1. Tazo Zen Tea. I don’t normally buy Tazo Tea because it’s usually much more expensive than other brands. But a couple of weeks ago it was on a good sale at Harris Teeter, so I decided to give it a try. I was a little hesistant because it smelled kind of like grass. But I was pleasantly surprised to find the taste much more lemony than grassy. I like how it felt both comforting and energizing, which I suppose is that blend of lemon and spearmint. Some green teas taste too bitter for me, but this Tazo tea is smooth. If you want to like green tea but haven’t found a blend you can stomach, try this Tazo one and see if it makes you a fan.
2. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Powder. Powder is tough. The wrong powder can have me looking all Memoirs of a Geisha. I’ve tried cheaper drug store brands and higher end drug store brands before settling on this one from Physicians Formula. I wasn’t going so much for coverage but for something that could give me a more finished look and sop up any excess face oil. My face is oilier than a slicked up Miami Beach body, so I am forever looking for oil control makeup. I’ve been nothing but pleased with Physicians Formula, per usual. It is a little more expensive than some of the drug store brands, but the quality definitely warrents the price.
3. Maybelline Eye Brightener. Dark circles, I’ve got them. While I still swear by my Neutrogena under eye concealor, I saw some YouTube gurus using this Maybelline eye cream as a sort of highlighter. Since this product is called a “brightener,” I figured it was supposed to have some light reflecting qualities. I don’t run it right under my eyes like I do my concealor but rather dot it right on top of my cheek bones and up to the outer corner of my eyes, in a half-moon shape. I find it makes my eyes look more awake, and I’ll take more awake over Dead Tired any day.
4. Becky Higgins 60 variety pack Project Life page protectors. Since I began Project Life, I’ve alternated between two different types of page protectors I found at Michaels. They were fine, but they didn’t let me truly dig into the project. The Clementine Core kits comes with these awesome journaling cards (about the size of a playing card), but I couldn’t use them alone since my only set of page protectors only allowed for 3″ x 4″ sized paper. I muddled through but I really wanted something different. So when I saw the 60 variety pack, I knew it would give me tons of options and let me try some different layouts. I love the variety, and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to purchase this pack. Good thing I’ve got plently of more weeks left in the year.
5. The Guild. I don’t know why it took me so long to stumble across Felicia Day, but I am crazy for her. I mean crazy for her. Crazy for her and her show, The Guild. I was watching it solo while I wrote blog posts and edited photos after Kate went to bed at night, but I couldn’t keep it to myself and now Dan and I watch it together. Plus, having never played video games, I don’t get all the references, so my WoW-playing husband fills me in. Dan was hoping that since I now idolize Felicia Day I would start playing video games in an attempt to be more like her. Sadly, I don’t think that will happen because video games make me motion sick. Seriously. They do. I can’t even think about it lest I feel my stomach turn.
Okay, you tell me, what did you love in April?