1. Creamy pastel pink manis
I’ve been into opaque pastel bridal-style manis lately, specifically pale, creamy pinks. There’s something so refreshing about them… Maybe it’s because they remind me of ice cream? An added bonus is when the edges chip — which is inevitable these days, since I wash my hands about 6,924 times a day — because you can’t really see the nicks unless you look really closely.
2. Archer Farms Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee Light Roast Ground Coffee
I don’t like it when coffee is bitter and tastes like punishment. Blech! Gimme a smooth and easy to drink cup of coffee any day of the week. I guess I’m a wimp like that.
Anyway, this vanilla flavored coffee from Target has very little bite, and the vanilla bean and crème brulee flavors are present but not overpowering.
I love when I can find it… Seems like it’s always out of stock these days, but I’ve also seen it available online.
3. Ooly Pastel Liners
These rainbow pastel markers are double ended. They have an angled tip on one side and a fine tip on the other, and ooh! — the surge of satisfaction I feel when I cross items off my to-do list with these markers. It’s off the charts!
Multi-colored rainbow lists are the best.
4. Deep belly breathing
A few weeks ago I set a reminder on my phone to chime every few hours to remind me take some deep belly breaths throughout the day, and those breath breaks make a HUGE difference in my overall mental health.
Yes, having to remind myself to breathe felt silly at first, but with current events as they are…I don’t care anymore! 🙂 When you reach the point where your shoulders scrunch up to your ears and stay there all day long, you’ll try anything.
Five or six deep breaths take all but a minute or two, and I do it every few hours to help my nerves.
5. Free People Movement Om Crew Neck Tank Tops
I bought a few of these $15 tanks on a whim a few weeks ago to wear with my stretchy workout pants, and I like ’em. A lot. They’re lightweight, and the fabric is pretty thin, which I like, because we’ve already started with the 90-degree days here, and it’s been a struggle to, ya know, actually wear real clothes.
These tanks feel light as air, and they’re a bit “see through” depending on the color, so wear a cute sports bra underneath and call it a day.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,