Welcome back lovelies, I hope everyone has had a phenomenal week!
This week has been a busy one to say the least – and it’s been super rainy here in North Carolina – which I love! But it makes me want to nap…all the time…like a bear.
Still, I made photos happen, even with clouds and I am so excited to present this week’s Friday Favorites. I am loving this series, so let’s get to it.
1. The Happy Planner
Oh, dear heavenly deity – thank you for this beautiful organizational creation. Amen.
This. planner. is. my. life.
Without it I would be unorganized and unproductive. My addiction to office supplies runs deep, ya’ll and I am really particular about what things I use. Which means I try a lot of different things.
I have always been a pen and paper kind of gal. Don’t get me wrong I appreciate technology and all it has to offer – but there’s something about writing something down that just makes it happen. Which is what makes this planner so amazing…
- I like to draw.
- I have ginormous handwriting.
- I like the idea of scrapbooking and visual journaling…but never really stick with it.
- I really like stickers. (*Note the Pusheen the Cat sticker below)
The Happy Planner lets me pull all of it into one place – which with my hectic days, I need. I can use stickers and washi tapes and make it my own. I cannot stress how much I love that. Being able to decorate and create is one of the reasons I have stuck with this brand of planner for so long.
There’s so much room for activities!
That’s a direct quote from the movie Step Brothers which I also adore, FYI.
I love that there is a note section in the lefthand margin. I also love the fact that It breaks each individual day out by morning, afternoon and evening. It opens it up to let me use it for notes, drawing, or to jot down appointments. I realized that when I would use hour-by-hour planners, I would pack my day to the minute and that got really hectic.
But seriously. Can we just look at one more beautiful photo of this thing?
I really like that in between the months there is a planning section that lets you block for goals, important things, events, etc. and you just have a nice quick month overview.
They are really affordable and come in around $30.00 – which I think is well worth the price you pay.
I could go on and on about this planner and the more I talk about it the more I want to do a future Friday Favorite post dedicated specifically for this planner…which I may do.
2. Jeffree Star Velour Lipsticks
Oh my damn.
Have you ever just looked at a lip color and teared up? That’s is what these colors do every single time I look at them. They are SO pigmented. SO velvety going on your lips. JUST. SO…
I love that Jeffree puts out vegan products and has a ridiculously wide range of colors. Once these dry matte, they don’t look chalky or clumpy on your lips like some matte lips can. Also, they hold up to eating a burrito, and we all know you can’t do THAT like a lady. So to be able to eat and still have flawless lips is a win.
He also loves Taco Bell and says things like, “You better WORK GIRL,” on his YouTube channel…so basically I was sold on him from the beginning.
Although I’m just now venturing into the crazy lip color world, the Jeffree Star line has a lot of neutral everyday wear colors. Which, as you can see above – is the majority of what I own.
HOWEVER. I’m a sucker for a good red lipstick. Out of all the colors I own – Rich Blood has to be my go to.
The only sad, sad thing? They are almost always sold out of the one color you want… *cough cough* Gemini *cough cough*
But if you’re patient and follow him on social media, you can catch the release and restock dates of all of his stuff.
Price wise – these are $18.00 per tube, so they are definitely moderately priced, but worth every penny. Like I said before it is SO pigmented that a little bit goes a long way…and did I mention the burrito eating? Because, that.
#3. Mighty Mug Biggie
I am clumsy and I like to drink hot beverages on a regular basis.
One day we were walking through Walmart and I just happened to see this mug on an end cap. It was advertised as ‘spill proof’ and the ‘mug that won’t tip’ or some other fancy-marketing-way of saying “BUY ME NOW, ASHLEY!”
I ended up getting it for Christmas, and let.me.tell.you.something.
It holds up to its claims!
I said magic about the Staedtler pens last week when they didn’t dry out – so do you see a pattern here? I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so when I find muggle things that work like magic – I’m sold.
- It’s really nicely insulated. I have put coffee in it first thing in the morning, and it survived a drive to work and two meetings before I came back to it. I made the amateur mistake of thinking my coffee would have cooled and burned my tongue instead.
- It really is budge proof. So long as it is on a flat surface, that isn’t carpet or some weird texture, it won’t be swayed by an accidental bump or table jolt!
- Supa-dupa affordable. I had to look up the price point because I received this as a gift. It sells on their website today for $19.99.
- I also started peeking around and they have a ton of different options to choose from, including sizes and styles. So…I may be shopping is what I’m telling all of you. Transparency is key.
If I can not spill liquid fire on myself or ruin a dress or top by ways other than dribbling coffee down my face, which, lets face it – happens more than I care to admit, I call that a win.
If you love these things let me know! If there is something you want me to try or think could be a Friday Favorite leave a comment down below!
This post is not sponsored. The reviews and photos depicted here are based on personal, not professional, opinion only.