Wednesday, October 19, 2016

September 2016 Lifestyle Favorites

Movie: Amanda Knox Netflix Documentary
The only movie I actually watched in September, but it was really a good documentary. I loved that she was actually in it and giving her opinion all the way through the documentary.

TV Show: The Night Of
I binged this in about a day and a half. The show was great, although I'm not dying over the ending (which I hear is a popular opinion).

Sweet Food: Daily Harvest Smoothies 
Daily Harvest is a smoothie subscription service where you can get 6 or 12 smoothies delivered weekly or 24 smoothies delivered monthly. The more you order, the cheaper it is, and there are 14 different smoothie recipes. They come pre-frozen over dry ice and have all organic ingredients. When you're ready for a smoothie, you just put your mixture and liquid into the blender and you're good to go! Currently addicted to how easy this is. Of course, you can skip whenever you need to and just get the delivered when you want. Try them out, you get 3 free smoothies with your first box (code: threefree). *This is not sponsored. I just love these.

Starbucks Drink: Pumpkin Spice Latte
My fellow basic white girls, it's back.

Candle: Pumpkin Apple by Bath & Body Works
In other basic news, fall candles are in full force at B&BW.

Restaurant: The Peninsula Grille (Charleston, SC)
We actually ate here back in August when we were in Charleston for Ben's 30th, but it was too good not to mention. Don't forget the famous coconut cake!

Book: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I'm not normally into historical fiction, but this was a great read. I also think it would be a great book for anyone that is in a book club - lots of points of discussion you can choose from.

Song: Church Bells by Carrie Underwood
Love me some Carrie (and country). Never have a song of her's I don't like.

iPhone/iPad app: VSCO
My new favorite photo-editing app. There is a slight learning curve, but totally worth it.

Person: My Dad
For being the strongest person I know. I love you.

Monday, October 17, 2016

College Football Week 7: Catching Up

GAMES YOU MISSED [in the last 3 weeks]

So I've never missed a college football post since I started writing, and I'm really sorry to have done it the last two weeks. I was in the midst of planning/attending my best friend's bachelorette party in New Orleans (#HurricaneMargaret), as well as starting a new job in Charlotte! So it's been pretty busy for me over the last few weeks.

That being said, let me update you on the last 21 days of college football...

(10) Washington took down (7) Stanford in dramatic fashion 44-6. (5) Clemson beat (3) Louisville in a super exciting game that ended 42-36. (12) Florida State got its second loss of the season to North Carolina 37-35. (17) Michigan State lost in overtime to Indiana 34-31 and (18) Utah lost to Cal 28-23. South Alabama crushed (19) San Diego State 42-24 and Oklahoma beat (21) TCU 52-46. Finally, Oklahoma State beat (22) Texas 49-31. Lots of upsets during week 5 that really shook up the rankings.

(4) Michigan blew out Rutgers 78-0 (in front of a ton of Rutgers recruits that were invited to the game...) and Navy shot down (6) Houston's playoff chances with a 46-40 win. (8) Texas A&M finally broke (9) Tennessee's come-back-from-21 streak in a 45-38 overtime win. (23) Florida State beat (10) Miami 20-19, and Washington State crushed (15) Stanford 42-16. (25) Virginia Tech took down (17) North Carolina 34-3, and (21) Colorado lost to USC 21-17.

(2) Ohio State had its first close game of the season against (8) Wisconsin. It really looked like Wisconsin had it the whole way through, until they went into overtime... and threw an interception to end the game 30-23. (3) Clemson also almost lost to NC State, but managed to squeak by with a 24-17 win. (22) Arkansas took down (12) Ole Miss 34-30, & (16) Miami lost to UNC 20-13. Finally, Syracuse defeated (17) Virginia Tech 31-17, giving Syracuse its only ACC win this season.


FIRE: Chris Ash (Rutgers Head Coach)
Because you can't invite a bunch of recruits to watch a 78-0 blowout.

MARRY: Jabrill Peppers
Because you're looking at the future Heisman Trophy winner.

KILL: Wisconsin
Because ugh. You had one job.
GAMES TO WATCH [next week]

(3) Michigan vs. Illinois, 3:30PM
(1) Alabama vs. (6) Texas A&M, 3:30PM CBS
(17) Arkansas @ (21) Auburn, 6PM ESPN
(23) Ole Miss @ (25) LSU, 9PM ESPN 

Alabama has its hardest game of the year, and I'm hoping for another basketball score from Michigan against Illinois.
As always, Roll Tide & GO BLUE.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

August & September 2016 Beauty & Fashion Favorites

So, this should be a testament to how little I spent in August & September. Ben has been on me about my shopping problem (and maybe rightfully so), but if I can only have two new favorites for the last two months, it means I'm not doing that much spending. Basically, I'm just crushing at life over here.

Kerastase L'incroyable Blowdry Miracle Reshape Heat Lotion (get it here!)
So, without getting into too much detail on how little I wash my hair (I will save that accomplishment for another post), I don't wash it very often. It's bad for your hair and also I'm lazy and don't like doing it. This stuff has extended my blowdrys even longer than before. I couldn't figure out why all of a sudden I could goso much longer, but I realized that this was the only addition to my hair routine (my stylist gave it to me as a gift while I was home back in July). I never would have thought to buy it on my own, but it is now a staple/holy grail product for me - it's already replaced my Bumble and bumble blowdry cream (which all of you know I love).

Suave Professionals Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo (get it here!)
I was sent this dry shampoo to test by Influenster. Normally, I'm insanely partial to my Batiste, which I constantly have on hand in my bathroom. This is the first drugstore dry shampoo that even comes close. It actually works! While I do like Batiste better, this is a close second and I would definitely buy it in the alternative. Plus, it smells like tropical fruit.

Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Polarized Sunglasses (get them here!)
These were my 'congratulations on your new job' present from Ben (that I got myself, obviously). I love them, and they look a bit more professional than my blue mirrored ones.

invisibobble POWER the strong grip hair ring (get it here!)
My new absolute favorite hair tie. Yes, you can have a favorite hair tie. Yes, you only get 3 for $9, but they're much harder to lose (they look like the bungee cords you put on your keys to wear around your wrist) and they work.