Well, so, I’m taking the advice of you fancy peoples and finding a way to blog as my smoke-break. I’m hoping this makes me a nicer person. Or at least allows me to post more often, because I don’t really care about being nice.
BUT! Something I haven’t done in far too long -
SOME STUFF I’VE BOUGHT LATELY!
I didn’t actually buy these, but I’d been stalking the Wild Riceworks Rice Crisps in our local supermarkets for some time. I am TOTALLY into health food, and I knew that if I brought these home, I’d get the tongue-lashing I always do, about not buying food everyone will eat. Which is sometimes true. (Case in point: Tony loves these Snap Pea Crisps. When I let him have some. When I don’t eat them all myself.) But my mom had these out when I stopped by her house last week, and I had one as I was breezing through. Then I had some more. And I finally just ate myself sick on them. If I have to critique this hearty, totally addicting snack, it would be two-fold: 1) there is .. ahem .. a LOT of fiber in these and it works OH SO QUICKLY and 2) my mouth is not big enough to shove more of these in at once. My mom noticed my interest and bought me not one but TWO bags on her next trip to Costco. They apparently have a variety of flavors (we both want to try the Sweet Chili flavor), but these are so awesome.
Another thing I didn’t actually buy, but that’s because the large samples my mother gifted to me have lasted me for over a month. She was loved by Birchbox more than I was (WHAT UP WITH THAT, BIRCHBOX?) and received this very fancy sampler of Vichy skin care products. Vichy is a french company known for sensitive skin care, and I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THEIR STUFF. In particular, I use their night cream every single night, and I use their 3-in-1 Cleanser in the showers some days. I love it and it’s not even ridiculously priced. I plan to buy the full-size night cream when my sample runs out.
Taking my cue from Lauren over at Style Lush Blog, I decided to pick up some of this body wash on a whim. She had me at “without being cloying”, because I’ve found that to translate to “delicious scents that don’t smell like a pre-teen”. DONE. I have been thrilled with it so far, especially considering that I’d just basically been bumming off of Bryan’s manly bodywash for the last four or five months. (Which I don’t mind, really. I actually like the manly scent. TAKE OF THAT WHAT YOU WILL.) But this bodywash is a two-fer as it doubles as an exfoliant as well. It doesn’t take the place of, say, my exfoliating body glove, but on days when I don’t have time for the real deal, it’s perfect. And the smell? Is totally yummy without smelling like a pre-teen.
My husband shudders when he reads this, because MY GOD, WOMAN, YOU SPENT HOW MUCH ON A WATCH? But you know? I scouted Craigslist until one became available and then I got a sort-of deal on it. Look, I know. I know it’s expensive. But in reality, I love this watch so hard. It’s been crazy easy to use, and it gives me an idea of pace as I walk, jog, or run. Pace has ALWAYS been my issue, so this has been a godsend. It’s easy to see as you’re moving, it’s quick to move through the menus, and I don’t have the fancy-pants model with the heart-rate monitor or foot-pod, so it really is perfect for what I want. (I chose the 210 over the 110 because the 210 had an interval timer, which is how I pace my runs.) Whether I’m on a group run, I’m taking Belle out for a .. cardio activity (we run a little, but mostly it’s me reigning her in as I stumble around her), or I’m walking to get Tony from school (“Mom? Why are you walking? DID YOU LOSE OUR CAR AGAIN?”)(Also: Tony, WTF?), I have this little piece of heaven that encourages me to get off my ass.
And now it’s MY favorite part – what have YOU bought lately that you’re dying to tell me about?