A little over a year has past

A little over a year has past since I married my best friend and I still think of that special day in Colorado. I have linked our wedding highlight video here

Does anyone else sometimes feel like time goes by so fast? Well wedding time goes by faster. You spend all the time and effort for the big day and when it finally arrives it is over in a blink of an eye. I am so glad we had an amazing photographer and videographer to capture all the great moments.

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Christmas time!!

It is almost Christmas time!! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I love Christmas!! I don’t know if it’s the family, the food, the lights and present but it’s my favorite time of year.

Next week I will be sharing a Christmas cookie recipe! It will have you making cookies like a pro. See you soon!!

May Boxycharm

It’s that time of the month again… Boxycharm time!!

I feel like I just got my box last month and then a new one comes. For those that don’t know or have never used Boxycharm, you are in for a treat! Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that is delivered right to your home. It is like if you were receiving a birthday gift  every single month, and who doesn’t like to receive gifts? Every month you receive a little black box that carries 4-5 full size beauty items. Boxycharm charges $21.00 USD every first of the month but the total of the items equal more than $100.00 USD so it’s totally worth it.

Here is the only catch, you don’t know what exactly you are going to get until the beginning of the month. But trust me I have never received a box that was not amazing. They include high-end brands so you can slowly build your makeup collection without breaking the bank. Let me share what came in the box of May.

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#1: Pur- Sculptor Palette               MSRP- $30.00 USD

It’s a four-shade sculpting palette that features two high-beam highlighters and two matte contour shades that will leave skin sculpted to perfection. It is highly pigmented in a buttery formula.

#2: CoverFx- Blurring primer        MSRP: $38.00 USD

A lightweight, soft focus primer that blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and other imperfections creating a smooth canvas for flawless foundation application.

#3: Pretty Vulgar- The Ink Gel Eyeliner     MSRP: $24.00 USD

This highly pigmented gel eyeliner provides a quick-drying application with enriched vitamin C to condition the lids. Its creamy and water-resistant formula allows for smooth application that stays in place all day. If you live in a hot weather area, you need this in your life.

#4: Aesthetica- 3 piece eye trio  MSRP: $45.00USD

The Aesthetica Trio series comes with an angled eyeliner brush, a brow spoolie, and a fined tipped eyeliner brush.

#5:Asthetica- P12 Face Brush       MSRP: $27.00 USD

With synthetic fibers that allow for maximum control, the P12 dace brush is super soft, and perfect for creating a seamless look.

#6: Beauty Creations- Liquid Lip Gloss     MSRP: $10.00 USD

It is a matte liquid lip gloss that is specially formulated to provide full coverage that dries to a seamless, smooth and matte finish.

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Total of all five items: $174.00 USD and you get it all for just $21.00 USD!! If you are interested in getting Boxycharm, here is the link: Boxycharm

A different type of Yoga

Has anyone ever gone to yoga class and felt as if you didn’t fit in? Or maybe you were not as fit as the rest of the class and felt uncomfortable? If you said yes to one of those questions then maybe you should try Trap Yoga.

This past weekend I went to my first Trap Yoga class and it was an interesting experience. I can’t say that I loved it, but I didn’t totally hate it either, it’s just different. First difference I noticed as I walked into the studio: most of the women were of all sizes and curvy and the majority African American. Second: The room was darkened and there were lights like if we were at a club ready to dance the night away. Finally: There was a DJ that played loud booty-poppin music and lots of twerking. Yes, twerking in a yoga class. You still do the regular yoga moves but with a twist. Picture you doing a downward dog pose and then adding twerking to that while the DJ is blasting music. It was fun, especially if you go with friends and I will say that you don’t feel singled out for not being the most fit or if you are not doing the poses right. Only thing that I would probably change is that the instructor talked so much that half of the time we did not know what she was saying. When we did, she sounded more as if she was giving an inspirational speech to the class on “how you should let go of all the negativity,  and for all the guys that did you wrong, for all the people that walked all over you” that kind of speech. I think if the inspirational pep talk would have not been part of the class, I would have liked it more because the music was on point.

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Overall, it was fun and an interesting experience. Maybe I’ll try hot yoga next.

Welcome!

My name is Ingrid and thank you for visiting!

I am a wife, sister, daughter and a mother to a little fur baby named Teddy.  I am God made, Jesus saved and Texan raised. Lived my whole life in Houston, graduated from UH, Go COOGS!! and love spending time with friends and family. I created this little space on the web to share some of my ideas, thought, and everything else in between.

I truly believe that everyone should feel and look like a million bucks without having to spend all that money.  I will be sharing some DIYs, fashion blogs for women and men (they secretly need some assistance from time to time), yummy food ideas and other random thoughts. Thanks for stopping by!

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