Thursday, February 1, 2018

Drinking on a Disney Cruise and How to SAVE MONEY while doing so!


One of my favorite things about going on a Disney Cruise, is the environment.  Yes, it involves all of the Disney magic that we all cherish so much, but it tends to attract a certain crowd of people.   I find this is one of the things that makes the Disney Cruise Line stand out!   While on some other cruise lines, you tend to attract a party type atmosphere with a lot of drinking and drunken spectacles, you just dont see that on these ships typically.   Last year, I went on my first Disney Cruise for my honeymoon, and we totally utilized most of the adult only areas and were hardly around kids (SERIOUSLY!) and yet we never really witnessed any of this!  I have heard stories of other cruise lines with people just being overly drunk, hairy chest contests, wet shirt contests with a twist, and just all kinds of craziness, that I myself, dont care to be around.   That being said, as an adult, it is still nice to indulge in some drinking on your cruise!   And surprisingly enough, Disney Cruise Line offers a lot of perks for this too!!!!!!!!!!!



DRINK OF THE DAY
This was by far my favorite part of drinking on the DCL (Disney Cruise Line)!    Every morning, you will get your Navigator (a newsletter with all the happenings of the days).   It is not super noticeable (at least I didn't think it was), but listed on there is a DRINK OF THE DAY every day!!!    Those drinks will ONLY cost you $4.75 plus tax and gratuity which comes to about $5.50!  I dont know about you, but I cant get a cocktail for that price on the mainland!  
Some examples of these are:
  • Bahama Mama
  • Bay Breeze
  • Caribbean Dream
  • Castaway Cay Breeze
  • Cool Breeze
  • High Tide
  • Key Lime Margarita
  • Mai Tai
  • Malibu Bay Breeze
  • Orange Cruiser
  • Oran-gita
  • Paradise Cocktail
  • Paradise Punch
  • Pineapple Mojito
  • Rum Runner
  • Stinger
  • Stingray
  • Sunken Treasure
  • Yellow Bird

A lot of times the drink of the day will depend on where you are on your cruising journey!  If you don't see it in the navigator, some of the bars will have signs out, but not all of them.   Even if you do not see it posted, ask for the drink of the day!    It is a well kept secret many people do not even realize!   And they offer non-alcoholic versions for a cheaper price!  


TWO FOR ONE DRINK SPECIALS
There is always a happy hour on the DCL!    When you are lounging on the ship, you will see servers coming around to take your drink order.  They sometimes will offer you a 2 for 1 special, but I am told if they do not, JUST ASK!   This two will only be for a set drink each day.  But I know people who got two mai tais for just $5.50!  This same special is often available on Castaway Cay too, but not until later in the afternoon.  Usually, there it is for a variety of drinks.  I have heard the Pina Colada is amazing there!




THE BEER MUG
If you love beer, there is a deal for you too!  For $16.95 you can buy a 22 oz DCL beer mug.  For the duration of the trip, you can refill it for the price of a 16oz.   The mug is pretty heavy, so the bars will give you a token when you are done and you can turn the token in next time you are ready for another and exchange it for a mug full again, then at the end of the cruise, you can turn the token in for a clean mug to take home!  Various draft beer is available at various locations. 



WINE AND DINE PACKAGE
At the beginning of your cruise, you have the opportunity to purchase a wine package at your dinner.   They offer various package with a savings of up to 25%!   Make sure you check this out if you are one that likes to have a glass of wine with dinner!


BYOB!   Or wine or champagne!
The perk that most guest are familiar with is DCL's Alcohol policy.   They allow guests 21 years of age and up to bring up to 2 bottles (no larger than 750ml) of wine or champagne or 6 bottles of beer (no larger than 12 ounces) on board on the beginning of the voyage and at each port!   It must be brought on as carry on, not packed in your checked baggage.  And be sure to pack your own wine opener, because if you don't, there will be a $25 corking fee per bottle!  You can see their full policy by clicking HERE


SKYLINE PASSPORT
Unfortunately, this perk is ONLY available for guests sailing on the Disney FANTASY.
On that ship, they have an amazing bar called SKYLINE!   There you can purchase a Skyline Passport Card that offers you 7 different hand crafted martinis for $59.  Each martini is themed to the seven different rotating skylines you will see in that bar!  If you break down the price per martini, I am told it is like getting one free!







