Friday Favorites Tips & Tricks

Friday Favorites

I had so much to say about some of these favorites I figured it was worth making a little video.

Let me know how you feel about that, I’m happy to do more if you like getting a little more dish on each thing in the round up:)

OXG Kakui Oil Shampoo and conditioner 


Lululemon Align Pant

Double Decker Compact

Maskcara Eyeshadows


Mine Tan Extreme Dark

Colour Pop Lip Color 

Thirdlove Tee Shirt Bra

Hope you guys have the best long weekend!
Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, it’s been so busy around here! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you still stopping by even when the posts are farther between!

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    September 2, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I love your videos and they have always been my favorite, but this one is a little too long. I like to hear the fine points and I found myself fast forwarding between products. Just a suggestion for next times

    P.s. Just ordered some new highlighter! Woot woot

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    September 2, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Love the Friday Favorites video! It was such a treat to watch and listen to as I did my nails – freed me up to multitask. Also it was really cool to see you hold up (and even try on) the items that you talked about. Completely enjoyed the WHOLE story of the Milk Moisturizer. I never thought about it much when you first debuted it but now (sans story) am tempted to give it a try. Happy Friday!

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    Helen Pappas Spalding
    September 2, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Please keep up your Friday Favorites Videos! You are so adorable! I’m an old lady (53) and probably not your target market but I do learn a lot from you. I’ve been following you for a few years and really admire your life/work ethic. Plus you are beautiful!

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    Jenny C
    September 2, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Friday favorites are MY favorite. And this one was made for me. I love Alogns and colour pop, too! Ultra matte lip is so creamy and long lasting…

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    Dani Fagan
    September 2, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I find videos much more engaging than reading, its so easy to skip over text whereas I found watching and hearing about the favourites this way to be really enjoyable. And staring at your ever dereasing nose size had me hooked too haha the HACing just gets better and better! Besos x

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    September 2, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Loved the video blog instead if reading. I could actually listen & watch while wearing earbuds at work.

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    September 2, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Oh videos for sure!!! I could listen and work through emails (double screen). Nothing beats HEARING the enthusiasm about a product!! I loved the Milk story!!!! Awesome!!! Thanks for the info. Thanks for your time. And thanks for your cool products!!!

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    September 2, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for sharing! Would love to hear a little more about the tanner… I’ve been following you for a long time and try pretty much any tanner you suggest lol do you use it on your face? I’m really looking for something to even out my face to the darkness of my body. Sadly, Tomas just doesn’t cut it for me. It doesn’t last if I put it on the night before and if I put it on in the morning before makeup it makes me SO shiney and muddy looking 🙁

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    Katie Bailey
    September 2, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I tried to look into ordering the self tanner and the website only lists Australia and NZ as shipping countries… how did you get some? I would love it try it! Love the video and your choker!

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    Allison Huff
    September 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I had to put the video on pause to chime in about the Lulu pants!! I’m a Pilates instructor so I live in workout clothes (even when I’m not teaching……sadly). Anyways I have several pairs of the Lulu pants that are at least 7-8 years old. The key is to wash them with other workout gear or just t-shirts and stuff. No towels!!! If you wash them with towels they’ll get those pilly things. Also best to hang dry-I know its a lot of work but will really make them last longer. If you have to dry them, just use a low setting and again make sure they are with other workout stuff or at the very least no towels, fleece, etc. I just got my first pair of Athleta pants and I must say…..Lulu has some competition!!! Ok back to the video. You’re so cute!

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    September 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Keep doing the videos (when your time allows…2 babies, eesh!) So the MILK…. you recommended the product to me at an event and same thing…NO FREAKING SHOPPING CART! I was like “Why would she recommend this product that I cannot buy, like anywhere?” Now it makes sense. I’m going to have to order today!
    Question though, how should I prep my skin before? Cleanser, exfoliating? I have CURE, (PMD made my skin worse I feel)but haven’t found a cleanser I love. I do have the clarisonic. I feel liike I have this huge arsenal of everything that should clear up & even out my skin, yet the breakouts and irritations just keep on comin’! Will MILK help?

