On My Radar

April 06, 2020
Back again for another quarantine Monday! How was your weekend? Were you able to get outside and enjoy some weather? I find that getting outside for even 30 minutes helps break up the day and make it somewhat "normal." I decided to download the News App and through that I have access to all their magazines, similar to what Texture used to have (Apple bought it) you can view them whenever and however you want. I've been able to go through a few of my favorites and screenshot some things that I want to try and some other things that are already in my cart. 
  • Olay released a new line of serums that looks very interesting to me. There is a B3 with hyaluronic acid, one wrinkle corrector and one tone perfection. Really interested to see how these work so I'll probably make my way through each one at some point. They are a bit pricey for a drugstore product, but I do have good experiences with Olay products. 
  • In keeping with the skincare theme, the Neutrogena gel boost cream sounds really good too. It's said to brighten skin and make it look more awake - something I could use more of - especially since we're in the house almost 24/7 these days. 
  • Admittedly the packaging really struck me with the Jergens Sol Water Mousse. I think it's going to be comparable to the St. Tropez water mousse for a fraction of the price. I have the St. Tropez one and rarely use it, so I should probably use it up before buying another one, but this one looks like it would be a good dupe. 
  • Marianna Hewitt is one of the founder's of Summer Friday's so when she announced last week that they released a new balm, I immediately went online to Sephora and ordered it! I can't wait for it to arrive -I'm a huge fan of all their masks! I haven't really been wearing much lipstick lately, so this balm will be great to just have on for an almost finished look. 
  • In that same Sephora order I purchased the instant brush cleaner that Emily Gemma mentioned in a favorites post. I really don't like cleaning my brushes and don't clean them enough - so hopefully this quick cleaning one will help with that. 
  • A little random, but we're trying to transition Sophia away from the pacifier. So far she only has it for when she sleeps, but I'll like to break her of the habit all together. I saw Paci Weaning System and became intrigued. I think she's too young to understand any tricks of reasoning like, there's another baby that needs your paci now. So I'm willing to try this!
  • After three weeks of quarantine, I miss my cold brew. We have really great coffee at home, but I'm craving cold brew and since there is no quick end in sight, I think I need to get my own cold brew maker!
  • When all of this is said and done I think we will all have mastered most of the things we're used to paying money for and for me that will mainly be getting my nails done. I did realize that aside from just having polish, I don't have any proper tools needed. I have this set in my cart ready to purchase!

Have you tried anything new that you're loving lately?

24 comments

  1. I love Summer Friday's masks and I so want to try this balm, too! Planning to add it to my next Sephora order, so I can't wait to hear what you think about it! Hope you guys are doing well!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Having a nice manicure set like that would be so handy. And the pink is so pretty, too!

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  3. My sister-in-law got me a Sephora gift card for my birthday so I am definitely thinking about things to get and you gave me some ideas. Oh friend, I miss coffee shops and cold brew as well! Try and have a sweet Monday!! xo

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  4. Definitely was grateful for warmer weather this weekend--we had such a nice time being outside! We have a cold brew machine and love it!! I do miss my Starbucks some days!

    Rosy Outlook 

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  5. Interested to hear how that Jergens one works. I want to master self tanner this year, I had a horrible mishap last year lol. I do love Olay products, those serums sound awesome.

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  6. I am saving so much money from not going to starbucks!! That cold brew maker looks interesting-- trader joes also sells a really awesome cold brew concentrate. If you are getting grocery delivery, add it to the list! XOXO, R

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  7. I need to check out Neutrogena gel cream. Stay safe.

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  8. After staying home for almost one month, I realised how necessary nail tools are . Loved your picks.

    https://www.ninakobi.com

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  9. Trader Joe's makes a great cold brew concentrate. You just add water. Doesn't even need sweetner. Also, pro tip - add some to an ice cube tray so it doesn't dilute when your ice melts!

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  10. I think I clicked every product and added to cart ;) I'm super intrigued by all of the awesome drugstore finds! And I think between the two of us, we will master at home nails!

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  11. I have a random collection of nail tools, so that kit looks perfect to have everything in one place! Happy Monday, hope you're staying safe and well!

    Karly
    https://www.whatkarlysaid.com

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  12. I usually love Olay products, so those serums look promising! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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  13. I need to look into those serums! I have the gel boost, and honestly, I'm not in love with it. It has a shimmery tint to if with a light fragrance and it's just not doing it for me lol. I'm going back to their hydro boost. It might work well for others but I don't see the brightening changes it's said it's supposed to do and I used it for a month :/

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  14. I've had my eye on that same cold brewer for awhile. I've seen really good reviews on it

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  15. I miss getting coffee out. Hmm that pacifier weaning system sounds really interesting. I've never heard of anything like this before. All the beauty products sounds so luxurious!

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  16. I haven't used any of these. But I am definitely missing not going to coffee a few times a week. I need a frother and I can't get one on amazon since it isn't essential.

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  17. Ohhh I think I need that cold brewer! I know I miss my starbucks iced coffee too!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  18. I'm in need of a good mani/pedi set too. I did my nails last night and realized I didn't have a proper nail file. LOL!

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  19. So many fun skin things! We have a Toddy's cold brew system, and we LOVE it. It's super affordable and non-electronic. It makes a concentrated coffee you can then add to whatever you want.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  20. I'm a sucker for an instant brush cleaner- I like to spot-clean my brushes after each use, and then save the more time-consuming washes for later. A cleaner like this means I can keep 'em clean without waiting for them to dry!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. My nails and toes are looking rough. I cannot wait to get a pedicure. And a massage. Need to check out that summer Fridays balm, love the masks.

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  22. Girl! The Pioneer Woman has a tutorial for the BEST cold brew at home! But I feel you...I'm ready for normalcy again haha

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  23. Can;t wait to hear your thoughts on the new SF product!

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  24. I recently saw someone else review that Neutrogena Bright Boost and they said it is great! I can't remember who it was, but their review was convincing enough for me to add it to my wish list.

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