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Friday, July 6, 2012

Link-up: Friday Favorites!

So we meet again! What a week it has been. Work has been busy for me and as I type that I am reminded of a link-up idea I have been tossing around in my head so I think now is as good of time as any to bounce my idea off of y'all.

While bloggers typically blog about anything and everything under the sun, we rarely talk about what we do to to fund our lavish lifestyles.  In my case, I'm clearly joking about the "lavish" part.

What do we think about a "How I make my money honey" linkup? And I'm not talking about disclosing company names or addresses. I'm certainly not trying to get fired or worse, assaulted in my work parking lot by a wanna be Ted Bundy. But we could totally talk about our line of work without revealing any incriminating or potentially dangerous information.

Let me know if the comments if this is something that would interest you and I'll host a link-up.  I for one would LOVE to know what everyone does for their "real job" because I can probably count on one hand the number of bloggers I actually know what they do for a living.  Plus, I'm nosy.

Without further adieu, here are my Friday Faves for the week!









I mentioned this Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roller when I blogged about the 3 hair products I can't believe I ever lived without.  I said I'd tell you about at a later date and today is that day.  I have been using this at night under my eyes before putting a serum all-over my face and it's phenom.  My favorite thing about it is the cooling sensation you get from the metal roller ball, which is super relaxing for the end of your day. 

I'm deathly afraid of wrinkles on my face especially around the eye area so I love that this protects the most sensitive part of your face with pro-retinol.  I bought mine at Target and it was around $11. 



Champneys is a U.K. spa that launched their luxury spa line in March 2012 at Target stores in the U.S.  I had never heard of Champneys so I checked their line out while at Target recently.  I smelled this bubble bath and I had to have it.



This "Exotic Retreat Bubble Heaven" is just that  heavenly. Not only does it smell delicious, but is so thick and moisturizing.  All of the Champneys products range from $7.99 to $12.99 and you can find them at Target.  They have several products, but what I want to try next is their Shimmering Body Oil, which is a dry body oil that claims to condition your skin and leave you with a subtle gold shimmer. Yes, please.  Hopefully it will bring all the boys to the yard.  



Some of you know this about me and some of you don't, but Big Brother is my favorite TV show in the history of ever.  I anxiously countdown until it's return every Summer and yesterday all of the new houseguests' pics and interviews were released.  Next Thursday, season 14 premieres and I could pee my pants with excitement already.  I've already bought my live feeds, so it's go time people. 



If you are a BB fanatic like me, then check out all the new houseguest info here on BBDish! (my favorite and the ONLY Big Brother blog I'll read).  Also, if you want the live feeds, buy them through the link at the top of her blog! 



Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte, where have you been all my life?  Cinnamon, butter and brown sugar flavors. Need I say more?  I've always stuck to my usual vanilla latte at Starbucks but I've seriously been missing out.  I just tried the Cinnamon Dolce Latte for the first time yesterday and it's love at first sip.  Just order it non fat and skip out on the whip cream/sugar topping to save cals. 




This week on The Bachelorette we saw Emily visit her boys in their hometowns.  While in Dallas (holl-er!) at Sean's parents, Emily was wearing the Rebel Pendent Necklace by Stella & Dot.  



Click HERE to purchase your own celebrity coveted Stella and Dot style from your personal stylist a.k.a. me. The rebel pendent has also been spotted on Tiffani Theissan, Kelly Clarkson and Selena Gomez. I lurve it. 

P.S. The Fall Stella and Dot line DEBUTS TODAY!!! So excited!!! Get a sneak peek here! 

P.P.S. I'll be posting pics of the new line as they become available on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure you follow me!



Grab my button at the top of this post and link-up to share your favorites from the week!  And if you're interested in the link-up I mentioned at the beginning of this post, let me know in the comments.  TGIF. 