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    September 2, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Loved the video! Thank you! I didn’t realize that the eyeshadows are creamy?! Yay 🙂

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    September 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I totally enjoyed the video and had to have the bralette! 😉 Any chance you would consider sharing the source of your choker? Love it!

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    September 2, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I love your video! You are too adorable!

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    September 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Yes, videos!! Obviously everyone loves your personality, and that shines through so much more on a video. I don’t even care that it was long.. I’m home all day with my kiddos, so I sat down with a cup of coffee during their nap to watch.. How fun! Like a quick coffee date with a friend to gush over some girl stuff for a few minutes! Lol
    More please! 🙂

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    Julie Rehmer
    September 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I definitely like the video better than the list. Thanks for sharing! I need to check out Milk. I’m hoping it has built in spf.

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    Kiersten militoni
    September 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    love the video sooo much!! ive been thinking of getting a naked pallet but i think i get yours first 🙂

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    Maggie Thurber
    September 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I love your video! My Lorac Pro palette is all out of my fav colors, but I have been hesitating to buy a new palette b/c I still have colors I haven’t used and it seems like such a waste. I love your idea and can’t wait to purchase your eye shadows. PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE do some eye shadow tutorials with your new shadow. I would love to know what I can do with it.

    PS loved the video. wasn’t too long. After a long day with my sweet kiddos it was a nice break to watch it!

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    September 2, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Cara, FIRST, I have been watching the choker trend come back, and I have been really hating it until I saw you with yours. I’m smitten!! You totally pulled it off.

    Second, I loved hearing the story behind MILK. Fascinating. And yes, I was still watching. 😉

    I usually have a hard time sitting and watching a video and I like being able to quickly skim through it in an email. I think video is so fun, but I think I prefer the list for Friday favorites…although I gotta say, it was nice to watch you pull everything on the screen rather than having to go to every link to check out each one. Ok, pros and cons both ways.

    Dying to try the eyeshadows and double decker! And I’m still excited for your makeup bag you hinted at once…

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    September 3, 2016 at 3:48 am

    I love everything that you post! Please keep the friday favorites going! 🙂 You could even post favorites more often than Friday and I don’t think anyone would be upset by this. 🙂
    Also, I know you are a big reader, post books that you have liked too. 🙂
    Thanks Cara! You are wonderful!

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    September 3, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Also, I really like Zella leggings too! Check them out, they are from Nordstrom but a lot more affordable. I think I just bought my leggings and crops for $25 dollars each from sale. They totally hold everything in I feel and are awesome quality!

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    Anna Bennion
    September 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    love the video!!! love it!

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    September 4, 2016 at 4:03 am

    YES videos. Loved it!

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    September 4, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Love the video idea! All of your videos feel so personable and make me feel like we are old friends catching up over coffee; your personality is so genuine! Keep it up, love your tips!

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    September 5, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I love that this was a mix of beauty and fashion, thank you!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Amy Spriggs
    September 6, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Loved the video! Can you please do an updated beauty/makeup capsule? I recently ordered my IIID foundation and would love to hear some of your other updated makeup recommendations! Thanks

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    September 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Love the videos! Keep ’em coming. Thanks for explaining the bralette thing… I’m tempted to try one.

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    Wendy Warden
    September 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    You are hilarious and I vote more videos!! I’m actually going to try the Milk moisturizer after hearing that story.

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    September 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Love the video format! You’re adorable. I tried the OGX Kukui Oil shampoo and conditioner this month as well! I didn’t love it, but I think it’s because I tried it on vacation and the water in Florida is weird. Has anyone else noticed that it is it just me? My husband thinks I’m nuts. I’m working on finishing 3 different moisturizers at the moment, but M I L K is my next (and hopefully last) stop on the moisturizer train. I’ve already recommended it to so many friends without even trying it. I trust your products that much!

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    September 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Love videos! I’m sure it’s more time consuming but I totally love them!

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    September 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I would contact Lululemon about your pants, they have great customer service! Love the video!

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    September 6, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Any chance MILK will come out with a Daytime moisturizer with SPF?

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    September 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I’m really curious about MILK. Since it has actual milk in it, how does it stay preserved? Usually milk products like yogurt need to be kept refrigerated. What keeps the moisturizer shelf stable at room temperature? I’m just nervous about it somehow growing bacteria. Is the website about it still active? I’d love to read more about the science behind it.

