Extremely inexpensive, lightweight, folds down into most handbags, and essential when power surges hit – I would be a very unhappy girl without my hand fans. Muji carries them from time to time, with aluminum frames – if you ever see those, grab a couple.
I have a problematic relationship with nail polish; while I’m certainly not immune to the appeal of shiny toes during sandal season, I’m not really willing to get involved in spending the money, the time, the chemicals, nor the non-recyclable little bottles and brushes. It’s maddening to me to get my nails done, knowing full well that it’s only the most temporary of gestures, due to start looking worn and chippy in just a short time. Even the “chip-proof” gel polishes will grow out… But I DO like nice-looking hands, so I’ve started buffing my nails. These little blocks cover all of the necessary steps, take up no space, and last for months…
As with all things, your mileage may vary!
unexpected post from a fashion blogger lol I have that exact kettle cheap as chips here in Australia – LOVE IT !!
Janice Riggs says
Ah, I am trying to be a STYLE blogger – more long-term than fashion. And sometimes, I just want to talk about some of my favorite things, that someone may not have noticed, but that make life a bit better. Making our lives more joyful is what I most want to do!
well the eye mask tip may just improve my travel life for the better so goal achieved Janice xx
Found one of those lovely folding fans in a box from my mom's apartment. Fabulous little gizmo to get the internal thermostat back into normal range. And a nail buffer should be a required tool for all women; you'll never smear a buffed nail. :)
I love pedicures and manicures, but agree that they are expensive and time intensive. In summer, I indulge while my toes are still exposed and will do the occasional manicure. But why should I not have the manicure and ask the technician to simply buff? The manicure would certainly last longer, wouldn't?
Since I do the occasional mani/pedi, I have opted to stop buying nail polishes which simply languish in a box until they turn to goop. When the mani-polish wears off, it stays off.
I am with you on the manicures. It is filed under the life I would like to live.I don't ever seem to be still long enough to get my wear out of it. Now for the toes, at least I can do my weekly ironing while I tend to them. Love my Breville kettle, and will give these shades a try.
You're so right about the electric kettle. I have a Cuisenart version that I cannot imagine living without!
Gillian Layne says
Loving that kettle, thanks so much for the tip!
Eye mask is on my list of "must buy" purchases- will make great small gifts too!
Thanks – oh, and please, please do a collection based on a Gauguin painting.
The electric kettle, liked the most. The ultimate one of this collection. Thanks to you for sharing. :)