It’s Sunday morning and my apartment is clean, the laundry is done, and I have a quiche in the oven. Having a fridge full of food and meals at the ready make Monday not so bleak.
After wearing the same eyeshadow palette for the last two years, I decided to switch things up a bit. Most important to me are colors I can wear every day, formulas that last most of the day, and ease of application. After some research, I landed on NUDESTIX. These eyeshadow sticks are super easy to put apply, layer, and create a noticeable but still natural look for work or cocktails. I have Chocolate (I use as a liner), Fig (all over the lid), and Rustique (all over the lid).
I’m looking to add more holes for earrings to my ears, which of course means I need more earrings. I’m into everything Mejuri does right now. Similar to Vrai & Oro (read that post here), they cut out the middle man and sell jewelry directly and pass savings on to the consumer. I have heart eyes for these, these, and this piercing-free ear cuff. I hope my Valentine is listening!
If scrunchies were the what’s-old-is-new-again accessory of 2018, the claw clip is 2019’s. I’ve seen them popping up all over the place. At the high end, I’m obsessed with the offerings from Valet, especially this marbled resin clip. On the lower end, J. Crew’s french made clips have rave reviews. I picked up this one for 25% off today.
While I’m no longer doing keto, I try to make low carb choices when possible. I’ve been looking for an easy swap for crackers and nuts, which sadly I am incapable of eating a single serving. Thanks to Thrive Market and their keto diet section, where I found these flax seed based crackers, and these snacking beans. Both pack less than one gram of net carbs per serving and lots of good fat and protein. Snack on!
Ok, I now really hate Mark Zuckerberg.
I recently discovered Thrift Books, the online destination for used books, and I’m already hooked. You can find tons of good, used titles for under $4 and shipping is free for orders over $10. I picked up The Bell Jar, The Alchemist, and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
We have less than a week left of Dry January and I can honestly say it’s been pretty easy for us. It’s made me think about why we drink (habit and boredom) and why we shouldn’t drink (health and well being, $$$). We’re planning on going back to drinking next week, but I’ll be doing it with a new set of eyes.