Sometimes I come across things I love so much, that I just have to share them with you. This is what I’m loving at the moment…
Favorite Thing #1: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
I have really dry hands because I am a chronic hand-washer. But I hate lotion because I can’t stand when it makes my hands feel greasy or how I manage to leave lotion grease on everything I touch. This Aveeno lotion is both moisturizing and non-greasy. Hooray!
Favorite Thing #2: Clean & Clear Advantage Oil-Absorbing Cream Cleanser
I have always had oily skin; it’s just how I’m wired. It’s super annoying, because it still leads to breakouts even at 29 and sometimes means I have to wash my face and reapply my makeup for evening occasions. I recently picked up this oil-absorbing facewash from Clean & Clear, which is apparently a new product. It claims to absorb oil throughout the day – and guess what? It totally works! By mid-day, my skin is still matte instead of oily. Sure, by the end of the day it starts to lose its effect, but the length of oil-free skin it offers is a definite improvement and good enough for me.
Favorite Thing #3: Abigail Multi-Way Push-up Bra
This bra sort of changed my life. I went into American Eagle a while back not even looking for a bra, but the sales associates were super helpful and they were having a big sale so I ended up trying to find a strapless bra, which I knew I desperately needed.
If you’ve had kids and stopped breastfeeding, you know the disappointment of post-baby boobs… (read this article), and I had no clue what size I now wore or how to best support my boobs. The sales associate was incredibly patient and helpful (and named “Chey” and was 16 and wearing a hoodie on her head, which didn’t make me feel old or uncool AT ALL), and she introduced me to this glorious bra. The band is extra wide so it stays in place perfectly (which is my biggest pet peeve with strapless bras). After trying several sizes, I finally settled on a 34C, which is odd since I usually wear an A. But the C was necessary in terms of width of the cup. I would suggest trying these on in the store for the perfect fit. I wear this bra almost every day now that it’s almost summer.
It’s amazing and was a totally unexpected find!
Favorite Thing #4: Dots App
This is so lame, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit my obsession with this app… I found out about it while reading the Brit+Co blog (which I found after they featured my Mother’s Day card and am now in love with), downloaded it, and haven’t stopped playing.
It’s incredibly simple: you use your finger to draw a line through dots of the same color. The more dots you connect, the higher your score. If you connect dots in a square, all the dots of that color are removed from the board and your points go up. That’s it. It’s stupid. But addictive. And I refused to let my daughter play it so she wouldn’t ruin my high scores. Like I said, embarrassing.
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