Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Diagon Alley is finally open!

It has been in the works for years and today The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley is finally open to the public. Ever since they announced the new expansion at Universal Studios Orlando the eleven year old in me was super excited. Universal did a good job with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade that I knew they would do a fantastic job with Diagon Alley. Let me tell you that they did. The area looks absolutely fantastic and it really feels like you are actually immersed in the Wizarding World, no stone was left un-turned and no detail was left out. 

I was able to visit Diagon Alley before it was opened to the public because I work at Universal Studios. From the moment that I stepped in I was speechless, like I said they did a fantastic job. Now I wont revel anything about the area because I want you all to experience it for yourselves but I will tell you that everything is exquisit. The food is just fantastic, the merchandise makes you want to buy out the whole shop and the rides are amazing. When I went only Hogwarts Express was open for us but that is ok because I want to feel like one of the guest when I get to experience Gringotts, I did get to walk through the queue though and it was just wow.

I can't wait to visit Diagon Alley again when the crowd dies down just a bit.

If you are visiting Orlando I definitely recommend visiting Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure to head to the Wizarding World and their many other attractions you will be glad you did. Oh and if you are heading to the Wizarding World don't forget your wands wizards and witches!

*These are my personal views and are in NO way affiliated with Universal Studios

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Weeki Wachee

Two weekends ago I was able to cross off something from my summer bucket list. I went to Weeki Wachee with a few of my family members and some Girl Scout girls and we swam in the spring water. It was fantastic especially because summer is in full force here in Florida and the spring water was nice and cool, cold at first but cool. After being there I'm already planning my next trip to another springs in Florida called Wekiva. 

When I wasn't swimming I roamed around and walked a few trails finding a cute little waterfall and a story about a mermaid that lives in Weeki Wachee. For those of you who don't know Weeki Wachee it's most famous not only for the spring but for the mermaids that they have there it is reall cool. It's also a great place to go canoeing/kayaking because it is so peaceful along the river. If you don't have a canoe/kayak or don't the the funds to rent one just yet it's ok because you can take this little boat tour down the river like I did and it is just as great. Even though I took the boat tour I really want to go back and go down the river on my own because the boat only went so far and I would love to go farther. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

June BeautyBox 5

Now I know I am a little late with June's beauty box 5 but I've been busy working. This month's beauty box 5 is all about being summer chic, and lets face it who wouldn't want to be chic this summer I know I do. Whether you want to channel Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe this summer this box has a some things to help you out. I can definitely see both styles in this box but I see more of Marilyn's in it than Audrey and that's ok with me. Here's what was inside:

Nicka K New York Nail Color NY139 Ripe Apple ($4.99): The photo above does not give this nail color any justice. The nail color is this beautiful deep red color that reminds me of a candy apple. This color is absolutely something that I would be sporting over the summer if it wasn't for the fact that my job only allows "natural" looking colors and nothing that stands out. 

Glam Natural Mascara ($28): This mascara is perfect for someone that has sensitive eyes. This vegan formula is gluten-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic. I haven't tried this out just yet but I'm sure I will love it just as much as I love the eyeliner I received in last month's beauty box. 

Eslor Herbal Soothing Gel ($42) & Soothing Cream ($65): The gel is supposed to moisturizes your face as it comforts dry, irritated skin with aloe vera and botanical extract. The cream is an anti-aging moisturizer for both day and night. Both are paraben-free. Now I haven't tried these out yet either because they are both little foil sample size packs so I am saving them for when I travel since they are easier to carry but since I just realized I have no plans to travel any where this summer I guess I should try them one of these days.

Sedona Lace Synthetic Blender Brush - EB13 ($8.95): Now I am not a big make-up person so I have no idea how to review a make-up brush. What I can tell you is that this brush is super soft. This brush will probably only be used on those rare days I decide to wear eye-shadow. 

Design Essentials Natural Curling Enhancing Mousse ($15.99): It has taken a while for me to realize the beauty of my natural curls and it is only been recently that I have decided to look for natural products to use for my hair. With that being said when I opened the box and saw this inside I was definitely excited. It left my curls soft and it wasn't that frizzy (no matter what I put in my hair it always turns out frizzy thanks to Florida's humidity). 

This month's box also came with coupon cards to give out to friends and/or family members so that they can either receive a free introductory box or $12 off the quarterly/yearly subscription. The code is FREE614 if you want to use the code you need to hurry because it expires on June 30th. I am still pleased with this subscription box and can't wait to see what next month brings. Do you get the Beauty Box 5? If so what came in your box?