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45 comments:

  1. Omg, I thought I was the only creep in the world who loved bb!! Haha, its my destiny to be on that show!

    Also gonna check out that eye roller as I'm also staying to get concerned about eye wrinkles

    Anddd that flag picture is incredible!

    Happy friday!!!

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  2. I have been a BB fan since it first aired! Thanks for last weeks tip on the dove spray. It works great!

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  3. That link-up sounds fun!! I'm always curious to know what people do too.

    I think I will be trying this eye roller. I've been using the Garnier anti-wrinkle cream that comes in a little jar but my eyes seem to be the most sensitive area so I'd really like to keep them looking as young as possible!

    I can't believe the Fall line is debuting! Can't wait to check it out :)

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  4. I think the new linkup sounds fun! And I think I need to try that eye roller!

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  5. OMG - love that pendent Necklace! So Cute - Emily has all of the BEST stuff!!

    I just posted my link :)

    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

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  6. i definitely need a cinnamon dolce latte! that looks SOOOO yummy!

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  7. I LOVE BB! I have watched every season but one! I have added this BB blog in my reader! I am about to go watch the interviews! Thanks!

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  8. omg i totally hadnt noticed that emily wore that necklace... its super cute! AHHH i could buy ALL of stella and dot.. SERIOUSLY.

    and? love the link up idea! im in!

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  9. So I'm obviously not the hugest BB fan because I had no idea it premiered next week but now I'm excited! Summer TV sucks so this being on 3 days a week will keep me occupied.. how pathetic haha. Loving that Bubble Bath, will have to pick that up at Target next time. Happy Friday love :)

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  10. you have no idea how much I LOVE BB too!! so excited for it to start! and I love that necklace too! happy friday!

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  11. ah where do i start, love love love big brother cant wait for it to start up again!! and I think that new link up is a great idea, im super nosy! love the cinnamon dolce latte!! Wish I could find a way to make it at home.. i've been trying to cut the starbucks trips

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  12. Super stoked about BB! Maybe we should do a Skype live watch party! How fun would that be?! Definitely trying that cinnamon drink next time I swing by Starbuck's! :) thanks for sharing!

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  13. That's my favorite drink from Starbucks!

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  14. I would LOVE the job link up. I always wonder what bloggers do for a living. No joke, I have that question for almost every blogger I read.

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  15. Ohh I was just wondering when BB will start! Thanks for the heads up!! :) Happy Friday sweet girl.

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  16. I love that link-up idea. Since I've started blogging, I've always wondering what everyone does for a living. And I'm nosey!

    Clarissa

    loveeachdayblog.blogspot.com

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  17. P.S. I love love love Big Brother!! Words cannot describe how excited I am for the new season to start. Eekkk!

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  18. I think the lin-up would be SUPER fun!!! great way for people to possibly network too!

    That coffee looks amaz..I need to try it! Starbucks is my vice!! MMMM!!

    I was wondering if Emilys necklace was stella and dot? I meant to order yesterday with the coupon code but forgot! Boo!!

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  19. I kinda secretly love BB too. Remember the very 1st season with Brittany and the guy who was a Black Panther and the Ms. Washington beauty queen!?

    And yeah, I REALLY REALLY like your idea for a 'what brings in the dough' link up.... here's why...

    I like blogging, and I like finding blogs that I can relate to. SO SO SO SO many blogs are SAHM's. And YES these are my IRL friends, and I have TONS of blog friends who are mamas and don't leave the house to work.

    ... but I have found that there's a really special bond between us working 'gals too. Kids or no kids. Basically we're ladies who's lives aren't defined by what they fed their kid for lunch or what they did during nap time. We go out, make that bank and guess what? enjoy spending it too :) because it's OUR $$!

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  20. I like your linkup idea because I too am nosy. Except I am now a stay at home mom...so I don't really have much juicy stuff to divulge.

    I can't wait for the new hoopla stuff. I'm creeping everyone's instagrams who is tagging with #hoopla2012. Bring on the fall line!! Can't wait to pick my samples out tomorrow morning!

