Friday Favorites No. 5

Apr 9, 2021

FRIYAY!! I love Friday's because I love posting about my favorites. It's always fun to do. I am not really active on my blog during the week but I am very active on my Instagram so it's good to update here what I am diggin throughout the week.



1. WORK SHENANIGANS

Yesterday was no school. And since I am a 220 employee (days I work) I had to work while students were off. Lucky for them. But I digress! Because that means the school is quiet and the phones aren't ringing off the hook, I can dress down a little and I can get work done that I wasn't able to finish over the week. Working in a high school is challenging but so rewarding. I love it. It's the best job I have ever had.

Since there was no school, small nerd had to come with me to my school. She has been DYING to come there too. It was really nice to have her there with me. She got some work done on the computer. She attends the same school in the same school system I work for so it was easy peasy logging into her account to work.



After her work was done, it was time to sit there and be bored. I mean there is only so much TikTok this child can watch before she's restless. So she helped me with some attendance notes. Organizing them from grades 9-12. My little helper.



All I know is if it wasn't for her baby hands helping, this wouldn't have been done in time to leave. Thank God.

In the mornings I get a 15 minute break. She kept asking to go walking around the school to see what it was like. I promised her I would take her around the school as soon as my break started. And boy did we have some fun. Check this out below:
@bigsmallnerd

When schools out we take an adventure around the school 😂 @teagan.groth

♬ Blinding Lights - The Weeknd

We climbed to the top of building 8... and just ran around goofing off. Just the two of us. The sun was so bright but the weather was so gorgeous. She had the best time of her life with me. And that's what it's all about these days. I try my best to make her happy in such a crappy time of her life since the pandemic that doesn't seem to end.

2. SUPER FOOD



I can't believe it took me so long to incorporate serums in my skincare routine ritual. My husband has joined me and we both do our skincare AM / PM. Our skin has seriously improved by like 87%. No lie. For example, I was in Marshall's Wednesday while small nerd was at percussion practice. I had a little time to kill before heading to her school. My old boss there saw me, stopped and of course said hello, how are you blah blah blah... and then said... "there is something different about you... I can't put my finger on it... what have you done differently? It's a good thing though... what is it? Did you lose weight??" I laughed and said thanks, sure I have lost a little weight (I am wearing the same size I wore when I worked there) and said I am just happy I guess. I didn't give up my secret. It's my skincare LOL. I have received a lot of compliments by staff and school members. They say I look younger and my skin is flawless. I love hearing that.

So what have I done you ask? It's the super pure, super bounce and super glow I have been using religiously from Glossier. They are a game changer I tell ya. Go get you some!

3. FAVE PURCHASES



I saw Glossier was sending out mirror decals that say "YOU LOOK GOOD" with every purchase made on their website. I needed it. It's the perfect message while getting ready to start your hectic day. When I worry about what's to come... I see that little message while getting ready and it brightens the mood.



Since I missed out on the RealHer Ultimate Glow Getter Cheek Trio from Ipsy, I bought it online instead. And let me just say this... BUY IT NOW! It is so gorgeous. I like how its all in 1. Blush, highlighter and bronzer/contour. It matches my skin tone to a T. Not too dark and not barely noticeable. I am telling you... you gotta get it. You will not be disappointed at all.

I have always wanted to try an eye shadow stick. Sometimes I don't feel like using a full palette. I just want to sweep my eyelids, blend a little and go. I came across another amazing Touch in Sol product. It's called Pretty Filter Mattish Liquid Eye Shadow and it is a game changer. The shade I chose is called #3 Delight. It's a coral like color. All you do is swipe on, blend a little and you are good to go! I am going to get them all minus the neon green. That color is a bit much for me. I'm a wild child but I ain't that wild LOL.

4. THE WEATHER

For ONCE the weather here in Florida has been beautiful. It feels like actual spring. Nice and chilly in the mornings and warm with a slight cool breeze during the day. Perfect enough to go skating and not sweat or die from heat exhaustion after 15 minutes of pushing.


@bigsmallnerd

My little skater ##fyp ##foryoupage ##skatergirl ##skateboarding

♬ Island In The Sun - Weezer

5. NEW FACE CREAM FIND

I love finding new products. I got a free sample of Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and couldn't wait for nighttime to use it. I am almost out of my Waterful gel cream and I needed something different. I love Touch in Sol but I noticed I don't like scents in my skincare. And to be honest, I don't like the smell of grapefruit. Because I can't stand that fruit. It's gross. BUT!! I used Kiehl's as a nighttime cream and I seriously looooove it! There is no odor whatsoever. And it was creamy and buttery just like my Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich. SOLD! Plus my face felt super hydrated and soft and bouncy when I woke up.



6. NEW BREAKFAST



If my husband and I are going to improve our skin, then it’s time to eat healthy breakfasts like these Oats Over Night. I love my donuts don’t get me wrong but if we’re going to invest in some pricey yet amazing products then we have to change what we put in our mouths. Plus our pants will thank us later.

7. IPSY GLAM BAG X!!



Okay, I saved the BEST for last. I haven't logged into my Ipsy account since I picked my choice on 4/2. While clicking here and then there and then here... I came across some verbiage that basically said my X would replace my Plus for the months of February, May, August and November. I looked some more and was looking for the words "you're still on the wait list...." and I didn't see anywhere. So I clicked on my account link and went to both tabs and there it was. I was confirmed. It is active. I AM GETTING THE IPSY GLAM BAG X!! I am seriously jumping for joy. I really want all the products but I know that won't happen. The whole reason I upgraded to this was because for 1. I love Khloe Kardashian. I don't care what anyone says. I like her attitude and the fact she doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. Plus this box is a bunch of skincare!!! The main skincare item I want is that Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Fingers are crossed!

