Friday Five

A Food-Forward Friday Five

1. Houdini Kitchen Laboratory: last Friday I took Amtrak to NYC for a fun weekend with girlfriends. That evening we went to this pizzeria in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens. We were having such a good time catching up that I forgot to take pics, so the below photo is from the NY Times’ review of the place. Decor-wise I’d call it Rustic Hipster Cool. The pizzas are quite tasty, though mine—the Camorra—was a little soggy in the middle. Depending on where you live or are staying, Houdini isn’t necessarily convenient, but it’s a solid spot to check out if you’re up for a bit of a commute.

Image Credit: Cassandra Giraldo for The New York Times

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Play! by Sephora: May 2018

Celebrating Two Years of Play! by Sephora

My May Play! by Sephora box arrived the day before I headed to NYC for a weekend with girlfriends so as soon as the box arrived I slapped on some makeup and filmed an unboxing video. Before I get into my full May 2018 Play by Sephora review, take a gander at my first impressions:

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Friday Five

Nerdiness, Mother Nature, and more

1. Funko Pop Movie Moments – Pennywise in Gutter: John was out of town last weekend and when he returned he surprised me with this amazing toy tableau from It! I hadn’t realized the brand was doing these little scenes. The detail on this thing is impeccable—the little paper boat says “SS Georgie” on it! We now have two Pennywises in our apartment…that may officially make us creeps.  😛

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Another Haul: Whole Foods Body Care Sale

So Haul-Heavy These Days

Whole Foods occasionally holds an impossible-to-resist 25% off body care sale. This past Saturday I remembered that the sale was in progress, so I hightailed it on over to my local store.

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Shelfie Time: My Skin Care, Makeup, and Shower Organization

Sharing My Beauty Product Storage Spaces

It’s always fun to peek inside beauty bloggers’ medicine cabinets and gawk at their skin care collections. So I thought I’d share mine here, along with pics of my makeup “workstation” (AKA our second bathroom) and the products I use in the shower.

The inside of our medicine cabinet, revealed:

If I got Lasik I could free up some space in the cabinet for more stuff…. 😛

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Friday Five

Geeking Out This Week

1. Avengers: Infinity War: I won’t spoil a thing in case you’re one of the few people around the world who hasn’t seen this movie yet. People have a lot of opinions and feelings about Infinity War, seemingly more so than the usual Marvel movie. I’ll simply say I thought it was tons of fun!

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A “We Missed You” ColourPop Haul

Trying Some New-to-Me ColourPop Makeup

Last week, ColourPop sent me an “it’s been awhile, here’s a 20% off discount code” email. I was basically powerless in the face of such a deal (mind you, this happened the day BEFORE the Tarte custom kit sale, so my wallet took a hit last week). I browsed through so much fun stuff on ColourPop’s website before ordering seven products:

Adorable packaging, as always.

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My Tarte Custom Makeup Bag Is Here!

So many makeup goodies for $63!

I could not believe it when my Tarte custom makeup bag arrived on Saturday. I placed my order on Thursday, and it felt like they shot my order out of a cannon directly at my building! Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone made a beauty product gun, like one of those t-shirt guns at sporting events? That’s the kind of gun I could get behind.

No mermaids were harmed in the production of this makeup bag.

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Friday Five

Spring in Full Swing

1. May Bullet Journal Spread: I can’t believe it’s May already…that means that I turn 40 next month. WHAT?! Anyway, I tried drawing some crystals freehand on my May monthly spread and they turned out…okay. Not too terrible for my first crystal-drawing effort, though!

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Today Only: Tarte’s $63 Custom Makeup Bag Sale!

Possibly One of the Best Beauty Deals of the Year

Major sale alert, beauty geeks! Tarte is holding their custom kit sale today only on tarte.com. This post is not an ad…I’m just really excited about the deal and thought my readers might like to know about it!

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