The most popular items on le blog this month:
MY FAVORITE BRA (THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST)
CUTEST STRIPED SWIMSUIT (ALMOST SOLD OUT)
BEST FOOT CREAM EVER (!!!!)
*I want to upgrade my previous review of these wipes. I have gone from noddingly pleased to full-on evangelist. I love these. They are extremely well-priced for the quantity and quality — did I mention they are infused with serum?! If I’m too exhausted to do an entire skincare regimen before bed, I swipe one of these over my face and the day is done. Absolutely smitten. These are now a part of my monthly Billie subscription.
Items I am currently intrigued by…
+Clarins Lift Affine Masque. I first heard about this from Courtney Grow, whose skincare recommendations I implicitly trust. (She introduced me to the Peter Thomas Roth mask I’ve gone bananas over.) She wrote something along the lines of — “If you eat salt, you need this. Instantly de-puffs.”
+Klorane Dry Shampoo — a French pharmacy classic.
+Aveda Sun Veil — SPF for hair/scalp. I actually first became interested in this product because I often tie mini’s hair back in two pigtails or two French braids and I always worry about her scalp when we’re out in the sun and she refuses to wear a hat.
+I recently polled my readers on Instagram to determine if anyone had any good tips or products for applying sunscreen to babies/toddlers — a process that has become among the most dreaded parts of my day. It is messy and exhausting. Most moms urged the use of a mineral sunscreen stick on the face and a mineral sunscreen spray on the body. I’m still a little leery of spray because I more or less destroyed our stroller seat by applying spray while mini was strapped in when she was little — sunscreens stain!!! And so I’d find myself spraying it onto my hand and then rubbing it on her leg, entirely defeating the purpose. Maybe I will at least apply mini’s sunscreen outside? Not sure. Anyway, these were the top recs:
+Two other helpful tips: use a beautyblender to apply sunscreen to the baby’s face and have toddlers look up at the ceiling after having sunscreen applied to face and wipe downward (easier than trying to rub it into the cheeks/face).
+StoneyClover everything. I’ve mentioned these bags/pouches in a few recent posts but a friend raved about their quality and the pouches in particular for keeping things organized. I already have a ton of pouches but I do think the styles and patches are really cute! Want to investigate further…
P.P.P.S. On appreciating the noise in my life.