Things I’m loving lately & a bareMinerals giveaway!

(Please note: Neither this post nor this giveaway have been sponsored.  I purchased all products, including the giveaway prize, on my own.)


I’m in a chatty mood today, so I’m just going to skip over a long intro and get right on down to business.

Here are some of the many things that I am loving lately!


Things I'm Loving Lately January 2014


Yes to Carrots Super Rich Body Butter

Several months ago, I found a small tub of this body butter on sale at Target for 98 cents.  It obviously would have been a crime to pass up such a deal, so I snagged some, brought it home, and…totally forgot about it.  Thankfully, I rediscovered it back in December, and I have been absolutely in love with it ever since.  It is so incredibly moisturizing and has a nice clean scent.  I will definitely repurchase this when I run out.


Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

My wonderful husband knows that I’m really into collecting perfumes (especially ones that come in pretty bottles and smell divine), so he completely went out of his comfort zone during the holidays and picked out this scent for me as a Christmas gift.  I was so pleasantly surprised that he bought me some perfume, and I have to say that it has quickly become my very favorite perfume of all-time.  I’m not the best at describing scents, but if you’re in the market for a new perfume, I highly suggest that you sample this one at your nearest department store.


Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Nail Lacquer

These polishes are ridiculously inexpensive compared to most other brands of nail polish, and the color really does last a super long time.  I can easily get away with wearing them for 5-7 days before any chipping occurs, especially when I apply a top coat.  My only gripe is that, despite coming in 32 colors, I have trouble finding a variety of colors in stores.  I’m always on the lookout though!


The Book of Ayurveda: A Holistic Approach to Health & Longevity by Judith Morrison

My oil pulling journey really opened my eyes to the whole world of Ayurveda.  I’m completely fascinated and truly believe in so much of what I’ve read in this book.  You can definitely expect to see more posts on this topic from me in the near future.


Figurative Owl Mug from West Elm

I’m kind of late on the whole “owl trend” thing, but I’m so obsessed with this little owl mug.  It makes drinking my morning coffee even better, and I even leave the mug out during the day because it is just too cute to hide away in the cupboard.


bareMinerals Go for the Glow Kit

I almost feel guilty for including this among my favorites because it is no longer available in stores.  I purchased it a couple of months ago from Ulta, and even though the colors are probably more appropriate for spring, I’ve been getting lots of use out of it.  The kit includes the bareMinerals Exhilarate Blush (a raspberry sorbet color), Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color (a gorgeous highlighter), and Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smooth Talker (with such a smooth finish!).  It truly is a great way to achieve that “natural” glowy healthy look.  The reason why I don’t feel 100% guilty for mentioning it is because I also picked up a box to give away to one of you!

All you have to do is follow some or all of the steps below to earn your entries.  I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, January 16, 2014.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is also open internationally, so anyone can enter.

Good luck!


  1. rayraycartucci

    I’ve been loving coconut oil for my hair. I use the kind most people cook takes the frizz right out!

  2. I have re fallen in love with Origins!

  3. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! I have always wanted to try bareminerals and this would be perfect:)

  4. I looooove the Say yes…. Brands!!! Especially the eye makeup remover pads!

  5. Evelyn B

    I am not too familiar with bareminerals but I do have and love their READY Blush :)

  6. I’m loving my ginger eye cream by Origins!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    LOVE Origins!

  7. I’m loving my Victoria’s Secret Lipgloss. I know it’s nothing major, but I’ve been trying hard to add a little oomph to my apperance and lipgloss is perfect for going to work. This kind isn’t super sticky either.

  8. soapwalla body oil and et tu face cleanser. both pricey, but all natural, which NOTHING is these days!
    Victoria @ Lost in Boston

  9. maureen

    I love the Bare Minerals brushless mascara. I think it does the best at applying the mascara. It is hard to find though.

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I’ve always wanted to try that mascara. I’ll be on the lookout!

  10. I got a Clarisonic for Christmas and love it!

  11. Stephanie Ann

    I’m loving urban decay’s naked 3 palette!

  12. It may seem simple, but I am loving baby oil as a moisturizer!

  13. Mandy K

    I’ve been using the Tarte Maracuja oil on for a night time moisturizer. I didn’t think I would every be willing to put an “oil” on my face

  14. Lisa Felger

    Right now I’m really enjoying the Skinn Cosmetics I ordered off of ShopHQ. I’m also in love with Zoya polish. I just ordered three bottles for only the price of shipping, $12! Fantastic deal!

  15. Love when bloggers have international giveaways! :)

  16. Whooooooooooooo loves coffee and teaches the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen in the spring? This girl! I have used several Bare Mineral products, but I don’t think I have that one. I’ve never done a giveaway before on my blog.

    Something to think about! I’ll have to look into those nail polishes too!

  17. Jennifer

    I have been loving alba botanica lotion and acne ace wash!

  18. Jessie C.

    Loving Nars tinted moisturizer now.

  19. What I’m loving right now is Coromega. It’s great for your body and it tastes delicious.

  20. I got Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion for Christmas… I’m addicted!

  21. Amanda Z

    I love Rimmel nail polish, too! And that owl mug is adorable!

  22. I just got a Clarisonic and love it!

  23. well, I love jade’s length mascara!

  24. Kelsea Eaton

    bareMinerals Go for the Glow Kit for sure!

