Things I’m Loving Lately-May Edition

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Seriously it is Friday yet?  No?  Okay…..moving on.  I’m going to be honest I like doing these posts.  One because I got great feedback the last time I did it from all of you and two they are not complete time zappers.  I’m not going to lie I am a tad OCD as you all know…sometimes I get carried away in photoshop recreating traffic grids or writing on pictures and before I know it…..it’s one am and I am majorly tired.

Okay so let’s talk about some of the things I’ve been loving lately.

This brush.

I have very long hair as you well know but it is thin and I sleep on my back as we established yesterday. Therefore I get some serious gnarly knots at the base on my head that are made worse when my hair is wet after a shower.  This brush is a miracle worker.  Slides right through, gets the knots out and doesn’t get tangled in my hair.  Since I hate paying for shipping of course I went through Amazon but they only sell them in two packs.  Oh well!  One for my house and one for Marks.  You can also find them at your local Sally Beauty Supply.

This iPhone 5 Backup Battery

I leave this bad boy charged up and in my purse.  I cannot tell you how many times this has saved me. Especially in a few scenarios with the significant other who needed a charge.  To the rescue don’t mind if I do.  I got mine at the local Anthropologie store.
This sleeve for my Macbook

Staying in the tech theme.  I bought this sleeve for my new Macbook.  I had this one before and honestly it did give it more cushion but I didn’t like how I couldn’t carry my cord with it.  This one I shove the cord in the front and it’s good to roll.  Plus it’s like ten bucks so at least it won’t break the bank.
This Mascara
I’ve said it before for my favorite daytime mascara it’s definitely this one by Perfekt. The Lash Perfection Gel.  I have had this tube for so long and it does not dry out.  It is a gel so it doesn’t dry out your lashes.  It is a dark black and does not smudge….like take a hot Barre class and no running. 
I still love They’re Real! for a dramatic nighttime look but I hate how it is so hard to come off.  This removes with simple face washing.  Try it I promise you will be absolutely hooked like I was!

These Barre/Yoga Leggings

I know I’ve said it like a million times but I am so obsessed with these Plie Tight leggings.  They have washed and worn so well.  You can pull the fabric over your heels or leave them scrunched around your ankles.  They have just the perfect amount of compression.  Come up just high enough on the waist but not too high.  Athleta has the best customer service by far.  I swear you will love them.  They are a splurge but not as expensive as Lululemon. I have them in black and really want them in blue.  I am usually a size 6 in Lulu pants and I got a small in these but honestly could have gotten an XS they run a tad big.

This Top

I mean it’s so perfect for Summer.  Just like this one as well. 
Oh and this one also.
I have it but not in this print and I love it.  Goes with so many things!
This Dress
I need this linen dress in my closet immediately.
This Lip Stain

I am all about natural daytime looks especially when at work.  I got this Jane Iredale Forever Pink Lip and Cheek Stain in a Birchbox and when it ran out I scooped it up at Nordstroms.  It has lasted me forever, way longer than the Fresh lip treatment.  I am totally on the pH kick.  This adjusts to your custom pink.  It has olive and avocado butter as well as rose flower and beeswax.  Definitely one of my new favs!  

Finally…..

This Rice
This rice is so dang good.  Make a piece of chicken with it and you have an easy meal.  It has a sauce when it heats up so just put the chicken over it.  It’s in the freezer section to the left of the Indian food but to the right of the frozen Mexican burritos (is that specific enough or what?) So flavorful it is a Mark approved Trader Joe’s purchase and we all know he is the connoisseur of my cooking ;-)
How about that random assortment for you my friends! Alright those are the things on my radar.  Have you tried any of these?  What things are you loving right now?? Don’t forget about the giveaway and Friday favorites tomorrow!!!!  xoxo
Meet At The Barre

46 Comments

  1. May 8, 2014 / 11:53 AM

    Oh I love that white top! And I miss everything about Trader Joe’s!

  2. May 8, 2014 / 11:56 AM

    They have the Wet Brush at Target and I almost bought it yesterday. I was under the impression it dried your hair faster but guess I’m wrong! Tangles aren’t really my issue so I passed on it. I need that backup battery! My phone dies way too often and at the worst times. I always feel like I’m stranded and that of course it’s going to be the exact moment I get in a wreck and can’t call anyone!

