and the same size.
Bedhead shampoo and conditioner
I haven't tried this yet but it was on sale for $6.99 each so I'll givet it a try soon. These retail for $15.99 each.
The rest of the stuff was not on sale but I did get to use my $3.50 Ulta coupon! Woo hoo!
I was so happy with my Tarte purchase, I ended up ordering the Sephora exclusive "Carried Away" set. I can't wait to try it out. I should be getting it soon. I hope to be able to play around with it over the weekend. Might even blog about it.
Jackson and I made birthday cards for my step mom, Mary.
This is his card!
Jack picked out the polka dot paper himself. You can't tell from the picture but the polka dots are risen so there's a nice texture. I showed him how to cut the paper with my Fiskars paper trimmer. He loved doing that!
The embossed green dots cardstock is from DCWV and it's called "Nana's Kids Print".
The hamster "Got Cake?" clear stamp is from Inkadinkado "Humorous Birthday".
The inside birthday cake and "happy birthday" stamp is from Fiskars "Birthday Party".
I think Jack liked crafting although he did start to get a little crazy with the Stickles. I think he liked the cutting and the taping part the most. He lacked focus, just like any other 10 year old boy!
The "Birthday Girl" paper is from Reminisce in the Princess collection. I cut it to 5x7.
The purple embellishments is Doodlebug Designs "Paper Frills". These come 12 inches long so I cut it so I had one 5 inch and one 7 inch. Perfect!
The flowers are 3 petals from Recollections Floral Embellishments.
I found a pretty brad to stick in the middle of the petals.
The lady on the pony is a clear stamp from Inkadinkado "Humorous Birthday". Mary likes Maxine and this felt kind of Maxinish.
Happy Birthday, Mary! I hope you liked your cards!
I'm just a mean, green mother from outer space and I'm bad,