It’s been awhile since I did a favourites post, but there are a few things that I’m loving so I wanted to share.
First up, this sunscreen from Supergoop. Everyone knows you’re supposed to wear sunscreen everyday (especially if you’re living in Southern California) but I’ve tried so many, and I always feel like it makes my face white or messes with the makeup I apply on top of it.
This sunscreen is clear, and it’s light and feels like a primer once you put it on. It’s very similar to this one from Glossier, but while I’m usually a fan of Glossier packaging, I hated this little plastic cylinder, it felt empty as soon as I received it and it was expensive so I found myself not using it every day because I felt like there wasn’t much in there, if that makes sense.
Next up, most people have probably heard of Kayla Itsines’ BBG program by now, I’ve had the print out version of her workouts for years, but every time I’ve started to use them, I only made it a couple of weeks in before I would go back to my old workout routine.
I finally bit the bullet and downloaded the app, and it’s made a world of difference. I was hesitant at first because it’s $20/month, which is kind of expensive on top of paying for a gym membership, but I’m now nine weeks into the PWR program, and I haven’t missed a workout. It’s really motivating having the moves being demonstrated right in front of you, and seeing the time tick down instead of having to mess around with the timer between each set.
The workouts are getting more challenging, but they don’t take a lot of time, so hopefully I can keep it up!
The Shoptagr browser add-on (there’s also an app) lets you tag items from online retailers to save them for later, and gives you alerts when something you wanted goes on sale, or comes back in stock.
I love it because it lets me think about something for awhile before I buy it, and also lets me see when something goes on sale. There are a few items that I’ve really wanted but felt they were too expensive, and I’ve been patient and ended up getting them for a fraction of the cost because I kept watching. It can be risky because there’s always the chance it’ll sell out, but the savings are worth it.
I also find that it saves me money because often after a few weeks, I’ll have found something I like better or just re-thought something I initially really wanted, so it saves me from buyers’ remorse.
Finally, I’m obsessed with these shoes, I have them in purple, red and tan, and I will probably get them in every single colour, because they are comfortable enough to wear all day at work, or out at night, and hopefully provide some distraction from the fact that 99% of my wardrobe is black, like my soul.
That’s all for now!