6.29.2012

Friday faves

Did you enter my SkincareRx $20 giveaway?   You have until July11 to do so
Thank goodness it is Friday. This week has been really rough on me for some reason, really sinking low this weekend. The best cure I know? A weekend. How do I make it an even better cure? Going up to San Jose to visit my cousin. I'm up heading there later today and flying home on Sunday. If you don't know the closeness of the relationship that I have with my cousin I have mentioned it a few times on the blog. She is 1.5 years younger than me and growing up we were asked if we were fraternal twins A LOT because our mothers are identical twins and that created a very close bond. She was my maid of honor at my wedding (almost!) two years ago.
For a few Fridays now, I have been sharing 5 of my favorite things with you all and it is back, 5 Things Friday. These are some staples in my routine and others are recent addition.
5 things i love

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1. John Frieda Root Booster, I was just made aware of this great styling product and I love it. The smell is like a beach mixed with coconuts, I feel very tropical when I spritz it into my roots each morning. Then I flip my head upside down to blow-dry to provide even more lift to my style. Definitely glad I picked up this product. 
2. The maxi skirt from Target, I was swooning over the black and white striped maxi but all the Targets around me have completely sold out of my size, XS, so I saw this blue beauty and am loving it. The flow of the skirt is really nice and the color is really eye-catching and for only $18 you can't beat the price.
3. I picked up this deodorant thanks to the $2.50 off coupon the company was dangling in front of me, yes they got me. I am really glad they got me because this deodorant easily became my number 1 choice for deodorant. I have never felt more dry, I feel protected and there is no noticeable scent. Definitely recommend to to everyone!
4. I can't even consider putting on eyeshadow unless I put this primer on my eyelids first. Before I used a primer, I would apply eyeshadow at 8am and by 10am the shadow was all up in my creases, so not attractive. I tried drug-store brand primers, L'Oreal for example but it still didn't keep my eyeshadow in place. Then I tried Urban Decay and I am stuck on it ever since just like my eyeshadow is stuck to the primer and doesn't budge. The best eyeshadow primer I have ever tried. I like the new tubing Urban Decay switched, and it makes getting the very last bit of primer out of the tube so much easier.
5. I am a natural look type of girl, so I tend to stick with bronzes and this palette collection by Maybelline is perfect for my every day eye make-up. This quad palette comes from Maybelline's Expertwear eyeshadow and it is called Sunlit Bronze 50Q. 
If you do try any of these products or have some Friday faves, I would love for you to share them with me!

18 comments:

CALLIE said...

LOOOVE the maxi! Of course..

Krysta said...

Meg, how do you get all those pictures on one board like that?

Simply LKJ said...

Katie has the black and white maxi, it goes with everything! But, I like the one you chose too. And, my eye shadow palette is similar...I like more natural with my blonde hair and fair skin. Don't want to look like a clown. Hope you have a great weekend spending time with your cousin.

Les said...

I saw the same maxi skirt, and I'm obsessed. I have a 10 hour flight tonight, and I'm totally wearing my maxi skirt. Haha ;)

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

I love all of this but I will for sure be trying the John Frieda root booster! I might need to add that eye primer too. :)

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Cute maxi! And I am obsessed with the urban decay primer. Have you tried it in "sin"? I like it even better than the original...some days I just wear that alone!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love that amxi and completely agree with the eyeshadow primer! I can't go without it! Have a great time with your cousin!

Lauren said...

LOVE that skirt! and I love that Urban Decay primer, I've been trying to go the cheapo rate, but there's not anything I can find that's anywhere close!

Sami said...

I absolutely love that eye palette! Do you have blue eyes? It's amazing what brown and gold eye shadows can do to make them pop! Love the maxi :) Have a great trip lady!

Hilary said...

Ahhh I must try the John Frieda stuff...I saw it on a vlog ;) Just an FYI, your post says that the giveaway is going on until June 11 ;)

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Love the maxi skirt!! Such a pretty color! Happy Friday!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wait, is that the same Toms?

And I love the Urban Decay primer!

Jamie said...

I've been wanting the same black and white maxi skirt, too! I've gone to 3 Targets now and they are all out. I haven't broken down and settled on a different one yet, but you may have convinced me. And I hope you had an absolutely amazing time with your cousin this weekend and I'm praying this upcoming week is better for you!!

Shannon said...

Love the maxi skirt! I think the blue is PERFECT!

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Stephanie McCall said...

I am obsessed with the UD primer!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I love the color of that maxi skirt... and for $14... IT'S LOVE!
xx
Here&Now

Kristin said...

I have always wanted to try the Toms brand! need to get to trader joes

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The maxi would be so useful now!