Failures and Favorites

Hello and Happy Monday! New week, new month, New goals. So – reviewing my sleep goals in my last post  I am sad to report that I failed. Miserably. I don’t think I managed 8 hours of sleep once, nor did I hit that ever elusive 10pm curfew. I did watch a lot less t.v. and did fine with the caffeine/alcohol restrictions, so I’m not sure really where I went wrong, but I think a lot of it had to do with not being prepared. Being unprepared/unorganized during the week seems to be a huge time-suck for me. This week I’m going to focus more on food prepping and planning ahead for my next day (think clothing picked out, yoga lessons set well before class, breakfast and lunch packed if necessary) We’ll see how this goes! Wish me luck, I obviously need it.

Since my sleep was still lacking I spent most of the weekend trying to catch up on that (which is impossible, by the way). We went to dinner at a friend’s house in the North End on Friday, and the Saturday pretty much just crashed after the long week. It was a sunny, warmish day and I did get out for quick dog walk with the fam and a yoga class. I just wish I had a little more energy to take full advantage of the weekend/ time-off.

I wanted to balance out the fails above with some favorites from the past week. Here are some things I am loving:

Kiehl’s Products: My husband, who is probably one of the biggest minimalists (or smallest?) I know introduced me to Kiehl’s when we first started dating. His Aunt in NYC got him some Kiehl’s lotion and shave cream for Christmas one year and he was hooked. I actually tried using his stuff for awhile and really loved it. So much that I decided I needed my own (and he decided he was sick of me using his favorite products).  I have dry skin, and the weather in New England is NOT kind on skin in general so a good facial lotion or cream is a MUST for me. I’ve spent a lot of money on crap products, or even good products that just didn’t work for me. Warning: Kiehl’s is expensive, but I have loved every.single.thing I have purchased from there. Some of my personal favorites are the Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum (I swear it’s anti-aging and magic) and the Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream. Ross loves the Facial Fuel with SPF and the lip balm. I think it’s worth every penny (and that’s saying a lot, since it’s a lot of pennies).

DryBar Boston: My sister and I indulged in blowouts here yesterday and it was so much fun! It’s only $40 which I think for the experience and the results is more than worth it. We paid an extra $10 for the ‘floater’ which is a 10 minute head massage during your shampoo. So basically, 10 minutes in heaven. The salon itself is decorated so chic, and the staff were all really sweet.  Will definitely be back!

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