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Georgia’s 5 Favs: Yankee Candle Tarts and a Couple Other Things I’m Into This Week!

This week, I’m all over the place!  Some candle scents, some food and some make-up.  You just never know what I’ll be excited about on another round of Georgia’s 5 Favs!

1. Detox Water –

Detox Water
Detox Water

My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for this “detox” water last weekend.  And I’ve been drinking it ever since!  I’m not so sure that I buy into the whole “detox” thing, but I know that this recipe makes me drink more water throughout the day.  It has just enough flavor to make it much more exciting than plain water.  And that’s a good thing!

3 quarts of water

3 lemons, cut into slices

1 cucumber, cut into rounds.

15 mint leaves, torn

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and let it sit overnight.  Drink up!

2.  Nashville

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‘Nashville’ has made my 5 Favs list before, so it’s no secret that I love the show.  The acting, the story and my, oh, my, the music.  It’s just so good.  I’m loving the good lawyer that Deacon is dating, I’m also loving Tandy’s involvement of her daddy’s arrest…  So much goodness in one show.  You can watch it on Wednesday night at 10PM on ABC.

3.  Yankee Candle Tarts

Yankee Candle Tarts

I love Yankee Candle, I have their candles throughout my house, especially the Pumpkin Spice scent right now, but waiting in the wings are Mistletoe and Holiday Garland.  I’m so excited for Christmas that I’m ready to start burning these holiday scents today!  But besides the actual candles, I recently started a love affair with Tarts.  The little wax tarts last longer (IMO) and the scent is stronger than the candles.  And the tart warmers are really cute.  They have a lot of Christmas themed warmers right now.  Love them.

4. Trader Joe’s Fig Butter

Trader Joe's Fig Butter

I suppose it wouldn’t be a complete Georgia’s 5 Favs without an untouchable Trader Joe’s product!  I picked up this little gem a little while ago and I’ve fallen head over heels in love with it.  If you like dried figs, you will love this “butter.”  It’s not really butter, it’s a super thick jam.  Just this morning, I paired some with peanut butter on a toasted hot dog roll….  I would normally just eat my fig and peanut butter on normal toast, but I’m trying to clear out my freezer at home.  So, hot dog roll it was!  Whatever you put it on, (if you can ever find a Trader Joe’s….) try the fig butter.

5.  Benefit Watt’s Up Hi Lighter

Benefit Watt's Up
Benefit Watt's Up
Benefit Watt's Up

Of course, I got this sample in my Birchbox….  It’s a hi-lighter for your eyes, or cheeks, or I guess whatever you want to hi-light!  The sample is super small, but it seems to be lasting forever.  I like to wear it directly under my eyebrow for a bit of shimmer.  I’ve also tried it on my cheeks, mixed with a bit of blush.  It’s light pink and very shimmery, but in a subtle way.  I don’t know how well that came through with the pictures above.  Get some, it’s lovely.

So there you go!  Comment below if you have any fun new products, recipes, workouts, etc!  I will check them out and possibly feature it here on Georgia’s 5 Favs!

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