I don’t know about you, but the month of April always acts as a sort of re-set button. No longer are we burdened with the need for products that help fight of the Winter chills, nor do we need to shy away from bright and bold colors. While today I am going to be touching upon my favorite lifestyle products from the month of April, rather than beauty products, I feel as if the past month has still acted as a rejuvenating time in my daily routine. If you’re interested in reading about the my April lifestyle loves, just keep on reading.
Burberry Eau de Parfum Weekend: As a self-confessed perfume hoarder, it’s truly saying something when I stick to one scent for longer than a few days in a row. That’s why I thought I would let you know about this gem of a perfume: Burberry Weekend. As we transition from Winter to Spring, I personally can’t jump straight into the sweet florals, but instead love finding scents that complement the change of weather. This perfume does that perfectly. With low notes of cedar wood and sandalwood, the base of this perfume is subtly musky, but the high notes of wild rose, peach blossom, iris and hyacinth perfectly meld together the fresh essence of Spring.
Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray: A cult favorite in the beauty world, I have been absolutely loving the Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to give my hair that effortlessly chic va-va-voom. My favorite way to use this is by allowing my hair to semi-dry at night, throwing it up in a french braid, then spritzing this all over and sleeping with it in overnight. That way, when I wake up in the morning and take my hair out of it’s braid, I have a perfect “just rolled out of bed but still look put together” look. The absolute dream.
The Wet Brush: While the world is still on the Tangle Teezer train, I have found a product that I love a million times more. While the Tangle Teazer is fab at brushing kinks and knots out of dry hair, I found that it was doing a bit of damage to my ends when using it with wet hair. Now, just to preface, my hair is the type that needs to be brushed when wet. I know that everybody says more damage occurs when you do it, but if I let my hair air dry without brushing, I am forced to spend 20 minutes brushing it out in the morning.That’s why the Wet Brush has been a real life miracle for my hair. With Intelliflex bristles, this brush glides through my hair without a hitch, and without causing any damage. If you struggle with serious knots, this is your new best friend.
Thredup: I’m just going to start off by saying this is not sponsored, and Thredup has no idea who I am. Now that we have that out of the way, oh hot damn do I love this company. Essentially an online thrift store, Thredup is a second hand shop where you can buy and sell unwanted clothes. Not only does Thredup carry high quality brands, the majority of the clothes that I’ve gotten from the site have been brand new, and around 80% off the original prices. Along with the awesome shopping options, I love supporting this brand because a) it’s a million times better for the environment, and b) any clothes that aren’t sold are either given to various charities or given to textile factories be reused and recycled into something new. I’m horrible at explaining this kind of stuff, so check out the website here:https://www.thredup.com/p/about
ZARA Mom Jeans: I don’t know about you guys, but Mom Jeans are pretty much the only pants I wear now. They’re more comfortable, they’re casual but can be made classy, and they just look good. That being said, finding the perfect pair of jeans can be difficult. However, I have found one of my favorite pairs at Zara. Their classic Mom Jeans fit perfectly and aren’t ill fitting in any areas. Love love love.
Endangered Species Chocolate: This past year I have transitioned to a vegan diet, and while I feel better than ever before, finding my favorite alternatives took me a little while. And when it comes to chocolate, I need perfection. That’s why the Endangered Species Chocolate has become my absolute go-to sweet treat. Not only is the chocolate incredibly high quality (my absolute favorite flavor is the dark chocolate with raspberry), but it has a great message as well. With a bunch of certified vegan selections, and Fairtrade certified, Endangered Species Chocolate gives 10% of net profits to various Wildlife Conservation efforts- having raised $1.3 million in the past three years alone. This means me buying excessive amounts of chocolate is good, right?
Califa Farms Cold Brew Coffee: When it comes to saving money, one of the biggest tips is always to make your own coffee at home. While I love my french press and often do make my own coffee rather than indulging in a $5 Starbucks everyday, sometimes it’s just nice to have something a little bit fancier. So here’s my rational for buying the Califa Farms Cold Brew Coffee: Priced at around $5 dollars for 48 fl oz, a jug of this can last me up to a week, yet is the same price as a single Tall Latte from Starbucks. With awesome flavors (my favorites being the Mocha and Cafe Latte), and able to be had hot or cold, I have found that keeping a jug of this in my fridge gives me no need to spend excessive amounts of money every day on a single cup of joe. This stuff really does taste amazing, and is a nice and reasonable indulgence for when your taste buds are craving something a little extra.
S-Town: I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m at my desk job, I need something to listen to in order to pass the time. So, everyday I listen to a podcast- and boy oh boy is this one that you need to hear as well. From the producers of Serial and This American Life, S-Town is the heartbreaking and enlightening investigation into a small town in Alabama, eloquently nicknamed Shit Town. The story follows and narrates the life of the eccentric genius John B. McLemore, and the nature of small town Alabama. Beginning as an investigation into a potential murder case, this story unfolds into a beautiful telling of the complexity of human nature. For more information on the podcast, read here: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/sarah-larson/s-town-investigates-the-human-mystery
I hope you enjoyed reading about the lifestyle products I have been loving over the past month! As always, I would love to hear about any products that have been your staples lately, and if you have any questions you can leave them down below!