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Saturday, July 7, 2018

firecrackers #2

Hi, all!  Happy Saturday!

Let me just say, this holiday-in-the-middle-of-the-week thing has completely thrown me off. I have no clue what day it is. Little Leighton missed her swimming lesson this morning because I thought it was Friday. I am a hot mess.

However, I do have fun things to share with y'all today for my first FIRECRACKER!

We have made a couple of short trips this summer, and I've tried to pack light. In doing so, I've had to drastically pair down my face/makeup paraphernalia. (Also, I (and ELC) buy tiny bottles that are too cute and free up some space.) I wanted to share my essentials with y'all:

First up: this ADORABLE bag! I have to give credit where credit is due. ELC actually discovered this bag. I could have sworn she purchased it at a local boutique. Uh, no. It's from WALMART. Yes, Walmart. I was shocked. It actually has two zippered compartments. Each is lined and each has a tiny pocket inside. Y'all. It's amazing. It holds everything I've pictured and then some. It keeps everything nice and organized. I LIVE for organized. (The other side/compartment is actually a black polka dot/dalmation print. I die.) It's called "Primrose Hill." It would make you believe it's made in London. So you'd think it's super FANCY and chic. It's not. It's made in China. ELC checked. Perhaps it was designed in London? Let's go with that. If Made In China is good enough for The Pioneer Woman, it's good enough for us.

Cetaphil and Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer. (I prefer the one with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen in it after my two rounds of skin cancer.) I've used these two products for YEARS. I swear by them. My dermatologist right out of college recommended them to me. They are mild on my sensitive skin, keep oil and breakouts at bay, and are CHEAP. That's a win times three for moi!

We've mentioned our love for Thayer's Witch Hazel before. And it's worth mentioning again. Y'all. This is so refreshing and might win my "Most Coveted Product Award." I seriously could not live without it. ELC is the one who found it in this precious travel-size bottle. LOVE. (It can be found at Target or Sprouts.)

I narrowed down my favorite makeup items. Currently, it's this No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer (Again, THANK YOU, ELC. You win my "Discovers the BEST Things Award."), Great Lash Mascara (a classic!), eyelash curler, COVERGIRL Eyebrow Powder, and a Sonia Kashuk Eyebrow Brush. Confession: I've only recently started filling in my brows. Why did I wait so long? Now, I cannot leave my house without it.

In addition to these products, I really can't live without the Neutrogena Makeup Wipes and Aquaphor. (I use it like chapstick. But it's also great on cuts, burns, etc.) Oh, and Working Hands. Sorry. I could only fit so many in my pic. LOL.

Ummm...I just realized something. Apparently the theme of my finds are actually things ELC has FOUND and graciously given/recommended to me. I guess the moral of this post is:

Your Mother is ALWAYS right.  (At least my Mama is!)

I know she'll be bummed I didn't include a lipstick. Sorry, again. I'm working on that. I cannot find one I love. If you have any recommendations, please share! Nothing too bright. Or sticky. Or too matte. Does that exist?

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend and, unlike me, know what day it is!

Ta-Ta for now!

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