Note: any time you start your day seeing a narwhal, or a picture of a narwhal, emerging from the sea with Christmas ornaments or other seasonal or holiday decorations on his/her tusk, well, chances are you’re gonna have a good day. 🙂
This is one of the reasons I looove this Trader Joe’s Decaf Candy Cane Green Tea. My heart will break into a trillion tiny pieces when I finish the box.
I was hoping it would last me through this last leg of my pregnancy, up through BG’s big debut, a.k.a. the day she gets her eviction notice, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen, and I’m kinda freaking out a little… Since it’s seasonal, I think they already pulled it off the shelves for the year at Trader Joe’s.
Serves me right for not stockpiling…
Also in green tea news, this cleanser!
It’s called Neogen Dermalogy Real Fresh Foam Green Tea Cleanser. It’s $19 and looks good enough to drink (but please don’t).
It looks like there are bits of real tea down there at the bottom…
The bottle says that it’s a 100% Naturally Brewed Soothing Bio-Cleanser for sensitive skin.
I’m very finicky about my cleansers, and a lot of them leave my combo skin feeling super tight and dry, but this foaming face cleanser doesn’t. As far as I can remember, I’ve never used a foaming face cleanser before (I’ve used plenty of foam hand washes, but never a face cleanser), and I like it. It feels like I’m really babying my face.
When I rinse off the foam, my skin feels clean, great, and it smells faintly of green tea.
The ingredient list is RIDICULOUSLY LONG, but most of the things in there are plant extracts…
I’ve also started using Son & Park Beauty Water, a $30 hydrating toner that smells like roses and adds a great deal of moisture (I apply it with a cotton pad after cleansing).
Both products are available from sokoglam.com, in their “Best of Beauty List,” and both of them get great reviews.
I think it’s only a matter of time before I’m fully involved in the 10-step Korean beauty skin care regimen, for real!
Oh! — here’s something fun. El Hub got me this book from a store called Francesca’s at the mall the other day. It’s called the Q&A a Day 5-Year Journal.
There are 365 pages, and each one has a single question at the top and five little sections for answers at the bottom. You’re supposed to just quickly jot down the year and one answer, and then you do that every day for five years.
It’s kinda cool, and it looks like a real book! As you go through it, year after year, you can look back at your earlier answers.
I always mean to do more journaling, but it feels like I never have enough time. Maybe this will be sort of a workaround that doesn’t involve the commitment of a full journal entry.
Some of the questions are very thoughtful and interesting, too, while others are just slice-of-life convo starters.
Today’s question for February 2 is, “Who do you live with?” and so my answer for 2016 was, “El Hub and Tabs, although that will be changing soon to El Hub, Baby Girl and Tabs (hopefully my senior tabby will still be around, awww!).”
Do you keep a journal, and are you good about maintaining it?
Talk to you soon, my friend. Bye!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,