Ipsy was my first introduction into subscription boxes. I subscribed to it for over a year and absolutely loved it because most months focused on makeup products. I only ever had one issue with my bag and customer service was on point. I received an eyeshadow product that arrived broken. I sent an email to their customer support and was shipped a replacement right away, for free. At only $10/month ipsy is such a great value if you're looking to try out different makeup products and brands.
I love to grab a few nail polishes when Avon's having a sale on them. There's a good variety of colors and finishes. My only complaint is that the polishes chip very easily! I'm not sure how everyone else gets them to last days! Even with popular brands of base + top coat, the polish chips the next day. It's really disappointing, but I really like the colors, so I mostly use them for my toes where the polish doesn't chip :)
My family and I use this at the moment! My mother bought it because her skin was getting really dry and itchy and it really helped her. As for me, I don't use it as body lotion, but my hands get super dry after I wash them. Using just a small amount of this lotion moisturizes them really well, although it doesn't absorb quickly and leaves my hands feeling clammy for awhile.
Vanille Insense smells amazingly good! I received a sample of it in my November 2013 Birchbox and as soon as I smelled it I was in love. The vanilla is very evident for me, which is good because I really enjoy vanilla scents. What was weird, though, was that my aunt smelled it and to her it smelled of lemons (which must be the lime in it). Super weird, I didn't catch any lemony/limey citrusy scent in it. The staying power is Amazing with a capital A! I put it on my wrists and on my neck and it lasted all day, and I could even still smell it later on! That never happens with my body sprays. The big bottle of this stuff is really expensive, but on Sephora's website there's a deluxe mini duo of Vanille Insense and the Orange Sanguine one for only $18. :)
This is crazy, I know, but I've had my XBOX 360 for...eight (estimating) years or so and the only game I *own* is a Blockbuster rental of Viva Pinata only because I didn't return it on time and they charged me $20, hahaha. I've played many rented games on my Xbox, but the reason I never bought any games is because I couldn't justify shelling out $60 for a new video game constantly. My Xbox has been well-used as an entertainment system, though. I've used it constantly to stream movies and TV shows stored on my computer to my TV. I used to use it for Netflix when I had Xbox live. I think it's ridiculous that they make us be Live members in order to use that kind of stuff! Well, now that I own a Roku and use that for all of my streaming needs, my Xbox hasn't been turned on in ages. Maybe some day I'll actually buy a game!
If you like word games, you should check this out. I really enjoyed playing it when I did. I don't anymore, but that's because there's so many games to play and I can't possibly play them all (I get distracted easily)! Waiting for opponents to make their move can be frustrating, though.
Honestly, Windows 8 isn't that bad. I have Windows 7 on my PC and Windows 8 on my laptop. It was relatively easy to figure out, though I still prefer to run programs from the desktop like any other version of Windows instead of the "app" thing on the start (tile?) screen. To me, the tile screen is something more for a touch screen monitor or a tablet, both of which I don't own. It's pretty cool in it's own right. I love 7, and 8 is such a big change that I'd rather stick with what I'm familiar with since I use my PC more than my laptop. A+ for being creative, though, Microsoft! I think the next version of Windows will be better since 8 was so different, they'll be able to learn from it and adjust it for the next version.
Ok, guys, I LOVE The Sims 3. Seriously. It's my game! Even if I go for periods of time not playing it, I always come back and that's something that rarely happens with any other computer game I play. I can spend *all day* playing this game and not even be sick of it by the time I peel myself away from my computer to go to sleep (probably at like 5 AM due to playing the game all night). One of the reasons that I love this game is how there's so many ways to play! SimGod, builder, decorator, sim-creator, photographer, custom content/world builder. Even just actually playing with a Sim, there are a million things you could do. You can really customize your Sim, make any type of character, and mold their life into how you think they'd live it. It may be expensive, but the expansions really also add to the game. Even when Sims 4 comes out, I don't see myself dropping Sims 3 because there's still so much I haven't even experienced in the game (from expansion packs and stuff) and I've been playing it since it came out.
Really fun game and any Simpsons fan should check it out! It's really cool to be able to rebuild Springfield and with each new house or building new characters pop up. Love the 'missions' aspect of the game as well.
I used to play LOTRO and when I did, I was sucked into it! I'm one of those completionist players and I LOVE questing, so I was kind of obsessive about completing every quest in an area before moving on (even the Shire!) and there were a LOT of quests! It was really fun to play and to learn about the lore. One of the things I really liked about LOTRO is that you can complete challenges to earn points to use for purchasing new lands and quest packs. I have no idea if it's still that way now, but it was when I played. The main reason I stopped playing is because I got to a point in the game where I had to rely on other people in order to move on, and that is something I don't like at all! I'm shy even in games!