Long time no blog post, right? I promise you that I am still here and the blog isn't going anywhere! After 5 years of blogging, I decided to take a much-needed break that allowed me to focus on some other things that I'll share with you soon. Also, this blog is in the middle of a re-design, but I wanted to pop in and share this post before the re-design is complete, so that you all wouldn't think that I just abandoned everything.
If I'm planning a Girls Night In, it's going to include a few essentials: my girls, some "this is probably bad for you, but tastes so good" food, and a movie and/or some music. Well, I recently thought about, what if we included a little beauty with all of that fun, so I headed to Marshalls to pick up some beauty products. First, you must know that I am not a beauty product junkie. I like to keep things pretty simple and I like to figure out what works and stick with that. As I've gotten older, however, I have become more intentional about caring for my skin. I make sure that I clean my face each evening before bed (I usually clean it as soon as I get home from work during the week before I get too tired/lazy). In addition to using face wipes to get the makeup off, I use a cleanser after that to remover any last traces of makeup and dirt that might have been left behind. During my trip to Marshalls, while looking for Girls Beauty Night In products, I found the Elizabeth Arden Hydra-Gentle Cream Cleanser for Sensitive/Dry Skin and decided to try it out. I've started using it in conjunction with the Elizabeth Arden Millenium Night Renewal Cream and I really feel like I can tell a difference in the way it feels and looks. After I put the Night Renewal Cream on I feel like my face is truly moisturized and I also think my face has fewer blemishes. Something else that I found at Marshalls that I've been wanting to try is a face cleansing brush and I found one at Marshalls! Now, back to planning my Girls Beauty Night In…
So, being that I'm not a beauty product junkie, the one thing that I really had on my list to buy was nail polishes. I am the absolute worst about taking nail polish off once it starts chipping, but I do love to paint my nails (I'm also a little impatient when it comes to letting them dry, but I'm getting better about it). I always get my polishes at Marshalls, because they have the polishes that I love, Essie and OPI, for $3.99. Yes. You read that right. I'm used to them having a few colors, but this trip, Marshalls had SO many different colors in both brands. I have never in my life bought 6 polishes at one time, but it was so hard to choose just a couple, and honestly, at first I had 8 polishes in my basket (6 is one thing, but at 8 I felt like a hoarder, so I made myself put 2 colors back). Here's a little Marshalls frequent shopper tip – most the nail polishes are usually in the checkout aisle. I also happened to find these super convenient nail polish remover wipes. Let me tell you that they work great! When I use a cotton ball and nail polish remover, I always feel like I have polish left in the cracks and crevices. With these wipes, I think that I get every bit of polish off. And they come in different scents. If you see these during your next trip, you have to get some.
Something extra that I picked up that I know my friends will like just as much as I do, is this Kate Spade Things We Love book. I could not believe it when I saw it at Marshalls and for $15 less than the retail price. I love beautiful images and just as the brand never disappoints, neither does this book. This will make a great Christmas gift for someone on your list, so keep an eye out for it at your Marshalls!
What do you like to do during your Girls Night In?
*This post is sponsored by Marshalls, but as always, the opinions are my own.