|photo by Alexa..I couldn't do the recipe justice with my own picture!|
Summer DrinksIt started to get really hot this week in Pittsburgh, and I've been loving sipping a summery drink on my deck after work. There are so many refreshing, fruity drinks coming out and I'm trying them all! So far, my favorites are Bud Light Watermelon-rita (don't let the Bud Light name fool you- this doesn't taste like a beer but is the perfect amount of sweet!), Trader Joe's Watermelon Cucumber Cooler (so refreshing), Peach Wine (a little fizzy and a great realistic peach taste), and any kind of summer seasonal beer!
I was lucky enough to get to try one of these sleeves, and I'm hooked! I get a lot of pain and soreness in my foot and ankle, and this provides the perfect amount of targeted compression to those areas. Sometimes I'll just have a small pain, but will have to put on my long compression socks (which is always annoying and takes a long time). These are nice and short, so they go on really easily and are comfortable. I think these would be great for people who are on their feet a lot, or for recovery from long training runs!
John Frieda 7 Day Volume- 10/10 - This is my favorite hair product! I've repurchased it so many times and I can't recommend it enough. Seriously..if you haven't tried it DO IT!
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo- 7/10 - Since I love the treatment so much I decided to give the shampoo a try. It did a fine job but I didn't notice any dramatic changes in my hair.
Laneige Multi Cleanser (sample)- 8/10 - I got a Laneige sample pack of a few different products, and loved using them for travel. This cleanser also helps remove makeup and didn't break me out. It does leave my skin feeling a bit tight, so I had to follow up with a moisturizer immediately.
Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Balm- 9/10 - This was a great lip balm, but I got tired of the scent after a while!
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness- 10/10 - This is the absolute best product that I've ever used to cover up acne or redness. It looks surprisingly natural, but covers like a boss! The only downside to this product is that it only comes in one shade, and it's a bit pricy. A little goes a long way, though, and this lasted me forever.
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow- 8/10 - To be honest, I didn't finish the product. During my move, I dropped it and it completely smashed and I got sparkly shadow everywhere! I love the shade and formula though!
Redken Pillow Proof Primer- 9/10 - This is a great product to spray in your hair before blow drying. It somehow speeds up the drying process and primes your hair to protect it from heat. I also love the scent!
Herbal Essences Dry Oil Spray- 10/10 - Dry oils are my favorite to use on dry or frizzy hair. This one has an amazing smell, and isn't too oily for my hair. I'm not sure how that's possible since it's an oil, but it's pretty great!
Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant- 7/10 - I like to use a dry deodorant occasionally, and this one works pretty well. It's not strong enough to use on days when I work out, but I like how quick and easy this is to use (plus it doesn't give my shirts white marks!)
TV ShowsThe Family : I'm really sad that this show got cancelled, because I thought it was amazing! The acting was incredible and the story line was so intriguing. Did anyone else watch this, or am I the only one?
Quantico : On the other hand, I'm thrilled that Quantico was renewed for a second season! I can't wait to see what the plot line will be, because I loved season one. I didn't see the ending coming at all, and now I'm excited to see what will happen next.
The Bachelorette : To be honest, I haven't had time to watch the premier of the Bachelorette but I'm excited for the most dramatic season yet! I'm already hearing about drama with the "winner" and some other contestants, so I'm curious to see what will happen!
Dancing With the Stars : Another season is over, and I'm a little shocked about the winner to be honest! I thought that Paige was the biggest improvement of the season, and I voted for her to win. I definitely think that Nyle deserves the win though, and he was my second pick all season long. Now that he's won two reality shows, I wonder which one he'll go on next?
The Voice : The finale of the Voice also aired, and I'm not surprised at all by the ending. I feel like from Alisan's blind audition she was a sure winner (and Adam made it known every week that he thought she would win) so I'm not at all surprised. I definitely think she deserves it and I'm hoping she'll release some music soon! I also really liked Adam throughout the season and think he'll become a star as well.
What are you doing for the holiday weekend?
What are your favorites of the week?
Any TV Show favorites? Anyone else watch The Family?
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