It has been so very long since I last wrote to you. I’d like to tell you I have been working on some enormous new top secret project but alas, that would be complete and utter bullsh*t.
I have been busy with life in general:
- I hired a personal trainer/ nutritionist who is fabulous! you can work with Nene too by finding her here.
- I took a road trip from Massachusetts to Florida for a fun Disney family vacation.
- we celebrated Thanksgiving with family and I made a really yummy charcuterie board.
- I have missed you and this space and its been weighing on me daily.
…But I am back and I am very excited to spend this friday with you as we review a few favorites from the week. The weather has taken its yearly dip into the cooler temps and my skin is NOT having it. I have tried everything to get ahead of it: moisturizing soap in the shower,humidifier at night- you name it. I have found a few new skincare products that have really helped with this! Plus a few small holiday gifs for me from me. Let’s dig in!
Tennis Bracelet Set| Amazon
These bracelets are an unbelievable steal for their price. At just under $13, these bracelets have not tarnished and fit my size 6.5 wrist perfectly with room. hey come with an extender that I personally removed from all of them. These would make a beautiful gift or a nice treat for yourself without breaking the bank. Linked here.
CEO Afterglow| Sephora
Vitamin C had quickly become a favorite part of my skincare routine. I love the way it brightens and helps promote that “lit from within glow” on my skin. The CEO Afterglow treatment has a lovely citrus scent too. I love that i get the benefits of a vitamin C while nourishing and moiturizing my skin. Linked here.
Ultra Facial Cream| Ulta
I have tried (almost) everything for my dry skin. Lotions, masks, serums from big brands like Tacha, Elemis, Proven and Shiseido. Over the past year, I have tried hard to better protect my skin from damaging rays and have continuously added SPF wherever I can. Having my sunscreen as part of my morning skincare routine is made easy when it is added to my moisturizer. I have fell in love with the one by Kiehl’s. It is thick, has a light scent and wears nicely under makeup. I love this paired with the CEO afterglow too. The combo had helped to calm the redness of my cheeks too! Linked here.
Off the Shoulder Sweater| H&M
I’ll say this for probably the 100th time- If off the shoulder tops ever go out of style- I refuse to give them up. There is something so beautiful and feminine about the style and H&M never disappoints. This one is cozy yet structured and can be dressed up or down. It comes in two colors this ear- taupe and cream and it always sells out! I made sure to get it as soon and I saw it back for 2022. You’ll likely see it styled soon!
Head to Toe Hydration| Macy’s
While we are on the subject of hydration- don’t neglect the rest of your body too! This set would be perfect for anyone on your list or a great last minute idea. There is a body cream, hand salve, a small tub of the ultra facial lotion without the SPF (a little lighter in formulation- i use it at night) and an eye cream (a tacky consistency that hydrates instantly). Linked here.
as always, thank you for catching up with me and checking out my current five favorites. I truly love each of these items and know that they would make cherished holiday gifts as well (if you are still shopping!).