Favorite Spring Things
Because why not? New season, new weather, new favorites. Here's what's making me happy lately:
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Super Sale Maxi SkirtI'm a huge fan of maxi skirts and dresses, especially this time of year when my legs have been untouched by sun in roughly 800 years and daily leg-shaving is still not a priority for me. (TMI? Sorry.) Super comfy, work appropriate (in my casual office, at least), and fun to wear. I scored this bright one during that same Target haul on super clearance, which just makes it that much cuter.
Nadia has raved about various cleansing waters and I've always been curious, but I'd never used one before and wanted to get my feet wet with a less-expensive option than the cult favorite Bioderma. I picked up the Simple option (at Target, obviously) and you guys, I am a convert! I'm a big fan of skincare and really like to fine-tune my process. Weekday mornings I use a Yes to Tomatoes gel cleanser, and to wash off makeup at the end of the day I use a thicker Yes to Carrots cream cleanser. This cleansing water is perfect for no-makeup days, weekend mornings, after I've been running and need to rinse off sunscreen and road dust, and I think when I run out of my eye makeup remover this will easily replace it and pull double duty. I use it either mixed with or as water or all over a cotton pad to quickly get everything off. I'm so glad I gave it a try. Thanks, Nadia!
Homemade Toner SolutionSpeaking of skin care, I finally used up the last of the toner I'd been using, which really wasn't anything special but not worth tossing or returning. I decided to try making my own and I'm probably never, ever going back. I combined equal parts water and pure witch hazel (like, $1.10 at drugstores) with about 40 drops of Tea Tree oil and I simply pour a bit into my palms and work it over my face after washing/before moisturizing in the mornings and evenings. I have not had a blemish in weeks. My dry skin is so much more cooperative. This insanely inexpensive and super versatile solution (I also dab it along my bikini line, my dry elbows, on my cuticles, and about a zillion other places) is beyond easy to make and has been, for me, a total game-changer.
Avocado ToastHello, avocado season! Welcome back! So happy you're here. New favorite (why haven't I done this before?) post-run snack: Smear half an avocado over two slices of toast, add a pinch of black pepper, salt, and onion powder, celebrate the mouth happiness that shall commence. Perfect.
Mumford & Sons – Wilder MindOh, this band. This album. I know some people don't like the sound and claim it's too much of a deviation (I don't agree; I love seeing a band's progression. If you grow in your career or skills, why can't they?) (Also, a lot of these songs are very reminiscent of Sigh No More in my ears...) but I have been playing this on repeat all week. So, so good. Also, watch this video if you need more reasons to swoon.
So tell me what you've been loving lately! Any spring favorites I need to know about?