I stumbled upon this pore cleansing pad while I was searching for exfoliators. Do you ever search for something online or at the store and then get distracted when you find something much more intriguing than what you were looking for in the first place? This tiny but mighty $6 tool might be the least expensive item that I've ever shared on SometimeSaturday but please don't let the price tag fool you. This one is worth more than $6 (though I'm hoping they keep the price where it's at because I will 100% buy more in the future for both myself and some of my best friends).
I normally wash my face using my hands over the sink or in the shower. Back in high school I used to use a wash cloth when washing my face, but somewhere down the line I decided that was both gross and too harsh on my skin. This cleansing pad is a nice compromise somewhere between a washcloth and your hands/fingers. I apply one pump of my face wash directly on the cleansing pad and then gently massage every inch of my face. It. Feels. So. Good. It's like a tiny massage I never knew I needed. This is much less expensive than an item like a Clarisonic and you don't have to worry about cleaning it or replacing it near as often.
For those of you who end up giving it a try, let me know what you think!
I always get the most compliments on the pants that are most interesting. These stripe pants would be perfect for the beach or even the pool instead of a cover up. Im wearing a size Medium. They have a high rise and a drawstring waist.
I love the pattern of this jumpsuit (the same brand as the pants) and am currently looking for an excuse and place to wear this wrap dress.
I found a few items on sale and wanted to share them with you. I'll unpack everything on Insta-stories next week once it all arrives in Dallas.
1. Adidas Leggings: Every single person who wrote a review gave these babies FIVE stars! Multiple reviews state that they bought these leggings in one color, realized how amazing they are, and then ordered them in a second color. I ordered a size Small.
2. Short Sleeve V-Neck: I live for these. I wear them all the time. They will never fade, you can wash them and dry them without having to worry if they'll be wrinkly or ugly after a year or two. They're worth every penny. I found a new color, Static Blue, and ordered a size Medium.
3. Unstoppable Double Knit: I have a decent amount of jackets but I just realized the other day that I don't really have any sweatshirts. In fact, I don't even have one. This gray pullover seems cozy yet still stylish to wear when you need to make a good impression. I ordered a size Medium.
4. Breathable Cap: I like to wear a cap when I go on a walk or when I go running. I'm not in disguise but I just don't want anyone to look at me. Is that weird? Maybe so. They can look at the cap, the cap is cool. I don't have any caps that are meant for working out/this Texas heat. I'm hoping these will be a little less stuffy and who knows, I might even be able to use the dry shampoo after a run thanks to this cap? I ordered the most random but killer color: Guava Ice.
Have you heard this compliment before: "oh my gosh, you look SO thin!!"
Maybe someone said it to you, maybe you've seen it as a comment on social media, or maybe you over heard this line at a get together. Women crave this compliment. I think a lot of times women will throw compliments out there just to be nice. Compliments about shoes or purses, a cute dress. Those kind of compliments can be exaggerated. The "you look so thin" line is not one you can use unless you 100% mean it. Whether or not a bag is cute is based on preference, personal style, and taste. What you weigh on a particular day is a fact. A nonnegotiable number.
We all have a slightly different definition for the word "thin." Is it a certain weight? A certain size? A goal? Chains that keep you from enjoying your life? So many women struggle with weight. It's insane. Women of all sizes, that's what makes it so crazy. Two women, the same age, one weighs twice as much as the other yet both hate the way they look. Why is it such a problem with women? I wish I could tell you. I wish I could fix it. The only thing I can do is share with you that it's something I've struggled with since I was 18. Striving to be the perfect size and a certain weight. It's exhausting and impacts so many areas of life. Have you ever missed out on something because you didn't feel pretty enough to go? You didn't attend an event or accept an invitation because you had nothing to wear, or maybe what you wanted to wear didn't fit at that time. I have. Multiple times. I'll own it.
I don't think it's reasonable to ask you to feel like a beauty queen 365 days a year. Emotions, deadlines, they all have to be dealt with. I challenge you (and I challenge myself) to find and focus on goals more meaningful than being thin. If you don't like how you look and it's causing you to feel bad, focus on exercise. Learn something new or take a new class. Focus on learning how to cook new recipes that are somewhat healthier. You can take good care of yourself without obsessing about your size. You can work hard towards weight loss, you can work hard toward being the strongest version of yourself without putting yourself down every day.
