Monday, August 3, 2020

Monday Mood: And Now It's August.

What a weird year. I know that's an understatement but I am quietly shocked that it's August and shit is still crazy. Also, it's Monday and I am feeling really unfocused so I'm just going to tell you about some things I've been liking lately:

Another Movie That Won't Make You Feel Bad.
I'm pretty sure I'm not the target audience for The Half of It on Netflix but I really loved it and can't recommend it enough. It's a coming-of-age queer drama, yes. It's a take on Cyrano de Bergerac, yes. it's an underdog story, yes. But it's also just a beautifully shot story about love, isolation, and the pull of your different worlds. Plus, is there anything better than a Pacific Northwest setting? Just give it a watch - you won't regret it.

This Green Sauce That Makes Everything Better.
Marianne introduced me to this Aji Verde sauce in one of her IG stories and, y'all, it is SO SO GOOD. She puts it on this chicken recipe (also good) but my favorite thing to use it for is shrimp tacos (or taco bowls) and steak tacos. Or, really, anything that needs a bit of super delicious, creamy spiciness. Like any half-competent cook, I've made my own changes to it - I use regular mayo instead of light, add less mustard and have also added lime juice because it needed it. Give it a try! The recipe makes a good amount and it'll keep in the fridge for a week. I found another take on it here which it also sounds really good! I might try that variation next.

This Tinted Sunscreen That Might Be The One.
I am just as easily influenced as the next person so when a regular reader commented suggesting I try SuperGoop CC cream I almost immediately ordered it. I waffled a bit on which color to get (they could certainly work on their color range, if you ask me) but based on the reviews, I went with the lightest option. It arrived and is probably a tidge too light but once it's on my face, it blends well and gives me a nice dewy finish. (I've applied it with a makeup sponge and with my fingers and think it looks good either way.) I go in afterwards with a bit of my favorite concealer and I'm good to go! I love that it's 100% mineral and so far it doesn't seem to break me out like the It Cosmetics CC cream did.

These Slip Shorts That Marianne Loves. 
Unlike me, Marianne has not been dressing like a dirtbag all summer and instead is working on her cult following with lots of floaty dresses and 100% swears by these Thigh Society slip shorts for wearing underneath. She loves the cooling version and swears they're worth every penny. Just to be clear, they are not shapewear, just light, anti-chafe shorts to wear under your cult gear. I haven't ordered yet but I'm absolutely planning on it because maybe then I'll give the denim cut-offs a break.


  1. OK, I just want to comment that I am a dress lady pretty much all summer long, and I swear by Jockey Skimmies, which are half the price of the Thigh Society slip shorts. I am a little tempted to see if Thigh Society is twice as good, but I have 14 pairs of Skimmies in my dresser telling me not to.

    The green sauce sounds amazing, thanks for that! I put the Herdez guacamole salsa on lots of things, but this sounds fresher and way better for me. Try it on eggs! You know, if you like eggs.

    1. Well, the sauce does have mayonnaise in it so I don't know that it's SUPER healthy but a little goes a long way and it's full of flavor.

      I will have to check out the Jockey Skimmies! I just know that Marianne has been super impressed with the Thigh Society brand.

    2. Fresh cilantro has tons of vitamin C and A, so I'm SURE that makes up for the mayo.

    3. Y'all have to check out Undersummers! She has several different types and so many cute colors beyond the basic neutrals, but my favorite is the original lace shortlette because it has a really wide stretch lace waistband (along with cute lace on the legs) that makes them so much more comfortable to wear. Sometimes those narrow elastic waistbands are torture. I have 6 pairs that I wear under dresses but also at night as pj pants because they are so comfortable. And she's a very small business, so could probably benefit greatly from your patronage.

    4. If I can post a link, here's the exact ones that I love:

    5. Hey Roberta! I actually have a couple of pairs of the Jockeys skimmies (though not the wicking version, so maybe that's better), and I have to say these are leaps and bounds better to me! They are so thin and yet don't budge and I finally broke down and bought 5 pairs because I was constantly waiting for them to come out of the laundry.

    6. Katy, I checked out Undersummers and that wide lace waistband and dip in the front is not for me (a lil itchy + likely to roll under my belly in my experience), but I am glad you love them!

    7. If anyone wants a delicious green sauce, without the mayo, this one is awesome:

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  3. that green sauce is the bomb. Made it tonight with the whole chicken I made in my air fryer. Unrelated - I have that Supergoop CC cream and I like it but the color is a little off for me right now. Maybe I've been bathing in super dewy things on my face right now but this was a little more mattifying on me? However I've been using the Bare Minerals Tinted Gel creme which is like dewy times 100 so my gauge may need to be reset haha.


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