Five on Friday

January 10, 2014
Happy Friday lovely readers! This has been an all around fun week and I'm happy to link up with the wonderful ladies of A. Liz AdventuresCarolina Charm & Hello Happiness! for their 5 on Friday! 


I won my first ever giveaway from the lovely Samantha at Playdates + Pearls (if you have not checked out her blog - please do!) Aside from it being a pretty amazing nail care giveaway, the item I was most excited to receive was the Seche Vite Quick Dry Top much so that I purchased a bottle for my mom and sister!! This top coat is no joke - it dried my nails completely in less than 2 minutes!!

We all know it has been brutally cold this week - which makes going to the gym in freezing temps hard - especially when you live in the city and have to walk there. Enter in Karena & Katrina from Tone It Up (Bravo's new show) and Tracy Anderson!! Thanks to my girl Amanda from Meet at the Barre (please head over to check out her wonderful blog!) I was able to find so many great workouts that they had uploaded to YouTube!! I was sore and happy!!

On Thursday I attended the 85 Broads networking event with my sister held at Fresh Cosmetics on Newbury Street. I met some seriously awe inspiring women! I think it so important as a woman who wants to build a career and possibly a brand one day to have a network of women who care and want to help you succeed!! Aside from the event, Fresh Cosmetics gifted all attendees a wonderful sampler full of their best selling products!! I was really excited to find out that the brand was born right here in Boston by a husband and wife duo! 


I have been a pretty avid eBay seller for the past two years - but this week proved to be one of best ones ever - I posted 5 items to sell and all 5 sold!! woo hoo~ it also makes me feel like a mini shop owner selling my stuff! 


This Sunday will mark the start to award season and the best part is the red carpet!! I love watching the pre-show on E! so much more than the actual show itself…although with Tina Fey and Amy Poelher as co-hosts for the second year in a row - I may end up watching for a lot longer than usual! 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. Great videos! I need to start doing some at home too!

  2. Love everything about this post- I ADORE selling on ebay (been slow lately for me though since after holidays) Also can't wait for Goldens! Happy weekend!

  3. I sell on ebay a lot too and it's such a great feeling when your item sells, especially for a great price! I've seen the Toned Up girls videos and watched their show last week and those girls are ding bats! They're so ditzy!

  4. Yeah I love all of these! Definitely need to check out that top coat...I can barely wait a minute to let nails dry so I am always down for a quick dry that works! I need to get my ebay up and going again. I love the noise of the cha ching from the ebay mobile app when someone buys something :-) I didn't know the Fresh line started in Boston...I love everything in their product line! Have a fabulous Friday!! xoxxoxoxo

  5. Congrats on winning the giveaway, looks like great stuff! I love the Seche Vite base coat, now I need to try the top coat! And I LOVE Karena and Katrina!

  6. You're so sweet. Thanks for the shout out!! :-)
    What do you sell on your eBay account?!
    I'm so jealous of all your fresh goodies. Love their lip treatments!!
    Happy Friday - have a great weekend!
    XO - Samantha

  7. Seche Vite is seriously a game changer - it has improved my life so much!!

  8. Congrats on the Fresh swag bag - I love their products! Have a wonderful weekend xo

  9. Fellow Boston blogger here, just starting to try and connect with others from the area! Glad I found you through five on Friday. I seriously love seche vite and I'm currently all out because I use it on every single manicure. Followed you on Bloglovin!

  10. I was looking at Barre classes this morning and it was like $175 dollars for a month of classes! Uh insane! So i'm totally going to try that youtube video! Happy Friday!

  11. I need to get some Seche Vite! I've always heard such great things, but never got around to buying a bottle. I've only ever tried a few Fresh items, let us know how the things from your gift bag are! xx

  12. Great little blog win! :) Also I'm obsessed with Fresh Sugar lips lip balm. It isn't cheap but it is seriously the best! I hope you have a great weekend! :)

  13. hooray for a great week! here's to a great weekend!

  14. I need to buy that top coat... so glad you recommended it!!

    Happy weekending!!


  15. Yay for selling stuff on Ebay! I just sold a couple of books on Amazon this weekend and it's such a nice feeling to simultaneously get rid of stuff I don't use and also make money! Congrats on winning the giveaway! Have a great weekend girl!

  16. Congrats on winning the giveaway! I have heard great things about Seche Vite, but haven't tried it myself yet. Yay for getting to try new products... for free! :-)

    I love the TIU girls! I am currently on their Love Your Body Challenge, and I have never been so motivated to eat clean and workout daily!


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