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Happy Friday friends!! My best friend Rachel and her husband are coming to town for a visit, so there will be lots of walking and eating! I feel like I'm a pretty good tour guide at this point and it always get's me super excited to try out some new restaurants! Linking up with Amanda to share some of my favorites from this week. 
Snapped this picture during a midday walk - it was hotter than I could have imagined, but still gorgeous! 



Favorite Mask

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I tried the 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask from First Aid Beauty and just like all of their other products that I've already raved about - this is another great one. Most masks feel drying, which don't get me wrong I love the feeling you get when you feel your skin tightening, to me it feels like it's working. This mask is a bit different - there isn't any drying, you keep it on for 10 minutes and it washes off exactly like you put it on - clear! It felt a bit tingly, but nothing that would be a cause for concern & I loved that. 

Favorite Show


I've become somewhat obsessed with the show Baby Daddy. I'd watched a few episodes here and there on ABC Family (I refuse to call it Freeform), but sort of forgot about it, until last Friday when Gary was out of town and I was looking for something to watch! You guys, I watched 2 seasons in one weekend...I mean with episodes that only last 21 minutes, it's hard not to fly through them while you're doing things around the house, but the show itself is so witty and light, you can't help but want to watch! Best thing, the current season is on Wednesday nights at 8:30. 

Favorite Restaurant


Last Saturday, my friend Heather and I had a great dinner out at Barcelona Wine Bar- it's a tapas restaurant and the food is melt in your mouth good! We got a few tried and true favorites, but also splurged on a couple of new items - the clear winner of the night was the fried squash and chorizo. We also got a pitcher of the sangria - note to self, two people one pitcher takes a while to finish even though we weren't complaining! P.S. it was so incredibly dark in that restaurant and I used Pic.Tap.Go to edit the photos and looks like the lights were completely on!! 


Favorite Purchase 


I need a new makeup palette like I need a root canal, but I saw the colors in the Sephora Filter Palette in "Vintage" and couldn't pass it up. The colors I've been using most often this week are Cashmere Coat, Memory Lane & Secret Boudoir as the base shade. Some reviews claim that the shadows aren't very pigmented, I actually disagree with this and think if you start with an eye shadow primer you get great color. It's a great price point and it's thin and small compared to other palettes. 

Favorite Links 


|| Have you heard of frosé? Well this post will make you want to drink it all weekend long! 
|| ICYMI: I shared some of my favorite summer accessories . Just got these pretties for under $13! 
|| Looking for an incredible European vacation with your sweets? Check out these 10 places to stay - warning: wanderlust ahead! 


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!! See you back here Monday for weekending! 

55 comments

  1. oh i don't want to click on that europe link haha it will make my wanderlust even worse ;) i will have to check out that mask, i like the tightening feeling as well but i'm not a huge fan of the over tightening/drying feeling most masks leave. have a good weekend B!

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  2. So awesome that Rachel is coming to visit! Have the best weekend!

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  3. That face mask looks awesome! I have super dry skin and have the hardest time finding good stuff that helps! Happy Friday girl, have a great weekend!

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  4. We've had quite the hot days lately! :) I've never seen that show! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to take a look! Happy Friday Biana! Xo

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  5. MUST.Have.A.Frose!!! Oh yum!! The colors in your new palette are right up my alley..yes you had to have it!! Have a ball with your bestie, hope it's a beautiful weekend!!

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  6. I saw commercials for Baby Daddy before it even aired and thought it looked cute but totally forgot about it! I will have to try to catch up this weekend! And yes to the frose! How refreshing in this hot weather! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  7. Always on the hunt for a new yummy summer drink! Will be checking those out for sure! Hope you guys have a great weekend… I am still dying to convince hubs to take me to Boston so you can be our tour guide ;)

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  8. All of those frose drinks look so good! I love First Aid Beauty products and need to check out that mask as well as that pretty palette! Enjoy your weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  9. I’m with you, it’ll remain ABC Family in my mind. Adding that show to my list to checkout when Brian travels next!

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  10. That palette! Yep - I wouldnt pass that up either - those colors are perfect.
    I'm with you girl - ABC Family FOREVER!!!!!
    Have a great time with your friends. You'll need to get a Tour Guide cap so you can wear. (That really would be cute if you found a cute monogrammed one) ;)

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  11. I am definitely going to have to try that mask! I love the First Aid Beauty products! And that palette is so gorgeous! You can never have too many neutral colors! Happy Friday friend, enjoy your weekend with your bestie! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. We LOVE Baby Daddy! It's freaking hilarious!

    And those colors in the palette, sooo pretty!

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. The palette looks so lovely! Have a lovely weekend! Xx


    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  14. Your faves are adorable!! I've never seen Baby Daddy, but I'm always looking for something to put on while I fold laundry! Loving the colors in your eyeshadow palette - I've seen the reviews that Sephora brand isn't very pigmented, but I will take your word over theirs :)

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  15. um does that mean frozen rose? yep sign me up :) that mask and eye shadow palette look awesome! although i'm like you and def do not need more shadow. ha seeing as i don't wear eye shadow daily would probably mean i should stay away ;) but pretty colors for sure! happy friday friend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  16. The first season of Baby Daddy I was totally into it then honestly just forgot that it was still on! Everyone has been raving about it lately so I need to check it out again! Have such a fun weekend with your bestie!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  17. Oooh, have a fun weekend with your friend! That palette is so pretty, and I haven't heard of that face mask, but it sounds great!

