Friday Finds & Check-ins, Volume #619

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  • Recent Purchases/Rediscoveries: Fenty Beauty Bomb Posse and Triple Dip palettes
  • Weekend plans: It’s entirely possible that at this point, I’ve mentioned it and it didn’t even happen… but we finally have the wood floors in the master bedroom and den. We had a major kerfuffle last week when they installed about 1/3 in the master bedroom of the wood we ordered, but the dye lot was so off. We had to re-evaluate and ended up getting the same style but the next shade lighter, which we were lucky to have in stock (since we waited almost five months for the shade we ordered, lol). We have a small break in the chaos before they return on Monday to do our offices and guest bedroom. So… moving things around will be our big to-do this weekend.
  • What was the last thing you cooked?: Pasta with a parmesan cream sauce, mushrooms, spinach, and sausage.

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Recent Purchases: My Quintessence light palette finally, finally arrived. I am already planning looks!!!!

Plans for this weekend: Reading Harlem Shuffle and recovering from my recent fall.

Last thing I cooked: Scrambled eggs and English muffins. Unless coffee counts?

Recent Purchases: My Glamlite Mikayla palette finally shipped! I also purchased the CP Wine and Only palette and a couple of ILNP polishes <—– my first purchase from them!

Rediscoveries: My PMGL Celestial Divinity palette… ahh, it's just so beautiful and sooo nice for fall.

Weekend plans: No big plans as far as I know… we're gearing up for October, which is our favorite month of the year and tends to be a busy one for us.

What was the last thing you cooked? Last night I made tacos for dinner!

Sweet pooches both!
Purchases/rediscoveries: Nothing purchased, but I have been finally putting together some very interesting eye looks and posting them on IG, having rediscovered my months neglected SG x Temptalia palettes. I figured that if I’m going to be stuck in my apartment most of the time, I may as well get creative or inspired again.

Weekend Plans: Zoom meeting tomorrow morning, provided my phone will cooperate. Might do my very outgrown, sun bleached down to a medium mousey brown, graying roots and pull it through the ends near the end. My hair looks horrid. I’ve been putting it off for awhile due to having an outbreak of acne on the one side of my hairline in back. It is very stubborn and just doesn’t seem to want to go away! Might go for a swim *before* I dare do my hair.

Last thing you cooked?: Does a Marie Callander Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie count? If not, then gf rotini with spaghetti sauce w/green peppers and mushrooms, plus sausage meatballs. Lots of parm on top! Obviously, I love parmesan cheese, eh?

Recent Purchases: I had to order the Aveeno baby wash and shampoo from Amazon, as it’s the only next best thing for me. I keep trying unsuccessfully to get a hold of Paula’s Choice body and hair shampoo, but it’s out of stock on their website for months. Last week I ordered from Amazon (I was on notification for back in stock), but my order got cancelled eventually. At this point I know I’m bound to have scalp issues soon.

Rediscoveries: MAC Technakohl Liners. I had an old black one (I finally started eyeliner again) and recently purchased Risque for the waterline. I know I tried them before, but I didn’t remembered if I like them. I just like how easy they apply and how natural Risque looks on my waterline without bothering my eyes.

Weekend plans: I really want to hike in the redwoods on Saturday and visit a local car show on Sunday, but I have a tooth ache that drills in my brain and left ear, so I don’t know how functional I’m going to be. Chores, groceries, cooking, reading are off course on the menu. And lost of phone calls tonight and tomorrow morning.

What was the last thing you cooked?: Baked sausage and gnocchi, served with braised kale and swiss chard, topped with hazelnuts and gorgonzola.

I hope Winnie got his payment 🙂

Purchases/rediscoveries: Whole lot of nothing recently.

Weekend plans: We have to go to a restaurant to pick up a kit for an online cocktail class I’m taking. Since we’ve also wanted to try this restaurant, I made us a reservation to dine on their patio. Of course, we are having our first big Autumn weather system move in and it’s gonna be super rainy, but the patio looks well-covered, so we’ll see. Other than that, probably going to stay home and relax.

