Sequins and Sea Breezes: Friday Five

Friday Five

7/15/2016

Happy Friday Water

Happy Friday lovelies! We made it through another week! This one was definitely a bit rough, especially compared to last week but I know it could have been worse so I won't complain. But I am definitely ready for the weekend. I've woken up every day this week between 10 and 15 minutes before my alarm is scheduled to go off so I just got up but those lost minutes of sleep have really caught up to me. Alright enough talk about sleep or I might accidentally drift off at my desk... let's jump into my Friday Favorites with Amanda!

Friday Five 7/15/16



1 // At first I hate this bikini but after seeing it in store a few times I decided to try it on and well, it ended up coming home with me.
2 // Just last weekend I was thinking that I really wanted to pick up a new lash primer since I used to use one regularly but for some reason stopped. After reading some reviews and some other blogger's opinions I was surprised to see that a lot of the big name bloggers were using the L'Oreal Voluminous Primer so I picked it up myself and I've been really happy with it! At first it can be a bit clumpy but I started taking a tissue and wiping some of the excess off and I definitely see a huge improvement.
3 //  I've only used powder as a foundation for years now but in the summer when I'm outside and sweat I've realized it relocates to all the wrong places, looks cakey and feels heavy so I decided to give this a try and I am in love. It's lightweight, has SPF 50 in it and provides full coverage without getting cakey.
4 // The only thing I got from the Nordstrom sale yesterday was this tee (thanks again Kerri!). I love the cross front detail and the v-neck back. Perfect for dressing up or down and it looks super comfy!
5 // Thanks to B I had to check out the new Essie Gel Couture polishes. So far I'm happy with the one I got! The only downside is they don't have a lot of colors yet and it's a little pricey but considering how easily I chip my nails I'll pay a little more for something that will last longer!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

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35 comments

  1. I'm almost out of my primer so I'll try the L'Oreal one next!! So glad you're liking the nail polish - I'm with you...they need more colors, but I love the one you got!! Everyone has been raving about that CC cream- I want to get my hands on it!! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. That bikini is so cute! And I have been curious about that polish, I need to try it out! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Damn, I love that t-shirt... I wonder if it's still in stock. I'm trying to resist spending money since I'm going to NYC for four days at the end of the month, ah!
    Happy Friday and I hope you catch up on some z's this weekend!

    xoxo
    Danielle
    afloat on a full sea

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  4. Love that bathing suit! I hope you have a great weekend friend! I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon the last few weeks ahhh I have missed connecting with all my favorite ladies! <3

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  5. ok i've been eying that bikini too - glad to know it fits well! that top from nordstrom is one of my fav picks. i can't wait to get it in! and lash primers are awesome. i love my l'oreal mascara that comes with a primer on the one end. the best! see you later mi amor!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. Love all these picks! L'oreal has the BEST drugstore mascara for sure! I had my eye on that criss-crossy top from the N-sale too!

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  7. I have had the Essie polish in my cart but have yet to get it. Do you think it is worth it? Also, how great is that CC cream? It's my favorite! Hope you have a great weekend girlie! XO

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  8. I'm anxious to try the new essie polishes-- from what I've heard they seem to wear really well so far! Is that light pink the color you picked up? I love that bikini and definitely did not expect it to be from Target.

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  9. I've been meaning to try out the new Essie polish. I want something that will last longer than the usual 3-4 days without chipping and I've heard such good things about that polish!

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  10. I chip my nails like crazy too so that Essie polish might be what I need. I only use powder too but I'm with you on it being tough in the summer. I might have to check out that cc cream. Beautifully Candid

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  11. I have the Younique 3D Mascara that has a primer that I love, but I'll definitely check out the Loreal one for every day use! Love that tee you picked up at the sale, just purchased a few things this AM. Enjoy your weekend girlfriend!

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  12. I tried on that tee in the store and they didn't have my size so I immediately ordered it online in the burgundy color- it's SO adorable on!! And I still need to try that Essie polish- haven't seen it anywhere but I'm keeping my eyes peeled :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  13. I keep meaning to pick up the Essie polish! On my list! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Glad to hear you like the Essie polish! I'm planning to give it a try this weekend!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  15. Loving that suit you picked up, and that top from the Nordstrom sale. And I hear ya on the Essie colors, not a big variety but do love the ones they have and I'll always pay a little extra for more longevity. Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. I've heard such great things about that CC Cream! I have a BB Cream at home that I love for the summer, but I might have to give that one a try too! I hope that you have a great weekend!

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  17. nice bikini
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  18. I want to try that It Cosmetics CC Cream!!
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  19. That nail polish looks awesome! I missed B's post about it. I love Essie and I definitely need a gel. I cant deal with the chipping I get from regular nail polish. Great find!

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  20. I may or may not have drifted to sleep I few times this morning while getting things done at the computer. LOL! I recently bought that CC Cream too and I really liked it. I do have super oily skin but it's nice to wear for a day or running errands. Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  21. The IT Cosmetics CC cream is my go to in the summer! It looks so good on my skin and you have to love that it includes SPF 50!

    http://simplyteasing.blogspot.com

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  22. That bikini is the cutest! And I love that CC cream, especially on the weekend or a beach day. It's perfect to put on top of my sunscreen. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  23. I've honestly never thought to use a lash primer, but now I'm super intrigued haha. I don't wear a ton of makeup, but I pretty much don't leave the house without mascara, so maybe this will give me a little more POP too! :)

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  24. That bikini is SO cute!! And I am proud of your restraint at the #Nsale... I have already placed 2 orders! #Oops #NoSelfControl

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  25. That Lush top is so soft!! Good NSale purchase for sure. Loveeee that bikini!

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  26. I need to try that CC cream. Good for you for getting only one thing. I made two orders yesterday and I really want a third! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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  27. I don't use a lash primer, but I love voluminous mascara so I'm thinking I need to try that out!

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  28. Biana inspired be to jump on the Essie Couture train too! I haven't bought a color yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to trying it. Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  29. The bikini thing happens to me all the time. Especially at Target. I go from omg I hate that to it somehow being in my shopping cart. Oops.

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  30. I'm so glad that you got that top - it suits you and your style perfectly! Definitely want to try out that lash primer, too. Happy Friday!

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  31. Hope you get to catch up on some sleep this weekend! I know I need some too! I was just at Target this week shopping for swimsuits and didn't even see that one. You're right, at first glance it looks kind of blah but the fit looks really flattering on the model.

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  32. i have been wanting to try a primer, and i love the loreal voluminous mascara so i might try that one. good tip about the tissue! i have heard amazing things about the it cosmetics cc cream but still haven't tried it, the price tag throws me. but i love the spf 50! that's amazing. and um, that bikini is so cute! hope you had a good weekend :)

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  33. So you are happy with that Essie polish? How hard is it to take off? xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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