Things I’m Loving Lately
I’m usually telling you about the latest thing I ate, but there are a few other favorites I’ve discovered over the past month or two, so I thought I’d switch things up and share those.
Morroccan Oil. My friend Christina gave me this (she wasn’t using it, so I figured I’d give it a shot) and I’m obsessed. I have thick, coarse hair with a lot of curl to it. This stuff totally tames it. Normally I can’t let my hair air dry without it turning into a puff ball of frizz but this stuff makes it easy to straighten or curl into submission. A bit of this worked in while my hair is still wet has been a lifesaver in the Richmond humidity! If you have thin hair, it might weigh your hair down too much, but if you have unruly locks, give this a shot.
Alex and I have been reading a lot lately. We’re limiting ourselves on the Netflix binging… and it’s nice to not stare at a screen for at least a few hours a day. I found this book, <Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Homeward Bound, at a used bookstore (even though it was just written last year) and I’m loving it. It’s all about the homemaking culture and how it’s shifted over the past decades. The chapter I read last night, about blogging, certainly struck a chord with me!
Julep Nail Polish. I’m not usually the monthly-subscription-box type but this one has me hooked. Price wise, it’s about the same as Essie or OPI. But I love this stuff because it goes on well with one coat. Yes, one. Even this pale lavender color. This is the nail polish I wore for my wedding and I keep on wearing it because I can’t believe the light color goes on so well! I’ve tried a few other colors from them and I’ve been really happy. (You can sign up here through my Julep affiliate link!)
I purchased the Sermon on the Mount study guide from She Reads Truth and I love the gorgeous design (and of course, the great content). You can follow along each day without the study guide, but I’m a sucker for a pen and paper. It’s a nice way to start off the day.
i remember the craze around homeward bound a few years back, and i remember wanting to read it –you’ll have to give a final review 🙂
I used to use Moroccan oil all the time but I recently switched to Marakkesh oil and I love it! I doesn’t leave any residue, smells amazing and doesn’t feel oily at all. To be honest, I’m not sure what the big difference is so I shouldn’t even really say anything.
I’m currently in the middle of Parks and Rec on Netflix and can’t stop! I need to open a book, I have been in the middle of Cat’s Cradle for over a month now.
Love that shade of red polish! With the monsoons in Mumbai now in full swing, my hair is going to face quite a challenge- definitely going to get my hands on some Moroccan oil!
Excuse me as I run off to buy that moroccan oil! I’m so over this humidity.
I know, right?! Let me know what you think!!
LOVE Julep! It’s hands-down my favorite nail polish now! Although I haven’t been in love with my last few color options, I love that you can skip months without any penalty!
I know!! I was going to skip this months to save a little money but then I ended up adding stuff to my box hahaha
My hair sounds very similar to yours, so I definitely need to try out that oil!! It sounds amazing.
It’s amazing! I swear it changes your life haha
I’ve been reading a ton lately too, it’s nice to step away from the screen! I’ve also been loving getting outside this summer! After a brutal Chicago winter, I am hitting the pavement and trails as much as possible.
I hear you!! I’m trying not to be on the computer so much. Especially right before bed!
Definitely checking out that book! It sounds really interesting!
It’s so good!!