Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing, wonderful, hardworking mothers out there that are raising/have raised children. I'm so proud to be celebrating myself today!
This week brought a lot of fun, some work, and then more fun as the week wore down. I got my first Birchbox in the mail towards the end of the week, which was incredibly exciting. Seriously...like Christmas, except I'm paying 10 bucks a month for it. A box filled with makeup goodies, picked for me? Yes, please!
This month's box was Gossip Girl themed and I got a bunch of sparkly stuff.
-A pretty metallic gold nail polish...totally out of my comfort zone, but it's growing on me. I had a friend paint my nails with it yesterday in preparation for my date night and though it feels a tad on the young side, but again, it's growing on me. It's a fun, "once in awhile" nail polish.
-A Stila sparkle waterproof liquid eyeliner that appears to be full-size. Maybe it's not, but there's a lot in there. I've never worn liquid eyeliner and I would probably never choose blue sparkle, but this one was super easy to apply in its pen-form, and it definitely made my eyes bluer. I just used a tiny bit.
-Dr. Jart + Waterfuse BB Cream. Love this stuff! My sample really only had about 2 drops in it, so I wasn't completely thrilled with that, but I liked it enough that I would probably buy the full-size anyways. It's a four-in-one moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and tiny.
-Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide. A serum to make my hair shiny. Haven't tried it yet, but since I don't highlight my hair or anything, I always want it to not appear "dishwater blonde," meaning, the shinier, the better!
I also got a few extras: Kerastaste shampoo and conditioner and a cute notecard.
I had decided to just try Birchbox out for a month or two to see how I liked it and if it was worth the $10 a month and it definitely is. If you have a little extra money for yourself, I would highly recommend signing up for this service. It's a great little once-a-month treat!
There's a Birchbox for guys too, which Aaron would totally love, but it's $20 a month. We're going to wait awhile on that one.
Aaron and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on Saturday. Love that guy! We had 6 of our friends over to stain our deck, which was the best gift we could ask for. We have a huge screened-in porch, staircase, and fence that needed doing and they knocked it out in 6 hours. Thanks guys!
We were able to leave E with a friend and sneak away for dinner. We ate at Magnolias at the Mill, a 40 minute drive from our house, but worth it. Aaron and I come from the "country" and this looked just like home.
Mother's Day was awesome, as I expected it to be. A few little gifts, church with my boys, lunch, and lots of hanging out at home. We took a walk, got some yard work done, and didn't really "relax," but it was a perfect day for us. Plus, I now have this guy:
Best Mother's Day EVER. How could you not want to squish that face??
I did do some blogging this week:
A review of my Mizuno shoes on Fitness Friday.
I talked about The Coffins of Little Hope.
I drooled over Talking with My Mouth Full.
Hope you all had a great week, as well!