It’s been 2 whole months since my last currently loving post, so I think another is long overdue! So get comfy and check out what I’m currently loving!
Finally managed to get all caught up with the latest seasons of Orange Is The New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and House of Cards! OITNB was a bit slow but I still really enjoyed it, but Unbreakable was a bit of a let down. The first season was just SO GOOD and it hasn’t been as good since. House of Cards however was absolutely wonderful and I’m already pumped for next season!
[RELATED] – 8 Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix
I also managed to finish all of those books I mentioned in my last Currently Loving post, so I’ve been taking advantage of my Kindle Unlimited subscription and reading a ton. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to read in my spare time instead of watching TV, and being the fast reader that I am, I’ve made it through quite a few books!
[RELATED] – 5 Must Read Authors
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve come across something about the Nordstrom Sale or Prime Day. So while I won’t give you the scoop on either of them, I will say that I definitely took advantage! I didn’t shop the NSALE, mostly because clothing isn’t all that much of a priority for me. Especially fall clothing – I live in Louisiana, and it got into jean-worthy temps maybe twice last year. I don’t think I need that many fall staples, especially ones that are so darn expensive!
But I did go a bit crazy for Prime Day. Everything I ordered was delivered yesterday, so if you checked out my Instagram story last night you saw me playing around with my favorite thing – my RolliBot Vacuum. I snagged it for $120, which is a steal compared to the Roomba version that was on sale for $300. Again, if you read my last Currently Loving post, you know one of these things has been on my wish list for a while now, so I’m glad I finally picked one up. I’m already looking forward to having it zoom around and clean my floors for me!
I also grabbed a remote for my Nikon 3200 camera so I can take pictures all by myself, as well as a basic lighting kit. I’m really looking forward to playing around with everything and getting better quality pictures for the blog!
And I picked up some wireless blue-tooth headphones for the gym. My old ones, while blue-tooth, still had a wire linking each earbud and were constantly falling out. So I’ve been on the hunt for cheap yet good quality headphones (a unicorn I know!), and finally found some on Prime Day. While these look a bit bulky on, they stay in place and the sound quality is so much better than my old ones. Plus, being completely wireless and having those little ear hooks, I don’t have to worry about my ponytail pulling/hitting any wires or pulling them out.
My fiance also picked up a blue-tooth transmitter and separate receiver. Which you’re probably thinking “what the heck for?”. The transmitter is actually for our TV! He plugs it into to the back of it and it transmits the audio via blue-tooth to his headphones. I’m a super light sleeper, so having it means I can head to bed early without being kept up with the noise from the TV. The receiver he uses in his car. My car is only a year old, so I have blue-tooth capabilities in mine. His being a few years older (10 actually), his blue-tooth only works with phone calls. So he plugs in the receiver to his aux jack so he can play music wirelessly, which is pretty cool!
If you read my Beach Essentials post from last week, then you know I got a pretty terrible sunburn. Thankfully it has turned into a nice tan, but now my skin is crazy dry. So I’ve been using a few of my summer skincare picks to keep everything hydrated. I’ve also been using the Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil that I picked up on sale with my last Ulta haul. It was super weird to use at first, but I actually really like it. It gets all my makeup off and leaves my skin so soft!
[RELATED] – Beach Essentials You Can’t Forget + Sunburn Tips
I’ve also been using my Naked Heat palette really often! I don’t like to look like I’m wearing a ton of makeup, so I go for more neutral eye shadows. Which is why I love Urban Decay’s Naked palettes so much – they give just a hint of color. So I can still keep my neutral tones and still be able to change up my looks from time to time.
[RELATED] – Must-Have Summer Skincare + Makeup
I’ve also been using my wet skin moisturizer almost every day. I’m also so bad about remembering to put on lotion before I put on clothes, and this makes it so easy! I haven’t forgotten to put it on once after a shower, and my skin is definitely thanking me!
I’ll be writing about this in more detail in the future, but for now I’ll merely say that I’ve started focusing on my health much more. I’m trying to get back into working out regularly, and have started eating better. So finger’s crossed all o my hard work pays off. And again, I’ll elaborate on all of this later, but for now I’ll leave it at that!
So what are you currently loving?
Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!