Wakey wakey! It’s almost Friday! The weekend looms ahead and I’m ready to live deliciously!
I’m a bit tired this week as work has been a stress-fess of fun but as I said in a recent Instagram post I’ll never complain about being busy or stressed because right now so many people are out of work. I’ve always been very grateful and thankful to have a job in bad economy times, in good ones, doesn’t matter, I always feel blessed that I’m self employed and have steady work. I think hard work and good work ethics have been instilled into me since birth. My father is a super hard worker and he’s always pushed both my sister and I to have good work ethics. He’s of the firm belief with hard work comes great success. I push myself hard in all things I do in life. Even when I’m not feeling 100% I’m still pushing hard and trying to do the best I can do.
As for the world, well, it feels like it’s crumbling down around us. Oddly enough, Gotham feels untouchable at the moment. The streets are eerily quiet and there aren’t tourists stopping in the middle of a busy sidewalk to take pictures or to gawk at their surroundings (it’s sort of every New Yorker’s dream to just walk quickly from A to B without being sidetracked by a tourist). There aren’t tons of “ants” marching across the street as I head to work in the AM but there’s still a sense of normalcy that we haven’t experienced in nearly four months.
I still haven’t seen friends or family as we are all still social distanting but fears, anxiety, and paranoia of going to the store have disappeared. I feel a lot more comfortable and confident going to stores by myself and not sitting in the car while my boyfriend goes in or me cowering behind him hanging on to his belt loop if we do go together. I mean, I went to Home Goods twice in the last seven days all by myself without being terrified I was going to catch something (and he was pretty relieved because he hates Home Goods).
So, Gotham, Gotham is good at the moment. Cases are still falling, less people are dying (thank goodness), and generally speaking about 99.9% of the people are wearing masks (although you do have a few folks with it down around their neck or covering their mouth not their nose). Andrew isn’t on the news daily anymore but no worries he’s still on Twitter lacing it into us daily like our dad’s and reminding us to behave.
I dunno how long this will last and I’m waiting for the shoe to drop and someone to break the news to me that a second wave is coming. I hope that doesn’t happen but we still have a good deal of time to go before a vaccine is available.
If you’re in California right now, Arizona, Florida, wherever cases are hitting hard please know my heart is with you. Every night I close my eyes and send good vibes and wishes to those struggling right now. I hope things get back to normal for you too soon!
Now that you know what’s going on in Gotham how about a love list to wrap up your week?
Here’s what I love this week!
Stratton Home on Sale
Yasssss! Stratton Home was on Hautelook this week and I got excited to haul a few of their pieces! I got the cute Lick the Spoon sign and I finally caved and got one of those “This Is Us” wood frames. It’s oversized and should fit nicely above a bench in our mudroom.
National Lipstick Day
Ok, so, masking is not making lipstick and lipgloss wear easy but I have to admit National Lipstick Day was a smashing success this year wasn’t it? I loved all the killer deals on lipsticks and glosses this year! Ulta did a particularly amazing job with their sales! Did you haul anything?
Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Perfume
Remember when Sex and the City was an institution (and religion) for chicks living in New York? Remember when SJP was the coolest chick we knew? Remember when she created perfumes like Lovely? I dug out a bottle of Lovely this week for some reason and I’m all about it for a light Summer scent. I forgot I loved this so much. It’s a delicate clean, lightly woodsy rose fragrance. Perfect for Summer nights!
Hard Candy Just Glow Shimmer Blush
Oh my god! I’m in love with this six dollar blush! It gives my cheeks a gorgeous golden peachy pink sheen! It’s a bit powdery but not dry and blends like a dream!
All Your Instagram DMs
You guys crack me up on Instagram! No matter what I am posting in stories whether it’s makeup, my dog, or my crazy cleaning antics you’re all quick to dm and chime in with your thoughts, witty comments, or recommendations! I love talking to you all daily and I truly appreciate how interactive you are with me on that social platform <3!
Alikay Naturals Lemon Grass Leave-In Conditioner
Someone recommended me Alikay a few weeks ago in the comments and I wanted to say BIG thank you as my order came and I love it! One of my favorites at the moment is the Lemon Grass Leave-In Conditioner! WHOA! This stuff is incredible. I mist it on after I wash my hair when it’s still wet and roll my hair up in a towel as I get ready for my day. When I take my hair down it’s tangle free, super soft, and my waves are so refined and gorgeous sans frizz! Love, love, love this stuff! I need the big bottle ASAP!
That’s my love list for the week!
Wanna share yours?
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