Friday is here!!!
What am I looking forward to this weekend? A massage! Ryan booked a couple’s massage for us as a Valentine’s Day present and our Saturday appointment can’t come soon enough. We’ve enjoyed one other couple’s massage together and yes, there was giggling, and no, it’s not nearly as “romantic” as you’d think, but we had a fun time and I’m ready for someone to work out the kinks in my lower back. Hurry up, Saturday!
Moving right along to your regularly scheduled programing…
It’s time for Things I’m Loving Friday! This is my favorite post to write every week and I love reading your comments, so, as always, feel free to share something that is making you smile in the comments section of this post!
Things I’m Loving Friday
When my family and I went to Gettysburg in January to go through my grandmother’s house, I was in charge of cleaning out Mimi’s bathroom. I quickly learned that Clinique is her makeup brand of choice! In her cabinet, with the makeup she didn’t want, I found a perfectly new Clinique Chubby Stick in a soft pink color (“wooping watermelon”) and immediately tried it out. I was a fan instantly thanks to the soft, moisturizing feel of the balm and the subtle touch of pink it left on my lips. It almost feels like a grown up version of tinted chapstick, and I say that in the best way possible!
More of my favorite lip colors: Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip Stain (in “waltz”) and Maybelline Super Stay 24-Hour Color (in “continuous coral”). <— This is the one you guys seem to ask about whenever I wear it on the blog. Super cheap and it lasts for hours!
I’ve been buying clementines and oranges all winter but when I saw grapefruit on sale this week, I bought a bunch and have enjoyed one every single day since Monday. I forgot how much I love the sweet, tangy flavor of this beautiful fruit!
If I could replace tap water with this stuff I would in a heartbeat. I adore flavored water without any sugars (real or artificial) and this herbal water is unbelievably delicious. The flavors are unique (lemongrass mint vanilla is my favorite) and I’m so, so happy the Earth Origins near our house started offering Ayala’s herbal water. (I wish they had the sparkling flavors, too!) Every single sip tastes incredibly refreshing. I can’t get enough!
- Oversize Clutches
Hooray for clutches that are basically a Mary Poppins bag in disguise! In college, I remember feeling frustrated that most clutches barely had room for a phone, let alone my wallet, camera, lip gloss and anything else I might want to bring with me. I am loving all of the oversize clutches I’m seeing lately and hope this trend lasts forever and ever. Some pretty oversize clutches that caught my eye: Sparkly envelope clutch, Mod Cloth sand dollar delight clutch (so cute for summer!) and the Topshop black fold over clutch. And I just bought this neon clutch on super sale on RueLaLa last week and think it will jazz up a little black dress for a date night or a fun night out with my girlfriends!
As a serious coconut lover, I am ashamed to admit that I had never tried coconut butter until last week. Every time I’ve seen Nikki’s Coconut Butter pop up on Tina’s blog, my mouth starts watering, so I jumped at the chance to try it out when I received an email from Nikki’s. Are you ready to start salivating? Here are their flavors: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie, Vanilla Cake Batter, Macadamia Nut Cookie, Honey Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Spiced Donut (<— seasonal). I went through the vanilla cake batter coconut butter in no time at all and enjoyed it on top of Ezekiel toast, stirred into oatmeal, drizzled on top of a sweet potato at dinnertime and, yes, straight out of the jar. Nikki’s Coconut Butter tastes like dessert and fortunately isn’t packed with the freaky ingredients many other nut butters out there include.
Have you guys heard of this app? My friend Merri showed it to me during our NYC sleepover earlier this month and I could not stop laughing at the concept… And then I downloaded it and thought it was way too fun. I’ll be the first to tell you that I am not the best singer, but I love to sing, so this app gives me an outlet to sing my heart out anonymously. You can sing with friends or other people (again let me emphasize the anonymous option) and there are a bunch of fun song options to choose from. It’s a riot and extremely entertaining.
- Polar Loop Giveaway Winner
Joni L.: “I love the inactivity notification! I think this would be great when I get sucked in at work, it would help remind me to get up and move! This sounds like a great product that would be a great motivator!”
Joni has been emailed! Thank you to all who entered!
Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:
Questions of the Morning
- What is one thing you are loving today?
- Have you recently discovered any awesome apps?