(the best nail polish remover EVER)
What I Bought
SoLow lace inset leggings from Nordstrom – but I’m returning them because the stitching on one side came out!
Also, tried CereVe moisturizer (the AM and PM), but I didn’t like it at all, my skin felt stretched and tight with it. Traded it in for La Roche Posay Toleraine Ultra which I really like. I read about both of these in an article on Into the Gloss with reader favorite moisturizers under $40. Since I’m REALLY REALLY trying to spend less, and just don’t have the big $$ to spend on my favorite Caudalie products right now, I am trying to find good alternatives! I wanted the CereVe stuff to work, because it’s really cheap…but it totally didn’t – for me, anyway. The La Roche Posay lotion is very good, and now that I know they carry it on Skinstore, I will get it there with a coupon (they’re having 20% off now with code JULY20) instead of at Ulta where they don’t allow coupons on that brand.
What I Got rid of
Almost all of my Inhabit cotton pieces that don’t fit me, or I don’t wear anymore. Only the v-neck and crewneck sweaters are left.
What I read
Where’d you go Bernadette – this was really good, engaging, and interesting. I was surprised. I read it in a day, and sort of missed it when it was over.
I started the Orphan Master’s Son, but it’s sort of slow going. I’m also still reading A Prayer for Owen Meany, but I own that, and the other two are library books I get on my kindle, and I was waitlisted for, so I need to read those first!
I love DvF even more now: the last thing she bought was a James Perse pullover 🙂
What I did
I cannot keep colored nail polish on anymore. I just want them neutral. In the picture above, I’m just wearing the Julep nail treatment, but yesterday I painted them with Chanel Emprise, but was over it by the evening, so I removed it. I don’t know – lately, color on my nails is just too jolting. Sometimes I will just use this Butter London nail foundation, which I also really like. It’s more natural nail colored and matte than the Julep treatment, which is pink-ish. And on my toes, I’ve been using Marc Jacobs’ fluorescent beige. I guess I’m just anti-color in every way right now…weird, because it’s summer, and I usually feel like I can have a little here and there during the summer. Not this year!
What I Ate
Nothing too terribly interesting really. I do have a few things I’m interested in trying/making next week though, hopefully I’ll have success to report!
Yesterday was Val’s birthday (mamavalveeta03)!! happy birthday!!!!! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and thank you so much for all the value you add to our conversations here 🙂