Obsessions: 10.27.17

Anyone else feel like it’s been the longest week ever? We finally made it to the weekend. Other than scrambling to put together a Halloween costume, here’s what we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Gimme All The Snacks


I’ve been watching friend of the blog, Snack Queen, review assorted snacks on her Snapchat for a while and I’m thrilled to report, she has an Instagram now. Check it out for brutally honest reviews of snacks and send her some requests if you’re too nervous to sample a weird snack. 10/10 would recommend: @gimmeallthesnacks

Lash Extensions

lash extensions
Image via Into the Gloss

I drove down to Cincinnati this past weekend with friend of the blog, Jamie, and was BLOWN AWAY by her amazing lash extensions. Literally blown away, they were creating their own wind with every blink. Apparently, they are individually glued to each lash and can last from 3–6 weeks. As a certified low-maintenance high-maintenance person, I love anything that seems high maintenance while you’re getting it done, but really cuts down on day to day prep time. So lash extensions are definitely on my radar now. Anyone else have experience with lash extensions? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!



Bargain Beauty Finds

elf face primer

Last month I told you guys how obsessed I am with Beautypedia. I was searching for a new makeup primer and reading their review convinced me to try the e.l.f. face primer. Well this week I finally finished off my old stuff and whipped this new one out. Verdict is in and I love it! It’s lightweight, is the same consistency as the more expensive Smashbox or Sephora options and at only $4.99, is truly a beauty bargain.

Girlfriend Collective Leggings

dusty rose girlfriend collective leggings

I finally ordered myself a pair of the Girlfriend Collective leggings. They are made from recycled water bottles and to top it off, this month any purchase of their dusty rose line benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and arrives in a sweet boob pouch. All the feel-good stuff aside, let me just say the 3/4 length are the leggings I’ve always been looking for. At 5’5″ I don’t consider myself on the short side however full-length leggings always end up with so much extra fabric for me. These 3/4 length are perfect! I’ll be ordering myself a second pair pronto.


Veggie Crock Pot Lasagna

It’s officially Crock Pot season, which means I’m on the lookout for new recipes to try. I made this veggie Crock Pot lasagna this week and I have to say, I was really impressed! It was, in fact, super easy to make and is pretty delicious! I used spinach instead of kale and cottage cheese because Aldi didn’t have any ricotta. If you aren’t convinced to try it yet, consider this: Zac doesn’t think a meal is complete unless there’s meat involved and he LOVED this recipe. I had to break it to him that it was just spinach. Worth checking out if you’re looking for an easy dinner!

Now Reading

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. As a true crime fanatic, I’ve come across this book a lot in online articles and podcasts. Although it’s fiction, it tells the story of a teenager who committed a school shooting through the eyes of his mother, who is trying to understand how this happened. It’s a little verbose, but so far it’s interesting. The beginning is focusing a lot on the relationship between the parents and the mother’s life pre-kids, which I find a little tedious. I’m sure it will be important to the overall story though so I’m powering through!

This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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