It’s been a while since I have done one of these posts. Obviously everyone’s in quarantine, or half-quarantine, or whatever it is where you are – so we’re all doing different things and establishing new routines. Here’s what I’ve been loving, and what I’ve been doing to stay productive, sane, and relaxed.
I mean, you kind of have to watch TV at least a little bit, right?! This is hands-down my favorite quarantine show discovery. The Great, “an occasionally true story” is a comedy/drama loosely based on the rise of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. It stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult as the Empress and Emperor of Russia – it’s on Hulu. So, so good – I highly recommend if you haven’t found it yet!
Outdoor Happy Hour-ing
Who knew socially distanced happy hours could be so fun? I don’t think I have ever spent so much time outside and it’s honestly so nice – I feel like the spring season would have just flown by as usual if we weren’t stuck at home, so it’s a nice upside to all this.
The past few weeks, we have been trying to entertain more, having over a few friends at a time.
Organizing & Home Shopping
I know many of us have been in DIY mode. I have been cleaning out every drawer and closet possible and it’s inspired me to do a bit of sprucing up as well. I finally added new lights in our kitchen, which I have been meaning to do for a year.
I’ve tried to be really good (or at least, better) about skincare lately since I have zero excuses, being home all the time. Below are things I have had for a while but am just trying to be more disciplined about using regularly.
I have used this for years for its renewing and anti-aging properties. I try to apply this 2-3 nights per week.
This is a serum that I love because it hydrating as well as exfoliating (hylaluronic acid). I put this on each morning right after I shower.
This. is a newer moisturizer I am trying. So far, I feel like it’s really working. for me. This line, Drunk Elephant, is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin – you will never find what they call the Suspicious 6 in their line (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS)…
These are quick little face peel packets that it says you can do daily, but I do once per week. It’s a 2-step system that takes less than 5 minutes, and it’s just two pre-treated wipes, so no mess to wash off, clean up, etc.
I use this nightly. I know its expensive, but I feel like it really works.
Best brush cleaner, and so cheap on Amazon!. If I’m being honest I wasn’t doing a ton of this prior, either.
I am also trying to be good with my vitamins. This is my multivitamin, which I can’t recommend enough. If you hit their site you can see each ingredient that goes into the vitamin and where it’s sourced from – so there is no BS in there. I also like that these are on a subscription, so they just show up on my doorstep when needed!
Finding New Favorites
I continue to think wine is cheaper and better than therapy 🙂 Hit this link if you need my Pandemic Wine Survival Guide
This weekend was MDW and we reopened for Phase 2 in NC. It is crazy it’s finally happening! I wasn’t planning on going out but we had a tornado late Friday and quickly lost power. After we realized we’d be without power or a while with no plans for dinner and no way to cook, we decided to try dining out at a local restaurant, Dressler’s. It was the best tasting thing ever! How AMAZING to have a glass of wine brought to you!