  25. I have been loving benefit they’re real mascara lately!

  26. I’m loving my sibu face wash- smells so good!

  27. Ashley C

    I just started using Argan oil on my face, and I love it! Super moisturizing without being oily


  28. I love Dr. Bronners soaps.

  29. Cake milk made hand moisturizer

  30. Tabathia B

    burt bees chapstick

  31. Right now I’m loving NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, NYC Smooth Skin Powder, Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara, and ELF nail polishes.

  32. Loving aveeno cleansing pdas

  33. Amanda Sakovitz

    Smashbox lash primer!

  34. Thomas Murphy

    I love my Aqua Di Gio.

  35. Heather Z

    Buxom lip gloss….love

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    A definite favorite of mine as well!

  36. Amy stonger

    I love yes to carrots pampering conditioner.

  37. Katherine Ryan

    Baby Lips lip balm :) I’ve been putting it on every night before I go to sleep and it makes my lips so soft

  38. I really like John Frieda’s sheer blonde shampoos and conditioners. Wish me luck for the giveaway :)

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I plan to make my hair MUCH blonder next week and was wondering about those products! Good luck with the giveaway. :)

  39. ooh I used to love bare minerals! I would love to give the
    another try!!!

  40. totally simple, but my husband got me some gold bond hand cream for my stocking, and I totally love it for my super chapped hands! (I’m a nurse in Boston-cold weather plus constantly washing my hands is a BAD combo!)

  41. I am loving my sunbeam panini press and my urban decay naked palette III :)

  42. B.A.S.K hair products

  43. stephanie

    my friend out me the Bare Minerals brushless mascara and i love it

  44. I already love the body butter and Bare Minerals, but I’ll have to check out that book and the nail polish for sure!

  45. Everything owls!

  46. Colleen Boudreau

    I love Sephora’s airbrush foundation.

  47. I’m really loving Real Techniques makeup brushes!

  48. Ι Love you very much body butter ΤΗΕ BODY SHOP!!

  49. revlon lip butters

  50. At the moment, I’m really loving Tarte Gifted mascara and Ulta brand eyeshadows. Thank you for having the giveaway!

  51. I love my fresh sugar lip treatment!

  52. beth combs

    i have been loving pure 100% coconut oil! i can’t believe how i ever lived without it!

  53. Irina G.

    I love Bioderma Sensibio H2O – Micelle Solution.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. I am loving this new Rimmel London 3D lip gloss I picked up yesterday.

  55. I love Sugar Berry tinted lip balm!

  56. Cristina Popescu

    I love Imogen Rose from I LOVE

  57. I have some coconut water make-up remover wipes that I picked up from Target when down in the states and they’re so nice. I fear the day that I pull the last one out of the package!!! I think I need to read a lot more of your product posts because one of my goals this year is to give my face/skin a better routine. In all honesty, I have a very poor face cleaning/moisturizing plan at the moment and that needs to change!

    Gah to the owl mug! Before we left for a month in Florida, Whole Foods had the cutest owl display set up and I was so eyeing a mug on it!! I wish I had snagged it now!

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  59. Alice Beerland

    I’m loving L’oreal Nude CC!

  60. urban decay eye pencils – especially the black market set – are my current faves!

  61. Megan Russell

    I’m in love with nail polish….obsessed actually! LOL! I’m really loving Model City polishes and VividLacquer polishes/plates.

  62. Super simple, but I JUST became obsessed with EOS lip balm – I’m so late to the party!

  63. mail
    rimmel nail polish!

  64. milù bijoux

    i love hammam body cream

  65. alessandra lalla

    mask piperita lush

  66. Jennifer Snyder

    i am LOVING Island Girl’s cuticle oil!

  67. Cara James

    Chapstick and candles

  68. I’m in love with the Paul Mitchel Tea Tree Oil shampoo and scalp treatment. My poor head was so itchy and dry with this cold dry weather and it makes it feel so much better!!

  69. Amie Wisz

    I am really loving bath bombs from Lush, my hair masque from Sebastian, and my indie polishes!

  70. loredana battista

    nice giveaway
    fb: loredana battista

  71. rose duster

    I’m loving Burt Bees chepstick and lipgloss Shaka.

  72. Loving Nars tinted moisturizer now.

  73. My best friend swears by Bare Minerals. I think I need to get on the ball with some. Thanks for sharing with the Weekend Block Party. I hope you’ll join us again this week!

  74. Alex Wynick

    I’m a polish addict so my fave polish brand at the moment is Models Own – really cheap and SO many great colours! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  75. Georgia Karantani

    I’m really loving Real Techniques makeup brushes!

  76. nyx butter glosses(:

  77. My Sally Hansen hand and cuticle cream.

  78. I’m loving Great Lash Mascara by Maybelline.

  79. Yes! I am loving Ellovi vegan cream. So smooth and only 5 ingredients.

  80. annatnails

    I’m loving my bath and body works lotions!

  81. Christina D

    I’ve been really loving my Stila illuminating foundation.

  82. Hi :) Thank you for this lovly giveaway!
    I love and want everything about nails!!! Thank you agane! :)

  83. Audrey18

    I’m loving my benecos mineral foundation in light sand <3

  84. The lipstick Rimmel #111 by Kate Moss

  85. Samantha V.

    I’ve been trying the natural route and loving all the uses of coconut oil…for my face, hair…so many uses.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  86. courtney b

    i’ve been loving the naked 3 palette !:)

  87. trenda t

    Loving Coconut Oil for Everything right now!

  88. Notes and Nails

    I’ve been loving burts bees lotion lately!!


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