Friday Favories

April 12, 2019

Hello blog friends.  Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a good week.  I'm enjoying the spring weather here but I am also suffering from seasonal allergies.  :(   

I have a few Friday Favorites I'd love to share with you.

1.  My Swell Bottle

I received this Swell bottle two years ago from my daughter for Christmas.  I absolutely love this water bottle and I always use it when I go to the gym.  I usually fill it with two ice cubes and water.  I try to drink the whole bottle but if I don't, then I usually finish the rest of it when I get home.  This is a great way for me to drink my water as I know I don't drink enough of it.

2.  Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

It's a must for me to wear black mascara since my lashes are light colored.  You really can't see my lashes unless I am wearing mascara.  I don't want to use eyelash extensions either since I don't want glue on my eyelids, but I hear it's a game changer.  I decided to try out this mascara when I had a small sample of this mascara from Sephora.  I really like the way this mascara works and it makes my lashes look so long and full.  This mascara was a splurge at Bloomingdales and the sales associate was so helpful at the makeup counter.

QUESTION:  Have any of you ever had an eye brow tint done?  It is supposed to last about a month.  They do this in my nail salon and in many salons in my area.  I am so curious about this since my eyebrows now seem to be so light and disappearing.  I have to fill them in a little bit with eyebrow pencil.  My mom used to have her eyebrows tattooed and the same with her eyeliner!  My mom was so brave!  

3.  Sample Estee Lauder Makeup and Cosmetic Bag

Since I was on my shopping spree at Bloomingdales, I decided to buy another makeup item (Estee Lauder Matte Liquid Lipcolor) at the Estee Lauder counter so that I could receive the cosmetic bag and makeup for free.  I love the pretty makeup bag and of course more cream and makeup samples to try out.  The sample sizes are also a good idea to use when you are traveling.

4. Faux Plant

I bought this faux plant at TJ Maxx and I just love it.  I have it sitting on my windowsill in the kitchen.  The best part about this faux plant is that I don't have to worry about watering it or it dying on me.  I like moving it around in different spots in my house.

5.  Flying Tiger Store

I had never heard of this store until I read a blog post from my blogging friend Heather who blogs at Our Life In a Click.  She had done a blog post on the store and she inspired me to visit the store too.  

I am in the Union Square area in NYC once a month and I decided to stop into the store to see what they had.  I bought a paint palette, a small canvas, yoga gloves, and paint your bunny set.  

I had fun visiting the store and looking at the huge variety of items they sell.  Thanks Heather, I will be visiting the store from time to time when I'm in the city.

Have you bought anything lately that you just love?

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice Friday and weekend.

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  1. Thank you for the Flying Tiger shout out! Isn't it a fun place to shop/browse! You found some really cute things. Your Swell bottle is so pretty! My daughter loves her Swell bottle. I haven't tried that mascara but I will check it out. I've never had my eyebrows tinted but I'm going through the same thing with barely there brows! I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I too have a Swell bottle given to me by my daughter! Love it! I loved the makeup recommendations, my eyebrows are disappearing too, but I'm not brave enough to dye them!

  3. I love faux plants, nothing My mom and I had our eyebrows and eyeliner tattooed.
    In face, my mom just had her brows done again this past on Monday. She was constantly drawing on her eyebrows, so I suggested getting them tattooed. problem solved. xo

  4. One of those stores just popped up in our mall, it's fun isn't it? I haven't purchased anything yet, but it's tempting. Reminds me of Ikea...Enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend!

  5. Hello Julie,
    Love all your fun treasures. I have a swell bottle too. They are the best and so cute. Hope your Friday was a good one. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Happy Friday Julie, I love the swell bottle. Have a lovely weekend.

  7. I need to buy all new makeups... I've never used Estee Lauder Makeup . I'm thinking to trying once.


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