Playing Favorites

Friday, December 1, 2017
Playing Favorites is a monthly series where I share my latest obsessions, favorite finds, and any kind of entertainment (books, movies, TV, podcasts, and magazines) that I am loving. Here's what I am loving this month.

1. Ritual Vitamins For Women
Since my 30s, I've been taking vitamins regularly. I started out taking Vitamin C regularly and have incrementally increased my daily supplements since then. Each Sunday evening, I fill a pill organizer with my weekly supply of supplements. A few months ago on a particularly grueling Sunday evening when I was pressed for time, I wondered if there was an easier way than taking 6+ pills to get the required nutrients. Sure enough, there is. Ritual vitamins are specifically formulated for women and contain the 9 essential nutrients that women lack the most. They are $30 for a monthly supply (which includes 60 capsules - 2 per day). You can set up auto ship or you can order them at your convenience.

2. TaskRabbit App
When a friend told me about this app, I jumped on it. Basically TaskRabbit allows you to source out tasks that you either don't want to do or simply aren't capable of doing around the house. From moving furniture to carrying large, heavy items to hanging pictures to pretty much anything, TaskRabbit helps you find a tasker in your local area who is for hire to help you.

3. m-61 Hydraboost Body Butter
Despite my best efforts to keep my skin hydrated during the harsh winter months, I never seem to be successful. There are very few moisturizers that hydrate without leaving my skin feeling greasy or filmy. Last time I was in Bluemercury buying my favorite facial moisturizer, I was given an m-61 Hydraboost Body Butter sample. I loved it so much I went back a few days later to buy a full-size tube.

4. A Song A Day
I love discovering new music and singers/songwriters. A Song A Day is like a little present (amid all the junk email) each morning. A team of curators hand picks songs from all different genres and time periods and emails one to you each day. I've discovered countless new artists that I wouldn't have otherwise. And although I can't say that I've loved every song that's been delivered to me, I do love the variety and selection.

5. Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Matcha Green Tea Lemonade
This incredibly refreshing beverage has only 4 ingredients: filtered water, cold pressed lemon juice, manuka honey, and matcha green tea powder. It's both tart and sweet, thanks to the lemon and honey combo. It's also a bit earthy, but matcha generally is.

6. The Christmas Cars Collection at Crate & Barrel
I mean, could you die? I absolutely adore this collection. I bought the trivet, but now I'm thinking that I need to add the spoon rest and the cookie jar too! It's so super cute and festive without being over the top. 

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