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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April Favorites

I seriously cannot believe that another month has flown by and it's time for another monthly favorites. I have been able to try a few new products, so I am happy to share all of my loves for the month with y'all!

I'll tell you now, this month is going to be filled with a lot of random favorites. Since I get up at 5:40 for work, I tend to stick to what I know and use the same makeup products every morning to avoid running late. The only thing I have been really switching up are the blushes and highlighters I use.
1. Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeliner in Black Point
I discovered this towards the end of the month, but I decided to add it to my favorites because I literally have used it everyday since I have gotten it. This eyeliner works just as good as any high-end eyeliner pencil I have used.

I will say that during the day I have to give the ends of my eyes a good swipe because the eyeliner will run off my waterline and onto the outside corners underneath my eye. I don't know why my eyes do this, but it does this with multiple brands of eyeliners.

Regardless, I love his product. The pencil is a dark black, the eyeliner stays in my waterline (besides the tiny transfer on my below my eyes), and it's extremely affordable. I will never buy an expensive eyeliner again now that I know about this.

2. Physicians Formula Translucent Pearls
This month I have been all about the highlighters. I never used to use highlighters, but now I've become an addict. I don't know why I was so afraid to use them before, but I love the look they give off.

Out of the two highlighters I have been using this month, this one is more on the dramatic side. It comes off as a white/silver highlighter, which sounds terrible, but it really does look pretty on the skin.

3. Wet n Wild Rose Champagne Glow
This highlighter is a pinky champagne color that is so pretty on the skin. I feel like you can go really natural with this or you can go really dramatic. It's crazy that you get so much product for such a little amount of money you spend.  This thing will last me forever!
L to R: Rose Champagne Glow and Translucent Pearls 
4. Kate Spade Agenda
As you all know, I started my job a month ago. One of the first things I had on my list to buy was an agenda. When I was in school, my agenda was my best friend! My Lilly Pulitzer planner kept me organized and on top of all my assignments and tasks for my classes and organizations.

Well, this time around I decided to be different and buy a Kate Spade one. I'll admit at first I didn't like the layout of it. The spaces to write are extremely tiny, but then I came to the conclusion that I really don't need an agenda to write down tasks and assignments.
Basically I use this agenda to manage my finances. Since I am paid weekly, I write down a lists of where my money needs to go for the weekend and the following week. Right now I'm trying to manage some credit cards, buy a new retainer for my teeth and fix my car. This helps me stay organize and calculate when I will have each task paid off.

5. Kate Spade Tumbler
I bought this little baby during the same time I bought my agenda. I didn't need a new tumbler, but I just thought this one was too darn cute. Since I was making an order anyways with standard shipping being over 10 dollars, I decided to just add this in as well. I'm so happy I purchased this tumbler. I use it for work when I'm not using my Camelback. I love this tumbler because it's huge!
Kate Spade Tumbler compared to a regular tumbler
6. Lilly Pulitzer Elsa in First Impression
This has been my favorite piece of clothing since I got it. I have literally worn this every week since it arrived. I cannot express it enough how versatile this top is. I've worn it out on a date, to catch up with some friends and to work. It looks amazing with white pants and it also looks fabulous with dark blue jeans.

I hate to say this because these tops are so expensive, but I want at least two more of these in other prints.
Mad Men
YES! Mad Men is back. I have missed this show so much. I started watching the seasons in January and I became so obsessed with it. It was kind of ridiculous.
As you all know I was a PR major in school. At UT, a lot of the PR and advertising classes were integrated. So with taking a lot of advertising courses, we had a lot of class examples using Mad Men episodes. When we would watch it in class, I wasn't too impressed with it even though everyone raved about the show.

I don't know what made me decide to start watching the episodes online, but after the first episode I was hooked. I love this show because I reminds me so much of college and all the things I learned about advertising and PR. It makes me love PR and advertising so much more. Then you add juicy and scandalous drama to the mix! Its just perfection. I'm just so sad this will be the last season.

Two Broke Girls
This month I finally started watching Two Broke Girls and I am actually caught up with the new season. I don't remember exactly what series I was watching before this, but I knew I wanted to watch it because my friend recommended it and because it was something light and funny. I love this show!
New Girl
After I finished up Two Broke Girls, I wanted to continue watching a funny TV series. I was torn on watching this show. I didn't think I would like it, but boy I was wrong! I started binge watching it on my day off two weeks ago and now I'm already on season three.
Lean Cuisines
I used to eat these things all the time during college. They have been my saviors this month. This was my first full month at work and I took these for lunch the majority of the time. There was a few times I would bring leftovers my mom had cooked, but these added variety to my life.
I don't know how heathy they are, but I like them for portion control. I also love how the options they have are limitless. To name a few, I've had their pepperoni pizza, fajita spring rolls and sesame chicken. I don't think I have come across one that I just didn't like.

Sweet Potatoes
Okay. This is probably my most random favorite, but I just had to add this in. I've been loving eating sweet potatoes. I love potatoes, but I always stick to regular ones. When I've gone out to eat this month and I had the option of french fries, I substituted them for sweet potato fries.

I always thought it was weird to have savory sweet potatoes, but now I love them. I even made my mom make me some spicy sweet potato cubes from a recipe I found online for Easter. They were BOMB!

That's it for my monthly favorites! I told you all it would be a lot of random things.

What have you all been loving this month?

Love and desserts,
 


11 comments:

  1. I had that cup and it totally cracked on me! Be careful with it, I was so sad :(

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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    1. Oh no!! I'll make sure to take extra care of it! I had a mug from Lilly Pulitzer that fell and cracked. I was so mad, so I feel your pain. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      -Ashley

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  2. Where did you get the Jordana eyeliner from? I wasn't aware that we were able to get Jordana products in the UK? I found your blog via the Bright Side Beauty blog hop and am now following you. I'd love if you could do the same :)
    http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I got the jordana eyeliner from Walgreens. Not sure if they have them out there in the UK, but I'd try Ebay to see if you can find them on there. Thank so much for stopping by and following! I'm now following you, as well! :)

      -Ashley

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  3. I really can't wait to try the wet n wild highlighter! :) I love this post, it is so fun!

    I followed via Blog hop, here and on bloglovin!

    :)

    Take care-

    Alixandria Hope @ Alixandriahope.blogspot.com

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    1. You will love it! It's super pretty! I just bought another Wet n Wild highlighter and I want to go back and get a new limited edition one haha. Thanks so much for the sweet comment and for following! I'm now following you on both, as well! :)

      -Ashley

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  4. Love your faves! I've been DYING to get my hands on the WnW highlighter but it hasn't come up here to Canada yet :( Mad Men is an awesome show! I love the 60's era and seeing how the advertising industry was back then :)

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    1. Aww, thank you! Try finding the WnW highlighter on Ebay if you can! They are totally worth it. I ended up buying three other shades. I totally agree with you, Mad Men is the best! It's fun watching the different eras as the seasons go on.

      -Ashley

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  5. Love your favorites from April! I need to get my hands on the Kate Spade agenda, it looks absolutely fabulous and would be SO useful for me to own. 2 Broke Girls is a great show to watch, definitely agree with you on that! Found you from the Meet Me on the Brightside Blog Hop!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! :) The Kate Spade agenda is a really good purchase and I'm sure you will use it ton! I use mine daily and I've found the agenda as cheap as 10 dollars on some websites! Love me some 2 Broke Girls! Its amazing! :) Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

      -Ashley

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