Crayola Experience Orlando – Big Kids Rejoice!

The Crayola Experience Orlando

What does a parent who is feeling a bit guilty about her daughter losing her only child status do? She spoils her, of course! With baby boy making his arrival any week now, I’ve been making a list of activities and things to do with Elle as we celebrate her now more than ever. I’m the oldest daughter raising the oldest daughter and I know how important it is to create memories for her now and especially when Lil’ Dude gets here. We’re heading to Disney World next weekend but I wanted to do something fun, local and pretty interactive with her. 

Soooo…we went to the Crayola Experience here in Orlando!

The Crayola Experience

Okay, first of all…I may have been more excited going to this place more than my kid. What’s not to be excited about? You can be Mr. Stuck Up and Professional and still geek out over a pack of fresh crayons. That’s just life, man. Ideal for children of all ages, this is one attraction that both locals and tourists will really enjoy. Elle is 2 and almost 3-years old and while at her age there was plenty for her to do, I saw many older kids (think upper elementary) that were just as engaged and having a good time.

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GlobeIn – The Subscription Box That Keeps Giving

Okay, first of all – don’t hate me for being so late in getting this post out to you. I received a sample of this GlobeIn box but because the month is over, you won’t be able to purchase THIS month’s box. The good news is, what you see is just a small example of what you’ll receive if you decide to get a subscription of GlobeIn.


So I’ll back up. What IS GlobeIn? We’ve seen a few dozen subscription boxes of various topics. What makes this one better? The fact that GlobeIn works with people around the world to allow them to get their handmade items in the hands of people like you and me is what makes them better. Just about every single item in a GlobeIn box will be handmade with a little story about the person or persons that you’re helping support.

It’s a beautiful sentiment but more importantly, I like the idea of being able to educate myself on various people and place across the globe and get a hand in helping support their communities. Also, you’ve got to love how each Box has a topic. September 2015’s was Wellness and considering I’m about to have a baby, well this box was totally needed! 

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How many skincare products do you use every day?

Refresh Natural Skincare masque on skin

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

My Beauty Bunny – Love LUSH? We do too! So we’re sharing our 5 Must Have LUSH Items for Your Bag.

My Newest Addiction – If you are in need of some fabulous new makeup brushes that wont break the bank find out which ones Laura has been addicted to. She also has a discount code for you!

Nouveau Cheap – So Sephora reformulated their Supreme Cleansing Oil and it is now mineral-oil-free. But is it effective at removing makeup, including stubborn mascara? Here’s my full review.

Olive & Ivy – rounded up the best of the best Sephora holiday gift sets for 2015! Which ones will you be getting?

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Feeling All Radiant and Glow Like with Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay look – I’m not always positively radiant. I try to be. I geniuely make an effort to embody that I woke up like dis spirit, but giiiiirl…some days it’s just so gosh darn rough. And it’s reasons like this why I can appreciate products like Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer

Aveeno Daily Moisturizer

All moisturizers are not treated equally. Some are really just watery lotion with very little moisturizing properties and efficacy. Some of those brands try to trick us. It’s not right, I say! While this Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 won’t transform your 60-year old skin into 23-year old skin (sorry love, and wouldn’t that be strange anyway?), what it will do is provide your skin with oil-free love and sun protection. This, you know, is important. Even more so for guys and gals like me who live in areas where the sun doesn’t stop shinning. Ever.

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The Happy October Giveaway – Win A Clarisonic Mia!

So, my loves – I feel like it has been FOREVER and a day since I’ve done a fun giveaway. Before I head out on maternity leave, I wanted to really shower the Clumps of Mascara family with the opportunity to win something special. This giveaway will be open for anyone in the world because I know my International family often gets left out of the fun giveaways. Also, I just realized that I never did a Clumps of Mascara Turns 8 Years Old type celebration. So here we go! Everything listed will be provided to one lucky winner and are items that I hand picked just for you. My girl Sheena from Sophistishe is also jumping in on sharing the love. From her, you will receive another dose of surprise goodies. And trust me – you won’t be disappointed.

October Giveaway

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Are you lusting after Fall 2015 Collections?


Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Love for Lacquer – Fall is upon us and that means amazing Fall nail collections! Check out the Modern Vampire collection from Cupcake Polish!

My Beauty Bunny – Nothing is pretty when you’re exhausted. Learn how I’ve upgraded my beauty sleep with My New Vegan Mattress and the Benefits of Bamboo Bed Sheets.

My Newest Addiction – Do you dislike layering on tons of product? Well TATCHA has taken two steps (sunscreen and primer), married them, and placed it in a beautiful baby blue tube. You NEED to check out the TATCHA SILKEN Pore Perfection Sunscreen.

Nouveau Cheap – Is the new Play! by Sephora Beauty Box subscription service worth $10 each month? Here’s a detailed look inside the very first box. You be the judge!

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How Am I 34 Weeks Pregnant?

34 Weeks Pregnant

Okay, two things: A) that image may have been posted before and B) it’s a pretty old picture of the bump. I do take quite a few preggo selfies, but girl…you don’t want to see those. Mainly because they’re usually taken in Esposo’s boxers and not always with a bra on. It’s the ultimate version of TMI and I wouldn’t want to put your eyes through that. 

See how much I love you?

Blog posts will slowlyyyy be coming to a crawl as I prepare for this second babe of mine. I SHOULD be nesting but the freelancer bee that is me is working like mad to stack cash. Self-employed mamas like me don’t have paid maternity leave. Thankfully, my  clients are SO wonderfully understanding and flexible so while I do feel a bit overwhelmed, at least I like what I do. And you know, not working is NOT an option. I like to work. And I like to make money, so there’s that…

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Do you like your hair?

This post is sponsored by Target.

SheaMoisture Black Castor Oil

Hair. It’s a big thing, right? I mean, I don’t care if you’re a little girl or living it up in your octogenarian years, chances are you have some issues with your hair. I’m with you, sister. My hair and I have such a love-hate relationship that many days, I’m shocked to see that my hair hasn’t run away from me. It sounds dramatic, I know, but I’m not always that sweet and attentive to my curls. I’ve gotten better but man, I used to color, perm and toss heat on my hair and then get livid when it wouldn’t grow. Isn’t that some craziness? Why do we do that? We put our strands through the ringer and then get furious when they aren’t “cooperating” with us. 


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