This may seem like an odd thing for me to review, but i figured I could put it to good use because I have been having some sleeping issues lately. I never had trouble sleeping until the last year or so. Maybe it's old age setting in? hahaha. I think a big part of it is that I work from home now, so I don't have a set time to get up every day, and I should never have gone off my schedule to begin with because it has messed up my sleep schedule! At any rate, this is a cream that contains Melatonin, which is supposed to help you sleep.
I had never tried a massage bar from LUSH before, but the last time I was in there and saw that they had a Rose Jam scented one, I had to get it. This one is called Pearl, and it has the same glorious Rose Jam scent as the Rose Jam Bubbleroon, the Rose Jam shower gel that only comes out at Christmas and is my absolute favorite, and the Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar.
LASPlash liquid lipsticks have been taking the beauty community by storm ever since the big Lime Crime drama started. This particular shade, Ghoulish, is an exact dupe for Lime Crime's Cashmere, and is AWESOME. Not to be confused with their OG Ghoulish, which is the first version they came out with and is much grayer, this one is that perfect "greige" shade and lasts all day long!
Boy, did I drool over this when I first saw it. The MAC Philip Treacy collection released 2 of these funky looking powders. This one is Blush Pink, the other was Nude Pink. The bummer? That cool silver design is just an overspray that literally comes off the first time you use it. The powder is still pretty on its own, but the shimmer that the silver gave it made it so much better!
I first have to mention that I have never flown before in my life. As a matter of fact, I live in Massachusetts and have never been on a real vacation. I used to go to New Hampshire with my grandparents in the summer, but that's only a few hour drive. I also went to Six Flags New Jersey when it first opened, but I got sick so that wasn't fun and I don't count that one haha!
After all that, we made it to Florida and I was instantly hot. I knew that was going to happen. I don't handle heat well, but I did surprisingly good on this trip! We did the "Disney's Magical Express" thing, so we got on the bus right outside the airport and it took us straight to our resort. The first thing I noticed was how different the air smelled. It was very tropical and such a change from what I'm used to! We stayed at the Art of Animation Resort, and I cannot recommend that place enough, especially if you have kids! It was beautiful. I would go back there in a heartbeat.
There are 4 sections to that resort - Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. We stayed in The Little Mermaid section, and my favorite Disney character, Ursula, was right in front of our building! Art of Animation is a relatively new resort (I believe it opened in 2012) so I only found out about it when I was planning our trip. As soon as I saw how bright and colorful it was, and that there were huge statues of the characters everywhere, I knew we had to stay at that one.
In the morning we got up early and had breakfast, then jumped on the first bus to the Magic Kingdom. The cool thing about staying at a Disney resort, (and though Stephen has been to the Magic Kingdom a bunch of times, he said he'll never do Disney again without staying at one of the resorts!) is that the bus takes you right up to the gates. You don't have to ride the tram up like everyone else. We waited for about 30 minutes for the gates to open, and while we waited the lady that rents out the strollers asked us if she could take out picture and we could have a free double stroller and be the "first stroller family for the day." So of course we did, that saved us $31!
The next day we spent at the resort, walking around and taking pictures of literally EVERYTHING. Aiden posed on all of the Cars in the Cars section, and we all went for a swim in the pool in The Little Mermaid section. It was a fun, relaxing day. We even had a long nap before dinner, and then went to play in the splash area again.
Just to give you an idea of how massive these statues were - this is me standing with King Triton!
Stephen was trying to get in and out of the shots so I could take the pictures haha
That area is more shops and food than anything, but Stephen and Mike eventually went on the Hulk coaster later that day. I wasn't getting near that - I hate rollercoasters so much, it was a feat to get me on the Seven Dwarves one. In Toon Lagoon, there were a lot of carnival games and water rides. Stephen and I went on the Popeye ride and I enjoyed that one so much! You get soaked, but it felt good haha. I made him go on it again before we left, too! In the Harry Potter section, Stephen got me to go on the Flight of the Hippogriff (spelling?) coaster. Again, I HATE rollercoasters and I hate drops. This one was one big drop, but it was over in about 15 seconds so it wasn't horrible. I still didn't like it lol. After that, Stephen and Mike went on the dueling dragons one or whatever it's called, another one I didn't want to go near. We did more shopping in Universal than we did at the Magic Kingdom, because I kept finding cool stuff! I think we left around 3pm, and we gave some people just arriving our express passes, I don't know if they could use them or not, but we were trying to be nice!
The next few days were more fun - I finally got to meet my mother in law and my other brother in law, and we went to the Florida Aquarium. Aiden loved all of the fish, especially the sharks! It was a lot of fun. We ate at Hooters because it was right near there and we were starving LOL. I discovered that they lived near a mall and when Andrew told me there was a Sephora there, we had to stop! That night we went to a really pretty restaurant on the water called Bahama Breeze. That was a lot of fun, too.
The next day we went to Clearwater Beach. Because it was Saturday, we got stuck in traffic, but the beach was so beautiful when we finally got there. It was so hot that day, but it was nice and cool near the water. Aiden absolutely LOVED the beach. It was his first time ever going to one at all, and he kept pulling us to take him back into the water when we got out. I even got a great picture of him pouting when we had to leave!
We didn't do much on Sunday, just relaxed all day, and that night we went to Sonic, because I absolutely love that place and there is only ONE in Massachusetts. And it is small, and over an hour away from where I live. This one was literally up the street, and HUGE. I would be so fat if I lived that close to one!! We had to get up super early in the morning because our flight home was at 6:52, so we went to sleep early that night. It was all a blast, and I'm sorry this was such a crazy long post! Thank you for reading if you stuck with it this long!