Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Few Things I'm Obsessing Over Right Now (Pt. III)


Apparently I write one of these posts per months now. Hey, my tastes change a lot, and/or I find new things to obsess over on a fairly regular basis. There's just a lot of stuff to like, OK?
  1. NYX Lip Primer
    How did I not know about lip primer? This is changing my life, or at least my face. I've always had a hard time getting my lipstick to stay on, which has largely kept me from wearing it, but since finding this stuff, I'm no longer afraid. Before applying my lipstick, I first line my lip with clear lip liner & then fill it in with primer. VoilĂ ! Lipstick for hours.
     
  2. ALDI Banana Chips
    I cannot stop eating these - like, this is the only snack I want, ever. They're not that healthy - they have some added sugar - but they're probably better than anything else I might be tempted to nosh on. I have to be careful not to eat an entire bag in one sitting, though, 'cause ain't nobody needs that much banana in their system.
      
  3. FitBit Flex
    I forgot I even had a FitBit & assumed it wouldn't work anymore, but good news: It does! Of course, wearing it reminds me how difficult it is to get steps in when I work from home - the commute to my desk is all of 20 steps - but it gives me some tangible encouragement to get moving. For now, I've lowered my daily step goal from 10k (the American Heart Association's recommendation) to 6k, which is still difficult for me to achieve on a daily basis but is a much more manageable goal to work toward.
     
  4.  Perfectly Posh Best Face Forever Exfoliating Face Wash
    I can't get enough of this stuff. It's grapefruit & peppermint-infused, so it feels completely refreshing but not in the OMG-my-skin-is-burning way. A high school classmate sells it in those Facebook "parties" that I usually don't like, but she's so nice & the product is so great that I've drunk the Kool-Aid on it. If you want to shop, you can use my referral code to buy from her.
     
  5. Bath and Body Works Hot Buttered Rum Candle
    I'm not a Bath and Body Works kinda gal. It feels like the '90s, & it makes me sneeze, & everything is too... colorful. But my mom gifted me a "Champagne Toast"-scented candle that I burned immediately & was desperate to replace. They were out, but an enthusiastic employee guided me toward this replacement scent, which is almost as delectable. I bought three. At half price.
     
  6. Ebates
    I'd heard of Ebates but always figured it was a scam. Like, you're just giving me money to shop online? No way. But hey, it's real, & it's amazing. Start your online shopping from Ebates &, from there, click through to wherever you're planning to buy from - Amazon, Sephora, Kohl's, Macy's, wherever. You earn a percentage of your purchase back, to be deposited in your PayPal account. No catches... except that you're letting Big Brother monitor your online shopping habits. I can deal.
     
  7. Chicago Med
    I've long been a sucker for medical dramas & crime dramas, & this combines the best of both. It's produced by Dick Wolf, the TV mastermind behind the Law & Order franchise (my fave), so it feels like SVU meets Grey's Anatomy. Unfortunately, it's a crossover show between Chicago PD & Chicago Fire, neither of which is available to watch online (aside from the current season), so I can't catch up! I'm still tuning in to this one every week, though.
     
  8. Patterned Yoga Pants
    Since I've started doing EveryBody Yoga with Jessamyn Stanley (you can still get 50% off any yoga series with my referral link), I've also started to enjoy ridiculously patterned yoga pants. The pair in this image is from Groupon, & they're offensively pink, a color I absolutely never wear. But in yoga pants, somehow it seems acceptable.
     
  9. Vitamin D Capsules
    A recent study confirmed that Vitamin D can help mitigate the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, so I bought a bottle & started taking two a day. It has bettered my quality of life in unspeakable ways (really, because they're TMI): I feel so much better, so much more confident, & all-around healthier ad a result of it. Added bonus? Vitamin D helps get S.A.D. folks through grey winters, & God knows Cleveland's among the greyest! 
Tell me: What are you into right now? 

Here's what I was loving in November & in February. With a few exceptions, I'm still into nearly all of those things, too!

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