Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's time for another round of What I'm Loving favorite blog hop and the only one I faithfully do each week!

So what am I loving this Wednesday....

The weather has taken a turn for the worse this week in New's been cold and rainy and miserable! My skin has been dry and weird with the weather ups and downs and I whipped out my all time favorite face scrub. I LOVE this stuff...I've tried the Kiehl's equivalent and Origin's Never a Dull Moment and it just doesn't compare to this...Fresh's Brown Sugar Face Polish.

I buy mine at Sephora and although one little tub is pricey..I typically use it once or twice a week and buy 2 containers a year.

Speaking of Sephora...another thing I'm loving from there...Dior's Airflash foundation. Two lovely ladies suggested it and raved about it..I wasn't loving my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer anymore. It's great for summer when I want something lighter, but I felt like I needed a little more coverage.

I read a lot of reviews online about this stuff. It seems like people either hate or love it to the point that they're obsessed with it. Some people complained of dryness or breakouts..but if your skin can tolerate it, it will become your absolute goto gotta have product. I did experience a little dryness on my chin but started using a primer and was good to go. Sometimes I'll alternate it with a different product or save it for special occasions or going out at night..because it does have a little bit of a hefty price tag. But...always buy your products at Sephora..they're so good with returns and take back items that you've tried and used and are not satisfied with! I shake this, spray a little bit on a big Kabuki brush and apply it with that...mostly so I don't waste any!

I'm also loving this stuff...Blue Diamond Crunchy Almond Butter...

I'm going to sound like a psycho wife telling this story, but I'm pretty strict with the food in our house. I cook, I grocery shop, therefore I rule the roost on what's in the pantry. Mr. Allan is generally pretty good. He eats whole wheat pasta with a smile on his face, he knows that our diet is more vegetable based, he knows there aren't 100 calorie packs and processed snacks in the house and is a pretty good sport about it. One battle we currently have...peanut butter. I won't buy JIF or Skippy because it's loaded with sugar. Mr. Allan hates the all natural stuff because of the weird oil layer at the top of the jar and it's near impossible to mix it...I kind of agree with him on that one! So, an alternate I found...Blue Diamond's Crunchy Almond butter. Almond butter had a surprisingly sweeter taste than peanut butter..not over the top sweet but just a different sweet. The ingredients..almonds and sea salt..and the crunchy version is thicker like a chunky peanut butter and no layer of oil..which makes Mr. Allan happy...even though he does refer to our house as a food prison.

Although this might sound silly...I'm loving that these two fur balls get along...because there's one more cat in the household that hates my fluffy orange boy, Davie. When the cats don't get along and the husband is away on business, it's the perfect storm to drive me when I caught the two cats that like each other together in a tender made me smile.

And..although I may sound cheesy and everyone always adds that they love their husband...I'm absolutely LOVING that mine is home this week! I sound like a broken record that he travels a ton, so a week where he's home is a good one..and although I'm a royal pain in the ass and sarcastic smart ass...he knows I love him to death!

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  1. My hubby and I are addicted to almond butter. We have it everyday on toast for breakfast!

  2. Im going to have to try that Sugar Face Polish! I think it's just what I need for my dry skin! The wedding picture is gorgeous!

  3. Aww the cats are so cute!!

  4. Aww, you and your hubby are so sweet! Your wedding dress looks a lot like mine with that lace. :)

    I've never had almond butter, I'll have to try it!

  5. Yum, that almond butter sounds delicious. I am going to have to try it!

  6. That almond butter looks delish! And your cats are absolutely precious! Great things you are loving today :)

  7. I love almond butter! But my boyfriend hates the way it tastes, so we also get Simply Jif. It is awesome and honestly, it tastes just like regular Jif to me! With only 2g of sugar (and none of that weird oil at the top haha)! I was so excited when I found it at the store.. you guys might want to try it out :)

  8. Does the almond butter leave a weird taste in your mouth? I have had the problem before.