Ah, spring in the mid-Atlantic! Yesterday it was a bracing 25 degrees. For weeks now I’ve had both my space heater AND my window box fan set up, because I just never know which one I’ll need. Sometimes both in one day! I think we’re skipping spring. We’ll head straight to summer. Next week I’ll likely wake up to a humid 83 degrees and that’ll be that.
Let’s talk about things we’re trying. Trying new things (not just new perfumes) is good. I’m a big fan of stability in life, but let’s not fall into a rut, shall we? I’m going to mention a few items; feel free to add yours in comments.
1) eShakti. I’d never heard of them until a random pop-up ad grabbed my attention, although other folks clearly have. They make dresses, tops and bottoms in many different fabrics. You get to choose the finishing details – neckline, sleeves, length – and the dress is made for you and shipped from India. New customers get a $30 off coupon, so I figured I’d give it a whirl since the dress would end up costing me $35. I picked the Chelsea in navy blue stretch poplin, with cap sleeves and a scoop neck, below the knee, for a work dress. It’s gorgeous, and it got here in less than two weeks. Quality fabric, very nicely sewn. They entice you with another $25 coupon with your first order, so I’m thinking about doing it again. Anyone else done this?
2) Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Awakening Foundation. This foundation is new, replacing their beloved Touche Eclat foundation. As far as I can tell, most of the negative reviews are from people who wished they’d kept the original, sheer formula (and I feel your pain.) However. If you aren’t jonesing for the old one, this is pretty great – it’s definitely more full-coverage than the original, or my standby Make Up For Ever Face and Body, although you can sheer it out by mixing it with moisturizer if you want to. I tried it on a whim, one blah rainy day in Sephora, and ended up walking out with a bottle, which is not the sort of impulse purchase I generally make. I got one of their lighter shades, BR10. It’s a perfect match for my skin tone, neither matte nor too dewy.
3) Fitbit. True to form, I’ve bought one of these gizmos three (four?) years after everyone else. The upside is my Flex cost probably half what it used to and came with three bands. I managed to set it up on my phone, so it must be pretty simple and intuitive. I’m mostly interested in using it like a pedometer rather than all the other tracking features. After nine months in a more sedentary job I’ve decided I need a way to quantify how much I’m moving around.
What’s new in your life?