  3. May 8, 2014 / 12:30 PM

    I love those tops! So spring and fun!

  4. May 8, 2014 / 12:39 PM

    That backup battery is amazing, thank you for including it! I’m excited for two “favorites” posts in a row from you!

  5. May 8, 2014 / 12:43 PM

    I need a back-up battery…gary got me one for Christmas but it’s sort of manly and bulky and I really want a cute one lol!! #firstworldproblems!!! love the mascara gel!!

  6. May 8, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    You are making me want to go shopping with all those cute things! Oh and that mascara looks amazing! I’m definitely heading over to Anthro to buy that back up battery. I had one but it doesn’t hold a charge any more (it was a cheapo one)!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  7. May 8, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    I need that laptop sleeve. Like, right now. It looks perfect!

  8. May 8, 2014 / 1:22 PM

    I feel like I’m completely obsessed with barre leggings lately. Hopefully my new zellas that arrive tonight will be completely fabulous and then I can stop looking ;)

  9. May 8, 2014 / 1:27 PM

    OK now I want that brush! I feel like you and I are the only two left standing who haven’t been bitten by the “let’s chop our hair off” bug! I have a tangle teaser–which I LOVE–but sometimes it’s nice to have a handle!

  10. May 8, 2014 / 1:54 PM

    Yep, I need that iPhone battery backup in my life right now. And, it’s cute – bonus! I’ve heard great things about the wet brush – there is a Sally’s right down the street from me, so maybe I will have to pop in there and check it out. My hair gets ridiculously tangled in the shower, too!

  11. May 8, 2014 / 2:22 PM

    secret: i leave your blog for last haha in my morning reading, so i can soak it all up ;)
    ok. i have heard so many good things about that brush, i need to buy it.
    iphone backup battery?! what a fantastic idea! need it.
    i dont have a macbook, but i want that sleeve.
    oooooooh new mascara, yes please.
    those leggings look so freaking fierce, and look fab on you (girl why be so skinny for, im too emotional today to handle this!) i love lorna jane leggings – they are an aussie brand and are fairly expensive but i have had the same pair for like, no joke, 8 years. crazy.
    i want all the tops, but forever 21 and i are on a break right now. like, ross and rachel break. for reals. did you know when you return in store you only get credit? i didnt, and while it would be fine for normal shit, i wanted my money back haha. i also have 2 new bras on the way (in small what what).
    but i love that top with the zipper, and seriously girl stop it with your awesome ness. can i be you, please thanks.
    hot damn. that dress. i die. i need it. please let it not be expensive. oh its from f21. fine. good. cheap, and looks long! get it, and let me know how you go. haha!
    that rice looks delish! i need to go to trader joes, havent been in ages. its like, right next to the mall and post office and so busy and #firstworldproblems.
    haha! xoxoox

  12. May 8, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    that battery backup is way cuter than mine. meaning i need to get a new one now. thanks a lot! ;)

  13. May 8, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    Can I tell you how happy it makes me when I go to a link and it takes me to amazon… haha! Checking out that macbook case right now! Your lashes look amazing! I might have to look into that mascara because one of my biggest issues with mascara is if it’s too hard to come off, I can’t handle it! Weird, I know.

  14. May 8, 2014 / 2:27 PM

    I’ve been eyeing that brush at Target! I could really use one of those backup batteries too… LOVE that top with the zipper in the front :)

  15. May 8, 2014 / 2:31 PM

    Where do you even FIND that mascara?!?!?!

  16. May 8, 2014 / 2:40 PM

    I am OBSESSED with my Wet Brush!! It’s actually going to be on my May product faves at the end of the month, but I seriously don’t know how I ever brushed my hair before that thing, ha!

  17. May 8, 2014 / 2:54 PM

    My Wet Brush is the only thing that keeps me sane after a shower. My hair is super long and thick and brushing it is the bane of my existence. Thankfully the Wet Brush has been my lifesaver lately.

    Was thinking of trying a new Mascara! Going to give this one a whirl next time I’m at Sephora (getting that Stila blush…)

  18. May 8, 2014 / 3:09 PM

    I love reading your favorite things post because you actually use a lot of stuff I think I would like! I am a huge “They’re Real” fan, but I agree that it can be hard to get completely off. I may have to give this other a try too! And that brush!!! You KNOW I get all sorts of knots with this thin stringy hair!

