Friday Favorites! (1.5.18)



Woah. Big blizzard yesterday! I’m telling you – I am so very lucky that I dropped that shampoo bottle on the top of my foot during this time of the year. There really hasn’t been a better week to be told not to run between the completely frigid temps and piles of snow! Funny how things work out. I mean, yes it’s unfortunate that I dropped something on my foot but at least it’s not really injured and at least being told not to run happened at an opportune time, you know? #brightside

Friday Favorites

Favorite Fitness:

As we know, the theme this week has been rest more than anything else. I’m actually enjoying this rest period from running and looking forward to the renewed sense of energy when I am able to start again next week. The foot doctor said I could do Pure Barre workouts so I did that yesterday morning, while modifying anything I thought might affect my foot. It’s sort of weird babying something that doesn’t hurt but I know I am doing the right thing.

Once again, I’m thankful for Pure Barre On Demand. The blizzard yesterday meant nothing to me since I could work out from home!

pure barre on demand

Favorite Food:

Um. Um. Um. I can’t say there was much of an interesting favorite food taking place this week. Usually I eat at out at some point but the super cold weather and storm kept me home I think for all of my meals since Sunday night!

Actually, I really enjoyed this stir fry that I made for dinner last night. I had made my very basic pot of quinoa and lentils earlier in the week to have on hand for lunches and dinners so I added that to the pan filled with veggies and Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki. Topped with avocado, it was actually delicious and really easy to make.

stir fry

Favorite Fashion:

I bought a few new things since we last talked fashion! I needed a new pair of black gloves for one of my winter coats and found these Pop Top Mittens on sale at Bloomingdale’s. Love them! They are a bit long up the arm so they nicely cover my wrist and I like that I have the option to pop out my fingers or cover them up with the flap.

pop top mittens

Also, I bought these Gap jogger pants. Not sure what I will wear them with yet but I will figure it out.

Favorite Find:

I’ve taken a liking to ELF Cosmetics! Elf opened two stores near me and after some research, their products are free from the harmful ingredients that I try to avoid in my makeup. Not to mention, the price is SO CHEAP that you have to question if it’s too good to be true!

elf cosmetics rose gold

I picked up this Rose Gold Palette (for $10!!!!). The nice girl at the Elf Cosmetics store helped me to make my decision based upon which eye shadows stay on better than others. This Rose Gold palette so far is perfect! The shadow go on really well, you can see the colors, AND they don’t fade. That’s usually the problem with cheaper eye shadows but I haven’t experienced it yet which means this palette is a great option. I also picked up this shimmer highlight powder.

This ELF Cosmetics thing could be life changing for me I tell you! I am not ready at all to switch my skin care or foundation but eye shadows and highlighters and things like that could be awesome at this price point, saving me a lot of money during the year.

Have a great weekend. 🙂

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Did you need to shovel yesterday? How much snow did you get?

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  1. says

    In your stir fry are your veggies frozen from Trader Joe’s? If yes, which ones because they look easy and good.

    • says

      I actually don’t buy their stir fry mix – I usually end up combining all of the frozen vegetables from my freezer lol. It works really well! I think last night was peppers, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, and some of the colorful carrot coins (I need to buy more!)

  2. says

    I’ve tried ELF before and I have found the products to be a bit hit or miss for me personally! Their champagne colored baked highlighter is amazing but you have to scrape off the top layer first. Much cheaper than high end brands and it’s beautiful!

    • says

      So yes, it’s totally hit or miss! From what I understand, certain products are great and some not so much. The girl in the store told me that their “baked” products, don’t stay on/go on as well unless you wet them (this might have been for the eye shadows). I won’t get their baked eye shadows because of this because I don’t to have to wet them every time but this Rose Gold palette, so far, is as good as my Dior, for $50 less!

  3. says

    We had to shovel all last weekend. Now it’s just damn cold, too cold to really do much outside other than run from the door to the car and back. Brrr. We’re warming up with a fire today so hopefully that’ll help. My favorite meal lately has been beans and greens with lots of garlic because I love garlic.
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