I haven't done one of these for awhile, so it seemed like high time to tell you what I've been loving lately. Yes, almost everything on this list is beauty-related, so fellas, you may want to move along, except to read about my new cracker obsession. Without further ado, here's what's tickling me pink (I hate the color pink) these days:
- Perfectly Posh Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Cream
I've written about my obsession with this brand before, & this is my new favorite product from them. I wear a BB cream in the mornings, but at night, I slather this all over my face & neck for a quick moisturizing refresher. I love the way it makes me skin tingle!
- Fat and the Moon Deodorant Cream
After a few allergic reactions to drugstore deodorant, I did some research on organic brands & ended up buying this homemade concoction sold on Etsy. It's like a paste, made of coconut oil, aluminum-free baking soda, arrowroot starch, beeswax, & various essential oils. Sounds super-hippie, but it smells great & works well!
- Criminal Minds
As a longtime fan, I've seen every episode of this show... but recently, out of nowhere, I decided to rewatch all of them. That means I don't have to pay close attention, which makes it great for work-from home background noise. I keep it on during the day & am breezing through the entire splendid series. So damn creepy.
- Natural Sole Grandeur Huarache Flat
I bought these amazing huaraches (a type of Mexican sandal) from Marshall's, of all places, on serious sale. They were only $15! It hasn't been warm enough yet to wear them with any regularity, but I look forward to getting plenty of wear out of them this summer. They're comfy and make me look cooler than I am, both of which get two thumbs up from me.
- Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins Cracker
I'm obsessed with these gluten-free crisps, which taste like nothing & therefore go with everything: cheese trays, dips, hummus, straight out of the box... They're way healthier than most crackers, which means far less guilt for me.
- Robyn Rhodes Jenny Necklace
This long, bohemian piece is one that I kept from my last Rocksbox set, despite the fact that it cost more than I wanted to spend. I was dead-set on sending it back but just couldn't part with it! Use code heyescapistxoxo for a free month of Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service.
- Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus
This lipstick came in a subscription box of some sort - can't remember which one - & I didn't initially think much of it because it's a drugstore brand & the color looks super bright. Now? It's my favorite go-to color, a little quirky but still appropriate for everyday life.
At the beginning of the year, I committed not to spending money on books. Though I've slipped a few times, I've mostly been checking out books from my local library or using Overdrive, a site/app to download library media. The functionality itself needs some work, but once I find what I need & get it onto my Kindle app, I'm a happy camper.
- Lulu Organics Hair Powder
I've tried a lot of kinds of dry shampoo, & this one, while expensive, is easily the best of the bunch so far. A little bit goes a long way, & I like that it feels more like clay than like... some gross gunk coating my scalp on days of unwash.
- The 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal
If you haven't heard of Moorea & her fantastic, Seattle-based shop, what are you waiting for? She's a blogger turned entrepreneur, turning her Etsy shop into a successful brick & mortar shop & morphing her popular list-based blog posts into this journal. I'm not one for inspirational quotes, but I look forward to these entries each week.
- Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Shampoo & Conditioner
This hair strengthening duo is technically made for curly-haired ladies, which I am not. But there aren't a lot of good shampoos out there, I've found, for gals with wavy hair, & this one fits the bill. When I'm using this on my hair, I can go up to three days without washing it, & it looks damn good the entire time.
What a ridiculous thing to include on this list, right? Everyone likes Brie - but lately, my obsession has been revitalized. I've been eating it atop paper-thin wafer crackers (or Nut Thins!) with a smear of fig jam & half a piece of lite salami. What do you mean, that doesn't as lunch? Yes, it does.