1. Tocca Cleopatra Candela Luxe ($54)
Kind of a sucker over here! Yep, I’m a sucker for fancy candles, and this one is from Tocca, the makers of Bianca, which is one of my premiere most perfect perfumes of all time. Candela Luxe is a new collection of luxury candles inspired by their fragrances, and each one comes in a gorgeous glass you can repurpose. They’re also rated to burn for 60 hours (!).
The one I have is the Cleopatra, which fills my immediate vicinity with the aromas of clean, crisp cucumber and sweet grapefruit.
2. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Nailcolor ($9.99)
These dynamic nail polish duos have twin tips! One end has a colorful base shade, and the other end has a (very lightly) tinted top coat. The idea is that you can skip an additional base coat, and just use one of these with its accompanying top coat.
They come in a variety of colors (I’ve been wearing them a lot in videos). I’ve tested a creamy light blue shade called Endless Sky and a creamy taupe called Timeless Taupe, and Endless Sky chipped on me pretty quickly (like within a day!), but Timeless Taupe made it about five days before the first chips appeared at the edges, which isn’t bad for me, considering the heck I put my nails through every day, all day.
I’m going to try Always A Lady next, which is a dark reddish brown… I guess I’m in the mood for fall!
3. Trader Joe’s Sour Gummies ($1.99)
ERHMAHGOSH! There’s a key lime sour gummy!
I think I may have mentioned that I’ve been all about sour flavors lately (especially lime), and that’s why I put this in my shopping cart the other day.
Man, oh, man! — I’m so glad I did. They’re delicious. They’re gummier and firmer (furmier? LOL!) than regular sour gummies… They also stick to my teeth worse/more, which isn’t ideal, but I can overlook that on account of them being so tasty.
The flavors are lemon, grapefruit (YUM), lime and tangerine, and they’re all in little “T” or “J” shapes.
I WILL be getting another bag on my next trip to Trader Joe’s.
4. Taco Night
I wanted them one night, but I didn’t want to make them, and El Hub leaped into action! I don’t know how we made it so long in our relationship without me knowing that this man can MAKE SOME TACOS.
Like, he really can’t cook anything else, in general, other than the few dishes that kept him alive during his bachelor days (grilled cheese, scrambled eggs and toast, pork and bean sandwiches, that kind of thing), so I don’t always trust him to feed us properly, but the few things he can make, he makes really, REALLY well.
And one of those things are tacos.
This week we had a Taco Tuesday and a Taco Wednesday because the tacos were so good that I wanted them two nights in a row. They’re pretty basic — diced tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce, ground beef (or ground veggie-burger), shredded cheddar cheese, full-fat sour cream, diced black olives and crispy corn taco shells from Trader Joe’s — but daaaayum! So good.
5. Mossimo MB Printed Tank Top from Target ($22.99)
Hello, new favorite top! 🙂
I think it looks pricier than it actually is. I found it while shopping for pajamas at Target, and it was so cute that I involuntarily dropped it in my cart.
Mine is a little different than the one shown here. It’s solid black (I got the last one in the store!), but I think this printed one is cute too.
I love the detailing around the neckline and the shoulders, and how it drapes around the torso without looking messy or too baggy. The fabric also holds up well without becoming a mass of wrinkles.
I like wearing it with skinnies or leggings, and with either oversized stud earrings or hoops and a bracelet.
How about you? What are 5 things you’ve been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,