Recap

Weekly Recap; Feb 5th – Feb 17th

I’m actually writing this on Saturday and OMFGGGGGGGGG.

Whoever THE FUCK lives upstairs spent fuckin 1157pm to 3 fuckin am waking me up, saying “yeahh whoooo” and sounding like they were throwing chairs or some shit.

I even slept with EAR PLUGS and MUSIC ON.

I just don’t flipping understand, I seriously don’t.

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Review

Lip Smacker x Mickey & Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day set

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It seems every year there’s a special Limited Edition Lip Smacker Mickey & Minnie Mouse lip balm set for Valentine’s Day.

This year it featured Mickey in Marshmallow Hugs & Minnie Mouse in Sweet Candy Kisses.

I had the one from last year as well but I never opened/tried them and I didn’t blog about it, though I’m not sure why I didn’t.

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Minnie has a cute Strawberry themed looking bow between her ears and Mickey is sporting a red heart on his right ear. But that’s not all!

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CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW CUTE THEIR LITTLE MOUSE BUTTS ARE?!

I loved the design they were dressed in and their little tails made it even better! I don’t know,  I guess I just assumed it was just the front face part that was designed.

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I’m gonna start with my favorite former boss, Mickey.

The thing I’ve never been a fan of when it came to these TsumTsum lip balms is that they’re so dang head heavy! And how small of product you actually get (granted I’ve never actually finished one of these, but still, roll with it) compared to the size of their cute huge heads!

When I first tried these two out I concluded that Mickey tasted like Magic Kingdom.

The scent and the taste of this lip balm reminded me of a really pretty sunny day walking across Main Street USA and eating my favorite Chocolate Marshmallow’s from The Confectionery. It’s that kind of taste/scent. I’d say that he had a pretty heavy spot on taste and scent of marshmallow with a really nice powdered vanilla flavor.

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When it came to Minnie, I felt like she tasted like EPCOT.

Like, if you were to take Flower & Garden Festival and wrap it up into one flavor, it would be this Minnie.

She had a really sweet fruity taste/scent to her. I could pick out Strawberries and Watermelon and a hint of what sort of reminded me of lollipops.

The only problem was as good as she tasted when first applied, as it faded it just started to taste/remind me of what a big huge sugary mess would smell like lol. I wasn’t a fan of what it would fade into.

The scent/taste and the moisture factor for both of these lip balms lasted a really good amount of time. I didn’t find myself reapplying it as much as other lip balms and it wasn’t at all drying as it did fade.

I really enjoyed trying these guys out. I collect almost anything TsumTsum and I have a number of these lip balms and I USE to review them. I don’t know why I stopped! I had so much fun putting this post together!

I’m curious to know what next years flavors are going to be!

Food

Arlington, TX: Royal Tea

I love Boba/Bubble Tea.

It took me a few years to figure out which ones were “safe” and a few more years for me to be brave enough to venture into new flavors and combinations.

And through out the almost 2 years Bubba and I have been together we’ve tried a number of new places in our area, I think this is the 6th one. And now I haven’t written about all of them — though I probably should.

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Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the menu but I came across this place while looking for Boba in a lightbulb, like the kinds you see all over Instagram from LA. And it turns out this place has a selection of Snow Ice and Eggette Sundae’s as well! I’ve never tried an Eggette but have always wanted to and I’ve tried Snow Ice about 3 times when I lived in NorCal but I don’t really remember much of it. Just that it was soft and refreshing.

I saw this place had a special Boba flavor and special heart shaped as well as pink colored Boba and Jellies for Valentine’s Day. The special flavor was a type of Rose and last time I tried that it turned out to taste more like perfume so I skipped it; instead I opted for the Strawberry Mango Lime Refresher with the heart shaped Jelly.

Bubba got his usual go to — Coconut Smoothie which is always so freakin refreshing no matter where we get it from. I just wish there was a jelly or something that would go well with it.

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It’s hard to see, but there really were heart shaped Jellies in my drink! They didn’t have any particular flavor and after the drink was almost finished they were harder to suck up through the straw. I ended up having to rip open the top part and scoop them out.

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This place also had a number of snacks that I’m really looking forward to trying! I got the Coconut Shrimp this time and it was amaaaazing! I don’t remember how much these were but they were much less than what you’d pay at a steakhouse, that’s for sure! And they were just as, if not better.

Looking forward to the next time we get to pop by here to try more of their snacks and drinks! There’s also a cute Ramen shop it’s attached to though I don’t remember the name now, but I’m also looking forward to trying that place out as well!

Royal Tea

4654 S Cooper St
Ste 340
Arlington, TX 76017
Instagram; @royaltea_usa

Recap

Weekly Recap; Feb 4th – Feb 10th

I find it a little crazy at how close Valentine’s Day actually is from today!

Bubba and I haven’t gotten on FFXIV to do the Valentine’s Day event (granted the mount you get sucks, but still this is the first holiday event since we’ve been together that we haven’t done) or taken Valentine’s Day photos!

Whomp!

I’ve tried posting as many Valentine’s Day themed posts as I can, some I haven’t even gotten around to yet and others are still recaps of 2017. I mayyyy post publish those… we’ll see. I mean after all it’s just a place to archive my year for me, right?

