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I’m linking up with Friday Fave Five with Jennifer at Mom’s Got Mail!

Least favorite thing – Birchbox is having a terrible issue getting boxes out this month. BOO!

1. Fave Review – Obviously!!! Diana’s Fabletics guest review!image_6

2. Fave thing to eat – Elevation Burger!  Pretty please vote for me in the Elevation Burger Cup Wars contest.

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I told you I would ask. Every. Single. Day. And I meant it. Please vote for me! Because I could so eat that ORGANIC DELICIOUS BURGER every day. Ummm my baby loves it too, it’s not just me?!?!!

3.  Fave Beauty Product of the Week – TokyoMilk Dark Salted Caramel Lip Elixir! And look at that tiny paw trying to get into it! Love that too!IMG_4377

4. Favorite Deal? Ebates 15% cash back – hands down! I did 4 Sephora orders this week. Nope, not kidding 🙂 FOUR. I may do another one today!

5. Favorite Time Killer – Organizing my makeup! I haven’t set up my second desk yet. The whole configuration is a work in progress and I may actually wait until we move (which is probably happening sooner than later) to actually do it. And yes, those are Hunch Punch cups on top. Shhhhhh. My makeup hasn’t actually been organized in years, and several of the drawers are empty (one now holds items I have pulled from my incoming loot for giveaways!).  My takeaway – I must do a full face of makeup approximately three times per day for the next 7 years.

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Have a fab Friday! What were your favorite things this week? Don’t forget to enter my awesome giveaways!

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  • Diana Garza
    05.19.14

    LOVE your makeup drawers!!! Oh, and I voted for you – I hope you win!!

  • Boombutt
    05.17.14

    I love your makeup drawers. I have been trying to organize my makeup area for two years now. I think a set of drawers like yours would help speed the process. 😉

    • Brandy
      05.17.14

      i think so!!! i am going to have to do a video or something of what i’ve put inside them. it’s stuff like 99c flatware organizers, glossybox lids/bottoms, that sort of thing! i have seen lots of people with those nice clear plastic organizers in there and i just used what i had. i think i have pretty much set it up like i want it, but i still have a pile of stuff in the other room to put away. it’s so nice to open the day moisturizer drawer and pick one, then pick all the other things, etc. what i have been doing, and this has been *so* helpful going through my stash, is selecting an item to use up (like a night cream) and placing it on the acrylic tray on top. then i can just pick things off that and use them.

  • Teena
    05.17.14

    Love the post and have a great weekend.

  • Jenny
    05.16.14

    I love your shelves. I just wish I had a place for something like that here. I like to do my makeup in the bathroom and there is no room or shelves. I have to make due with what is under my cabinet and baskets but its just not working for me. 🙁

    • Brandy
      05.16.14

      oh i hate doing my makeup in the bathroom, can’t stand it, i also can’t see to do it in the mirror, and we have like a 2 inch margin around the sink, there’s no place to store it. baskets basically don’t work unless they are super organized and you reallyhave like 1-2 of each thing (1-2 eyeliners, 1-2 eyeshadow compacts etc). In my experience anyways. I know this because I just spent an hour yesterday sorting out and storing all the makeup i’d thrown in a basket. I did pull out sealed items that won’t get used and toss some really old stuff, but I haven’t been wearing my makeup as frquently because 1) lack of organization and 2) my desk issue. right now i have no makeup on my desk, which is great, but i still don’t have a dedicated application spot. you can tell i’m like really anal retentive about all this. and it’s because i am a laaaaazy mofo. like if i have to close my laptop and pput my mirror on top of it and move all my makeup & brushes to my desk, makeup is not going to happen. i’m still there so i’m a little frustrated. going to have to suck it up!

  • Angie Nelson
    05.16.14

    lol That is a ridiculous amount of makeup, Brandy. Hazards of the job, I suppose. And you can’t really do much with it after you try it, so in the drawer it goes.

    I’ve been trying to get better about not opening what I know I won’t use, but it is harder than it looks. There’s always that chance it will look better on than it does in the package!

    • Brandy
      05.16.14

      i hesitate to admit… that most of my makeup actually doesn’t come from boxes!!!!! the drawers are not packed full or anything, where possible i lay everything out. i have also gotten better about not swatching it if i don’t think i will use it. it’s not like i’m a beauty blogger receiving complete sets of every new collection from every major line.

  • Michelle L @ Eat and Sip in the City
    05.16.14

    Voted ! Good luck !

    • Brandy
      05.16.14

      ty!!!! pregnant mom + juicy burgers = SUPER MOTIVATED

  • Jennifer at Momsgotmail
    05.16.14

    My takeaway from this post is that I too need a body-double! 🙂 My birchbox has shipped but not arrived. They gave me extra points, so I am ok with it. I can’t believe I was so excited to get my sun safety kits ordered that I didn’t get 15% cash back at Sephora! The Sephora deal is awesome, but I would be lying if I said 15% cash back at Macy’s, JcPenney and Tom’s weren’t all calling my name. LOUDLY. Have a great weekend!

    • Brandy
      05.16.14

      I still need to finish shopping for a deal at Macy’s (Lancome GWP for a concealer that was recommended). Bloomingdales is on today (was it there before??) and JCP is a fantastic idea!!! I have some home shopping to do.

    • Brandy
      05.16.14

      i am soooo glad you mentioned JCP! I need bathroom accessories!