I heart all five of these bad boys!
1. Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray ($23)
Have you ever had coconut Lifesavers before? I don’t know if they still are, but they used to be in the Tropical fruit packs.
Dang, I sure loved those things…
I’d always eat the other flavors first and save the coconuts for last, and then devour them all one after another like Cookie Monster eats Chips Ahoys! until I reached a state of sugar-fueled ecstasy.
I haven’t had one in years, which makes me a little sad because I looked them up online today, and apparently the Tropical Lifesavers are going the way of the dinosaurs… (*tears*)
Oh, well. At least I’ll still have Ouidad’s new Wave Create Sea Spray. Stuff smells EXACTLY like coconut-flavored Tropical Lifesavers.
And it’s not just the scent I like. When I spray it on my wavy hair while it’s wet and let my hair air dry, I get perfectly tousled tresses, well-defined waves and lots of great volume — a little messy, but not too messy, which I like. None of that annoying crunchy business, either, you sometimes get with other beach wave sprays, blech! And my hair still looks pretty good on the second day.
The 6.4-ounce bottle sells for $23 at Ulta stores and ouidad.com.
2. Lollia At Last White Petals & Rice Flower Handcreme ($25 for a 4-ounce tube)
This has been my favorite hand cream for a while because of the majorly moisturizing shea butter formula and the powdery rice flower, mimosa and magnolia scent.
I love the refreshing fragrance, so I like that it lingers throughout the day, and because the cream absorbs quickly into my skin, my fingers don’t feel slimy or greasy…so I can keep typing away at Tabs’ memoirs without skipping a beat.
I keep the big, cheerful 4-ounce tube at my desk right where I’m bound to see it, and it can remind me to moisturize during the day.
It’s available now at Neiman Marcus and neimanmarcus.com.
There’s also a smaller 0.33-ounce tiny tube for $7.50.
3. Mr. Bob Harris
I’ve seen Lost in Translation so many times that I’ve lost count.
Such. A. Great. Movie. And brilliant the way it just observes a shared moment in two lives in such a bittersweet and funny way.
I feel like I’ve had moments like that in my life.
And Bill Murray is just frickin’ hilarious! Next time you watch it, keep an eye on the people in the background in Bill Murray’s scenes (like the scene where he’s in the hospital waiting room). You can see a lot of them on the verge of cracking up!
I caught it on TV again last weekend and noticed something I’d never seen before. In the scene where Scarlett Johansson’s character gets a fax from her husband (it’s near the end of the movie), there’s a tube of NARS Lip Gloss right next to the fax machine!
Yes, I nerd out when I recognize makeup in movies.
It looks red…so I’m guessing it’s maybe Scandal?
I wonder if it’s a color Sophia Coppola likes…
Makes me love the movie even more!
I picked up two of these amazing Betsy Johnson Stocking Stripe T-Shirt Bras during the last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for $31 each (regular $48), and now that they’re no longer on sale, I’m kicking myself for not getting one more!
Two words: life changing. They’re cute, comfy and lift the girls nicely while adding just enough padding — but not so much that you feel like you’re wearing two torpedoes.
And there’s this clip in the back where you can hook the straps together to convert the bra into a racerback, so it’s like getting two different bra styles in one.
5. Senna’s Sketch-A-Brow Pencil ($18)
This twist-up brow pencils’s tip is very thin, and when I use it to fill in my fuzzy lil’ caterpillars, they end up looking full, like regular eyebrows! — not a bald brow spot in sight (I’m talkin’ to you, Raul!).
Check out the tiny comb on the other side of the pencil. It’s super small, super precise and super adorable.
I feel like I have a lot of control with this pencil and really like how natural my brows look when I use it.
It comes in four shades; the one I use is Dark Taupe, a medium dark brown — the third darkest of the four.
Lasts all day, too, and it’s available now on Senna counters and online.
Viva la big brows!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,