How was your weekend? Mine was relatively low-key — had an amazing dinner at STK in Meatpacking on Saturday night, went for a walk in Central Park and snapped some photos, and caught up with a couple of friends from high school over tacos and margaritas on Friday. (We went to Tacombi for tacos, and then Panchito’s — which was one of my favorite spots back during my first summer in NYC in 2012). It’s nice for life to be a little more relaxed, however, after the craziness that was the last three months of 2017! I didn’t have a big overarching post in mind for this week, so I thought I’d just share three things I’ve been thinking about.
I got Amazon Prime.
You guys, I may be the last person in America to say this, but I just got Amazon Prime! Why did I hold off for so long? Well, I honestly don’t order from Amazon that much. If I lived in a building with a doorman or in the suburbs, maybe I’d use it to buy essentials like toilet paper and dish soap. But I don’t, and getting packages can be a serious pain for me. But I’ve been meaning to back all my photos (which go back to about 2004, when I got my first digital camera!) for a while now, and an Amazon Prime membership comes with unlimited photo storage, versus getting 1 TB of storage for $60 a year. I figured with a prime membership, I’ll get unlimited storage plus free two-day shipping, so it can’t hurt.
I also, of course, placed an order during my free trial and picked up a new steamer (mine was spurting out water and would stop for a minute after every minute of steaming), filters for my camera and a microneedling tool (I’ve always wanted to try one, stay tuned for a review on how that works!)
I couldn’t make it through this post without, naturally, talking about this dress! It’s from SheIn, which is a one-stop-shop for fun dresses, tops and more. What I love about SheIn is that everything is so affordable that you don’t need to feel guilty about spending a lot of money on something that’s super trendy. I know there can be some questions about quality, but I’ve never had a problem with anything I’ve ever ordered from there. This dress is lined and I love the ruffle detail.
Bringing back the curls.
If you caught my Instagram story from Saturday night, you’ll know I was reminiscing about my curly hair. You wouldn’t know it from the majority of the photos I post on my blog, but I naturally have very curly hair. At least, I did. It can range from wavy to curly, and I was never quite sure the way it would look when I’d wake up or after I let it air dry. So around the time I graduated from college (ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO!) I started blowdrying it, usually with a round brush but it still ended up pretty straight. Honestly, this is much more predictable and easier to manage. But when I was looking back on some of my photos from college I started wondering why I left the curls behind? (They can be very frizzy, another photo reminded me!) But I think I need to try the curls out again for a bit. Or at the very least, see if my hair can still retain a natural curl the way it used to. Isn’t your hair texture supposed to change every seven years? Have I beat it into submission? Stay tuned!
Hope you have a very happy Monday and a lovely week, friends!