CURRENTLY IN BEAUTY
I’ve been carrying this Laqa & Co. Prickly Pear Lip Gloss in my purse and applying it nearly everyday at any chance I get. When the shine fades, a pretty pink tint is left behind for the rest of the day. I love it.
I ran out of my full-sized moisturizer but, haven’t decided which one I want to buy to replace it yet. I decided to “shop my stash” and even though I said I wouldn’t give the MDSolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SolSci-X another shot after only trying it once, I did. The scent is strong because there’s sunscreen mixed in so I can forgive that especially because the sun is back. Ever since I started using this, it has made my skin softer, brighter, and smoother. Makeup has been applying on my face flawlessly BUT, I do notice tiny breakouts if I use it every single day. One or two day breaks are needed and my face won’t stay hydrated that long. I need a new one.
I am absolutely obsessed with the Maelle Sunkissed Bronzer that I received in my Feb. 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus. I’ve completely replaced the Urban Decay bronzer/highlighter I had been using for years with this.
Also from my Feb. 2019 Ipsy Plus, this LXMI Balm has been a dream. I’ve been using it on my lips and my dry eczema patches. Both look so much healthier. The one ingredient used is shea butter so I’m thinking you can just buy a jar of that and it would be the exact same. Yes, it’s very greasy but, nothing has made my elbows look better.
I ordered 4 nail lacquers from Zoya when they had a “4 for $15” sale going on. I chose the shades (from left to right) August, Hunter, Noir PixieDust, and Louise. They accidentally sent me Lulu twice. I’ve had a chance to use them all except Hunter. The Noir PixieDust is my favorite shade out of them all, so cool how it dried into a sparkly texture. The best thing about this brand is the outstanding pigmentation, one coat is dark enough to block any light from going through.
CURRENTLY IN LIFESTYLE
I picked up this deliciously spring-scented Sheer Peony Blossom candle by Bloom & Prosper at Ross.
I bought this Day Designer 2019 Planner from Target to try to plan my blogging posts (and my overall life) better. I don’t know how well it’s going but hey, look how cute it is!! There are both monthly and weekly templates along with stickers, a pocket, a ruler, and dedicated pages to write all your goals and plans for the future. On the weekly pages, each weekday is split into two, where you can write your schedule and to-do list.
Right now we have two jars of flower but the Jesus OG grown by Green Way Marijuana is in the wrong jar so I didn’t even bother photographing it. Pictured above: Dos Si Dos by White Label.
The Heavy Hitters’ Grape Ape THC Vape Cartridge wouldn’t work connected to my Brass Knuckles battery so I tried it on my old Hemp Hookahzz one, it doesn’t even have a button or any way to change the temp., but it worked beautifully with this cartridge. I don’t know why.
I changed my phone theme to this little cartoony one called Tocochi by PhintonART because it’s cute and I like the colors. 😀
CURRENTLY IN ENTERTAINMENT
I’ve got about an hour left to go in Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison. I was devouring it at first but, she started making me more and more angry. Plus, it gets pretty boring after she leaves the Playboy Mansion.
I’m on Season 03 (of the ones included on Netflix) of The Great British Baking Show. It’s very addicting to drool all over myself, I guess.
Don’t judge me but the first time I heard Dolly Parton’s Jolene was when I watched the film Dumplin’ not too long ago. When YouTube recommended this video of Miley Cyrus singing it, of course I had to give it a listen. It’s beautiful, her voice was made for songs in this genre.
Halsey never fails to drop a good tune. 11 Minutes with YUNGBLUD ft. Travis Barker is no exception. It premiered on the 21st of Feb. Listen to it, if you haven’t. ❤
CURRENTLY IN FOOD & DRINK
I found these fat Cajun Devil Crunchy Peanuts at Sprouts and I can’t get enough. I do wish there was more flavor/seasoning on them but, it really doesn’t matter because the peanuts and the big outer shell around the peanuts are darn good enough.
Forget a PB&J sandwich, try an AB&FS sandwich LOL. If you didn’t catch that, I’m trying to say… Simple Truth’s Crunchy Almond Butter and Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Spread in Triple Berry make a better sandwich than the plain ‘ol peanut butter and jelly that you’re used to!
One of my favorite foods currently in my freezer are these Mikey’s Pepperoni Pizza Pockets. There’s real meat but faux cheese!! That is seriously so hard to find. Usually if something has faux cheese, it also has faux meat. We tried the Ham & “Cheese” flavor as well, but it was way too salty. I definitely prefer and recommend the Pepperoni Pizza ones!
I have finally found my favorite store bought hummus brand (even if they spell it “hommus”). Cedar’s Organic’s makes a variety of flavors that I can’t wait to try. We’ve only had the Original and the Balsamic Carmelized Onion so far but, both were so wonderful!! I appreciate how its not super creamy, this “hommus” is thicker with a little texture and somehow tastes more freshly made compared to Sabra, Lantana, Private Selections, and Lilly’s.
OH MY GOSH, YUM!!! I am in absolute love with Silk’s Dairy-Free Soy Yogurt Alternatives. I’ve tried it in vanilla, strawberry, and blueberry already (I actually think those are the only flavors they have). I also had their peach flavored Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative and thought it was good, but noticeably thicker than the soy with a tiiiny chalky aftertaste.
I found another bag of Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans that surprisingly contained no dairy. This time I picked it up at Ross and they were made by the brand Surrounds. I’d say these are bigger and sweeter than the Simple Truth ones I featured in February.
Boyfriend introduced me to the secret life of eating canned oysters when we met– I honestly thought it was gross at first. Nowadays, we buy the ones by Geisha often but, we had never seen these Naturally Smoked Oysters with Red Chili Pepper by Crown Prince Natural before. We vowed to never buy any other kind again. These actually had a spicy kick and had real life dried peppers packed in. With a squeeze of a little lemon, a crack of salt and pepper… I couldn’t think of a better snack!
While I am a huge Justin’s fan, he doesn’t make his PB Cups with weird crispety pieces in them! Unreal’s Crispy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are just a bit more fun and interesting. Don’t put them in the fridge/freezer though; they taste gritty when super cold.
If you are a spicy foods fan, you NEED to try Mrs. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper Salsa. I know mostly all store bought jars of salsa that claim to be “hot” are barely even “mild” but, this one is different. Trust me, your mouth will be burning after two or three scoops!
Katz Chocolate Frosted Donuts taste like normal sized Hostess Chocolate Frosted Mini Donuts. It’s not at all detectable that these are dairy, nut, soy, AND gluten-free. I can’t stop myself from eating at least one a day. We also have these in the Cinnamon flavor but haven’t tried them yet.
Last but not least, we just finished off our Starbucks Caffe Verona Dark Roast grounds and replaced it with Peet’s Coffee Organic Dark French Roast. I couldn’t tell you if I prefer one over the other but, I think the Starbucks one definitely has a silkier taste over Peet’s more dry and smoky.