Friday, April 1, 2016

Things I'm Digging This Week

This week has been all about the baseball. My eldest son started playing tee ball and had his first team practice on Tuesday (go Astros!). He had a great time playing with his teammates and I had a difficult time corralling my youngest son who ninja vanished every time I tried to watch Liam play. He also got past me once and got onto the field and I had to chase him down. Everyone thought it was really funny. I was less than amused. I told Owen that he should cooperate a little more at Liam's next practice. Then we laughed and laughed because we both know that's not going to happen. Ah, good times.
Anywho, here are a few (of the non-baseball related) things I've been digging this week:

Fitbit HR Charge
My mom got me a Fitbit HR Charge for my birthday and I love it. It tracks your steps, heart rate, floors climbed, calories burned, sleep patterns and can even act as a caller ID when linked with your cell phone. The Fitbit app allows you to track your food and water intake, set fitness and sleep goals and participate in challenges with your friends. My husband liked mine so much he *had* to go out and get one for himself.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I got a mini Benefit Roller Lash mascara as my free Ulta Rewards member birthday gift (just another reason that I love Ulta). I've used this mascara 3-4 times since I got it and I'm already a big fan. A huge factor that affects my judgment on a mascara is the wand. If the wand basically looks like a pipe cleaner I have a horrible time applying the mascara and end up tossing it. The formula could be great but if I can't get it on properly then I won't use the mascara. I like this wand because it's silicon and doesn't get blobs of mascara on it. It's also curved to help get maximum curl on your lashes. I give it 5 stars. 

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
This cream has taken the #1 spot in my foundation collection. I.Love.It. It's sort of like a BB cream in that it has a little color, broad spectrum SPF 30, and marine botanicals to really jump start your moisturizing routine. You can have pretty sheer coverage, but if you want to you can build it up a bit. I've worn it by itself, and I've also set it with my regular bareMinerals foundation. I've been using it since my birthday last month and I've noticed a marked difference in my skin, so I recommend this product to anyone who needs a little more moisture without overdoing it. 

"A Touch of Stardust" by Kate Alcott
This novel was one of my most recent great Barnes & Noble bargain section find. Last month I read "How to Be an American Housewife" (which was phenomenal) and this month I'm diving into Alcott's novel. It's set during the filming of Gone with the Wind, and the main character gets fired by David O. Selznick and becomes Carol Lombard's assistant. The novel mirrors the romance and Rhett and Scarlet on screen and the true life romance of Carol Lombard and Clark Gable, all while the main character pursues her dream of becoming a screen writer. I'm several chapters in and so far I've really enjoyed it.