Can’t be free from these Friday Faves!

So when I woke up this morning, I was going to channel the montra of my girlfriend Fit Chick Britt and pull a make-up free Friday so that I could respond to her last week’s post asking for pictures. So I did my hair, got dressed, put on my usual pearl earrings, and kind of looked around feeling bizarre. I had an extra 10 minutes, felt clean and refreshed…oh, and looked rough.  So I broke down and said I would only put on bronzer. And then decided I looked like I had spent too long in the sun, and needed some eyeliner. 10 minutes later I had a full face of make-up on and had thrown any fresh and clean aspirations out my apartment window. But I was thinking on my way to work…what are things that I could be free of? Hairspray free Friday? Not a chance, I would look like a furball. Underwear free Friday? That’s just not kosher. Deodorant free Friday? Matthew McCoughnahay is the only person that can actually pull that off. Caffeine free Friday? That came to mine as I was already sipping on my diet Dr. Pepper for the morning.  iPhone free Friday?  You’re out of your mind. Contact free Friday? I usually save that for days that I wouldn’t be driving or looking at things aimlessly in the office thereby being a danger to myself and others.   In the end, I didn’t come up with anything sadly enough. Maybe next week I can give it another shot.

Well, along the lines of things I just can’t have a day free of, here’s another addition of Five Friday Faves. These five things are things I just couldn’t go a day without!

BioSilk Silk Therapy Hair Drops-This is a must literally every day, since I wash my hair every day. We can skip the lectures about how bad that is for your hair and scalp (I get them from my mother all the time) and just let that go since my hair gets gnarly easily. And blonde hair that is dirty, look just vile. But since I do wash it every day, I have to use something to put the shine in it, and protect it from the daily heat treatments. A year or so ago, a girlfriend was at my house and I borrowed some of hers, and BioSilk has now completely changed my hair. I always had really fried and brittle looking hair, but not its soft and silky and in good condition. It is a little expensive, but a bottle lasts a long time and it is completely worth it! Good hair products are key…we’ll save my hair spray obsession for another post, as it deserves one to itself.

Chobani Greek Yougurt-Can’t go without breakfast! I have to eat every day, and use to eat a wide array of breakfast, just depending on what I had at the house. Then I tried Chobani, realized it tasted good, was full of protein and actually kept me full until lunch. So now, the only change I have in my daily breakfasts, are what flavor I am going to eat. My favs are blueberry and raspberry, but mango and lemon are a fun fruity twist. I keep a ton on hand so that I never run out in the morning!

Pandora Radio iPhone App-There is nothing better than waking up to Jason Aldean singing something wonderfully country in the morning. Well, maybe waking up to Jason Aldean, but let’s be realistic here. Pandora radio on the iPhone is my staple for the morning. It gives me all the country music mix I could want, without having to download a bunch of music and make giant playlists. After an hour of getting ready (its not THAT long, come on guys…) I have heard some great country music and am in a great mood to get up and go! Usually there is some hairbrush microphone singing and dancing involved too 😉 this app right here is just one of the reasons I can’t gave an iPhone free Friday..where would I get my tunes from?!

Super B Vitamin Complex-I love B12. And B6. I started taking it after surgery because it is a neuro-stimulator, but it actually has so many health benefits for the body that I never stopped! It helps with energy, metabolism, focus, brain function, concentration…everything! I switched recently to taking an overall B Complex pill instead of just a B-12, because it contains Vitamin C, D, Biotin and Folic Acid as well for added benefits. I got my bottle at either GNC or Vitamin world they are small pills with no weird flavoring. I don’t depend on the pill for my necessary vitamin intake and always try to eat foods that contain proper amounts of vitamins, but a supplement never hurts to fill in the gaps. A vitamin a day keeps the doctor away…hopefully!

 Rosebud Company Salve-my lifesaver all day! This wonderful stuff works on lips, cuticles, elbows, legs…anywhere! It is light, moisturizing, lasts forever and smells so great. You can get it for like $8 at Sephora in the little kiosk by the counter. I have a few of them laying around, and have tried multiple flavors. Classic Rosebud is my favorite, but the Strawberry is also so great. It is the last thing I do before going to bed every night!

Hope you enjoyed hearing about my 5 daily must haves! What is something YOU can’t live without daily?

On another riday not…tToday is my last day at CWCD and I really have enjoyed my clerkship here. It was a great firm to work for, I learned so much and I value the time I spend here this summer with terrific people! When I get off work, I am off to the lake for the weekend to enjoy the holiday! This will be my first vacation all summer and I just cannot wait!!!!! Then I have one more week until I head home to HOUSTON, TEXAS for the duration of the summer! Have a very happy Friday everyone!

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My blog is nor professional advice. I'm not a chef, a nutritionist, a certified sports medicine professional or a lawyer (yet.) I'm just a girl who tries to cook healthy for herself, coaches off personal playing experience, lives by the law she knows and understands and blogs for enttertainment. Seek out a professional if you need help is any of the above categories. Thanks for reading!