Coffee Talk | Q & A | August 2016

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend, we went to the Jag’s preseason football game and then ended the weekend with family dinner at Justin’s parents!  Last night I asked you all over on my snapchat for a couple questions for a Q & A I was going to do on the blog this morning! I received a lot of beauty related questions as well as “trends” so today topics are going to be light and sweet! That being said… let’s dive right in to a little Monday morning coffee talk!

Q: What’s your favorite lip combo right now, I need a good Fall color!?

A: My favorite lip combo at the moment is Maybelline’s ‘Lust for Blush’ (a matte muave) with a little bit of Tarte’s lip paint gloss in ‘Namaste’ (a matte gloss in a lighter pink shade) right in the middle of my lips. I’ll blend it out and go over the corner of my lips with the darker muave one more time and it gives your lips a plumper illusion.

Q: What is your current workout routine?

A: I have been going to Pure Barre about 3 times a week and have been trying to run or do some sort of cardio the other 3. That gives myself a day to rest when I’m just not feeling up to it, but Justin and I tend to go on a long walk or bikeride after work each night and definitely on the weekends.

Q: Where is your favorite place to shop for “good deals”?

A: I love shopping at Marshalls, TJMaxx and Home Goods,  you can always find great deals on items there at a reasonably good price, but I also love Nordstrom Rack. All of the designers you love and adore at Nordstrom…. Nordstrom Rack is more than likely carrying it at a very discounted price.  However, I will say, Nordstrom has some very affordable brands like BP, Leith, Wayf, Halogen, Lush etc… and if you shop online- all items are free shipping and returns, no minimum total at checkout.

Q: Hair Trends Fall 2016?

A: Texture, Texture, Texture! Whether your hair is curly or straight, spray some product in your hair for some added texture! I love THIS dry shampoo (a little pricey but SO worth it….seriously!) and I also love THIS salt spray. Loose waves, topknots, low knots and blunt edges are definitely in for this upcoming season.

Q: What’s a quick weekday dinner I can make? 

A: Totally giving away my mom’s famous chicken and rice dish (your welcome and sorry mom!) but this super easy, but delicious recipe is: yellow rice at the bottom of a pyrex dish, layered with black beans, a shredded rotisserie chicken and cheese. Bake for about 20-30  min or until the top is browned and serve with chips, salsa, sour cream, black olives, etc…. what ever toppings you may desire! This dish will  last you a good few days as well.

Q: What’s your current coffee order!? (Ok, fine I added this one in here because, c’mon we are having coffee talk!)

A: I love love love hot black coffee. So strange, I know but I have a taste for really good black coffee. However, I swore off caffeine about 6 months ago and black coffee went with it. I never had withdrawals, but I love the smell and lately I’ve been craving it! Since it is so hot out still I have been ordering an iced decaf with a splash of almond milk. So good. The almond milk adds that touch of sweetness- which is weird because I never like my coffee sweet to begin with, but I think it is such a yummy little treat!

And that’s all I have for today! Kind of a weird mix of questions, but hey now you know a tid bit more about me. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I promise an outfit will be up tomorrow! Much love to all of you!

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