Friday Finds & Check-ins, Volume #690

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Recent Purchases/Rediscoveries: Laura Mercier lipsticks (Ulta had a good point multiplier on lip products!), PMG Love Collection

Weekend plans: Taking photos/swatches tomorrow, editing, and then reviews! I signed up to volunteer at the local rescue as well.

What was the last board game you played? Scattergories

Psst… since it’s Friday and we’re heading into the weekend, if you have some downtime, consider playing one of the games hubby and I have created! 🙂 You’ll find all of our games on Awordy, but here’s a breakdown of what we have so far:

  • Adoptle (guess the name of an adoptable pet in six guesses)
  • Concludle (figure out the subject within six clues)
  • Mislettered (guess one letter at a time to figure out the phrase/quote)
  • Word Frenzy (find as many words from the letters available before the shark devours them)

This week's doggo photo/video...

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group!


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Seraphine Avatar

It looks like Winston had a yummy birthday!

Recent Purchases: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Mildew and Rockstar. Anastasia Loose Setting Powder in Vanilla. Hyper Skin Fade and Glow Mask (I used it once so far and it made my skin sooooo soft and smooth). 

Weekend Plans: Trying not to overeat, visiting family, and laundry…lots and lots of laundry. And now that I’m back to working in the office five days a week, I’m going to plan my outfits for the whole week so I don’t have to think about it in the morning, which will give me an extra 10 minutes in bed.

What was the last board game you played: Say Anything

Nancy T Avatar

Wow, a whole entire year went by already??? Winston grew up so very fast! Then again, perhaps it’s just that time itself has sped up like it does at a certain point.

Purchases/rediscoveries: At MAC Online, I ordered Blushbaby Sheertone Blush (FINALLY!), Story Of Home from the Black Panther collection and All That Glitters eyeshadow single (I think they’re DC’ing it). Placed an order for some of my basics with Sephora: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Creme, The Ordinary HA & Peptides Serum and the Lactic Acid solution, as I’ve seen the DE Lactic Acid serum minimize my pores, Hourglass Dim Light Ambient Light Powder and Smashbox Always On Eye Pencil in Fishnet.
Rediscovered the beauty of my PMG Labs La Vie En Rose and Dark Side palettes this week for a beautiful plummy purple eye!

Weekend plans: Wash, rinse, repeat. Zoom meeting and household stockup haul at Walmart. Yeah, fun times.

Last board game played? It’s been over a DECADE, but Scrabble with my son, Kyle. Hard to believe that he will turn 37 in mid August! Even harder to believe that we don’t talk anymore. Not since he turned QAnon. I miss him.

Genevieve Avatar

What a gorgeous, yummy looking birthday cake for Winnie! I can tell that he enjoys it as he is digging right in. How lucky the local dog rescue organisation is to have you volunteer – your love and care would be most welcome.

Recent Purchases: Just some more lip cream.
Rediscoveries: Maybelline’s Burgundy Bar – what a goodie that one is and ND’s Glam + CP’s Gallop Lipstick.

Weekend Plans: Having just had a full week of picking up the older two grandchildren from school, looking after Harry for the day and catching up with friends (yesterday), my house is in need of some TLC. We’ve had a strong,cold front come in and it’s back to winter wear for us for the next few days – and of course, lots of rain.

Last board game played – I don’t really play board games anymore, probably some Snakes and Ladders with my grandchildren.

kjh Avatar

Boston’s cold front yesterday and last night had a ‘real feel’ of -29F at my house. No joke. ‘The algorithm’ seems to be feeding me Aus stories, like cane toads and quolls, but also out-of-regular topics. It took me 4-5 before I realized that WA was Western Australia and not the NW state in the US. Duh!

Mariella Avatar

Recent purchases: I scored another bottle of REN facial oil (same at the one I’d got a week earlier) and it was marked down even FURTHER – $15, CDN, which is a total steal for a product still retailing at $94!!! And I got a bottle of VERB Reset Sealing Mist for $7!!! I’m not entirely sure about the product itself but I love how my air smells after I use it. I was hoping they made a “hair perfume” in the same scent but they don’t seem to. Rediscoveries – the TooFaced Enchanted Glamourland palette from eons ago!!! I used a few of the shadows from it and it was such a walk down Nostalgia Lane.

Weekend plans – sleeping late (I slept til 8 am this morning! BLISS) and then the gym today and tomorrow. Going out for wings tonight and we’re taking my friend with us. I also want to make rice pudding but will probably do that tomorrow.

Last board game – when my son was home at Xmas, he tried getting us to play a new board game. It’s called Carcassone and was so complicated that I didn’t enjoy it and couldn’t really get my head around it. Other than that, it was SORRY, which we always play when above mentioned friend is here. She has no children but has always delighted in playing it with my (now adult) children. We all love SORRY because it’s both simple AND challenging.

Celesta Avatar

Recent Purchases: Nothing this week, though, I am very tempted by the TerraMoon B2G1 sale. There are a couple of the OG shimmer formula shades that I’d love to get.

Rediscoveries: I used Huda Beauty Rose Quartz today and it was soft and lovely.

Weekend plans: My hubby is having some friends over to play games on Saturday, which will be nice.

What was the last board game you played? Chutes and Ladders with my son.

Rachel R. Avatar

Happy birthday, Winnie! Lots of love.

My condolences on Lorax. Sorry I’m behind and did not read about him sooner.


WEEKEND PLANS: Yesterday my son, his GF, and I watched The Cabin in the Woods (they’d never seen it) and binged Wednesday. Today we’re doing some shopping. I’m hoping to color my hair. It’s in desperate need!

Back in November, my younger son started teaching me Arkham Horror. We got derailed by him moving and then the holidays, so I think we’ll have to start over.

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