Friday, November 30, 2012

Glam Bag Review & November Birchbox

About a month ago I signed up for my first Glam Bag.  I wanted to see how I liked it compared to Birchbox.    I have loved Birchbox but some of the boxes are more skin care and I'm more of a beauty product junkie!

November Glam Bag!

What I got:
Brown makeup bag
{perfect purse size}
Starlet Intense Eyeliner in Chocolate
{this isn't as creamy as Urban Decay but it's still good, love that it's full size!}
Benefit They're Real Beyond Mascara
{this has a plastic brush which I am not a fan of, still a good mascara}
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dare Devil
{love it! not too 'sticky' and a pretty color}
Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow in Matt Batali
{pretty purple shade, I'm a fan of the Balm!}
And the sample I was most giddy about getting...
Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire
{party in a bottle! what's not to love?}

So my overall reaction to Glam Bag....a resounding yes, yes, yes! I'm impressed.  Now I realize I'm basing this on one month and really hope I don't have to change my tune!

November Birchbox

What I got:
Masqueology Revitalizing Eye
MCMC Fragrance in Phoenix
{smells so nice!}
One Love Organics Aromatic Body Serum
{feels nice, seems to absorb into skin well}
Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer
{gives off nice tiny sparkles, great for special occasions}
Masqueology Masque Cleanse & 7D Moisture Cream
Pillow box to reuse

This is a good box. The three things I tried I really like.  
As far as keeping my subscription, I still enjoy Birchbox to stay on board.  It is my first love!
So I'll just treat myself twice a month now! Hee!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

{Sharing} 12 Days of a DIY Christmas

Gotta share a fun series with you today that my bloggin' buddy Emily of Putting Down Roots is starting! 


12 Days of a DIY Christmas starts of course on December 1 and will end December 12.  It's a great time to share you favorite Christmas stuff........
Family Traditions
Your Christmas Family Pictures
DIY galore
Inspirational thoughts {on Christmas}

Stop by her blog to see what she shares and then link up your favorite posts, even from last year!  And of course all your awesome ideas you have for this year! 
You will love Emily's creativity, it's beautiful!
Look what she did with curtain panels!....
Photo courtesy of Putting Down Roots

Amazing I say!
So write this down on your Christmas To Do List!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Show & Share #68 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share #68!




Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted

Thanks for partying and Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Soiree Day-Trim A Tree

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I have loved seeing all the Christmas trees sprouting up on Instagram! That's what I'm working on today.  And speaking of Christmas trees, I found the cutest Trim A Tree party that I just had to share! Jenny of Bloom Designs gave her girls a sweet soiree with their friends that included yummy treats and fun crafts.  Someday I am going to do something like this for my crafty friends!

{Want to pin this fabulous party? Then please go HERE.}

All photos courtesy of Bloom Designs.

I got to admit...I'd love to be invited to a party like this! Fun stuff! Be sure and go check out the entire party!
Love all the party printables?  Well Jenny sells them in her Etsy Shop!

Check out her shop....Blood Designs Online.
And her blog.....Bloom Design.... for great party inspiration!

And if you're like me and working on trimming your own tree today, then happy decorating!
And Happy Soiree Day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Show & Share #67

Welcome to Show & Share #67!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!
Hunkie is on vacation this week so I'm trying to not spend too much time on the computer and have some great family time since he'll be working Christmas Eve and Christmas.  So no features this week.
Can't wait to see what you lovelies have been working on!

Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted

Thanks for partying and have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Soiree Day-Thanksgiving Printables

It's Thanksgiving week! Are you ready? I kinda thought I might be hosting my side of the family this year but doesn't look like I am since my mom is now retired. So I'm off the hook! I just get to enjoy sounds like.  But many of you may not be so lucky so here's some ideas for you!

And check out Peonies and Poppyseeds for all kinds of Thanksgiving Printables....even a cute fry box!

Hope your Turkey day prep is going smoothly!!
Happy Soiree Day!

Monday, November 19, 2012

{Christmas} Prepping For Advent & A Treat!

What's this you say? A Christmas post before Thanksgiving is over? Yep!! 
Because it's about Advent!!
Basically Advent is a countdown to Christ's birth. And there's all kinds of ways to do so! Last year I came across Truth In The Tinsel and loved it and used it in my own way. 
Remember my book?

Well it's been on my mind lately because I need to decide how to do it this time and I wanted to make sure and let you know that there's a new feature to Truth In The Tinsel.
Printable Ornaments are now available!
If you go through the ebook there's crafts and activities to do with your kids, well now you have the option to make simple ornaments. Great for toddlers and if you'll be doing a lot of traveling this Christmas!

The bingo card and the popular Advent box from Silhouette were my 2 favorite ideas from last year.  I was excited to find something similar to the box at Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago and snatched it up since it was 1/2 off! And back in the summer I found a bingo card at an antique shop so I have both options! I'll be saving one for next year I do believe! Don't worry I'll show you which one I do this time and how I use Truth  In The Tinsel with it. ☺

Now for a treat!! 
How about a discount on purchasing Truth In The Tinsel?
I'm excited to offer you 20% off! Just use code VINTAGEGWEN when checking out!
 You can click on the button on my side bar or HERE.
Black Friday Sale!! 
Recieve the Printable Ornaments for free when you purchase the ebook on Black Friday!
{Note: do not add the ornaments to your cart.  When you purchase the ebook then you will get a thank you email with a link to the ornaments.  Discount codes do not apply to this sale and will resume after Black Friday.}

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Being Thankful

There are several 'thankful' projects going around. Several friends are posting 30 days of what they're thankful for on Facebook. The Idea Room has a Grateful Gram project for this month that's similar to the photo a day challenge.  And I even saw someone incorporate 'thankfuls' on their own to the photo a day challenge.  I've enjoyed them all!
Today I just wanted to share some good words about being thankful. 

Created by me!

Happy Weekend lovelies!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chic Couture-Fall Nail Colors

There's all kinds of nail trends going on right now.  The easiest way to be 'on trend' with your nails is with color.  Nude, Deep Blue, Oxblood, Jewel tones and glitter are all what's hot for fall. So if you're not into all the art, patterns,etc then I say just stick with color!
Check out my set on Polyvore for more info on my fall picks!

Fall Nails

And here is my anniversary nails from last weekend:

I started with a Color Club sample exclusively for Birchbox called Put A Pin In It.  It's a pretty metallic nude color. Then I used a Bundle Monster stamping plate that had a pretty flower pattern and used black polish to stamp with.  The black said 'creme' on it so I thought it would be good for stamping but obviously it's not as solid as I was thinking it would be.  I do love how it turned out though! Reminds me of tattoos!

So which fall color will you be wearing?

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

{Home} Fall Mantle

Time to share my fall mantle! I really wanted a banner of some kind but since I won't be hosting any Thanksgiving dinners I think it's ok this time.  And I've just had too much on my plate!

The only new thing is the red bucket! My mom gave it to us with some fall goodies.  When I got all the fall stuff out Lil' Hunkie thought I was putting out Christmas too.  He's definitely ready!
The Christmas decorating is going to be a fun challenge this time since the decor is in the barn and we have a whole new house to do! I'm looking forward to it!

Have you signed up for the Christmas Ornament Swap yet?

Happy Thursday!!

{See my Link Parties Page for the link ups.}