Favorite 5 on Friday *Sunday edition*

2018 has been [c r a z y] lately. My daddy passed away suddenly January 5th in a freak accident so although January seemed like it was 100 days long, February has flown by in a blink of an eye. I cant say I’m not sad the month is almost over though because I’m SO ready for spring, warm weather, sandals and GREEN grass! (<~ its the little things folks!) I’ve been traveling most weekends + working long days + exercising a ton and just trying to handle my grief the best way i know how. (another reason why i wanted to start blogging again)

Since the weather has been crappy, I’ve been taking Amtrak to and from Chicago which can be nice and relaxing at times but with all the weather, the delays have been ridiculous. Completely out of my control but still an annoyance. Oh well.

On to my Favorite 5 on Friday errr Sunday!

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Tarte Shape Tape

Especially with everything going in my life personally and at work, this stuff works WONDERS at concealing my dark circles and evening out my skin tone. Definitely something i will be re-buying once i run out.

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Wet Brush

This hair brush is a game changer. My hair has gotten quite long lately and it takes forever to dry. This brush helps with detangling knots and speeding up the drying process. I highly recommend this!


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Knomo London Backpack

Taking the train and walking all over the city everyday means needing more than just a purse full of necessities. You just never know what type of shenanigans you might get into. I was on the market for a new backpack and this got great reviews. Probably a little pricey for some but I’m very happy with it. It has a laptop sleeve and tons of pocket space + i feel like its slim and i love the gold detailing. I definitely recommend this backpack!


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Tory Burch Miller Flip-Flop

This is by far my favorite sandal/flip flop. Ive had this pair for two summers going on 3 and they still look brand new. They’re SUPER comfortable and very trendy. I really want the black pair and will probably start saving up for them soon. They’re expensive but they’re the perfect edition to your summer wardrobe. Definitely worth the price if you ask me.

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 8.1 oz

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

A coworker told me about this AMAZING lotion. It smells like vacation and every time i put it on, people ask me what perfume I’m wearing. I’m really picky about lotions because i don’t like feeling greasy after i apply. This stuff is my absolute favorite. Its rare i use up lotion but I’ve went through two of the smaller sizes in the last couple months. The smell lasts so long that i can even smell it on myself when I’m at the gym after work. Definitely something else i highly recommend.

My family and i are headed to sunny Florida for a week March 8th and i cannot wait. We’re renting an 8 bedroom house that has awesome amenities and access to lots of fun activities in the area.

I [C A N N O T] wait. Its a necessary vacation for my family and i to spend some quality time together + It will be wonderful to get away and enjoy some nice weather. Back to the windy city I go! Happy Sunday!

C’est la douce vie de niki!

Au Revoir

Author: Nicole

Benvenuto al mio dolce vita! My name is Nicole! I'm originally from small town America in southwest Michigan but now i'm a windy city transplant exploring the big ole city of Chicago! I'm a fitness junkie, crossfit lover, marathoner always searching for my next finish line. I love spending time with friends, family, traveling and spending time on the lake.

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