The last thing I cooked: I can’t even remember. I’m a very indifferent cook so I really only cook when my partner is out of town (they are a great cook who collects cookbooks, watches various cooking channels on YouTube, and always wants to try new recipes). Since they are going out of town for two weeks soon I’ll have to remember how to feed myself, LOL. It’s been literally years since they went out of town without me, thanks to the pandemic. Christine, your pasta dish sounds like my kind of meal! Might try something similar one night.

Recent purchases: Menagerie Flight Club artistry palette.
Also have been stocking up during ulta 21days and the specials/sales around it: Derma E cleansing balm and spf45 facial moisturizer and vitamin c serum, Mario Badescu rosewater toner, IT cosmetics confidence in a cream, 2 SheaMoisture manuka honey & yogurt body lotions, JCat dry brush cleaner, 2 Hempz body lotion minis.

Rediscoveries: Besame cosmetics lipstick. It was one of my fav formulas for foreveeeerrrr but then I didn’t wear lipstick for over a year lol. Finally picked up Noir Red again last week and <3 <3 <3

Weekend Plans: Finish my art hanging project, edit some photos.

Last thing you cooked: Chicken thighs braised in white wine cream sauce with white beans, carrots, and mushrooms, served with homemade focaccia, roasted garlic, and mixed green salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

That Menagerie Fight Club palette is on my list, the short one, of things I most want to get! Unfortunately, nabbing it is a challenge, as it’s OOS most of the time or I’m broke when it does show up. Purple is one of my favorite colors. 💜 And bats and cats are both my favorite animals! 🦇

Recent Purchases/Rediscoveries: Applying Natasha Denona – Yama (from Zendo) over a reddish matte base, with Pat McGrath eyeshadow in Blue Blood (under eyes) and Pat McGrath Golden Polaris in the under eye inner corner.

Weekend plans: Enjoying the last of the nice weather and reading by the river, then maybe going on a jog to see my friends in South Philly. The new book club I joined meets on Sunday, so hopefully I can finish the book before then!

What was the last thing you cooked?: Breakfast sandwich using a “Philly muffin” (a squared off English muffin, but made with toasted cornmeal)

Recent Purchases/Rediscoveries: I’m waiting on a Clionadh order. Other than that, I’ve still been enjoying revisiting my custom Sugarpill Pro Palette. Discovered three of the pans inside are discontinued now, so…I better enjoy them while I have them! And I will!

Weekend plans: Same old, same old – but now with yoga.

What was the last thing you cooked?: I’m actually a terrible cook, however, I bake some of the best cookies you’ll ever taste. The last thing I myself cooked was stuffed peppers, and even then they were…okay.

Every since you said Winnie had a spectacle eye look I can’t unsee it LOL
He does look like he’s thinking “I don’t know” what’s up with them? He’s really cute!
Recent Purchases: I ordered the new Nars eye shadow palette during their 20% off sale. A few skin care items from Ulta 21 days sale.
Rediscoveries: I was going to declutter an old Violet Voss eye shadow palette”Best of Life” but I started using it and the looks turned out great! Guess I’ll keep it!

Weekend Plans: I had my hardwood floors replaced in the pantry ,we spent 4 days in hotel while they refinished the floors due to the fumes. So now we need to put everything back. My arthritis is kicking up from all the work so I’m going to practice self care and chill.

What was last thing you cooked? Baked chicken, carrots and Collar Greens.

Recent Purchases: My Terra Moons Equinox eye shadow set from Urban Outfitters arrived today!
Rediscoveries: i didn’t do makeup this week!
Weekend plans: I might visit my friend Sunday. Maybe.
What was the last thing you cooked?: grilled cheese haha

Well, no mama – I think I am getting tired of being photographed, so that’s lots of treats from you!

Recent Purchases: Nada – no shops are open for me to browse and try.
Rediscoveries: I have been using quite a lot of my PMG Sublime Mini this week.

