For many people, the coming of spring brings on wanting to organize and freshen up. I definitely fall into this category. In the last couple weeks, my activities have included inspecting my warm weather closet inventory (and finding out I need to lose five pounds of winter weight to fit in my denim cutoffs), spending unnecessary dollars at the Container Store, and evaluating my usual black eyeliner look, which I thought could use a little change.
Every Saturday or Sunday, after I make brunch for Hakim and I, you can find me relaxing with a face mask. Hakim calls the one I use from Boscia the “Black Mambo.” And the other weekend, I tried a new cellulose sheet mask by When. Doesn’t that sound very scientific? Apparently, these kind of cellulose/cotton/single-use sheet face masks hail from Korea and are all the rage right now, so I had to try. I picked the When one up while in line at Sephora, specifically because it said it helps your skin recover from the sun, wind, and dry air. So I thought it would be helpful after being on a plane for almost five hours – we flew to California last weekend for a mini-vacation in beautiful Santa Monica and visited other parts of sunny LA. Anyways, other than having success with these two, I have tried a couple others, because I love face masks!
Our hearts go out to those affected by the events in Boston, MA, and West, TX.
We send our love from Chicago – Lavang, Hakim, & Luca
I love the look of easy hair, the kind that looks like you spent five minutes on it, and then didn’t care about it for the rest of the day. But for me, getting to easy hair leads to sometimes difficult hair. The kind that won’t wave the way I want it to when I try the braid/bun trick (too crimpy or weirdly lopsided waves, pins falling out, or hair ties leaving those annoying lines), or the kind that will look way too done when I try making waves with a curling iron or rollers (my hair has way too much hair memory sometimes, even after brushing it out over and over again, it will fall back into the curl if over-curled). But finally, getting to easy hair – carefree, falling into good places, textured nicely, undone (looking) – is easy for me.