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The Weekly Edit: A Memory Wipe

I usually start these weekly roundups with a little recap of my week.  But this week?  No thanks.

I’m on deadline for two different projects, and I forgot how much it takes out of you to be writing memos and research documents for 10-hours per day.  So for the sake of my sanity, let’s just get into the list.

Shashi is one of my favorite jewelry brands.  Most of the pieces are under-$50, but have the style and quality of more expensive jewelry.  I own this Rebel hoops and these Solitaire drops.  They’re both phenomenal.

I’m also falling hard for this Throne bracelet.  Or if you’re looking for something more modern, this tortoise and gold cuff.  So if you’re in the market for stylish, affordable jewelry, Shashi is the brand for you.

Real Simple has published a guide to reducing waste and living more sustainably.  I found the articles about making clothes last longer  and hosting a clothing swap particularly helpful.  If you’re interested in making more sustainable clothing choices, this article from Good Trade names the 35 sustainable clothing brands.

Are you tired?  Me too.  The change of seasons is really messing with my sleep cycle.  And my under-eye area is showing every minute of lost rest.

To help ease the under-eye puffiness and circles, I picked up these collagen under-eye gels.  They certainly help moisturize and soothe.  I just apply them before I get into the shower for a brightening boost.

If they don’t get the job done, it’s time to talk about concealer.  I recently switched to this Charlotte Tilbury under-eye corrector.  It does a better job of hiding my dark circles than any other product that I’ve tried.  And while the product is on the pricey side, I use so little per application that it should last for a while.

Chai tea is one of my favorite beverages, but the store-bought concentrates have some questionable ingredients.  So when I spotted this recipe for homemade Chai concentrate from Fox and Briar, I had to give it a try.  I altered the recipe a bit to contain a bit less cardamom and more vanilla, and I’m fully on the homemade Chai bandwagon know.

Our house was built in the lat 1960s, so the insulation isn’t the best.  And since my office is on an exterior wall, it gets chilly.  This Core10 circle modal cardigan has been a lifesaver.  It’s comfortable and cozy and easy to layer over any outfit.   It feels a bit like wearing a blanket, but in a good way.

The sweater comes in three colors — olive, black, and pale pink.  It’s also available in misses and plus-sizes.

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  1. Jess says:

    I’d love what to do for puffiness under eyes. I don’t have dark circles, just chronic puffiness no matter how much I sleep, drink water etc. I think it’s how I’m aging, but what do I do to hide them?!

    October 17, 2019/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Dr. Brandt makes a product called no more bags. It might be the only under-eye cream that you can see working after you apply it.

      October 17, 2019/Reply
      • EricA says:

        I second this, and wear it almost everyday!

        October 17, 2019/Reply
    • Catherine says:

      I’d also recommend looking up orbital bone massage techniques. A five-minute lymphatic routine can do wonders for de-puffing.

      October 17, 2019/Reply
  2. Ginny says:

    My girlfriends and I do a clothes swap about three times a year. It’s fantastic! We have lots of wine and try things on in the living room (blinds closed). Usually a few husbands and boyfriends come along and go to the pub during the try-on, and then afterwards we all have dinner. We do ours by sorting the clothes into piles based on type of clothes (shirts, skirts, dresses, coats, accessories, exercise) and then the host will go through each pile and hold up the item and give a little description. Everyone who wants to try it on does, and if there are two people who want it the group votes for who should keep it (rarely is a vote required, usually it’s clear who it “belongs” to once they try it on). Everything that is left over goes to charity. We all love seeing each other in our clothes in the weeks and months that follow.

    October 17, 2019/Reply
    • Tina says:

      That sounds like a very lovely way to socialise with friends and to be sustainable!

      October 18, 2019/Reply
  3. Hh says:

    I am so excited to try this chai recipe. I’m a bit chai obsessed – last year I requested a chocolate chai cake for my baby shower.

    October 18, 2019/Reply