Current Favorites

Back to back blog posts, and one being a real post at that?! I know, it's kind of shocking.

I've discovered some random favorite things lately and thought "man, I should share these with blogland," so here I am, sharing.

1. Two awesome lip products
I've always been a bright lipstick girl for two reasons: 1. I've never found a neutral that works and 2. lipgloss is sticky. However, I hated how drying lipsticks were and typically I would end up slathering on chapstick or not reapplying any lip color and looking like a zombie with stained, flaky lips.

Enter the lipstick that changed the way I viewed lipsticks and neutrals (you mean they don't have to be flesh toned??) and the lipbutter that changed the way I viewed glosses and neutrals: Mary Kay's True Dimensions Lipstick in Exotic Mango (it may not look neutral but on me it totally is) and NYX's Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee (definitely totally neutral), respectively. The lipstick is insanely moisturizing and seems to last forever, which I totally love. The gloss isn't a bit sticky, and gives nice color instead of being super sheer.

2. Awesome afternoon snack
I'm not going to lie, I saw a blog with SlimFast's meal replacement bar in Have Your Cake (birthday cake, basically) and instantly got excited: cake for breakfast? Sign me up. Well, no amount of searching has allowed me to find them in my area. Instead, I found an alternative: cake as my afternoon snack bar: Kidz Zone Perfect snack bars in Yellow Cupcake. I'm typically not a fan of meal replacement or protein snack bars because I think they taste like chalk and who wants to eat chalk besides a first grader? Not me! I don't usually have a specific time I go to lunch - it may be 11, it may be 1 - but if it's 11, that's a really long time between lunch and dinner...and sometimes I might get so hungry that while I'm cooking dinner I "sample" what I'm making...or whatever is in the cabinet next to what I'm making, which really does no good. My afternoon hangry-ness has been gone with my delicious little cupcake friend. Score!

3. Awesome drink
Dr. Pepper and Diet Cokes are not my friend. Or, to be more accurate, they're not my hiney's friend. So, in an attempt to quit drinking so much soda and infuse some healthy into my life (and my husband's, since I do the grocery shopping!), I picked up Sparkling Ice on my last trip to the store. They give me the fizz I love from pop but no calories or sodium. I haven't met a flavor I don't like yet (I haven't tried watermelon but I don't like watermelon things anyway).

4. Awesome face brush
A few months ago I was introduced to Mary Kay by a coworker's wife who I now consider a sweet friend, and after months of saying no, I finally tried it all - skincare, makeup, the works. I saw a dramatic difference and actually signed up to sell it because I love the products so much. So then, I bought the Skinvigorate brush, because 1. it's got an awesome name, 2. I'd heard great things about it and 3. I got a discount. 3 was the real reason because let's be real, I love a discount. Have you ever washed your face at night and been like "done!" - probably so, or at least I hope. I washed my face like normal before using the Skinvigorate brush for the first time (because I didn't want to get it dirty...silly me), then washed it again with the brush and was astonished at the amount of gunk (makeup, dirt, etc) that came off my face! "But it was clean!!!" I told myself. Apparently not, because I still to this day am amazed every day at how much cleaner my face gets with the brush. Plus, who wouldn't want to feel like your skin is coming alive and freshened every time you wash your face? Duh.

5. Awesome song
Matt and I are searching for a church to go to close to our new home, and when we went to one several weeks ago, a song was just so amazing that it's stuck with me for almost an entire month! It's Let It Be Jesus, by Passion. I finally downloaded it a few days ago because streaming it from YouTube every time I was in my car was eating our data plan.

And that's it! I've got a few more wedding posts planned, and I hope to be blogging regularly again very soon :) 

PS - I did not link to my personal Mary Kay website because I don't have a site - I don't sell enough product to make it worth the cost at this time :) All opinions of the products are my own. If you're interested in products or information, email me and I'd be happy to help! 

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