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Review | Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner by LUSH


I am not sure how I made it through the past 31 years without using a body conditioner. Life = changed.

This little moisturizer puts in some serious work.  Applied like a lotion post-cleansing, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner doesn’t seem like it’s doing much until it comes in contact with hot water.  Then, like magic, the cocoa & cupuacu butters and argan & almond oils just melt leaving nothing but super-moisturized, rose-scented skin behind.  I used it at night, and woke up to incredibly soft skin. And did I mention the light rose scent? So lovely!

Bonus: if applied post-shaving, it helps reduce razor burn (especially in the super-sensitive bikini area).

It is a bit more than I would typically spend on a body moisturizer, but $32.95 is money well-spent when the product WORKS.  Plus, LUSH has a super admirable code of not sourcing from companies that engage in animal testing, and strive to use organic, natural ingredients whenever possible.  Plus, I dig that the products are handmade, and labeled with a sticker telling me who at LUSH was responsible for crafting my little pot of rose-scented heaven. Well done, LUSH.  Well done.

Currently Coveting | a quiet country garden

I love a lot of things about New York living.  I love my tiny Astoria apartment.  I love how I’m a five minute walk from amazing water-boiled bagels at all times.  I love that I never have to cook if I don’t want to.   I love that over the course of a commute, I can hear languages spoken that I can’t even venture to identify. I love that I live in the birthplace of both Sesame Street and hip hop.  I love that I am a train ride away from both beaches and mountains. I love seeing our gorgeous skyline whenever I fly home.

One thing I do not love (besides my nutty neighbors) is my lack of personal outdoor space. This weekend, more than anything, I would have LOVED to have been able to curl up in a hammock in a quiet garden under a shady tree and read. We have plenty of green space in New York…we just have to share it…which means we can’t control how personal/quiet it is. One day, my dream is to have a little country cottage with a quiet English country garden…maybe with a green house, overflowing flower beds and some overly-pruned shrubbery?  Comme ça:

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**images via Pinterest

The Lust List: June

A few things I’m lusting after this June…

The Lust List: June

1. Harvard Law…Just Kidding t-shirt via Thug Life ($25.95)

2. Pure Sugar Embroidered Eyelet Dress via Piperlime ($44.97)

3. Audrey Brooke Hylda Color Block Pump via DSW ($59.95)

4. L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion via ($8.99)

5.  Adrienne Vittadini Gideon Bootie in Camel via DSW ($39.94)

6. Georgia Printed Silk Dress via Club Monaco ($198.50)

7. Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Florale via Sephora ($74)

8. RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Bloom via Anthropologie ($25)

9. Essie Nail Polish in Like Linen via ($8.50)

10. Tata Harper Lip Treatment in Be Adored via Spirit Beauty Lounge ($28.00)

11. Moby Dick by Herman Melville via Barnes & Noble ($18.48)

12. Seafolly Boyleg Mailot via Anthropologie ($148)

13. Small Clear Swarovski Crystal Stud Earrings via Zoetik ($16)

14. Soft Joie Josefina Cover Up via Piperlime ($125.99)

15. Lilka Weekend Romper via Anthropologie ($88)

16. End of the Earth: Voyages to Antarctica by Peter Mattheissen via Amazon ($13.18)

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