Quick backstory: I grew up loving MAC Cosmetics. I remember being in middle school and saving all of my babysitting money up, just to go to the mall on weekends and buy a new MAC lipglass or lipstick šŸ˜‚ They were the first high-end brand that I knew of when I was just a pre-teen, and continue to love the brand to this day.

I recently received a package from MAC containing their most popular lip products. (I basically now own an entire MAC counter now.) While I normally sway towards more neutral and nude shades, I wanted to challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone and venture into the world of bright lips for the summer.

My Must-Have MAC Lip Products for Summer

Lipsticks

MAC lipsticks are truly my favorite in the industry. They are pigmented, feel creamy on the lips, and come in the best colors/hues. I also love the different finishes of their lipsticks. My first favorite

My first favorite lipstick is Heroine (see below.) Heroine is a bright purple color with a matte finish. I love the unexpectedness of this color and I think that it could look gorgeous in the summer with a tan.

*Tip: Scared of bold/unusual lip colors? Try dabbing just a bit of the lipstick in the center of your lips + blending it out with your finger. It will give you a more muted, stained type of look!*

MAC-Cosmetics

My next favorite lipstick is M.A.C. Red. I honestly do not know how I didn’t already have this color in my collection…but I’m kicking myself for not getting it sooner. It really is a true, bold red that looks good on a variety of skin tones. And, red lipstick always makes your teeth look whiter, which doesn’t hurt šŸ‘šŸ¼

MAC-Cosmetics

And because I couldn’t help it and I’m a creature of habit, I had to include a nude color in my favorite picks for summer. There’s really nothing more classic in my eyes than a nude lip + big, bold lashes for a night out on the town. My neutral lipstick pick for the summer is MAC’s “Yash.”

MAC-Cosmetics

Liquid Lipcolors

MAC has a great line of lip products that are “liquid lipcolors”, basically liquid lipsticks. I love wearing these when I want my lip color to last long throughout the night, without having to worry if it budged/moved around. (Nothing is worse than going to the bathroom to see your lipstick has been feathering/bleeding all night.)

My 3 favorite liquid lipcolors for the summer are “Back in Vogue”, “Burnt Spice”, and “Fashion Legacy.” You can see them all below (listed from left to right.)

MAC-Cosmetics

Side note: How gorgeous is MAC’s packaging?! I love the sleekness of it and how simple it is.

Lipglass’

MAC’s lipglosses are classes lipglasses…basically, because they look like glass when on the lips. It’s hard to find a lipgloss out there that is shinier than MAC’s formula. And trust me on that, because I’ve been a lipgloss lover for years now šŸ˜‚

My MAC lipglass picks for the summer are on the more coral-pinky side of things. I think coral is the perfect summer shade to wear during day or night, and MAC’s “Pink Lemonade” lipglass is a great shade (pictured in the middle below.)

My other two lipglass favorites for summer are MAC’s “Candy Box” and “Pink Nouveau.” (Candy Box is the bottom-most lipglass below, and Pink Nouveau is on top.)

MAC-Cosmetics

MAC-Cosmetics

What is your go-to MAC shade for summer? Are you a neutral girl like me, or do you like more bold and daring colors? Let me know!

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*I did receive these products as a gift from MAC Cosmetics. All opinions are my own and honest.*

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Subscription boxes have become all the rage in the past couple of years. There are so many to choose from, and a lot of them are underwhelming (to be honest.) However, I recently stumbled upon Ellie, a “not so regular” subscription box. I’m in love with the company + what they do!

Make Working Out Fun Again with Ellie

What is Ellie?

Ellie is a subscription service that sends you monthly packages full of workout clothing + gear (5 items.) However, it’s not like your average subscription service in a multitude of ways. Each Ellie box usually has a theme or color scheme, which makes it fun and exciting every month.

What makes Ellie different?

Ellie is unlike any other subscription boxes because they actually let you PREVIEW the box being sent out for the month before you decided to buy. You have 3 days to preview a box before it ships out. So…if you don’t like what you see, you can opt out for the month and “skip” the box without having to pay for it.

Ellie’s July Box

I receivedĀ Ellie’s July “Perfect Summer” box, and I was so impressed! Ellie has the cutest packaging and sends out awesome quality products. I couldn’t believe the box retails through Ellie for only $49.95.

Ellie Subscription Box

The July box came with the following:

  • Super cute space-dyeĀ capris
  • A matching seamless space-dyeĀ crop top
  • An open mesh backĀ tank
  • AnĀ ab roller
  • AĀ chilling towel

Ellie Subscription Box

Ellie Subscription Box

 

All for just $49.95! I truly feel that subscribing to just 3-4 months of Ellie would get you set up with a brand-new workout wardrobe.

Interested in Ellie?

If you are interested in signing up for this awesome workout subscription service, click HERE or go to www.ellie.com

And, if you sign up for the 3-month box, you get your 1st month half off! That ends up saving you $25…how awesome?!


