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!
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.
This recipe is originally from Chelsea’s Messy Apron, but I put my own flair on it…and literally just used what I already had in my fridge. I didn’t go shopping for anything in this delicious recipe, I was honestly just trying to use some things up and remembered the original recipe I had seen. That avocado- corn salsa…omg yum.
I love working with new brands, I’ve truly never had a bad experience, get introduced to new & innovative skincare, and help small businesses spread the word about their products. Simplicity Skincare is a bit different from any other brand I’ve recently partnered with…they have one product, that claims to cover all the skincare routine bases. Too good to be true right? Not so fast…
First off, I love the packaging of the Reversal Protection Complex, it’s half serum, half moisturizer…both products side by side with a dual pump for application. The serum & moisturizer work together with great ingredients, hyaluronic acid, peptides, & retinol. These are prime time ingredients for any anti-aging routine, and no matter what your age, it never hurts to start using anti-aging products…trust me.
I’ve been using this product nightly for 3 weeks, and it’s been working great for my skin. An interesting fact, the moisturizer started out as simply an eye cream, so you know it must be quite gentle. After my toner, I do one pump of each, and work the product into my skin. Sometimes I do one pump, plus a little extra, of each product. It truly depends on how my skin is feeling, but there is plenty of product in one pump and once I work it into my skin I feel fresh and hydrated. No oily feeling, and I have experienced a breakout since using this either, so it’s passed all of my tests!
If you’re a minimalist with skincare then this product is def for you, and even if you’re like me, and the complete opposite of minimalist in skincare, it’s a nice change of pace to just be reaching for one product in the evening. Also, when traveling, how easy is it to just pack one bottle to cover 2 steps of skincare?!?!
Simplicity Skincare Reversal Protection Complex | $48
[This post was sponsored by BrandBacker. All opinions are my own.]
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!!
Here are some things I’ve been loving the past few weeks, tweet me (@elizabethmayce) some of your recent favorites!!
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