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Monthly Favorites: November 2017

A&E Network’s Live PD

Police TV shows have always been a part of our weekly routine, but with Shaun weeks away from graduating from the academy, they are more prevalent than ever. Not just that, they are more meaningful than ever. By that I mean we watch them with new eyes. It’s very different to watch these shows with a personal connection, I can’t help thinking, “Well, this is what Shaun will be doing in just weeks.” And, it’s pretty crazy. But with all of that said… this show is awesome! It’s 3 hours long and comes on Friday & Saturday nights. It’s one of the most entertaining shows out there!


Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

This stuff is definitely a new all time favorite. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is such

a great product if you’re looking for a protein powder that offers more than just protein. This powder contains collagen so it’s great for hair, skin, and nails, as well as bones, ligament, and joints too. And I kid you not, when I am taking this stuff I can literally see the difference in my hair, skin, and nails. My nails and hair grow crazy fast on this stuff, it’s one of the one products I’ve ever tried that have had these kind of results. Plus, this powder is SO fine that is dissolves into any liquid without any texture or taste. I add it to my coffee every single morning.

This is what Vital Proteins has to say about it:

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutrient.

  • Bioavailable: digested and absorbed by the body quickly for maximum benefits.
  • Beneficial: improves hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  • Easy to use: soluble in hot or cold liquids, including coffee, smoothies and baked goods.

Go read more about this product here & check out some of their other products while you’re there, too! They just launched a coffee creamer that I am dying to try!

You can find the collagen peptides in to-go packs here or get it in the jar here and here.


Grateful Sweatshirt & The Best Ever Leggings

Graphic tees and sweatshirts have been my jam lately so, when I saw this sweater in Target last month, I just had to have it. It was perfect for Thanksgiving! Not to mention, super soft and cozy. I love it paired with a jean jacket and leggings for an ultra laid back comfy look. It doesn’t get too cold here in California, but even if it’s just 65 degrees outside I break out the beanie. We don’t get many other opportunities too, otherwise!

You can see more of this outfit in this post.

 


Love by Kendrick Lamar

I usually don’t like music like this, but my sister listens to it and this song always gets

stuck in my head. I’ll admit, Kendrick Lamar does have a good voice and there’s just something about this song that gets me! I don’t have much else to say about it, and I am sure most of you have heard this song on the radio before. But, if you haven’t, go check it out… even if this type of music isn’t always your favorite!


PIXI Glow Peel Pads

I have wanted to try a Pixi product for what seems like forever. I have never seen Pixi Products at Target before a few months ago, so when I was there and saw these pads on the shelves… I had to pick them up and try them out. My favorite type of skincare is exfoliation and peels. My skin reacts extremely well to them and I always have good results after an at home scrub or chemical peel. These caught my attention because they are one, if not the only, of products I have tried with such a high concentration of Glycolic Acid. I kid you not, my skin has never looked this good. I haven’t had a break out in months (I think the collagen peptides have something to do with this, too) and my skin has never had a better texture. My hyper pigmentation is slowly fading and my scars are getting less and less. This product is

potent and I HIGHLY recommend them! I use one a night. They are super easy to use… just rub on, let sit for a few min, then splash off with water. I don’t have a before photo, but my skin has always been “eh”. I usually have at least one break out and always have red marks from past breakouts. My pores are definitely not the smallest & I couldn’t for the life of me get rid of the tiny blackheads on my chin and around my nose. I can also be prone to dryness. However, after using these for about a month my skin has broke out once (one hormonal pimple) and the texture has been amazing. So supple and soft, and my pores have been much more clear and a lot smaller. The picture included is my skin now.

Purchase the pads here.


Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Blogtober Crockpot Pumpkin ButterThis recipe is so yummy and makes such a perfect gift for the holidays! You literally dump the ingredients into a crockpot and let it sit for a few hours… then, wallah, pumpkin butter! I love it on top of a bagel with cream cheese or on top of cream cheese as a dip for crackers. Jar it up nice and pretty and hand it out as gifts for your friends and family this Christmas!

