It’s snowing. I don’t want to be a downer, but it’s the end of March, and it’s snowing. While it may not be time to pack away all of my winter things, I am ready for spring to come at least to my closet. Stripes make me think of sunshine and days spent on the beach, which is why I want to fill my closet with stripey pieces.
I love getting letters in the mail, but you know what they say: The best way to get a letter is to write one. Enter International Geek Girl Pen Pal Club, a website dedicated to all things geeky. Every month, IGGPPC matches pen pals based on their interests, age, and gender. IGGPPC, also, hosts monthly swaps for things like tea, socks, stickers, and greeting cards.
If you’re more interested in receiving mail rather than in corresponding with someone, Postcrossing is the place to go to mail and receive postcards from around the world. Postcrossing, also, lets you keep track of who has sent you postcards as wells as postcards you have sent. You can even keep track of postcards you’ve received by uploading pictures of them to your postcard wall.
Finally, The World Needs More Love Letters is a fantastic way to spread some letter love. The movement encourages people to leave random love letters where people can find them. You can, also, nominate someone to receive a love letter bundle as well as write to those requesting love letters.
While receiving a letter in the mail from a pen pal is always a delight, shopping for supplies is pretty fun, too.
Lindi Skin is the first complete skincare line designed specifically for people undergoing cancer treatment. Safe and gentle, these products are ideal for anyone with compromised skin including winter skin, older skin, and allergy-prone skin.
I found all of the products very soothing, and I love the way they keep my skin hydrated. The products range in price from $10 to $40 and feature ingredients that have been carefully researched and sourced. The Face Wash works to achieve the optimal PH balance while the Serum is full of antioxidants and vitamins. The Eye Hydrator reduces puffiness, and the Lip Balm is very moisturizing.
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Now is a great time to try the Lindi Skin line because you can get free shipping and 25% off all products with the code BLOG25, which is good through May 31, 2015. Plus, the company will make a donation to the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program for every purchase made through May.
Lipton Publicity sent me a selection of Lindi Skin products in exchange for an honest review.
I hope everyone had a great week. I went to see Cinderella, which was very sweet. The costumes are exquisite. I want to steal everything Cate Blanchett wore. This evening, I went to Bad Art Night at the library. A group of adults armed with glue, scissors, and paint makes for a very interesting time. Here is my awful masterpiece. Have a great weekend!
As a child, I spent many hours painting with watercolor. Childish landscapes and portraits of my cat were my specialties. Flipping through Helen Birch’s delightful book, Just Add Watercolor, brought back many sweet memories and made me wish I knew where my old watercolor supplies ended up. Packed with beautiful pictures and tips on techniques, Just Add Watercolor is full of inspiration for the watercolor artist. Each painting includes information on the technique used, and the paintings are divided into six sections: Traditional watercolor, Gouache, Digital, Mixed media, Other water-based media, and Non-paper media. There is a visual index, too, which makes finding a specific painting easy. The book, also, features a brief overview of watercolor fundamentals. This is not a how-to book, so some experience with watercolor is helpful. However, even if you don’t paint, the pictures alone make the book worth adding to a visual inspiration collection.
Bring out your green! With St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, the pressure is on to find a way to wear green without looking like you’re covered in clover. However, wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is easy when you mix greens with neutrals like this casual outfit.
P.S. Somehow I blinked and Wednesday turned into Monday, so I’ve fallen behind on visiting blogs. I’ll be playing catch up today and tomorrow, and hopefully, the rest of the week, I’ll be back on schedule. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Forgive me if I’m a little Disney obsessed, but I love a happy ending, especially when it involves shoes. Other Cinderella collaborations that have me drooling can be found at Hot Topic (I am convinced I need this dress) and MAC (I need everything).
P.S. Disney is planning a live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Dan Stevens as Beast. I’m excited, obviously.
With Disney’s live action Cinderella coming out this week, it’s only natural that thoughts of glass slippers should be dancing in my head. Rhinestones. Glitter. Mirrored leather. I’m not sure what my version of Cinderella shoes would look like, but I’m fairly certain they would not be made of glass. A modern Cinderella needs a wearable glass slipper. Whether you are looking for something sparkly or shiny, these five designer shoes are sure to please.
Betsey Johnson’s Star d’Orsay pumps pack a punch with rhinestone embellished platforms while the Abel mirrored-leather pumps from Jimmy Choo make a flashy statement. If you think a girl can never have too much glitter, Miu Miu’s glitter-finished leather pumps and Kate Spade New York’s Charm glitter and leather slingback pumps are for you. Finally, the Swan embellished satin pumps from Manolo Blahnik elegantly pay tribute to times past.
P.S. Disney tapped nine designers to create Cinderella-inspired shoes to celebrate the new movie, and the gorgeous creations will be on display at the NYC Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store.
Fashion month has come and gone. What have we learned? IFB bloggers found celebrations of motherhood, diversity, and technology, as well as fear of empty spaces (!) on the runway. OK maybe that last one’s not a celebration, but interesting nonetheless. We also celebrated our amazing mothers, color trends for spring, wedding inspiration, and more. Peruse the best of the week below!
This week, everything has been topsy-turvy since I’m battling a flu cold, no doubt the result of not using my humidifier for a few days when I lost its cap. Being sick has left me with the creative blahs, so now is a wonderful excuse to plug my Instagram. I use Instagram like a virtual scrapbook, so I am the queen of random pictures. Warning: Nails and cats are frequent subjects. Follow me, and comment below with your username so I can follow you, too. And, since we’re on the topic, who are your favorite Instagramers?
P.S. Yes, I am eating ice cream in the middle of winter. Freezing temperatures aren’t going to keep me from my vanilla-chocolate-twist waffle cone. No way.