^^Double fisting wine and water while working late into the evening 😎
Thomas and I finished Game of Thrones and Stranger Things (can’t wait for the next season of either!). When we were debating what to watch next, he kept bringing up Westworld. I thought it was a political show (I think I was confusing it with The West Wing!) and wasn’t at all excited. But then I agreed to give the first episode a try, and wow, is it good! It’s kind of like a blend of The Truman Show, The Matrix, and a wild western. You have to give it a try!
eVitamins asked me if I’d like to showcase some of their products on KERF, so I said yes knowing they have such a huge assortment of natural health, beauty, and grocery products. They sent me some of my favorites – Vega, Health Warrior Bars (my favorite pre-packaged bars!), and that Deep Steep Bubble Bath that I can only get online now after falling in love with it in Whole Foods. It’s my favorite way to send Mazen to bed – smelling like passion fruit! I’ve also been using Derma-E’s exfoliator on my face a few times a week and really like it. They threw in a few new-to-me products as well – I’m really excited to try the Rose-scented face scrub and the Avalon Thickening Shampoo!
I bought a Hydroflask water bottle after trying Thomas’s (he is full of good recommendations!). I really needed something that would keep water cold during hot soccer games. These bottles are not cheap, but they really keep water cold. I love the straw lid. Disclaimer: the bottle I got (here) came with a lid and straw that SUCKED (haha!). But for real, it was full of bubbles, and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. It came from the Hydroflask store, but the lid was off brand. I ended up ordering the proper branded lid, and it’s so much better.
Loving my Wildling shirt from Indy Rose Co!! So comfy. Mazen saw a copy of Where The Wild Things Are recently and said, “There’s that book about wildlings!” Ha!
I am the best/worst at getting sucked into the sponsored ads on Instagram and Facebook. They are good at their jobs because they always target me with things that I really do need/want. Like these flats, which promised no blisters and were so cute!
I got the size 8, which is my true size and initially, they felt a little big. But after wearing them around my house for an hour they felt fine. They really are SO comfortable. The fabric feels like a stretchy mesh. They are machine washable too! I love them so much! And, the pink soles!!!
Have you heard this song yet? One of the Tim + Faith great ones!!
KERF reader Jessi (@unstoppablelips) emailed me about trying Lipsense. I had seen a few people mention it on social and am always willing to try something new! She sent me the color Bombshell and the gloss to go with it. Bombshell is very neutral (great if you want your lips to look alive but not like you’re wearing lipstick) and to test it further, I bought a second color from her – Praline Rose – which was a bit darker. To apply, you do three very light coats, allowing it to dry in between, and end with the gloss.
Here’s my awkward selfie attempting to showcase the color without smiling too much. Lol. And here are my thoughts:
Pros: It works!! That is by far the biggest pro. As promised, it stays on for hours and hours. And there are SO many colors.
Cons: It’s a bit time consuming to apply (2 minutes versus 2 seconds for classic lip stuff), has somewhat of a stingy feel and chemical taste, and is not cheap (~$26 per color).
Jessi is offering to send one lucky person a free color + gloss set. Enter by leaving a comment on this post with the color of lipstick you usually wear! Red, coral, pink? I am a raspberry-hued girl!
Love this seahorse that Mazen brought home from school! I am still taking photos for his art project memory book : )
And finally, I’ve been loving the new kale salads from Whole Foods. Anything to move beyond mixed greens! The Sweet Kale Chopped Salad is my favorite (including the poppyseed dressing it comes with!).
I found this one too, which doesn’t come with toppings or dressing, but was excellent with some Caesar dressing and gorgonzola cheese!
Siggi’s sent me some of their new Triple Cream yogurts – delish. Still only 9 grams of sugar, but so creamy from 3x the cream.
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