While I enjoy makeup I'm not someone who changes the products they use on a monthly basis. I get in a groove and I stay in that groove unless I buy something amazing and then feel the need to shout it from the rooftops. Like in this months post!
First up we have my beloved Cricut. I received this as an early birthday gift from my husband and I've already used it so much the mat is losing it's stick. Now, I have a deep love for scrapbooking and I'm fully aware it's not everyones cup of tea. I could and most definitely have, done it for hours at a time. The thing I love about the Cricut Explore Air is that you can cut so much more than paper. It also cuts fabric and vinyl something which I'm insanely excited for. I can now make my own vinyl decals. I'm living the Pinterest dream. The other thing is that you can use templates from the Cricut website without having to purchase multiple cartridges. There is a monthly fee of $9.99 to access the site but I received a month free upon purchase and I'm trying to knock out a ton of designs I know I'll be using. I've got that frugal mom stereotype down pat.
I have been watching the new Netflix series called Chelsea Does which is a docu-series where Chelsea Handler "does" different subjects like marriage, drugs, technology etc. I'm not sure which episode it's in but she mentions the app Duolingo if you're looking to learn a new language. If you know me you know that I've been trying to learn Spanish for what feels like and actually is, ten years. My husband is Mexican and speaks fluent Spanish but he's uncomfortable teaching me and doesn't speak it unless he's in conversation with his family or a close friend. So, needless to say it's made it a little hard for me to learn. Now that I have my little chick it's important for me to be able to teach her Spanish because it's part of her culture.
Try as I might I just can't find anything that makes it easy for me to retain the information. Enter Duolingo. The app works similar to a test where you pick your answer and it will tell you if your wrong or right and then tell you why. It moves quickly and you can work on your weak areas at anytime. If you feel like you've got that lesson down before it's over there is also a test out option. I like it because it shows your progress in a nice little chart and for my personality it irritates me if I've missed a day. You can also choose how long you'd like to spend learning each day. I've started with 10 minutes and I've already learned more in the last few weeks than I did with two years of high school Spanish.
Burts Bees is my go to lip balm because it works and I feel like it has a very non-offensive smell. When I was at Target the other day I noticed they'd jumped into the lipstick game and they were packaged so attractively that I scooped up two of them. The colors from left to right are Sunset Cruise and Lily Lake. The thing I love about these is that they aren't opaque. It's a light wash of color which means it's something I can apply in a hurry without worrying about blending it in too much. It's my kind of everyday lipstick and it doesn't dry out my lips. A++ in my book. I'll definitely be buying more of these.
Last but most definitely not least is my beloved planner. I did an entire post on it here. If you don't feel like reading it the bottom line is that I've owned several planners throughout the years and I'd gladly pay the extra money for this one hands down.
That's all for this month! What are some of your favorite things?
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