Fave Finds {5/8/17}

 

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o b s e s s i o n s :

  • NYX Wonder Pencil: If you’re reading my blog, I am going to assume a few things about you. You’re probably a female, most likely you’re a mom, and you’re probably in your 20’s or 30’s. If you don’t meet these criteria, DON’T GO! There is still a lot of goodness here for you! However, if you ARE a female (or heck, maybe you’re a dude who wears makeup– I’m not one to judge!), you need one of these wonder pencils. This little pencil is my jam when I need to brighten up my eyes… aka everyday. It comes in three shades, is under $5, and you can find it everywhere (Target, H-E-B, Ulta, and Amazon all have it!). I primarily use it to line my waterline and blend into the inner-corners of my eyes, but you can use it as a concealer pencil or lip liner, too. It’s sooo simple, but makes a huge difference. {If you’re interested, I’ll post a tutorial on how I use it! Let me know in the comments!}
My itty-bitty wonder pencil
  • Kitchun No-Grain-OlaThis no-grain-ola is ahhhh-mazing, y’all. So I posted about following a low-carb diet, which includes no grains. The biggest struggle for me has been finding snacks that are low-carb, low-fat, and NOT fruit. Okay, and the whole no sweets thing is super duper hard, but really, this covers both, which makes it even MORE amazing. These Kitchun “granolas” are dairy free, soy free, grain free, and Paleo certified. So… what ARE they?! They’re little bags of Heaven filled with nuts and seeds and topped with things like organic maple syrup and/or raw honey. Listen, I get that technically this counts as “sweets”, but I figure that if it’s between a handful of this and a few cookies, this is a clear winner. I recently found out that they have a line called “Batch, Please!” which follows the same nutritional guidelines, but are {c o o k i e s}, so I’m definitely going to need check those out! I bought mine at H-E-B, but you can also find them on Amazon.
yes, yes, and more YES
  • Silk Almond Vanilla Creamer: Apparently I’m on a food kick here. Can you tell that this “diet” (read more here) has me a little hyper-focused on what I’m eating?! Anyway, this isn’t actually a new thing for our house, but I am so in love with it that I figured I would share for all my dairy-free friends. This creamer is where.it’s.at. It’s rich, creamy, and free of any dairy, lactose, carrageenan, gluten, or MSG. If you’re going to use a flavored creamer, it’s nutritionally super comparable to a dairy version, like Bliss All-Natural Creamer, but with carbs and sugar being slightly lower (4g vs 5g). Oh, and it tastes like Heaven, so there’s that.
  • Homemade body butter/lotion: Certainly I’m not the only one who just found out how easy it is to make your own lotion? I have been using straight coconut oil for some time now (I leave a jar in the shower and just slather it on directly after washing!), but this is even better and ridiculously easy. I’m not going to go into TOO much detail, because I’ve got a tutorial coming up for you, but know this:

making your own all-natural lotion is {simple}, {cheap}, and {effective}

  • ONE little MOMMA’s blog and Instagram: I’ve been following Kilee on her instagram for a looonnggg time. This chick has INCREDIBLE style, adorable kids, is a bad-ass entreprenur, AND she’s gorgeous, so following her is easy. In terms of go-to ideas for “mom style”, she’s got it all figured out. She somehow always looks put together, even if it’s just a t-shirt and jeans. She has her own business, Nickel and Suede, where she hand-crafts gorgeous leather goods and apparel. Her leather earrings are killer: bold statement and totally lightweight. I strive to be more like her, style-wise, and I often debate cutting my hair short again just because her hair always looks awesome! On her blog, she writes about “everyday style, beauty, and real life”. If you aren’t following her, you need to be. You can also check her out on instagram @onelittlemomma. I should add, this is in no way sponsored; she actually has no idea who I am or that I’m writing this! I just genuinely adore her and her style!
I mean, am I right, or am I right?! She’s #goals.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY DIGGING?

WANT TUTORIALS? HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF THIS AWESOME STUFF?! TELL ME ABOUT IT!

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3 thoughts on “Fave Finds {5/8/17}

  1. I’d love to hear and/or see how your making your own lotion 🙋. I love the stuff from the farmers market but wonder if it is really that hard to just make it yourself.

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