Did you upgrade for the Glam Bag X? If you don't know if you got in, just check your account.

Did you see my last post about these gorgeous preserved roses that last a whole year? Check it out! Mother's Day is coming and this would be perfect!

So there you have it! All my Friday faves. Have a wonderful weekend! If you are on Instagram or TikTok, give me a follow and we can keep in touch!

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26 comments

  1. It's sweet your daughter could go to work with you :) And I really like the sound of the Kiehl's cream! I always hear good things about the brand but I've never tried it yet!

    Hope you're having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I was very happy that she could go with me to work. I love her company. She makes me laugh. I’ve heard of Kiehl’s too but never got around to trying it. Until now. Now I’m hooked. I’ve bought the avocado eye cream and the ultra cream. Can’t wait to start using them!!

      Thank you! I’m having a wonderful weekend. You do the same too!

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  2. Hello from a fellow Floridian! I second that the weather has just been lovely lately! Spring is my favorite time of year here.

    Thank you for all the kind message you've left on my blog! I am so glad I've found you - love what you share here. You've peaked my interest in moisturizers and Ipsy.

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. Florida bloggers unite!!! What part of Florida are you in??? The weather sure has been nice. We’re supposed to get some rain sometime this weekend or upcoming week. Wonder when. And then a slight cool down. Should be nice!

      You are welcome for the comments!! I’m still wanting a waffle maker. I’ll get one someday LOL. You gotta sign up for Ipsy! You will love it. Get the Plus though. The $12 one is just samples and one full size. For $25 you get 5 full sized items. It’s worth it.

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  3. Your weather sounds so lovely! Love that positive message on your mirror.

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    1. Well the weather was extremely hot today because we had a storm and front rolling in. Obits like hell on earth lol

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  4. That is so nice you are able to have your daughter come to work with you occasionally! Skincare has made such a difference in my skin too! I hope I am teaching my kids that!

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    1. I love having my daughter with me at work. It’s like a safety net. I know she’s safe with me. Skincare has made a huge difference in everything. Even my daughter has joined in with us!

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  5. Nice post - I do a Friday Favourites on the last Friday of each month. Amazing that your skin has improved so much with serums! Your daughter was a big help at school by the look of it.

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    1. I will have to check your blog out! Thank you! I love using serums. I never thought I needed them and kinda didn't like the thought of using them at first until I found Glossier. Love that stuff. My daughter was a HUGE help that day. I really needed her help too.

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  6. That's fun bringing your daughter to school with you. I haven't tried Glossier or Kiehls. Do you have a Sephora spring sale list? I think I'm only getting like 2 things. I'm only a vib.I haven't gotten the Ipsy bag in a few years. I miss the Sephora play box.
    http://therantingsofadramaqueensmum.blogspot.com

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    1. You have gotta try Glossier and Kiehls! I just got the avocado eye cream today and I’m so excited to try it tonight. I’ve heard lots of good things about this company.

      I don’t shop much at Sephora. My Sephora doesn’t have much of anything since it’s inside Penneys and they’re closing down. I’m at Ulta all the time or I just go through the website of the company directly.

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  7. The weather has been perfection, and I'm even enjoying today's rain storms as it's a good excuse to relax at home today and get things done. LOVE that mirror decal!

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    1. This mornings rain was awesome too!! I can’t wait for those rainy days so I can relax

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  8. Awe, love the "take your daughter to work day!" How sweet!

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    1. :) I need more of those! When she’s out of school I will still have one week left so she’ll be coming with me!

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  9. Oh, I need to try that face cream! I've been looking for something for my combination skin, and that sounds like just the ticket! Also, how fun that your daughter could go to work with you :)

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    1. Kiehls face cream is amazing!! I’m waiting for my package to get here. It’s taking forever!!

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  10. I have used that face cream and it is amazing. Definitely moisturizes the face. So glad that you got to have a little helper last week. That is always so nice. I go back into the office soon too.

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    1. My face is super dry at night but extremely oily during the day. Weird. So this would be perfect! I like creams more. I’m not liking gel lately. It feels so weird

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  11. How fun that you can bring your daughter to work with you once in awhile! Love the message on your mirror!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you Jill! I can bring her to work with me every time there is no school and I have to work! I just learned that. I enjoyed her company oh so much!

      The mirror decal perks me right up in the mornings. Especially Monday mornings.

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  12. might have to try that face cream-thanks for sharing. I SO NEED your Fri Yay mug in my life- love it! Hope you are having a great week :)

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    1. The face cream is AMMMMMMMAZZZZZZZZING!!!!!! My face is so hydrated and soft and plump when I wake up. Literally the best stuff ever.

      I remember coming across FRIYAY and I was like this is a MUST! Even though I promised my husband I wouldn't buy anymore. I got like 30 of em. HAHAHAHA!

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  13. Great favorites, Natalie! I love that small nerd got to join you for some TikTok shenanigans! I absolutely love your mirror decals! Thanks for linking.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee! I enjoy doing TikTok with her. She is so much fun!!

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