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I have to say - I could get behind a 4 day work week because it absolutely flew by and I'm not minding one bit that we are ready for another weekend! After the last few days, I'm pretty excited that not much is on the agenda! Linking up with Amanda to share some favorites from the week!  


Favorite Product // 


I spotted the Estee Lauder "Double Wear" Cushion stick foundation in a magazine a few weeks ago and I've been desperately trying to finish my current foundation so I can try this out. I love that the sponge is already on there so that's one less product you need and that you can build the coverage with it, but it's a bit pricey. Has anyone tried this yet?

Favorite Contributor Post //

I've contributed to a few blogs in the past - from the Wedding Blog for over a year (they sadly went out of business) to blogging consistently for a stylist here in Boston for the last year, to now having my first post on Ramona Singer's blog. This will probably be just a one time thing, but I'm still really excited to share my first post with you all. 

Favorite Song //

Leave it to Ariana Grande to come out with another song that I can't get out of my head. I think the chorus is catchier than the rest of the song - isn't that how it always goes?!

Favorite Scent //

The folks from Antica Farmacista sent me a few samples of their oil diffusers and soaps and can I just tell you how amazing my apartment is smelling! I put the orange blossom, Lilac & Jasmine scent out right after cooking dinner and it made the scent of dinner go away! I've had one other diffuser before and what I really like about them is that it gives you the nice scent you can get with candles without the threat of forgetting to blow them out - yep this has happened to us twice before! They have a wide array of fragrances and the packaging is really nice for a hostess, birthday or even Christmas gift...gotta start thinking about those presents early! 

Favorite Book//

The Status Of All Things has been on a my reading list for a few months and I was finally able to find the time to read it and quickly at that!! It was a really light and fun read - perfect for summer. In a nutshell, if you could change the outcome of things by updating your status on Facebook or Twitter, would you? Better yet, should you!? Was the book predictable - sure, but it doesn't make it any less of a fun read! What are you reading right now?

Hope you have an amazing weekend! See you back here Monday! 

66 comments

  1. Sounds like a good read, love when they are light! When I was younger I sped through so many books it was crazy. As an adult I haven't read many books. Hoping to change that this year! Great collaboration post! Need to exfoliate more often! Happy Friday!!

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  2. That book looks like fun! This week really did fly by so fast! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BARE SHOULDERS MAXI DRESS

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  4. Congrats on your collaboration post! That's so awesome!! I need to start using diffusers more...you aren't the only one that sometimes forgets to blow out candles!

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  5. So awesome about your contribution, I will head over to check it out! Also need to check out this book -- I'm having a hard time getting through some of the books I started when we were on vacation, so I'm looking for a quick read to get me back in the swing of things! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  6. Just read your contribution post, that is so awesome!
    I haven't tried that foundation yet, but I do love their Double Wear line! This sounds like such a nifty product too!
    Hope you have a relaxing weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  7. Go girl!! Your guest post sounds awesome. Can’t wait to follow along! :)

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  8. Congrats on your new contribution post! I'll head over and check it out! That book looks like a great read and that diffuser sounds amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  9. How stinkin' neat that you got to contribute to Ramona Singer's blog! Your post was awesome!! I need a super easy/fun read right now so I'll definitely check that one out! Happy Friday girl!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  10. Congrats on your post!!! I haven't tried that stick foundation but I have use and loved their double wear and it is one of my top favorite foundations so it has to be decent! I just got a bunch of stuff from Estee in a voxbox this week and I am so excited!

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  11. YES, you did good girl, great guest post!! I wear EL double wear foundation but have never seen the stick. I'll have to try. Have a fabulous weekend!!

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  12. Girl, you know I love a good book recommendation, and I absolutely love finding new candle and oi brands. I can't wait to check out that brand! I am always looking for a great scent to take away the dog smell. Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. congrats on being on ramona's blog! that's super cool girly! and i love that ariana song. i mean that girl has some talent! happy friday!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  14. That Antica Farmacista scent sounds heavenly. I may have to look them up.

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  15. I may have to investigate this foundation - sounds like a winner to me!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  16. I am loving this 4 day work week too. OMG, congratulations on your collaboration post with Ramona! That's so awesome! Let us know the next time you post. Have a great weekend xo Beautifully Candid

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  17. Whoever becomes President should make 4 day work weeks a thing ;) Congratulations on being on Ramona's blog...that's so cool!

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  18. That orange blossom, lilac and jasmine oil sounds amazing! Three of my all time favorite scents! And definitely going to have to check out that book, thanks for the recommendation! Happy Friday love!

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  19. I definitely wouldn't mind having a 4 day week be the norm from now on either! And I'm excited to read what you've written on skincare! I always love getting to snoop on what products other people use!

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  20. soooo cool! She is one of my favorites for all the antics none the less, have a great weekend!

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  21. I really want to read the Status of All Things, glad you enjoyed it!

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  22. That is awesome that collaborated with Ramona on her blog! #famous That diffuser sounds divine! I love anything with an orange scent! Have a great weekend, B!

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  23. Congratulations on your post with Ramona!! that's awesome!! :) And you always have the best book recommendations so I can't wait to order this one :) Have a great & relaxing weekend!

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  24. Have to read you guest post, congratulations love! Have a lovely weekend! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  25. Ohhh! I'm adding that book to my list!