  19. May 8, 2014 / 3:29 PM

    Ooooh, I love those leggings! I’m certain I would love to take a barre class. Wish I lived closer, I’d totally take yours. That white halter tank top is amazing and your back up battery is super chic.
    Thanks for sharing your loves with us. Good info, my friend.
    XO, Gina

  20. May 8, 2014 / 3:33 PM

    Ah, those leggings are ADORABLE! I’m actually in the market for some new leggings…

  21. Those leggings are awesome! I just stocked up on a few new things since I’ll (hopefully) be teaching barre soon. Would have never guessed that those tops were Forever 21! So cute!

  22. May 8, 2014 / 3:43 PM

    I think out of them all I’m going wiiitthhh….the lip stain! Looks like my kind of product! haha Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  23. May 8, 2014 / 4:27 PM

    I need to get a backup battery I am constantly getting close to zero and having to bring my charger everywhere. That white top is so pretty!

  24. May 8, 2014 / 4:31 PM

    Wow, your LASHES! I’m getting mine “filled in” today (so bizarre sounding ha) but I have a feeling the maintenance will ultimately get too expensive. Next step? Your mascara rec!

  25. May 8, 2014 / 5:11 PM

    I think I need to invest in a backup iphone battery!

  26. May 8, 2014 / 5:17 PM

    I love that top! I hardly ever brush my hair b/c I wear it up so much… so usually only before I shower, unless I’m wearing it down. I use the Tangle Teezer and it is a DREAM COME TRUE. Doesn’t hurt whatsoever.

  27. May 8, 2014 / 6:13 PM

    I seriously want every single item on this list! You’re the second person to rave about that brush and now I feel like I need to buy it. And I loathe paying shipping!

  28. May 8, 2014 / 6:21 PM

    Great picks! I really need to get one of those back up batteries. It would be a great thing to have just in case. I always worry about being stranded some place and then my cell phone dies. Question about that lip stain. How pink is it? I’m looking for a neutral/pinky lip stain that gives me just the right amount of color.

  29. May 8, 2014 / 6:28 PM

    Omg I bought the wet brush about a month ago and I’m obsessed!!! How does it do it?! All of those tops are soooo cute and that mascara and lip stain looks amazing!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

  30. May 8, 2014 / 8:05 PM

    I still need to try the Wet Brush! My hair is always a disaster after I get out of the shower, no matter how much conditioner I use. I even use the Johnson & Johnson baby tangle spray on it, haha! And thanks for filling up my spring wish list.. love that first white top!

  31. May 9, 2014 / 1:20 AM

    I have been wanting to try the first two things you said!! I have heard great things about the brush — I dont know why I haven’t just purchased it yet! And I am dying for a backup battery and the one you got is so cute! Glad to hear it works well too.. I was curious how they worked if you purchased them from stores like Anthro or J.Crew!
    http://www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

  32. May 9, 2014 / 2:45 AM

    Can I love every single thing in this post? I needed a new macbook holder and that one is perfect! Also need those leggings and that cami. Obsessed!

  33. May 9, 2014 / 4:20 AM

    I swear that the only brush that works in my hair is the wet brush!!! I am convinced it works miracles, ha!

  34. May 9, 2014 / 10:39 AM

    Love all the tops! That mascara sounds pretty good! I also need a new lip stain so I will check that one out! XO

  35. May 9, 2014 / 2:38 PM

    That iPhone battery back up is going on my wish list right meow! I wish that wet brush would work on my nappy hair! My mom sells them at her beauty salon and she swears by them but they don’t work for me! Grrrrr.

  36. May 9, 2014 / 2:50 PM

    Those leggings are really cute!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  37. May 11, 2014 / 12:51 AM

    I could definitely use one of those cute iPhone chargers to carry around in my purse!
    That mascara looks really nice! I’ll definitely have to check it out.
    I love those tops! They are all too cute!

  38. May 11, 2014 / 3:25 PM

    I have one of those brushes too. It is a lifesaver!! And checking out the dress now- if its in budget, i’m buying!

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