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Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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Happy Friday all! I am sure most of you are like me and are trying to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I have a love and hate relationship with this sale. I love the deal that I get and this mama needs some new work flats, but I don't like how people go into debt for sales like this. How they open up credit cards just to get early access and then can't pay off the interest. Or how influencers buy bags and bags and bags of things to shill to us and then return over half of it. Ugh. 

Are you shopping the Nordstrom sale?

Anyways, onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. My co-worker has the best fan. It is perfect for your desk, or in a little room. Well another co-worker wanted it pretty badly and so I searched to find it. It wasn't that hard to find, but then I got to thinking and decided I needed one at my desk. I am usually cold at my desk, but during the summer, I get hot. Especially after an afternoon walk. I thought I would share this awesome fan with you all. It comes in mint, black and red.
Mainstays 8 inch fan

TWO. Ok so we all know that I love to go to the beach. Specifically, Lake Tahoe. Well we use an old Victoria Secret beach bag that I got a million years ago to carry our towels, sunscreen, keys, wallet, etc. Last week, LL Bean was having a 25% off sale and I scooped up a new tote for the beach. This one looks better and is amazing! It comes highly recommended from a fellow local blogger. It comes in small through extra-large.
LL Bean Boat and Tote

THREE. Speaking of totes and LL Bean, I also ordered a Cooler Tote bag. I have been wanting the Yeti Soft Cooler bag forever, but at $240 ish, I just can't justify that for a cooler. At least not right now. So we looked into this LL Bean Cooler Tote and it fits the bill. It is slightly smaller than the Yeti cooler, but when you open it up, it has a ton of space. I also find it easier to put my stuff in and take it out than I do with the Yeti (our friends have one and we all used it at Tahoe on the 4th). Plus you can use this for more than the beach. You can put your potluck dish in it and keep it warm. And this one is only $79 for the large size (they have other sizes too).
LL Bean Large Cooler Tote

FOUR. Remember how a few months ago, I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Complexion Makeup Brush (I wonder if any Charlotte Tilbury will be on sale with the Nordstrom sale)? Well, it is still amazing. But I know I needed to clean it. I was just using soap and water and it was fine, but then I was recommended this Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner. This stuff is amazing. The starter kit, which I bought, comes with a little tin to put a small amount of cleaner in, and then you swirl your brush around in it. Everything comes out. This stuff is amazing. It is kind of expensive for an 8 oz bottle, but I haven't used much of it and I know it will last.
Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner

FIVE. I know I love to hear about a good binge worthy show, so I thought I would share the one that I have been watching non-stop. It is The Killing. It came out in 2011 and it has 4 seasons. I watch it on Amazon Prime and it is really good. I am half way through the second season. I am watching it all the time. Have you seen it? What other shows are you binging right now?

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

Have a great weekend!

14 comments :

  1. Haha yup, I completely agree!! I actually kind of get really annoyed at this time of year. It seems like it's all turned into a big sales hoax and nothing but pushing affiliate links. But hey, to each their own. I hope you have a great weekend!!

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    1. I sooo agree with it. I use the links, but don't really like to that much.

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  2. I usually just shop the sale for myself and stick to things I know I need like shoes/jeans/undies I love! Those are the things I like to share with everyone too. I wore two pairs of booties all year (fall-spring) last year that a lot of people asked where I got them and I said this sale. I definitely don't go crazy though! (or even read through all the posts) My mom always has LLbean bags because they hold up so well! Have a great weekend friend!

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    1. that is how I feel. I know that I need new flats for work, so I seek those out. I don't want to buy a bunch of unnecessary things. LL Bean is amazing and I love there stuff.

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  3. All I want are some Zella leggings and some undies!!!! There is one cute cami that I would love to have, too, but I'm sure it'll sell out before I can shop. I don't have a Nordstrom credit card so I have to wait until it opens to the public next week. And girl, the sheer volume of things that some of these bloggers buy SHOCKS me. Like, there's one girl who bought so much stuff that it's probably more than I own in my entire closet. Lol. I can't imagine spending that much at once.

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    1. I buy my zella leggings at Nordstrom Rack usually. My store always carries a ton. But I did grab underwear this time. I saw bags and bags of things that people buy. I usually buy 5 things and keept 2. It is crazy.

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  4. I love my LL Bean tote - our work gave us one.. .I've worn that baby down.
    That fan.. I love the color!!! I just bought a desk fan for work - these new hot flashes arent fun sitting in a controlled temp environment

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    1. That is cool that your work gave you one. I would love that!

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  5. I have a big LL Bean Tote that I should probably dig out of my basement! I love the color of that fan. Too funny about the bloggers buying out Nordstrom. I saw one just posted her try ons in the store. She may not have bought anything!

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    1. You definitely should. They are great bags. Oh I am sure she didn't buy much or anything. It is just awful. ugh.

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  6. Those LLBean bags are amazing and last forever! I think I've had mine about 10 years!

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  7. The LL Bean tote is a GAME CHANGER! We got one as a baby gift for Hadley and I think it should be the go-to baby gift... they are so useful and hold up so well! Also, I'm with ya on the N-Sale. ;) Have a great weekend, xo!

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    1. I never thought about it as a baby gift, but that is a great idea. I love that tote so much!!!

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