Friday Favorites & a giveaway!

Happy Friday!

I have some really good things on my favorites list this week, and I am also giving away a bottle of Skindinavia primer spray (a recent Friday favorite).  You can enter using the widget down below!


Caramel Almond & Sea Salt KIND Bar

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I got a pretty awesome care package from the folks at KIND earlier this week.  The package was filled with lots of their new bars, and for me, it was love at first bite with this flavor.  If you enjoy the salty and sweet combo, I highly recommend the caramel almond and sea salt.



Pure Minerals Jupiter Ascending Collection

I received this kit in the mail last week, and I have been using it ever since.  The eye shadows are pretty good, and I love the fall-ish colors (although they could be a bit more pigmented when they are applied).  However, the real standouts of the set are the liquid eyeliner and lip gloss.  I’ve been using a liquid eyeliner by Revlon for a couple of years now, but I can totally see myself using the Pur Minerals one from here on out.  It applies like a dream (and this is coming from someone who stinks at applying eyeliner), and it lasts all day.  If you are also challenged when it comes to liquid liner, try this brand!  The lip gloss actually has a little light inside the cap that turns on when you remove the wand.  There is also a handy little mirror on the back of the tube.  The color is a beautiful pinkish nude shade that looks pretty when worn alone or over lipstick.


California Naturel Cleansing Gel

I already raved about this cleansing gel in my California Naturel Beauty Brand Spotlight, but it is worth repeating.  This nontoxic face wash is so incredibly gentle, makes my face feel squeaky clean without drying it out, and it has a light fresh scent.  The best thing about it, in my opinion, is its ability to remove makeup so effectively.  If you’re interested in trying it, see my original post for a discount code!


L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

I am a pretty huge fan of Tarte and Buxom mascaras, so I don’t wear drugstore mascaras too often.  After hearing lots of glowing reviews about Miss Manga, I decided to give it a try, and I have really been loving it.  My lashes are already naturally long, but they lack a lot of volume.  This mascara definitely gives me the voluminous look that I prefer, and it is extremely buildable.  One coat is perfect for the daytime, and two-three coats will make you look like you’re wearing false lashes.


Flatout Wraps

I have been on a huge wrap kick this week.  My favorite combo is a light flatout wrap, romaine lettuce, onions, tomato, grilled chicken, avocado, and a little sweet onion dressing.  It is such a quick and easy lunch option.  I can see myself eating these wraps for weeks to come!

If you’d like to win the primer spray, just complete some or all of the steps in the widget below.

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Good luck and  have a great weekend!



  1. Sheena

    I have been loving my Pacifica Island Vanilla body butter and 100% Pure Vanilla Bean scrub!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    The 100% Pure Vanilla Bean lotion is my all time favorite. I agree that the scrub is also incredible!

  2. I’m loving that I found some soy-free Kind Bars! MOst are vegan and gf, but it was hard to find the ones that were soy free! My favorite is the almond cashew date! It is so good frozen!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I have tried it frozen. Great tip!

  3. I have been on a Pirate’s Booty kick again lately. That stuff is addicting.

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    That stuff is VERY addictive! I can polish off a whole bag in a sitting if I am not careful. Haha.

  4. Jen Gilson

    I have never had that flavor of Kind bar before. Sounds amazing! Also, I have never tried primer spray before, so thank you for the suggestion.

  5. Colleen Boudreau

    Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    That stuff is amazing! I started using it once I heard that J Lo uses it. LOL.

  6. Have you seen the Kind larger ones at Walmart?? Oat & Honey, Blueberry, Choc Chunk, etc. They might not be larger but they’re a more boxy shape….I bought a case… and then another. Seriously….I was doing a happy dance in the breakfast cereal aisle.

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I have not seen those, but I am going to look for them now. Thanks for the tip! :)

  7. Gloria R.

    I haven’t tried them before but I am going to look for the KIND bars. I am diabetic and I keep bars in my purse for quick pick me ups during the day. These sound perfect <3

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I carry them in my diaper bag in case I get hungry while I am out and about. They are perfect because they don’t melt!

  8. Jenna O

    My lancome teint miracle :) Best make up product ever!

  9. Amanda Furuseth

    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! I have never used Skindinavia Primer so I would love to try it. I am really enjoying the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND bars!


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