5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

The scent of summer

1. The smell of Coppertone Waterbabies

To quote master wordsmith Nelly, “It’s getting hot in hurr.

Today was 89 degrees! Last week it was 25 degrees cooler, but this week it’s starting to feel a lot like summer. I try to take Connor out nice and early to wear her little booty out, but before we go, I slather this sunscreen all over her and myself. This stuff always makes me think of summer and long lazy days at the beach. I love it.

2. Turn and learn

I mentioned this Ted Talk in the last Saturday Surfing, but if you missed it, please watch it now. Or whenever you can. I think it’s so helpful!

The gist of it is to think of the things in your life that you’d like to change as opportunities to learn. Like, for example, if you’re bad at time management (LIKE ME!!!), instead of thinking, “I must be broken. I’m so bad at time management. There’s for sure something wrong with me,” think of it instead as a chance for you to learn some of the myriad of helpful time management tips and skills that are out there. (And no, you are not broken.) Eventually, you’ll hit on a tip or technique that works for you and helps you get better.

3. MAC Studio Fix mixed with MAC Strobe Cream

Why do I always try to reinvent the wheel when this combo is such an oldie but a goodie?

MAC Studio Fix Fluid — old-school effective!

I’ve been sheering it out, so it’s more Strobe Cream and less Studio Fix Foundation, but it’s still just enough to give me a little bit of even-ness and a lot of glow.

4. Ayesha’s Home Kitchen on Food Network

Don’t know if you’re watching the basketball 🏀 playoffs right now, but the Warriors are in it (yay, Bay Area!), and one of the players, Stephen Curry, is married to Ayesha Curry, the young lady who hosts this show.

She’s absolutely adorable, and so are her daughters. I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet, but I’m definitely going to, maybe as soon as this weekend.

I like that she takes shortcuts. Like, sometimes she’ll use boxed cake mix or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, and she’ll jooj them up.

5. Painting

Oh, my gosh! We’re starting our home renovations soon, and I know that painting is usually one of the steps people do toward the end of whatever they’re doing, but I’ve been having a good time researching paint colors for our place.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to use this color palette I found on a design blog called Maison Pax.

For Connor’s room, I’m thinking of doing one of these blush shades. Maybe Behr Stolen Kisses. Haven’t decided yet.

Anyway, I’m excited about 🖌 paint! Who am I?!

What are some things you’ve been loving lately?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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