You know those products that people have told you about over and over (and over) again ... but for one reason or another, you just never get around to trying them? Well, that's how I was with Band-Aid Friction Block Stick and Egyptian Magic Skin Cream. No matter how many times I heard how amazing they were, I just never picked them up. Until now, that is.
Everyone knows about the Cosby Sweater. The oversized sweater with crazy designs was all the rage in the 80's, made popular by Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show. (Sorry for all the Cosby Cosby Cosby talk.) And, while I like to believe I was always super fashionable, I think I had a few moments of ... well ... just the opposite. (Just wait until you see my Throwback Thursday post about jumpsuits.) I happened to own my very own version of the Cosby Sweater with the very one you see above.
Back in February, I took a trip to Los Angeles to visit my old roommate and very dear friend, Todd. We spent a day at Disneyland, had burgers at In-N-Out, hung out by the pool ... you know, everything you're supposed to do in LA. And, of course, I simply had to visit a spa while I was in town. I took some time out to get a pedicure at Spa Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza.
I know it's the middle of summer, so I should be painting my nails with hot pink or vivid orange, but you know what? I'm a little bored with those shades. I felt that this week needed a little glitz and glamour ... hence this week's #ManiMonday with Maalouf Nail Polish in Silver.
I don't know about you, but sticky summer temperatures make me reach for a whole different set of beauty products. And, if I'm really being honest here? They make me reach for a whole lot LESS. There's nothing I hate more than hair on my neck and makeup on my face when it's over 80 degrees. (That pic above? It's me in all my summer glory, during my recent vacation to Martha's Vineyard.) These XXX products are the ones that are getting me through this summer in style.