Hi Ladies! I am back from my wilderness trip. Fully rested in my mind and soul, and thoroughly tired out in my muscles and body from all the fresh air and activities we did. It was amazing. I thought I would share a few pictures of my trip, plus just one of the goodies that was waiting on my doorstep when I got home….making coming back that much easier (other than missing modern technology and all my lovely blogger/twitter friends and awesome readers).
The roads were so windy and rolling. I loved the drive, albeit a long one! At least the view was stunning!
The pretty changing leaves against the ones that were still green was so captivating to me. I snapped several photos with the same contrast. Anyone who thinks you need to go to Vermont to see beautiful color has never been to the Midwest in early October
Of course, all of the dogs couldn’t wait to swim. Note the crystal clear water. We used this spring fed water to bathe in and my hair has never been softer. I want to import this water to my house.
This Loon kept following us around. It was so cute. It swam back and forth underneath our raft. I feel like it was taunting the dogs, daring them to try and chase it. The loons calls during the day and at dusk were so chilling and haunting, yet serene at the same time. It was probably one of my favorite parts of the trip. Google Loon calls if you have never heard one. They have several different calls and all are equally lovely.
Again, the contrast is what struck me here. Simple mug against green moss (of which there was plenty around).
Brinkley decided to try climbing out on this log….
…and quickly fell off. Luckily, the sandy bottom was gentle on his paws. Of course, being the stubborn boy he is, he promptly decided to try climbing on the log again.
I look forward to this SO much. Plain marshmallows do nothing for me. But roast them over a fire and I’m a total addict. I consumed more than my fair share. xD
It’s views like this that make me never want to leave a place. It made taking a break from everything that much more special and worth it.
This is quite possibly my favorite photo of the trip. I already have a frame that this picture is going in. The water was like glass, making such cool reflections. It looked particularly beautiful at dusk *cue loons calling*
On to the special treat and giveaway. I went ahead and ordered MAC’s MSF in Lightscapade after hearing so much about this ethereal glowing highlighter. Once I found out it was being repromoted in the MAC Fall Colour Collection (out this week) I knew I wanted to test it out. It didn’t disappoint.
It’s so hard to capture the different reflects in this MSF. But, suffice it to say that my version (all are different due to the unique veining) shines peach, pink, gold and opal/iridescent.
In this picture you can kind of see the pink and gold flashes. It depends on which angle you view and the lighting. What I really like about this MSF compared to others is that it isn’t frosty. It isn’t chunky or gritty. It is smooth and silky and adds a gorgeous glow. I could see this being a great winter highlighter too.
AND, because I always want to give back to you lovely ladies, one of you lucky gals is going to win one too! It hasn’t arrived yet, but when it does I will add the picture of the veining you will be receiving. I wanted to get this post up ASAP because it looks like the collection went live online tonight.
- Contest is open internationally
- Contest starts Sunday Sept. 25th, 2011 and ends on Oct. 1st, 2011 at Midnight CST.
- You must be a follower on Google Friend Connect
- You must leave a comment on this post telling me what MAC item you wish MAC would bring back permanently. It can be anything! (comments without this answer will be disqualified)
- Please leave your GFC name and use an email address that I can contact you at if you win.
- “Like” Bloomin’ Beauty Blog on Facebook and leave a comment on the wall letting me know what your favorite makeup item for fall is.
- Follow me on Twitter @BloominBeauty5 and RT the following “Follow @BloominBeauty5 and RT to win a MAC MSF in Lightscapade http://tinyurl.com/64y9ejz!”
I loved being away, but I also loved coming back. A good time was had by all, and I can’t wait to do it again soon. And again, thanks for making blogging so much fun ladies!
This Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to lovely Canadian blogger Arianne of Glitter Geek! I use random.org for my giveaways at present. You don’t have to be a blogger to win. Thanks to everyone who entered!