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FRIDAY FAVORITES OR FINDS | WK2 2017

FUN

New year, new ideas – welcome to Friday Favorites or Finds

*this post may include affiliate links, those items will be marked with an asterisk

The new year always brings on a surge of inspiration and motivation for me. My creative engines are revving and I’m seeing the world with a new vibrancy. Given the collective emotional hangover that was 2016, I am taking a zen approach of letting things be and approaching life one choice at a time.

So, one of my choices was to add a FUN category to the blog. I wanted to create a space on here for more silliness, randomness, and plain old fun.  And I think it would be fun to share the things that I found or fell in love with on a weekly basis. I truly believe sharing is caring.

Each post will be accompanied by a video highlighting the art, music, and life adventure aspect of my Friday favorites or finds. Then here I’ll sprinkle in some more awesome items and things I think you should know about. So here it goes!

Friday Favorites

 

*Plant Believe It Earrings: Adorable little cacti in pink pots! I just love them and they are 60% off.

Sakara Morning/Beauty Water: It’s a total luxury item but I LOVE this water. It contains rose water, silica, and 72 ionic trace minerals to hydrate and keep you glowing. It’s silly, but I feel prettier drinking the water because it tastes so pretty. p.s. I purchased a whole reset program from Sakara that I will be reviewing later this month.

Brain Dust From Moon Juice:  I raved about the Brain Dust over on Instagram. As it says on the box, it’s an alchemy to align with the mighty flow for great achievement. It’s made with organic and wildcrafted herbs, adaptogenic plants, and bioactive minerals. So basically, it tastes like bitter dirt for the first five cups, but by your sixth cup, you’re hooked and feeling good!

Ubrand Monterey Ballpoint Pens: $8.00 for two pens might seem like a lot but when you have this pen in your hand you feel ready to take on the day. It has a substantial weight and writes like a dream. I’m an office supply nerd and this pen has earned a whole sticker sheet of gold stars.

Oliver Hudson’s Instagram account : Oliver Hudson is an actor, Kate Hudson’s brother, Goldie Hawn’s son, and the honey badger of Instagram. My sister turned me on to his account and it’s hilarious (or at least my kind of humor). At first, I didn’t understand why my sister told me to check out his account, but after watching a few videos, I was totally hooked. Plus, both Kate and Goldie comment on his posts and it adds to the absurdist comedy.

Pixie Geldof’s I’m Yours: review in my video

Magical Universe: review in my video

 tweet it -“Don’t let mild inconvenience get in the way of your joy!” 

I’m still unsure of what name I should commit to, so if you have an opinion feel free to take my poll!

 

Love &  Light

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Black Friday Deals Cheat Sheet

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through links marked with an asterisk. 

Black Friday deals are no longer reserved for just the day after Thanksgiving, but now with the internet, it’s a week-long celebration of savings up to Cyber Monday.

Every year I tell myself that I will create a Black Friday shopping budget and go crazy on all the fantastic sales and deals. But every year I forget and come Black Friday I never have that miraculous and pre-planned windfall dedicated only to shopping. Yet, I still find myself scrolling my favorite websites in my pajamas with an over-stuffed belly from the day before. So what does this internal struggle mean for you? I’ve decided to create a Black Friday deals cheat sheet. I’ve pulled the codes you need or simply the sales that are taking place. I’ll be updating this list come Friday morning, but get a taste of what’s going on now.

LAST UPDATE – 11/24/2016 at 12:30pm / Levis, Urban Outfitters, Bando, *Society 6,

LAST UPDATE – 11/24/2016 at 11:30pm / ASOS, Anthropologie

LAST UPDATE – 11/25/2016 at 9:30am / Fresh Skincare, Origins, Urban Decay, Kiehls, Erin Condren

Beauty Black Friday Deals

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Ulta :  Update: Black Friday deals are live and selling out fast! No code necessary.  There are so many different deals for different brands it’s crazy! The items will automatically be priced for Black Friday – no code needed.

Sephora: Update: A collection of Black Friday gift sets that are already discounted. The sets start at $10 and go up from there! No code necessary.  I love the beauty gift set options provided by Sephora.

Urban Decay : Update: Use code BLACKER for 20% off and free shipping. 

Tarte Cosmetics: Use code FRIYAY for 25% off your entire order + free shipping when you spend $25 or more. I  swoon for Tarte packaging and I’m a huge fan of their Amazonian Clay Foundation, so this is a code I use every year.

*Julep: Black Friday is already kicking on Julep.com and they have a ton of polishes and makeup on sale. Use code MIRRORMIRROR on a $30 purchase and receive a free compact mirror. I’m lusting after their major nail polish collections.

Origins: UPDATE: Use code FRIYAY for 25% off everything. Plus with a purchase of $75 or more you’ll receive a free 10 piece skincare set. I love that Origins skincare is a plant driven line with enough science to be effective.

Fresh: Update: Gift with purchase – used code SWEETTREAT at checkout for a Free Soy Face Cleanser (50ml) with $65 purchase, Free Soy Face Cleanser (50ml) and free deluxe sample of Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum with $80 purchase, Free Soy Face Cleanser (50ml), free deluxe sample of Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum, and free Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex (15ml) with $120 purchase.  I’m obsessed with the Fresh Rose Mask and their products make me feel delicate and chic. Currently, they don’t have any Black Friday deals but I’ll keep you posted.

Khiels: Update: Code BFRIDAY will get you 4 deluxe samples + free shipping on all orders of $25 or more. I’ve been eyeing the Tumeric Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque for months now, and am waiting for a solid holiday deal.

