1/ Birthday Box: Twenty Birthday Cards
This box of twenty birthday cards created by five different artists has saved my butt not once, but twice this month alone. Every single one is gorgeous and printed on thick paper stock, so it won’t look like you forgot to pick up a card.
2/ Case Study Table Top Diamond with Wood Stand
I adore Case Study’s ceramics and own about five of their planters. This one is the perfect size for a kitchen table or countertop.
3/ Petit Collage 5pc Mealtime Set (Dinosaurs)
Petit Collage offers the best modern designed children’s toys and decor, and it’s al sustainably made. I picked up a few things for two of my cousins’ birthdays this month, including this mealtime set. Get 15% off your purchase with code DESIGNCRUSH.
4/ Kristen Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
I took some travel sizes of these along when I had to travel last month and really fell in love with the way they made my hair feel. The scent is more powerful than most hair products I’ve tried, but I don’t dislike it and feel like it helps cover any second day hair smell.
5/ MyChelle Lip Hints
These conditioning lip balms have been valuable players in keeping my dry winter lips moisturized. The light tints are a nice added bonus.
6/ Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges
These guys are 100% renewable plant-based, 100% biodegradable, and compressed to reduce their carbon footprint. And they come in a fun shape.
7/ Striped Knit Crop Jumpsuit
Wish you could wear your pajamas all day? Get this jumpsuit. Not only does it make you look super pulled together, but I guarantee lots of compliments will follow. (Note: I’m 5’2″ and it fits to my ankles, not cropped.)
Sometime last January I started something that I should have tackled years before: a legitimate skincare routine. As a teen I used the old standbys containing plenty of benzoyl peroxide, and in my 20s I relied on face wash and Oil of Olay. Hardly a regiment that was prepping my face for the years to come or protecting it against the elements encountered on a daily basis. But with the uncertainties looming in 2017 (R.I.P.) I needed to feel control over something, and that something turned out to be my face. According this article in the New Yorker I wasn’t alone either, scores of you turned to skincare as a coping mechanism. My biggest takeaways? That just because your skin may feel oily you still need to moisturize and that serums are worth their weight in gold. Nearly twelve months in and I’m feeling much better about my complexion and continue to search out products to add to my routine. What are your go-tos?
1/ Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask 2/ Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil 3/ One Love Organics Brand new Day Microderma Scrub + Masque 4/ Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate 5/ DR JART+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel 6/ Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel 7/ Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer 8/ First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm 9/ Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb 10/ Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
11/ Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask 12/ Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask 13/ Disco Kitten I Dew Care Mask 14/ ILIA Cucumber Water Stick 15/ Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil 16/ Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 17/ Lapcos Clear Toner 18/ Lovely Day Hyaluron & Bloom Pink Clay Mask 19/ Malin + Goetz Acne Treatment Nighttime 20/ Herbivore Mini Facial Oil Set
21/ Milk Makeup x UO Charcoal Cleanser 22/ Herbivore Brighten Instant Glow Mask 23/ Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich 24/ Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil 25/ Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil 26/ Rose Clay Facial Mask 27/ Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Facial Oil 28/ Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask 29/ This Works Stress Check Face Oil 30/ Glossier The Super PackPosted In beauty bag, behind the scenes, my life, round up, series, style
Homemade gifts are so thoughtful, and they’re also great to have on hand for some other reasons. Unexpected guests, coworkers, and stockings to name a few! I’ve pulled together twelve simple DIY projects and twelve recipes that would make for great give, I’ve also shared what to pair them with to create and extra sweet and thoughtful gift!
PAIR WITH a bottle of wine or new book
PAIR WITH a set of vintage candleholders
PAIR WITH a bottle of lavender pillow spray (see below)
PAIR WITH a simple soap dish
PAIR WITH a pair of linen pillowcases
PAIR WITH a package of your favorite pasta and a jar of sauce
PAIR WITH a nice box of matches
PAIR WITH a bouquet of fresh eucalyptus
PAIR WITH a pretty candlesnuffer
PAIR WITH a tray to arrange them in
PAIR WITH a pottery dish to set it in
PAIR WITH a few tiny baskets to set them in drawers, closets, etc
PAIR WITH toothpicks and a large bowl
PAIR WITH a loaf of fresh local bread
PAIR WITH the recipe!
PAIR WITH quality hot chocolate mix
PAIR WITH a pair of small glass tumblers
PAIR WITH a wooden cutting board
PAIR WITH a nice candy dish
PAIR WITH a linen dish towel – tie them up in a bundle
PAIR WITH a small dish or cake stand that can be used year-round
PAIR WITH a recipe for English muffins or crumpets and a spreader
PAIR WITH a pair of new mugs and tea strainer
PAIR WITH an air-tight tin that can be reused again and again for storagePosted In accessories, beauty bag, food, holidays, house and home, kitchen, living, recipes, round up, series, style