Friday Favs :: #10

And just like that another week is over and it’s time for the weekend! My body is craving a good day of sleeping in since I’ve been getting up at 5 each weekday to head to Pure Barre before work. I absolutely love going to class but sometimes those early mornings are hard to deal with!

With the end of every week it’s time to share my favorites that I’ve been loving so here we go!

  • Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub

While it’s been abnormally warm where I live, for some reason my lips are still parched. I’ve been waking up in the morning with lips that look like a snake shedding its skin and I couldn’t take it anymore. I’ve had this lib scrub from Fresh for awhile but haven’t put it to much use. I started using it earlier this week and it has made my lips feel so soft! It’s basically a brown sugar scrub that helps to slough off all the dead skin on your lips and leaves them feeling as smooth as a baby’s bottom. It doesn’t hurt that this stuff tastes pretty good too.

Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub

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  • Luna Chocolate Cupcake Bar

I’ve mentioned previously how I’ve always been a bit skeptical on protein bars but I’ve been trying out new flavors and brands of them lately. This one was a no brainer to try because I think cupcakes are their own food group. This tasted pretty similar to a chocolate cupcake, although not nearly as good as one! But at least I didn’t feel as guilty eating this compared to a real cupcake!

Luna Chocolate Cupcake Bar

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  • Cookie Butter Cookies

If you haven’t tried Cookie Butter from Trader Joe’s, then you are missing out. This stuff is so addicting to eat. They recently came out with the cookie butter in a cookie and it’s like heaven! I’ve been looking forward to every night after dinner so I can eat a couple of these. Just do yourself a favor and run out and get these.

Cookie Butter Cookies

  • Uptown Funk

I am in love with this song and can’t get it out of my head! I always start to jam out in the car when it plays on the radio and find myself singing it around the house all the time. Plus, I love this video of a Dallas teacher and the dance him and his students did to the song.

  • Saved by the Bell reunion

What child of the 90s wasn’t addicted to this show? I loved that Jimmy Fallon got some of the cast back for this little reunion.

QUESTION // What things are you loving on this Friday? 

 

 

Current Wants

Let’s be real, I wish I had an unlimited income and money grew on trees so I could go shopping all day, everyday. While I keep dreaming of endless shopping bags of new clothes and shoes, here are a few things that I am currently lusting over for fall!

Current Wants - September 2014

 

 

Currently…..

I’m currently in the mood to right, but unsure of what to write about. Writer’s block anyone? A few weeks ago I saw this little survey/get to know me post done on Erin’s blog and Julie’s blog and I thought it would be fun to share my answers to the questions. Hopefully you’ll get to know me a little bit better!

Current Book :: 

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Right now I’m about halfway through The One and Only by one of my favorite authors, Emily Giffin. So far it’s a pretty good book, not my favorite so far but it’s an easy, girly read which I always enjoy. I also am about a third of the way done with Revenge Wears Prada…and it’s been that way since our vacation to Cabo back in October. I am a HUGE fan of Devil Wears Prada and this book I just could not get in to. I really should finish it one of these days.

Current Music :: 

OBSESSED with this song. Whenever it comes on the radio, I sing and dance in the car. For some reason it gives me this NSYNC/Backstreet Boys vibe which takes me back to my elementary school days.

Current Guilty Pleasure ::

Yep, I watch it every night on Nick at Nite. Therefore, it makes me feel old. I’ve probably seen every episode a hundred times, but I still watch it each night. Gotta love cheesy 90’s shows.

Current Nail Color ::

NADA! I have the worst luck with nail color. I paint them and the next day it peels off, unless I get shellac. Any tips on making my polish last longer than a day?

Current Drink ::

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Water..in a fun tumbler or mug. I have an obsession with getting new water bottles. Like I have one too many. Also currently obsessed with Arnold Palmers Ice Tea Lemonade. If you haven’t tried it, run to the nearest store and get one. You’ll thank me later.

Current Food ::

I’ve actually been in a food funk lately. Anyone ever get like that? Husband has been traveling a lot so when it’s just me for dinner, I have a few meals I rotate. Then when he does come back home, it’s hard to get back into a cooking routine, hence we had Chipotle last night for dinner and pizza tonight. Any recipes you want to share to get me out of this funk?