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  18. So much goodness in this post! We have a Barcelona (or three now, I think!) here and have only been once but it was sooo good. Is that a soft shell crab?? I love the sound of the bouncy mask- sometimes I don't like when masks make your skin feel like it's getting tooo dry, so I'm going to look into that one. That palette looks so pretty and I love that it's themed after a filter- so appropriate, haha.

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  19. Oh my goodness that frose drink looks so delicious! Perfectly refreshing for summer! xx

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  20. Happy Friday! Have a great weekend with your friend. Baby Daddy looks funny, I will have to try and check it out. And you can never have too many palettes :) Beautifully Candid

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  21. Frosé? Um, sign me up! That sounds awesome. Happy Friday!

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  22. ABC Fam really does have some of the best shows! I'm still obsessed with PLL and probably will still continue to watch it. I hope that you have the best time with your friend while she's in town and get to try out lots of fun new restaurants!

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  23. I already want to drink all weekend long - maybe I shouldn't read that article. That dinner looks so yum! And that mask sounds amazing.

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  24. Pic Tap Go really is the best app! Have fun this weekend- I need to visit Boston again sometime soon :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  25. Pic Tap Go is the best and how good does that crab look? Hope you have so much fun this weekend!! XO

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  26. I love that palette and I LOVE tapas!

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  27. I cant stand that they named it Freeform either!! Baby Daddy looks hilarious- I need to watch it! Have a great weekend pretty girl!

    xox
    Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  28. Have a great time with your friends!!

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  29. Hope you have a great weekend with your friend! I've heard Baby Daddy is super funny!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  30. That palette is gorgeous! Have an amazing weekend with your bestie, Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  31. you always have the best choices! Have a great weekend with your friend! Can't wait to see what you were up to on Monday! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  32. That Spanish restaurant sounds amazing, your food looks SO delish! I've never heard of Frosé, but I just checked out the post and it looks and sounds SO good! I, honestly, think you're the best tour guide, based off of your posts. You really seem to know the best spots in town, I'd defiantly look to you whenever visiting! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you enjoy the time spent with your friends, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  33. You just made me lol! I also refuse to call it Freeform. When it first changed I was like nope. I have to check that show out. Have so much fun with your friend in town! I wish you many glasses of champs! xo

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  34. I'm trying to get mroe into doing facemasks now! I just purchased a new one but will have to look for that one when this gets used up.
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  35. I need to watch Baby Daddy. Looks light-hearted and funny!

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  36. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!
    The eyeshadow palette is so pretty, love the colors!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  37. Oh have fun this weekend! It's so fun showing friends around town!! :) that drink looks amazing!

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  38. I'll have to check out Baby Daddy! Hubs and I are on the hunt for something to watch because we're in a serious TV slump. Have a great weekend, Biana!

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  39. I hope you have a blast with your friends this weekend! And I need to check out that show. Happy Friday!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  40. I randomly stumbled upon Baby Daddy during the first couple weeks of maternity leave and watched a whole season in like 2 days haha! I haven't picked it back up, but will eventually. It really is such a funny, light show to watch :) Enjoy your weekend with friends!

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  41. I'm always looking for great new shows... I will have to check out Baby Daddy!! And how amazing is the editing in Pic Tap Go- another must check out on my to do list ;)

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  42. Tapas and sangria sound amazing, one of my favorite meals by far! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends!

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  43. I want to go to Europe so I am clicking on that link! Have fun with your visitors!

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  44. I love the idea of that mask. First Aid Beauty has amazing products.

    http://ashortblonde.com

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  45. I can't belive we're already through half of July... Great post!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveOfMode.com

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  46. Baby Daddy is soooo funny! I have been on the hunt for a new mask. Thanks for the suggestion! (:

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  47. YAY for friends coming in town!! So fun! Enjoy it! That tapas place sounds wonderful too. We only have one here in Manhattan (Kansas... haha), but I've been to a few others while vacationing and just love them!

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  48. Pretty sure Carson and I will be starting Baby Daddy soon - we've heard so many good things about it and are always looking for lighthearted shows!! And I probably shouldn't read your posts when I'm hungry because now I feel like i have to drive to Boston ASAP!! - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

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  49. I'm over here dying about your root canal comment - lol! That palette is so pretty, though - I can see why you couldn't turn it down. Have a wonderful weekend with your friend in town!

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  50. I just st can't believe how fast the summer is flying by! Doing lots of clicking this week Biana! Hope you have a great weakened girl!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  51. Thanks for the reminder we are halfway through July!!! I realized last week my kids are actually involved in something every week until school starts! So much for taking some time to go do something fun.....hoping for a couple of laid back weekends. Hope you and your bestie had a blast!

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  52. Omggggg that crab dish looks amazing! I have been wanting to watch baby daddy! It looks hilarious! I hope you had a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  53. That mask sounds great and that palette is gorgeous!!!! I already know you had a blast with your bestie this weekend :) Clearly I am behind on my readings.

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  54. love that mask too! I need to check out that show! It sounds like a good one.

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  55. Hope you enjoyed the time spent with your friend Rachel. The food at that tapas restaurant looks soooo good. I bet it was. I also need to watch the show you suggested and I too refuse to call it Freeform. LOL

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