Otherwise know as THE JAWS OF LIFE! I bought this on a whim at Target, and now every other hair clip is dead to me. If you have long, thick or otherwise unruly hair, this will do wonders for you.
It has more teeth than your standard-issue claw clip, so it feels stronger and sturdier, and when I twist my hair up into a bun and secure the ends with this clip, the bun actually stays put, which NEVER happens when I use a single run-of-the-mill clip.
I got the large size for $3, but they also have small ones, too.
I picked up two issues of this local magazine in Monterey last weekend (I believe it’s free in town). One was in our room, and I found the other one on the counter in a fancy-schmancy organic ice cream shop.
It has gorgeous photography and captivating writing! You’ll want to stay up reading about goat cheese all night long, even though you’re completely exhausted from sightseeing…
3. The Ninja Blender
My in-laws gave this to us while they were moving last month, and it’s the most terrifying blender I’ve ever owned.
So many blades!
I fear for my life every time I wash it…
But it slices through anything you feed it. Even lemon pits don’t stand a chance and get obliterated to bits. My green juices have been the smoothest they’ve ever been.
It’s not the most intuitive device, however (the first time I used it, I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to turn it on), but once you get the hang of it, it’s great.
4. “Do Not Disturb” mode on the iPhone
That “moon symbol” on your iPhone silences incoming texts and calls when you press it, but it still allows emergency calls to come though if someone tries to repeatedly call you.
Very handy if your alerts are set on vibrate, and you come from a family of night people who text things like pictures of bacon at odd hours (side note: true story). I turn it on just before I go to bed and turn it off first thing in the morning.
5. Fitness Blender workouts
I’ve been doing the HIIT ones by Kelli, and by the end I’m sweating like a mofo. But they have all sorts of non-HIIT workouts, too, like for core, arms, back, etc.
If you try the HIIT ones, you should probably have a few real life classes under your belt, because the videos don’t delve too deeply into technique. She just jumps right in, which I like.
Just did this one yesterday.
The visual extras on the screen are very helpful, like there’s a bar on the right-hand side that lets you know how much of your workout is left, and there’s also a mini preview screen in the upper left that shows you the upcoming move.
Kelli works you hard, and I like that she’s also chatty but not obnoxiously perky. You can also add your own music, since they purposefully don’t include music in the background.
So that’s me. 🙂 What have you been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,