Hi friends! How has your week been? It has been rainy & cool(ish) here; I am loving it! I love rainy weather so much. It makes me grab a coffee or glass of wine, a blanket, a book, the TSF radio station on Alexa, & the fireplace app on my TV. The wing 9, of my enneagram 1 self, loves all things cozy.
Anyway, shall we move along to my favorite things from the week?
One: New Foundation
Based on the recommendation of Kathleen Jennings, I bought a new foundation. The Kevyn Aucoin foundation balm is so awesome! A very little bit goes a long way, and you can layer more on for fuller coverage. I wear Light FB 02 – but I might try 03 next time. It covers my blemishes & malasma so well!
Two: Get A Life Chloe Brown
Y’all, I started reading Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. I love this book so much! Chloe has fibromyalgia & the book chronicles how it has affected her life and love life. We follow Chloe as she takes back control of her life & falls in love along the way.
The second book dropped this week following Chloe’s sister Dani – Take A Hint Dani Brown. I can’t wait to start that this weekend!
Three: Gua Sha
Back in February, I bought these Gua Sha (pronounced Gwah-Sah) tools…and promptly put them in a drawer & forgot about them. Earlier this week Kathleen Jennings did an IG Live with Jennifer Adell; Jennifer did a demonstration on how to use the Gua Sha tools. I’m now such a fan. It helps with lymphatic drainage, puffiness, acne, & wrinkles! Yes please!
Four: Flowerbed Updates
In Quarantine, I was not one of those people that made bread or worked out a ton. I focused on my garden/flowerbed. My flowerbed is huge & is the only part of my yard that gets full sun. My front yard & back yard have about 12 trees each. So, I dug up old rose bushes (that had trees/weeds growing amongst them too), a sago palm tree, & a bunch of weeds. Y’all already know about my tower garden, which is doing so well (!!!), but have now also planted oleanders (very drought tolerant), & Bradford pear tree (looks good each season), a bougainvillea (that has ombre pink flowers) & training it to go up a trellis, a slew of flowers, and all the mulch.
The first photo is right after I planted some of the oleanders. The middle picture is what it currently looks like, & the last photo is a close up of the flowers.
Five: New Podcast
I’m listening to another new podcast – you know I love them so much.
So, y’all know I’ve listened to podcasts to educate myself on the atrocities that Black people have endured from 1619, etc. Well, Higher Learning discusses current events & Black culture, and so much more. I come away from each episode having learned something new. Also, Rachel Lindsay was one of my Top 3 favorite Bachelorettes.
Okay, that’s it for the day. With COVID cases ticking back up, I hope y’all stay home if you can, wear a mask, & wash your hands. Have a good weekend.