Favorite Things Friday

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Here’s what I’m loving this week:

Supergoop products

1. Supergoop everything.  

Sephora recently had their big VIB sale, so I stocked up on some of my favorite products.  If you haven’t heard of Supergoop, you’re missing out. The older I get, the more seriously I take sun protection, and Supergoop hits it out of the ballpark for non-greasy, everyday wear.  I still use my trusty CC cream every single day (often in place of foundation - it smooths my complexion and provides just enough coverage without being heavy). I also decided to try some new products this year.  I’m really pumped about the body butter in particular. As diligent as I am to wear SPF on my face everyday, I really only think to put it on my body if I’m going to be poolside. This will be an easy, sun-friendly replacement for my daily lotion.

2. Having a (safely) sun kissed glow.

Another fun pick from the Sephora sale were these self-tan drops from Tan Luxe.  Thanks in part to the awesome protection factor of my Supergoop products, my face is always a bit lighter than my body.  Add a couple of drops of this tanning solution to your regular moisturizer for a subtle glow. Perfect!

3. Cute eyewear.

As the weather FINALLY begins to warm up, we’ve been spending lots of time outdoors, and I neeeeed a new pair of sunglasses.  I always feel like I look like a doofus in aviators, but these Quay brand styles are oversized and a little more glam. This brand is also a favorite of fashion bloggers and Kardashians so I feel extra fancy when I wear them.  Right now if you spend $75 your order ships free!

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Quay is also currently offering 8% cash back on Ebates!

4. Being kind to Mother Earth.

In an attempt to be more green I’m trying to kick my SmartWater addiction in order to eliminate so much waste from plastic bottles.  Instead, I recently bought this Brita water filter that sits on a shelf in the fridge (unexpected bonus: Lillian is obsessed with pouring from the tap herself, and thus drinks more water), and these awesome reusable glass bottles from Amazon.  Don’t worry - the silicone sleeve prevents breakage. I have to say I’m loving the glass because I don’t get that metallic taste that I often notice when using a stainless steel bottle.

5. Books! Books! Books!

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The Friends of the Library book sale is going on now!  If you’ve been following my Instagram you already know about my obsession, but let me tell you, it’s like the high of a Scholastic book fair all over again.  Our library has one in the spring and one in the fall and I always make a point to go to both. You can even sign up as a member of Friends of the Library for only $5, and that grants you early access to both sales!  If you're not in the Springfield area, I know lots of libraries have something similar.  Upon sharing this spring’s book haul on Instagram it was brought to my attention that many people think they only sell old or outdated books. WRONG! They sell books that have been donated as well as books that are being taken out of circulation at the libraries.  Many of these books are titles that were super popular in the last few years. The library purchased dozens of copies but now they aren’t being checked out as much, so they go into the book sale!  Hooray!

Here’s another top-secret insider tip for the book sales: visit the “oldies” section for some beautiful antique books that make great home decor.  You can also easily sell gorgeous vintage books on Etsy or Ebay for $10-15 apiece.

 

That's my Friday Five for this week!  What things are you loving right now?