My Favorite Things in February

Feb Fave Things

1. Essie “Matte About You” Topcoat. I was so excited a couple of years ago when they started making matte nail polishes but since you couldn’t use a top coat, my manicures lasted about two days. This top coat turns any regular nail polish into a matte finish and I am loving it!

2. Rick Ross ‘Mastermind’ Album. I used to love Rick Ross {back in the Port of Miami days} but I really didn’t like his last few cds. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got this last week and LOVED it! Favorite tracks = 2,6,8 & 14.

3. Santa Fe Salsa Somersault Seed Rounds. These are seriously good and I love packing them for a snack while I’m at work. This flavor is my favorite but the cinnamon crunch ones are great at night with my tea too!

4. Victoria’s Secret Date Night Bras. I bought one of these last summer and have since started collecting them in every color because they’re amazing. I love that they’re cheaper than regular VS bras because they’re in the PINK collection and that they are very lightly lined instead of padded! They also have a metal hook in the back so they can be worn as racerbacks which is great for summer!

5. Victoria’s Secret Silk Robes. I have always worn these while getting ready and I love them. I like to get dressed at the last possible second so I put these one when I get out of the shower and wear it while I do my hair and makeup. I love the tie inside that keeps the silk from sliding open and just think they are so comfortable.

6. Cool Whip Free. This is my new guilty pleasure. I have it with sliced strawberries, in my almond milk hot chocolate and with our mug cakes… it’s makes everything so much better and I don’t have to worry about feeling guilty!

7. Tazo Passion Tea + Crystal Light Lemonade. This combo is AMAZING! Starbucks makes a version of this but homemade is always better and with the crystal light there’s only 10 calories in a 32 oz drink! I boil water and steep the tea in a coffee mug when I get out of the shower in the morning. When I’m ready to head to work, I fill a 32 bottle with ice, pour in the tea, add the crystal light lemonade on-the-go packet and shake it up!

8. Coconut Oil. This stuff is a life-saver in the winter. Twice a week I use this in place of lotion and it keeps my skin super smooth. When I don’t use it my skin is so dry and flaky it’s awful so this is a necessity for winters in NY! I also put a touch of it on the ends of my hair while wet to act as a heat protectant!

9. Twitter Necklace. I mentioned this in my latest instalife post but I had to add it to this list! Get the link for purchase in the Instalife post!

 10. VRAI Magazine. I’ve mentioned Danny de la Cruz’s blog 1227 Foster several times in my recipes roundups and I am obsessed with his recipes. He is starting a new lifestyle magazine and has asked me to be a part of the amazing team! I can’t wait for it to launch {4.14.14}… in the meantime, head on over to the magazine and subscribe so you can be the first see all the incredible posts!

11. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I have been using this for years and I still am amazed at how great it is so I had to include it. I love how smooth is makes my skin and how long it makes my make-up last… it’s incredible for the summer months when makeup just sweats right off!

12. Beyonce ‘Beyonce’ Album. I can’t get enough of this album… favorite tracks = 3,6,9, 11 & 12

13. Eric Church ‘TheOutsiders’ Album. I always know summer is just around the corner when the country cds start being released! Favorite tracks = 4,5, 7 & 11.

14. Quaker Brown Sugar Oatmeal Squares. My grandmother used to always have these at her house when I was growing up and I totally forgot about them! I don’t eat them with milk as a cereal but I always carry a container with them in my purse for a healthy snack whenever I want!

15. Omaha Steaks. My mom got my husband a huge pack of stuff from here as one of his Christmas gifts and we are still enjoying it! A cooler arrived with steaks, stuffed twice baked potatoes, hot dogs, crab & scallop stuffed sole, chicken breasts, pork chops and burgers – it’s incredible!

16. Nike Cushioned Running Socks. I have been wearing these for a long time but I just got some new colors at the Nike outlet recently. These socks are incredible for running and they wash up so well that I’ll never use anything else!

17. Real World Ex-Plosion. This is our dirty little secret because my husband I can’t get enough of this show. My uncle used to watch the Real World while I was growing up and I watched a couple seasons way back in the day but I haven’t seen it in years. We started this season and the idea of moving their exes in once they’re all settled in was just too good to miss!

18. Arm & Hammer Sensitive Skin Laundry Detergent. I have super sensitive skin and this is the only detergent that doesn’t make my skin itch. They recently added a allergen-free scent making it even better! I love how inexpensive this is and how clean it gets our clothes too!

19. Red Leaf Lettuce. I am so into red leaf lettuce right now. It’s fantastic on sandwiches because it doesn’t make the bread soggy, it’s perfect in salads and we even used it in tacos the other night.

20. Vodka & Grapefruit Seltzer with Lime. I started drinking vodka sodas last spring when we started eating healthier and getting more fit. I recently found this grapefruit seltzer and it’s just the perfect thing to mix with vodka… add two lime wedges and it’s my new drink of choice!