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Five on Friday


September 1, 2017

ONE. Bondi Sands Faux Glow Goodies
Aussie’s know how to do it when it comes to having that sun-kissed glow all year long… I’ve long been an advocate for the faux tan and today I am sharing some of my favorite products that help me achieve that color, courtesy of Bondi Sands.

What I love about their products is that they have SO many choices… lotions, foams, mists and oils and they look like you just left the beach, plus they smell great since coconut and aloe vera are some of the main ingredients. The Applicator Mitt is foolproof [even for newbies I promise] so you don’t get all the extra coloring on your hands! The tan starts to develop within minutes AND you can get your skin wet one hour after use = great for busy gals.

Dark Tanning Foam | Dark Self-Tanning Lotion | Self-Tanning Applicator Mitt

TWO. Texas… We Love You
It’s been a rough week for our Texas friends, and I just want my lone star state peeps out there to know we’re thinking about you and sending you guys big hugs. I can’t even imagine what so many are going through… losing everything they have and trying to cope with what’s to come. We all have ways we can help and we’ve been busy at our house, assembling goody bags to send down there to help filled with toiletries, clothing, toys and such–doing what we can to help and I’ve also been donating $$$ online to a few charities and non-profits. There are SO many organizations out there who are ready and willing to lend a hand and remember even the smallest of donations helps! Let’s all put our differences aside and come together to aid those in need who truly need it.
Looking for how you can help?? Two of my blogging gals have created posts to help you donate… check out Veronika’s post HERE and Ashley’s post HERE.

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THREE. Labor Day Sales
Did you know there are SOOOO many sales going on this weekend in celebration of the last long holiday of summer?!?! If not, no worries… I’ve got you covered and I’m sharing all the details below of some of my tried and true favorites from the best out there. Sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee, and shop til you drop.

Accessory Concierge | Save 25% Sitewide w/Code ABC123

Halycon Tassel Earrings | Candy Mountain Necklace | Dalmation Clutch | Harlow Blanket Scarf

Banana Republic | 40% Off Everything

DSW | Up to 65% Off Summer Clearance

Furbish Studio | 20% Off Sitewide with Code STAYSUMMER

JCrew Factory | 50% Off Everything

Cheetah Blouse | Plaid Gauze Button Up | Quilted Jacket | Sweater Blazer

Loft | 30% Off Online and Extra 50% Off Sale

Baublebar | Up to 80% Off Sale

FOUR. Saving Money, Shopping Smartly
Earlier this week, my girl Ashlee posted about an amazing [new to me] app/service called Paribus. For all of us online shoppers, it’s a way to save big POST sale. When a retailer drops a certain item’s price, Paribus goes to work and gets you $$$ back as a price adjustment and refund. It’s free and oh so easy to use AND you can connect your Amazon account as well! A fun find for savvy shoppers who still want to snag the best prices on everything you buy…

FIVE. Happy Labor Day AND Football
This weekend signifies the last long summer holiday… insert sad face and whiny emoji! Once school lets out, this family is headed to the lake [shocking I know] for a long weekend away filled with cookouts, friends, and floating on the water as much as possible WITH some football thrown into the mix for good measure… EEEEKKKK just so excited for fall and Tennessee touchdowns. I hope you’re celebrating the next three days and taking some time away, too!


  1. Great round up for the end of the week babe! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Kait

  2. ashely says:

    need to try that tanning lotion! always on the lookout for a new one!

  3. Liz says:

    So many great sales this weekend!


  4. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been dying to try Bondi Sands. Maybe it’ll help me bring my tan into the fall as well haha. So many great topics here! Happy weekend!

  5. Sarah K Tripp says:

    I need to try those tanning products!

  6. Loving the sale roundup! So many amazing deals. Definitely need to try Bondi Sands, too!


  7. Maggie says:

    Great picks and loving all of these sales!

  8. Stefanie says:

    one of my favorite tanning brands!!! didn’t know they made sunless tanners! def checking this out!

  9. Sandy a la Mode says:

    Those tanning products sound awesome! I have to look into that brand!

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