February 10, 2016

We're Obsessed Wednesdays

1. In this age of racial and social injustice, Beyoncé has truly made me proud. Saturday, she dropped a new song and video by the name of “Formation” where she addresses everything from the Illuminati rumors to Blue Ivy’s hair to police brutality all while proudly proclaiming that she is proud to be a “Texas Bama”! Though there is so much controversy surrounding the video and song (we won’t get into that negativity here), it has truly humanized Beyoncé for me. A lot of times, we tend to forget that celebrities are real people with feelings, emotions, and opinions. What I got from Beyoncé is her saying, “Even though I have all this money and fame, at the end of the day I’m still just like you. I still remember where I come from. I love the beautiful black woman that I am and you should love yourself too!” If that wasn’t enough, she then performed her new song at the Super Bowl the next day AND announced her world tour. Whether you like it or not, the woman is a powerhouse and has this game on lock. Though I may not consider myself to be a part of the Beyhive, I am definitely obsessed with Beyoncé this week. Guess I’ll just go ahead and get in formation!!! 

2. I’m not a big fan of store bought smoothies or juices because of all the sugar and preservatives they could potentially hold, so naturally I was hesitant about picking up this protein drink. I finally decided to give it a try and I’ve been obsessed ever since! Bolthouse Farms has a variety of flavors, but the Vanilla Chai Tea and Mocha Cappuccino are my personal favorites. One thing you have to be VERY mindful of is that these drinks are loaded with calories and sugar. One serving (8 oz.) is 180 calories and holds 26 grams of sugar. That means if you’re drinking a whole 16 oz. bottle you’re taking in about 360 calories and 52 grams of sugar!!! This is why I like to drink this as a meal replacement by itself and NOT every day!  It’s a great once or twice a week treat that fills me up and cures my occasional sweet tooth.  You can find Bolthouse Farms drinks at any grocery store close to the cold fruit section.

3.  These little gems are for my left handed people, my stationary obsessed people and my pen fanatics. Being left handed, I have the worst problems with pens not drying quickly so when I write, it either smears on the paper from my hand OR gets all over my hand. Usually both. Grrrrrrrrrr. Also, huge shoutout to Ginger from Ginger Marie Blog  and Sevi from Ware is the Vodka for introducing me to these Staedtler Pens for my planner. Now, I seriously use them for everything I need to write it. They come in super fun colors, dry super quickly and are super easy to write with.  Fun little feature: these pens come with a Dry Safe technology. This means if your forgetful like me, you can leave the cap off this pen for DAYS and it will not dry out! Find these bad boys are Target.

4. Tarte Cosmetics  has been one of my favorite brands for a while. I love their packaging, their philosophy and use of cruelty-free products. With their products, they cover everything from sweatproof to SPF coverange to (my personal favorite) 12-hr power formulas. I am OBSESSING over this Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette because of how smoothly it goes on with so much pigment. Pigment for days, eye shadow for weeks and Slaaaaaaaaaying for years Hunty. Yes I am that animated for this palette and if you read the reviews, I’m not the only one! Find this beauty at Ulta, Sephora or Tarte Cosmetics. Excuse me while I go hug my beautiful palette. 

1 comment:

  1. Counting down to the Queen's concert and I use those pens daily!