Things I’ve Tried Recently

Hey friends!! Happy Friday to you. I’m home after spending 4 days with my mom and dad. It’s been fun seeing them again so quickly, even if the reason I came wasn’t the best. They’ve been sick and needed some help, so I flew in Saturday to lend a hand. As I packed my travel bag it gave me an idea for this post. Let’s look at some things I’ve tried recently and I’ll tell you my honest opinions on them.

Let me apologize in advance for the photos in this post. I had to go back in my stories and grab screenshots. It’s been that kind of week and I was just too tired last night to get up, and round all the things up for pictures.

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Liquid IV. I have several flavors that are my favorites and just added a new one into the mix. Concord Grape.

I received this last week before I left town and grabbed a packet to try. I was a little leery about how I’d feel about a grape drink, but I’m happy to report I liked it. It really reminds me of grape Kool Aid, so if that was your jam back in the day, you’re going to want to order up this flavor. You can use my code COASTTOCOAST2 and get 25% your entire order. My favorite flavors as of today are Golden Cherry, Tangerine (Immune Boost) and tied for 3rd, Strawberry and Concord Grape. I’m so excited they’ve put Golden Cherry on the website full-time now. 

This trip is the first time I’ve carried a water bottle…GASP. I know. Well my travel day out was going to be so long that I decided to bring one and use my Liquid IV in it. It was great. I had a 4 hour layover in Chicago, and I was able to sit, work and have my yummy water right by me. I’d gotten a cup of ice to pour in it, so my flavored water was nice and cold. The bottle I carried was a Swell type that fits in your backpack perfectly. The one below is currently 25% off. I used it the whole time I was at my parents too, and it would keep my drinks cold overnight.

I was also sent the Cinnamon Roll Verb bars to try and they’re yummy too. I swear it’s like a cup of coffee and a tiny cinnamon roll all in one bite. These little bars have the same amount of caffeine as a shot of espresso, and only 90 calories, so they are the perfect afternoon pick me up or morning starter. I like to keep them stashed kind of everywhere. In my purse, tote, and car. That way when my wagon is draggin’, I can grab one and forge full speed ahead. You can get a starter pack that comes with 12 bars (one flavor) that you choose and then 3 sample bars. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating that I think these would be ideal for high school and/or college kids. Much better than those awful energy drinks. 

Yesterday a new flavor was released. Caramel Macchiato. I can’t wait to try it.

I got a new City Beauty plumping lip gloss that I’ve been loving. I wanted it to wear over my matte City Beauty Liquid lip, and it looks so pretty. I like a little sparkle, and contrary to popular opinion that women over a certain age shouldn’t wear shimmer, I love it…and disagree. If you’re interested in trying it, you can use the code LISAR15 for 15% off. I’m using several of the City Beauty products and loving them. 

My favorite matte shade is Blush Rose and my this shimmery gloss is Nude York. They pair beautifully together.

City Beauty lips I've tried recently

I’ve been on the hunt for a new cozy robe to keep in Nashville. I love my PrintFresh robes for summer, spring and fall, but in the winter I like something warm when I get out of the shower. I wear a robe while I do my hair and makeup. Do you? Anyway, I just got this one in, and I know it will sell out quickly, so I wanted to share it with you. It’s my favorite cozy robe brand, and you’ll never guess where I found it and the one I have in CA…click the link to find out. 😉

Okay, this is getting wordy, so that’s it for today. Have a great weekend. 

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  1. January 14, 2022 / 3:53 am

    I have to have water with me at all times, the more you drink, the more you want! Glad you got to help your parents out and that they are on the mend!

  2. Nancy
    January 14, 2022 / 4:31 am

    Good morning! I do hope your parents are feeling better! I love your hair both straight and curly. Can you tell me how you curl it? I usually wear my hair straight with a flat iron but I would love to try to get it curly like yours! Just not sure how to accomplish that! Thank you!

  3. Andrea Nine
    January 14, 2022 / 4:59 am

    I love seeing products people have tried. Those verb bars sound good I had no idea they had a shot of espresso in them. The perfect pick me up. Hope your weekend is all things up and happy!

  4. Joanne
    January 15, 2022 / 6:47 am

    Those verb bars sound so good! I don’t drink coffee but I do love coffee flavored things (though I can’t help wondering what the caffeine would do to my system since I’m not really used to it).

  5. January 15, 2022 / 9:45 am

    Ooh, I have not tried the grape Liquid IV, and I don’t think I’ve even SEEN the golden cherry flavor! (I usually just get mine at Target.) I am a huge fan of the strawberry, though, that’s def my favorite of the moment! It reminds me of strawberry Runts, haha! I hope my Blog Mom’s ACTUAL Mom (and Dad) are doing better!! Happy Saturday to you and the fam! xoxo

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