5 things I’ve Been Loving Lately: Pai-Shau Hair Products, Grandpa Sweaters, Premier Protein, Tom Ford spring 2017 and the hourglass girl Lip Stylos

The Tom Ford spring 2017 visual is BANANAS!
1. This photo for Tom Ford’s spring 2017 campaign

This discount picture for the Tom Ford spring 2017 collection (which is up on the web site for pre-orders now), gah! This is everything! I mean, I don’t even know where to start. The glossy lids, the lashes, the brows, the subtle ombre lip — there is so much fabulousness wrapped up in this picture. I nearly can’t take it!

2. Pai-Shau Shampoos and Conditioners

So, this line flew under my radar for a while. It was started in 2015 by the person who founded Moroccan Oil, and their hook is tea. The products are on the pricey side, but I kinda like ’em. I’ve been using the Hydrating Ritual Replenishing Hair Cleanser ($26), Replenishing cream Conditioner ($28) and supreme Revitalizing Mask ($43) for the past three months, and my hair’s been looking pretty darned fly, if I do say so myself.


My favorite thing about them is how moisturizing they are! My hair tends toward dry because I color it and heat style, but this line doesn’t weigh me down. My hair stays bouncy and doesn’t feel heavy and coated with products.

These also don’t strip my color, and my ends have been looking healthier than they’ve looked in a really long time (no split ends).

I use the Pai-Shau Hydrating Ritual Replenishing Hair Cleanser ($26), Replenishing cream Conditioner ($28) and supreme Revitalizing Mask ($43)
Oh, and the fragrance reminds me of something you’d find over at Oribe. LOVE. They could probably pass for a subtle hair perfume. Ah… It’s like tea and white flowers.


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3. real pictures!

Do you ever get on picture kicks where you’re getting tons of them made? I love my iPhone, but nothing beats a picture you can actually hold in your hand or stick in a photo album.

A picture of pictures…
I just realized… I’ve taken at least one picture each day (usually a picture of Tabs or makeup or food) for the past 10 years.

That’s a whole decade!

But everything I do is digital, so I don’t have a lot of actual printed photographs lying around — something tangible that you can hold in your hand.

Anyway, I had a bunch of pics of Connor and Tabs printed at Costco over the holidays, and so now I’m hooked on that again. I made a bunch to send with cards, for frames and for the fridge.

4. Grandpa sweaters

Another thing! Grandpa sweaters. My goodness… So, my mommy gave me these two for Christmas…

Yup, they’re over-sized.

She and my daddy checked out a lot last fall to help with the baby, and I guess she observed that I have a penchant for over-sized sweaters, or what I like to call “grandpa sweaters,” so she got me a couple from Target.

Grandpa sweaters FTW!
The Mossimo one has an amazing geometric print (ON SALE now FOR $6, WHAT?!), which goes really well with a lot my clothes (I wear lots of gray and black because it hides the cat hair and doesn’t throw shade, haha, when I take pictures for the blog), and this stunning sea foam one. (It’s a little itchy though… I can’t seem to find it online.)

5. Premier Protein

Speaking of hair…when I was starving at the beauty parlor a few weeks back, my stylist pal Alis gave me one of these chocolate Premier protein drinks (30g of protein and only 1g of sugar), and it made me feel like a completely new woman!

No, seriously, my brain was on fire, and I felt like I could run a marathon ideal then and there.

OK…maybe not a marathon, but I could have walked a mile, LOL.

I felt really good for hours. I mean, I’ve had protein drinks over the years, but this is the best I’ve ever had.

I’ve only had the chocolate flavor, and it tastes exactly like chocolate milk. Not too thick, and it doesn’t have one of those funky, sugary or man-made sweetener aftertastes. Plus, it doesn’t give me a tummy ache or gas, either, because let’s get real here. A lot of those protein powders make you toot like a mother!

Oh! often I like to pour some in my coffee in the morning for an improv mocha.

I’ve seen them at Safeway, but I bought a box of 12 from Costco for $25 (they’re on sale ideal now for $20). There’s also a vanilla flavor and a caramel.

5.5 Bonus: The hourglass girl Lip Stylos

10 of the 20 hourglass girl Lip Stylos, $32 each
I know I keep talking about these, but they’re so fabulous! I want to wear them all day, every day.


What are some things you’ve been loving lately?

Your friendly neighborhood appeal addict,


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