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Food, Review

Candy Review; Cherry Lovers Fruit Chews

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I literally thought these were jelly beans when I picked them up… even though they’re MUCH bigger than your average jelly bean and they’re heart shaped.

The thing that got me was that they’re made with REAL Cherry Juice! Also I’m a sucker for basically anything cherry flavored.

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There’s a ton of different flavors listed on the back and it’s sort of hard to tell which is which because at least 3 of them look exactly the same!

I know for a fact I’ve had Cherry Vanilla, Cherry Cola, Chocolate Cherry, and Wild Cherry. It does have the tart flavor of what real cherry juice would taste like and some of them have distinct tastes but the 3 plain reds that look alike sort of start to blend in together. Chocolate Cherry is not good at all. I don’t know how to explain it besides not good lol. Cherry Cola is probably my favorite one of the ones I’ve tried so far. Hunting down the other flavors is kind of hard because they start to all blend in together after awhile.

This was a fun thing to try and it does taste good but I’m not like in love with it or anything which I thought I would be!

Also, I sort of wish I had painted my nails prior to taking these photos lol, oh well!

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?

Food, Review

Candy Review; White Cheesecake M&M’s

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These I actually found last year (2017) and never got the chance to review them — I really hate when that happens.

M&M’s along with Oreo and Lay’s have been all over the let’s see what fucked up flavors we can create next! Hype train it seems like over the last few years. At first I was LIVING for these over the top crazy flavors but now… everything is kind of just starting to taste the same *insert shrugging emoji here*.

And that’s what sort of happened in this case!

When it comes to M&M’s there’s only so much flavor you can pack into a tiny dot of chocolate covered in very very delicate and light candy shell. Well I mean there’s A LOT you can pack into there (Cadbury Eggs anyone?) but it seems when it comes to M&M’s, it sort of just falls short.

Majority of their seasonal flavors I admit don’t even taste like what they’re suppose to taste like. It’s like you get this light hint but most of the time you’re still punched with the usual milk chocolate flavor.

White Cheesecake on the inside was white, so that’s a good start. But it didn’t at all taste like cheesecake. It tasted creamy and sweet but it to me just tasted like a slightly sweeter version of white chocolate. Which there’s nothing wrong with that — if you like white chocolate. But even as a person who loves white chocolate throwing a handful in your mouth to ‘see what happens’ isn’t a good idea. It’s like this artificial sweet overload!

While these pretty colored candies are fun to photograph, they weren’t that fun to eat.

Hello, Travel

Valentine’s Day at Disney World

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I wish I had taken more photos during this time of year all the years I lived in Florida/Disney World but to be honest I only got to go to the parks once the whole time I lived there and I didn’t even get to walk around or really do anything so yeah, that sucked. But I did manage to snap this photo of hearts on the castle, this was back in 2013 by the way.

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There was also a time when Candy Cauldron did customized apples, white chocolate with sprinkles were my fav. Last time I went there last April they said they didn’t do custom apples anymore. It was a sad sad day.

I don’t know what it is about seasonal sprinkles but they seriously make the treat that much more festive and enjoyable!

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Overall Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Fourth of July treats at Disney are probably my favorite time to see Goofy’s Candy Co at Disney Springs just bursting with colors and different treats of all kinds. I do love how around Valentine’s Day the Minnie apples and cake pop’s come out!

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The ones to the right were literally a pain to get a photo of because of the damn glare. But you can see the cutie cake pops next to the apples and I think those are better, personally.

I wish I could remember if we had Valentine’s Day themed treats when I worked at Candy Cauldron in 2011, but I honestly don’t remember at all. Working at a Disney candy shop though is a special kind of magic and if I’m being honest, my favorite kind of magic besides working in The Tree of Life and in Fantasyland.

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I’m also slightly obsessed with Minnie and kind of always have been — at least since I first worked at Disney in 2011. I love that she wears an oversized bow. I don’t know what it is about that but I just love it! And plus she’s always decked out in pink and the world girly describes her.

Sadly I didn’t get one of these apples the day I snapped this photo and I didn’t get to go back as often as I’d like to so I never got to grab one. I was a little hesitant to be honest, as much as I loved my apple sliced I didn’t want to mess up the prettyness of this apple and it’s not like I could be like, “hey can I take a couple hundred photos of this outside THEN can you slice it?!” okay they WOULD slice it if I had asked and if I had done that, I know I did it for other people. The request really is not that crazy.

Huh, I don’t know why I didn’t get one!

But next time I’m in the parks around this time of year I’ll MAKE SURE to grab one!

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And just in case you needed proof — here’s a photo of when I use to prop my hair up so I could pin a bow to it like Minnie does, I don’t know how I got my bangs to part so nicely that day or how the heck the Pixie Dust looks like highlights but I freakin love this photo!

I’m also one of those people who stop by Sir Mickey’s at Magic Kingdom or the Bibbity Boppity in World of Disney to get covered in Pixie Dust. It’s my happiness, what can I say? My first Disney College Program apartment literally had glitter everywhere. It was awesome.

Have you been to the Disney parks around this time of year? What’s your favorite thing to do or your favorite treat?