Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Well I survived my first week back after vacation. That is always a hard one. We don't have a lot planned this weekend, but we do get our first taste of 2018 college football. We have our Spring scrimmage game and I am pretty excited to see what the Pack has done in the off season.

Onto Friday favorites.

ONE. Shape Tape. So I finally gave in and bought some Tarte Shape Tape. I wanted to get it while it was on sale at 25% off, but I didn't know my color and didn't have time to stop in Ulta before the sale was done. So I paid full price. Ugh. But it was worth it.

I am a full coverage kind of girl when it comes to foundation and concealer. I want to cover all the freckles, zits and sun spots. Prior to using Shape Tape, I was using It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. I really liked it, but everyone raved about Shape Tape, so I got it. Plus I was almost out of my It Cosmetics one.

After using it for a week, I really like it. You don't have to use much for even full coverage. It goes on smoothly, covers my dark circles, my blemishes and lasts all day long. Even in Mexico heat.

I use the Light Neutral and it blends in so well you can't even tell the difference between my foundation and concealer.

TWO. New dress. Before going to Mexico, I went to a local boutique (they ship, go here) to buy a small purse to bring to Mexico. I didn't want to spend a bunch, wanted something cute and something small. I got this one and it worked out amazingly. It was my purse for my whole trip too.

Anyways, I looked at other things while there and several of the dresses caught my eye. I want a new dress for my sister's wedding rehearsal, so I tried on a few and got a really pretty one. I had ever intention on wearing it in Mexico as well, but we never needed anything fancy or dressed up. #vacatoinlife
floral wrap dress

THREE. Did you catch my post yesterday on my first two days in Mexico? If not, go here. I will be recapping more of our trip next week. I love going through the photos, but it makes me want to go back again. Rory's great uncle isn't doing that well and we are just hopeful that he will still be around next year when we plan to take the girls back there. We were going to skip a year, but we want to take the girls again before their passports expire and they asked to go back. So we are planning on it.
Puerto Vallarta sunsets

FOUR. I finally gave in and bought the highly coveted Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Everyone has raved about this stuff. They say it smells heavenly, is extremely moisturizing and helps tighten the skin. Hey even if it did nothing other than moisturize my horribly dry skin, I would buy it. It seems like no matter the time of year, I need a gallon of lotion on my body. Sometimes several times a day. But with the promise of helping tighten the cellulite areas, that sold me.

It may not be the cheapest, but since everyone raves about it, I went in. I just hope it helps. Have you tried it?
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

FIVE. I was looking at Facebook this week and an ad for Tom's came up. It showed the cutest Spring collection, so I went over and took a look. Big mistake. Now I really want the cutest little Mary Jane's in a floral print for my girls. The problem...they are $39. Ugh, say what? For kids shoes?! My girls go through shoes a lot since they play hard. It seems like the only shoes that hold up well enough are Vans (hello, skate shoes) and I don't even pay full price for those. I go to the outlet store. But seriously, how cute are these?
Tom's floral kid mary jane's

Have a great weekend all!


  1. I've heard some mixed reviews about Shape Tape so I'm glad that you like it! I'm also using the Bye Bye Undereye concealer which I really like but this tube has lasted me FOREVER so I'll be looking to switch things up once it's done! I love that purse too-- very cute!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I don't like to spend a lot on kids' shoes either. And you have to get two of everything, lol!

  3. Those lil Toms are so sweet and I adore that blue dress. Glad your week back is behind you and I hope you enjoy a sweet weeekend!

  4. I'm a newbie to the Tarte Tape, too, and I love it! Floral is so IN right now and I love your picks for the dress and Mary Jane's.

  5. I love a good light & easy bag that you dont have to worry about carrying a lot of stuff in for vacation - weighing it down.
    I have a dress on my blog today that made me think of you & the dress you have on yours just confirms it :)

  6. That dress is beautiful! And those shoes are too. But I’m with you, I hate paying $$ for kids shoes because they do turn into casualties of war in no time! Haha. Mexico sounds so fun. Hope you are doing well!

  7. I love the bum bum cream. It smells like heaven and my skin is so soft when I use it! I have a hard time spending more than $25 on a pair of shoes for Zoe because you know they only wear them for a few months before they grow out of them or they look awful from all the playing wear to them! I haven't tried shape tape, I will have to check it out. Have a great weekend!

    1. My girls shoes look awful and tear at the toes when they wear them to school...except the Vans. But I want these for the weekend. So cute. Shape tape is amazing. It lasts all day, doesn't crease and has been good to me. Definitely a change from my bye bye under eyes. I can't wait to try the bum bum cream. Have a great weekend!

  8. It feels so freeing to switch to a smaller purse and I love that you were able to use it your whole trip. I'm headed to your Mexico post now! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  9. Little TOMS are SO cute :) eeeek! I want to check out your Mexico posts. I just got a sample of the bum bum cream with my Sephora order and haven't used it yet. Let me know how you like it after using it for a while- if it works I'm totally willing to spend the money for those tough areas :)

  10. Great list of favorites!! I'll definitely be looking for your opinion about the bum bum cream never heard of it but sounds awesome!! Love the kids toms shoes but totally agree they wouldn't wear them enough for the price! Hope you have a good weekend!!

    1. So far I really like it. It smells heavenly, goes on smoothly and I am hoping it is helping my cellulite out. Ha. I hope you had a great weekend as well.

  11. I have been looking for a concealer.. never used one before but I think I should start using one for the under eye circles and you gave me a few to consider..
    those Tom's are really cute!

  12. Brazilian Bum Bum cream?! I need this in my life. My flabby pancake butt needs a lift haha but unrelated, that sunset looks heavenly. Hope your travels were all that and more!

  13. Ugh yeah the week after vaca is always rough!! I need to go back and read your first recap!! Those floral toms are adorable!!!!!!!