Friday Favs

Happy Friday!

 *1 month til my Fridays can look like this again*

1. My Sephora birthday order came in recently, and I'm in love with everything! I finally pulled the trigger on Glow Kit, and also scooped up the UD Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush on sale (similar found here) and a fabulous Hourglass set for free with a VIB promo code. I also chose the Fresh birthday gift after Pamela suggested it over the Marc Jacobs gift set, and I couldn't be happier. The Soy Face Cleanser is amazing!



2. Speaking of Sephora, I keep forgetting to talk about my monthly Play! boxes. So far, the July box has been my favorite packed full of summer goodies including my favorite Smashbox primer.



3. Still loving the gorgeous butterflies at Neiman Marcus and the delicious dessert at Cheesecake Factory over the long weekend.




I also brought back to MAC (you can read about their recycling program here). I brought back 6 empties for them to recycle, and chose a free lipstick. Last time I went with a bold cranberry color for the holidays, this time I went with a pretty pink color that can go from day to night.


 MAC Bombshell

4. I can't believe we're already in September, and am starting to look into my 2017 planner because not only am I a basic blogger, but I find such huge satisfaction in writing things down instead of adding them to a digital calendar. No surprise here, but I'm eyeing the Kate Spade Gold Dots Large Agenda. Look how pretty!

5. I'm feeling the love this week...


I was re-grammed by Simply Workout for my But First Barre... then Coffee. Still obsessed with the barre top and barre socks. Two of my favs combined!


I was blown away and honored to be named one of 10 of the best bloggers in Orlando by topvillas in their recent post. They rounded up their favorites as a guide to introduce Orlando bloggers who serve up a mix of delicious recipes, Disney tips, and fashion secrets. It's even more fun that I know 2 of the other bloggers listed, such a great city!


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Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

44 comments:

  1. Those butterflies are so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, happy Friday girl!

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  2. I can't believe you've only got one month left!! Eek! Time is flying! I'm glad you said you liked that Smashbox primer- I'm about to order some for the first time! Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Yay BEST Blogger..you should be one of the top ten you sweetheart!!! LOVE the butterflies and the cheesecake..both little joys of life right there. Happy weekend beautiful!!

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  4. Congrats on being named one of the 10 best! So exciting! I'm the same way with planners, I love writing everything down and refuse to do the digital calendar! Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. Congrats on your top 10!! Well deserved!! That cake looks so good... I'm stomach is rumbling!!

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  6. That's so awesome that you were named one of the best Blogger's in Orlando and that you got regrammed too! That's so awesome! I totally agree with you about the Fresh birthday gift over the Marc Jacobs! The travel size of the cleanser has been so awesome! Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Girl CONGRATS on being named top 10!! That's so stinkin' awesome!!! Go celebrate with more of that chocolate cheesecake because it looks AMAZING! Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  8. You are like famous now! :-) Congrats on that honor, that is great! Love that lipstick and that planner is super cute. You are looking fab and I hope that you are feeling good too!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  9. Congrats on being featured, that's awesome girl!! And omg that cheesecake totally reminds me that I have a $25 gift card sitting around somewhere and need to go asap!! Maybe when the pumpkin rolls out :) Happy Friday!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  10. Congratulations on being named a top blogger! Well-deserved, friend. Happy Friday!

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  11. What a fun Sephora haul! You got some great goodies, especially from Hourglass. That i one of my favorite beauty brands.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  12. CONGRATS!! Loving all of the beauty faves too!

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  13. I'm just going to have you fabulous make up/fashion experts order my make up for me because every time I walk into Sephora I'm like?!?! I don't belong here! LOL

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  14. I completely agree, the July Sephora box has been my favorite. If this month's box isn't a good one, I think I might cancel...Ipsy has been so much better.
    Hope you have a great weekend girl!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  15. Congratulations on being names on of the best bloggers in Orlando - that is amazing girl!! And yay for being regrammed!! Have a great weekend girl!

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  16. congrats on the regram and top blogger award! that's amazing girl! and the glow kit is everything. i have the other color palette and i just use it almost daily! a little goes a long way. i will have to choose that gift too for my birthday option! good to know :) happy weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  17. i saw that KS agenda as well and after much research and watching reviews, i read/saw that the gold foil rubs off quite easily :( that's why i decided against that planner (but it's SO pretty!!). thought you might want to take that into consideration.

