Hello from the beach! You didn’t think I was going to forget about y’all while on vacation, did you?!
one. I received SO many messages in response to my 4th of July post from y’all recommending Bunch O Balloons — THANK YOU! These have seriously changed our life, or at the very least the state of my fingers on the weekends after filling and tying 34850345 water balloons by hand. These water balloons are worth every single penny and are the most amazing invention I’ve ever seen. In one minute we had 100 water balloons filled and tied. Amazing. I purchased a single pack first and once I realized how incredible they were I grabbed this mega-pack (on sale!!!!)! I’ve also been told Costco has the best deal on these!
two. Makeup Bag Splurge vs Save! I love hearing which products other people splurge vs save on! Personally, I am pretty selective on which makeup products I splurge on and which products I save on. Today I thought I’d share one of each!
SPLURGE: For the longest time I have been using $4 NYX HD Studio Concealer (a dupe for MAC Pro Longwear concealer) and thought it was the bees knees (do people still say that?!). Anyway, I recently splurged on NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (color: vanilla) and will never turn back. The texture is SO creamy, it goes on smooth and it outlasts my former concealer. If there was going to be a product to splurge on for your makeup bag…this is IT!
SAVE: I’ve blogged about this dupe before but it’s worth bringing back! On my wedding day I wore MAC Twig lipstick and loved it so much that it’s the only color I wear regularly throughout the year! It’s one of those colors that looks good on anyone really. Anyway, a tube usually lasts me a very long time which is why I don’t mind splurging on it from time to time. But I like to keep a tube in my car, a tube in my purse, a tube at work, etc. So that’s when I knew I needed a perfect $5 dupe – Rimmel Kate Moss #104 (Pink/Mauve). It truly is an equally amazing lipstick in every category – color, quality, long lasting, etc.
Now share your splurge vs save makeup items in the comments!!!
three. I recently picked up this popular Everything but the Bagel seasoning and am absolutely obsessed. I’ve been sprinkling it on everything from eggs to veggies to salads. It is SO good and only $1.99 from Trader Joes!
Tub Caddy | Hand Towel c/o | Rose Oil Mud Mask
During our move I took the liberty of throwing out a bunch of old bath towels that no amount of deodorizing tricks could save. I’m talking three decade old towels that I took from my parents house when I went to college and still have! Anyway, it felt good to purge them and buy new ones from TJ Maxx. I am sad to report that ALL of my new towels have already ripped or frayed and I couldn’t be more disappointed. However, it was perfect timing that The Towel Shop contacted me and asked if they could send me a family bale of Royal Egyptian Towels all the way from Britain and I quickly said YES! Y’all, these towels are truly AMAZING. I’ve only been using them for a few weeks so I can’t attest to the long term quality, BUT my favorite feature is not only are they incredibly soft and thick, they are ginormous!!! I can almost wrap them around my body twice and the hand towels are so plush. Two thumbs up.
five. Earlier this week Matt cashed in his Ole Mason Jar gift card for his custom suit + shirt! I joined him for the appointment and I can’t tell you how cool it was. We (mostly him, not me) got to build every piece of the suit from the liner to the fit to the fabric to the monogram to the everything!!! I swear there were like 30 decisions to make and we learned so much. It was an awesome experience. Now we wait a few weeks for his dream suit to be sewn together! Can’t wait to report back!