Friday Five Vol. 5

A Weekly Favorites List That Will Blow Your Mind
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A Weekly Favorites List That Will Blow Your Mind[Location: west elm]

It’s Friday Five, Volume Five, and I’m even chatting about the Fab Five. So I feel like five is a lucky number today.

We got through winter, ya’ll! I’m still convinced RVA is going to experience a cold snap and have another round of snow at some random point, but right now I’m enjoying the sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. I’ve been spending more time outside, especially in the evenings, with a drink in hand. I relish the sunshine, but I’m definitely not looking forward to the heat, bugs, and allergies! 😂 Are you a fan of spring?

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Friday Five Vol. 5

New In My Life //

I got a second job! I’m officially a social media manager for a local company that I’m incredibly passionate about. It’s exciting to be running their Instagram page and finding new clients for them. I may or may not share who it is further down the line. Right now I’m just trying to get settled into this addition in my life.

After my home button started to malfunction, I finally upgraded my iPhone to a XS Max – and I love it. It was an adjustment to no longer have a home button to worry about, and the swiping still feels slightly foreign, but dang that camera is amazing.

My gastroparesis flare-ups have been particularly gnarly lately – but I found a product that’s helped 10x more than anything I’ve tried in the past. I was originally gifted a week’s dose of Flow Formula by Maxine Morgan, but after just 7 days of use, I plan to re-purchase regularly. It’s a combination of CBD, turmeric, and ginger – and it literally “cured” me of all symptoms during “that time of the month.” If you have any sort of tummy issues, I would check this out right away!

Currently Binging //

Obviously the latest season of Queer Eye. I mean, I’ll just never be able to get enough of Jonathan Van Ness … and the others. 😉 Just kidding – I truly love them all. That show has me in tears almost every single episode.

My husband grew up watching Avatar: The Last Airbender (no, not the blue people movie, the Nickelodeon animated show from the early 00’s), and he’s recently gotten me into it. We watch a couple episodes before bed each night. It’s just so wholesome and fun. Definitely not your typical “kids cartoon.”

We’re finally watching Parks & Recreation all the way through. After finishing The Office, and catching up with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, we knew we needed to get some Leslie Knope in our lives – and we’ve loved every second of it. It’s cringy in the best way, and has us laughing really hard.

Spring Cleaning //

Well, the first day of Spring was officially on Wednesday, but I got a head start on my spring cleaning last week. I began listing a ton of my clothing on Poshmark, and I’m not even close to finished. If you’re looking to find some seriously discounted items in time for the new season, you’ll want to give me a follow.

Now that I’m preparing for showing a little more leg, I’m grateful that Joy sent over a box of their shaving goodies. I usually loathe shaving, but I was thrilled to find that their products make the event a whole lot better. Not only is their packaging adorable, but I found that it was the easiest, smoothest, pain-free shave I’ve had in years. I was originally paid to promote their products on my Insta Stories, but I’ll definitely be re-purchasing. Their shaving mousse is to die for.

Accessories I’m Into //

It seems like barrettes are back. Man, I may be a 90’s baby, but I was not at all prepared for the resurfacing of this trend I rocked as a kid. Although, the new pieces I’ve seen are a whole lot more chic than the rainbow clips I donned as an 8-year-old. Check out these gorgeous pearl beauties.

Along with barrettes are the silk scarves that made their way back into spring and summer fashion last year. I especially love the hair ties with the scarves built-in. Like these ones.

Straw bags are back, and I’m not even close to surprised. There’s something so classy and feminine about these whimsical purses. I already have two, but I’m considering adding this one to my collection.

Recent Beauty Discoveries //

Okay, I’m always down to try a new foundation. I certainly don’t love my skin when it’s makeup-free. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation, acne, acne-scarring, and redness. That’s why I was thrilled to find this drugstore foundation that completely concealed, lasted all day, didn’t break down, and matched my skintone. Yeah, you’ll want to grab some right away.

I picked up this moisturizer in my birthday gift from Sephora, and instantly fell in love with it. It mattifies my skin (so it’s great to apply prior to makeup) and has an almost cooling effect I wasn’t expecting but really enjoyed. I think it’ll be great to keep my makeup from sliding off my face during the summer.

This makeup brush is a life-saver. I got it with the foundation I mentioned above, and now I never want to use another brush. Yep, it’s super affordable, and you can find it at Target. I mean, win-win.

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What are you looking forward to this spring weekend?



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    March 22, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Congrats on the new job! I’m definitely looking forward to and loving the warmer temps we’ve been having lately. I can’t wait to spend more time outside in the sunshine.

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    Hillary Conheady
    March 22, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    That cupcake spot looks so cute! And I’ve always wanted to stay at quirk hotel!!

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    March 22, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Congrats on the second job! I do freelance work from clients in my city and it’s such a nice change!

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    March 22, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Congrats on the new job! I’m definitely into the barrette trend too haha (but I had quite a massive collection before it before a trend lol!). We are almost done re-watching the office for the millionth time – love Parks and Rec too!

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    clare @ oh these are the good old days
    March 22, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    yes yes to all of this. we just went through parks n rec last month. it gets better every season even though they are all amazin. your sweater is so adorbs.

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    Laura Adney
    March 22, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    This is such a cute cupcake shop. Congrats on the job, that is awesome for you.

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    March 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    congrats girl!! and also, I am sooo into the pearl barrette trend as well!

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    March 22, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week, congrats on the new job and the closet clean out!

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    March 22, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Congrats on your new job! That sounds like the perfect fit for you. I am also loving Queer Eye! I’m so obsessed with that show! Have a great weekend!


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    Tanvi Rastogi
    March 22, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Congrats on the new job! Sounds perfect. I am loving that cardigan and gimme that cupcake 😀


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    March 22, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    I need to do some spring cleaning, too! Hoping to get that done when we go on spring break at work in the next couple of weeks. Congratulations!!

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    March 23, 2019 at 12:20 AM

    Congratulations on the new job babe!! & I love your outfit, your cardigan is so cute!

    cute & little

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    March 23, 2019 at 10:19 AM

    I’m so glad you found a solution to help aid in easing your flare-ups, Stephanie! CBD helps me, too. I actually haven’t used it in months and I really need to get some more since my anxiety has been so annoying lately lol. I’m excited about your new job, too!!

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    March 23, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Great roundup! You just named 3 of my favorite tv shows- The Office, Parks & Rec, and Brooklyn nine-nine. Also, congrats on your job!! Good luck with everything.

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    March 24, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    I’m with you on Queer Eye! I actually went on the Kesha cruise with Jonathan back in February. He’s such a gem and this world doesn’t deserve him lol.

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    Anna English
    March 24, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    I love all the embellished pillows and textures West Elm has in store right now!

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    sarah lindner
    March 24, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Sounds like an eventful week, congratulation on the second job!

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    March 24, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    I also am binge watching Queer Eye! It’s so good!


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    March 24, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    I think it’s amazing that you’re running another company social media account. I hope to find something like that soon here.

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    March 24, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Super exciting about your job! Love your spring cleaning endeavor

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    March 25, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Congrats on your new job! I would love to take on a job like that.
    And I’ve heard so many great things about that foundation, I have to try it!

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    Laura Leigh
    March 25, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Okay I cannot with those cupcakes! They look so beyond amazing!!! And congrats on your new job lady!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    Julia COROT Comil
    March 26, 2019 at 1:24 AM

    OMG this cupcake place sounds so yummy! Need to try your makeup brush!

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    Tara Fuller
    March 28, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    all these goodies made me so hungry! i’ve been binge watching the new OA – soo good!

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    April 2, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Congrats on the new job GF! Xo

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