Friday, March 17, 2017

Currently Loving - Spring 2017

PopSockets
I haven't been this excited for something in a long time! In January I got a Pixel XL, to replace my Samsung Note 4. (The Note was an awesome phone! and so is the Pixel!) The Note was a huge phone, but I noticed the Pixel being really heavy on my pinky finger. Everyone is getting a dent in their pinky from phones, but mine was actually getting worse. So, I found this amazing little device! It's a PopSocket, and it's basically a sticker that you can use to hold your phone. It also makes a convenient stand when you are watching a video. It pops in and out as you need it. It definitely doesn't pop in flush, but that isn't a big deal to me. They come in all kinds of colors and designs. The advertisement says they can be repositioned but I'm too nervous to try. In hindsight I wish I would have placed mine just about 1 mm lower for texting. 

This is palette is a blogger favorite, and I'm totally on the train too. The Carli Bybel Palette from BH Cosmetics is a winner. It's got gorgeous eyeshadow colors, and 4 excellent highlighters in one palette. There are actually dozens of combos you can do with this, and I keep going back to YouTube looking for new ideas. The color payoff is great and even better is the price! Both Amazon and Ulta have it listed for $14.50. 

I actually loved our last bedding set, and still do. The colors were perfect and it was exactly the look I was going for. The problem was it was a comforter, and it was very difficult to wash. In fact it usually took 2 rounds in the dryer and it wasn't even fully dry after that. It was pretty, but not practical and practicality is what I'm going for. 

We haven't had much success with duvets either, and with summer coming up I decided to hunt for a quilt set. TJ Maxx is usually where I find bedding, but I couldn't seem to find a quilt that I liked there. Target had their on sale the other day and I narrowed it down to a couple. 

I really love navy and orange together so this one stood out. It ended up being quite a bit more gray than I was anticipating. The picture online seemed much more beige, and I was sort of counting on that to match our toss pillows and curtains. Ideally though it will be much easier to wash, and making the bed will be simpler. Plus dog hair doesn't show up as much as it did on the previous set! I may change up the pillows in time, but for now I like it! 

Plus, we are planning on painting our bedroom and bathroom in the near future, so this new set might inspire a more cohesive color scheme. 

Kate Spade Whale Wallet
This was one of my anniversary gifts from Blake! I may have steered him toward the Kate Spade Surprise Sale last month...but he picked the most perfect wallet for me! I was sporting an $8 one from Target before. I can't describe this shade of blue, but I think it's my new favorite color! And good for me, because I've seen it all over the place lately, so it must be in fashion. It's kinda periwinkle, but more blue than purple. The whales are the cutest touch and are SO me. Thanks babe! (Ha, like he's actually reading this.)

Jamberry
I reconnected with our family friend Denise at my grandparent's 50th party this year. We had so much fun catching up and talking about our shared obsession with Disney! She showed me her nails which were a Minnie Mouse Jamberry wrap. She is a sales person for Jamberry and she gave me her card. I was hesitant to try them out. I thought her wrap was really cute, but I have SO many nail polishes and I'm trying to use them up. I ended up browsing the selection on her Jamberry profile and was super intrigued! 

I bought the basic bundle, which includes a heater and a few tools. It also comes with 4 wraps. You can also just buy 3 wraps and get the 4th free. They run about $15 per sheet, but I didn't realize until I applied my first set that you can get at least 2 manicures and 1 pedicure out of one sheet. 

Of course I bought a few Disney themed sheets, which I'm really excited to use with our next trip to the parks! Unexpectedly, I also won additional sheets through Denise's instagram! I haven't gotten them in the mail yet, but I'm looking forward to it! 

They aren't too hard to apply, but I do think I will get better with practice. These wraps can last up to 2 weeks, but I haven't made it that far yet. I'm really tough on my hands, and I'm not a pro at applying them, so that may change. 

Oh! And, I also found it a little difficult to shop for these wraps, based on the stock images in their various listings. Denise told me that each nail has it's own hashtag, and you can search for real people who have that wrap on their fingers. It was so helpful to see them like that! And there are some crazy talented people out there who are mixing and matching these wraps in such beautiful ways. 

Okay, that's it for now! I love sharing what I'm currently loving, and I would love to hear what you guys are into right now! Do we share any favorites, or do you have some Jamberry tips for me? 
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