Day: August 15, 2013

Ipsy and Love with Food

Box month continues!  I got two today!

Love with Food- a box for the kind hearted.  You get a bunch of samples for $10-$12 and give a meal to the hungry for each box.  Here’s the video and breakdown.  I really liked this one.  Everything except for the praline looks good and the few things I tasted were very yummy.

Love with food box
Love with food box


Love with Food
1.25 Cranberries, sesame seeds and honey
0.58 POPS chips
2.49 pralines
1.99 snappeas
1.28 mints
1 dizzy dust
1.65 salsa
1.25 waffel cookie
2 salsa coupon


Ipsy- Ipsy is the competition to birchbox and a lot of the people on youtube like it better but I haven’t been thrilled. I like birchbox much better.  First of all birchbox has their points system and they give you more samples, smaller but I like trying more things and then leaving my review on the birchbox website for points.

This month was particularly disappointing for ipsy.  The value was high but everything I tried seemed overpriced and there wasn’t much in the bag.  On the other hand its only $8 so one can hardly complain.  Still I give the win to birchbox.

ipsy box
ipsy box

Ipsy breakdown

2.99 lip balm
5.29 michael todd facial scrub
9 chella eye liner
9.99 MICA Shimmer
4 Pixi mascara



Urban Swim Outing

Today my friend Renee took the lead and set up what she called an ‘urban swim outing’.  We took trax downtown and swam at the Steiner Aquatic Center up by the U and then went food trucking for lunch.  It was delicious and fun.  I’m exhausted so here are some photos!  Thanks to my employer for giving me a half day off.

Love this photo of me!
My friend came up with this cute little lap counter. Push a bead over for every lap in a 50 meter pool and then flip it and do it again and you have a mile.
The crew! All made it in the camera
Kris, Renee and Kate
tacos chow truck
Chow truck. Yum! coconut-lemon grass chicken,
pineapple-ginger pork,
spicy beef, with cilantro-chile pesto
food trucks
Several food trucks were at Gallivan Plaza.