Read the full post with the recipe here.


I hope you all enjoyed your November! But, I am so ready for December!! Let me know in the comments if you plan on trying any of the products mentioned above… or, let me know what things you were obsessed with last Month.

xx, Amanda

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30 Comments

  1. Reply

    Stephanie Caligiuri

    December 11, 2017

    Great picks! Love Pixi products! I’ll have to check out the glow pads.

    xo, Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Definitely do! You will love them Stephanie! xx

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    KatWalkSF

    December 8, 2017

    SO many great favorites! Stocking up on the collagen!

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      I ran out of my Vital Proteins last week & have been so sad about it! I need to stock up again soon!!

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    Kimmie

    December 7, 2017

    This is such a fun post- love getting to know you better! I also love the collagen peptides 🙂 Need to try that pumpkin butter! xo Kimmie

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Thanks Kimmie! I have so much fun sharing more personal bits of my life every month 🙂

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    Stephanie

    December 7, 2017

    I am a huge fan of vital proteins and their original collagen peptides powder. I love putting it in my smoothies or baking it into things. I am desperate to try that pumpkin butter now as well. It sounds delicious!

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      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      I agree Stephanie! It is a must have in my pantry. You can even add it into the pumpkin butter!

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    Nataly

    December 7, 2017

    I love Live PD. My husband and I watch it all the time.

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      It is such a great show!

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    Kileen

    December 7, 2017

    Okay, I am totally going to pick up those Pixi pads and that pumpkin butter is a MUST try.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      It is a MUST that you do!! Thanks for stopping by Kileen!

  7. Reply

    Azanique

    December 6, 2017

    I have been wanting to try collagen peptides forever! I’m glad you are having such a great experience with this.

    I love this post girl! I am a recent graduate and I can definitely relate with the gap year feelings.

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Thanks Azanique! Good luck to you & your future 🙂

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    Iliana Garcia

    December 6, 2017

    I love monthly favorites! It’s a great way to discover new products. Please keep these coming. You’ve great products here 🙂

    xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Thank you Iliana! I love reading other monthly favorites too 🙂

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    Christina

    December 6, 2017

    I love Live PD too! Such a fun show to watch. Those Pixi pads look awesome.

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Right?! It is so entertaining. Thanks Christina!

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    Rachael

    December 6, 2017

    I’ve heard great things about the vital proteins, and need to check them out along with the Pixi peel pads! They both sound amazing, and your Grateful sweatshirt is so cute!
    Rachael

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Thank you Rachael! I absolutely love both items!

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    sharon wu

    December 6, 2017

    i’ve heard great things about the pixi glow pads but haven’t tried for myself yet. will have to add it to my list of things to try this or next month! your skin looks amazing darling! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/ugg-gift-warmth-elevated-style/

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      Amanda

      December 11, 2017

      Thanks so much Sharon! You are so sweet!!

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    Bryanna

    December 6, 2017

    I have to try out that Grateful brand! Those leggings and sweatshirts look so cute! I also really love Pixi Beauty, but I have got to try those glow pads. They look so good. Thanks for the awesome round up!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

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      Amanda

      December 6, 2017

      Of course! The Grateful sweater is actually a Target find!!
      And you will LOVE the Pixi pads… they are life changing!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    Kasey | Running in Heels

    December 4, 2017

    ooh need to try out that pumpkin butter!

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 5, 2017

      Yes you do!! It’s so yummy, you’ll love it Kasey!

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    KatWalkSF

    December 4, 2017

    SO many great finds! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 4, 2017

      Of course! Thanks Kat!

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    Life of a Sister

    December 3, 2017

    These are some amazing picks!

    • Reply

      Amanda

      December 4, 2017

      Agreed! Thanks for stopping by!

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