Quickies : 013

1. I’m already thinking about what to do/where to go for our 15th wedding anniversary (18 years total) in October. I know, I know it’s only July but, I’m a planner. I like to plan shit out to every last detail. I’m weird like that.

Part of me wants to do something silly like, go to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights but, will we be the only grown ups there? (Probably.) Or maybe get matching tattoos. Or go to Vegas for a night. Or we can spend the day antique shopping.

Or we can just stay home, watch a movie, have sex (without rushing because, kids!) and get some much needed sleep.

2. With all that said, I really, really miss the old days when we were able to be more spontaneous. Now we can’t not plan everything out especially since we need to factor in child care etc. *sigh* One day they’ll all be grown and we, as a couple, can be spontaneous again.

3. I started a drawing yesterday. I can’t even remember the last time I opened my sketchbook. It felt great to just zone out and draw for a bit. L and O were kind enough to sleep for 1.5 hours which is why I was even able to do it. Of course, today O kept waking up from his nap so I didn’t get much added. One step forward, two steps back.

4. I’m debating on whether I want to continue to use a (traditional) Plum Paper planner next year or just use my journal and turn it into a full on bujo. Right now I’m doing a little of both and part of me wants to just consolidate.

However, I absolutely do not have the time to plan/draw out creative weekly and monthly layouts. I like being able to just fill in our plans and events onto a blank calendar/box. On the flip side, I hate seeing empty boxes or sections on the days we don’t have anything going on.

Gah. This really shouldn’t be so difficult.

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Least Favorite Season

The only things I love about Summer :

1. The sun sets earlier every day.

2. C and L’s birthdays; July and August respectively.

3. School’s out = not having to rush around in the mornings

4. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wherein I stock up on my favorite Philosophy Purity face wash. I love a good deal.

That’s it.

With that said, is it Winter yet? I’m over this stupid heat and humidity. I cannot wait until I can wear long sleeves, boots and jackets again.

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Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme

Over the past couple years my skin has gone from super dry (thanks to pregnancy/breastfeeding hormones!) to oily/combination. I can appreciate a good moisturizer and Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme has become a top favorite.

PROS :
lightweight
absorbs quickly
leaves skin dewy not greasy
not sticky/tacky
pleasant scent
hydrating
luxe packaging
scoop/spatula included

CONS :
not travel friendly
no dispenser
no SPF

OVERALL :

I was skeptical at first but, my dry skin was saved by using this moisturizer (and the other products from this line)!

I apply a small amount to my face after cleansing and toning. It’s lightweight, goes on smooth and my skin drinks it up. Once it sinks in (about 10 minutes or so) my skin is left feeling soft, smooth, hydrated and dewy. I enjoy the light rose scent and I didn’t experience any irritation or other issues. I find that as long as I don’t use too much and let it fully absorb, it won’t pill while applying makeup over it.

The only thing I wish it had was SPF, otherwise its a solid moisturizer and I will be repurchasing.

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Herbivore Botanicals Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment

Finally getting around to reviewing the Herbivore Botanicals skincare line! First up is their Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment.

PROS :
lightweight
whipped texture
absorbs quickly
not greasy
pleasant scent
moisturizing
luxe packaging
comes w/ scoop
fun purple color

CONS :
not travel friendly
no dispenser

OVERALL :
I’ve been using this night treatment for a few months now and it has become something I look forward to applying at the end of the day.

After cleansing and toning, I use the scoop to get out a small amount of product. A little goes a long way with this as it has an almost whipped texture. The purple color disappears as you work the cream into your skin. It only takes a minute or two to completely sink in and there’s no greasy feeling or tacky residue. I found the scent to be relaxing and not overwhelming. The scent dissipates after an hour or so.

In the morning my skin looks and feels incredibly smooth and hydrated. This works very well with their Brighten Pineapple Enzyme mask to exfoliate and smooth my skin. My skin is usually sensitive and I did not notice any adverse side effects with continued use. In fact, I’m almost out of this and the Pink Cloud Creme and will be repurchasing both.

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Quickies : 012

1. FUCK this heatwave. I hate Summer and hot weather and humidity and dry heat and brush fires and sweat and grossness.

2. Thankful for AC and cold showers.

3. Is it Winter yet?

4. I can’t believe the year is half over AND I’m happy the year is half over. There is too much BS going on and I’m over it.

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Quickies : 011

1. The last time the Husband and I were alone together for more than 5 hours was the evening O was born.

O is just shy of 18 months. Yes, it has been *that* long.

This is what happens when you don’t want to be those people that constantly pawn/drop off their offspring at the grandparents.

2. So the little monsters slept over at the ILs last night and we spent our afternoon/evening at Disneyland for a proper and MUCH NEEDED date night.

3. Cafe Orleans’ Monte Cristo sandwich, pomme frites, mint juleps and Mickey beignets for dessert – as ‘basic’ Disney fare as you can get and we loved every bite.

4. We also loved being able to watch Fantasmic and the new Pixar Together Forever fireworks from our table out on their patio. It was a great night.

5. We are lucky.

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