Recently

Hi Friends! I thought it would be nice to sit down and catch up on stuff that’s been going on recently…hence the title 😉

As I am writing this I am not feeling the best-congested, coughing, cold. Basically, a freakin’ delight. We got some manuka honey to help me combat the cough at least so I’ve been chugging that down with my hot lemon water.

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I still workout even though I haven’t posted anything workout related in who knows how long? I’m still working out 4 days a week anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on how I’m feeling. I’m also still loving weights, machines, cardio, pilates, bands…I think you get the point!

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I’ve been really loving naps! I didn’t think I was a nap person, but there’s nothing quite like napping during the weekend. I’m getting old or maybe reverting back to being 5 years old, either way I’m fine with it as long as I get to nap 😅

I love snacks, but recently I feel like I live off snacks. I just want a little bit of everything and haven’t been feeling super meal oriented. Sometimes it’s grapes or tomatoes or carrots and other times it’s plantain chips or chocolate pretzels. You know now looking at that nap situation and this snacking situation I am more and more convinced I must be Peter Pan…

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Keeping my makeup simple has been kinda nice. I either wear no make up besides doing my brows a bit or I do some concealer and mascara…very rarely eyeliner and call it good!

How are you guys doing? What’s been going on in your lives?

Some fall favorites

I have not been hating this fall thing that’s happening. It still gets nice and warm during the afternoon in LA, but mornings and evenings have been a bit chilly. Because of that I have been feeling all of the fall things!

My first favorite is something I’ve been looking for, for a LONG time. When you’re a shmall framed human it’s hard to find leather/jean jackets that properly fit and won’t break the bank. I finally found this beauty at TJ Maxx. It fits nicely, has pockets on the sides for your hands, and was $20!

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During the same shopping trip I found this reddish brownish burnt orangey polish from OPI. I probably don’t need another polish, but I honestly don’t have a shade like this and it seemed like it was meant to be 😀

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Brunch with bae has always been and will always be a fave..honestly any meal with him will be a fave. This particular meal was from Leo & Lily’s. It was their turkey club and their crunchy french toast.

I have been kinda loving and living in jumpsuits as of late. They are so comfy and you can pull one on and look put together as long as the fit is right. This was another TJ Maxx find. Maybe I should have named this a TJ Maxx haul 🤔

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Breakfast burritos are perfect for fall! When it’s chilly outside I have a hard time eating raw veggies. So if I can sauté them up and wrap it up in a tortilla with some scrambled eggs, cheese, and hash browns…why not?! Also it’s super delicious and filling!

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Obsessing specifically over Fage’s 2% Greek yogurt. I normally use the 0% Greek yogurt, but the hubby had been mixing the two. He had some 2% leftover recently and I was trying to use it up and fell in love. It’s super creamy and it’s not as tart as the 0%. Super impressed! Will be sticking with the 2%!

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These sunnies were a find at Francesca’s. My favorite pair of sunnies recently broke and I’ve been on the hunt for a pair. Just like finding jean jackets are hard for me, finding sunnies that fit my face are difficult…maybe I’m just picky! Who knows? I saw these, tried them on and loved them. They’re so lovely!

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Those are all my current favorites! Tell me what you’ve been loving this fall in the comments below!! Till next time!

Loving, into, obsessed-My favorites

Honestly, whatever you wanna call it, it’s basically a favorites. I’ve been kinda loving a lot lately and it all makes me happy as anything!

This NYX Slip Tease in the shade Rosy Outlook is so beautiful and glossy. I’ve been loving glossier lips and this is an incredible color. I ate with this on and even though it did come off it didn’t come off patchy and awful. It kinda just looked faded or rubbed off, but evenly. Does that make sense?

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When it was still fresh and unopened…

I’ve been loving doing my nails again and find it pretty therapeutic. This hot pink color from Sally Hansen has been brightening up my hands and feet!

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This play-suit that this picture is doing no justice for. It’s the most gorgeous, vivid green and it fits amazingly. It’s light and easy to throw on for when you want to look nice, but don’t have the time, energy, or effort to put in 🙂

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I found these earrings at Aldo and needed them because I needed a few more everyday pairs and I like shiny things!

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The missing pair are these golden bubbly studs!

This basic white t-shirt that is made not so basic with the cactus coming out of the pocket was too cute to not have.

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Another polish I’ve been really into is this turmeric yellow shade from OPI. I found this at TJ Maxx and couldn’t resist it.

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These shorts were on sale at H&M and they are so nice! I love that you can tie them up to really accentuate your waist and what more-they have butterflies on them!!

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Speaking of glossy lips, this lipstick by Revlon in the shade Wine with Everything #520 is beautiful. It gives you subtle, pearly shine and a good wash of color. It’s not super pigmented, but it’s great for a everyday no mess, no fuss type of situation.

