Five on Friday!

This is definitely a happy Friday for me! It’s my birthday weekend and tonight Matt is taking me out for dinner (location is a surprise) to celebrate! On Sunday I turn the big 3-0 and I honestly cannot believe it! But then I catch my wrinkles in the mirror and totally can.

Happy 4 year friendship anniversary and 31st birthday, Laura!!

To kick off the birthday celebrations my birthday twin bestie and I are getting pedicures this afternoon. Funny short story – Laura and I met through blogging 208 weeks ago. We were loyal blog readers of each others for awhile before we ever met in person. Then one special birthday 4 years ago we ran into each other while celebrating our birthday dinners at our favorite restaurant – Cowfish. And we were wearing the exact same dress. It was then that we knew we were destined to be besties. Fast forward 4 years later, Laura and Andrew are some of our very best friends now!

Okay, I know, I know I promised a five!

My sister was in town earlier this week for a night! Prior to her arrival she shipped my birthday present down early so she wouldn’t have to check a bag. Anyway, I am so obsessed with the new products she added to my skincare collection that I must share!

So this is my current line up of favorite face products. And it just so happens that I love all 5 equally. Some of these I’ve mentioned before and two of them are my new birthday prezzies. However, they all deserve a shout out for being amazing. If your skin starts to freak out a little bit during the cooler temps you should consider trying some (or ALL) of these…

one // Mario Badescu Facial Spray. Not new to the blog but definitely worthy of mentioning again. This refreshing facial spray contains aloe, herbs and rose water and makes for a perfect setting spray! And it’s only $7!

two // Mindful Minerals Get Dirty Mud Mask. My sister has been using this for awhile and surprised me with a bottle for one of my birthday gifts. I am loving it. It’s tingly after it sets in and feels SOOO good when you wash it off. You all know I have major skin woes and this stuff clears away all my dead skin and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

three. Clinique Moisture Surge. Hands down, the best moisturizer I’ve ever used and I’ve tried a LOT.  

four. Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap. Another gift from my seester (she’s been using for over a year) and I am obsessed with how refreshing this daily cleansing soap is. Also, it smells heavenly. Mario Badescu just doesn’t disappoint!

five. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. I use this on top of my moisturizer at night. It adds an additional silky layer of moisturizer to my face and in the morning I can totally tell a difference. This is definitely a product to have on hand for winter!

Happy weekend, friends!


Wanna join April, Natasha and I on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have to do is…

1.) Write your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things you want to share!).

2.) Share the logo on your blog and link back. 

3.) Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!






  1. Liz | Ellie and Addie
    September 23, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Happy happy birthday!! So I've never tried a facial spray before, but that price can't be beat to try something out!! Happy weekend! -Liz

  2. Anna Thompson
    September 23, 2016 / 11:22 am

    That is so cool how you and Laura met! I have met some awesome ladies through blogging! Happy Birthday! Definitely checking out those skin care products. Lord knows I could use some help with the wrinkles! (Anna from Annie's Aprons)

  3. Amanda Bullard
    September 23, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Happy birthday! 30? Shut up, I'm turning 35 in 6 weeks. So just stoppppp! LOL Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Sarita @ it's my girls' world
    September 23, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Love these products! I feel like I need to get the mask soon

  5. Lizzie Simantz
    September 23, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Happy early birthday!! How fun to have a blog friend turned real friend! Have fun with your sister!

  6. Kelly Crusenberry
    September 23, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Yay! Happy birthday!! have a fun weekend!

  7. Hanging with the Hirsts
    September 23, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Happiest of birthday's this weekend!!

  8. Hannah
    September 23, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! I am so glad to see your post – I seriously held that facial spray in my hand at Ulta this week and contemplating purchasing it. I'm also going to try the overnight mask for winter – Im 26 and I can already see the wrinkles!!!

  9. megan
    September 23, 2016 / 2:01 pm


  10. LHWinstead
    September 23, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Happy Birthday!! So sweet Matt has a surprise dinner planned – cant wait to hear all about it!! Enjoy your special day!!

  11. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    September 23, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    September 25, 2016 / 7:19 am

    Have the BEST birthday weekend pretty friend x

  13. Peyton Cline
    September 27, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I LOVE the Clinique Moisture Surge as well!! I would love to see a post about your daily makeup routine – you always have such great skin care finds!!!

  14. Laura Helm
    September 28, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Love the dresses! Where are they from?

  15. Sara Elizabeth
    October 4, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Happy belated birthday! If you don't mind me asking, what type of skin do you have? I want to try the mask but I don't know if it will be too much for me! I seriously have the tiniest pores so it's easy for my skin to freak out.

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