MOCK-YEAH-ING-YEAH-JAY-YEAH!

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[photo] SuperLux!

I saw Mockingjay pt.1 last night with Ginny. We opted to see it at the SuperLux [two weekends in a row for me!]. This year, we had our shit together and got to the theater super early. But the good thing about the Lux is you can reserve your own seats, so we were guaranteed a spot together and NOT IN THE VERY FRONT ROW! We were traumatized from last year, we went to the IMax and didn’t have enough time to get anything to eat or drink before the show. The ushers were like drill sergeants and wouldn’t let Todd keep our seats for us in the back, which is really stupid! What if we were in the bathroom? We’d come back to no seats! So we had to sit in the very front row. It was like trying to watch a tennis match on the ceiling. If it was a 3D movie, I would have been able to see up Peeta’s nose. I don’t get why they bother having seats that close, they should either get rid of the first few rows, or push the screen back.

Anyway, enough about last year! I tried to get us seats in the upper section, which is more expensive. But we could only get seats in the LuxLite area. The only seats they had open in SuperLux weren’t together, which is weird. Why would someone go to the Lux theater alone?!  Anyway, LuxLite is pretty much the same, except you have to actually get up if you want the waitstaff to come during the movie. The menu is also a little different and the seats don’t full recline. Whatever, we still were able to find some good things on the menu and the seats are very cozy. They also had signature Mockingjay drinks, which we did not partake in. Neither of us were in the mood to drink, lol. I guess we’re old. 

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REALLY GOOD CROUTONS AND WEEKEND ADVENTURES!

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[photo] Our Anniversary!

Andy I celebrated our anniversary this weekend by going out and having an awesome steak dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. I got the filet and had Andy had the NY Strip Steak. Both were really good! I must say, we both really loved the croutons in the Caesar salad too, and neither of us are huge crouton fans. We shared some mashed potatoes and asparagus as our sides. We decided to take an Uber black car to the restaurant because WE BALLAHS (sometimes)!

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The restaurant itself is in a cool location. They are inside the old city hall, so the entrance is set back and is really pretty! The restaurant has about 6 dining rooms throughout. We started in the bar and lounge area and had a few drinks while waiting for our table to be ready. When it was ready, we were escorted to one of the conference rooms in the lower level. It was nice and intimate. Our steaks arrived on a 500F plates. Andy kept threatening to touch his plate, I advised against this. It’s part of how the restaurant prepares the steaks. They are broiled and then served on the extremely hot plates. But the steaks still came out cooked the way we wanted, which was cool! They are also only prepared with salt, pepper, and butter. Trust me, the steaks still taste great. Then again, I don’t usually use steak sauces anyhow. 

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I bought a new dress for the occasion, it is green and sequined. I also got around to wearing my really cute gray oxford heels. They were very comfortable and didn’t want to chop my feet off at the end of the night. I’ll consider that a huge win! 

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Yesterday I got up bright and early to pick up the beer I special ordered from the Craft Beer Cellar. I’ve been wanting to try Shipyard GingerBreadHead for a while now. I must say, it’s pretty good! It’s sorta like drinking a cookie, haha! Later that day we went to the 9th annual Friendsgiving party. The food was really good (as usual) and it’s a potluck. Andy and I brought some dessert cookies from a local bakery.

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It was really great to catch up with everyone! We got to meet Noah (Katie’s baby), and Jen’s puppy. It was so great to catch up! We agreed to make time to see each other more than once a year, haha! 

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NEW MAKEUP BY ONE DIRECTION KITS! #BrandBacker #MarkWins #MakeupByOneDirection


I’m happy to announce that (once again), I was selected by BrandBacker and Markwins to try the new Makeup by One Direction Kits! I got lots of cool things to try this time, and can’t wait to tell you about them. I recieved Electro Glam Mascara, Liquilights Glow Gloss, and Rock Me Nail Kit. I wish I had a black light though, as these products are blacklight reactant, which is so cool! Another good thing is that they are affordable prices!
ELECTRO GLAM MASCARA
The mascara is limited edition and comes in a trio of very bold colors for hair or lashes. The colors are very pigmented and buildable. You can apply in coats to your lashes, or swipe on small sections of you hair for instant electric highlights.