Current Favorite Show ::

Friends! Does that count? I also watch this every night..and it still cracks me up. I’ve been known to watch it on planes when we travel and I bust out laughing at the top of my lungs. I’m planning a mini Friends marathon and want to watch each episode in a row before the end of summer.

Current Wish List ::

If I gave you my wish list, we’d be here forever. Just check out my Dear Santa/Birthday Fairy Pinterest board. It changes daily with new additions. Clearly I’m a shopaholic.

Current Needs ::

I need to do laundry…and I hate doing laundry. The whole folding and putting clothes away process is so boring to me.

Current Indulgence ::

Dairy Queen. I try to convince the husband every night in the summer to go to Dairy Queen for ice cream. We both always get the same thing: a mini Reese’s blizzard for him and a chocolate dipped kids’ cone for me.

Current Blessing ::

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Husband. He’ll forever and always be my man crush. I’m thankful that he loves me more than anything. He knows when to hand me $20 because he knows I’d rather not cook dinner and would like to pick up something instead. He lets me go shopping, travels the world with me and is the greatest doggy daddy to our girls. He’s the hardest working guy I know (next to my dad) and I’m so blessed to have him in my life and thankful that he takes such good care of me.

Current Outfit ::

Shorts, t-shirt and a sweatshirt..my normal at home uniform.

Current Excitement ::

NYC! Husband has some meetings there on Monday afternoon and Tuesday so we’re heading there on Sunday to enjoy a little mini vacation. He’s never been there and I was only there once for a short trip so we’re going to be total tourists. I’m looking forward to some shopping and trying out some fitness classes while he’s busy working too!

QUESTION // What things are you into currently?

July Favorites

Happy July 1! Hope you all had a fabulous June! It’s time to yet again share some of my favorite products from the past month. I’ve got some standouts in lipstick, haircare and a candle and snack too! Without further ado, check out what I’ve loved the whole month of June!

http://youtu.be/XifNRfPAMTo

Products Mentioned :: 

Benefit Rockateur Blush :: http://bit.ly/1iRGamZ
Sephora Lashstash :: http://bit.ly/1qpjixN
MAC Lipstick in Bombshell :: bit.ly/1jARiQf
NARS Lip Gloss in Easy Lover :: http://bit.ly/1x2ooR2
Bite Lush Lip Tint in Watermelon :: http://bit.ly/1m14rq3
Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush and Ripe Raspberry :: http://tgt.biz/1m14wKc
Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal :: http://bit.ly/1z0IQnj
Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish :: bit.ly/1lqDuYn
Bath and Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Candle :: http://bit.ly/1ogEy5M
Kind Caramel Almond and Sea Salt Bar :: http://bit.ly/1sPTRqU

Things I’m Loving Friday #3

Friday Friday, gotta get down on Friday! Happy weekend everyone! I’ve been so looking forward to this week being over. The past 2 weeks at work have been short for me since we’ve been traveling so working a full 5 days this week was a bit rough! I’m looking forward to sleeping in and having nothing to do this weekend! One thing on the agenda is maybe trying out a new workout class somewhere in town…but other than that, it’s me and my pups cuddling this weekend since the hubs is out of town. It’s a nice welcome to be home and have a free weekend because I’m getting over being sick so I’m sure there will be lots of rest involved this weekend!

I’ve had a few new things that I’ve been loving lately so let’s get started!

 

caramel bar

I’ve mentioned my love of the KIND Dark Chocolate Almond and Sea Salt bar before but this one with caramel is just AMAZING. It reminds me of a candy bar and I look forward to eating this as my mid-morning snack everyday now!

gtea

Lemonade is one of my favorite things to drink and when it’s paired with my favorite hot drink, green tea, it’s even better! I forgot how good this is since I pretty much have a love affair with Arizona Ice Tea’s Arnold Palmer’s. In fact I drink one everyday, that’s how much I love them! Last weekend I was in Chicago and fell back in love with this drink. I’ve been making a few more trips to Starbucks this week to enjoy this tasty drink, and now I’m trying to find a similar recipe to make for myself at home since it’s probably not the best idea to order one from Starbucks every single day.

