I’ve recently had occasion to re-stock some of the less glamorous categories of products in my life: cream for dry hands and feet, facial cotton, underwear, makeup setting powder, running socks and shoes, and the like. I love doing research into these seemingly boring purchases because — why not get the best or ferret out the secret wonderproduct with a cult following? Today, thought I’d share some of my latest finds in this category…
RUNNING SHOE: NIKE FLYKNIT EPIC REACT — WOULD LOVE TO TRY THESE BUT AM HAVING A HARD TIME TRACKING DOWN IN A COLOR I LIKE IN MY SIZE
BOLL & BRANCH SPA BATH TOWELS — WE NEED MORE PLAIN WHITE TOWELS IN OUR LINEN CLOSET…WE HAVE RUINED A TON OF FANCY ONES BY LETTING OUR CHILDREN PAINT/EAT/ETC WITH THESE AROUND AND THESE GET GREAT REVIEWS
I SEEM TO HAVE MISPLACED MY BELOVED MASON PEARSON BRUSH AT SOME POINT IN THE LAST YEAR (IN THE MOVE?)…THEY ARE 25% OFF AT BLOOMIES IN A POCKET SIZE, BUT HAVE ALSO HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS LESS EXPENSIVE BRAND
THE VERDICT IS IN: MUJI’S INEXPENSIVE FACIAL COTTON IS JUST AS SOFT AS MY LONG-STANDING FAVORITE SHISEIDO — FOR ABOUT HALF THE PRICE…THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THAT MUJI HAS A KIND OF NATURAL “GRAIN” TO IT THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THE PAD IS “USED” BEFORE IT ACTUALLY IS
THIS “LIGHTING POWDER” IN THE ETHEREAL FINISH IS UNBELIEVABLE — COMPLETELY LIGHTS UP YOUR FACE
FOOT CREAM: LA ROCHE-POSAY — MY FEET ARE SO HORRIBLY DRY AND I NEED TO GET THEM INTO SHAPE WITH SANDAL SEASON AROUND THE CORNER
THESE CRACKERS IN THE CAYENNE PEPPER FLAVOR ARE SO, SO GOOD
Post-Scripts: Something for Everyone.
And, unrelated to the above, I field lot of inquiries for chic finds in the following categories, so thought I’d offer a round up more regularly…
MATERNITY: I wore a black dress like this (also love this scoopneck style) about every third day of my third trimester — so comfortable and so easy to style up or down. I love this brand and one of my favorite maternity/nursing dresses was from here. Also love this $28 jumpsuit in the black for the same reason. Pair with huge black shades and statement sandals/slides/flats.
NURSING: I wore this button-down Sleeper dress all the time while nursing Hill last summer, and it’s currently on sale! Also obsessing over this (might order for myself though I am NOT nursing) — the smocking and shoulder ties make access easy — and this button-down maxi in crisp white (ignore the weird styling on the site — this would look so Grace Kelly chic with brown leather slides).
UNDER $30: This weekend tee dress, which I’d wear with Golden Goose sneakers or leather sandals.
BRIDAL: Still love the Self-Portrait vibe, and this is a showstopper.
FORMAL: This is a TKO.
SPLURGE: Anything from Coco Shop!!! Dying over all of their dresses right now.
GIFT FOR THE GAL WITH EVERYTHING: Scalloped Liberty London napkins.