I have finally found a cruelty-free lipstick that matches up to, and is maybe even better, than MAC‘s formula. Illamasqua’s Antimatter Lipstick in Midnight is the sexiest true red shade and the color lasts on my lips ALL night. Throughout all the drinks, kisses, and smoking– reapplying is only needed if you have a full out meal. I want every shade available now.
Boyfriend’s mom gifted us this Essential Healing Vaseline body lotion. It hydrates me well enough but, it has that drugstore grandma-scent. On the days I don’t wear it, my legs get shinier than I’ve ever seen (not a good thing), and large noticeable cracks appear. I can’t wait until it’s all gone so I can move on.
I’ve started using Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Baby Wipes. The ones at the bottom of the bag get really bubbly/soapy, I’m not a big fan of that, and I feel like I need to use a lot to get the job done. The wipes are rather small, too. I haven’t found any other brands I like better though so, I’ll keep buying these until I spot something else I want to try.
We got a completely new bed set from Walmart and it’s just so much more comfortable, warmer, and softer than simply washing old stuff for some reason. There were only like, two or three different patterns to choose from. The blue plaid is pretty cute and perfect for the winter, isn’t it??
I got this huge pack of Paper Mate Ink Joy colored pens and writing lists has never been more exciting!! Quite a few more colors and multiples of each color were included but, I’m only showing a handful 😉 in the photo (above). I love how easily they glide across the paper and how neat my writing turns out. I have to say, these are better than Bic.
I am finally using the Marianella Violet and Bergamot Hand Wash with Avocado Oil I received in May. It smells really pleasant, like a fancy hotel bathroom. The liquid is a little runnier than usual and it gets incredibly sticky if you rub your hands together without running water but, it does lather and foam up nicely.
Currently smoking: Banana OG, a hybrid by Verano.
On my phone, I’m using this fun theme called Purple Peace by S. Rojas. The lock screen is the same style but, instead of the hand, there’s a thought bubble with “hello” written in cursive. I love it.
I finally hopped off my Kicking Horse kick to try Peet’s Coffee Holiday Blend. It is smooth, intense, and delicious. Plus, the packaging is too cute!!
Finding dairy-free potato chips is NOT easy, especially at a 7 Eleven. I couldn’t believe how mouthwateringly delicious Zapp’s Cajun Dill Gator-Tators were. Each chip was super crisp and nearly melted in my mouth. The seasoning was almost smoky with a real dill kick.
I could eat the whole bag of Jif Peanut Butter Poppers in one sitting. Fellow sweet and salty lovers, this is OUR snack. Pretzels and popcorn coated in a hard peanut butter shell? Mmm… I cannot get enough.
It was time for a new bottle of honey again!! I picked out the Raw & Unfiltered Local Hive Honey From L.R. Rice and His Family. It tastes so amazingly sweet, and it’s really oozy, easy to squeeze out. It doesn’t crystallize at all, either.
Boyfriend and I were shopping around Sprouts for sandwich toppings when I looked at him and said, “we should find some type of special sauce for them.” He suggested a flavored mayo of some sort, so we went searching in the condiment aisle. Can you believe we found something by Sir Kensington’s actually named Special Sauce? It’s a little sour on its own but, it’s quite nice mixed with plain mayo. We’ll finish off the jar, no problem, we’d just never buy it again.
We are still running through the different Mom’s Best Cereals. The Safari Cocoa Crunch takes the number one spot so far– way better than original Cocoa Puffs!! We also tried the Honey Grahams, which were dusted with a bit too much sugar, making them overly sweet. The Mallow Oats which I preferred over Lucky Charms but, boyfriend couldn’t even finish a bowl of. The Raisin Bran was alright except the flakes were extremely thin, I could barely taste them through the raisins and they sogged up fast.
I spotted this Victoria Vegan Alfredo Arugula Pesto Sauce at Sprouts and knew we had to try it. Boyfriend added chicken breast, mushrooms, onions, and spinach then, we poured it over fresh spinach fettuccine pasta. When we finished eating, he said, “that was a 5 out of 5 sauce” and he RARELY compliments any food that highly. We were both impressed. It had just the right amount of arugula and basil, a very subtle hint of tang was detectable but, not at all overpowering. Most of all, I couldn’t believe how creamy it was– there had to be dairy in there somewhere?! (Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the jar!).
I’m 76% through with the first book in the ‘A Bakeshop Mystery‘ series called Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander. It’s absolutely everything you’d want in a cozy mystery!
I enjoyed guessing who was in each costume the first season of The Masked Singer, and I even got some correct! I honestly didn’t expect them to return for another season but, it’s currently airing on FOX and the episodes are slowly being added to Hulu. I’m pretty sure I know who the Pink Flamingo is already! I grew up listening to that voice– I’ll be completely shocked if I’m wrong.
I’m still watching the first season of Glee. That Madonna episode was tough to get through, we watched it for three or four different dinners. Usually, I want to finish whatever episode we’re on but, I kept turning it off when my plate was empty. I hate her music.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is so damn addicting! I whizzed through the first season and am now currently, in the middle of the second.
My ancient computer survived through a cool new system update and I was finally able to download the Kindle for PC app onto it. I love reading on my big screen and have been getting through books faster than I have been all year ever since I downloaded it.
Have you ever heard of Tubi TV? Me neither. It was just a pre-installed, forgotten app on our Roku. Who knew there were tons of great films and TV shows on there? I was able to watch so many episodes of The Rap Game that Netflix doesn’t have uploaded!
I just downloaded Orwell, it’s a PC game that comes free for download with the Game Pass Ultimate subscription. I’m only on Chapter 3 so far (I have no idea how many there are in total) but, I am already really, really digging it. I get to be a special detective, searching through all kinds of online and private documents, trying to find terrorists, connecting suspects to one another, listening in on calls, etc.
The Sims 4 has reeled me back in. I couldn’t resist their sale on the Island Living Expansion Pack and the Spooky Stuff Pack. It’s so fun that my Sims can get a tan or SUNBURN now (among so many other new things)!
Lastly, I’ll leave you with a jaw-dropping video of the incredible competitive eating champ, Matt Stonie, destroying The Largest Plate of Thanksgiving Food Ever. 😉 My plate won’t be THAT big but, I’m gonna try my best, (just kidding) LOL. I don’t know how I’ve only recently discovered this guy but, his videos are insane!! I’ve been watching them nonstop.