Friday Favorites #3

Hello Lovelies! Happy weekend eve!

The three things I’m about to share with you are my current addictions. I’ve been using and wearing them for weeks now and will continue to do so throughout the fall and winter.

Pashmina Blanket Scarf

Let me start by saying – I’m so glad that it is finally cold enough in North Carolina to pull of boots and scarves. Not that it was stopping me, I was sweating it out as soon as October first hit. I was pinning fall outfits, cider recipes and cute pumpkin carving ideas and kept coming across blanket scarves. I skipped buying one last year and knew this was the year I had to have it.

This scarf. Oh my.

First of all, its pashmina so it’s basically made with the softest things on the planet – clouds, teddy bears…Vince Gills voice. All balled into this beaut.

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It’s so large that I’ve actually used it as a blanket. It’s my go to travel scarf because even though it’s big, it’s also light enough to throw on with a t-shirt and skinny jeans to pull a look together. Not to mention the fact that you can unfold it on the plane and cover up with it.

Winning.

The price point was also decent. I’ve seen blanket scarves on Etsy go for upwards of $40, this one was on Amazon for $18, so I call that a win. There is a very similar one at Walmart that I looked at for $10 – they were cute, but the fabric was different and not quite as soft. Still, the price point tempted me and I’m going to go back tomorrow and pick up the black and white one.

I’m weak.

Too Faced Melted Lip – Chihuahua 

Okay, so I’ve gotta be up front, I’m not sold on the Too Faced line, yet. I’ve just not been overly impressed with some of their eye shadows or their formulas. But this lipstick is to die for.

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I say lipstick, because although it’s technically a long wear lip, it doesn’t dry down completely, thus it transfers and isn’t super long wearing. It stays fairly glossy, which in the winter is great. Everything is so dry that full matte lips, for me, come with A LOT of work – exfoliating, moisturizing and priming.

img_9933I actually love that it doesn’t dry completely because it keeps a nice light gloss without looking like full wet lips, which I appreciate.

I even threw in a shameful selfie so you could see the color in action.

See what I mean?!

These are a bit pricey, at $21 each, but well worth it. I actually bought two different formulas of the Melted line, and this one is by far my favorite. The applicator is soft and you don’t have to take multiple swipes for application or even use a lot of product.

 

642 Things to Write About, by the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto

It’s coming into November, which is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I’ve been getting all of the blogs lined out for that – Yay!

Meanwhile, I have a novel that I’m trying desperately to finish. Anyone who’s ever needed to write ANYTHING can relate to writer’s block. It’s a cruel, cruel part of the job.

I actually received this as a Christmas present one year and I’ve been using it ever since to help break through bouts of writer’s block and it’s always within arm’s reach during NaNoWriMo.

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It’s pretty self explanatory – there are 642 different writing prompts. They range from lists to letters to different scenarios.

What I love most is that they’re all incredibly simple to think through and I can usually hammer a few prompts out in a sitting. It’s a great thing to thumb through on a break.

Even if you aren’t writing a novel, suffering massive amounts of writer’s block, like I am, it’s a fun little book to play around with!

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!

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