I admit it, I’m a mask-aholic. Every time I see a new one, I at least think about trying it. I am not partial to high end or drugstore; I have favorites on both ends. And I have spoken before about my fondness for K-beauty products, so when I saw a few new masks from long-time company SkinFood (a brand that I haven’t tried), I thought I’d give them a whirl. The results were…well, just keep reading.
So before this week, this post was going to be very different. I was going to talk about the Fourth of July, a couple of new local restaurants, and something new on the horizon called “A2 milk.” And I may cover some of those things at a later date, but unfortunately there is only one thing on my plate, for this month and probably several more to come. Earlier this week I was diagnosed with breast and lymphatic cancer. I’ve spent most of the week breaking the news to family and friends, and trying to handle everyone’s reactions.
I have talked before about my love for Colourpop. They’ve been coming out with high quality products at insanely reasonable prices for a few years now, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Most recently they introduced us to two new lines at once – the Liquid Crystals Collection and their own set of nail polishes. I was very excited to see how these would match up to the rest of their products, so I recently purchased an item from each collection to give them a go.
I think by now we all know about the advice of health professionals about the amount of water we should be taking in everyday. While it does seem to change periodically, it’s usually in the 48 oz. neighborhood. Suffice it to say, it’s more than what most of us actually do drink, so there’s always room for improvement. I definitely do need to drink more; but what about a water that is completely different from what you’ve had before? What about a water that not only has a different composition than the major bottled options, but actually looks different too? I wanted to check out Blk Water to see if it is more hype than health.
It’s true that I don’t talk about hair products on the blog very much – or ever, really. Part of that reason is that I am in the midst of a growing-out-a-pixie campaign, and I happen to be in that ugly middle stage, where I just can’t do a darn thing with this mop on my head. If I were a woman of lesser will, I would break down and cut it off, but I refuse. I don’t have much farther to go, and I’m going to stick it out. Another reason is that I’m not much of a product person when it comes to my hair. I like to keep it simple and somewhat allow my hair to do its own thing. So when I was out and about shopping for new hairspray – one of my few products I use frequently – I saw that an old favorite brand of mine had a new one available and decided to give it a try.
Is anyone else melting in this summer heat? Ok good, I was hoping it wasn’t just me. There are obviously plenty of fun ways to beat the heat like relaxing by the pool, enjoying a tasty, frosty beverage, or just plain staying inside. I realized that I haven’t done a “From My Kitchen” post in a while, and I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate a recipe from my childhood that was not only insanely delicious, but is sure to make you forget all about these sweltering temps. Say hello to the Frozen Peanut Butter Pie…