Friday Finds

January 25th, 2013

Hello all and happy Friday!  I’m still out of town, but wanted to share a few lovely links with you before taking off to enjoy the weekend.   But first, here are the latest posts over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog, be sure to read the most recent articles! 

when traditional meets modern

expert tips on choosing color

alluring aqua

how to distress furniture

I’ve been wearing both this bracelet and this bracelet while at ALT – they’re my new favorites but as I mentioned on Instagram today, completely impractical when I need to type!  So they ended up off my arms more than on today, but I prefer to wear bracelets more than necklaces and these go with everything from dresses to denim, they’re fabulous and fun!  

kates bracelets

How cool is this site?  It turns the map of your hometown or favorite city into a watercolor.

watercolor nyc

 

My new favorite Tumblr is Daily Dishonesty, Lauren’s hand drawn graphics highlighting the little lies we tell ourselves are fab!

daily dishonesty tumblr

 

A few other articles (and a video) I enjoyed this week:

Nate’s Rules for Getting the Home of Your Dreams

How to Have More Creative Ideas

Who Wore It Best? on Downton Abbey (well played, Edith)

Teaching His Girlfriend to Read Again

Holly is the Most Loyal Cat Ever

 

Great news, the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series returns again on Sunday afternoon with some inspiring projects we’ve spied around the web, can’t wait to share.

A note on emails – several of you have emailed me recently and my response is returned with an error because of a typo when entering your email address.  So if you’ve been waiting to hear from me and you used my Contact form, send it again and make sure your email is typed correctly.

Have a great weekend!

 

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Let’s Talk Moisturizer

January 24th, 2013

Well my friends today I’m at the ALT Design Summit Conference in Salt Lake City as a first time attendee and so far the experience has been great.  I’m excited to meet and make new friends and contacts while I’m in town.  My sister also relocated here last year so I get a chance to celebrate her birthday with her this weekend.  She warned me before I came to town, "this is not California, this is a mountain climate, and it is cold!  Bring your warmest jacket, drink lots of water, and remember to moisturize!"  

I hate to say the words (plug your ears sis) but my sister was totally right.  My skin already feels very dry but I’m also in denial about a little thing called the aging process.  :)  I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I’m turning forty this year, yes me, forty!  It always reminds me of that line in When Harry Met Sally  when Meg Ryan has her meltdown and when she says through tears "But I’m going to be forty….someday!"

It’s taken me a few years to settle on the moisturizers I like best and my favorites vary by day and by season.  Spring and summer I’m focused on sunscreen and in winter or dry climates like this one, it’s all about extra moisture.  Here are my faves:

kates skin care picks 

For daytime:  Ole Henriksen Truth Crème Advanced Hydration – light texture, citrus scent, my favorite in the morning, especially in winter.  I also use Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream from my local pharmacy. 

For nighttime:  Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream – thick and creamy and wonderful, I love this one at night before I go to bed.  It reminds me of Crème de la Mer, but much more affordable, I’ve been using this for over a year.

For pep:  I love love love Ole Henrickson’s Sheer Transformation, it’s lightweight and silky and perfect for right out of the shower and in summertime too. 

For eyes:  Mario Badescu Chamomile Eye Cream (anti aging, for nighttime) and Origin’s GinZing for puffiness or dark circles during the day.    

For sunscreen:  Again Mario, I love his Solar Block Cream (SPF 30) in combination with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

So tell me friends, what is your favorite facial moisturizer for your age or skin type that you swear by? 

 

*not perked or paid, I just love the stuff!  Over and out.

 

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