Friday Favorites

Well, we’ve made it to Friday.  I don’t know about you, but for me this week has flown by.  In just a short amount of time, we will be in the middle of the month and we’ll be wondering how time seems to pass so quickly.  I love this part of the year so much, the beginning — there seems to be a promise in the air of so much to come, much like I feel there is at the end of September when Fall is on the horizon.  I love these seasonal changes so much, and I revel in them and try to enjoy them as much as I can.  My husband and I are fortunate enough to live in a part of the country that is incredibly mild (with the exception of the intensely hot summers), but for all of you who have been braving the freezing (and below-freezing) temperatures, I’m sending a warm hug your way.

Occasionally on Fridays, I will be sharing some of my favorite products with you.  I don’t shop a ton, which is why these posts will be somewhat scattered about, but when I amass a loot that I feel is worthy of a post, I will do so.  Here are this week’s favorites:

Friday Favorites

{1} Coach Classic Ramblers Legacy Flap in Leather

I purchased this bag a few weeks ago after returning a pair of boots (a Christmas gift) that did not fit quite right.  I love this bag so much — I can wear it as a crossbody when I’m going for a casual sort of look, or with the adjustable strap, I can shorten it so that it is a lovely shoulder bag that can look a little bit fancier.  Very versatile handbag.

{2} Clarisonic Mia 2

This has seriously changed my skin…for the better.  I no longer have scratchy dry patches or daily breakouts.  I use the Clarisonic every night before bed and although some residual (re: before Clarisonic Mia) blemishes are still healing, I have yet to garner a new spot anywhere on my face.  This makes me happy.  🙂  My face has never felt cleaner or softer, and there was one night that I didn’t use it and I swear my skin didn’t have as much of a glow to it the next day.  This has become the single most important part of my beauty routine.  Game-changer.

{3} Paddywax Salted Grapefruit Scented Candle

I am a total Paddywax convert — obsessed is putting it mildly.  I don’t know that I will ever buy another candle (except for a Diptyque, someday; and this candle that I am eyeing at Target…yeah…).  I guess you could say that I am a candle freak.  And a candle snob.  But I received a Paddywax candle from my in-law’s this Christmas (which also made my Favorites list) and burned through it so fast.  Not because it is a quick-burner, though, but because I was burning it all. the. time.  And now this salted grapefruit scent is consistently wafting through our apartment, and I am in love.

{4} Naked 2 Palette

So, I have all three Naked Palettes, let me start by saying that.  1 and 2 are both my favorites for different reasons, and number 3 I haven’t tried yet because I just got it in the mail a couple of days ago.  I have never been one to spend money on eyeshadow or even wear eyeshadow at all until recently, but with all the beauty blogs out there raving about the Naked Palettes, I thought I would give them a try.  Best decision ever.  I’m serious.  I know that I am late getting on this train and I’m probably not telling you anything you don’t know or haven’t heard…but I want to shout it from the rooftops how much I love these palettes.

{5} Copper Finish Tray

I picked up this tray the other day at Target and I love it.  We are in the midst of coming up with a redecorating plan (going more traditional), and I want copper accents throughout.  This was the first “new direction” purchase that I made, and it felt good!  We are using this tray in our bathroom on top of the toilet for a couple of extra rolls of toilet paper and a yummy candle (that is not a Paddywax).  It fits nicely and looks substantial.

{6} Paddywax Ocean Tide & Sea Salt Candle

This is the other Paddywax candle that was a gift and that I simultaneously fell in love with.  The scent is just so incredibly…clean.  It’s really the best smell, and after we put away the Christmas decor and decluttered the entire apartment, this was the perfect candle to burn.  Plus, it comes in a gorgeous, heavy blue-glass jar that I just love.  I’m a sucker for pretty packaging.

{7} Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

I picked up a couple of tubes of this lipstick at Ulta the other day and I really am liking them so far.  With the pigment of a lipstick and the feeling of a balm, I am enjoying wearing these colors.  Very layerable, too, which is key for me since I am the Queen of Reapplying.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, whatever you may be doing.  I will be doing a little bit of work, dreaming up our redesign in my head, and spending some quality time with my hubby.  I will most likely be checking in with a couple of posts, but in the meantime, here’s wishing you a weekend full of lounging, relaxation, and agreeable weather.  xo

*None of these companies have any idea who I am.  I just love their products and wanted to share them with you!*


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