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Happy Friday!! I am headed out of tow this Friday and I am sooo excited!! I need to get away soooo bad!! Have no fear though, today is just a regular Friday on Ricci Alexis and we will be doing our usual Friday Five over here. HA!
If you are new here then you should know that I reserve Friday’s for five random things that wouldn’t necessarily make a blog post all on their own but still deserve a mention. So there you go!!
ONE. I am pretty lash obsessed. I am always on the the lookout for the next, new mascara that’s going to make my lashes look long and full and am always down to try whatever helps them out (like when I got them lifted a few months ago…LOL). FYI the lift is still going strong!! I mentioned in my Rodan and Fields post last week that I had been trying the Lash Boost they sent me but didn’t have nay good before/during photos. Well I found a pic from earlier this year and compared it to one I took last week and WHOA!! There us a BIG difference in my lashes and all I have been doing is using the Lash Boost a couple of nights a week before bed (I can’t remember to do it every night…oops!). In both pics I have on two coats of Loreal’s Lash Paradise.
TWO. I am going to Dallas this weekend and I am sooo excited!! I can’t wait to get out of town for a few days and just relax!! I am meeting my girl Rebekah there and our only plans are to go to the Rangers game Friday night, see Maroon 5 Saturday night, and go to the pool at our hotel!! The rest of the time we are just going to go with the flow and RELAX!!!
THREE. I posted this pic earlier this week on my Instagram and Facebook page. I have been in such a slump when it comes to eating right and working out and then I found an old pic from this time last year and I could actually see a difference in my body and I realized that I can do it….if I try! HA. But really though…I figured if I was in a slump and needed a little encouragement then maybe someone else could use some too. So here I am telling you that you can do whatever you set your mind to and you will do it no matter how long it takes. I have been at the same 30 pound weight loss since last summer and I am determined to lose more. I know I can do it!!!
FOUR. I have been on a bit of a stay-cation this week (until I left for Dallas this morning) and I have to say that I have had the best week ever. I spent all of Wednesday laying out at the wave pool at Magic Springs reading a book. It was fabulous. I got halfway through my library book and got a pretty good tan!! Yassssss!!
FIVE. Kate Spade passed away this week. I think my heart ripped in two when I found out. She is one of my fashion and style icons. I love her designs (even though she technically hasn’t run the company in over a decade) and her home decor is simply stunning. I think her style is so timeless and I have always been a huge fan of anything black and white so she is pretty much my spirit animal. She committed suicide in her apartment with her husband there (but obviously not around her at the time). I guess you really don’t know what someone is going though on a daily basis and I just pray that her family can find some peace and closure during this horrific time.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
Have fun getting away to Dallas. Enjoy and we expect to hear everything you see and do.
I hope you have an amazing weekend as well. Congratulations on the weightloss so far. Wishing you much success with your next weightloss goal.
Maroon 5 concert sounds awesome! I am with you on the weight loss thing – I’m at my highest I’ve been right now and it’s very hard to lose weight. Hang in there!
Melissa Chapman says
Great mascara, I need to find a new product so this one seems like one I will get. It is so hard to lose so be proud of what you did and you look great. It is always good to go on weekend getaways.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
I need to try out that lash boost. The older I get the thinner my lashes seem to be. Have fun in Dallas!
Congratulations on the success on your weight-loss! You looked beautiful then and you look beautiful now but I know what it means to feel excited about losing the weight and actually seeing the difference!
You look fantastic! Love the overall look and that you’ve had success with your weight loss journey. And those lashes — gorgeous!
My daughter and I love Kate Spade. We purchased several bags of hers and we share them back and forth. Such a loss.
Girl! That is a huge change for just one month. Amazing. Thanks for the book suggestion. I like that author.
I love a relaxing staycation! On another note, I think it is great you are focusing on health and staying motivated , it is hard to do for sure. Have fun on your trip to Dallas!
Bradley C Finnearty says
A trip to Dallas is something that I would love to do myself. Have a great time and congratulations on new body.
Sara Welch says
The Kate Spade thing caught us all off guard. So sad what some people must go through!
Sarah Bailey says
I hope you have an amazing weekend away. It has definitely been a sad week for losses around the world.
Chubskulit Rose says
It’s sad that a lot of people battles with depression that they feel like so alone that they have to end their lives. Never been to Dallas yet.
You look amazing and are such an inspiration. I need to get back to a healthier me!
Anosa Malanga says
Wow, so many good things. Enjoy Dallas and congratulations on your weight loss! Indeed, Kate Spade will be really missed.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Wow, congrats on the weight loss! I agree, Kate Spade truly will be missed!
Have a great weekend! I am loving your Friday 5, I’ve been hearing about that Roden and Fields eyelash grower and so want to try it out!
Brit Strawbridge says
So shocking to hear about the Kate Spade news! So so sad! ( I will have to look into that book you have! I’ve been looking for my next one to read!) Hope you had a great weekend!