Happy Friday!  I hope you had a great week.  Mine was….long.  I was off sick last week and the week before that I was off/working from home so this was the first full week I’ve worked in a little under a month.  On top of that, I’m still not feeling great – this flu/virus/whatever it is, really likes me and doesn’t want to leave.  It’s starting to get really frustrating so I’m hoping that by next week I’m back to normal.

Have you seen OPI‘s new Hello Kitty collection?  I’m not a Hello Kitty fan myself but I will be hunting these down!  I definitely want Look at My Bow, Spoken from the Heart, and Charmmy & Sugar and Small + Cute = <3.  Lots of pinks and surprisingly I don’t own many pink polishes.  These is the perfect Valentine’s Day collection!

Did you heard about the EOS lip balm controversy?  Someone filed a class action lawsuit against the company claiming their lip balms caused such bad irritation around her lips that she required medical attention.  Normally I’d roll my eyes when I see something like this because it just comes across as a cash grab.  But I’ve actually had a similar (albeit lesser) reaction to their lip balms.  However I just stopped using them and it went away….not sure why this wasn’t an option here.  And if I were to sue a company every time I had an allergic reaction to one of their products – let’s just say I’d be pretty rich.  Or in debt up to my ears in legal fees.

I’ve recently discovered my new favourite design tool for my blog – Canva!  I’m using it to design a new header, because I used PicMonkey to design my current one and it’s always been blurry, no matter if I size it to the proper specifications or not.  There’s so much you can do with Canva that is completely free – and you can pay for the extras as you go (if you want them).  I still really like PicMonkey for photo editing but I’m excited to see what I can do with Canva!

Who was your best dressed at the Golden Globes?  I’ll be honest, I rarely watch the actual award shows and lately, not even the Red Carpet Shows (I find the questions so stupid, pointless and awkward) so I keep an eye on sites like People and US to see what everyone is wearing.  I think my favourite overall was Amy Adams.

I made the Fox & She’s Get Better Chicken Noodle Soup recipe last weekend and it was really good.  I made a few modifications: I added 3 cloves of garlic, omitted the onion (I thought I had one in the house and I didn’t) and topped it with freshly shaved Parmesan Reggiano.  Oh I and I just used up a rotisserie chicken that we had for dinner the night before (which worked really well!).  I’m kind of soup-ed out for the time being, but next up I’d like to try making an Italian Wedding Soup.

Alright well after a wild and crazy Friday night, I’m headed to bed early and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  Have a great weekend!

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0 thoughts on “This & That Fridays – January 15”

  1. I saw some Hello Kitty OPI at Winners! I was a little bit disappointed with the handle design – it’s just a shrink wrap over the regular handle… looks kind of cheap. I really did like the colour Small + Cute = <3 and am debating getting it.
    100% agree with you about the lawsuit – I'm allergic to so many products! I don't turn around and sue the company. They have absolutely NO grounds in this case.
    Question for you – do you do all of your blogging from your phone / tablet? I'm genuinely curious. I dislike using the phone for anything besides Instagram and Twitter – I cannot imagine editing photos from it. I need a real computer (laptop) dammit.

      1. Sorry I missed your question about how I blog – I do most of it on an iMac (posts, photo editing, etc.). Sometimes I respond to comments using my phone, but I rarely use my tablet (just easier to use my phone I guess). I have a keyboard case for my tablet that I bring with me when I travel it works okay for typing up posts but that’s about it. It needs to be connected to wifi for the keyboard to work, which I find really annoying. I’d estimate that I use my iMac for 90% of the things I do for my blog. What about you?

  2. I do all of my posts on my laptop (PC) and commenting sometimes on my phone. I really dislike the tablet – we just use that to check the weather and watch youtube videos sometimes lol!

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