Channeling Julie Andrews, here are some of my favorite things! From beauty, to home decor, to even ads and design - just some fun stuff that I've found and want to share. Will update these at least once a month so check 'em out!
HYDRATE & MOISTURIZE
While I love playing with makeup as much as the next gal, my real beauty obsession is with skincare. My skin is fairly oily but instead of investing in mattifying skin products, I'm all about hydrating and moisturizing to help slow oil production. Especially during the winter! I've tried a ton of moisturizers and here are some of my tried and true favorites. It's important to remember that everyone's skin is different so what works for me might not work for you. But that's what free samples are for right? 😊
belif True Cream Aqua Bomb: Great value. I don't like moisturizers that are too heavy and this one has a great texture.
Too Cool for School Egg Mellow Cream: I know having "egg" in the name is weird but if you can get over that, this is a great firming moisturizer that makes my skin feel incredible soft. A little pricer but Sephora does trial sizes and samples of this so I'd highly recommend you trying it out!
Tarte Drink of H2O Hydrating Moisturizer: I got this as part of a travel set and fell in love. It's $39 for a full size but it lasts pretty long. It's a very light moisturizer that just melts into your skin. It's fab. Try it.
Corsx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid: Not technically a moisturizer but it's great as a hydrator. This is a mainstay in my daily skincare routine and meant for people who have oily/combination skin. Corsx has products for all types of skin though and a very solid brand in the Korean skincare world!
Tatcha The Water Cream: At almost $70 per bottle, this is not something I typically buy. But I have gotten this as samples and it is an awesome moisturizing cream. Water creams are lighter than regular creams so they absorb into your skin much quicker. This makes my skin feel so refreshed! Just wish it was cheaper 😛
Tarte Maracuja Oil: Okay, not a moisturizer. But if you have oily, acne prone skin, trust me when I say this thing is awesome. It might be scary to put more oil on your face but this actually helps balance your skin out and tells it to stop producing so much oil naturally. Maracuja is meant for acne prone skin, better than argan oil (which I avoid.)
Son & Park Beauty Water: Another staple in my daily routine. A toner, hydrator, and make-up remover, Beauty Water is gentle, versatile, and I just can't live without it.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel: Also a bit pricey for my liking but you can find the Rise + Glow Duo for cheaper (smaller bottle sizes) which is a great value and you can try out both moisturizers. Another gel/water cream like consistency that leaves my skin feeling light and fresh.
STYLE & FASHION
This year, I've started using Le Tote, a clothing subscription service where you can choose clothing and accessories to be sent to your home, wear them for as long as you want, and then return them to get some more! I am so far loving it and hope to do a blog post about it soon. Because of this service, I have been able to try styles that I perhaps wouldn't buy otherwise.
Here's a collection of some recent items I've discovered on my own or through Le Tote!
Also, if you want to check out Le Tote for yourself, use my referral link! As a member, you can purchase clothing items through them at a discounted price.
This is a photo of our main wall in our apartment. As you can see, we have some empty space that I've been trying to figure out what to do with. I really love the idea of making it into a vertical plant wall! Since this is a rented space and I can't do too much constructing, and it's not the brightest area of the room, I've found some great alternatives to get some more greenery into this space - wall planters! Here are a few that I've found and liked:
If you can't tell, I'm really into geometric shapes here. If you have any green wall ideas for small spaces, I'd love to hear it. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org!