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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
we had planned to go on a leaf walk tonight, thought about stopping in at the dundee gallery or using a gift card at b&g tasty foods, but a whole day of torrential rain (november rain, right?) led us to opt for a night closer to the comforts (and radiated heat) of home at the apartment. we got cinnamon bread from the bakery across the street for banana pecan french toast, danced, and took it easy.
read e-mail from great-grandma.
and had a bedtime phone chat with grandpa.
Posted on 19. Sep, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
Andrea’s candles are made with pure coconut oil, and they come in a beautiful box with a matching pack of matches. The candle in itself is in a lovely glass jar and has a light, clean scent. My mom is the one who first told me about these candles after she got to know Andrea and ordered several for herself–she said they arrived super fast and all came with these cute little matchboxes which I LOVE. I am all about little details like that.
Andrea has a show on Hallmark called Home&Family that my mother always watched, and after googling her a little bit my mom found out that she has a really awesome blog, she’s a mother of 4, wife of a celebrity, and she was just starting a candle business. My mom liked that they were made with coconut oil, and placed a big order. It turns out that my mom was Andrea’s first order! Now we get all our candles from Andrea Schroder not just because they’re designed and scented beautifully, but because she really runs it herself and the customer service she provides is amaaaazing. I really look up to her. Andrea Schroder is cool. Go check out her site and enter to win one of her candles here!
To enter, just leave a comment. You don’t have to pin anything, or like anything on Facebook (unless you want to, because that’d be nice of you), you just have to leave a little comment and I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner on Tuesday the 24th at midnight CST.
I’m just giving one of these away–it’s my own–to thank you all for reading. Thank you for sticking with me! I love what I do and I love you all. Good luck!
Posted on 15. Sep, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
Fun looking in medicine cabinets, right?
I have Rosacea–it didn’t really flare up until after Alice was born, and before that I always had acne so I thought the redness on my cheeks was that at first. Around a year ago, I figured out why the acne treatments weren’t helping it, and ever since then I’ve been in search of the right skin care regimen for me. Rosacea, super sensitive skin, and acne-prone. So, basically, “normal.”
For about a year I’ve been using the Eucerin Redness Relief line and I think it’s helping (I get it in bulk now on Amazon Prime), though flare-ups get better and worse seasonally (in the Summer, worse) and depending on stress levels (right now, worse). I also still feel 18 but am finally realizing that I’m not, so I added a few other skincare products to my routine this year too. Here’s how the deal goes:
- Wash face with lukewarm water and Eucerin Redness Relief cleansing gel. You only need a tiny amount–like two pea-sized drops.
- Wipe mascara off with Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and cotton pads.
- Use a cotton pad to wipe Clinique toner over cheeks, chin, and forehead.
- Apply Philosophy Miracle Worker Eye Cream on thee bags. (Or whatever free eye cream sample I have at the moment.)
- I have a roll-on tube of tea tree oil that I apply around the outside of my face and on my eyebrows.
- Finish with one pump of Eucerin Redness Relief moisturizer–it’s tinted green and I love it.
- TMI moment you can’t hold against me: I think I have a patch on ringworm on my nose so I dab a little antifungal on that too. Whatever. We all get it–if you never have, you will.
I don’t post stuff like this as advice to others anymore–it’s more because when I look back on similar posts (where I thought I WAS giving “lifestyle advice”), I enjoy seeing what my routine was. Routine is something so indexable, so time-specific. Seeing a reminder of an old routine brings back so many other contextual memories about what else had been happening in my life at that time. So, I am predisposed to oversharing, I take pictures with my little phone, and I put them here to look at later.
Towels and Plaza Hotel matchbook from Great-Grandma Edna, “Fluffy Towels” Yankee Candle, Flowers in an old vanilla bottle from a recent Airbnb guest.
Makeup bag, pewter mirror from my Great-Great Grandma Frances, free-gift-with-purchase tin of makeup samples that are fun to play with, small lidded container from Edna full of cotton pads.
Kleenex dispenser from Edna, Tokyomilk Everything/Nothing (my daily perfume), Tokyomilk Eden (free gift with purchase), Chanel Chance sample.