Out of Hiatus (?)

Hi there! I’ve been out of the posting loop for quite some time now. Within the past month or so, I’ve been helping to ready both myself and my friends for our trip to SDCC this past weekend. The stress from preparation made me not want to focus on anything else, but I’m happy to say that this has been one of the more chill times I’ve had at the event. I can’t wait to share my experience with you within the coming week (I only say that because I still need to get settled with unpacking, catching up on sleep, etc. Who knows, it might be sooner. ). Until then, hope y’all are doing well. I still check up on your posts occasionally. 😀

 

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Win a Trip to SDCC from Pepsi Fire

Pepsi has released a new flavor in time for summer. Fire is a cinnamon flavored cola, which will most likely give your taste buds a kick. 7-Eleven has released this flavor in Slurpee form, so if you feel a bit daring, go check it out.

Every day until July 16, you can enter online to win prizes from Pepsi. Some of the prizes include Nintendo Switch consoles and trips to either the CMT Awards, a Conan Show taping, Lollapalooza, and yes SDCC. The prize for SDCC includes airfare for 2, a 2-night hotel stay, and 2 badges to the convention. Per the sweepstakes’ official rules, this will be given out specifically on June 5th and June 19th. 5 entries will be chosen for each date, making a total of 10 winners. Only US residents 13 years and older are eligible.

There are 2 ways to enter:

  1. Visit www.pepsifiresweepstakes.com daily to enter (or on June 5th and/or June 19th specifically for the SDCC giveaway).
  2. If you’re a Snapchat user, look for specially marked Pepsi products, snap the code to receive either a filter, lens, or game, and follow the instructions on the sweepstakes website to complete and submit an entry.

 

Good luck!

4 Years with WordPress

Last week I reached 200 followers. I came across another blogging milestone a few days after when I got this notification.

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I can’t say that I’ve spent these past 4 years actively posting on here, but I greatly appreciate the connections and followers I’ve met here. If I could do this on a more regular basis, I would. I do try to get content out there when I can, but I also want to make sure it’s of good quality. Here’s to 4 more!

Get Interviewed with Mypassengerdiaries

I wanted to share this post with my followers since some of you are travelers. The creators of this blog are looking to do interviews with other bloggers to be featured. Interested? Just head over to the post at the bottom and let them know.

Hi everyone, We’ve decided to bring other travel bloggers to Mypassengerdiaries to give you different perspectives about travel. How will we do that? We’re going to interview travel bloggers and ask about their experiences, their traveling style, and other fun stuff. If you have a travel blogger that you want us to interview, feel free […]

via We’re Doing Interviews! — mypassengerdiaries

Pre and Post Turkey Day Hauls

A good number of items I had my eye on were already available to purchase either prior to Thanksgiving Day or by midnight on Black Friday. Online shopping and free shipping, FTW!

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Nordsrom haul

Nordstrom– I had an eye on a Kate Spade crossbody bag (Cobble Hill – Mini Toddy) for over a few months and jumped on it when they marked it down 30%. There’s a very slim chance I’d see this at their outlet stores, so purchasing it was a no-brainer. 2 lip colors were also added to the haul. The Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips lipstick in Very Victoria was out of stock on one of the beauty sites I frequent. Nordstrom seems like the only retailer that sells the Jouer brand, so I also threw in their Long-Wear Lip Creme liquid lipstick in Tawny Rose. I’ll have swatches of them up in a future post.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft – It was about time I made some upgrades for my occasional Project Life activities. That paper trimmer finally got checked off my wish list. I can never have enough alpha stickers and sticky notes, and it only made sense to get the page protectors I use the most in a bundle (not having it right now with the long lines at craft stores this time of the year). Also decided on another core kit to get an early start on my album for next year.

Amazon Amy Tangerine is a designer who also has a love for scrapbooking. Her video on photo printers she often uses for her pages had me interested in the HP Sprocket. This uses Zink technology to print 2 x 3 photos directly from a mobile device via Bluetooth. I’ve used it a few times and like how it adds a bit more variety to my documenting. The device itself is portable, so I could even take it with me when I travel.

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Lime Crime – Seriously, the amount of lip products I’ve been purchasing within the past month alone almost makes me want to gag. I think I now know how you beauty junkies feel. 5 different tins each containing 3 mini lip products were released for the holidays, and they’re pretty darn cute. Luckily I only purchased 1. I’ve accumulated quite a few things from this brand, so more information about those, including this item, will be in a separate post.

Did you happen to do any damage during Thanksgiving week and/or Black Friday? Feel free to share in the comments.

Review – L’oreal Infallible Lip Paints

The latest release from L’oreal’s Infallible collection is a glossy lip product that provides high-impact color that’s also smudge-proof and waterproof. I read that this wouldn’t be released to stores until some time next year, but it’s currently available online and has been recently showing up at Walgreens. I ordered 2 shades online from Ulta.

The packaging is interesting since it initially looks like a squeezable tube, but it actually has a doe foot applicator. The product is glossy, has no runny texture, and wasn’t sticky after I used it. I tested its wear while having lunch with the family. The only time I saw any actual transfer was when I dabbed at my mouth with a napkin. The only gripe I have with the product is the slight scent/flavor it has. Luckily it faded a little while after application.

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Top to bottom: Spicy Blush, Nude Star

I don’t see myself purchasing more from this line, but I’m satisfied with what I received. You can check out the shades on Ulta’s site. Let me know what you think of this product if you’ve tried it.