Thank you so much for the love on yesterday’s Teen Style post! The kids read all your sweet comments and were grinning ear-to-ear. I love sharing them with you, and can’t thank you enough for embracing my family the way you do. Plus, I’m thrilled the post was helpful for some of you!
Today’s post is short and sweet, but packs a mighty punch. You know I think of y’all as girlfriends, and therefore, can’t help but share all my best finds with you. But sometimes I find things that I truly adore, but they don’t necessarily make their way to a blog or social media post.
Such is true about these five things…all too good not to share with my besties on the internet!
I was first introduced to this miracle lip balm/mask by my friend, Suzie Moldovan, the professional makeup artist who transforms me for the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collections. Between the desert, Winter, and travel, I arrived in Palm Springs with dry, cracked lips. Not exactly the best base for all those bright pink lipsticks (see the makeup here).
You’ve heard me praise these noise-masking sleep buds before (in my What’s in My Carry-On Bag post, and also Tips for a Better Night Sleep), but my love for them has grown to unnatural levels. In fact, they’ve changed the way I sleep at home and travel so much, I worry what will happen if they ever stop working!
At first, I used them as a compact and convenient sound machine when I traveled. But I noticed I was not only sleeping extremely well in hotels, but I actually slept for several hours on long plane trips, too! (That never happens!!) So I tried them at home one weekend (along with this sleep mask), and slept for 11 straight hours! Y’all, I haven’t done that since college! I woke up feeling like a new person.
Between the eye mask and sleep buds, I can create my optimal sleeping environment anywhere, anytime. Yes, they’re pricey. Yes, it’s annoying they don’t play music. But I can honestly tell you they have been a game-changer for me, especially with a snoring hubby! (Find them here, too.)
Shortly after losing my darling grandmother, I spotted this body oil while wandering the aisles of the drugstore. I remembered she always had a huge bottle of it next to her tub (along with the body wash). As soon as I smelled it, I was instantly reminded of her, and quickly added it to my cart.
She always had the softest skin, and now I know it was this body oil! I keep it in the shower, and use it after I lightly towel-dry (while my skin is a still damp). It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly, while giving skin a light glow. Plus, the scent is fresh and subtle.
4. Face Razors
Yep, I’m completely obsessed with these little face razors for at-home dermaplaning! I know, you’re worried about shaving your face…but I’m here to tell you I’ve been using them for a year and there’s no Teen Wolf happening over here! These super-sharp razors scrape away peach fuzz (not the same as ‘real’ hair, so it doesn’t have the same follicle!), and several layers of dead skin…leaving behind the smoothest, brightest skin!
Makeup not only goes on better and looks smoother, but face serums and treatments are more potent. I use it all over my face, lip, and for stray eyebrows. But beware around your eyebrow tails and hairline…these will take away all the hair! I’ve tried several brands, but these Tinkles are the best and sharpest, which means no bumps or redness after using.
I’ve worn these rings non-stop since getting them last month. I love the gold with subtle hammered finish, and the trio is fun to mix-and-match with other rings and wear on multiple fingers. They’re smooth on the inside, and super comfortable to wear. My grandmother wore a wide, gold cigar band-style ring on her right hand, so these remind me of her, too.
Okay, that’s my latest Top Five! I’m an avid over-sharer, so I hope you liked it! What’s something you’re sharing with your girlfriends lately?
See all of my Favorite Things from last year here.