Five Favorites

May 11, 2015
Happy Monday!  It has been awhile since I've posted about my favorites, so I figured now was as good a time as any to share.  

1) Queen Helene Mint Julep Facial Masque- This mask is pretty amazing for oily or combination skin!!  If you've ever tried the Glamglow Mud Mask you know that it pulls oil and gunk from your pores so much so that you can see the results when the mask has dried.  The Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque did the same thing for me, and since this mask is just a fraction of the price of what I would pay for Glamglow, I'd say it's a better alternative for me. I've been using it once a week and my skin feels (and looks) better after each use.


2) Black Keds- Before now, I hadn't worn a pair of Keds since about the 5th grade when I had a pair that I decorated with puffy paint. Recently my sister Melissa sent me some black Keds for my birthday.  They look great with pants and with casual dresses, and I've worn them twice teaching so far.  I had been wearing Sanuk sandals a lot, but the drawback to those is that the kids step on my feet left and right, which can be pretty painful.  Sometimes a closed toe shoe just makes more sense for work.  I know that I'm going to get a lot of use out of them--sometimes you can't go wrong with the classics!


3) Shelia G's Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle- This snack is pretty delicious and tastes just like the crispy brownies on the edge of the pan that may have been cooked just a smidge too long.  Although I do love a gooey brownie, I don't always feel like making brownies, so I turn to these bite-sized snacks satisfy my sweet tooth.
4) Eleanor & Park-This young adult book by Rainbow Rowell was a great read.  It's the unlikely love story of two teenagers in the 80's who end up falling for each other, despite logic and all the obstacles in their way.  What I liked the most about this book is that the characters were well-developed and "real."  I found myself really rooting for these characters and couldn't put the book down because I wanted to see if Eleanor and Park would get their happily ever after or not.  There's nothing quite like falling in love for the first time, and this book will take you back!



5) Perfect Fit Tank Top by Grace & Lace- This tank top is seriously wonderful for layering. As a tall girl, I like to wear a tank top under some of my other tops for extra coverage.  The Perfect Fit tank is great for that because it's long and it stays put.  It really doesn't move out of place when I bend or stand up, which probably makes it the best tank top I've ever owned.  I bought this tank top from Oakleigh Rose and was lucky enough to snag one in black, which is currently sold out.  They do still have the white and teal available, and I'm thinking I'm going to buy the teal one, too.  There are other colors available on the Grace & Lace site, but I prefer to shop at Oakleigh Rose because of the free shipping. 

Image via Oakleigh Rose

Have you tried any of these items?  Are you with me?  I'd love to hear what your current faves are in the comments section!
* There are some affiliate links in this post for which I will receive a small amount of compensation, but all opinions are my own.
28 comments on "Five Favorites"
  1. Ooh great picks! I love that tank top, and I almost got some keds this weekend! I'm still thinking about them so I think I'm gonna do it!

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  2. I think I might be the only person on earth who didn't link Eleanor & Park! It's rare that I don't at least finish a book even if I'm not enjoying it but I threw in the towel with Eleanor & Park. I didn't like either of the characters all that much and ended up checking wikipedia to see how it ended. My currently rereading the Poisonwood Bible, it's one of my all time favourite books!

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  3. I've actually been wanting to buy a pair of Keds. Probably black or navy. I've been loving gluten-free cookies lately.

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  4. I just had that brownie brittle for the first time this weekend! It was so bomb!

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  5. I love the Queen Helene face mask! I haven't actually used it in years, but it's so good.

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  6. Nice list! I received face mask samples last month and need to try them! I bought grey KEDS last year and love them! That brittle looks delicious!

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  7. OMG brownie brittle is my crack. I can take down a bag myself with ease. Those tanks are adorable, also! I'm not super tall, but I bet they could be bunched a bit at the bottom for a different look.

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  8. I love the smell of that face mask! They have an oatmeal honey mask that's amazing, too!
    Black KEDS? Sign me up!
    BROWNIE BRITTLE?! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?! lololol

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  9. Omg, I didn't know about the oatmeal honey mask! I will have to try that one next.

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  10. I want to try the other flavors like mint and toffee. Have you had them yet? Also, the model wearing the tank top is petite, so that should maybe give you more of an idea of what it would look like on a shorter person. On me it's still a great length, though!

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  11. I've only tried their Mint Julep mask, but now that another blogger just suggested the oatmeal honey mask, I'm sold!!

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  12. I'm sure I'll probably want Keds in another color here soon! :) I'm craving more brownie brittle ever since I wrote this post, hahaha.

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  13. It really is!! I can't believe I'm just now discovering it!

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  14. Isn't it though? I hope I can find the other flavors because I really want to try mint!

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  15. I love that they're back in style! I feel like a kid again when I first slip them on!

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  16. Oh man, that stinks that you didn't like it! At least you didn't waste your time. I haven't heard of that book, but am always looking for recommendations. :)

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  17. They are!! I need to make a conscious effort to not eat over half the bag in one sitting!!

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  18. I just bought my 2nd perfect fit tank top. I would honestly buy a few more because I love how they don't ride up!! Yeah, if the Keds are still on your mind, I think it's a must to purchase some! :)

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  19. One of my favorite books!

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  20. It's the first one I've read by that author!! I hope I like her others just as much!!

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  21. That Queen Anne's face mask is on SO many beauty best lists and for a long time I thought it was over rated...then I tried it. WOW WOW and WOW. I love it so much and agree with everything you said about it. I now understand all the hype.

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  22. Dying to try that mud mask...it sounds perfect!


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  23. I need to try the QUeen Helene Stuff if only for the name alone!

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  24. Yeah, it has quickly become my #1 mask!! I love how it is still so affordable, too!

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  25. It seems to really help my combination skin. Hopefully you also get good results. :)

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  26. Haha, totally! I actually thought about your blog when I bought the mask because of the name!

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