Good morning Thursday!
Today I have a little
Friday Favorites for you all but since it’s not Friday, it’s a Not Friday, Favorites 🙂 It’s actually a very, VERY random assortment of things I’ve compiled over this week/past week but definitely noteworthy. It’s a lot or at least in my head it seems like a lot but to sum it up; things, hair, and food!
This was actually back a month ago, it was a nice day after work and I of course wanted to go frolic. Well, across the street from our apartment there’s a huge field that we drive by just about every single day- so Andrew and I decided that we’d go check it out.
Well, to our surprise that field led to an elementary school which has a soccer field (that explains the big field), a basketball court, and a huge awesome playground. When I say awesome, it’s probably the best playground I’ve laid eyes on and I seriously couldn’t believe that kids these days are playing on these things! Totally jealous. All I had back in my day were those old rickety wooden ones that you’d leave with splinters all over your body.
They have a whole row of swings that Andrew and I have swinging races on to see who can go higher (I obviously win 😉 ), these massive climbing jungle gyms that we also partake in, and slides, monkey bars, more climbing swinging things. It’s an adult, but child at heart heaven.
Here’s cute little Noah playing on it. Just fearless…
Andrew and I go there often now on nice days after work and shoot some hoops. He’s a basketball fanatic and I can’t even deny that he’s pretty darn good at it.
I got this color in my April Ipsy bag and this DIY manicurist was in love with this color and obviously had to apply it immediately. I think that this just might be my favorite nail shade for this Spring/Summer. For those of you who also received this color.. it looks great with two coats but I noticed it chips fast. So, about two days after I just painted over it (because I’m lazy) and with the third coat it lasted another good solid week for me.
BACK STORY: You know, as any girl can relate, some days I can be more sensitive than other days and just need that extra TLC. So in return Andrew always calls me a Delicate Flower. So one day I was just browsing through bitmoji’s because I mean what else would I be doing… I found this gem and thought it was hysterical and so suiting. If only it had yellow petals so that I could be a Delicate Sunflower 😉
Just 2 months ago I realized the significance of primer and actually used it. I’m serious for 27 years never once ever used primer. Until Sephora Play sent me this…And I used the entire thing because applying this and then using my concealer made A HUGE difference. I’m slowly but surely starting to understand you beauty bloggers 🙂
I was totally bummed when I wiped this container clean but Aprils Sephora Play sent me this….
Oh my heavenly Primer Gods. I thought I loved Josie Maran, but this one, oh this Smashbox Primer is officially my new* favorite. At first I was skeptical because you put it on and its so lightweight and dries up so quick that you literally feel like there’s nothing is on your skin. So initially, I’m like is it on??? But then I applied my concealer and the difference is so uncanny. Guys I really have no words my skin looks crazy amazing. I can only imagine what it’d be like applying this all over my entire face if I was a foundation user (but I’m not). My concealer has never ever sat and looked so nicely on my skin I swear it looks like I have nothing on. Two huge thumbs up!
This one is for Andrew because I know aside from me 😉 these are his new favorites. SOCKS! Fun cartoony socks. And I must admit, I love them too and totally swayed him to start wearing these.
My personal favorite are the pasta ones that I got for him.
I’ve been actively switching up hair styles lately AKA I’ve had the energy to. My usual go to because it’s easy, is straight, like so-
But I’ve also been trying different curling techniques…
If I’m being lazy but want some waves I just use the curling iron and curl the front of it outwards like so
But when I have more time, I will use my curling iron as a wand and do these curls. These ones just take much longer because with thick hair I need to do smaller amounts.
But what I really wanted to get at was this… top half bun
Shout out to Ashlee Feldman whose the real MVP in rocking this style. I always loved it but I never ever thought that I’d ever do it on myself. Even Britt’s done it before but that girl looks good with her hair up. Just this past weekend I randomly decided to try it and wouldn’t you know, I loved it.
SHEET BAKES & FOOD
If you want a recipe as easy as a crock pot recipe, do a sheet bake!
I’ve been cooking salmon and chicken with veggies and its incredibly easy and delicious. I’ll let the pictures speak for me-
And lastly, give me some Korean Bulgogi. Back when Andrew and I went to H Mart (the Korean Market) I picked some up anddd
Bulgogi over rice
And last night I made it into a sandwich because why not. Topped it off with some sriratcha of course!
And gosh darn was it good.
Okay phew, Not Friday, Friday Favorites concludes. Hope ya’ll made it through!!!