Friday, July 18, 2014

Five on Friday {July 18, 2014}

Happy Friday Gals!  Hope everyone had a great week and fun weekend plans ahead - here are the 5 things I've been obsessing over this week!

ONE | New Nail Polish
Image Courtesy of Vampy Varnish
During our recent post-Buble Gals day, B and I hit up some of our favorite NYC hotspots, including Beauty supply store Rickys. Naturally we headed straight to the nail polish section, and we couldn’t resist picking up some new lovelies from the sale section. One of my favorite finds was this unique polish from NCLA named Cookies and Gold. I loved the layered look of the glitter and it’s a brand new (to me) polish brand, so I can’t wait to try it out this weekend!

TWO | Baby M is walking

Baby M is officially mobile and has been keeping GG and I on our toes ever since!  He has yet to officially crawl, but apparently whoever said you need to learn to crawl before you walk hasn't met Baby M!  During 4th of July weekend he took his first steps and now we can't keep him down.  It's been a fury of getting our house baby proofed and spotting him since he's still pretty tipsy on his feet, but nothing beats getting to see those first steps - I'm so happy GG and I were able to witness them together!

THREE | Date Night!
Congrats J&J!!!
Last Friday GG and I were able to get away for the night and celebrate our friends J & J's wedding! I’m a sucker for a good wedding, and even more so now that I don’t often have the opportunity to get all dressed up and stay out for the night. And to top it off, the couple had so many great personal touches, including a fun photo booth with lots of great props, and slurpee machines in honor of their wedding date being on 7/11. It was definitely a great night and we were so excited to celebrate the happy couple!


FOUR | The return of RHoNJ
Hey Jersey Gals!
Being a Jersey Girl, I was obviously thrilled for the return of my fave Garden State Gals this past Sunday! And I was even more excited that Andy decided to shake things up and do an overhaul on the cast this season – Dina Manzo was always one of my faves, and while the jury is still out on the new Gals, this season looks more drama filled than ever and I cannot wait to see how it all unfolds! And stay tuned this week for our favorite season opener activity – breaking down all of the new tag lines!

FIVE | Frozen Hot Chocolate Hack
Ok, mine doesn't look quite this good.. but it still tastes delish!
If you’ve ever been to Serendipity 3 in NYC, you’ve likely had their amazing frozen hot chocolate, and if not, just trust, it’s amazing! Recently I “invented” a no frills, slimmed down version that satisfies my summer sweet tooth while at the office. It’s basically just a packet of sugar free hot chocolate, mixed with one half and half creamer, then I add about half a cup of cold water and fill with ice.. I wasn’t kidding when I said it was no frills! But it’s seriously delicious, not too bad for you, and definitely helps whenever a chocolate craving strikes! Feel free to skip the creamer, or add a little milk, but I find that it gives it a nice hint of creaminess. And the key is to make sure you fully mix out any lumps before adding the ice!


So excited to be linking up with AmandaJennieAmyKarli, and Lauren - thanks Gals for hosting today's link-ups!

xoxo
- M

26 comments :

  1. Happy Friday! Your nails are so good I could eat them (confetti cake right?) and yeah I tuned into RHoNJ for the first time in years....ok since Dina was on there the first time. Pretty excited to see that Jersey Drama. Have an awesome weekend!!!

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    1. OMG - the polish is totally like confetti cake, which makes me love it even more! And glad you're also a Jersey fan. It's definitely a guilty pleasure, but too good to resist! Happy weekend to you too!

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  2. What an exciting week!! Go, Baby M! :) Loving the mani, and the frozen hot chocolate looks amazing!!! Have a fabulous weekend! xo

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    1. We were so excited to be a part of his first steps that we didn't even mind being stuck indoors with a rainy 4th of July! And the frozen hot chocolate is seriously so easy to make so definitely give it a try and let me know what you think! xoxo

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  3. Frozen Hot Chocolate Hack looks A-MAZ-ING!! I love that nail varnish - what a great colour!

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    1. The hot chocolate is so delish you won't believe how easy it is to make! And glad you like the polish too - I can't wait to try it out this weekend!

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  4. Ok, how did I not already know about the wedding slurpees?! Amazing!

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    1. I can't believe I forgot to tell you about the slurpees - isn't that so fun?! Especially after adding a *little* rum to mine - the perfect icy treat after hitting up the dance floor!

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  5. Oh thanks for the skinny version of Frozen Hot Chocolate. Totally going to try it. Great nailpolish. Baby G is adorable.

    Best, Mree

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    1. So glad to share my "recipe"! Granted it doesn't look as impressive as the real deal from Serendipity, but ithe taste more than makes up for it! Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  6. Loving everything about this post, especially those first steps!! Happy weekend :)

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    1. Thanks! And we were so excited to witness and capture those first steps - definitely a priceless moment. Happy weekend to you too!

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  7. oh i like your no frills version of the frozen hot chocolate! will have to try it :)

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    1. It's seriously the only thing that gets me through my 3pm sugar craving at the office and luckily for some reason my office pantry has an endless supply of the hot chocolate packets!

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    1. Thanks! I love all of the different glitters sandwiched in the white jelly base - can't wait to try out this weekend!

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  9. Loving the new polish and that Serenditipity-esque drink looks killer! Happy weekend girls :)

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    1. Thanks! And all of this talk about it is making me want one- I may need to go mix myself up one as a lunchtime treat! Happy weekend to you too - xoxo!

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  10. I'm kind of obsessing over that polish! I was so happy for the Jersey return too :)

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    1. I think it's going to be an amazing season - can't wait to see how it shakes out! xoxo

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  11. LOVE that nail polish! SO cute!!! And a healthier version of the frozen hot chocolate?!? Yes please!! I'm definitely trying your way!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is way tastier than it should be and let's me save the calories for more important things, like my post-work glass of wine!

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  12. Love the nail polish! My son also just started walking. I'm so proud of him, but I also know I'm going to have my hands full!

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget
    www.brightonabudget.com

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    1. Aww congrats to your little walker too - though I'm sure you're back is breaking as much as mine is :)

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  13. That nail polish is amazing! I can't get enough glitter polish!

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    1. Completely agree - even when I don't use a glitter polish, I always end up adding in a glitzy accent nail!

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