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3 products I’m keeping on my bathroom sink

June 30, 2015

If you look at my bathroom sink area, it’s pretty much an assembly line of everything I’m immediately testing before bed and in the shower. If it doesn’t work, it’s quickly removed and replaced. Since it’s prime real estate for my product testing, it’s really the best place to check out what I’m loving. Currently:

Essenza soap, Neutrogena's newest cleansing oil, and Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

Essenza soap, Neutrogena’s newest cleansing oil, and Philips Sonicare DiamondClean


1) Essenza Hand Soaps. On the quest to upgrade the small details in a equally small NY apartment, I added Essenza soaps to our bathroom. Well, kinda — although they look fancy with their saturated colors of blues and reds you can find them at the drugstore for less than $4. They are full of pure essential oils, shea butter, aloe, and mild cleansers. The Pomegranate Acai and South Pacific Water (pictured here) smells so good, even our guests have commented on it.

2) Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. This hasn’t technically hit stores yet (it rolls out in July), but since I got an advance sample, I’ve been using it every day and night. I’ve tried cleansing oils before, sadly not with the best experience. The ones I’ve used were too heavy and actually felt like it was exacerbating some of my skin issues. So I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this one. I’ve been using it for the past week, and I’m so pleasantly surprised on how much I really love it. I apply it to dry skin first, and massage it through and then use water to wipe it off. When you add water, it sort of emulsifies to a milky consistency and rinses off dirt and makeup. I know it seems counterintuitive to use oils if your face is oily (mine is combo), but the oil attracts oil, and I feel like this has been softening my skin without making it feel dry and tight afterwards. Double pluses for not irritating my eyes, AND smelling something like peaches. Note: it’s still a gentle oil, so all this said about how I love it for everyday, it’s not super heavy duty. So if it’s one of those nights you went OD on makeup, try double cleansing (i.e. use this oil first just to get  the superficial dirt off, and then follow up with your go-to face wash)

3) Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Tooth Brush. Update on my dental health: I just went in for a cleaning and zero cavities *happy dance*. THIS mechanical toothbrush has been the best one I’ve used in years. The one I had previously was sleek looking (and expensive) but was so rough on my teeth/gums. This one has five cleaning modes (including Gum Care, Polish, and White) that lets you customize it to your liking. And its beyond its years as far as features. Like a glass charging station (meaning you literally have to put it in a glass near its plugged charger instead of hooking the charger up to it directly) and a travel case that you can hook a USB up to charge the brush. Yes, your laptop can charge my toothbrush. Besides all that fancy stuff, it removes 5x more plaque than a regular toothbrush.

What’s made it to your sink lately?

x
Shy
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Fun with mehndi

June 20, 2011

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(Thank you to Erica and Becky for volunteering their hands for these pics :)).

I just thought I’d post a snapshot of the mehndi designs some of the girls were getting at one of the wedding festivities I attended last weekend. This is how the henna paste looks as it dries. It will eventually rub off and leave a beautiful red color behind.

The funny thing is, the last time I wrote about mehndi, I posted pictures of my cousin’s hands who happened to be the bride at this wedding (a whole two years later). Which leads me to believe my blog is good luck. Clearly.

x
Shy

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Gift Guide: Dots iPhone Gloves

December 5, 2010

By Summar Ghias

Dots iPhone merino lambswool gloves

Maybe it’s because I seem to be outnumbered amongst my circle of friends (that includes you, Shy!), but these days it feels like it’s an iPhone nation. So to all you iPhoners out there, you may want to stop fumbling to take off your gloves as you text. The brand Dots sells merino lambswool gloves (in coal, clay, brick and bark) for just $20 that boast the thumb, index and middle fingertips capability to operate your iPhone with skin-like responsiveness. And if it saves an entire iPhone generation from getting frostbite, we’d say it’s a holiday gift worth giving.

What do you think?