May 2018 Favorites
1. ChomChom Roller, $24 / 2. BlueSky Planner Galaxy 5×8, $15 /
3. Clarins Glow Booster, $32 / 4. Covergirl Clump Crusher, $8 /
5. BlueCross Cuticle Remover, $6 / 6. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, $42
Click through for details on what I love about my May 2018 Favorites.
It’s All Fluff
I have two awesome little, big cats. They have long, grey fur, however, which means it is on everything, all the time, no matter what. We have a great vacuum, we’re armed with sticky rollers and lint brushes galore. I came across ChomChom on Amazon and it works shockingly well. Use is a little awkward at first because it isn’t a true roller – instead, you kind of rock it forward, push, then backward, and pull to reveal a pet-hair free surface.
All in the Plan
Continuing on the non-beauty note: Like many people these days, I manage my calendar online. I find that daily to-dos (including blog stuff!), however, are slightly easier for me to keep track of and remember when I write them. Something about the act of handwriting something etches it into my memory more effectively than I can achieve with typed text. Last year, I used an AshleyG for BlueSky 5×8 planner that ran July thru June. May was an extremely busy month so it got more of a workout than usual (and in its last few pages, too!) I just ordered the same planner in white (shown) for July 2018-June 2019.
Ever since I started sunless tanning, I’ve had a hard time with what to do with my face. When I was using Million Dollar Tan (I still have some left, but I’ve been favoring the Jergens Wet Skin one a bit more!), I’d apply it to my face with a sponge or a brush but I didn’t love putting that formula on my face. Then, I learned about sunless tanning serums. There are a few out there but I landed on Clarins and could not be more delighted with the results.
A Challenger Approaches
DIY Pedicure Secret Weapon
Although I use power tools (Amope, Tip 2 Toe) on the rough areas of my feet, I use chemicals on the tops. This cuticle remover (which I’ve mentioned before) is really inexpensive. Its thin formulation threw me for a loop for a while, but I ultimately landed on decanting it into a spray bottle with a fine mist. It makes a pleasant difference in an otherwise run-of-the-mill DIY pedicure.
Tell the Truth
I purchased a bottle of Truth Serum during the spring VIB sale. I finally finished up my C-Firma (it started to oxidize but I was stubborn and didn’t want to toss it). So far, I’ve been using it for 2/3 of May and I’ve liked the results. It isn’t as robust as C-Firma, but is effective enough for my needs. More on that another time.