Black Friday Deals Fashion

Fashion

Levis: Use the code HOLIDAY40 to receive 40% off everything + free shipping (today only). I seriously might bust out my credit card for this sale as I desperately need jeans and I am a loyal Levis lover.

ASOS: 30% off everything – code THANKFUL30

*Modcloth: The vintage inspired looks, endless accessory options, and the smart home decor available on Modcloth makes it a one stop shop for me, plus they are super good to their customers too. Check out these stellar Black Friday deals that run from  11/23 until 11/26.  Use the following codes for awesome savings…

FRIDAY20 – 20% off entire order
FRIDAY30 – 30% off entire order of $100 or more
FRIDAY40 – 40% off entire order of $200 or more

Nordstrom: They have some great deals on winter staples and amazing boots up to 40% off. No code needed.

Urban Outfitters: Update: BOGO | Buy one item get one item 50% off on all apparel. No code needed. Ends 11/25 I’ve worked a few Black Fridays at Urban Outfitters, so for the poor souls working this week, I beg you on their behalf to shop online. There are no special savings on the website right now, so I’ll be waiting for a Black Friday newsletter to update you with some deals.

Anthropologie: Update: 30% Off with the code LETGO. Even Dan loves to wander around Anthropologie with me. Yes, I’m a basic chick that wants an Anthro lifestyle, but I only shop the sale section. Currently, there are no deals on the site, but I’ll update you soon.

Kate Spade: Is having a 75% off surprise sale that I spotted on their Twitter. Make sure to enter through a portal by clicking here. It will ask you for your email and zip code. Then you will be sent to the sales page with SUPER CUTE bags, wallets, jewelry. It’s pretty magical. Sale Ends 11/26

Nasty Gal: Everyone loves the color black and now you can stock up on the classic hue via Nasty Gal. Currently, they have 30% off black items. I love the pieces with a great sixties feel a’la Francoise Hardy.

Lifestyle Black Friday Deals

Lifestyle/ Stationary

Bando: Can’t believe I forgot to include ban.do on my first round of deals. It a fun site filled with great gifts for any sassy chickita. Use code BFISMYBF for 25% of everything! 

*Society 6: Update: 20% off entire site + free shipping. No code needed. As an art nerd, I love Society 6 as a platform to provide artists a way to monetize their work by putting it one fun everyday items. You can easily fill your home and t-shirt collection with work from photographers, designers, painters, and creatives.  Their deals are changing daily this week, so jump over to their site and see what’s on sale today!

Paper Source: When I worked next to a Paper Source I’d spend my lunch breaks picking out cards for Dan and looking at all the cute quirky gifts. You can receive 20% off your purchase with code CHEER4YOU.

Erin Condren: Update: 30% off sitewide. No code necessary. I received my first Erin Condren notebook this year and I love the quality. Great paper, fantastic weight, and even comes with stickers! The journals and planners aren’t cheap, so I’m hoping for a Black Friday code to come in a newsletter.

And if you’re not excited by my cheat sheet, well there is always Amazon -*Shop Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week!

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MODCLOTH STYLE – VALENTINES EDITION

I just joined ModCloth’s affiliate program. What that means for you and I is that this post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

I created this post because Modcloth is having an awesome site-wide gift with purchase promotion for a FREE makeup palette by The Balm with any purchase of $150 or more. Modcloth is seriously one of my favorite places to online window shop, so here are a few of my favorite items and the fantasy that would go along with it.

1. Poodles of Fun Sweater: I’d pair this top with black ankle skinny pants and black ballet flats to channel my romantic Francophile. In my Parisian-inspired outfit, I’d enjoy a latte at an outdoor cafe and catch the eye of a handsome writer getting off work at the local market. He’d recognize the obscure book I’m reading and make a remark about the brooding protagonist; we’d chat and later walk around the city to then end the day with a sunset kiss standing on a bridge.

2. Push the Env-Elope Earrings: Working as a shop girl, I would be coming into work on Valentines day. I’m dusting and organizing inventory in the back when I hear the bell to the shop door ring. Quickly, I run to the front of the store to only see the back of a stylish fella dash around the corner. Afraid he’s shoplifted something, I scan the store for something out of place and see a small box has been left on the counter. A note with my name on the front is attached and the note reads, “I’m not great with words, so here are my love letters.” I open the box to find a set of sweet earrings.

3. Viva La Velvet Skirt in Merlot: I’m at a dive bar located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest and have paired this skirt with a Bikini Kill t-shirt and thrifted combat boots. I have no plans but not opposed to meeting someone new, I pay for my own drinks and will be at the front of the stage by the end of the night.

4. Wonder for the Record Books Dress in Magenta: Chocolate chip cookies in the oven and a pot roast in the crock-pot, I’m channeling my inner Stepford Wife to surprise my love with a homed cooked meal! Everything is perfect down to the centerpiece, my secret to the cookies is Pillsbury dough and the wine is two-buck chuck.

5.  Colorblock Your World Coat: It’s raining and a-la Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s I’m trying to race off to the airport. Black umbrella in hand, I’m fumbling through my purse to double check my passport is inside. The passport still misplaced, I drop the umbrella and myself to the ground in a desperate search to find it as quickly as possible. A yellow taxi has just pulled up and as I’ve finally found the passport, I look up to see an attractive person about to steal my taxi but instead waits and asks if I’d like to share the cab ride.

Modcloth has been adding a lot of new items to their Sweetheart Shop, but this promotion can be applied to any purchase – no code necessary. I don’t know about you, but free makeup is a solid incentive to stimulate the economy.

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FINE PRINT:
Deal: Valentine’s Gift With Purchase For Orders of $150+
Start: Monday 2/1 at 9 am PT, 12 pm ET
End: While supplies last

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