OUT OF ALL OF THESE TIPS, WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE USING THE MOST?






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Monday, January 29, 2018

Disney Inspired Eyeshadow Palettes!



If you follow me on Instagram or personally, you probably already know that among many other things, I am also a Younique Presenter.  Last year, when we were planning our own Pixie Dust Wedding, I ended up becoming a presenter myself in my search for the best makeup to use for myself on my special day!  So one day while browsing through Pinterest recently, I was very excited when I happened upon a bunch of Disney inspired eyeshadow palettes!!!!

Younique recently released their new Pressed Powder Paletes!   I personally am a HUGE fan!  These eyeshadows are highly pigmented!   They come in a three variations:   Matte, Shimmer, and Metallic!  And my favorite part is they are totally customizable and REFILLABLE!!!   Which means if you are like me, and you tend to use up one color faster than the others, you can order a refill of JUST THAT COLOR!!  Genius, right?!?!?  I also found some awesome graphics of Disney Inspired Cream Shadows too!   Those are highly pigmented and go on like a mousse!  Make sure you get a cream shadow brush to go with them!!!  If you are interested in purchasing any of the palettes you see here, please feel free to visit my website or contact your presenter if you already have one:
www.youniqueproducts.com/TamaraLyn

PRICES:
Pressed Shadow Paletes:
Cream Shadows Paletes:
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 Anyways, lets get to the fun part and show off all these amazing color combinations all inspired by our favorite characters!!  It was fun seeing them all, especially the ones many people forget about!

ALICE

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Alice


Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Alice



ANNA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Anna


Cream Shadow Trio Inspired by Anna

ARIEL

Pressed Shadow Palette Inspired by Ariel


Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Ariel


Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Ariel

AURORA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Aurora

BELLE

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Belle


Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Belle

CAPTAIN AMERICA

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Captain America
That's right!  We even have Marvel characters!
Marvel is owned by Disney...

CINDERELLA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Cinderella

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Cinderella

Cruella DeVil

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Cruella DeVil



ELSA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Spring Fever Elsa

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Elsa

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Elsa

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Elsa

ESMERALDA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired my Esmeralda

GISELLE

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Giselle

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Giselle

IRON MAN

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Iron Man

JANE

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Jane


Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Jane

JASMINE

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Jasmine

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Jasmine


LADY TREMAINE

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Lady Tremaine

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Lady Tremaine


MALEFICENT

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Maleficent

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Maleficent

MERIDA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Merida


MOANA

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Moana

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Moana

 Moana

MULAN

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Mulan


POCAHONTAS

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Pocahontas


RAPUNZEL

Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Rapunzel

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Rapunzel


SNOW WHITE

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Snow White

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Snow White


STITCH
Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Stitch

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Stitch


TIANA
Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Tiana


TINKER BELL
Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Tinker Bell 


URSULA
Pressed Shadow Palette inspired by Ursula

Cream Shadow Trio inspired by Ursula






WHICH ONE WAS YOUR FAVORITE?
I would love to hear back from you in the comments!


















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and send them a message for a no obligation quote to get started!!   All their services are FREE to you!  Their services include:
  • Finding the best rate possible, they will even notify you if a better deal comes up before your trip
  • Booking all of your dining reservations
  • Booking all of your fast passes
  • Itinerary planning, including helping you plan your visit around the lowest crowds for your dates
  • Special Events and experiences
  • Customizing which resort is best for you and your family and so much more!  It is like having your own personal fairy godmother in real life!
  • Exclusive Discounts from Small Business offering Disney inspired products such as shirts, buttons, custom mouse ears, and more!