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Okay, I know Christmas is over, but the lime in this candle makes it acceptable, in my book, to leave out until spring.  My favorite Christmas candle is Mistletoe from Yankee Candle, but this new Pinecone & Lime scent is mixes two of my favorite things and I cannot get enough of it!


I’m also loving Oreos.  More specifically, the Oreo ice cream my husband made with these Oreos that we ate up too quickly for me to get a picture of.  Whoopsie…



Essie Repstyle!  Have you tried any magnetic nail polishes!?  This is the first one I’ve tried, and I LOVE the pattern it creates.  It took a little getting used to, but once I got the hang of using the magnet it worked well, and the results look like they took way more time than they did.  Full review post coming with my tips for using the magnet!

What are you thankful for this week?




For the last four months of 2012 I tried out a Glossybox subscription at a discount through Refinery29.  If you don’t know, a Glossybox subscription means each month you’re sent a box full of beauty samples, some full size, some sample size, to check out from various brands.  I was nervous to try it because I was afraid I’d get a box full of things I’d never use, but I was pleasantly surprised to be really excited about at least one thing in each box.  I also did use everything in each box.

One of the products I found via Glossybox was Alterna’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist and I fell in love with it!  I have pretty healthy hair but my hair has never been particularly shiny until I started using this product.  I style my hair like normal and then just spray this over my whole head and work it in a little with my fingers.  It smooths minor flyaways and makes my hair so soft and shiny.  This product will definitely be part of my arsenal for a while!  I’m also considering trying the shampoo and conditioner in the Bamboo Shine line.

Have you tried any of Alterna’s products?  What are your favorites?