This week was highlighted by a couple of little, recently discovered gems that I can’t get enough of. Hint: one goes on your body in the shower, and one goes on your body after the shower.
I don’t deny the fact that I spend more money on clothes than I should, relative to my income, and that often I make amateurish mistakes when buying clothes…which results in a closet full of unworn or gently neglected pieces.
Such orphans include: white stretch cotton Zara button-down with French cuffs. Great idea, turns out stretch is a weird quality in formalwear. And, I just don’t love white. It always looks dingy somehow.
Also: gray and red flannel Gap button-down. Probably bought this too late in the Spring and so there it sat through the warm months. Maybe it will see a resurgence in popularity come November.
In any case, my rash decision-making when buying clothes sometimes gets me in trouble. With this most recent purchase, I saw the shirt, tried it on, left it at the store, then came back TWICE (!) to make sure it was worth the money. And in the end, I liked it for its slouchy, too-long length…super soft finish, and cute button placket detail. Plus, blue is my color!
I’ve been enjoying it all week – wore it last weekend, didn’t wash it. Threw it on a couple times this week to run errands after work. Finally feeling like a kid again, clinging to his favorite stuffed bear that is soiled and in need of a good laundering. Awesome!
Next item…a find from a store that I originally misjudged. LUSH Cosmetics, at International Plaza and throughout the world, makes fresh, hand-mixed cosmetics, soaps, and all matter of skin nourishment, and sells the wares in eco-friendly minimalist packaging.
I’ve been using the Ocean Salt face scrub for a year or so now, and it works wonders. At $35/tub, it’s not cheap (lasts for 5-6 weeks), but I like having good skin, so I’ll stick with it. While in on my routine trip to grab a new batch, I was talked into purchasing a chunk of the Buffy Body Butter.
Due to an unseasonal end-of-summer dry spell, I’d been feeling a bit crackly and in need of skin hydration. BBB turned out to be the perfect solution. The best way to describe it is solid lotion you use in the shower, vs.Â that which you apply after exiting the shower. It exfoliates and moisturizes, using bits of rice and almond and LOTS of shea butter.
The effect is really quite lovely. Skin is soft, smooth. It’s not heavy. Doesn’t feel as if it leaves a residue. Smell is unoffensive and unisex. Very good stuff…and at $11 for the smaller size bar, not a bank-breaker.
So there you have it…my latest obsessions. You can catch me with slippery, smooth skin prancing around Ybor City in my underwear and oversized tank top! 🙂