That makes it sound way more exciting than it is…I just needed a few (important) things –
What I Bought:
I also ordered the Amore Pacific CC cream from Net-a-Porter on Thursday because of their free next-day shipping. Of course, I haven’t received it yet…so much for next day shipping. At least it was free! Then, with 20% off at Skinstore (FALL20), I ordered this Bliss hair remover (the best I’ve ever found), and Caudalie set.
So, now I’m set for all things skin & hair related for quite some time. I needed shampoo and conditioner and while shopping with a friend in Austin I smelled the Wen stuff and loved it. I had also been hearing more about non-lathering shampoos and was interested to try it. I’ve used it twice so far (I wash my hair every 3 days) and I’m VERY impressed.
My biggest hair “issue” is that it looks so dry and damaged at the bottom where it’s been bleached. I like the texture that I get with that, but not how dry it looks most of the time. Maybe it’s now the combination of the new shampoo (I was using Fekkai) and argan oil at the ends instead of just the cleanser, but I think it has a lot to do with the cleanser. My hair looks smoother and healthier now, I think.
The cleanser doesn’t seem like it will last very long: I use 6 pumps with each “shampoo” – and I do it twice, so 12 pumps total, but if you have longer hair, you could use 20 pumps total. I don’t know how many pumps are in a bottle, but it seems like it will only last a month this way, but we’ll see. Also, it’s not going to be ideal for traveling – you’d have to take a lot!! But so far, I’m happy with the way my hair looks and feels, even a couple days after.
I had to try a new deodorant because the Lush powder that I love doesn’t hold up to 100+ degree heat very well…So far, I like the Lavanila (even the smell – I don’t like vanilla) and it seems to do a good job. I apply it twice during the day. (and I haven’t seen any residue on my clothing…)
I also got a couple of James Perse things from Shopbop last week: the slim sweatpant and the daily tank in white, but I sent both of them back. **gasp** I have NEVER done that, especially for things I really like. I liked both of the items, the sweatpants especially, but I just don’t need them right now; I really think I have enough slouchy pants. And the tank top was great, but still very sheer and I’ve been searching for a basic tank (NOT RACERBACK!!!) with more coverage I can wear under cardigans. I think I’ll get another Vince tank, or just one or two more white Ryan tanks from Everlane since the one I have always seems to be in the laundry…
What I Got rid of:
Nothing – and although I was supposed to take back the Madewell chambray shirt I bought last week (and wrote about…), I haven’t yet. I tried it on again with my Helmut leggings and sneakers, and I don’t know what I missed before, but the look was exactly what I wanted. I’m still not convinced I’ll wear it instead of my white shirt, but I’ll hang on to it for a little while longer and see if I reach for it when the weather cools down. I guess I’m not ready to completely give up on a chambray shirt yet…
What I did:
As you’ve seen, I did a lot of shopping last week. Everything within budget, since I used what was allocated for Pure Barre (since I didn’t have to spend it on that…). The new studio by my house opened up yesterday, so I did start back again. After almost four weeks off, I’m SORE. REALLY REALLY SORE. But so happy to be back 🙂
What I Read:
Not a lot actually. Some September issues, but nothing memorable. Time is taken up with Dagny and work lately, so I haven’t made any extra effort to read much, sadly.
What I Ate:
A whole lot of junk. I didn’t do a great job planning meals for myself last week, so I didn’t have a lot of my usual things readily available. Yesterday I made an effort to get back on track and prepared two bunches of kale (cleaned and de-stemmed so I can just steam it or use it in a smoothie), baked a sweet potato, shredded a chicken, cut up some peppers, cooked some quinoa and soaked some beans for the week. I think that will help, but man…I’ve been craving candy like no one’s business lately. Fruity, sour candy. My favorite 🙂
I hope you had a good week last week and an even better one this week! Happy Monday!!!