Target Advent Calendar: Day 2!

What a day! My internet wasn’t working earlier today so I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to post. I’m happy to be connected again! It’s time for the second day of 12 Days of Beauty Faves!

As I was editing this video, I caught myself cringing a lot. I was pretty tired when I filmed this particular video, and it seems I had a lot of trouble focusing. Maybe this can be used as evidence that people need a good amount of sleep to function properly. Yes…

I hope you all are doing well and having an enjoyable week. It’s pretty cold here- but I think it’d be good weather for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. We’ve got the snow, and with the sun out- it just makes activities like those lovely. I really like snowshoeing; I need to make some time for it.

Only 2 more days until Friday! Woohoo! What are you up to? What do you need to make time for?


p.s. Tomorrow I will be posting an update on my No Hoarding Here Challenge. I don’t know about that name. I’ll have to think about it. Be sure to check out what I’m getting rid of. 🙂

Target Advent Calendar: Day One!

On Tuesday, I said I would start to upload videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until we’re caught up. I didn’t know how soon I would start Target’s 12 Days of Beauty Faves calendar. It’s today! I’m planning on making a short video for each of the 12 days.

I’m a little obsessed with the videos. My apologies for the lighting and ucky coloring in the background. Bad combination.

Also, I checked Target’s site again and they marked the calendar down to $14.99. So the price has been bouncing around. Did you like the product from Day 1? Do you think you’ll purchase this calendar?

Wishing you a cozy weekend!


p.s. I paid for this box with my own money, and my opinions are my own(especially the dorky ones.)

How am I supposed to follow that?!

Okay- great job, Josh! Thanks for helping us with yesterday’s unboxing video!

I realized that I’m a little behind in uploading videos today. Perhaps I’ve gotten a tad carried away with the videos. No. That’s not possible. So, I’m going to try to put them out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until we’re caught up! I know this is intense. Some might even say extreme, but I think we can do it!

It’s a little hard to follow the rare male unboxing video- so just bear with me. I’ll be uploading my Ipsy unboxing video tomorrow. My very first Ipsy bag. Sigh. 🙂

Because I’m cheap, I mean frugal, I purchased a Target Advent calendar after Christmas at half the price.


My plan is to make a short video(around 3 minutes) for each of the 12 days of Beauty Faves on this calendar. I may just put a link to each video here instead of actually posting it here- I haven’t decided yet. Interesting little tidbit: I checked Target’s site and the calendar is back to the original price of $24.99! What?! Maybe it’s just some sort of error…

Thanks to everyone that took a look at the Target Men’s Unboxing!



Baby, it’s cold outside

Apparently I don’t post fast enough. Ahem. Yes, I’ve already been delinquent in blogging. Whoops! My niece is helping me write this right now. Which is quite responsible of her, given that today is only her 2nd birthday.


It’s cold outside. Which, if you’ve noticed, is because it’s winter in the US. And which also means that it’s super duper cold in NY and ME, where SAJ and I live. Yes, SAJ resides up there with all of the moose. Down here, where it’s warmer in NY (I say somewhat sarcastically), it’s like 32* today. Which is better than it was the other day, when the high was 6*. Woot woot!

But winter in the US also means it’s  the holiday season! Yay! Both SAJ and I have birthdays during the holiday season, which makes it extra special. I mean, who wouldn’t want to celebrate us? We’re awesome! I digress. The holidays are my favorite time of year. It’s not just getting birthday and Christmas presents, but getting to see my family and hanging out at home are fabulous too.

And I love me some Christmas movies — I basically gorge myself on Christmas movies starting at Thanksgiving. Hallmark, Freeform and Lifetime movies are my friend! My all time favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which is a total classic. I love it so much that I wanted to name one of my kids after Zuzu, of “Zuzu’s Petals” fame.


I also love getting presents, naturally, and I’m hoping to get some beauty/makeup stuff under the tree this year. I know I’m getting some ColourPop and Ulta gifties… because I bought them for myself. 🙂

So, what are you hoping to see under your Christmas/Festivus/Hannukah tree/bush?

Love, Beks

UNBOXING! Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

Alright! Will there be makeup? There’s only one way to find out.:)  Here is the video (that I promised you yesterday) which took forever to upload, because for some of us there is a steep learning curve all.the.time. And you can’t do it all at once when your little one is trying to feed the dogs all of your Ritz crackers.

I hope you like it! I’ll have another video to upload in the next few days- the Amazon Luxury Beauty Box. Interested? I was!

More to come!