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Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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Happy March All! I can't tell you enough that I am sooo excited that February is over. I feel like January and February have lasted a year. Between the awful weather, work trips and just overall stress, I am happy to see a new month. Now mother nature, get your act together and bring me some Spring weather. No more snow or rain. Got it?

ONE. Are you like me and don't go to the jewelers that often to get your rings cleaned and checked? I make sure to go at least once every six months, but I like to go more often and get my rings all sparkly and shiny again. But every other appointment or thing has gotten in the way and I haven't made it over to the jewelers. So I ordered some jewelry cleaner off of Amazon and it is amazing. Now I don't get the polished look that I get from the jewelers, but it made my diamonds sparkle and my bands not look dingy anymore. I call that a win. And it only took 3 minutes and a bit of scrubbing with a small brush. It is only $8 and it is amazing. This isn't sponsored at all. I just love the results I am getting with this cleaner.
Brilliant Jewelry Cleaner

TWO. Another Amazon win for me lately is a bathing suit. I never thought to buy a bathing suit online. I even posted about bathing suits on Monday. But I was recommended this bathing suit by one of my followers and it is awesome. I just got it and tried it on and it was amazing. It hides the tummy more since it is high waisted (never thought I would buy a high waisted bikini), actually fits my boobs and hides my umbilical hernia scar.

Even though I tend to wear more bikinis, I still hate the scar on my stomach. When I had my first hernia surgery, I went to a general surgeon. More specifically, the one who did my emergency breast abscess. He did such an amazing job on the abscess that I chose to see him for my hernia. Being pregnant with twins caused my belly button to pop out and my bowels to go through that small hole. I had it fixed in June 2015 and within 6 months, it was back or I had a second hernia that he didn't fix. They are not sure which.

Anyways, in January 2016, I had my second surgery and this time with a plastic surgeon because they care more about the scar placement and the look after the surgery. I had a pretty big scar under my belly button and I hated it. I also hated that by belly button was popped out and hurting again. So he went through the first scar, minimized it and fixed everything. He did an amazing job and I have been good ever since. Though he would have went through the belly button had I chose him in the first place and I wouldn't have a scar that I hate.

The scar is so much better, but it is still visible. So to have a new bikini that covers that and also puts less sun on my scar is a win. This bathing suit is only $25, it is flattering and perfect for a lot of body shapes.
Bdcoco High Waisted Bikini

THREE. I have been using this spray since Thanksgiving and I even got it for my sister in her birthday present. My cousin sprayed this on me on our way over to families house for Thanksgiving and I loved it. When we got back into town, I bought it immediately. I don't know what it is about this stuff, but it makes me feel refreshed, smells amazing and gives you a glowy look. I get it at Ulta for $5. This stuff will change your life.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray

FOUR. Another Amazon clothing find that I just purchased yesterday was the Grecerelle Pocketed Maxi Dress. I have heard so many good things from fellow bloggers about this dress. I have seen it knotted in the front and I decided to get it because I needed causal dresses for Mexico. Plus it is kid friendly in that I can still chase my girls around in the Summer and I don't feel like my rear is going to show in it. Plus everyone says it is soft, stretchy and a great Amazon find. And if I don't like it, I can return it. Plus it is only $23.
Grecerelle Pocketed Maxi Dress

FIVE. I realized that I never did a weekend update last from last weekend and I wanted to share the Princess Tea Party that the girls attended. You may have seen some of these on my IG if you follow me.
 The girls all dressed up for their Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party



SIX. I finally gave in and created a Facebook page for my blog. I know...only about 4 years later. I haven't posted much other than my daily posts from here. So please, can you go and like my Sparkles and Lattes Facebook page?

I am linking up with AprilA Little Bit of EverythingMeet @ the Barre and Becky.

Have a great weekend!

17 comments :

  1. The party looked so fun and the two cutest Princesses there! Love their dresses and you cute swimsuit!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! We had a blast at the party!

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  2. I received rose water spray as a gift and it really is a nice little pick me up... and for a great price! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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    1. That is awesome. It is such amazing stuff! Have a great weekend as well!

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  3. I love having my rings nice and shiny! I rarely get the chance to make it to the jewelers to get them cleaned. I use something similar to this and love how they look after. The girls look so adorable in their dresses and what a cute idea for a party. I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. It is such a fun party that we go to each February. I love it. And that ring stuff is amazing. I wish we had more time to go to the jewelers though! Have a great weekend!

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  4. The tea party looks like so much fun! I have an awful scar on my stomach from a botched hernia repair / tummy tuck. I don't even know if high waist suits would cover it up!

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  5. You're going to LOVE that dress! I discovered it while looking for a modest summer-style dress for travel and it totally fits the bill! The slits come higher than I would like, but they're not super revealing at all. I know you'll love it! Also - need to check out that swimsuit!!

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  6. Hey - dont feel bad - I've been blogging for 12 years & never created a FB page :) haha
    That princess tea party - I want that myself!!!
    Yep - I need some jewelry cleaner so that's going in my cart right now!

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  7. The tea party is so cute! I love the suit and the dress, I might have to order both!

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  8. That bathing suit is SO CUTE! I love me some pom poms! Heading over now to like your FB page!

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  9. The girls look adorable at the princess tea party!! Love their dresses. I'm a huge fan of MB's drying lotion because I still get acne here and there. I'll have to try that spray! Happy Friday!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  10. The girls look so cute for their party! I am the worst with cleaning my rings. I haven't been in years to get them checked and cleaned. Probably need to order that stuff!

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  11. Jewelry cleaner is the best! I use mine all the time in between taking stuff to the jewelers.

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  12. That bikini is super cute.
    I use white toothpaste and a toothbrush.. gets my rings super sparkly.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  13. Your girls are adorable in their princess dresses. I rarely clean my rings, only because I can't get them off! They're on my fingers for life, or until I lose some weight. I like that pocketed maxi dress. May have to add it to my wishlist.

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  14. That bathing suit is adorable! I am not sure it would work on me though, I'm fairly large chested. :( But I love that dress -I have a similar one in a pink tye dye. And the girls party looks adorable!

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