Thursday’s Fab Five

After an incredible European adventure, I’m back and prepping for some new content, and a brand new school year.  I report back to work on Monday, so I’m trying to have a solid line up of posts done before that!  Between using a ton of new products, #TravelTuesday’s, and some new recipes, I think I have a great line up for you!
Thursday's Fab Five

In the meantime, here’s my Fab Five for this week!
As I cling on to my last days of summer, I need a candle that aromatically transports me to the beach.  I’m a huge fan of Voluspa, they last forever, and the scents are so fresh & clean.  Laguna mixes white freesia and Cali verbena to create a well balanced flowery beach scent through the apartment- I love it!  I know this candle is a bit pricey compared to others, but I always buy Voluspa during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, they have both the large (this size) and small sizes in the sale, sold in a pack of 3.  Last year I bought a the pack of the large candles, and Laguna is my last one.  This year I bought a pack of the small candles and use them in the bathroom.
New school year = new planner.  I’m always switching up the planners I use, and now I’m making the move to the Day Designer, created by Whitney English.  I opted for the less expensive version English created for Blue Sky.  They’re sold at Target as well as the Blue Sky website, and seeing that I had a Target gift card to use, it just made sense.  $25 for an in-depth planner like this is a steal-  I highly advise checking out the Day Designer line, it has caught my eye for years, I can’t believe I’m just using it for the first time now!
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchase, so no, I did not drop $88 on a sweatshirt.  It’s so comfy, peep the neckline, super cute, and describes my weekend life perfectly…so of course I needed it.  Oh, and the color is super unique yet goes with everything, love it.
Casey Holmes is one of my favorite YouTuber’s, so when she released a highlight palette with Smashbox I knew I needed it!  There are two versions of this palette, I bought Pearl for lighter skin tones, and then there’s Gold for more tan/ darker tones.  I love that there are 3 highlights in the palette, they’re all soft, and range from the amount of sparkle.  I found myself mixing the colors a lot, and using the lightest shade as a eyeshadow base since it has the least shimmer, but highlights the brow bone perfectly.  It’s a versatile palette of highlights, and I used it every day when I was in Europe!  
My best friend, Heather, got me an array of Lush products for my birthday- she knows me too well.  One of the things in the box was this lip balm, and OMG IT IS AWESOME. I’m a big Burts Bees girl, but this lip balm smells so good- honey, vanilla, and white chocolate…it’s great!  Aside from the great smell, it’s super hydrating with almond oil, beeswax, and Shea butter.  Next time you’re in Lush, try it out, it’s perfect to keep on hand in your purse, or on your desk. 
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