Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A few of my favorite things!

Hello lovlies! Since I haven't blogged since September (Seriously? Really? It's January?!) and even though, I have at least 8 half written posts, to finish and publish, I decided I would start out 2013 with a list of a few of my favorite things right now!


First up is always a winner in my book! Sugar Advanced Lip Therapy by Fresh! This stuff is amazing. I go through it like crazy! I prefer to use the advanced therapy version at night, sans the SPF(in the one that I use during the day), too much of the SPF seems to dry my lips out.



For the daytime, I use the Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15. I love the clear and rose color. I always have these in my car, purse, diaper bag, etc! Love them! I have been using this lip treatments for over a year now and am always recommending it and giving it as a gift. I just love it! 



While we are on the Fresh products, I am also loving their Soy Face Cleanser. It is seriously amazing. I have tried LOTS of face wash products. This one takes the cake! It removes makeup like a dream...even mascara which is a huge bonus and time saver!


I have also started using their Black Tea Age Delay Cream and Face Serum and Age Delay Eye Cream. I have to admit it stresses me out a tad to start "age delaying" products, but the sooner the better I suppose! Ha! Fresh may need to hire me as their spokesperson. :)
I just discovered The Wet Brush! I'm not sure how I am just now hearing about it?! My hair gal told me that it was a necessity for me, as she was brushing out my dreadlocks a couple weeks ago (I go to bed with my hair wet a lot and my hair is just so knotted...brushing it is just the worst)! So, I bought one for me and one for my sister, who also has horrible knots and we both love it! I am about to order another  for myself and mini one for the little presidents' hair too! Anywho, I can't say enough good things about this brush...life changing for sure!


These Driving Moccasins from Gap are seriously so comfy. I bought for my mom and sister for Christmas too! I am wishing I would have purchased in every color because now they are sold out in my size! :( They had pink, green and blue too! The brown are such a basic staple color, so I am thrilled that I snagged them, especially with a 30% off coupon! Woohoo!


These Lula Glitter Ballet Flats from J Crew are another favorite of mine. You can add sparkle to any outfit by wearing them. They make me smile...just like the glitter on my fingernails and the glitter on my iPhone case. Just little happy makers that bring a random smile to my face
throughout each day! :)

I had been wearing Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer for as long as I can remember and suddenly this fall, it started making me break out on my chin...no thank you! Time for a change! I tried this VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen per the advice of a guy who was helping me in Sephora one day and I am in love! It's awesome and even lighter weight than the tinted moisturizer that I had been wearing for all these years. I think my skin just needed a change. :) It feels great on and totally blends in with your skin tone. 


Onto Pjs or Jams or Jammies or P-jammies (as Teddy calls them). I have become obsessed with the Xhilaration brand Pjs at Target. They are seriously adorable and some of the coziest jammies that I have ever worn. I ended up buying a bunch and monogrammed the pocket to give as gifts and of course for myself. They were a huge hit and now I am searching all Targets to buy more to keep on hand for gifts, etc! They are too cute! They were on clearance when I went two days ago and they had pretty much nothing left...so the search continues for more, but as of now, I have three new pair of comfy, cozy and monogrammed pjs to sleep and lounge in! :)



Since Reagan and I can't resist bows, I am loving these bow print cords from J Crew for moi and these bow printed skinny jeans from Gap for her! Seriously too cute! 






I have a little obsession with fun pants! Clearly! I think of them as a collection! These sequin leggings from French Connection were an early Chrsitmas gift from my hubs and I absolutely adore them! I wore them to a family dinner with a black top and blazer a couple weeks ago and I also wore then during our quiet NYE here at home, with a big cowl-neck sweater! They are just so fun! 



I feel like I have a bunch more to add to the list. I think I might have to try and do a "what I'm loving" post weekly. As we enter into the new year, I am hoping to find time to blog more. I want to document more of the daily life of the little presidents and keep track of what is going on with them! We shall see if I can keep up!

*I wrote this post before New Year's Eve and am just now publishing it! Time flies! We had a rough week last week and I am still is a bit of shock of all that occurred. Just trying to get back into the swing of being back home! I am praying the rest of 2013 is pretty uneventful for us and our family and friends. I hope you are all happy and healthy and that 2013 is blessing you so far!
xoxo,
Ashley

14 comments:

  1. Just found your blog via instagram! Thx for posting these products. You have great style so I'm sure anything you recommend will be amazing! Looking forward to your future post and am glad I found your blog :)

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    1. Christy- Thank you so much for reading and for the sweet compliment on my style! So happy to have you here! Xo!

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  2. I heart you! I've been wanting to try the fresh lip products, I think I'll grab some this weekend. My lips get so dry in this northeast winter. I've been loving your pj's on Instagram. I think I'll stock up and give as gifts next year too. Can I send you the tops to monogram!?! Such a cute personal gift. Love your blog, can't wait to read the othe posts in cue.
    Nancy

    Nancy7811 on ig ):

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    1. Try Fresh, you will LOVE it, Nancy!!! I am addicted...so is Reagan! Xo!

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  3. I had the exact same experience with the laura mercier tinted moisturizer last year! I've worn it for at least 5 years (wore bobbi brown's version before that) and last year my skin would not clear up. Went to the dermatologist and she told me to stop using it. My skin cleared up in 2 days. 2 DAYS! Crazy! Love, love, love Fresh products. LOVE! Welcome back!

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    1. Hey Christi!!! I wore Bobbi Brown at one point as well!!! That is so crazy that you had the same issue with LM tinted moisturizer!! It's amazing that your skin cleared up in 2 days!!! WOW! I am obsessed with Fresh! Their stuff is just so great! Reagan picked up some perfume at Sephora today and I smelled it and loved it and bought it to try!! Hope you are doing well! xoxo

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  4. The bow print cords were on sale for $24 at J Crew today and my daughter wouldn't let me buy them! Now, I keep thinking about them and may have to sneak back there tomorrow and at least try them on!

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    1. $24?!!!!!! What an AMAZING deal!!!!! Hope you went back and bought them! xo!

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    1. I want pretty much everything they make, Tiffany! xo!

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  6. I need that brush! I've never seen it before or heard of it!

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    1. It's a life changer for sure! We have three now!

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  7. i was just talking to my mom (as she was cutting/dying my HORRIBLY/DREADLOCKED-TANGLED hair... she's a hair stylist, in case you're wondering why she'd be doing my hair :)) about this brush. i had read this post after you shared it on instagram, and had been meaning to look into it further, and i have total knot/damaged hair issues as of late especially! she hadn't heard of it, so i just forwarded this to her.

    must get one- asap!!

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    1. Hi Torrie! So cool that your mom is a hair stylist! You must try this brush! Is there a Dry Bar in your area? They sell them and you can also buy online! It seriously works wonders on my hair! You would not believe how awful my hair gets...Sean took a picture one day because he said I needed to see it from the back. Ha! I bet this would work wonders for you! I use it on the kids' hair as well!!! Please let me know if you try it! Hope you love it!!! xoxo

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