It’s been a minute since I shared my recent favorites, hasn’t it? And it’s also been a minute since we just caught up like old friends. That’s what today’s about. Favorites and friends. 5 on Friday. I don’t remember the last time I did something like this. Humor me, will you? There are still those of you who show up here just because you like me, right?
1 | Unclear
I feel like a broken record but life has been insane lately. I won’t bore you with the long story, but basically we still don’t know where we’re going. Yes, my husband is graduating on the 12th. Yes, our lease is up on the 15th. Yes, I am freaking the f- out.
Once my husband gets a job we’ll know what state we’re headed to, but until then we can’t make any plans. So, for now I don’t know where I’ll be living after August 15th and that’s a really scary thing.
2 | Essence Single Eyeshadow in Snowflake
Y’all. Y’ALL! This “eyeshadow” makes for the perfect highlight. It’s so pigmented. It’s so glowy. It’s so perfect. I haven’t tried it with a look that I didn’t end up loving. It’s not chalky at all. It’s smooth and it doesn’t add texture to my skin. This is the perfect highlight… and it’s $1.99.
I don’t say “you NEED this” often… but you need this.
3 | Easy Mac and Beans
We had this for dinner this week. We’re trying to clean out our pantry and I’m totally not ashamed. Anyone else do this when they move?
Speaking of moving – send me your favorite moving hacks. Even better if they’re hacks that involve not knowing when you’re going to have access to your boxes again.
4 | LORAC
I bought the LORAC Refined Romance palette after a night out because I have an alcohol-induced shopping habit. I don’t need it… but I bought it and it should be here next week. I think it’s going to be the perfect palette for fall and that’s coming soon, my friends!
Recently I’ve only been reaching for my LORAC palettes. The Pro Palette 3 is my jam. I cannot tell you the last time I reached for another neutral palette. I’m excited to give the Refined Romance palette a go. Psst – the products listed below are affiliate links. I know, I know… but hey it doesn’t cost you anything extra, ok?
5 | Cart Before the Horse
Sure, I have no idea where we’ll be living in a month, but I’ve been scheming what my office is going to look like. I have to have a space – somewhere conducive to creativity and work. And I’ll be honest… I cannot WAIT to purge and rebuild as far as decor goes. I have in my brain what I want and it involves light walls and big beautiful palm plants and timeless color tones.
6 | BONUS
So, Glossybox has been sending me all kinds of goodies (THANKS GLOSSY!). In all honesty I’ve only tried a couple of subscription boxes that I really like. One of them is Boxycharm and the other is (you guessed it) Glossybox. They’re both more “expensive” boxes at $21 a month, but I love that you get high end products and many of them are even full size. I can get behind that.
This month I got a body oil in my box and I’m totally new to that scene. I asked y’all on Instagram and many of you told me to put it on my damp skin after a shower. I’ll let you know how it works for me… but look at that packaging! Isn’t it just so luxurious?
What’s been up with you? Please send me your packing tips. Send me a snap (MakingMrsM)!
Thanks for bearing with me as I go through this weird time in my life. I’m sorry I haven’t had as much time to interact with you. It makes me truly sad. One day soon things will even back out again. XOXO