Loving Lately: Friday Favorites

Amazing beauty Products that Knock My Socks Off

For a long time I’ve been meaning to revive a series I started when the blog was very young – a roundup of products I’m loving lately. Today, I’m bringing it back by sharing some amazing beauty products that knock my socks off.

Even better, most of these products can be purchased on Amazon and on your doorstep in two days!

Foot Peel Mask 

I’ve posted about my love for this product on Instagram before, but it’s worth mentioning again. This foot mask is ah-mazing! Just wear the booties for an hour, and over the next two weeks you’ll experience a true metamorphosis – bringing your feet to the kind of softness you haven’t had since you were a kid.

Now, I’m not a beauty blogger, so I’m not one to tout every little product that comes around. But I’m not exaggerating to say this product is far better than any pedicure I’ve ever had – at a fraction of the price! Just $10 for one treatment.

A little disclaimer: this product WILL make you shed the tough, calloused skin on your feet, so you’ll want to use this two weeks before any special events where you want to show off your feet.

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Halloween Emoji Nail Art

Nailed It! Free printable nail art

I’m back with a new Halloween-themed tutorial combining two things I’ve been a little obsessed with lately: emojis + nail decals. Really, who doesn’t love emojis? They’re cute AND a stand-alone language. Keep reading to download your own free emoji nail art printable and learn just how easy this is!What a neat idea! Use tattoo paper to make nail art. Halloween Emoji nails.

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My Gym Essentials

Lately I’ve been trying to make an effort to be more physically active as a family. After all, the family that plays together stays together. Also, losing weight after three babies is no joke.  I try to keep a bag packed at all time to grab those quick opportunities to get some gym time. In addition to packing a super simple diaper bag to drop off with the kids at the gym child care center, here are the must-haves I keep in my gym bag (clockwise, from top):

  1. Beats by Dre and my iPhone with Kate Spade case: For listening to my favorite tunes – I love Pandora’s Hip Hop BBQ!
  2. Baggu Classic Tote Bag in bright pink: It’s not your average gym bag, but I love the way this lightweight tote carries a ton, takes up very little space in those tiny gym lockers, and is easy to throw in the wash.
  3. Contigo Autoseal Water Bottle – My absolute favorite water bottle! I have two, and am think about getting another since these are always in use. I love the way this bottle opens only at the touch of a button and seals when the button is released.
  4. Under Armour Braided Headband – Since I usually go to a gym in the morning with unruly beadhead, I count on this headband for keeping me somewhat presentable (I use presentable very loosely).
  5. Gym Shoes – These Nike tennis shoes are oldies but goodies. However, lately I’ve been restraining myself now from adding another pair of gym shoes to my collection.
  6. Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor – I’ve had great luck with this monitor and like being able to monitor my heart rate for high intensity interval training.

That’s my gym bag in a nutshell.  What do you carry in your gym bag?

What's in my Gym Bag | Five Marigolds

What’s in my Gym Bag | Five Marigolds