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  18. Congrats on being named one of the best bloggers in Orlando, that is so fantastic!! Way to go!! Oh I loved that primer that came in the Sephora play box, it's so great! Everyone I know loves that soy cleanser. While I think it does work well, I cannot stand the smell. It turns my tummy. I think I'm the only person who thinks that.

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  19. Hurrah for the regrams/tags and being one of the top 10 in Orlando. You rock!

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  20. Congratulations on being mentioned in the best bloggers in Orlando, how exciting! Those socks look so neat! Neiman looks so pretty. I love Cheesecake Factory. Their angel hair shrimp pasta is so good. Last time I went, I ordered a flat bread pizza because I wasn't super hungry and that was also really good! My sisters love the fried mac n' cheese balls they make.

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  21. Congrats on getting one of the 10 best Orlando bloggers! That is awesome!!! And getting the regram on your barre post is super cool too! Basically all I want right now is to face plant in that cheesecake. OMG! That Kate Spade planner is super pretty. I really want to get a fancier planner this year but I am having a hard time justifying the prices. I have a habit of quitting my planners after a few months.

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  22. Congrats on the best bloggers! That's so exciting. That Anastasia palette looks amazing. I love her products. Also, you look amazing in that barre top. Keep up the working out! http://mymonochromaticlife.com

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  23. Congrats girl, that is huge!!! I love your birthday haul too and I live for those NM butterflies :)

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  24. I feel the exact same way about writing things down! I also use a paper planner and I could not function without it! Congrats on being named a best blogger! I totally agree with them! xo

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  25. Congrats on the blogger honors! So great! And I love that you've stuck with barre - we have some of the cutest pregnant gals at my Pure Barre and I'm over there about to die and they're just chugging along. Happy Weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  26. So glad you like your birthday goodies. That dessert looks so yummy, and I love the lip color.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. Your birthday goodies look so fab!! You treated yourself right for your birthday!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  28. WOWWWW girlfriend! What a GREAT Friday for you- Congratulations on the honor- you definitely are an amazing blogger, well deserved! I LOVE all your new beauty goodies, have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Congratulations on getting top 10! happy Friday! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  30. Congratulations on the top ten blogger award! That is awesome! I need that glow kit, great other purchases too! Getting close to baby time, you are looking so cute! Have a great weekend!

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  31. Love the butterflies! That pink shade looks gorgeous! Congrats on being a top 10 Orlando blogger! That is so exciting. :)

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  33. How exciting that you were named one of the top 10 bloggers! Congrats! That Mac lipstick is such a pretty shade! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  34. OMG this post has so much fabulous news all around! Congrats on getting listed for being 1 of the ten best bloggers in Orlando. That is HUGE!! I adore your Barre and baby pics...no wonder they regrammed your photo! Did you say only 1 month left? It really feels like your pregnancy flew by but then again I'm not walking in your shoes. So excited to meet baby girl!

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  35. Oh that cake looks delicious! I kind of want to find myself a good lipstick; I usually just wear lip balm.

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  36. Congrats on getting listed on the top blogger list! That's huge. And you are so teensy for eight months!!

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  37. Didn't know you were based in Orlando. I just left there a few months ago. That's a nice honor girl. Congratulations!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  38. I love my Play subsctiption! July has been my favorite, too! I've always been hesitent to join a monthly box type of deal but I like theirs because it's actually products you have most likely heard about already - those are the ones we're most curious about!

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  39. So many amazing Sephora goodies! Loving the MAC lipstick you got! That will be so perfect for any occasion!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  40. Those butterflies are so beautiful!! I want a display like that in my house somewhere lol! Looks like you've got some fun new beauty products to try out! And congrats!!

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  41. You go girl - one of Orlando's best! Loving all the Sephora goodies that you picked up.

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  42. Woohoo for being recognized!! I got the Fresh birthday kit and LOVE the soy cleanser too!! The other Sephora goodies look awesome too! Doing something similar (not as extreme) to the butterfly thing in baby girls nursey would be a cute thing if you're good at DIYing :)!

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