5 Things I Recently Bought and Really Love

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning! Happy Friday!

I recently bought a few things that I really love, so I thought telling you guys about them might make a fun blog post. Hey, I figured if I’m totally obsessed with these things, you might love them, too!

Red Carpet Professional LED Light

After returning the UV nail lamp that I purchased a couple of weeks ago, I took the recommendation of some readers to check out the Red Carpet Professional LED Light. I went to Ulta (FYI: Ulta has a coupon for $3.50 off any $10 purchase) to see what it was all about. One of the sales associates raved about it to me, so I immediately bought one. I already had the gel nail polishes at home, so I just needed the LED light.

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect after my first experience with an at-home gel manicure machine, but the Red Carpet Professional LED Light surpassed all of my expectations. IT REALLY WORKS! And it works well! It only takes 45 seconds for each coat and the polish hardens right up. And, the most important part, it LASTS. Holy crap, it lasts! I always destroy my manicures (I’m really rough with my hands””CrossFit, etc.), but one manicure lasted 12 days without a single chip or peeling off! INCREDIBLE! This thing is better than a gel manicure from a salon. It is totally worth the investment!


Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel

I bought a bottle of Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel after getting my hair cut and styled at an Aveda salon few weeks ago. I loved how my hair turned out, so I bought this product so I could recreate the look at home. I put it in my hair before I blow dry it, and it comes out super straight with no frizz. It’s also light-weight and not sticky. Sometimes, I’ll put it in my hair wet and not blow dry, and it still helps fight the frizz and leaves my hair pretty straight (I’ll use a flat iron if I want it really smooth). The bottle was kind of expensive, but a little goes a long way!

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Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus

A bunch of you guys raved about this hummus, so I just had to see what it was all about. And, boy, were you guys onto something. This stuff is incredible!

When I saw this White Bean & Basil Hummus at Trader Joe’s the other day, I didn’t want to buy a big tub of it just in case I didn’t like it. I didn’t see any smaller containers, so I just bought the 16 ounce size and hoped for the best. Well, I’m really glad I bought the big one because it’s so tasty””tons of garlic and basil flavor. I’ve been snacking on it non-stop with rice crackers since I bought it. SO GOOD!

white bean and basil hummus

Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Tots

I stumbled upon these Sweet Potato Tots at Trader Joe’s in the freezer section awhile back. I bought a bag, ate them for dinner one night/fell in love, and I have thought about them ever since. I finally went back to Trader Joe’s last weekend and totally stocked up on them. If you like sweet potatoes, you will love these!

sweet potato tots

Ecover Ecological Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Ok, this one is kind of random, but it’s been sort of life-changing since I bought them. I always thought we had a crappy dishwasher/loaded our dishwasher too full because the dishes wouldn’t get sparkling clean and sometimes had little pieces of food stuck on them. I bought these Ecover Ecological Automatic Dishwasher Tablets on a whim at Stop & Shop a few weeks ago, and they work really well! Our dishes are sparking clean now! It’s amazing. It’s like we have a brand new dishwasher!

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Question of the Day

What’s something you’ve recently purchased and really love?

P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a pair of Reebok Sublite sneakers! I’ll pick two winners when I get home next week!

P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a pair of Reebok Sublites! I’ll pick 2 winners when I get home!

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