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  26. That foundation stick seems great and so convenient with the cushion, I'm guessing that's why it's pricier. I just read your article on Ramona Singer's blog and it was such a great read, I shared my favorite tip you mentioned over there :) I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead, girlie, and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  27. Oooh that stick foundation looks interesting!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  28. Oh my gosh - that is the coolest! How did you get connected with Ramona's blog? I didnt even know she had one - that's a fun discovery today.
    So when are you going to get on the Real Housewives now ;)

    I'm so with you - I just said this morning I want 4 day work weeks EVERY week!

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  29. Oh my gosh how cool is that!! Real Housewives is my go to and Ramona is one of my favorites! I cannot wait to read the post you write up for her blog!! SO exciting!

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  30. OO I'm adding that book to my list! I need to finish the current book I'm reading though. I read 2 books the first week I was home & now I've been stuck on book 3 for a month now.

    A lilac & jasmine scent sounds awesome.

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  31. That book sounds interesting! I've read a few really good books lately... I need to do a post about them. I'm always looking for an easy summer read! Happy Friday friend!

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  32. that ariana grande song gets me moving every time!

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  33. That is so exciting that you are writing for Ramona's blog, congratulations!!!!!

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  34. Congrats on the blog contribution! Also, I need to add that book to my ever growing to-read list! Jess at Just Jess

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  35. Love that you were on Ramona's blog - so cool! Happy weekend!

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  36. Congrats on being a contributor to Ramona's blog! Even though she's totally crazy on RHONY, I still love her and that's such a great accomplishment for you. The Status Of All Things sounds like a really interesting book! I'm always up for a good light read, so I'll have to check this one out!

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  37. I love oil diffusers they just seem so much healthier than those wall plugins! Great guest post, really good tips in there. Hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

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  38. Congrats! I love that song. She is so talented!! I am always on the hunt for a new scent, so I need to check that one out. Have a great weekend!

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  39. Yea yea yea! Congrats on the contribution on Ramona's blog... next thing you know, you'll be auditioning for RHoBoston! ;) XOXO, R

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  40. hmmm that book sounds super interesting. congrats on your post, that's awesome! i haven't heard that song yet but i haven't ever heard a song by her that i didn't love haha so i'm sure i will like it. have a good weekend!

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  41. I've heard of that foundation before and it looks awesome! Can't believe you are on Ramona Singers' blog! Love RHONYC. Can't wait to check it out.

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  42. Summer is the perfect time for me to look for reads that are easy even if predictable! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Congrats on the contributing blog post, I'm gonna head over right after this comment and read it! I have a relaxing vacation coming up soon and I'm definitely getting The Status of All Things for it, it sounds perfect for summer reading! Have a happy weekend! XO -Kim

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  44. Congratulations on the contributing post! I will have to check that book out. I am currently reading Sweetbitter and I am trying to like it.

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  45. Congratulations on the collaboration!! Sounds amazing I'll have to check out that post next.

    Choruses are always the best part of the song!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  46. Great round up Biana! I really wanna try that Estee lauder foundation. Have a great weekend!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  47. Hooray for becoming a contributor to another blog!! You're a fab writer and creator in general, so I'm not surprised that people want to sign you on board! Have a fun weekend!

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  48. Woo hoo! Congratulations on your new gig! Love that fragrance company, too! Have a fun weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  49. Congrats on becoming a contributor to another blog. So amazing. I love reading your blog and think you will do great there. I love the scents from that company, but I haven't checked that one out. Have a great weekend!

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  50. I'm beyond excited for you Biana !!! I love RHONY !!!!

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  51. Congrats on the contribution my dear! That's fabulous.

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  52. Congrats on another contributor gig!! Proud of you!!

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  53. I've been obsessed with Ariana Grande's into you too! lol.

    Angelie // Avon Illuminating Face Pearls Review

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  54. I agree, the short week definitely flew by! I'm loving orange scents right now! I think it's perfect for summer! My mom tried to sunless tanner from R+F and loved it! I'd like to try out some of their skin care line some day! I've heard/seen great things! Happy weekend!

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  55. This book looking great to read in this summer. congratulations for collaboration.
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  56. The book looks like a good reading! Thank you for sharing the fav.

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  57. Being a contribute blogger must be exciting. I wish I had more time to focus on my blog.

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  58. Such a great round up of current favorites! I'm on the hunt for a new foundation and a new book to read so this covered all my bases :-)

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  59. Congrats on your contributor post! I also like the Into You song.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  60. That foundation sounds amazing! I used to use a Chanel one like that years ago and they discontinued it. I'll have to check that one out though! I hope that your weekend has been great too! :-)

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  61. That product looks a lot like the Maybelline concealer. I am going to assume the Estee Lauder is better but I am obsessed with my Maybelline and I swear by it. That is so exciting about the blog. I love RHONY and I had no idea Ramona had a blog. Can't wait to check it out! http://mymonochromaticlife.com

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  62. Ohh I haven't heard of that foundation but it sounds really nice and I love the packaging! Sooo cool to be featured on ramona's website-- congrats! That book sounds really cute, sometimes a light predictable read is just what you need!

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  63. Congrats on your new contributor post, how awesome! Definitely adding that book to my reading list, and I've been curious about that EL foundation, too. Thanks for sharing all the great stuff!

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  64. I feel totally opposite toward 4 day work weeks! haha Although it did fly by, I was constantly trying to make up for that lost day. haha

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