Thursday, July 12, 2018

Stuff We Like: Summer Edition.

Hi! It's summer aka our favorite season! Summer is when I look and feel the best - my hair grows like crazy, my skin loves the humidity and I get to eat allllll the tomatoes and corn on the cob.  Do not even talk to me about stupid bleak autumn, it's summer I love best. And with that bold statement, here is some stuff we like:

Marianne’s picks:

Supergoop Glow Stick 
This is just NICE--it goes on clear, feels so good on your skin, and it works. We all wore it at the beach and not one person got even a tiny bit sunburnt, plus it didn't break me out. I haven't tried it as a highlighter like they recommend, nor have I tried it with makeup. But I really like it and my kids do too! Lasts a long time too.

Thrive Causemetics Lash Extensions Mascara
I was skeptical about this (and even moreso until I realized it's not an MLM like everyone initially thinks), but this is a great product. My eyes are increasingly sensitive so I wanted to try something natural that claimed to not flake or smear, and this stuff is legit. And it really does make my lashes look crazy long. At the end of the day it just removes with warm water and yet not one speck of it flakes or smears all day, even in the humidity. Good stuff.

A light, cute book for beach or summer reading
Matchmaking for Beginners--It won't change your life but it was fun and cute and I read it in like a day. Good stuff, available at Amazon and at the library.

Seafolly Deep-V One-Piece Swimsuit
So it took me forever to pull the trigger on this suit, but I had a gift card and a 20% off code so I did it. The reviews stressed me out, but I think anthro fixed the sizing issues. I ordered the upper end of my usual size (I'm a 10/12 so I went with a 12) and the tag says AUS 16, which is rude but also accurate. But it's great! The material is super nice, it's flattering, and comfortable. I worried it wouldn't be supportive enough but it's fine.

Adrien's picks:

I'm pretty sure I've talked about this before and it's one of those products that is definitely not necessary, but it sure is nice. I spray it on my face when I'm flushed after exercise and want to cool down or just when I need a little moisture. It's really nice to use before applying a sleeping mask to keep all that nice moisture in your skin. Otherwise it doesn't really DO anything, it's just nice.

I bought this candle at the Diptyque store in NYC as a housewarming gift for the new house. It's definitely a splurge but it was so worth it. It's so GOOD. It has notes of grapefruit, green tangerine, yuzu, cedar, and thyme so it's a very citrusy/green/herby smell that's energizing and fresh. Exactly what I want a house to smell like in the summer. 

Nora Ephron Essays
I've been rereading I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections and basically reacquainting myself with the awesomeness that was Nora Ephron. These books make for great summer/beach/pool reading because they're intelligent but funny and easy to dip in and out and pick what you want to read. I especially relate to her essay The D Word (excerpted here) but I also love her passion for New York City, for her apartment, and for food. I am also very much starting to relate to her essays on aging which are funny but also goddammit it I really need to moisturize my neck like RIGHTNOW.

And a Recipe! 
This Fresh Cilantro Corn Salad was posted last summer by Marianne but I thought it deserved to be mentioned again because earlier this week I was like, "what was that amazing corn salad I loved last summer?" And then was like, duh, it's on the blog. Anyway, it's just the best way to enjoy summer produce and it's crazy delicious and you should make it. The end. 

1 comment:

  1. I thought that mascara was part of an MLM too. Good to know!!


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