The first one of 2018!
1. “The future has an ancient heart.”
Like most quotes, it means different things to different people. I like to think it means that someday in the future, if I’m lucky, my heart will brim with knowledge and love gleaned from a rich life of experiences and time with friends and family.
2. Babies in raincoats
Can I still call her a baby? I know she’s officially a toddler. She turns 2 in March (!). I can’t even believe that.
3. Cocktail-ing skin care products
The new year has me thinking about skin care, like ACID TONERS. I just ordered the famous Biologique Recherche P50 1970 toner last week, so I’ve been doing this intense multi-step process in the morning and at night, and ya know what?
I’m already over it.
Even when I’m multitasking and doing other things, I get antsy and want to get on with my life as I’m waiting for two separate layers of toners dry, followed by three separate serums that take a couple more minutes each…
My routine at the moment is up to 10 steps, and that’s JUST the morning.
It might be overkill, I know, but I don’t want to give up yet. I have started mixing products to save a little time, though. I blend two of the serums together in my palm, then pat the concoction on my face and neck. Same with my moisturizers. I used to apply a layer of face oil, wait, then do a separate face balm, but now I just mix the oil and balm together and plop them on.
In my perfect skin care scenario, I would only do three or four steps max. Dunno if I’ll ever get there, but I keep trying.
4. Label makers
I’ve been labeling everything with mine lately, and I mean EVERYTHING.
Yeah, it looks totally geeky, but who cares? My life is way less chaotic when I have a label telling me exactly where something goes after I use it.
Thank you, Epson Label Printer!
I tend to put things in the most random places, BTW… Which is probably why I lost my glasses, haha!
5. Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile Tea
This stuff is so delicious! The honey and vanilla are strong and sweet, but they don’t overpower the chamomile.
I got this to sip at night before bed, but I love it so much that I have a cup during the workday, too.
What have you been loving lately? Your car’s butt warmers (shout-out to Ruchita)? Wearing red lipstick as a stain (KIM!)? Cats who give their assistants Sephora gift cards (Kitty Face)? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,