Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday!  There’s been so much going on recently, all great things, & I’m so happy to be back today to share five of my recent favorites.

Yes to Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask, $3 

I spoke about this mask on my Insta-stories last week because Target was & still is, having a 25% off sale on all Yes To products!  I love a good charcoal mask, but the application & clean up process can sometimes be a bit too much, if ya know what I mean.  Having a charcoal mask in sheet mask form, especially with a ton of product on it, is perfect for a Wednesday night.  The fit could be a tiny bit better but given how budget friendly this mask is, it’s really no big deal.

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Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday!

It’s been a decent summer so far, I’m still little by little organizing and cleaning the house since getting back from vacation, but, it’s been a veryrelaxing week!  I’m super excited to be doing a Fab Five today, since I haven’t in so long!  Don’t forget, share any of your current favorited with me, in the comments below!

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Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday!  Long time no Fab, ugh, I know!  Here’s what I’ve been loving the last couple of weeks.  Don’t forget to comment below, or Tweet me, with some of your favorites!

Bath & Body Works Candle in ‘French Lavender’, $24.50

This is my current living room scent and I am loving it for this time of year.  Lavender & lilac scents are my favorite, so I always make sure to keep a candles stocked up.  Right now Bath & Body Works is offering 20% off purchase with the code, GLOWING.  & once the weekend hits, who knows what candle deals they’ll have!

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Is it finally spring…?  Some days I can tell, other days I can’t…it’s so confusing here in D.C.  One thing I know for sure, I’m spring nail ready, and have been doing some major spring cleaning to try to get the season here faster.  Check out the five things I’ve been loving this week, and share what you’ve been loving in the comments!

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Thursday’s Fab Five

It’s been such a busy past few weeks!!  Rob & I moved into a townhouse, I went to Disney to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday, and I’ve been busy organizing and setting up our new place, all while lesson planning and tutoring.  Humph.  Anyway, I’m back today to share a new edition of Thursday’s Fab Five, with some favorite things I’ve been loving a lot lately.

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Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday!  I’m so happy the winter break is almost here, teaching has been exhausting this year.  I’m also super excited for this upcoming Saturday, Rob & I are hosting a holiday party, Cookies & Wine at 4089 which of course will feature tons of homemade cookies, even tons more wine, and I’m adding in a taco bar for sustenance.

Here are five things I’ve been loving the past few weeks, and all would make great presents too!

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching & I love being at home on the weeknights cooking dinner and catching up on my favorite shows.  Don’t you?!

The weather has been so weird here in D.C., first it was warm and gross, now it’s cold and clammy.  I honestly can’t keep up with it, and neither can my sinuses!!  The beginning of the week was chilly & rainy, it legit felt like January and gave me the worst sinus headache.  So annoying.

I can’t wait to have off from work tomorrow and drive up to NJ for a wedding!  My good friend Mike…we’ve been friends since pre-k 4, can you believe that…is getting married!!!  It’s going to be such an epic celebration, so make sure you’re following along on both Snapchat (@elizabethmayce) and Instagram stories, @elizabethmayce!

Here are some things I’ve been loving recently, some classic favorites and some new goodies too.  Tweet me some favorites of yours @elizabethmayce!

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Bath & Body Works Candle in Sweater Weather, $12.50
Right now all B&BW candles are $12.50, which gives you a perfect excuse to go out and buy tons of fall and winter scents.  My favorite for this time of year is def Sweater Weather- it always sells out, so make sure to buy some quickly!  Sweater Weather is the perfect fall scent with notes of woods, eucalyptus, juniper berry, and sage.  The apartment smells incredible within 5 minutes of lighting this, & as I said, it’s everyone’s favorite, so buy it now!!  PS: Ebates gives 1% cash back on Bath & Body Works purchases, if you aren’t an Ebates member, join here!