YOU'RE FREAKING GORGEOUS! You wake up every day and do all the things. Take care of this person, go here, go there, check in on that friend, call that family member you miss, handle this, make that deadline, impress your boss, provide, comfort, problem solve. It's hard. It's so hard, but you're doing it seven days a week. Give yourself some credit, come on! You're doing a great job. In the midst of all of that, don't forget to take care of yourself, but please at least try to do it in a healthy way. You're capable no matter your size. You're worthy no matter your weight. You are a warrior. A warrior wouldn’t compliment another person for looking thin, because there are other qualities that are actually meaningful in life. Qualities and achievements that deserve a compliment. A warrior wouldn’t jump for joy if called thin because there are other characteristics (honesty, intelligence, bravery) that are actually worth striving toward. Those are the things one should want to be recognized for.
I went through a phase my first summer in Dallas where I would get a spray tan once a week. I loved how it looked but got tired of paying $40 each time. Sooooo many women I know use self-tanner so I thought I would give it a try. One of the outfits I'm wearing Easter weekend is white and I'd rather not be the same color as my outfit. That white outfit played a big part in the timing of all of this.
I did a bit of research and decided to go with this product. It's top rated online and a little less expensive than St. Tropez. I told a few of my friends that I was going to attempt to tan myself. One of those friends asked if I bought an application mitt. I hadn't at the time! I placed an order and had this mitt delivered to my door step the next day. It's eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. Thank you to my friend for not letting me forget one of the two things needed to tan at home.
I read so many blogs, watched so many videos, and read a ton of reviews trying to figure out how to make this work. I had so many questions going into this. What about my face? My face can't be ten shades lighter than the rest of my body. On Saturday night after I took a shower I decided to give it a go. I sat on my bathroom floor and got to tanning. Next time I'm going to stand the whole time and prop my legs up when it's time to tan them. Sitting wasn't helpful. Lesson learned. I also missed the back of my left arm somehow and used a little too much on the tops of my hands. I'm hoping I get better at this as time goes on. From what I gather you only have to do this once a week.
One of the articles I read said something like this "self-tanning is not for anyone low maintenance." I've been called high maintenance on more than one occasion so I think I'm qualified to handle my new tanning responsibilities.
Here's what you need to do/what I did:
1. In the evening shower and shave
2. Brush your teeth (you won't want to use any water after you apply the tanning product)
3. Apply tanning mousse with mitt all over your body
4. Put on the most baggy clothes you own. Preferably a tank top and shorts.
4. Do not shower/bathe for 24 hours.
It might not be perfect, at least it wasn't for me, but it looks a hell of a lot better than my glow in the dark skin tone I was rocking before.
On Saturday evening after the third round was complete they interviewed Tiger Woods. He was told his tee time would be 9:20AM on Sunday morning. Due to weather, Sunday start times for the fourth and final round of the Masters had to be moved to the morning. They then asked Woods what his morning routine looks like when he has a start time of 9:20. What he said was incredible. It not only got my attention but had me wondering if I misheard him. I'm paraphrasing here, so I do apologize if it's not word for word. Here's what he said:
"I'll wake up around 4:00, maybe 3:45 to get my body ready for the day and go from there."
Commitment. Excellence. Hall of Fame worthy. Nothing worth fighting for is handed out. You must work for what you want in life. When Woods gave his answer yesterday it was a good reminder of that. Be the best. Do your best. Quit complaining. Do the impossible. Be great.
This product is new to the lineup. I just added it to my beauty routine. Here's the order:
2. Flawless Filter
You can use the Flawless Filter as a primer or a highlighter. I use it under my foundation as a primer to get that subtle glow (apply it over your entire face with this brush). The other option would be to use it on top of your foundation as a highlighter. To achieve that look apply it on the top of your nose and cheekbones. A little goes a long way.
This dress is on sale (20% off) but today is the last day. It will go back to full price on Saturday. If you’re even somewhat interested in it I would get it today and save a little. I’m wearing a size Small. It has the illusion of a wrap dress but actually hooks on the inside. I felt so sophisticated in this outfit.
All of the dresses at Anthropologie are 20% off today. I’ve been waiting for a sale so I could share this baby blue eyelet dress with you. It runs true to size. There’s a bit of a built in ribbon belt that ties in a small bow in the back. You can of course pull it tighter to make more of a defined waistline or keep it loose if you’re wanting more of the shift dress look.