As mentioned, the mascara comes in three easy to apply colors, Why don’t we go there (blue), Does he know? (hot pink), and Story of my life (canary yellow). All colors can be used on hair or lashes. Personally, I would select one or the other, as putting mascara in my hair and then on my eyes doesn’t sound like a great idea. This was fine with me as I personally like the pink and yellow for hair. I tried the blue on my lashes and it is hands down the best colored mascara I’ve tried. It really coats the lashes!

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LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS
The gloss is very sparkily, which I love! It comes in three colors Through the Dark (Red), Kiss You (Orange), and Taken (Pink). It’s UV light reactant, so it changes colors. My teenage inner-self really loves this feature!

Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken – Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

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ROCK ME NAIL KIT
I tried the nail kit the other night and like the results! The solid colors do require several coats, but they look really nice with the glitter! Even better, the nail colors are also UV-reactive! Word of advice, open the glitter container first. I started painting my nails and couldn’t open the glitter pots without smudging, so I used the glitter top coat over the blue. I got three nail colors and three glitter pots. The colors are, Happily (UV iced blue glitter),
Moments (UV neon pink), and Diana (UV 3D holographic). The glitters are, Kicks (UV snow cone blue), Not afraid (UV electrified pink glitter), and Star (UV holo glitter).

ROCK ME NAIL KIT, featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night.
Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

WHERE TO BUY:
Makeup by One Direction will hit the follow stores November 15th!
Macy’s
Dillards
Boscov’s
Stage Stores
Beauty Brands
Lord & Taylor

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection

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I FEEL LIKE STEAK TONIGHT, STEAK TONIGHT!

Today is my 11th anniversary with Andy (what what?!). That is a very long time! Hopefully someday before the dinosaurs come back and murder us we will get married. But till then, we will continue to celebrate our anniversary on 11/21. I’m excited to finally go to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse! I figure if it’s good enough for the Kardashian’s, it’s good enough for me. Yeah, don’t tell Andy about the Kardashian’s, otherwise he may not agree to eating at Ruth’s Chris. 

Things that involve food always excite me, so I’m already looking at the menu. But I’m not totally sure what to get. So I’ll look around the restaurant and ogle what other people are eating. I’m sure nobody will mind a sequined girl teetering around in heels sniffing around their dinner. Right?! Besides that, we might head out for drinks in the area afterward. High fives for anniversaries and yummy dinners!

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ROPA VIEJA OVER SAFFRON YELLOW RICE #HelloFresh

DinnerAndy made the last Hello Fresh delivery this week [see end of post for HelloFresh details].  Anyway, he made Ropa Vieja over Saffron Yellow Rice, and it was really good! I don’t have any tips or tricks on this one, as the only thing I did was eat it. haha! But I think I did a pretty good job of eating and enjoying a meal I didn’t have to cook. Trvia222

I guess since I don’t have much else to say about dinner, we can talk about how we won trivia last night. This time it was also by a technicality. We got second place, but the first place team had more than six people. So rules state that we win! I think we might be looking for a new trivia place soon though. It seems the pub we go to has secretly gone under new management. We noticed last week the waitstaff completely changed and they no longer offered 1/2 price burgers and the food wasn’t as good. No big deal, except this week they brought out a new menu. At first we didn’t like the new menu because the prices went up. But we all agree the food was actually really good! But then when we won trivia, nobody seemed to realize that first place is supposed to get $25 off the bill. 

