1. Tops with back detailing
Cutouts and braids and peek-a-boo details, oh, my! I’m into tops with cute back action right now, because, let’s be honest…the only part of my body NOT covered in food at any given moment is my upper back. And if it’s the only part of me that’s going to be devoid of half-chewed Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and organic string cheese, by golly, it’s going to be cute!
This moisturizing gel mask is pink and sparkly — although I can’t quite figure out how the shimmer works, because I don’t really see it on my skin when I look directly at it; it’s like sneaky side sparkle — and smells a like little like a triple berry smoothie.
It’s SUPER hydrating, too. I’ve been using it a few times a week in the morning when my skin feels even drier than usual.
When I apply a layer after cleansing and toning in the morning, eat breakfast and putter around for a bit, then wash it off, my skin looks and feels plump and moisturized. Kate S. says the moisture magic is from something called “HA3,” which stands for three types of hyaluronic acid, but really, every time I see “HA3” on the jar, I think “Ha-Ha-Ha!” instead. 🙂
All jokes aside, I love this as a makeup prep step in the a.m. because everything I put on top of my skin after it — foundation, concealer, powder, etc. — looks much smoother.
3. Classical Art Memes
These are totally a thing.
4. Farmhouse decor
I’ve been playing with the idea of redecorating my office in a farmhouse-meets-modern theme. I’m not into overly distressed furniture or stuff that’s in-your-face country cottage, but I like the cozy, airy, welcoming feel of farmhouse decor, so I’m trying to think of a way to combine it with clean, modern lines (more my style).
I like the idea of light caramel-colored wood mixed with warm grays, beige and blue, perhaps with tropical green plants (which I know aren’t farmhouse-y, but I like ’em) scattered here and there.
5. Lavender Le Creuset
Have I ever told you that purple is my favorite color or that every single thing in this line would match my lavender KitchenAid mixer perfectly? I don’t own any Le Creuset pieces because they’re so pricey, but if I had extra lunch money, I’d happily start a collection with the Signature Cast-Iron Skillet ($164.95, OMG!) or the 7.25-qt Signature Round Dutch Oven ($369.95, holy crap).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What are some things you’ve been loving lately?
P.P.S. TGIF!!!!! 🙂