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    Alicia Mathot
    September 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Loved the video and “getting to know you” while watching it!!

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    September 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    It looks like MILK is the exact same cream available at Lactique, same story about the milk chemist in Utah and everything…. Theirs is less expensive. Am I missing something, or is it the same product??

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      September 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Hmm… interesting. After reading your comment, I looked up the Lactique product and it DOES seem exactly the same. Perhaps they are selling the product through different vendors? If it is in fact the same thing, each vendor is free to mark it up however they wish. Maskcara’s container is slightly larger and at least when I ordered, I got free shipping. Not sure what the shipping costs are at Lactique but perhaps theirs is a better deal? I would be very curious to hear from Cara what the story is behind this.

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        September 12, 2016 at 10:09 am

        I’m curious too, Rachel! I love Maskcara products and I’m sure MILK is fantastic. Just wanted to know the deets behind this if possible!

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          November 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

          Im curious also….i just purchased milk and then saw the lactique at an estheticians office and compared the two! Almost the exact same!

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    Michelle N
    September 7, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    LOVE the videos keep them coming! Thank you 🙂

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    Kiss & Make-up
    September 8, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Haha, there’s even lady things talk… 🙂 And oh yes, big difference between greasy and hydrated! That custom make-up palette really does look amazing, love the packaging.

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    September 8, 2016 at 3:27 am

    I have sensitive skin so I’m going to try out this Milk moisturizer, it sounds like a miracle! I’ll even make sure to review it afterwards. I don’t have a blog so I will use this app called Veleza ( ) where beauty lovers give advice and post reviews.
    Hope it all goes well, thanks for the video! 🙂

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    Christina Trapletti
    September 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    The double decker is so smart, I can’t believe nobody has thought of that before! You should start doing more videos I love them!

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    Meghan Sours
    September 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I wasn’t sold on the Milk, but after hearing your story behind it I’m going to save up for it, I’m so excited to try it now! I also really want the Double Decker and wanted to second that yes, you should do more videos on it! Especially since all that space seems a little overwhelming-could you go into more details on how to arrange it, or possibly how to arrange your palettes based on looks or skin tones?

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    September 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Definitely keep up the videos. They’re always more helpful than just a list. Thank you.

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    September 9, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I just got milk last night in the mail after seeing the video last week (don’t think an article would have persuaded me). Smells great! I think I was a little too eager and over applied last night because it felt tacky all night but this morning my face feels very smooth. I will after to try it under makeup today with a very thin layer.

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      September 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Curious to hear what you think after trying MILK under your makeup…

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        September 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

        after a few days of trying different things i still find it very sticky under makeup. Maybe this isn’t supposed to be worn under makeup but just as a ‘night cream’. Not sure. Don’t let my experience dissuade you from trying!

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          September 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm

          definitely a night cream! I wouldn’t put it on right before makeup:)

          • Shanna
            September 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm

            Omigosh! I guess I never gave it a thought when purchasing that you shouldn’t wear it under makeup like other moisturizers. I tossed the box already but I don’t remember the recommended usage directions. And the site doesn’t say that either. ( does it?).
            Thank you for clearing that up for me but you might consider clarifying that on the site.

          • Rachel
            September 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm

            Cara, how is MILK meant to be used? I also ordered it and don’t recall seeing any directions with it. I have been putting it on at night after washing my face, then washing my face in the morning before using a different moisturizer and putting on makeup. How much should you put on at once? You say it is meant to be used as a night cream so what do you recommend for a morning moisturizer before putting on makeup?

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    September 30, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I loved this video! After watching, I ordered MILK. It is as amazing as you say. I used to apply multiple layers of moisturizer and my skin would STILL feel dry and would become flaky under my makeup. Milk is so ultra hydrating and wonderful. I use it as a night cream and a day cream under my makeup. My makeup goes on great and my skin looks glowy and dewy. Thank you Cara!!

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    October 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I am so grateful that your highlighted the Third Love Tee Shirt Bra! Apparently I have never had a great fitting bra in my entire life and I am absolutely in love with that one! I now have 3 of them! Thank you so much!

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