I’ve been transitioning out of vacation mode and back into the suburban life. There’s always this strange nostalgic feeling I get when I’m back in Connecticut after being away for so long. A lot of memories and emotions come up and it almost feels like I’m living a double life.
Does that sound crazy?
Anyway, It’s been great to see friends that I haven’t seen in several months. I was able to visit with both of my sisters and my two beautiful nieces this weekend. And damn I wish I could see all of them more often. No one gets me quite like my sisters do.
But, today I want to backtrack a little bit and talk about a few things I’d purchased recently. Though I didn’t do much shopping on the road trip, I picked up a few random things and wanted to share.
I bought this Amika dry shampoo and hair oil at Sea Island Spa shop because I’d been on the hunt for a good hair oil and I’m always down to test out a new dry shampoo.
When I style my hair and I want it to last a few days, my ends always get so dry after the first day, and my roots get oily/weighed down. These two products worked together so well keeping my hair style fresh the entire week of travel. I love the smell of the oil, it absorbed well without leaving a residue and actually made my ends feel super healthy. The dry shampoo also smelled great, added volume to my roots, and didn’t leave any white powder, which is something that drives me crazy about dry shampoo.
In NYC we ended up brunching at ABC Kitchen and of course, I couldn’t leave without taking a quick browse around ABC Carpet and Home. That place is a dream. Although most of the inventory is crazy expensive (you want how much for a bronze fork?!), I never leave empty handed. There are so many beautiful little things everywhere and I was thrilled to find my favorite Bodha incense ($28) along with a jade Ganesh.
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. (courtesy of Google)
I’d used a Ganesh two years ago when I was going through some big changes and I thought now was the perfect time to bring a new one into my life. Also, I thought I’d lost my old one, but I found it right after buying the new one.
Lastly, I picked up the Glam Glow Gravity Mud Mask at Sephora in NYC. I’d been wanting to try it for a while because Lauryn from TSC loves it and she’s amazing. I love that it comes with a brush to paint the mask on, it feels super tingly and when it dries it’s a shiny silver color. It peels off so you get the sensation that you’re really accomplishing something.
My skin feels so tight, bright and firm afterward. I’m obsessed.
So yeah, that’s what I bought on my road trip. I’ll be back soon with a super simple salad dressing recipe and some other ramblings. Now I’m off to take my dog Eskimo for a walk and cook a healthy dinner.
Bye for now.