1. bkr 500-ml Water Bottle in “Holiday” ($35)
I love, love, LOVE this 500-ml bkr bottle my friend Marisol got me for my birthday. It’s half the size of the full liter-sized bkr bottle I got for myself earlier this year, and for some reason, I guess because it’s much easier to carry around, when I carry it instead of the bigger bottle I end up drinking more water.
Both of them are made of the same solid, sturdy glass and have super cushiony rubberized sleeves to fully protect them (and they’re available in literally dozens of colors). Unlike my bigger one-liter flamingo-colored bkr bottle, “Minty” (that’s what I’ve named her) fits into my purse and the cup holder in my car, so she’s become my to-go bkr, while the bigger bkr mostly stays on my desk.
2. Chanel Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen ($45, available in six shades)
Yargh! — so obsessed.
I’ve been wearing this awesome tinted moisturizer a lot lately instead of full-coverage foundation, like when my family visited last week and also on my girls’ trip to Napa, because I can use it really fast!
It has a semi-matte, natural-looking finish, medium coverage, and it does lots of very lovely pore blurring (#yaaaas). The shade I use is called 40, by the way, but it’s also available in five other shades, all with a very light floral fragrance.
3. Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread ($3.99 for a 13-ounce jar)
Nutella is still my number one hazelnut spread because I think it’s smoother and more hazel-nutty, but to its credit, TJ’s “faux Nutella” is also pretty damn tasty!
It’s their Cocoa Almond Spread (but it also has hazelnut in it), and it’s been totally hitting the spot. I grabbed a bottle at TJ’s last Saturday because I didn’t want to drive all the way across town to Target just to get a jar of Nutella…because sometimes a girl just really, really, REALLY needs to have some Nutella (or something like it) on toast.
I may or may not have already finished half the jar…
4. Honolua Surf Co Kaalu Fleece in Pink Lemonade ($49.50)
My parents got me this as a gift on their recent trip to Oahu, and I’m full-on obsessed with it! The sleeves are the perfect length, the fleece feels super soft, and I like how it already looks broken in.
I’ve been practically living in this sweatshirt.
Honolua Surf Co is one of my favorite places to shop in Hawaii. They’ve got lots of cute tees and sweatshirts for women and men, and I like that their clothes aren’t carried in every other store on the mainland, so it seems a little more exclusive than Roxy and Quicksilver.
5. MAC Turquatic Body Wash ($35) and Hand and Body Cream ($35)
I think I mentioned in the Monday Poll that I’ve been battling a stomach bug for a few days. Well, it’s also been zapping the crap out of my energy.
Dude! I’ve been freaking tired. I was so tired that I even dozed off in a booth at the Cheesecake Factory in the middle of lunch last weekend!
I think there may have even been a French fry hanging from my mouth when it happened…
Anywho, all of this rambling is just to say that I’ve been so tired by the end of the day that I haven’t even wanted to shower, which is highly unusual for a girl who is normally obnoxiously enthusiastic about personal cleanliness.
Oh, my gosh! They smell SO GOOD — just like the regular MAC Turquatic fragrance (official fragrance notes include anemone, lotus, orris and Corsican blue cedar), only not as intense or “in your face,” so you don’t end up smelling like you just doused yourself with the stuff.
How about you, babe? What are five things you’ve been loving lately? 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,