Friday, August 16, 2013

5 on Friday - Link Up!


Hello Friends, Happy Friday!!!
I've seen many bloggers doing these fun 5 on Friday posts, and so I decided to join in and be a part of the link up at The Good Life.
You should totally join so we'll know what you're loving too!
Here we go:
Smashbox - Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
Smashbox CC cream. 
I have always been a makeup whore, and for the most part, I have always loved expensive makeup. I can't tell you why, other than it just felt so luxurious...  The older I've gotten and the more money I've had to spend on daycare, kids activities etc., I have cut back.  I have some drugstore favorites too, but I went out on a limb and tried the new Smashbox CC cream.  They had me at dark spot correcting...hello...cause I'm getting a few age spots and me no likey!  Once this runs out, I'm not opposed to trying another brand, but for now I like it. 
It's lightweight, and can work as a moisturizer and a foundation on it's own, or you can wear your normal moisturizer, the CC cream and then foundation.  That sounds like a lot, but it's so lightweight and has a matte finish, that it all works quite well together.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Cherry Tart
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Cherry Tart
See, here is a cheap makeup option! Ha!  I read about this lipstick on another blog, please forgive me for not remembering where...but I absolutely love this lipstick.  This is the perfect red. 
It is lightweight, isn't sticky, and fades off nicely.  I have been looking for a good red for quite awhile.  I found a Chanel red that I liked, but it was more matte and ridiculously expensive, and as it would wear off, you sort of look like a know what I mean?
At like $7.00 you can beat it either!
I'm loving the Vera Bradley backpacks. 
My girls just started Kindergarten and 2nd Grade, and I wanted them to have cute backpacks this year and thankfully they were on sale. 
I'm not a huge fan of Vera Bradley, but the backpacks are so darn cute and the girls loved them!

Infused Vodka
Ok, this is now my favorite drink.  I've only made pineapple, but oh the possibilities!!
You just cut up your pineapple, leaving the core because I'm told that the core will soak up the impurities, pour in vodka and wait.  You need to leave the container in a cool, dark spot and agitate it every day or so. I have mine in a bottle with a stopper, so I just go in and turn it upside down every couple of days. Shake it in a martini shaker with ice, and serve up in a martini glass! It is so yummy and there are no extra calories because it doesn't need a mixer!
The Pioneer Woman's Restaurant Style Salsa
Let me just say, OMG, if you haven't tried this recipe, you absolutely have too!  It is hands down the best salsa I have ever had and it is SUPER easy!
Go on, print off the recipe and run to the store...Let me know what you think!
OK, so this was a bunch of randomness, but I love it all!
Have a great weekend!
Love ya,

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