It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a General Things I’m Into post, fondly referred to in the past as simply I Am Into…
In fact, the last time I did one such post was in early 2017 when I started getting into, wait for it—card making.
In the spirit of having a more well rounded blog in 2020 (a small goal of mine for the new year!), I wanted to share some new things I am into. Keep in mind: I am no fashion expert, or beauty expert, or home decor expert. I just like what I like and figure you might like it, too. Shall we?
I am into… Glassybaby. Holy glass-blown votive holders! This company who makes beautiful, hand-made votive candle holders, is a brand new discovery of mine. My bestie in Washington received one while I was there for her mother’s memorial, and said, “You don’t know about this company?
In a nutshell: this company was founded by Lee Rhodes, a three-time cancer survivor, as a way to spread light and hope in the world, and to give back to communities and worthy causes. Plus, artisan creators are making these candle holders one at a time (right here in the United States) and apparently, even the same two Glassybaby holders in the same color will look slightly different when that votive is lit. If you want to see some fun inspiration, or simply drool at candle eye candy, check out their Instagram.
True, $50 a pop seems high, but they give $3 from each candle to charity, and these candles are hand-made by glass-blowing artisans. If you were at a swanky craft fair, you would see similar prices, of that I’m certain. They have donated over $10 million dollars since launching in 2001. That is amazing in my book.
Plus, each candle color/style is named and has a story. I’m so all about that life, friends.
Dan was making jokes and asking me, “So where is the $172 votive you just got?” but when I lit it, and he saw it on the window ledge, he said, “Wow. That actually IS pretty.”
I look at it like this: I think I have found something I would like to both collect, as well as something to give as gifts to friends who might be having a rough go of it, or simply are in need of a bit of beauty and light. I have become a fan and I now own two: Bud (the first photo in this post), and Hidden Moss (the one in the photo directly above).
I am into… Glossier Boy Brow. I do not do a lot of makeup. Part of it is time. Part of it is that I can’t see well enough to do it without my glasses on. And part of it is, I just don’t feel the need. That said, there are a few things I try to do on days in which I shower and one of them is to make my eyebrows (thin though they may be!) presentable. For years I had used a brow powder combo set from Laura Mercier and Mac Brow Set (and by years, I’m talking 20 or more!), but having recently seen an ad for Glossier Boy Brow, I decided to give it a try and after a bit of trial and error, I am hooked! One product to replace two? Yes please. I use the brown color and love it. I’m already on my second tube.
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I am into… Olive & June. I recently posted a video of me doing a home mani (I know, not really my typical YouTube clip!) and shared my love of Olive & June nail polish. From their colors to their tools, this company is all about doing your best nail care at home and if you’re like me, I enjoy time spent doing home manis. Yes, occasionally I’ll go to my neighborhood salon but often times, I just do it at home and consider it a bit of forced downtime. Plus, by doing them at home I have more money to spend on buying polish!
And yes, my collection currently includes the following colors: MM, HZ (my current favorite), RP, AW, OJBH and JG. Their polish is thicker than typical polish, contains none of the nasty stuff (formaldehyde to name one!) that comes in regular polish, and you’ll probably love the flat brush. Plus, check out the Poppy, which helps when painting with that non-dominant hand!
Also, their Cuticle Serum is really awesome for moisturizing your cuticles. So check it out!
BEST VALUE: Get a Studio Box, which is what I started out with. You get their wonderful selection of home mani tools (including the Poppy!) and you can start getting busy with the home nail care.
I am into… Holly Fox Designer Cookie Cutters. I have NO idea where Holly Fox Design has been all my life (and I discovered her a bit too late for this Christmas, plus my wrists did not want to do any holiday dough rolling) but I am in love. Like, for reals.
First things first: follow her on Instagram if you don’t already. Even if you don’t bake, her colors and designs are SUBLIME. She is a graphic designer who, believe it or not, didn’t always make cookies that looked this amazing, but has turned into a true cookie master. I only started doing sugar cookies a handful of years ago (and yes, this recipe is the best and no I did not invent it!), but… seeing her assortment of laser printed cookie cutters (and the selection of different sizes!) has BLOWN my mind. Blown it. Completely. I bought these:
Plus, I picked up some of her Tipless Bags and cannot wait to try them out later this year. I think I’ll be ordering some cutters for Easter.
And that is my latest installment of I Am Into… if you were enabled or found something awesome, my work here is done!
Are you already a fan of any or all of these? If so, share why in the comments!
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