It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my “10 random things” blog posts! I was doing these once a month earlier this year and then kind of dropped the ball. But, i love sharing random things I’ve found and loved with y’all – from books to TV shows to beauty products, and everything in between!
one. the undoing
I know I know. Everyone and their mom is talking about the undoing haha. if you haven’t heard, it’s a show on HBO and I am SO SUCKED IN. Luckily it’s only 6 or 7 episodes long so it won’t be able to take over our evenings for too much longer lol. But so far it is SO good. suspenseful, interesting story line, and I love nicole kidman. definitely watch it if you haven’t yet!
I discovered this lip balm about a month ago and now I can’t live without it! I have it in my purse at all times AND bought a second so I could keep one by my bed. My lips get so dry in the winter and this is the most hydrating, soothing lip balm I’ve ever used.
three. at home chai lattes
I’ve shared my recipe on stories a few times (it’s saved as a highlight on my instagram profile if you are curious!) but I feel like I’ve perfected my chai recipe! I make one at home every single day either hot or iced, depending on the weather outside! Prior to perfecting this recipe, I hate to admit that I went to starbucks almost every single day. I actually went to Starbucks a few days ago for a chai…and like mine SO much more now! I linked everything I use(as much as I could link) to make my at home chai in this post
four. artis makeup brushes
I also shared these makeup brushes on my stories last week but y’all…the hype is REAL. I LOVE how evenly these brushes apply your makeup. They’re also so efficient and allow you to use WAY less product. This has been a game changer in my makeup routine!
five. lillie eats & tells ONE cookbook
I just got this cookbook a few weeks ago, and have already made 3 recipes from it and Michael and I both have LOVED every single one! I love how simple lillie’s recipes are but still delicious. I love that they are ‘healthy’ in the sense that they have good-for-you ingredients but they’re also not…TOO healthy, if that makes sense haha. Like she’s not afraid to add cheese or bread/wraps to her recipes and I like that! The recipes taste amazing and won’t take up a tone of time either. I especially love the “one” cookbook because everything we’ve made so far has made lots of leftovers.
six. revisions skincare vitamin c cream
Prior to trying this vitamin c cream, i was die hard loyal to skinceuticals CE ferulic (and drunk elephant’s was a close second fave). I still love both of those products but…my estitician at Eleven Wellness recommended revisions to me and explained that this vitamin c cream has an even higher concentration of vitamin C +E than skinceuticals does…and my skin can TELL! My skin looks brighter overall, the texture is more even, and I’ve seen sunspots start to diminish. This stuff is expensive but it definitely works. I use it every single morning!
seven. “trustworthy” by Lysa TerKeurst
My sister and I started doing this Bible study together a few weeks ago and we have both been loving it! I’m used to doing more of a ‘daily devotional’ in the mornings, that took me like 10 minutes or less haha. This study definitely takes more time because you are really diving into + studying the Bible. But that’s what I’ve been wanting and it’s also really challenged me to trust God more with every single aspect of my life. I highly recommend, if you are looking for a new study!
eight. chanel highlighting fluid
This is another product I shared on my stories a few weeks ago and a new fave in my makeup routine! I bought it after seeing ashley robertson recommend it (she has amazing beauty tips) and have been loving it ever since! I love combining it with my it cosmetics CC cream for a glowy, full coverage makeup look (but still doesn’t look thick or cakey, if that makes sense). this will truly make your skin glow slash look like you just came from the beach!
nine. jojo’s chocolate
You guys know by now my sweet tooth is pretty intense haha. I always have to have something sweet after lunch (and dinner…and sometimes breakfast lol) and this chocolate hits the SPOT. BUT I love that it’s also made with clean ingredients! “With premium dark chocolate, high-quality protein, low or no-sugar, we’re giving chocolate lovers a delicious treat, and a healthier way to snack without tradeoffs.” My favorite flavor is ‘goes hawaiian‘ because it’s dark chocolate and coconut and omg SO good. You can get 10% off with code LKS!
ten. portrait mode (1x) on the iphone
This is so random haha and we all have known of iPhone’s ‘portrait’ mode for months / years now. BUT I just now discovered there is a portrait 1x mode…meaning you don’t have to be SUPER far away from the object to use portrait mode anymore! We’ve been taking lots of my IG pics with this mode and I love how they have turned out!
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Okay this could possibly win the award for most random ’10 things’ post ever haha – from beauty products to HBO to bible studies LOL. Thanks for reading! One week + 1 day until Christmas!!