five on friday || anything and everything

Friday, October 16, 2015

ONE || Blogger's Night Out With the Cosmetic Market
Tuesday night, my gal pal Rachel and I got together for a girl's favorite thing to do... shop and sip on champs.  The Cosmetic Market was kind enough to host an event for local blogger's to come play with their amazing lines of all things beauty, socialize, and of course stock up on some new essentials, too. I had been in the market for a few things so here is what I brought home: 

Nars Scarlett Empress Lipstick || The perfect hue for fall... I wanted a rich, deep red lipcolor and this semi-matte variety instantly stood out! 
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water || I've been on the hunt for a "setting spray" that seals your makeup and I'm hoping I found the perfect duo that acts as a primer AND a finishing spray. This variety came highly recommended so I am giving it a go. 
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara || I haven't had a chance to make it back to my dear Shala for eyelash extensions lately so I am trying to work with what I've got... i.e. normal lashes. Rachel exclaimed how much she loved this mascara so when someone recommends something, I usually jump to try it out for myself... so far, I am loving it! 
And of course that event is complete without a proper swag bag??!?!?!?! YAY!!!! 

TWO|| Halloween PJ Link-Up Party
Get your little ghouls and goblins ready for our annual Halloween PJ Link-Up with my fellow mamas Fancy Ashley, Ashley Paige, and Darci as we do a show and tell roundup to see your frightful friends decked out for Halloween fun! All the frightful details are included below so find your favorite mummy-wear and join us... And if you need to score some last minute PJs, a few of my favorites include thesethesethese, and these.
my little skeletons from last year

THREE || The Potty Rocker
I've been known to try anything and everything when it comes to potty training... sticker charts, skittles as a reward, applause and lots of jumping and down, and the list goes on and on. Recently, I was contacted by my friends at The Potty Rocker to test out their genius solution for getting littles to hit up the bathroom and it's been a HUGE hit at our house. Stay tuned for my complete review on this amazing-ness coming soon. Or you can visit their Kickstart campaign to learn more

FOUR || Fall scavenger Hunt
My fellow blogging friend Colleen posted this Fall Scavenger Hunt last week and I am itching to do it with the girls...  better yet, it's a way to get us outside before dinnertime and do some learning while we're enjoying the gorgeous fall weather. Isn't this a genius idea?? You can download the printable here... thanks Colleen!!!

FIVE || The Glam Guide
I just started flipping through the pages of Fleur De Force's new book called The Glam Guide and I am loving her overflow of style and beauty tips. Not only did she win Cosmo's "Best Vlogger" Award, but she loves to share her passion with others and I am learning some helpful tricks of the trade, too. 

You can find her YouTube channel here and follower her on Instagram here
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  1. aww those skeleton pjs are too cute! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. You have the cutest little skeletons!! I am loving dressing up Cam and Louise for Halloween! And what is this Potty Rocker? I am beyond desperate to potty train Cam...maybe this will be our answer?! :) Have a great weekend!!

  3. We are elbows-deep in potty training at the Watkins household, so my eyes instantly went to The Potty Rocker, and I can't wait to do this Fall Scavenger Hunt with Ryan - such a great idea!


  4. I've been thinking about getting the Glam Guide, so you may have helped be decide! I love her YouTube channel!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! Beauty trick is the beauty blender sponge!

  6. What a fun event!! You and Rachel look absolutely beautiful! I could use some of your make up tips and tricks! Thank you so much for sharing my fall scavenger hunt on your blog and IG! Love you girl! xoxo

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    1. holy moly good catch!!!! i totally missed that one when i was proofing at 5:45 this morning...thank you!!!!

  8. I follow Fleur and love all her beauty suggestions! I have been wanting to get a new fall lip color so I might have to check out your NARs pick!

  9. Oh I could use some help in the beauty department!! I have no beauty tricks :). Have a great weekend! Thanks for the giveaway!! (And thank goodness for no heart stopping final plays this week since the Vols on a bye!)

  10. Like the second photo :)
    Maria V.

  11. I have seen that Scavenger Hunt on IG quiet a bit this week. I need to print it now and plan an afternoon of hunting with the little one.

  12. Yay for the Halloween PJ link up - I just bought the Old Navy ones for my girls :)