I’ve measured many a weekend in terms of shopping. I love to go away and come back with more than I left with. Truthfully, I escaped the city this weekend so I could avoid spending money. It didn’t work. I went to the beach house to lay low and get some reading in. I accomplished both of these things. I’m currently reading The Weird Sisters and obviously sunburnt my legs doing so on the beach. Has anyone else read it? I’m enjoying it quite a bit so far, especially its connection to Shakespeare’s works.
Anyway, back to the weekend. Whenever I’m away from my natural habitat, dependent as I usually am on public transportation, I try to hit up the stores I can’t get to a normal basis. When I go home, I hit up Target. Since I was in Rhode Island, I found a treasure at our local Walmart.
First of all, I had forgotten my iphone charger, and I was able to pick up a lightening to USB cable here, yay! I also love to browse the make-up section and found Ecotools brushes! I never find this brand in my local drug stores, so when I saw this 5 brush set for $15, I jumped. This set includes a flat concealer brush, buffing concealer brush, precision foundation brush, complexion blending brush, and full powder brush. They’re mini, which makes them very portable. This should save me from finger painting my face with liquid foundation, yeah?
I’ve been looking for four out of five of these, so I was psyched to pick up this set!
With my make-up collection ever-expanding, my travel make-up bag doesn’t do the trick. This is the reason I forgot eyeshadow the weekend of Stacie’s wedding… I simply can’t fit it in my current make-up bag! I have the Vera Bradley medium cosmetic bag, and I needed to upgrade to the large. Luckily, there’s an adorable store nearby the beach house with tons of Vera Bradley. I found a large cosmetic bag in the pattern Lola. I love it! I can fit a whole shadow palette in here, and my hair donut too!
Lola is the newest pattern in my collection. I tend to love browns. My smaller cosmetic case and my iPad case are in Mocha Rouge, and my travel duffle is Java Blue.
This should make packing for next weekend easier! I failed at the whole not-spending-money thing, but I succeeded in another weekend goal: getting my butt back into running! It had literally been months since I ran, but I brought my sneakers and some running clothes just for the occasion. It was rough, but I ran .8 miles, and I’m happy about it. I also did some biking. I literally hadn’t been on a bike in years. The last time I remember going on a bike ride was in ninth grade… so at least 10 years ago? Eeesh. Adding a 3.7 mile bike ride to the run made me feel a lot better about myself. Hopefully I can accomplish even more next weekend!
Finally, I did get a couple great meals in! It was nice to taste my mom’s home cooking on Friday night, and Rhode Island style calamari on Saturday. Fried calamari with banana peppers and black olives is the perfect summer light dinner. To go along with it, I jumped at the opportunity to try Narragansett’s Shandy made with Dell’s Lemonade! Oh my gosh, it was absolutely delicious!
Two of my summer favorites together! This shandy is lemony and refreshing.
Did you get up to anything fun this weekend?