1. Conditioning washes
I’ve been washing my wavy hair with conditioner to give it a break from harsher shampoos a few times a week for years, so it’s been kind of cool to see some of the big hair care brands embrace the whole “co-wash” trend as a thing.
When I feel minty, I use Pureology Hydrate Cleansing Conditioner ($34), because it makes my scalp minty and tingly (feels so clean!); Living Proof Curl Conditioning Wash ($26) or Living Proof Curl Detangling Rinse ($26) when I need serious, real-deal intense detangling; or Aveda Be Curly Co-Wash ($24) or Aveda Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque ($27) when my hair needs a shot of moisture.
2. The Girl’s Guide: Getting the Hang of Your Whole Complicated, Unpredictable, Impossibly Amazing Life, by Melissa Kirsch ($13.50 on Amazon)
Talk about practical advice on seriously everything! This terrific tome was probably written with college-age girls and 20-somethings in mind, but I’m sure women of all ages will find something helpful in it.
- Figuring Out What Looks Best on You
- How to Get a Haircut You Don’t Hate
- Hassle-Free Laundry
- Moving Home Doesn’t Make You a Loser
- The Messy Intersection of Dating and Social Media
- Where Are All My New Friends?
Finances, finding roommates, making and keeping friendships, cleaning, clothing — seriously, freaking everything! It’s like a kind older sister or a wise mentor…in paperback. Highly recommended.
You didn’t hear it from me, but apparently “strobing” is the new contouring, and all I have to say about that is THANK GOODNESS. 🙂
Basically, it’s extreme highlighting, where you carefully place the product on whatever you want to showcase or feature.
Yeah, I’m down.
4. Sleeping masks
I’ve already got an intense skin care mask fetish, so I figured that sleeping masks would just be a logical way to take it a step further. You apply these before bed so they can do their thang while you dream of Johnny Depp circa the the 21 Jump Street era…
Multitasking at its finest.
5. Essie Polish in All Access Pass
This dark indigo-ish violet is equal parts moody and fun, and it’s my latest summer pedi crush.
Your turn, babe! 🙂 What are five (or as many as you can think of) things you’ve been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day.