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I LOVE this dress. It’s navy and floral and who isn’t digging the floral situation this summer? It’s just lovely to look at and even better on!

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There are so many other things, but I will cap it off at that for now! Next Friday, I’m thinking about doing a food favorites type of situation. Let me know what you think!

What are some things you are into lately?

 

FabFitFun Summer Unboxing

I know I am a little late to the game, but I wanted to post my FabFitFun box! I was super excited about this season’s box because I had heard that there would be a Foreo included and I had been thinking about purchasing one for a LONG time. Let’s just say I was pretty happy I hadn’t jumped the gun since I got it in this box!

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Let’s jump into the box shall we?

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As I mentioned, the biggest reason I was so excited for this box was because of this Foreo Luna Fofo ($89). I love exfoliating my skin and I’ve heard so many good things about this particular tool. I am super happy to have received it in the box!

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Elemis is a skin care brand I had heard many good things about, but never thought about getting because of how pricey it was (this was $45). I am totally excited to try out this Papaya Enzyme Peel from them! It smells so good-nothing strong, just a nice soft clean, spa scent.

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Tarte was included twice in this box with the Sex Kitten Liquid Liner and Tarte Tarteist PRO To Go Palette ($43 for both). I usually use a pencil eyeliner so I am interested to see how I will do with this liquid liner. As for the palette, who doesn’t like playing with some eyeshadows?

Since it is summer and the hot sun rays are in full effect I was happy to have received the COOLA Face Sport SPF 50. I currently use Neutrogena, but this SPF is valued at $32 so I am interested to see if it’s any better than the one I currently use.

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I got another skin care product from Vasanti ($29). It’s called Brighten Up! It’s a facial cleanser that is supposed to take off dead skin cells and reveal bright, beautiful skin. Between all the products I have gotten in this box I feel like my face may be the brightest it’s ever been.

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Just like I love giving my face a good exfoliation I love exfoliating my body too and I am hoping this Jaboneria Marinella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar ($48) will help with removing some of my dead skin and put some hydration back into it.

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I had been eyeing some make up cases for travel and so I was pleased as punch to see this Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case ($58) included in the box. I loved the pretty lavender purple shade I got with the sweet flowers all across! I will definitely be using the heck outta this!

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This last thing I wasn’t over the top about, but it is beautiful and can be useful. It’s this Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish ($14.99). I placed it on our catch all table so it could catch all the random, small things we toss onto it!

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This was my FabFitFun box and I am so excited to play with all of the things! Let me know if you want a follow up post on any of the things I mentioned in this post. I would be more than happy to do it!

Also, talk to me in the comments below if you subscribe to FabFitFun and tell me what you loved about the Summer Box!

 

An update and review

I don’t know if you guys remember my FabFitFun unboxing, but in that box contained a base coat. I think it was priced at $16 and it just seemed a little pricey.

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Since then I have tried the polish many a time underneath my own polishes. Here’s what I have found:

1. It looks really pretty on your nails all on it’s own. It’s shiny and smooth and makes your nails look perfect and healthy.

2. That being said-I think it does actually help keep your nails strong. I’ve always noticed that after I put polish on my nails peel and break easily, but with this my nails stay healthy.

3. Thing three is that it actually extends the life of my polish. I had this Essie polish that I loved the color of, but it would chip so quickly! With this as the base coat it lasts for a good four days at the least before chipping.

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I really have loved this polish and when you think about it how many bottles of polish do we actually get through? I feel like they last forever so maybe $16 isn’t that crazy? I don’t know…what do you guys think?!

Share your thoughts down below!

Friday Faves

Hello sweet people!

Are you guys as ready for the weekend as I am? I am super ready, but before the weekend starts I thought I would bring you a few things I have kinda been liking hard.

This was a gift from the hubs parents when they visited us back in January and I just love it. I have super tiny wrists which make bracelets and watches hard to find and I just never like they way they look. This one has this beautiful gold and the strap is a lovely tan leather. I think it’s so pretty!

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You guys know the hubs gifted me with a Fab Fit Fun box for my birthday and it had this face cream in it. I honestly have been loving it! I have combination skin (normal on the parameter of my face and oily t-zone), but I don’t like matte anything. This is a light-weight lotion that does a great job at moisturizing and leaving my face with a lovely glowy finish.

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Easter is over and done, but I found this bowl and spoon and couldn’t help but buy it. I mean it is light pink and has ears and whiskers-how could I not buy it?? It’s supposed to be a dip bowl, but I will probably use it for cereal or ice-cream or something else.

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My last favorite is this make up mirror we had bought from Costco a few months ago. I wasn’t completely sold on it, but I can now say I am a fan. It’s really handy when both hubs and I need to shower because I can shower and do my makeup in the bedroom instead of hogging up the bathroom with makeup time.

