Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Wednesday (or Hump Daaaay! if you're having a Geico camel moment)! Hope your week is going well. Here's what I'm loving this week.

1. I think the idea of boxed water is a cool concept. I drink a lot of bottled water (I know, I know...I should just put a filter on the tap). I tried to cut back on the number of bottles by getting a water cooler and filling up travel cups when I need it on the go but the boxed water has a little less eco-guilt attached to it. You can buy boxed water for about a dollar a carton. Learn more about the company here.

2.  The Konjac Sponge is a sponge meant to clean your (or your baby's) skin. It's made out of the konjac potato and is said to remove makeup, exfoliate and deeply cleanse your skin without soap. The sponges are toxin free, biodegradable and come in several varieties depending on your needs. You can use them with soap but they suggest using a smaller amount. I am so intrigued by these little sponges, I had to try them so I ordered the 100% pure one to try on my face. I'll update you after a week long test run. The Konjac Sponge Co. is in the UK but you can find them in the states at Sephora and Beautyhabit. Also, all of these stores ship anywhere. If you want it, you can get it.

3. I love Rebecca Minkoff handbags so I am always window shopping/site surfing (it's not a splurge I can often justify with everything going on in my life). When I saw this cute green clutch, I was in love. Then, I found out it was also a portable speaker that operates with bluetooth technology. LOVE THIS! Check out the StellĂ© Audio Clutch here

4. When summer hits, so does the frizz. My hair refuses to stay straight so I usually embrace my waves or curls (depending on the hair gets confused) or opt for either a ponytail or topknot. Over the years, I've tried every product on the shelf and they either weigh my hair down or make it look greasy (and I'm talking Soul Glow*). I've always heard of home remedies (mayonnaise, avocado) but it all seemed like too much work. And then came Free People's Bldg 25 blog post with anti-frizz treatments. The avocado and raw egg stuff is still there but so are two really simple options that totally work: apple cider vinegar (which seems to cure everything) and carbonated water (two different options--not used together). Check here for more anti-frizz recipes. 

5. I drink warm lemon water every morning for the health benefits (read more here) but I also like infused water throughout the day. I have a pitcher with a cell in the middle where I can add berries, cucumber or lemon so the water takes on a mild flavor. It works fine but when I saw the Aquazinger, I wanted it for it portability. Love it. The flavor is also a bit more intense because you have a smaller amount of water to infuse that you do with a pitcher. You can learn more and purchase the Aquazinger here

6. I don't wear a lot of gold but there is something special about this delicate little necklace. It's also on sale for $52 at OpenSky today. 

7. My commute to work is long (50 minutes with no traffic). I rarely get 8 hours of sleep so there are days when it is all I can do to stay awake. To help me, I keep snacks in the car. Most of the time, I reach for gum or almonds but lately, I've been reaching for Starburst minis. They come unwrapped which makes them an easier grab in the car. You just have to watch how many you scarf down. You can find them anywhere. I got mine from my go to store for...well, almost everything: Target. 

8. I found How to Know if You're Really a Writer while clicking around and came across several helpful exercises and articles on the topic. 

9. I love these double walled glass tumblers from One Kings Lane. They come in a variety of colors but I was drawn to the cobalt and mint. They're the perfect addition to a bar. You can find them here until they sell out, which tends to happen fairly quickly at One Kings Lane. 

* If you don't get the Soul Glow reference, look here and then go watch Coming to America immediately.  

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