HI HELLO, WHAT’S NEW?
As you know I have a new Instagram account that is totally dedicated to bringing you easy, efficient, quick, & affordable hacks for the girl who has G2G. This account makes everything easy because there are no crazy pictures, it’s just the product & then me telling you why I’m obsessed. These are products I’ve tried over & over & that I keep going back to. The account & Amazon store keeps everything streamlined.
& I just feel like this account really brings it back to why I started the blog in the first place, which is a space for you to get the juice, the skinny, the deets. If you don’t follow the account I wanted to give you a little foreplay before you stick it in. These are 3 posts to give you a taste of what you can expect from @and.the.skinny.was.like.
You know what I love? A good RICH GIRL/POOR GIRL post- inspired by my bf, @fashionlush, these have always been my OG favorites especially when I was a broke bartender on a budget literally budgeting for a Rubio’s fish taco- u feel me? Anyway this headband is something every girl needs. Here’s the deal: even if I were a billionaire like Kylie I would still buy this headband. The Gucci one is like $28272 gazillon dollars- & like how many times are you even going to wear a fucking headband? Maybe a handful? If you’re like me you’re wearing it maybe 4 to 7 times depending on the venue. When we went to France- I strategically packed the baby pink one because, let’s be real, we needed it to fit with my feed’s theme. SO for $12.99 you will get THREE- yes, 3- in different colors I may add: green, black, & baby pink if we are getting specific. The headband fits nice too- there’s nothing worse than a headband that’s all crooked, making your head look like Sloth from ‘The Goonies.’ This one is even, elegant, & looks BOUGIE AF. I wore it 4 times in France- it matched well with my velvet & linen moments. SO ideal too if you hate washing your hair but still want to look like Blair Waldorf. Grab your three pack now before they sell out. & to win another one of my favorite headbands in pearl & pink- tag a friend below.
Have you ever experienced seasonal depression? I have. Specifically in London in the wintertime. The sun was only out for a few hours. Legit felt so lethargic, depressed, & fatigued. After hours of googling I found out that SALT LAMPS help fix the problem immediately. Of course I had to human guinea pig that shit on myself so I went to an actual salt lamp room. Where you like sit around buck naked in a towel & stare at a salt lamp. After 20 minutes I FELT IMMEDIATELY BETTER. Something was throwing me off though about a huge-ass salt lamp sitting by my bedside so I decided to take matters into my own hands & ended up finding the MOST PERFECT THING EVER: a tiny but mighty (AKA V EFFECTIVE) night light! You know the little light we all had when we were kids & afraid of the dark? Ya, a night light but like for a grown up who wants to reap all the benefits of a salt lamp. Benefits like increased energy, less anxiety, helpful ions, & clear sinuses. We plugged this baby into two places in our house: in the bedroom & in the bathroom. Bedroom because it would omit all it’s positive benefits while sleeping AND then in the bathroom because my new thing is to take a shower at night in the dark with only the salty night light on- & it gives off the most therapeutic glow. I am telling you on this one.
Did you wake up with anxiety after a weekend of too much dry rosé? Perhaps your Sunday Scaries turn into a Monday meltdown? Is a co-worker annoying the shit out of you- maybe chewing their bubblegum too loud? Don’t worry, I have you covered. This is a book dedicated to stoicism- it helps me through any kind of anxiety/annoyance/negative feeling. It sits on my night stand all cute with The Skinny Confidential bookmark cascading down the cover along with my specific white pen nearby. Every morning I wake up & read just one page. It’s a short paragraph daily. Underneath the inspiring info I write notes about how to do better & be better. Today’s message was about the color of our thoughts & letting go of negative feelings because they ultimately seep into every aspect of our life. There are so many incredible takeaways in regards to self-awareness, remaining stoic in stressful situations, perseverance, & so much more. Every time I open the book, it’s filled with value and takeaways. Make sure when you get it you start at the right date (so for example: instead of starting at the beginning of the book, start at whatever date it is- the book contains specific wisdom for specific dates). Anyway Michael gifted me this- well, actually he loved it so much he gave a book to all our family members. It really is a POWERFUL book. also you should know it’s not a religion, but a philosophy. Nothing better than starting the day with a stoic mindset…especially because I got a fucking very expensive parking ticket today soooooo what did I do? Instead of having a Monday meltdown, I simply took a deep breath & remembered: TO BE STOIC. lol. Get 1 for you, 1 for a friend. Everyone needs a little stoicism in their life. Oh, P.S. want a bookmark for your bedside book? Tag a friend who needs to follow this account & we will send a bunch of you pink The Skinny Confidential bookmarks. x
Expect gadgets & gizmos a plenty, especially for the babe on a budget. You can follow the account here @and.the.skinny.was.like. & I definitely have to shout out @things.i.bought.and.liked because she really got my gears going & inspired me to launch this. If I’m not constantly evolving & doing new things, I get really bored, so this account has been a great outlet for me to share things that I can’t stop using.
On that note, is there anything I should be adding to the account? What are your latest hacks? Give me all the juice.
+ there’s a full breakdown of the headband here.
+ check out a more in-depth post on why I love salt lamps.