Holy moly. It has been one hell of a week! And I am honestly glad it’s coming to an end. If you saw my post yesterday, you already know that we had a yucky house problem occur on Monday. It isn’t fixed yet, but we have gotten some answers, and we have calmed down about it. Trying to dwell on happier things! Like lots of beauty tips and lovely things, apparently.
Today I am linking up with April, Natasha, and Christina; Karli; Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Five on Friday, Oh Hey Friday!, and Friday Favorites. I am also linking up with the group from High Five for Friday. Thank you for inviting me, Bright on a Budget!
I’ve got 6 things today…had to throw in that great find from H&M at the last minute!
ONE: I found some new goodies at Sephora recently, and had to share of course! Truth be told, I do not wear make up every day. Who has time, right?! But I do feel better when I love my makeup. I had been using the same eye pencil for a good 6 months and wanted a change. This Sephora brand eyeliner is far better than any eyeliner I’ve bought in a while. It is a saturated color, easy to apply, and it stays put. I bought it in Deep Brown. I also really love this finishing powder. I was advised to buy the Laura Mercier brand, but this is a much more affordable alternative, and I’ve really enjoyed it. It keeps your face from looking too shiny by the end of the day. I also was in need of some new perfume, and decided to use a gift card that my in-laws gave me for my birthday. In December. :) I picked Tocca Simone mainly because the scent was described as beachy and light. The pretty bottle, and the fact that it wasn’t crazy expensive helped convince me. The perfumes on my wish list are over $100, but I wasn’t ready to spend that!
TWO: I tend to get my waves too curly, and they typically look better the next day. But with this Flat Iron Wave Trick from The Beauty Dept., I think I can make them look more natural the first time I try! I like to add waves to my hair with a curling iron, and this trick suggests that, but then going over it slightly with a flat iron. If you read the tutorial and try it, too, let me know!
THREE: This necklace from Tealhouse Collection is on my wish list. I rarely go for statement necklaces, but this one immediately caught my eye!
FOUR: I know I mentioned this recently, but did y’all know that Ray Bans are still on sale?! Oh how I wish I’d known when I bought mine (for full price, bummer!). I have grown to really love my aviators, and am so pleased with the purchase. If you’ve been wanting some for Summer, now is the time! Plus Mother’s Day is in a few weeks…hint hint, husbands!
FIVE: Today is Earth Day! I am not the greatest at being environmentally conscious with everything, but I do love buying from local farms. And you all know how much I enjoy cooking with plenty of vegetables! Today and tomorrow are great times to seek out some local produce at your neighborhood farmers market. I have recently purchased eggs, produce, and plants from the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market, at well as the Kings Drive Farmer’s Market. Here is a list of markets in and around Charlotte. These are the ferns I bought for our front porch this week.
SIX: A few weeks ago my mom was placing an order from H&M, and she asked if I wanted anything. We were aiming for a large joint order and free shipping! I ordered an off the shoulder blouse and this t-shirt. I have worn it twice this week with white jeans, and I have gotten several compliments and people asking me where it is from! It is a simple, loose-fitting, long black t-shirt, but it’s great! I bought a size up to fit my bump for a while, but ordinarily I would’ve bought my regular size. For $9.99, I highly recommend it!
Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by! I am off to the gym with my neighbor bright and early today. She is a former personal trainer and has been keeping me active lately – when I truthfully haven’t felt like it. So thankful for her!