*This post is sponsored. However, all opinions are my own and honest.*

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Summer is upon us and school is out! When I was done with classes, I decided to head back home to Ohio to spend time with my family and friends.

While I was home, I decided to go to Cedar Point with my sister (Hannah) and her boyfriend (Max.) I have been to Cedar Point before, but not in quite a few years. The park features everything from 17 world-class roller coasters to three areas filled with rides for kids and families, making it the ultimate destination for fun.

The trip to Cedar Point was an absolute BLAST and IĀ can’t wait to share my experience and pictures with you all!

Making Summer Memories at Cedar Point

My sister, Max, and I drove up to Cedar Point on a Saturday evening. Luckily, Cedar Point is only about an hour and a half away from where I live in Ohio, so the drive wasn’t too bad!

Cedar Point

Once we got to the Cedar Point area, we checked into our hotel (Cedar Point’s Express Hotel) and went out to dinner at a shoreside tavern. The area that Cedar Point is in is so cute and feels like a true getaway because of all the water surrounding it.

We decided to get to bed early to prepare for the big day of rollercoasters ahead of us.

*I highly recommend the Cedar Point Express Hotel. Staying at the hotel was so convenient because it is just a short ride away from the park itself, and you also get to enter Cedar Point an hour early when you stay at the resort!*

Our Cedar Point Trip

Since we stayed at the Cedar Point hotel, we were allowed to enter Cedar Point one hour early before the public. This was AMAZING and allowed us to ride the main attractions before the long lines came.

Cedar Point

We decided to ride Millenium Force as the first ride of the day (go big or go home, right?!) Millenium Force was one of my favoriteĀ rides and is so much fun.

The picture below is not of the Millenium Force, but of the Top Thrill Dragster. I know, it looks terrifying. Although I didn’t ride Top Thrill this time around, I have in the past and it is absolutely thrilling.

Cedar Point

Another one of my favorite roller coasters that we rode during our trip was The Gatekeeper, which is pictured below. I rode this ride with my sister and we screamed our heads off the whole time šŸ˜‚Ā I love roller coasters but I definitelyĀ scream like a baby when I’m on them.

Cedar Point

We stopped in betweenĀ roller coaster rides to get food and refreshments at places around the park. There are lots of differentĀ places to eat at throughout the park, but we chose to eat at Chickie & Pete’s.

*I recommend bringing a water bottle with you that you can refill throughout the day…the day we visited Cedar Point was EXTREMELY hot!*

Cedar Point

Overall, our Cedar Point trip was amazing and we had so much fun. Nothing beats a day at the park with your family/friends ā¤ļøĀ Thank you so much to Cedar Point for working with me and letting us enjoy the park this summer!

Are you interested in visitingĀ Cedar Point? Check out their website here, where you can purchase tickets for the park and more!


*This post was sponsored by Cedar Fair. However, all opinions are my own and honest.*

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Something you may not know about me by reading this blog is that I love Disney/Disney movies/Disneyland. Like most everyone else, I was raised watching Disney movies. I love everything Disney, and I still get excited when new movies come out šŸ˜‚

That’s why I was so excited when I was invited to see Disney’s ALADDIN at the Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago. Did you know that over 3 million people have seen ALADDIN worldwide?!

I’veĀ seen other musicals before, but never ALADDIN. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies, so I couldn’t wait to see it come to life on stage.

My Experience Seeing Disney’s ALADDIN in Chicago

Seeing ALADDIN on stage was absolutely amazing. The entire musical blew me out of the water.

I invited my friend to come see the show with me, and we both left the theater stunned with the production.

Some of my favorite parts about the show:

  • The costumes. were. unreal. Every single character had multiple stunning costumes that really made the show special. I loved Genie’s costumes the best! (see pictures below) Did you know that there are 8,644 Swarovski rhinestones on each man’s gold finale costume in the song “Friend Like Me?”

  • Added songs that were easy to fall in love with. The production had all 5 of the original ALADDIN songs in it, too. I thought the songs were catchy, fun, and really added something to the experience.

  • The set design and attention to detail in the show was amazing. I was worried that they might mess up one of my all-time favoriteĀ Disney songs (A Whole New World), but the cast killed it, and the magic carpet ride was, well, magical. You’ll have to see the show to know what I’m talking about šŸ˜‰

Before the show, I was invited to attend a reception with a friend and mingle with other bloggers. I loved meeting new people, and even got to see a familiar face (Hi, Natalie!)

The theater had a special drink for the occasion called “Three Wishes” which was very appropriate and tasty.

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Tour Photos

Obviously, I wasn’t allowed to take any photos or videos during the production. I do have some tour photos to share with you all, though!

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Tickets are on sale now!

Interested in seeing ALADDIN? Get 25% off with purchase of 4 or more tickets when you use the code 3JASMINE

This code is valid on Tuesday, Wednesday (matinee + evening), Thursday, Friday and Sunday evening performances July 5 through August 6.Ā 

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN


*This post is sponsored. However, all opinions are my own and honest. Thank you to Disney’s ALADDIN for allowing me to experience the magic of ALADDIN with you!*

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