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TBB Asks Beauty Edition and Weekend Things

What a weekend you guys! I feel like it was just Friday, but apparently not. I am not even sure where all my time went this weekend to be honest. Work has been insane lately, and I even worked a few hours on Saturday night after Zoe went to bed to get myself in a better position for today. Not sure that it did much good, but at least I tried. This weekend we ate a lot of delicious food, got caught up on a little TV, and chased Zoe around. Girlfriend has some energy!!! I also made some headway in our guest room getting things cleared out. I want to paint in there ASAP.
Friday started off with lunch at Real and Rosemary with Laura. I love the delicious, healthy options that they offer!!!
Saturday, we were up and out early to look at a few houses and stopped by Parish for lunch. I have been wanting to go to Parish since they opened a few years ago. Why have I never been??? Zoe and I split a platter with chicken tenders and crab cakes and we all shared some Back Forty Truck Stop Honey Onion Rings too. Everything was delicious and our service was amazing. I hope that we can go back again soon! That evening we ordered Landmark to go and Chris went and got it. I had their burger, fries and corn nuggets. They have the best burgers and BBQ for being a little hole in the wall place near us!
My sister and oldest nephew came over Sunday and we headed to Target to get some grocery shopping done. We also stopped by Best Buy and Michael’s while we were out…and I maybe stopped and got a diet Cherry Limeade on the way home. Again. Yum. Zoe worked on her fashion blogger pose. She nailed it. She also walked around Target pushing around one of those popper toys that is totally annoying. My sister let her do it. LOL. And of course, like any good sister does, she bought the noisy thing for my kid. And Zoe is so excited about it, she pushed it around the house all afternoon. Who are we to deny her happiness.
I am also linking up with the Blended Blog to share some of my beauty favorites!!!
1. Eyelash Curler Yes or No?  Yes, every day.
2. Favorite Nail Shade? 95% of the time I chose some version of pink.
3. Favorite Lipstick Shade? Pink again.
4. Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair? I let my hair air dry as long as I can, and then blast it with the blow dryer to finish it off close to the time I need to leave.
5. Artificial Nails: Yes or No? Never. I have never worn artificial nails.
6. Foundation: Yes or No? Yes, my go to is usually Estee Double Wear. I want to try the new Bobbi Brown though, anyone tried it yet?
7. Hair Up or Hair Down? Most of the time it is straight and down. I wear my hair up a lot at home and pretty much on Sundays, as that is my no wash day if we don’t have anything major going on.
8. Bar Soap or Body Wash? Body wash.
9. Bath or Shower? shower
10. Favorite Body lotion? That is a loaded question, because I use different ones on different body parts and different times of the year. I recently fell in love with the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Have you tried it? It smells SOOOO amazing!!!! And my legs are so soft after using it. My favorite hand cream is Working Hands. Does wonders for my dry, cracked skin in the winter. Plus it is inexpensive and found at Target! And lastly, my old stand by is Vitamin E from The Body Shop for all over greatness. I have been using that for years.
11. Do you wear perfume? Is so, favorite scent? Yes. Right now I have been wearing a lot of Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon. I have the roller ball and will purchase the full size when I am out. Love it! I also like Chanel Coco Madmoiselle, and I want to try one of the Jo Malone ones. I am on a quest for my new signature scent since they no longer make mine. I tend to like warm, sexy, spicy scents over floral or fruity.
12. Do you shave your legs everyday? No, every other day in the summer. A couple times a week in the winter. And by a couple I mean once or twice lol. My skin is far too sensitive for every single day.
13. Favorite Lip Balm?  I swear by Vaseline Rosy Lips. It is $1.89 at Target, gives my lips the slightest shade of pink and feels amazing on!! I can put it on before bed and wake up with it still on my lips in the morning. I cant say that for anything else. Not even higher end stuff I have tried. Plus, it smells good.  Just do it. Trust me.
14. How old were you when you first started wearing make-up? Maybe my freshmen year of high school. I am sure I wore some lip gloss in middle school, but I don’t remember buying make up until high school. I didn’t start wearing foundation on a regular basis until my 20’s. I had really great skin in high school and didn’t appreciate it near as much as I should have!!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! What beauty products are you loving right now?
Linking up with Biana too!
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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Super duper fun, I had a popper but my boys didn’t. Yay Zoe! Oooh I forgot about Coco Madmoiselle…good one. Another Estée Lauder double wear lover…it’s the best and you are beautiful!

