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Latest Heavenly HomeGoods Haul/Life Hack Happiness Helper: The Herbal Hug Microwavable Aromatherapy Wrap, aka The Best Gift Ever

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Sometimes I just need a good hug, and this Herbal Hub Microwavable Aromatherapy Wrap gives gooood hug. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you live anywhere within 500 miles of a HomeGoods store, I’d start driving there immediately. LOL!

But seriously, next time you go, make a beeline for the bath section, and see if you can find one.

I think they’re regularly $20, but HomeGoods has them marked down to $12.99, and they’re worth every penny (thanks for the awesome rec, Marisol!).

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It’s shaped like one of those airplane neck pillows, except that it’s soft like a beanbag and filled with herbs and magic beads (actually, cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus…for aromatherapy!).

You can warm it up in the microwave or chill it in the freezer (if you use it cold, it’s supposed to reduce swelling and ease headaches), and the magic beads retain the heat or cold for about 20 minutes. You can use it on your neck, your shoulders, your back or wherever, and it REALLY helps.

So far I’ve only used it warm, and when you heat it up in the microwave, it releases a soothing herbal scent, ahh…

It’s great for relieving muscle tension after a long day, and um…have I mentioned that I’m 26 weeks pregnant now and that my back aches pretty much from the moment I open my eyes in the morning till the moment I fall asleep at night?

But this thing sure helps, and now I use it every day.

Best dang $13 I’ve spent in a while…

I like to tuck it into the back of my maternity pants (sexy), or sometimes I’ll wear it around my neck to relieve tension in my shoulders.

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Line! Here Are a Few Eyeko Fall 2015 Liners You Might Want to Try

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eyeko fall 2015

Eyeko is one of those brands I think of whenever I picture hip British girls wearing winged liner, ripped jeans, leather jackets and ankle boots with, like, purposefully messy, yet fabulous, hair.

Yeah…I’m nowhere near hip enough to pull off that look, LOL! But that doesn’t stop me from wearing their makeup from time to time. ๐Ÿ™‚



Here are a few of their things I’ve been wearing lately (all of which are available now at Eyeko counters and online), and some of these are still new-ish for fall…

  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner ($18) — New for fall, this stuff is dark, opaque and black — not black with blue or gray undertones, but black, as in black — and it dries to a matte finish.

    The skinny tip is a little on the stiff side, which I don’t usually like, but I don’t mind this one. It works, and I can draw nice, smooth lines with it.

  • Eyeko Me and My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liners in Quartz and Taupe ($20 each) — I like both of these two new shades SO MUCH MORE than the Charcoal shade I tried last year (which fell out of the tube every time I opened it).

    Both are semi-sheer; shimmery but not too shimmery; easy to blend, whether with the brush on the back end or with fingers; and they fully set in about five minutes.

    Good for the makeup minimalists among us.

  • Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara ($25) — Here’s a good waterproof mascara if you’re on the market. I like the lift, curl hold, length, waterproof-ness (holds up to sweat like a champ) and the deep black color.

    Layers well, too. I believe it’s been in the Eyeko permanent line a while, but it’s still new to me.

  • Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner ($18) — This stuff isn’t my favorite, because every time I take the short, stiff, chubby felt tip to my lash lines, I end up looking like a blindfolded cat did my liner…

    It’s dark and opaque though.

eyeko fall 2015

eyeko fall 2015
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Sleep Well, Doughnuts and Pizza

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I’ve been on this low sugar/carb, high protein temporary meal plan thingy for a couple days because I have to take something called a glucose tolerance test tomorrow (#pregnantladythangs), and I think that’s why these cray-cray pajamas from Target are looking EXTREMELY delicious and comfortable to me right now.

How cute are these though!?

I admit that they’re a little insane…but who cares? They’re pajamas, and Tabs says that I can wear whatever I want.

The button-down one with the doughnuts and coffee is a nightgown ($17.99), but the one with the melty slices of pepperoni pizza on it ($21.99) is a two-piece ensemble.

Between the two of them, we’ve covered breakfast and lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

target doughnut pajamas

target pizza pajamas

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In other news…how do you feel about grownups wearing pajamas in public?

Normally, I’m not a fan, because dude, I don’t need to see some grown-@ss man hoofing around Costco in his plaid flannel bottoms (seriously). Keep that to yourself, buddy.

Buuut I’m contemplating breaking that rule and wearing the doughnuts and coffee shirt with a pair of leggings.

Because it’s classified as a “sleep shirt,” and I read somewhere (I think it was Glamour or Allure) that sleep shirts are actually considered perfectly acceptable daywear attire.

So I’m going with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Holiday 2015 Three-Piece Travel Exclusive Set

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Holiday 2015 Travel Exclusive three-piece set

I miss the days when El Hub and I would go to Oahu to visit our family over Thanksgiving. His parents lived there (El Hub was born and raised in Hawaii), but now they live here in California.

So we’d visit every year, and oh! — the stories I could tell you about duty-free shopping. I can’t even remember how many times we’d be at the airport and I’d disappear into a duty-free shop while we waited for our flight.

El Hub would come running into the store, his eyes wide with panic, and say, “Sweetie! The flight is boarding NOW! Please put down the makeup!”

I always got a big kick out of it, but he was not amused, let me tell you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primers in Sweet Pop, Bare Pop and Cherry Pop

We won’t be heading to the islands for Thanksgiving this year, but if you plan to do any air traveling, keep your eyes peeled for the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Holiday 2015 Travel Exclusive three-piece set, because the three lipsticks in it are beyond great superstars from the Clinique line.

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primers in Sweet Pop, Bare Pop and Cherry Pop

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High Tea at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus SF

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WARNING: Scroll no further, and do not look at any more of these pics, if you are currently so hungry that you could eat a stack of Post-Its.

Not kidding. I’m serious.

OK…if you read any further, don’t say I didn’t warn ya. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are pics from the Signature Tea service at The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus SF right down where the action is in Union Square, and it’ll put the rumbly in that tumbly.

Oh, boy… I can’t even look at these pics without wishing I was there right now stuffing my face with tiny sandwiches, cakes and cookies the size of my thumb.

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Little better than than Strawberry Pop-Tarts I’m having for breakfast right now! (Although sometimes a Pop-Tart really hits the spot, I can’t lie.)

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I met some friends there last week, Arianne from The Glitter Geek blog, her baby daughter Sarah and my buddy Marisol.

The Signature Tea service is a wonderful way to take a break from shopping for a few hours if you’re ever visiting the city with friends. It costs $45 for ample ambience, a pot of tea for each person (chosen from among a wide variety of flavors) and savory sandwiches, sweets, scones and fruit for noms.

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Everyone has a different nom-eating strategy, but I started with the savory sandwiches (the sliced cucumber ones with cream cheese were my favorite, followed closely by the egg salad), then moved on to the scones (which I doused in lemon curd), before finishing with the sweets, which included a gingerbread cookie that made me feel like I was melting into my chair…


Of course, the tea was delectable, too. I ordered the vanilla decaf black, and it perfectly paired with the snacks.

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