Friday Favorites!

Hooray, it’s Friday!  This week has been one of those weeks that seemed to drag on, but Friday is finally here:)  The past 2 weeks my house has been filled with fevers, coughs and runny noses and after everyone in my house got some much-needed rest (and I Clorox wiped and Lysol’d till my fingers were numb!!) I’m happy to be back and sharing some things that I’ve been loving.   Ready…here we go…

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Ok, now let me tell you why I’m liking all of these things so much.
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The first thing I want to tell you about it this cuticle remover from Deborah Lippmann. I have always had cuticles that require some extra TLC and this is perfect for them. You brush it on your cuticles and it softens them up in a snap. Then use your cuticle pusher to push them back…it works like magic!*

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This butter body cream came in my FabFitFun box (if you are interested in joining FabFitFun feel free to click on the link above to join) and it smells soooo good. It has notes of tangerine, mandarin, peach, bergamot, mango, black current, musk and vanilla and is sitting on my night stand. It smells great and is very moisturizing. I find it a tad greasy so I have been putting it on at night before I go to bed…perfect for keeping my hands and feet nice and soft here in the Midwest!*

This palette is the perfect combination of 8 shadows and comes with a day/night guide too. The color Rose Gold is my fave and is the perfect blend of rose, bronze, taupe and gold-just beautiful. (While looking for the link for this I discovered it’s sold out everywhere online, but you never know, they could restock it-sorry!)
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My dermo recommended Cerave cleanser to me about a year ago (and I love it). I’ve still been on the hunt for a good daytime moisturizer for my skin with SPF. I saw this the other day and had to try it. It recently came out so there were no reviews to read, but I took a chance and I’m glad I did. The box states that it won’t clog pores,is fragrance free,contains encapsulated retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and has an SPF of 30. So far this is a good match for my skin and hasn’t made it look shiny, but once the temps warm up it will be the true test!*

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I saw this while I was waiting in the checkout line. I tried it when I got home and I LOVED it! I have already been back to the store to buy more and my daughter’s have been asking for them in their lunches! These fruit bars only contain 2 ingredients…that’s it:) They have no sugar added, are all natural, gluten-free, vegan and have 3g of fiber. I think they are perfect for on the go or an after school snack. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea! I have tried the apple/cherry, apple/pear and apple/blueberry bars and they all taste yummy.  They have a lot my flavors too, those are just a few that they offer.  (I found these at Whole Foods and Target.)

Well those are some of my favorites from the week. What are you liking?

Have a great weekend.

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Friday Favorites

I hope you all had a great week.  It was a very busy week at my house (which is why there was a lack of posts this week-sorry!)

So here are a few of the things I’ve been loving…

IMG_4993 This is the only thing that helped my dry, flaky lips after I tried a new lip product (review coming soon) that totally dried out my lips! I was so disappointed in what I tried, but this lip balm nursed my lips back to health what seemed like overnight!
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I’m obsessed with these adorable cheese, dried fruit and nut snack size packs from Sargento. They only have 180 calories, have 7 grams of protein and they are a great quick snack to add to my girls lunches!  I got mine from Costco, but I’ve seen them at the grocery store too.

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This stuff is crazy good!  I use this a few minutes after I put on my top coat and I’m amazed at how quickly it tries my nails! Highly recommend you give it a try,  it only takes 2 drops on each nail so it seems like it will last a good while too!

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I switch between a few eyeliners and lately have been using gel eyeliner and this brush is what works best for me (and I’ve tried a lot of them)! It’s Bobbi Brown’s Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush and it’s really easy to control and the bristles are tightly packed so it applies very smooth.

So those are my favorites this week. I hope you all have a fun, safe Halloween weekend!

I have a love/hate relationship with my nails!

I sometimes get really annoyed with my nails.  In order for them to be in good condition they require A LOT of work…can’t stand it!  Since my girls summer vacation started I admit I haven’t taken the best care  of my nails.  I haven’t been using cuticle oil as much as I should be (my cuticles get really bad if I don’t condition them) and I haven’t used nail strengthener as often either.  The result is my nails have split on the sides, my nails have broken and my cuticles are horrible.  Because of all this I also have been picking on my cuticles and that has made my hands look even worse (yuck)!  Today I gave them some much-needed TLC.  I used True Blue Spa 60 Second Manicure Hand Scrub with Sugar-Just A Minute.  I got it at Bath & Body Works and it smells really good!

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Next I used CND Solar Oil on my cuticles to help them stay conditioned and also softens them so I can push them back with a cuticle stick.  Also, this stuff last so, so long!Solar Oil

 

Lastly I put on Essie Grow Strong Base Coat.  It has a slight milky nude pink tint to it so it looks like a have something on my nails even if I don’t have any nail color over it.

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Now my nail are ready for color.  Since my nails aren’t looking exceptional right now I decided to leave them like this, but if I wanted to add color over it my nails would be ready to go!  What is your favorite nail product to use?  I would love to hear about it.

Have a great day!