Happy last Sunday of April, where half our team was out sick, but we still managed to talk in depth about bras amongst other things.
From Emily: “I only wear one bra (three different colors) and have for YEARS. As I’ve mentioned before, my ladies are secretly big and while I’m by no means trying to reduce their impact, I also like them to be properly in their place. I got fitted a few years ago for this bra, Prima Donna Twist A La Folie Underwire Bra, and I’ve never gone back. It lifts, sculpts into a nice shape and is SO supportive but it’s still pretty with lace detailing!!! I just feel confident and secure in them, and my clothes fit FAR better than with most other bras that just don’t do the job. They aren’t cheap but they last for a few years (at least mine, do) and this specific one is the only one I buy.”
Sara’s current blush is the Olio E Osso Natural Lip & Cheek Balm No. 10 Tea Rose. The blush is really light and buildable. She wears it on her cheeks and lips and carries it in her bag for easy lip application. She says it feels like a chapstick but doesn’t feel sticky on her cheeks. It’s also non-toxic and cruelty-free.
While we’re on the topic of beauty, Ryann says she’s obsessed with this Origins GinZing moisturizer. Says Ryann: “I’ve been using it for a year now and any time I run out, no other moisturizer compares. It’s like having a giant glass of orange juice, but for your face.”
This week, Julie is the one to bring us a crazy cool home tour. This home has the perfect balance of weird, moody and ultra chic. I don’t think any of us have ever wanted to live in a dark and moody home more.
For anyone who prefers the bright and happy (yet calm and cozy) to moody, Arlyn is sharing a designer she’s started stalking on Instagram: Cortney Bishop Design. She manages to create rooms that are homey with just enough cool sprinkled in to not feel like your typical “Instagram” design fare.
Speaking of fighting off illness, Bowser and Jess both swear by Source Naturals Wellness Formula. It’s a herbal defense complex that you can take daily for maintenance but if you start to feel under the weather you just up the dosage. However, if you are taking it daily the chance of getting sick obviously drops dramatically. It’s a magical natural immunity tablet that you will be so glad you have.
A hedgehog goes camping…who doesn’t want to hear more? Grace has the cuteness overload factor dialed in this week. In this article, a tiny little hedgehog goes camping using all his miniature gear that will put an instant smile on your face. He’s apparently Insta-famous and has hundreds of thousands of followers (including both Grace and evidently Velinda who paused her diligent work to look up and say “Oh! The hedgehog they put in tiny canoes? I follow him, too!). It’s an account you won’t regret following.
Michael was recently visiting Joshua Tree National Park and bought this candle, the Parks Candle Yosemite’s Cottonwood + Oak. It comes in such a cool, sleek vessel and it smells SO GOOD. It even has an awesome looking wood wick. Plus, proceeds go to protect our National Parks, gotta love that!
Jess binged the new show Ramy on Hulu in one night. This show is funny, at times hard to watch (in an important way) but is ultimately so beautiful and a total must see.
Blackout is the most recent podcast Veronica got totally hooked on. It stars one of her favorite actors, Rami Malek whose character is a small-town radio DJ fighting to protect his family and small-town of Berlin, New Hampshire, when the town experiences a rolling blackout. This podcast is an apocalyptic thriller filled with suspense a variety of different characters that she found herself wanting to know more about very quickly. She guarantees this podcast will have you as hooked as she is with a new episode every Tuesday (seven are available now), but she would not recommend listening at night…dun dun dun.
We talk a lot about gifts for ourselves but Velinda has the CUTEST cat toy recommendation. It’s a Knit Fish Taco Toy Set for $3. Your cat and eyes will thank you.
Julie and Jess went to NYC last weekend and Julie wore the actual most chic (and comfortable) matching sweater and skirt combo outfit from Mango in the world. Julie would never admit to how cool she looked so Jess needed to step in to make that known. However, Julie will say that she loved how comfortable she was and how perfectly the outfit transitioned from the plane to the city.
Jo Malone makes some of Grace’s favorite scents (she’s loved Blackberry and Bay, both the scent and body cream, for ages). But she found a new love from the brand: Red Oak and Currant. She finds that their more fruity scents don’t last as long on her (which is a huge bummer), but this slightly more musky scent stays on for the entire day and she loves how the scent even transforms throughout the day. Two thumbs up! (While Arlyn was reading this, she also had to interject that Jo Malone makes her favorite scent: Nectarine Blossom & Honey. She says it’s sweet without being cloying and agrees with Grace that it lasts ALL day.)
Jess stumbled upon this awesome online shop called Hotel Magique. She had seen a couple of their prints collaborations elsewhere but didn’t realize they had their own shop filled with very cool and reasonably priced art. She might need another gallery wall. 🙂
Hope your day is slow and beautiful and that you may have a little something for yourself…or your cat. See you tomorrow.