5 Things Friday – My favorite beauty tip, Taylor Swift & More!

Happy Friday!

I hope you have all had a great week so far and have plans for an even better weekend! I’m looking forward to a Seahawks playoff party this Saturday with some of my favorite people. GO HAWKS! I’m trying to come up with a fun treat to make to bring along. Any ideas?!?! I’m thinking this slow cooker chipotle party mix might be a good option!

Now on to my 5 favorite things this week! Let’s get into it!

1. This quote


Seeing this quote this week could not have come at a more perfect time for me.

2. Lush Dream Steam Toner Tabs


These little tabs are AMAZING to use before a face mask! Here’s how I like to use them:

  1. I boil a small pan full of water
  2. Transfer hot water into a bowl
  3. Break toner tab in half and place in bowl
  4. Put your face over the bowl and then drape a towel over your head to help trap the steam in
  5. Let the steam open your pores for 10-15 minutes and immediately follow with the face mask of your choice!

Using a toner tab before I use a face mask makes all the difference in the world! I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t even bother using a face mask if I don’t have a toner tab to use before hand because I think I see more benefits when I combine the two!

3. Naked and Afraid


I know I’ve talked about my weird love for this show on here before but I’ve become even more obsessed with it lately! I purchased Season 3 to watch when I was stuck at home after my accident and literally binge watched 8 episodes in a row! It’s just that good!

4. Malaga Wine by OPI


This is my current favorite nail polish color! I was never a huge fan of red nail polish until the last couple of years. Another one of my favorites is Bahama Mama by Essie!

5. “Blank Space/Style” (Taylor Swift Mash-up) by Louisa Wendorff


It’s no secret that I love all things Taylor Swift, so when I came across this video, I was instantly obsessed! I am so impressed that they can manage to sing two different songs so beautifully at the same time without messing up! Now that’s talent!

Questions of the Day:

What are some things you’re loving this week?

What is your favorite nail polish color? (I’m seriously obsessed and itching to add to my collection!)

Do you have any beauty products you just can’t get enough of lately?


Linking up to Eat Pray Run DC, Mar On The Run, You Signed Up For What?, Fitting It All In, Housewife Glamour, Jill Conyers, Running 4 Cupcakes, September Farm, The New Mrs Adventures, Running with Spoons and The Good Life.



21 thoughts on “5 Things Friday – My favorite beauty tip, Taylor Swift & More!

  1. Tricia, I love Naked & Afraid, as well!! Oh, my gosh. A co-worker told me about it and then my husband and I watched “just this one” episode and were hooked; it’s so crazy, right? Um, I think Essie’s Fashion Playground is my favorite nail polish color; I wear it every race day. I also like Clinique’s Superbalm for lips right now because it’s so cold outside. Hope you have a great weekend!


  2. Love that nail color, seriously amazing. I use gel polish usually, but if they made it in a no-chip, I want to try the OPI’s Nordic Collection. Skating on Thin Ice-Land, or Viking in a Vinter Vonderland look so cute.


    • I love gel polish too but I have this weird thing with picking off nail polish so I always end up picking off the gel polish too so I don’t splurge on it too much anymore. I’ll have to check out the Nordic Collection! I haven’t seen it yet!


  3. I’m really intrigued by those toner tabs. I’ve never heard of them! I’ll have to check them out the next time I’m at Lush.

    Right now I am loving “The Bachelor” (dying to find out what the big tent controversy is all about?), my bed, my cozy pants, and my Nuun. Can you tell everything is sickness-related? 🙂


    • Yeah, they’re awesome and now that there is a Lush at the Tacoma Mall, we have easy access to them! They only have two kinds, but I like the rose ones the best. Of course they are the most expensive out of the two also!

      OMG! Me too! I scoured the internet trying to figure it out last night but couldn’t find anything! Haha! I’m so sorry you’re still feeling icky! I hope you start to feel better soon!

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  4. Haha! I’m a closet Naked and Afraid watcher too!

    I just got a set of Jamberry nail stickers that I am going to try out this weekend. They are super cute and supposedly stay on for 2 weeks. Hopefully they are not too tough to apply!


  5. I’m loving Hempz products. The lotions make my hands feel so soft. My husband and daughter watch naked and afraid. haha! There comments while watching are hilarious.

    I love black nail polish right now. Don’t judge 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend Tricia!


    • I love all the different scents Hempz has been coming out with lately! And no judgement from me on thr black nail polish! I love dark vampy colors! I haven’t been using them too much lately though because my cuticles have been so dry that the dark polish tends to stick to them and then my mani looks like a train wreck!

      I hope you have a great weekend too, Jill!


  6. I love OPI and I love that nail color. I tend to reach for red/wine colors for my toes. But right now for some reason I’m into a sparkly theme (which is so unlike me since I’m not a glitter girl) I just couldn’t get into naked and afraid, but maybe I’ll give it another try 🙂


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