Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Friday!

Today's my last day of teaching summer school.  Brunch plans tomorrow & a wedding on Sunday.  I'm def looking forward to a fabulous weekend!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Recipe Wednesday: Lemon Butter Salmon

During the summer it can be a tad on the annoying side to cook up a meal on a super hot/ gross/ muggy/ yuck day.  I rely more on preprepared chicken, fish, etc- all from Trader Joe's of course- that I can pop in the convection oven and boom be done. 

Last night I decided to put forth a bit more effort, but still kept it super simple and light, with lemon butter salmon, paired with Brussel sprouts, & garlic naan.

This salmon recipe is so incredibly easy and flavorful.

First, I place the salmon skin up on a bed of butter slices topped with fresh minced garlic and the juice of a few lemon wedges.  I don't have a set amount of butter or garlic to use, I just eyeball with the size of the salmon.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Exfoliate & Lather with The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish

I'm strangely obsessed with using body scrubs, I make sure not to over exfoliate, but I'm super intense about having a strict schedule.  I love finding new body scrubs, especially from my favorite brands, one of which is The Body Shop.

Satsuma Body Polish
Photo: The Body Shop

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul!

I'm officially Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tapped out.  If you haven't already checked it out, or if you don't have a Nordstrom near you, you must look for some goodies online.

I must say, I had a particularly great year with this sale, lots of money was both saved and unfortunately, spent.  I know I won't be shopping for a while, & that's fine with me.  The next school year is right around the corner, I'm making healthier lifestyle choices (i.e. not spending $$), so this was my big shopping splurge until Black Friday (because really, you can't ignore Black Friday).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

I'm always trying new foundations, especially when it comes to liquid foundation.  I'm a diehard Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15 fan, but I still like to have a trusty liquid option at hand.

I just recently finished a bottle of the fan favorite bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation in Bare Ivory 04.  When I purchased this product I also purchased the accompanying bareSkin Perfecting Face Brush.  

bareMinerals bareSkin

Photo from Sephora.com

At first I had mixed feelings on the bareSkin foundation, I thought it made me just a little too dewy.  My mom & my best friend also have this product, and they kind of felt the same way.  I remedied this problem by making sure I used my MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, once I did that I looked nice & matte.  I really liked how easy it was to blend and apply the foundation, the color matched me well, and it's super lightweight.