I love Soap & Glory. I imagine a lot of people do, as they are one of the top-selling bath and skincare brands out there. But no kidding, their stuff is awesome. The Clean On Me Body Wash is amazing, not only for it’s potent feminine scent, but the fact that you get a ton of product for around $10 is enough to win over even the most critical of skeptics. I’ve recently been in the market for a facial cleanser, so when I saw that they just introduced a new one to their line, I couldn’t resist snapping it up and giving it a go. Enter the Face, Soap and Clarity Brightening Face Wash.
Well this month certainly didn’t waste any time in coming and going. Aside from the normal May activities (Mother’s Day, the Kentucky Derby), I had a whole pack of birthdays and all other sorts of goings-on this month. When it came time to write this post, I did a little reflecting and thought about how What’s On My Plate has recently been a lot more about news-type food headlines and less about what’s actually on my metaphorical plate – i.e., things that I’ve been loving and thinking about. So I thought this month I would do things a bit differently and go back to the original idea of this post.
Recently I have found myself getting more into skincare, and not just the skin on my face. Maybe it’s the approach of summer, with warmer temperatures and more skin on display. Maybe it’s just because when my skin feels good, I feel good. Whatever the reason, this week I wanted to talk about Tree Hut, a brand that doesn’t get a lot of hype, but that I have been crazy about for awhile now, and I thought it deserved a spot here on the blog.
Unless you’ve been residing in a parallel universe – or not in Lexington – you would have been hard pressed to miss all the hullabaloo surrounding the opening of The Summit At Fritz Farm, the new pretty and posh consumer destination on the southwest side of town. Containing lots of big higher-end names in clothing, home decor and food, it offers Lexington residents a one-stop shopping destination for happily handing over their hard-earned duckets. I for one was happy to see it come into our community, but was mostly intrigued by the major food brands that joined the party. Among them is Shake Shack, the New York-based chain that gained worldwide acclaim for what is supposed to be a life-changing burger. I recently paid them a visit for their opening at the Summit, and wanted to share my thoughts/experience.
I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I purchased a piece of Wet N’Wild beauty. It’s easily been fifteen years, but possibly longer. WNW wasn’t exactly always known for the higher quality products that are currently giving them more attention in the beauty community. Wet N’ Wild was there for when you needed something quickly and were on a serious budget, and you definitely got what you paid for. These days however, they are getting much more positive attention for items like their foundation, their highlighters and even their makeup setting spray.
It’s not all that often that I review beverages here, and that’s mostly because it takes a lot for a drink to get my attention. I feel like the major beverage companies are constantly cranking out new drinks (and variations on said drinks) at such a pace that it becomes a bit of a joke after a while. So what made me take a second look – and then purchase – Lemon Lemon, a new sparkling lemonade from Pepsi? I’m not 100% sure to be honest, but I thought I’d talk about some of those reasons here and let you know how it all turned out.