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I’m a little late on this bandwagon, but after seeing a few Instagram photos of the adorable condiment carrier, I headed to Target and snatched a few things up! All of these items are so colorful and fun and I can’t wait to use them the next time we grill out!

  • My brand sparkling new niece!

My sister gave birth to a beautiful little peanut on Tuesday and I couldn’t be more excited to be an aunt again! I love my nephew more than anything and having a little baby girl to spoil has been so dangerous! My sister did not find out the gender of the baby, so I was on pins and needles waiting to hear what she was going to have. When my mom texted me that she had a girl, I went right to Etsy and started ordering tons of things for her! Since my family lives out of state, I am so excited to find a weekend to go home to meet the little pumpkin but I am already so so so in love with her! I hope she loves leopard and sparkles as much as me!

Hope you all had a great week and an even better weekend! What are you all up to this first weekend of June? 

Friday Favorites: March

I can’t believe that March is almost over! I’m looking forward for April to come so it *hopefully* starts to get warmer out and spring finally makes its appearance and sticks around.

With the end of the month comes a list of products and things that I’ve been constantly using throughout the month. Take a look at my video to see what things I’ve been loving all month long!

If you are interested in any of the products that I mention in my video, check out my luvocracy board to see where you can get each of the items!

Check out my previous Friday Favorites:

Things I’m Loving 

Things I’m Loving on Friday 

Things I’m Loving Friday

Happy Friday! Are you all glad it’s the weekend like I am?! After a long week of work, I am excited to have a weekend at home with nothing to do! I think the next couple of days will involve some sleeping in, running, catching up on my DVR and best of all…enjoying the weather! It’s supposed to hit 60 degrees on Sunday which means I can finally take my two fur babies on a nice, long walk. I can tell that even they are starting to go stir crazy!

Speaking of warm weather, that leads me to one of my favorites that I’m loving lately!

Jergens Natural Glow in Medium/Dark

jergens natural glow

Since I am officially over winter, I needed something that would get me in the mood for spring. And one way to get a little bit happier is with a tan. Since I can’t lay out in the sun, I started using my Jergens Natural Glow in medium/dark this past week. I used to use this lotion in the color light/medium all the time but then I stopped a year or two ago once my husband starting making fun of me because it would streak on me and turn orange. I put this on every few days and it gradually builds a tan on me. It does have a bit of that stinky/self tan smell, but I love the results from it. I already feel like I’ve been sunkissed! And now my legs don’t look so ghostly scary when I’m wearing shorts at the gym!

Nivea A Kiss Of Olive Oil and Lemon Lip Balm

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I am a HUGE fan of all lip products whether it’s a lip stick, lip stain and especially lip balms! For the longest time, I was the biggest fan of Burts’ Bees. I had those little yellow tubes everywhere..in my car, my gym bag, on my desk. On a whim, I picked this up at Ulta and, dare I say it, I love it MORE than Burt’s Bees! This balm is so smooth and moisturizing on your lips that it makes Burt’s look dry and not soothing on your lips at all!

Covergirl Lipperfection Jumbo Balm in Rose Twist

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And speaking of lip products, here’s one that I have been reaching for in my purse each morning for a swipe of color. I have these in a few different colors but right now Rose Twist is the perfect “my lips but better” color. This chubby pencil goes on smooth and feels like butter on your lips while still having that glossy look. It’s a great option for a no nonsense everyday lip color.

Crystal Light liquid drink mix in Blackberry Lemonade

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Even though all I pretty much drink is water, sometimes I want a little bit of flavor in my drink. Since I rarely drink juice or soda (I’d rather waste my calories on a cupcake!), I’ve been turning to these gems. It’s a liquid concentrate you put a few spritzes of in your water. It has no calories and adds a yummy taste to your water. My current favorite is this blackberry lemonade flavor because it reminds me of warmer days ahead!

Soulpancake: Kid President

My husband showed me this video and we just cracked up laughing at this little guy. We could all learn a thing or two from this little buddy. Go watch and have a good laugh…the kid really knows how to make your heart smile.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!