Friday Favorites 6.23.17

06/23/2017 14 Comments

Happy Friday!

I’m back 🙂 I took an unexpected hiatus from the blog the past two weeks because frankly I was overwhelmed. My grandma was sick (she is doing better now!), two different freelance jobs took more of my time that I had anticipated. I lost a little inspiration too. Happy to say that has all changed and I’m excited to share my favorites from the week with you today!

Lipsense

I was excited to finally try out Lipsense this past week thanks to my mom attending a lip & sip party. I first saw this product from one of my favorite bloggers, Twist Me Pretty. I thought it was so cool how she would rub her lips and no color would come off on her finger. So when my mom brought home an extra shade for me to try I was ecstatic. I think I have to practice more with the layers because I felt like later in the day the color wasn’t as strong. The alcohol that stings your lips when you first put it on will take some getting use to as well. Though, I’m happy to report that the color doesn’t come off on anything. Has anyone else tried Lipsense?

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is always a favorite for me every year. I especially love when it’s a sunny day. I try to stay outside and soak up the sun for the longest day of the year.

My sister and I jumping like fools as always 🙂

I swear one of these years I’ll get back to Stongehenge for the solstice celebration.

Summer in a Bottle Wine

Ok how did I not know about this Rosé?! Summer in a Bottle? That’s right up my alley and it tastes just as good as you think it would. My sister brought it home this past weekend after visiting a friend who’s obsessed with it. I’m so glad she did, it’s my new go-to wine. Look at the bottle. #PureHappiness

All Things TV

My head is exploding from all my excitement and sadness over all things tv this week. First off, although it has to happen, PLL ending this Tuesday after 7 years is breaking my heart. I don’t even care who A.D. is, I’ll miss watching these girls friendships and outfit choices each week. When a TV show that you’ve watched for many years is ending, do you ever start to think about what you were doing/how you were when it started? Or am I the only crazy lol?

I’m a huge fan of The Challenge on MTV and this week was the finale of the Champs vs Pros. It was a watered down version of The Challenge, but I have to say it was fun watching professional athletes try and compete in these types of challenges.

 

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I cannot even handle the new Game of Thrones trailer that dropped on Wednesday. Seriously is it July 16th yet?! This show is on another level.

Inscape

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I’ve been practicing meditation for over a year now with the Breathe App and finding it helpful as a calming tool in this hectic world we live in. I came across an article in the New York Times recently about a new space opened in NYC called Inscape that is dedicated to meditation, relaxation and stress relief. I got to try it out last night with a 30 minute Mindful Meditation class if you will and it was a rejuvenating experience. I’ll have more of my thoughts in a post  in the coming weeks.

 

I have to say I’m really passionate about all those favorites from the week lol 🙂 I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

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Today I am linking up with ErikaAmandaAprilKatieHeather and Rachel!

Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!

14 Comments

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    Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side

    06/23/2017

    I used to religiously watch PLL, but then I had kids and I couldn’t keep up with the episodes and I found that last year I had every single episode still on my DVR, then I realized PLL was on netflix so I deleted them all, and have yet to pick it back up. I just want to know the ending…I don’t know if I have the time to watch the past 2 season that I missed. Although one day I’ll do it! That and Once Upon a Time…same thing happened. I love GOT, can’t wait to watch it! although always wait till later in the season so we can start binge watching and don’t have to wait weekly for the episodes, hehe. Stopping by from Andrea’s blog.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      06/26/2017

      Thanks for stopping by Sarah! I know PLL has dragged on, so I don’t blame you. I can’t believe you wait to watch the GOT episodes!! I get binge watching them, but I don’t know if I could hold myself back lol. Happy Monday!

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    Trista @ The Classy Chaos

    06/23/2017

    Hiatuses are sometimes just what you need! So glad your grandma is doing better and some inspiration has returned. Have an amazing weekend!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      06/26/2017

      Thank you so much Trista! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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    Laura @ Laura Likes Design

    06/23/2017

    I’m SO sad that PLL is ending!! It’s been one of my favorite shows ever!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      06/26/2017

      Yes I’m really bracing myself for tomorrow night 🙁 Thanks for stopping by Laura!

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    the adventurer

    06/23/2017

    Isn’t meditation amazing?!? I have been practicing meditation for about a six months now and have found it so rewarding =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      06/26/2017

      It is! I really enjoy practicing it. Thanks for stopping by:-)

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    Mary Leigh

    06/24/2017

    Sometimes a break is a good thing! I’m glad your grandmother is feeling better! I love the summer solstice photo and that you’ve been able to celebrate in Stonehenge! We are excited for the summer here, too!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      06/26/2017

      Thank you so much Mary Leigh! I hope your summer is full of sunshine 🙂

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    Jess

    06/24/2017

    Becky and Tif got me hooked on Lipsense, and now I can’t live without it! I’ve actually used up a whole tube of color and glossy gloss! I’ve never used up a whole thing of lip gloss before, let alone two! I love that it allows me to look put together while also being super lazy (since I don’t have to reapply the color during the day), haha!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      06/26/2017

      I feel you girl! That’s why I love lipstick, I swipe it on and feel put together, bright and ready to go. Not having to reapply with the lip sense has been a great change!

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    Brandy

    06/26/2017

    I’ve heard so many good things about Rose’ Wine. Didn’t realize how pretty the bottle is!

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    Danielle

    06/30/2017

    That is a cool picture of you and your sister. I want to try that wine. I hope it is at Total Wine!!! I was sad to see PLL go, but I am excited we got to find out who A.D. was.

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