Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday's Fab Finds

It's the last Friday of March! Can we get an F-yeah?? As usual, here's what we're loving this week.

Lori's picks:

Vinylux Weekly Polish
I think this brand has been around for quite some time but I was only introduced to it a few months ago. It's a sister brand of CND's Shellac which is a gel polish that requires UV light (don't worry, Vinylux is UV-free). I love a good gel mani but sometimes I can't get to a salon to get it done so Vinylux is a nice option. Vinylux is available pretty much everywhere from Ulta to Amazon to even Wegman's.

You apply it like regular nail polish (sans base coat) and then put a coat of their Weekly Top Coat and then in 8 minutes, you're dry and good to go for a week. When it's time to remove, just use your regular nail polish remover. No soaking or foil wrapped nails. It's definitely not as good for a chip-free manicure as gel, but it definitely gives you a longer chip-free manicure than regular polish. They just released a line of summer colors that I might have to run out and buy.

Sabatino's Roasted Garlic and Basil Chicken Meatballs
Kristin and I are big fans of these meatballs. We buy them at Costco for around $10 but there are so many in the package you could feed an army! I've used them for a bunch of meals but my favorites are meatball heroes (or hoagies if you're from Philly), spaghetti squash and meatballs, and meatball pizza. They're great on their own or in anything you can think of.  You don't have to cook them so that gets an automatic F-YEAH from me.

Leah Remini: It's All Relative
For some reason I feel like this show flew under the radar when it was on its first season, which is an f-ing shame. It was on TLC and I don't think it was well advertised. This is one of my picks this week because they just announced it will be back for another season starting this summer! YAY! If you've never seen the show you can watch a few clips here.  Stacey Carosi and her family are hysterical and I challenge you not to laugh your f-ing a$$ off during every episode.

Kristin's picks:

Sheila G's Brownie Brittle
Do yourself a favor and run, don't walk to the nearest Bed Bath and Beyond to grab a bag of these. For $3.99 you can indulge in the "rich brownie taste with a cookie crunch," and who can argue with that? They're made with natural ingredients and there's only 120 calories per serving, so not too terrible in terms of sweets. The salted caramel are my favorite, but they have other flavors like chocolate chip and toffee as well.

Pioneer Pet Raindrop Water Fountain
When our cat started demanding to drink out of the kitchen sink, we said F THAT and got him a water fountain. It did the trick and stopped the annoying faucet meowing, but I hated the old fountain we had because it was so loud, annoying to clean and had a million pieces. We had it for about a year until it broke in February. We ordered this one from Amazon and two weeks in, I can say it's definitely quieter, smaller and easier to clean than the old Drinkwell fountain (well, my husband cleaned it, but he said it was easy!) The stainless steel design looks much nicer in the kitchen, too.

Bonus: you can see my kid trying to climb up the cabinets in the reflection!

Claudia Bradby Maya Amazonite Heart Pendant 
I'm not shy about my love for Kate and Pippa, and through following my Kate blogs I became a fan of Claudia Bradby Jewellery. Back in the day, before she was a duchess and all, Kate wore one of their necklaces, and loads of other celebs are fans, including one of my favorite authors, Sophie Kinsella. Anyway, I entered a Valentine's Day contest to win this necklace, and didn't think much of it when I found out someone else had won. Well, luck was on my side because the woman who won never emailed them to claim her prize, and when they selected a new winner ... it was me! I've worn this every day since it arrived on Monday. Love that it's turquoise, which is basically a neutral in my book when it comes to jewelry. I also won a really nice book called Royal Love Stories, which I haven't had a chance to crack open yet. Thanks, Claudia Bradby!! 


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