Since it’s Thursday and all (edit: it’s just random; there’s no logical reason), I’m wondering what’s been making you want to clutch your pearls with delight.
Here are seven things that have been giving me major smiles lately. 🙂
Otherwise known as “Lotion for the Laziest of Alligator People.” My skin is so dry that it makes alligator skin look moisturized! But this stuff totally takes care of it (everywhere except on my Fred Flinstone feet, where I need something thicker). It leaves my skin feeling soft, but not greasy, and smelling faintly of coconut.
How moisturizing is it?
Pictures yourself standing in a tropical lagoon under a Hawaiian waterfall…and in this waterfall scenario, you look hot, of course.
Wait — to be honest, that’s hard to do because the water is really pouring down, so hold on to your bikini bottoms! (File this under “Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way.”)
I keep this stuff in my shower and spray it on my skin after toweling off (while I’m still in the shower). It’s easy to work in, and the bottle conveniently works when you hold it upside-down, which is super cool. I suggest spraying it into your palm first, and then massaging it into your arms and legs. That way you don’t accidentally spray the lotion all over your floors and walls.
2. Yes to Grapefruit Basil Liquid Hand Soap ($3.99)
And since we’re on the subject of saying yes to things, I also love the brand’s Yes To’s Grapefruit Basil Liquid Hand Soap ($3.99). It makes quick work of any dirt/gunk/oils/tabby hairs on my paws and works fast. It’s also non-drying (yay!) and lightly scented with grapefruit, which is one of my favorite things to eat.
Incidentally, sometimes I feel like I’m alone in this, because everyone around me detests the taste of grapefruit… Are you into it? Grapefruit 4-EVA is all I have to say.
3. The bkr 1-L Bottle in Sugar ($42)
This bkr water bottle! I’ve only been using it for a week, but I’m freaking ready to put a ring on it. I carry this thing everywhere!
Granted, it’s a lot heavier than a back-to-basics, standard plastic water bottle, but I don’t mind. I kinda like the solid glass heft. (The thick rubber sleeve should hopefully keep it from cracking if it’s ever dropped from a reasonable height… I’ll you know about that when/if it ever happens.)
The handle on the cap also feels juuuuuust right. I don’t know if the designers conducted any ergonomic studies or anything, but this bottle feels great in my hand.
I also like mouth because it’s not too huge/wide, and with every other water bottle I’ve owned, I end up spilling water all over my shirt all the time.
Doesn’t happen with this. I keep trying to find an excuse to get one of the smaller ones, too (I love the ones with the heart design) but yeah…one is enough for now.
I hope they make the liter-sized ones with a heart on it soon. Call me crazy (go on!), but I swear my water tastes better when I drink it from this bottle.
Yes, I know that’s impossible. 🙂
4. These Flamingo Vans ($55)
I’ve come to accept that I have absolutely no time for boring-@ss shoes. If my toes must be confined, I want them confined in the most interesting way possible, and this pair of mint green and flamingo Vans? HOLY FREAKING CRAP. I love them.
5. Golden Girls Lego
Let’s say that again: “Golden Girls Lego.”
I know, right!? YAAAAAAS! Lego runs a program called Lego Ideas where fans submit ideas for future products, and someone (WHO IS CLEARLY A GENIUS!!!) submitted a set inspired by Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia.
They even recreated the sets and scenes from the show! Now that’s some hardcore Golden Girls love.
I really hope this actually comes to fruition and goes on sale because I would be the first person in line to grab it. 😀
Which Golden Girl are you, by the way? I’m mostly Sophia, with a bit of Rose sprinkled in.
6. Byredo Parfums Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum ($145 for a 1.7-oz. spray bottle)
I’ve been reaching for Gypsy Water almost every other day since I started wearing it last October.
There must be thousands of sweet fruity floral fragrances on the market, and sometimes I just want something totally different. Gypsy Water is completely different. I haven’t caught any whiffs of it on other people, like how I’ll sometimes catch a whiff of a woman’s perfume as she walks by and be all, “Oh, that’s Angel,” or “Homegirl’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue today.” Not once have I walked by a woman and smelled Gypsy Water.
Officially, it starts with notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, juniper berries; opens into incense, pine needles and orris; then settles into amber, vanilla and sandalwood. Unofficially, I think it smells like adventure, individuality, courage and sunshine!
7. Light colors on lower water lines
Do you ever wear beige liner on your lower lash lines? It’s an old trick to make eyes look bigger that works by sort of making it look like there’s more space around the whites of your eyes.
I don’t think I described that very well, but anyway, it makes your eyes look bigger and more awake.
I know it sounds a little crazy-pants, but it really works! I’ve been doing it a lot lately with light-colored liners. My favorites this week? — MAC’s matte pale beige Technakohl in Risque ($16), MAC’s matte white Eye Kohl in Fascinating and Chanel’s light violet Beryl (which, sadly, has been discontinued).
Now it’s your turn. I’m curious, what are some things you’ve been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,