Oh hey... Good Morning and TGIF. FYI... that guy up there... I'm obsessed with DJ Khaled. Secure your bag. Follow him on SnapChat @ DJKhaled305, he's oddly inspirational. This week kicked my ass and I am not even 100% sure why. Do you ever have those? Every night this week it felt like I had something I "had" to do and I did and I don't like that. . Overscheduled, overworked, overtired and feeling a teensy bit sorry for myself because sometimes doing it all alone is muther fucking hard. I know, I know... and so what. Another one.
But the good news is it's Friday and now we get to talk about some of our favorite things with Amanda.
DOGEARED TOTES & BAGS
I am a bag collector in the worst way. Love these totes and zip pouches from Dogeared. You can never have too many totes and the lil' zips are perfect for just throwing in a few essentials when you are on the go and don't need your big everyday bag.
I know this seems so crazy because I am too old (for the boob tattoo that is), but I love these little designs!
I recently had the opportunity to try some new hair care products from Brand Backer & Hask, their Coconut Oil Nourishing Collection. I received the Monoi Coconut Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Oil Shine Treatment. Can I just say... LOVE these products. First of all they smell wonderful like the aroma of coconut that makes you think of a warm tropical island... soft and subtle. The shampoo and conditioner are wonderful stand alone products. My hair is in good shape anyway but I did notice that my hair has been shinier than ever and seems to be less prone to horrible flyaways that plague me in the winter. The deep conditioner was a real treat to let sink in for a good 20 minutes after a tennis match last Sunday too. I have been using the Oil Shine Treatment as the last step in my routine before I flat iron and after as well to both protect the ends and add extra shine and smoothness. It is super light and also smells heavenly. I also got a super cute little brush that my little one promptly confiscated for herself. Great products! Give them a try!
It's official.... they're back and with more drama than ever so mind your mint juleps until the April 4th season premier on of course... Bravo.
I also had an opportunity to try a couple of fabulous skin care products also courtesy of Brandbacker and Valentia. I received samples of the True Glow Eye Cream and Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask. First off being over 40, eye cream is an absolute must for me. I have crows feet, bags, puffiness, dark circles... you name it I got it. I will say that since I have been eating well my eye problems are less but this is a very nice addition to my product line. It's very light, absorbs quickly and leaves no greasiness and for eyes that is critical! I really liked it! The Ultra Plumping mask was my favorite though. I love a good mask and this one really left my skin feeling smooth and really fresh looking. My skin felt tingly while it was on my face and that makes me think it was doing something. I loved the smell too! aI used it at bedtime and my face felt so hydrated afterward I felt like I really didn't even need a moisturizer. I love that the products are cruelty free, vegan, organic and 100% natural. If I don't put chemicals in my body why would I want them in my skin care? Give them a try!
My daughter turned me onto these awhile ago and I am not sure I ever posted about them in favorites but Lush Bath Bombs. If you are a bath person and are ever stressed or just want a good relaxing soak get some of these. The smell like heaven and make your skin feel silky soft. Oh and they do amazing things to your tub water too. I need one of these this weekend! Or anytime please!
I have a thing for breakfast food and specifically anything on a buttermilk biscuit. Someone who shall remain nameless has been torturing me with this chicken biscuit from Buttermilk Kitchen in Atlanta. I don't know how I have never heard of this or had one but apparently it is the stuff of legends. Adding this to my must eat soon list. A whole fried chicken breast with homemade sweet red pepper jelly and a buttermilk biscuit. Ummm yeah....
Did I mention I'm in the Waffle House regulars club? So I get first dibs on cool new WH product. I ordered this for St Patty's Day. I don't know why... I'll cut it up and make it cute for going out on SPD!
I have an event or two coming up and I just got these Trendy Pointy Toe Pumps on sale... hell yeah. Did you see my snap of how super sexy they are on muh feet? No? Why are you not following me? If you would like to get yourself $10 off your next pair of Nine West shoes use my referral code here.
Oh and one more thing... FU 2016 is also coming.
***some products in this post are sponsored and powered by brand backer.
i received samples only as compensation.
all opinions are my own. ****