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I know I always ask, but what have you lovelies been loving? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

FabFitFun Unboxing

I love hauls and I love unboxings…what can I say? One of my favorite unboxings to watch/read about is FabFitFun. They have such cool, fun stuff!

The hubs got me a box for my birthday and it was so so awesome to be able to open it all up and see what was inside. I didn’t read the little magazine they have before going through it because I love the surprise factor 🙂

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The box itself is seriously so gorgeous! I loved the colors of this one and even more than that I loved the “Girl Rising” theme.

One of the first items I got my hands on was this beautiful lippie palette. The packaging is sleek and weighty and feels like good quality. I’ve never thought about buying a lip palette, but this one has more than a few colors that I think may work for my skin.

The next item was this body butter from Korres. The smell is fruity and beachy all at once…I’m obsessed! I also love the tube instead of the usual tub that body butter tends to come in.

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This eye mask is super cute and functional! You put it in the fridge and then you can put it on your eyeballs so it depuffs and soothes.

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THIS CLUTCH. OMG. It’s floral and on one side and this gorgeous turmeric yellow on the other. It’s totally reversible and spacious and I can’t wait to use it!

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I’ve used a few Murad products before including their vitamin C serum, but never a moisturizer. I will have to get into this guy after I get through my current face moisturizer, but I am super excited to try it out 🙂

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These earrings are so lovely and light! I’ve been hesitant to get tassle style earrings because I was worried about how uncomfy and heavy they would be, but these are gorgeous and pretty comfortable!

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I love candles and this one definitely brings major beach vibe smells to the house. I love the coppery holder too. I almost don’t want to light it because so I can savor the scent, but we all know I’m lighting that sucker #immediategratification

I always buy drugstore nail polish bases and top coats so spending $16 on one seems a little far fetched for me, but I am more than happy to use it since I got it in this box. I’m interested to see if it makes a difference. To be fair this is supposed to help healthify your nails not just be a base coat…that may explain the price?!

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We were talking about getting a new foam roller and although this isn’t a foam roller I feel like it’ll do a great job at rolling out all of my sore muscles. We tested it out and we both really like it so far!

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One of the last items is a lovely little sample from Dove. It’s a macadamia nut and rice milk body scrub and I used it immediately (#immediategratification). You guys, this literally smells like cookies and I almost wanted to just take a glob and eat it. It is the most delicious smelling thing ever and the texture isn’t too rough. It’s a good balance where it doesn’t rip your skin off, but it does exfoliate.

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I hope you enjoyed this unboxing as much as I enjoyed unboxing it 🙂 Do you do fabfitfun? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Current Loves

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to another favorites video 🙂 this one is beauty themed. I’ve been thinking of having this post for a while, but there’s been so much food to share that this got shoved to the back.

BUT not anymore! Today is the day so let’s start with something I can’t live without:

I know I’ve shared this item on the blog before, but this is the portable one. No other chapsticks have come close to this cocoa butter Vaseline. The smell, the smoothness, and how much relief my lips feel when I slather this on is ridiculous!

IMG-20171203-WA0003I love smelling good and good smelling things (who doesn’t?) so here’s my first perfume favorite. The hubs got me this as a surprise monthiversary gift! Isn’t he just the sweetest! This smells like roses, but fresh, real roses-it’s just beautiful.

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I had been wanting another travel size perfume and when I smelled this I knew that this had to be it. I’m not good at describing scents, but out of all the Elizabeth and James’ perfumes this smells the most fresh and floral (my favorite type of scent) 🙂

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We found this necklace at a bookstore in DTLA. It felt like it was meant to be because after buying this we ran into the person that made the necklace! It just made the necklace that much more special.

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This hand cream from L’occitane was a necessity. I was all out of hand creams for my purse and my hands were parched. I ended up getting this rose scented one as well as another floral one that I keep in my car for emergencies!

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What are some things you have been loving?? I would love to know! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

 

 

Not a Makeup Guru

Hello my loves! I will just let you know now that this is NOT a food post! I know can you believe it? I just could not help myself and had to share this beauty with you guys. Since the day I ordered it I have been eagerly awaiting its arrival and it’s finally here!!

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I am talking about the Nubian Palette and this Saharan Blush Palette from Juvia’s Place. If you haven’t heard of this company I highly suggest you check them out. They have some absolutely beautiful makeup and it’s pretty affordable. I was able to snag this eyeshadow and blush palette for under 40 bucks!

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The pigmentation is amazing and I cannot wait to start playing around with it 🙂 I’ve been YouTubing tutorials all morning!

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Let me know what products you have been excited about in the comments. Don’t worry food posts will be back soon!