Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Biggest Hotel Ever

Beezy and I stayed on the Big Island at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. We stayed at this hotel because not only did Beezy and I go to the big island but so did 19 other members of his family. Two people in his family and had stayed here before and had a timeshare set up. We booked a King Ocean View room and hoped for the best. We had heard tons of positives and negatives about the resort.
We arrived early in the morning and had to wait a few hours before the hotel could give us a room. While we waited for our room we were occupied with looking around the resort and their vast array of tropical birds. Some of them even talked to us!
Cosmo the bird on the right is 37 years old!

Butterscotch the Cockatoo was my favorite. He's actually a pale pink color.
The resort is huge. As a guest of the hotel you have three choices on how you can get to your room. You can walk or you can take of the two trams or boats. They also have a waterfall and lagoon that is home to tropical fish and sea turtles. We swam with them and it was very cool!


 Dolphins on property
 A view of the ocean towers
Buddha Point
While we enjoyed the resort we don't think we'd ever choose to stay there again if we go back to the big island. It was just too large for us and very expensive. One of our biggest pluses was the view that our room provided at sunrise...
Hawaii sure did know how to provide those sunrises and sunsets.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Aloha & Mahalo

You'll have to pardon my sporadic blogging last week but I was on vacation! I waited seven months for this vacation and now it's done and over. Beezy and I were on The Big Island of Hawaii for 8 days and 7 nights. While I plan on bombarding you for the next week with recaps from our vacation, I figured I would give you a little teaser of my trip. If you follow me on @jmomiller you probably already have an idea of everything that we did.

 Amazing water
 Akaka Falls

 Green Sand Beach
 Black Sand Beach
I can't wait to share the trip with all of you!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Ipsy

Have you heard of Ipsy? It's a 10.00 a month subscription box that comes right to your door full of at least four sample size products and one full size products. That ten dollars gives you not only a chance to try to things but also supplies you with a cute new make up bag each month.

My July Ipsy bag did not disappoint! It's been three great months of products in a row. This month was no different. This month's bag was called Sensationally Sun kissed.

1. Jojoba Gel Cream by Lavilin.
 This stuff is a gel that you use on your face for when you've been doing extreme outdoor activities. It's suppose to hydrate your skin and it's fabulous. It doesn't have a weird smell and it doesn't leave your skin oily. I'm loving it for the summer months.

2. Dark Tanning Oil SPF 8 by Hang Ten.
I'm all about getting my tan on. Now this stuff helps speed up that process faster while protecting you from SPFs. It comes out in a fine spray and works just as well if not better than other greats like Australian Gold and Banana Boat. It doesn't have a weird smell so that's a major plus.

3. Tints ad Sass in Cherry by Elizabeth Mott.
This is the one product I was a little disappointed in. I'm not a big fan of anything that goes on my lips because their sensitive and break out easily. I also didn't love the color that I got. It's really bright and not something that I would ever wear. I'll probably gift this full size product to someone who really wants it.

4. They're real! Beyond Mascara by Benefit.
Now here's a product I absolutely love. I've bought this mascara before and it lasts forever. It goes on lashes smooth, doesn't cake on and doesn't flake off after wearing it a few hours. I got a trial size in my bag but it lasts a really long time. I'd say at least 3 weeks using it daily. It makes me want to buy another full size again. Maybe once mine runs out!

5. 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine by Bare Minerals.
 I would say my biggest guilty pleasure when it comes to make up is buying eye shadow. So when Ipsy sent me a cream eye shadow I was intrigued. I mainly use powder eye shadows and every now and then I'll use the stick eye shadows or a pod cream. This Bare Minerals cream eye shadow comes with an applicator almost like a lip gloss. One quick stroke and you've got your eye shadow applied and starting to dry. I loved the product and I'm going to look for it in stores. I wasn't a big fan of the color I got but I can probably use it as a base or mix it with something.

So what are you waiting for? Try out Ipsy and I promise you won't be disappointed. They'll send you great products and maybe even some of your favorites. They'll listen to your input so items you don't like... they won't send them again!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Smiles

Every Saturday, I'm going to try and post five things that made me smile during the week. Often I find myself getting caught up in the small stuff but this year I'm making an effort to be conscious of it. This year is about being happy and finding happiness even in the small things! Want to join me? Go ahead and post your Saturday Smiles!

1. Sprite Zero. It's so refreshing.
2. Friends who feel like family.
3. Beezy. Forever.
4. True Lies. Seriously cracks me up every time.
5. My mom who rocks.

What's making you smile?