five on friday

my mom actually introduced me to carolina charm blog.  my mom is a bit new to the world of blogs, so i was a bit skeptical at first. . . but i decided to listen to her and take a peek (moms always know best). needless to say, i have become an avid follower of christina!  she's just like me. . . florida gator alumni, wine lover, and north carolina resident.  what's not to love?  she and a few other bloggers are hosting a five on friday link-up party every friday, and i decided to join in on the fun.  here are five things i'm loving this week:

1.  #abeautifulmess app.  if you don't have this app on your phone, go download it now.  it's so much fun doodling on photos, and applying different filters and borders.  it takes your photos from blah to beautiful!

2.  ^^ this is the best thing to happen to my manicures since the invention of essie nail polish.  my sweet future mother-in-law gifted me a uv dryer for gel nail polish last christmas.  i finally got to use it when i purchased this seche ultra-v topcoat a month or so ago, and i haven't stopped using it since.  i apply it over regular/non-gel polish and my manicures last at least four times longer, and it gives an awesome shine.  i love this stuff.

  3.  mojito jello shots as seen on a beautiful mess.  i will be making these regularly this summer.  very regularly.

 4.  earlier this week a dear childhood friend of mine, sara, passed away after a battle with cancer.  she was one of the strongest, sweetest, and funniest people i have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  i couldn't say enough good things about her.  i will forever remember her gorgeous smile, and laughing until my stomach hurt at her spot-on impersonation of singing macy grey's 1999 hit "i try".  she's just beautiful and amazing.  so, with sara in mind . . i'm loving life this week.  we are only here for such a short time, and every second we have should be lived to the fullest.  rest peacefully, beautiful sara.

 5.  bobbi brown's beach perfume.  this scent really does smell just like the beach (sunscreen really.  which, growing up in florida, is a very nostalgic smell).  a few spritzes of this, and my senses are instantly transported to an island oasis (with the added benefit of not getting sand in every crevice known to man).  

1 comment:

  1. That's a sweet picture of Sara. I'm glad we knew her!