The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Skin Boost, $29
I wrote about this product back 2012…yes, 2012. Shocking.
It just recently reentered my life, and o.m.g. why did I ever stop using this?!  This skin boost is an incredible morning serum to use, it instantly brightens up my complexion, which has been much needed with this week’s weather.  You can read my original thoughts here, keep in mind, this post was from 2012- but my thoughts on how great the product is, are still the same!
Right now The Body Shop’s having a buy 3, get 3 free promotion.  & Ebates gives you 3% cash-back on your purchase!

Essie Kimono Over Polish, $9
My polish this week is this gorgeous deep purple from Essie’s fall collection last year.  It goes with everything, is the right degree of vampy, and will coordinate perfectly with my cobalt color dress for a wedding this weekend!  This was def one of my favorite colors from last year’s collection, and I’m so happy to be bringing it back into my life this season!  Shop through the link above, and save 2% cash-back through Ebates on HSN!

Gap’s High Rise Ankle Jeggings in Rich Wine, $30 
YOU. MUST. GET. THESE. Originally $60, these pants are so comfortable and the rich wine color is amazing with any boot you might have.  I love the rips, they’re subtle enough where people don’t give you a side eye, but just enough to be edgy.  Did that make sense?  I bought these about 2 weeks ago (for 40% off, not 50%!!), and I love, love, love, they way they fit and feel.  I bought the tall size, so they are full length and also look great with heels and flats.   I’m thinking about buying the black moss color as well…for this price, it’s a serious steal.  Use code CHEERS to save an additional 20% off, and use Ebates for 2% cash-back on your purchase!

Dog Mother, Wine Lover Muscle Tee, $30
I love the CoffeeInTheShower Instagram page, so when I saw they had a coupon code, I finally purchased this cute, and incredibly truthful, tee in black.  I love these graphic tees, and I’ve ordered from this company a few times.  It’s decent quality, comfortable fits, and I just love how this tee can perfectly describe me as a human being.

 
Have a fabulous weekend!! 
 

 

 

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I love the summer, it’s my birthday season, the beach is my best friend, I love outdoor happy hours…but when August rolls around, and the new school year starts…there’s just something about fall that gets me all super excited.  Fall scented candles, Sunday football, slow cooker meals, & mulled wine…ARGH, I love it so much!!

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Here are some things I’ve been loving the past few weeks, tweet me (@elizabethmayce) some of your recent favorites!!

Um, yes I started burning fall candles September 1st when it was still quite warm out, and no I don’t care.  Sweater Weather is one of my favorite scents, it’s woodsy with notes of sage, juniper berry & eucalyptus.  It isn’t overpowering, and freshens up my living room perfectly.  Bath & Body Works always sells through this one, so if it’s a favorite I suggest you stock up like my Mom & I!  & an even sweeter deal, B&BW candles are $12.50 right now compared to the full price $22.50, and use code PUMPKINLUV for $10 off $30!
I’ve been using this for a month as bubble bath, and I loveeeeee it!  We all know The Body Shop is all about Community Trade, which is why I always return to this brand.  The olive oil is from Italy, and has such a light scent that leaves my skin soft and feeling great.  Right now this product is 30% off, only $7, so I might head to the store this weekend to pick up another one.
This mask is an awesome budget friendly option!  It exfoliates great, it’s not too rough on my skin, and leaves me feeling super smooth and fresh.  I can get two uses out of one packet as well, which is awesome.  The pearl powder helps with inflammation, which is perfect for me since I have rosacea.  Since I’m all about face masks the quality of this product for the price is great, it isn’t cheap and gets the job done.

I already have a pair of these boots, but I’ve worn them so much the past two years, I need a new pair!!  They are so comfortable, go with anything, & I love the mix of cognac and black.  The price can’t be beat either.  You will wear this all of the time, I promise!!

Jouer Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment, $16 
I love Jouer lip glosses, so when I recieved the conditioning lip treatment in a sample bag I was so excited to try it out!  Yes, this is def considered a luxury product with that price tag for a lip balm, but it is such a lovely product.  I’m currently keeping this in my work bag, it keeps my lips hydrated and helps to decrease fine lines.  A few of my friends have tried it out and have loved it too!

Remember to let me know your recent favorites, over on Twitter! @elizabethmayce 

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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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