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Summer Beauty Lusts


The summer heat in Florida is no joke! During the day we're at boiling temps and then the rain comes crashing down in the late afternoon leaving us with the worst humidity. Definitely not ideal for good hair days or keeping your makeup intact.

I went to ULTA yesterday to pick up some basic beauty essentials - Yes To facial towelettes, a makeup blending sponge, and my go-to Maybelline Falsies mascara for everyday wear.

Pinktober + Friday Faves

This week just crawled by and I had to re-adjust to a quiet household after having guests for the last three weeks. It's always sad when your house goes from busy and noisy to dead silent (other than K's football on the TV) but I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

Last Sunday, the bestie and I had fun making bloody marys at home after cooking up some brunch and just hung out before she flew out on Monday. It was really sad to drop her off at the airport knowing that I won't see her for a while.

We celebrated Pinktober at work on Tuesday and donated a certain amount for every employee that wore pink. Pink Ribbon bagels from Panera Bread were served for breakfast, which we've done for the past several years.

It's always fun checking how much cash back I'm racking up from Ebates.  So far I've racked up $70 in the last two months. Almost any (major) website/company uses Ebates so make sure to earn the rewards while you're at it! With the holidays coming up, it's really going to pay off since I do most of my shopping online.

Wednesday was ladies night out for some sushi and wine. Yes, I went to the same sushi spot on Saturday night but no harm in going twice a week, right?

Favorite Cute Stuff/Funnies:

This reminds me of Skyh

I don't have kids but will be using this if and when that time comes. 

Happy weekend!

Joining Amanda and Lauren today for their weekly Friday linkups.

Friday's Flashback

Happy Friday!

I have no big plans for the weekend and I'm pretty damn excited about it. After a busy week at work, sometimes you need the weekend to recoup and relax. I do welcome some fun with friends but I prefer to run on a non-schedule.

I was excited to participate in Helene's Blog Auction yesterday and think it went pretty well. Thank you for those that placed a bid on my large ad space to advertise for 4 months straight on Martinis & Bikinis. I'm excited to find out who will be featured on my blog for the next several months :-)

This was me on Monday. I did some workouts at home over the weekend and never knew I was capable of kicking my own ass. I was sore and in pain all week but Monday and Tuesday were pretty bad. 

The ladies met up after work on Tuesday at a new spot in town called The Porch for some happy hour cocktails and appetizers. It was fun catching and planning a girls trips we want to do next year.

Another Ebates check arrived in the mail. I think it's pretty fabulous getting paid to shop. I signed up earlier this year and have already racked up about $115 in cash back.

Some goodies I scored from the Kate Spade sale last week. I had my eye on a few items and finally decided on a crossover purse (perfect for traveling) and the silver huggie earrings, which look so much better in person.

Lastly, this is so me specifically in the wine department.

Have a relaxing and fun weekend everyone!

Joining Amanda and Lauren today for their weekly Friday linkups.

Heavy Hearts & Hectic Days

If you happen to follow me on instagram, you might have seen a photo of Skyh I posted earlier this week because she hasn't been feeling well. Skyh passed away yesterday. She was my fur-child for 6 years and K has had her for 12 years so she was his baby first. You never really hear of men having cats but he loved her to pieces.

Skyh's favorite things in life were to eat and sleep (and sometimes get into mischief) so when we noticed that she wasn't eating a few weeks ago, we got very worried and took her to the vet. All blood work tests came back fine and we were given some medicine and special food. However, nothing seemed to be getting better over the days. She was refusing water and food so becoming very weak. We had a follow up appointment set for today to do further tests and scans but she didn't make it and has gone to kitty heaven. Unfortunately we're entering another hectic weekend with heavy hearts.

Also, in the wake of the loss of Robin Williams earlier this week, I find this quote fitting. 

Joining Amanda for her weekly Friday Favorites linkup.

In better and brighter news...

I ordered my bridesmaid dress for one of the 3 weddings I'm a bridesmaid in next year. It's one of those cool wrap dresses where you can choose your own style. I'm curious to see how it will look.

New towels make me happy especially when they're fresh out the wash & smell like Gain or Tide. Same goes for my bedsheets and comforter.

The highlight of my week was meeting up with two pretty bloggers yesterday for happy hour ~ Pam and Kate. I had a great time and look forward to doing it again!

I think we picked the best happy hour spot in town. You seriously can't go wrong with $5 martinis and $4 wine and small plates.

Have a great weekend everyone!