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  21. The link-up sounds like a really good idea! It's also a good networking feature if any blogger is moving/on the job hunt! Good thinking.

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  22. I need your nail color stat.

    I love the idea of a job link up.

    Happy Weekend
    Tab

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  23. is that new strabucls drink youre loving taste too sweet? i need a new drink, im so over my usual. have you tried it cold? happy friday! xo Kelly

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  24. Umm the Garnier eye roller is the bomb diggity. I keep mine in the fridge and use it in the morning to de-puff my eyes. Love it!

    Have a great weekend!

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  25. I must try the starbucks drink immed. I have never watched even one minute of BB, am I weird? I didn't even know it was still on. Have a fun weekend!

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  26. Am I the only lonelyhugo has never seen an episode of BB? Don't get it.

    And um, hun, you need to expand your Starbucks palette stat. So many good flavors and ways to switch it up, all low cal!

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  27. I've used that eye roller before! It's pretty good. Now, I've use the anti-puff dark circle one. I like to think it helps :)

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  28. there is so many things i was from SD! when i'm ready to order, i'll be sure to go through you!

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  29. If there were a way for me to talk about my job without everyone knowing where I work, I would. I'm pretty sure a lot of my readers know where I work though.... hmm... I'll try and participate lol

    I'm trying that latte. For sure. And I may even try and watch BB .

    I need an arm party. I decided. And there's a stella and dot spikey bracelet I LOVE


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  30. If there were a way for me to talk about my job without everyone knowing where I work, I would. I'm pretty sure a lot of my readers know where I work though.... hmm... I'll try and participate lol

    I'm trying that latte. For sure. And I may even try and watch BB .

    I need an arm party. I decided. And there's a stella and dot spikey bracelet I LOVE


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  31. The bubble bath looks amazing. I'm headed to target now and will have to look for it. Oh...and the Starkbucks Cinnamon Dolche Latte is amazing! I get mine "skinny", iced, and no whip.

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  32. Cinnamon Dolce Latte is my absolute fave in the world! P.S. I just checked out your Stella & Dot store...can't wait to look around and find some goodies!!! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  33. I CANNOT wait for Big Brother to start up! Who do you think the 4 returning house guests are? I'm hoping for Britney to be one of them...and strongly hoping Rachel is not.

    Have you ever tried iced coffee from Starbucks? My latest obsession is: Venti Iced Coffee with 2 pumps of white mocha w/ cream. DELISH!!!

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  34. I'm totally going to have to link up next Friday - looks like so much fun! I love Stella & Dot and definitely need to check out their store once more. But then I'd be in trouble lol!

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  35. ok i'm officially going to have to try the garnier roller ball eye stick......it and eye have been giving each other looks every week at the grocery store but i think it's coming home with me next week.

    and the cinnamon dolce latte has been my FAAAV for years....try it with soy milk - it's AMAZE!

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  37. How have we never discussed our shared love for the Garnier Eye roller? Seriously- how amazing does it feel on your face? Goes on like butttah (Barbara Streisand voice)

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  38. Ohh, I'm always looking for a new eye product to try! I have beautiful smile lines, but they are getting to be bit much for me lately...and while I love to laugh (hence the smile lines) I've had them since college! eek! ;) I love Cinnamon Dolce Latte's! And I would totally be down for your new linky! I don't know many people in my line of work. ;) And some of my extremely early posts about what I do are quite insightful (not biased or anything...lol)

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  39. I freaking love cinnamon dolce lattes! They are one of my fave drinks to get at Starbucks....and I want one now. thanks... ;)

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  40. Love the rebel pendant and big brother!

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  41. I'm a bit strange and only drink cold drinks so my fav is a cinnamon dolce frap!!! I might be slightly obsessed with them :)

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  42. im still waiting on deets, so i can order the silver spikey bracelet....

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