So when we told the waitress we got first place, the manager came to our table a few minutes later and gave us some Miller Lite buckets, old 2014 Red Sox schedules, pens, and Miller Lite magnets. Since the prize is technically at the discretion of the restaurant, we courteously accepted our strange prizes. But I guess Brian wasn’t having it, especially since nobody said they weren’t giving out the same prizes anymore. So he complained to the manager and we got our $25 off the bill. This really didn’t amount to much, since there were five of us, but I guess it was the principle of the matter. 

 

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HelloFresh is a dinner box service. Each week they create new recipes to pick from and they send the recipes and ingredients right to your door. So you can cook your own meals without having to make a trip to the grocery store. You can skip weeks if you like too! I find the recipes are really easy to follow, but definitely involve some prep time. But it’s great way to get more comfortable in the kitchen and get cooking! If you’re interested in checking them out, use my referral code below to get $20 off your first order. Don’t worry, they have options for vegetarians as well! 

I purchased the HelloFresh dinner kit on my own. All opinions are my own. To help me get referral points, please use my code! Save 20$ on your first order with my code QFJ5CE at www.hellofresh.com

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LEMONY SOLE WITH OVEN-ROASTED POTATOES & ARTICHOKES…and a bloody lemon #HelloFresh

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[Photo] food!

I made my second meal from my latest Hello fresh delivery this week.  For those that don’t know, HelloFresh is a dinner box service. Each week they create new recipes to pick from and they send the recipes and ingredients right to your door. So you can cook your own meals without having to make a trip to the grocery store. You can skip weeks if you like too! I find the recipes are really easy to follow, but definitely involve some prep time. But it’s great way to get more comfortable in the kitchen and get cooking! If you’re interested in checking them out, use my referral code at the bottom of this post to save $20 off your first order. Don’t worry, they have options for vegetarians as well! Anyway, we made Lemony Sole with Oven-Roasted Potatoes & Artichokes.

I decided to take this dish on alone for selfish reasons. I was hungry and didn’t feel like waiting for Andy to wake up from a nap. This took me about an hour and a half from start to finish. YIKES! I probably should have just woken Andy up. Anyway, we didn’t add the lemon zest because I accidentally cut my hand and the lemon got a little blood on it, YUCK! But now I know in the future just zest a lemon with a grater, it’s a million times easier and I probably won’t cut myself [hopefully]. I also had a hard time flipping the fish filet in the pan, they were too delicate and broke apart. So my pictures aren’t very pretty. Aside from that, the food was darn good! 

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I purchased the HelloFresh dinner kit on my own. All opinions are my own. To help me get referral points, please use my code! Save 20$ on your first order with my code QFJ5CE at www.hellofresh.com

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NOVEMEBER IPSY BAG: GIRL MEETS GLITTER

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I got my November Ipsy Bag and I love it! This month I got Be A Bombshell Eye Shadow Base,  clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Exfoliant Powder, Marc Anthony Moroccan Argan Oil Volume Shine Hair Spray,  Nicole by OPI Nail Polish, and Temptu S/B Highlighter.

I’ve used all the products except for the nail polish. I also love the glittery bag it came in! Unfortunately, it’s too small to fit all my purse junk in it. BOO! Anyway, the eye shadow base works pretty nicely. I tried it over the weekend with my new Mark. Eye Dream of Glam eye shadow palette [sorry, shameless plug!]. I like that it comes in various colors, so I may need to get a few more.

I’m actually running low on my Lush Sea Salt Face Scrub, so I used the Sea Salt Powder and it works pretty great! I like that you can use your regular cleanser with it. I’ll definitely keep using it until my new Lush order comes in next week. Then I’ll keep it handy for when I travel.

Since I went to get my hair done over the weekend, I decided to curl my hair Saturday. The hairspray really helped keep my curl and I like that it uses argan oil. The highlighter works pretty well too. I just wish the sample was larger! It leaves a pretty pearl-like glow over your makeup. I suppose you can also use it on bare skin after you’ve moisturized as well. 

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I purchased the Ipsy subscription on my own. All opinions are my own.

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