Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Little goodies I've been loving

Hi friends!
Long time, no talk.  The beginning of the school year always throws me for a loop and I lose touch with things I enjoy.  It's year four of teaching and you'd think I'd somehow manage to have it together by now, but no 😅  However, it's officially fall, and it's October, one of my favorite months of the year.  That alone inspires me to write and share with y'all. I thought for this evening I'd share some of my favorite things as of late!

This picture brings my heart joy, Cackie and I rarely take a picture together.  Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself this weekend I took it!  I think I'm her mini me, I mean our names are even the same hehe
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1.  Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion
This stuff is wonderful, it's an exfoliator that always leaves my skin soft, and polished.  It is pricey, however, for me it lasted a year and a half.  I feel if a product lasts me that long, it's worth the money.  I also do not pay full price for it, the first time I bought it, I did it in late Nov./ early Dec., when Sephora offers 15% off for VIB.  I just recently bought my second bottle, when Sephora offered 15% off in late August for the end of the summer sale.  So if you're looking for a new exfoliator, this is my number 1 recommendation!  It'd be a great Christmas present 😊

2.  Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme
I bought this in December last year, and it lasted until August this year, so 8 months worth of product for me, and then I bought it again when it ran out in August!  This stuff works pretty well, there's a reason it's a bestseller at Sephora (also reasonably priced).  I took progression pics I shared in an earlier blogpost that show the transformation.  I'm now scared to stop using it lol

3. Anything Drunk Elephant
Jake got me a set of all of the 'littles' for Christmas, which is basically the trial sizes of their most popular products. I loved them all, they are fabulous!  However, they are too pricey for me to consistently buy, however, I did buy a 2 pack of their day serum after I ran out because I liked it so much.  I think I'll potentially buy the standard size for myself when Sephora does their sale around Christmas.  My favorite thing was the C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum, it won an Allure best of beauty award.

4. Invisalign:
If you're wanting to correct your teeth, this stuff works!  Ya just need a little dedication to wearing them.  I had braces in middle school and high school, but my wisdom teeth came in and made my bottom teeth crooked.  So last year in the summer of 2018 I had my wisdom teeth removed, and then this summer I started Invisalign.  I had to wear them about 16 weeks, and I have to wear them an additional 2-4 more and then I'll be finished.  I thought they'd be uber noticeable and make me sound funny when I talk, but it's actually fine, and they hardly hurt when you put in a new set. When I'm finished I'll get a permanent retainer so I'll never have to worry about wearing a retainer ever again, praise! So if you're on the fence I do recommend them as an adult, not for children!  I can't tell you how many times I've misplaced them 😅

5. The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand
I'm a devoted reader to all of Elin Hilderbrands Nantucket beach reads, but this was one of my top 3 by her.  I haven't read a book that quick in awhile. 10/10 recommend.  I'm currently reading "Saving Grace" by Jane Green.

I'll wrap it out and stop at 5 things!  Let me know some of your favorite things that I should try out.


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