  • Reply laura March 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Haha, the popper!! S has one and still plays with it, so at least it’ll get some use? I’m so glad you got to go to Parrish!! I LOVE that place, and we’ve always had fantastic service. And yes to that nirvana bourbon – my absolute fave! I’m so glad you got it for me for my bday!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue March 5, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Gah, The corn popper! That thing is soooo annoying yet we all keep it around because the kids love it!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders March 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Zoe looks so cute doing her fashion blogger pose! We’ve definitely bought noisy toys for our nieces and nephew and I know that our payback is coming one of these days! And yes to only shaving once or twice in the winter! It just seems like such a waste to do it everyday when it’s so cold outside!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston March 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I dont think I knew you guys were house hunting!! Good luck with that and hopefully you find something you like soon! Zoe definitely nailed her fashion blogger pose and I love her little outfit!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Dani March 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I feel like little hole in the wall places always have the best food! I feel the same way about nail polish shades- I looked and they’re all some shade of a really deep purple haha. I shaved a lot more when I lived with someone LOL. In summer I have to do it every day (or wear long pants), but in winter my skin dries out and occasionally I get eczema so shaving that often is impossible. The Cremo shaving cream helps a LOT though. I listed The Body Shop lotion and OMG the E+J NIRVANA too- love it!

  • Reply Marie March 5, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Oh all that food looks so good!! I use to love the Estee Lauder Double Wear but now I love Dior Forever Foundation. You should totally check it out.

  • Reply Danielle March 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    I have no time to shave my legs daily. During the summer, I am better, but still not great. Ha. I am loving my new foundation, but still want to try this one out. Love all the yummy food dates you go on!!!

  • Reply Emelia Lawrence March 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I’m cracking up about the popper- typical family 🙂 YES to Double Wear- it’s the best. Nirvana Bourbon is one perfume in my rotation too- SO good. Now I want onion rings…damn you Nadine hahaha

  • Reply Akaleistar March 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    All of the food looks so good!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis March 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I’m with ya on the neutral colors and pinks for nails and lip shade! Kudos to those that shave their legs everyday but I can’t even fathom that. The Vaseline rosy lip balm sounds perfect for chapped lips.. .Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... March 6, 2018 at 7:07 am

    LOL I used to have that popper toy! A cherry limeade sounds really good right now…

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee less talky March 6, 2018 at 8:04 am

    lol the popper. i’m glad that’s withstood the test of time because that’s what i had when i was Z’s age! how did i miss you guys were house hunting? oh wait, work has kept me from reading/catching up on blogs that’s why #rude. good luck!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer March 6, 2018 at 8:06 am

    All of that food looks amazing. I love reading all the answers from the link-up! I need to check out those lotions… I’m currently looking for a new body lotion. Also I wear the bourbon perfume every day, too! I wear Chanel Chance when I’m not at work.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag March 6, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Aw, sounds like you had a really fun weekend – with some awesome food! And of course your sister had to get the popper for your daughter. LOL That’s what aunts are for after all.

    I don’t really wear a lot of makeup – usually just for special occasions. And I have my hair up most of the time because it gets really hot (it’s thick/frizzy) when it’s down for too long.


  • Reply Audrey March 6, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I didn’t realize so many people use an eyelash curler! Also, I think I shave maybe three or four times all winter. MAYBE. Pathetic, I know. Lol. Kyle is none too pleased. Hahahaha!!

    You weekend sounds delicious AND productive!

  • Reply kristen March 6, 2018 at 10:01 am

    that meal from Real and Rosemary looks so good! actually all the food does, lol.
    oh man i am awful with shaving. i’m good with underarms but i can’t be bothered with legs. i just wear jeans all the time lol

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen March 6, 2018 at 10:52 am

    All of that food sounds amazing! I forgot how much I used to love Coco Mademoiselle!

  • Reply jacqui March 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    What a fun week, how cute is your little princess. Food looks yummy as well, making me hungry! Jacqui

  • Reply Nerea March 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Vagabond ZOE. Kivat kesäksi!

  • Reply Sierra March 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    The weekends seriously go by too quickly! That dish looks really good. I love when healthy options look and taste good. I hope things are working out with looking at houses. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Kate March 6, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I started wearing makeup around freshman year too, but am still afraid of eyelash curlers! Teach me your ways <3

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