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An Almanac For The 21st Century

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Wear, Watch, Want #71: The Sunny, Simple, Crafty Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #71: The Sunny, Simple, Crafty Edition

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Wear: Warby Parker Aubrey Sunglasses

I was wearing the same pair of sunglasses for years. They were from Forever 21 and I got them as interim sunglasses while I found some more expensive ones that I liked more. Here I am talking about them in Wear, Watch, Want #20 (which references WWW #4, my first mention of needing new sunglasses.) After literal years of wearing my "just for now" sunglasses, they started to fall apart. They still work ok, but it was clear that at any moment one of the arms would just stop working, and then I'd be really screwed. SO. I went my old standby, Warby Parker, where I knew I could get a great pair of sunglasses, and have them adjusted and repaired should the need arise. I went in thinking I was going to get Pearl, but once I tried them on I was like NUH UH, and I got the Aubrey instead. They're great, polarized (I've never had polarized sunglasses before but apparently there's a real fan club), and perfect. 

Watch: Making It

I am an avid crafter, and I love a Bake Off-esque competition show, so Making It was on my radar the moment it was announced. Surprise, surprise, it's amazing. I love each and every contestant and the challenges are really interesting. It's a great format to have hosts who empathize with and cheer on the contestants, and then the judges are a separate entity that, well, judge. Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler also make a great Mel and Sue. Also, Amy Poehler wears overalls in every episode, and you know I love overalls

Want: Go To Skincare

All of my ads on Instagram are for Nescafe Latino. Unless they're a Spanish language ad for popsicles. What I'm saying is, despite living in America, posting in English, and having the most Polish last name ever to emigrate to Chicago, the algorithm thinks I'm Latinx. Ok. 

There's one recent exception, and that is Sephora ads for Go To Skincare. I hadn't heard of Go To before seeing these ads, but MAN do they make me want to buy some stuff from this Aussie company. The concept of the brand is super simple, effective skincare, without the mumbo jumbo. It's like Glossier, except for the person you really are instead of some fantasy person that you think you could be if you just bought some Cloud Paint. 

The product I'd most want is the Exceptionoil, a blend of oils and butter that you can use from tip to tail. However, the product with the best name goes to Exfoliating Swipeys. All of the products are expensive and I may never own any of them, but FYI advertising algorithms: I am clearly VERY impressionable. Act accordingly. 

The Hunt For the Best MLBB Continues...

The Hunt For the Best MLBB Continues...

Put Your Couch Arms To Good Use With A Tiny Table

Put Your Couch Arms To Good Use With A Tiny Table