Weekend Plans: It’s school holidays here and our restrictions have been slightly eased to include a 10km radius of movement – which is great because now the kids can access more parks. For those fully vaccinated, they can now meet outdoors in groups of 5. So hopefully when I get my second jab soon, I can meet up with my friends in a park.
Apart from the above – it’s just the usual at the moment – cleaning and laundry, cleaning and laundry.

Last meal I cooked: On Thursday I had a marathon cooking day. I made my own bolognaise sauce (handed down from my Italian mother in law), Minestrone soup and a couple of slices – chocolate fudge (that hasn’t made it to the weekend) and a nut slice (nearly gone).

This week I wore the ColourPop Pisces in the Sky palette as well as A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes. Totally not the colors I’d grab for usually but it turned out pretty! This weekend I am going to do some art, some homework, and hopefully go fishing.

Purchases/rediscoveries: I couldn’t find the mascara I usually use, and when I was rummaging through my makeup bags, I found a brand new tube of “Lights, Camera, Splashes,” by Tarte that I had forgotten I bought. I had never tried it before, and I have to say, I kind of love it.

I also bought a tube of Duo eyelash glue, (that’s a favorite for everyone, right?) because my daughter and I want to try applying false eyelashes for the first time!

Weekend plans: Uuuuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhh. So, my 14 year old twins just started high school, and I kind of recently became a single mom, and it’s exhausting. Boy my kids are vaccinated, but today I got a call from the school saying my son had direct contact with another student who tested positive for COVID, so I am bringing him to get tested tomorrow morning. It was a kid he sat next to in a class. School just started on September 7th, and already two unvaccinated kids have COVID-19. The vaccinated kids are all testing negative even with the direct contact, thank goodness. He has no symptoms, and doesn’t have to quarantine, but it’s advised to get him tested to be sure. It’s really an awful feeling as a parent, just knowing how serious COVID-19 is, and I’m glad we had the opportunity to all get vaccinated, and we are most likely safe from it. He’s 14, and 6’4” tall already, but he’s still my baby boy!

Last thing I cooked: Homemade chicken and rice soup with leftover chicken, celery, and some onions and carrots from my dad’s farm.

Winnie is getting so big! It’s always nice to see pictures of him and Mellan.

RECENT PURCHASES: None, unless you count getting my first manicure in a year and a half.

RECENT REDISCOVERIES:. Tarte Believe in Yourself Palette and Tarte Blush Bazaar Palette. I’m using both on vacation.

WEEKEND PLANS: Tomorrow we have a Catamaran ride, and Sunday a submarine tour. Hanging out on the beach.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU COOKED?
Scrambled eggs for my son.

It’s one of their larger submarines. I am usually OK as long as I can see out. It’s made with lots of windows for the tour, do people can see the reefs and see life. We’ll be going nest Pearl Harbor, so their will be WW II airplane wreckage, too.

It sounds very exciting.
I’d feel sad seeing the waters around Pearl Harbor, but at the same time, it’s something worth seeing and remembering those who lost their lives during that day and in the following years.
It’s also so interesting to see how nature claims wreckages, both under water and on land, I think.

Lovely pretty dogs, both of them!
Purchases, MAC Feast Your Eyes palette, Bittersweetie and Avant Garnet lipsticks and Pine for Me and Cobalt Kohl eyeliner pencils.
Waiting for my order from ND.
Being annoyed that two orders (from CT and BECCA) got lost in transition.
Rediscoveries, nothing.
Weekend, nothing exciting.
What was the last thing you cooked?: I don’t know, I’m a lousy cook, I really dislike cooking. I wish I at least enjoyed cooking, but I don’t.
Now I remember, it was Mac n’ cheese. I generally manage to make it taste good.

Recent Purchases/Rediscoveries: Revlon Devotion Ultra HD liquid lipstick.
Weekend plans: Worked all day Friday, weekly grocery trip Saturday, Sunday up in the air.
What was the last thing you cooked?: I don’t cook, so my closest answer would have to be that I assembled a sandwich for dinner using white bread, Miracle Whip, sliced extra sharp cheddar cheese, and honey ham lunch meat.

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