Springsteen on Broadway. This show kept me smiling so hard my cheeks hurt. His songs have always been stories sewn together with a unique longing–with that harmonica winding through you like a coal train leaving your hometown daring you to do the same. At least, that’s what he’s always sounded like to me. You can watch it on Netflix or listen to Spotify.
Nag Champa perfume oil. I always get asked what perfume I am wearing and told that I smell good (so, it’s working). It’s my secret weapon and now I am sharing it with you. I buy it from a very reliable and wonderful shop on Etsy called Naturals by Nana. I buy the custom 1/3oz. roll-on fragrance oil–they last 6 months+. There are nearly 500 oils to choose from. I’ve even purchased Calvin Klien’s Euphora from there too. Check the shop out!
Lucifer on Netflix. I wanted to hate it. I wanted to stop watching it. I didn’t want to give the DEVIL a chance. You watch it and you’ll see. (It’s based on Gaiman’s comic “The Sandman”). Get’s you asking the shocking question, “Would I sleep with Satan?” What?! You’ll see. Season 4 starts early 2019!
Bitmoji. I may be the last person to find out about this app, but it’s pretty fun. You create this cute little emoji persona. You can pick your hair, clothing and accessories. Haha! Anyway, my niece and sister-in-law showed it to me at Christamas. It’s so cute!
Boho Vintage Stuff. I just sold one of my vintage crochet afghans. I have more! Maybe you want one too? Also, I’ve extended free shipping until 12/31! Visit my Etsy shop MysticTeaTrinkets for some fun finds!
The Lake House (2006). I’ve been on a Keanu Reeves kick lately and so I watched this ten-year-old movie starring him and Sandra Bullock. I’d never seen this one before and I loved it! Very existential–depicting “time” as almost another character in the movie. It was so good and who cares if it is over a decade old!
Comedy Icons Radio on Pandora. I’m working on a TON of orders and I love listening to comedy–Tom Segura, John Mulaney, Dane Cook, Jo Koy, Chad Daniels and Jim Gaffigan are among a few that crack me up.
TikTok app. It’s just silly and another time gobbler. Some are gems and some are misses. It’s free if you want to check it out.
@kodyantle on Instagram. You’ll now exactly why I like this account when you see the long hair who runs it. Plus, there are tigers and a focus on conservation. I like it like that. Oh he’s so handsome what’s his name?
Guess What? I’ve extended FREE SHIPPING on the Etsy shop until 12/31, but you gotta get your orders in by tomorrow to guarantee Christmas delivery!!
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation+Concealer. I love Clinique products and this foundation + concealer is wonderful. It’s full coverage, but also lightweight. The sponge tipped wand is the perfect applicator. I’ve gone through periods in my life of wearing foundation and then not wearing foundation. Because it isn’t a necessity in my make-up routine, I have to really like the product–and with this I really do.
“Candidly Kind” brings to life one-of-a-kind creations crafted by Grace Key, whose open heart since birth (est. 1998) has empowered love in all things.” Grace has Downs Syndrome and she creates art and clothing from some of her quirky sayings and art pieces. I love her “Be the Light” tee. I think I’m going to order that one soon.
VistaPrint.com. Do you have a small business or just a side hustle like me? Then business cards are a must. I get mine through VistaPrints online. I never pay more than $20 if I just keep it simple. They also have many other marketing products. Like I said before, I just like to keep it simple. For example, I paid $14.98 for 500 business cards. This works well for me because I include one business card with every order. If you are looking for a good, inexpensive place to purchase marketing materials, I recommend VistaPrint.
Nag Champa Wax Melts from Shortie’s Candle Company on Amazon. These are the best wax melts! Nag Champa is not a scent you’re going to find at WalMart. These wax melts are really high quality too. I’ve found that with other brands, the scent only lasts a few times, but with these, the scent lasts and lasts. I’ve had the same 3 squares in my warmer for, like, three months. They are a little more expensive, but they are worth it.
Dyson V6 Animal 4-Tool Vacuum. I hate cleaning. I hate vacuuming and I think it is a little weird that I am including a vacuum on this list, but it is amazing. There is no cord and it’s true that it “doesn’t lose suction”! It wasn’t cheap, but it was a good investment. I would recommend it over any other upright–they are just not worth the hassle and thinking, “Is my carpet really getting clean?” Anyway, yes, a vacuum made the list this week. LOL
Bleachers. I just recently got into this band with Fun front-man Jack Antonoff. They’ve been around since 2014, so not new, but I love them. The singles, “I Wanna Get Better” and “Roller coaster” are pretty popular. The videos are gold. The music isn’t too deep or anything. It just makes me happy when I hear it and I like that.
The Republic of Tea Detox Green. This little powerhouse is labelled as a “super green tea”. It contains Japanese matcha, green tea, chlorella, green apple, and mint. I’ll tell you what sold me was the green apple and mint. It’s a nice pairing. The Republic doesn’t really mess around with their teas either (and they are not cheap). So I feel pretty good recommending this blend. You get energy and antioxidants from the green tea and matcha and then flavor from the green apple and mint. Tea’s on at your place or mine?
Beekman’s Goat’s Milk Soap & Lotion. I was gifted these two for my birthday from my Mom. She raved about them! The soap she gave me is substantial and the lotion is lux not greasy.
Hair & Nails. Self-care is not just about Epsom salt baths and burning sage. I have to remember to schedule things like a hair trim and nails into my schedule. I wear acrylic nails so they need upkeep. Doing this just makes me feel put together. It’s a treat I give myself every 6-8 weeks and every 2-3 weeks. Remember that these things are a part of self-care too.
FREE SHIPPING until December 15th at the Etsy shop MysticTeaTrinkets.etsy.com So, if you’ve had your eye on something from the shop, now would be a great time to save some moola! Kinda my Holiday present to you!