Top Five Friday #69

Hey guys!  Is it really Friday already?  And the last day of the month?  I swear, it feels like September didn't even happen.  This month just flew by and was really busy!  I'll be sure to update you more next Thursday in the "What's New With You" linkup- make sure you join Kristen and me!

For now, I have a bunch of favorites to share with you today.  Let's get to it!


Caress Adore Forever - 9/10 - I love this line of body washes.  The scent actually stays on you all day, and I always feel really clean after using it!
Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo - 8/10 - I use this shampoo about once a week to get rid of any build up from dry shampoo or other hair products.  This one is cheap and does the trick.
Ban Refresh Cloths - 10/10 - These are so great to have in a gym bag or in the car to make yourself feel refreshed and a bit more clean when you have to rush after a workout!
elf Lip Exfoliator - 7/10 - This is a great and cheap exfoliator in a convenient stick form, but it dried out pretty quickly.
Kate Somerville Daily Deflector - 10/10 - I got this sample in the Sephora Sun Safety Kit, and it's definitely my favorite.  I wish it wasn't so expensive because I want it in the full size!
Almay Get Up and Grow - 10/10 - One of my favorite mascaras. Gives great length and volume with a nourishing formula.
Tarte Lights Camera Flashes - 9/10 - Such an amazing formula and brush, but I don't like buying more expensive mascaras!
OGX Conditioner - 7/10 - Basic conditioner that didn't blow me away.  I liked using the travel size during trips and at the gym.
Urban Decay All Nighter - 7/10 - This has a great spray that evenly disperses the product all over, but since I don't wear any kind of face makeup anymore I don't really have a use for it!
Hask Monoi Oil - 10/10 - By far my favorite oil.  It smells amazing, makes my hair look silky but not greasy, and is SUPER cheap.  Seriously- buy this now!

RADical Days

In Pittsburgh, there's an annual event where local businesses hold free events all over the city.  There are so many different options, from a free day at the zoo to tours of PNC Park (check out all the upcoming events here!).  I was most excited to see a free concert at Heinz Hall by the incredible Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  The show was fantastic and it was such a fun night out (especially since it was free!).  Here are the songs that the orchestra played:

Copland - Hoe Down
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
Ravel - Beauty and the Beast
Brahms - Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Williams - Harry Potter Theme

Will and Grace

This week it was announced/leaked that Will and Grace is coming back!  A short "episode" was released earlier this week centered on the upcoming election, and it's unclear if there's going to be a special or complete show reboot (or- this little clip might be all we get).  I grew up watching Will and Grace with my mom, so I'm super excited to see it coming back no matter what form it takes!

How To Get Away With Murder

Fall TV is back, and all of the premiers and pilots have been great so far.  I have to give the "most suspenseful" award to HTGAWM, whose first episode gave me so many goosebumps at the end!  Usually the viewers know who is dead/dying/hurt from the beginning, but this time they're keeping it a secret.  I'm guessing that the presumably dead person is either Wes or Bonny, but it could really be anyone.  And how did the house catch on fire!?

Weekly Smile

In my Top Five Friday posts, I want to start ending with a Weekly Smile- just a little something to make you happy before you leave!  Today my smile is courtesy of Selma, who was really confused by Dan being in the hammock:

I hope that made you smile!  Have a great weekend!


  1. I've been watching my "Gritty British Dramas" on Netflix, and am now watching some documentaries--Netflix just added a bunch of great ones! Watched the on on Misty Copeland last night.

  2. Will the Will and Grace thing be a Netflix series or is this on actual TV? Exciting! I used to watch that show a lot!

  3. Using a clarifying shampoo is a great idea since I use a ton of dry shampoo throughout the week. I am so behind on all the TV trends, mostly because I got sucked into all kinds of reality TV years ago, lol. I heard how to get away with murder was awesome though!

  4. I should really use a clarifying shampoo more since I use dry shampoo alllll the time. Is there a subscription service you use for some of the samples? Let me know if you have any recs!

  5. Selma was HILARIOUS with Dan in the hammock! Totally cracked me up. I'm curious to try that oil hair stuff. And you've mentioned the Caress body wash before but we don't have it in Canada. :( I'm going to have to remember to check the States when we're down there next. I love good smells!

  6. Will & Grace is coming back?? Wow, they are bringing back a lot of shows! I did love it while it was on. Free events are awesome! I would love if our city did something like that.

  7. I had no idea about the RAD-ical days. So glad you linked that! Sounds like some of the best are still to come. I LOVE the Andy Warhol museum, and have some others I've never been to here in Pittsburgh!

  8. Radical Days sound so cool- I love when cities offer free events of festivals. The hask hair oil sounds really nice- I just tossed an argan oil I had because I was pretty sure it was WAY too old.

  9. That's so cool that Pittsburgh has an event like that! In Philadephia there's a few weekends a year when all the museums are free, and it's always so fun to go explore!

  10. I used to love Will and Grace too! I wonder if I can convince Jesse to watch it from the beginning with me!

  11. oh i will have to check out the almay mascara - i love my better than sex mascara, but i don't like trying new expensive ones in case i love them haha. i'd much rather buy cheap drugstore ones! how cool is the will & grace thing! it's been a long time since i've seen that show, but it always made me laugh.


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