face masks + meditation
'Either way, my routine is consistent: I wake up, brush my teeth—and my tongue—and rinse my face. Right away, I always put on a mask. I’ve learned if I don’t put it on first thing, I won’t ever do it.'
It's true, I've read nearly every article GOOP publishes, and yes, they're all to my liking. I'm certainly their target audience. It's also true that I am enamored with the idea of routines - and am notoriously a morning person.
Successful people seem to consistently emphasize the importance of a non-negotiable morning routine, so if you don't yet have one, it's worth a try.
A friend will help you move, goes an old saying, while a good friend will help you move a body.
I stumbled upon this article by the New York Times proclaiming (scientifically) what we've always known - we share brainwaves with our besites.
Read all about it here.
A dose of VITAMIN C
Skincare Snob. A title I don'y wholly despise. Self-care is, after-all, said to be a necessity. This article on Vitamin C Serum is a pure joy, so give it a read.
'Vitamin C is one of the most universally effective and well-rounded active ingredients in skincare.
No matter what type of issues you have with your skin — dullness, hyper-pigmentation, redness, fine lines, lack of firmness — Vitamin C will yield some impressive improvements to the appearance of your complexion once you commit to daily application of it.'
The article is a must-read, but if you're simply here for a recommendation, the experts agree - its Drunk Elephant's C-Firma Day Serum.
Jean, GOOP's beauty all-knowing director, is even on board, "THIS serum from Drunk Elephant has C, E, and ferulic, plus, unlike its conventional counterparts, is made with ultra-moisturizing marula oil in place of all the chemicals, so it’s truly The. Very. Best. One."
GWYNETH X BLYTHE
Yes. GP will likely be a constant each Monday for Worth Noting. This past week, the GOOP podcast featured their fearless leader, and the woman who made her a reality, Blythe Danner.
'They talk about what it was like acting together, why Blythe was hard on her daughter, and things they would have done—or said—differently. They talk about old boyfriends.
They talk about Tinder and vibrators. They talk about the strange thing that happens when you win a major award (an Oscar for GP, a Tony for Blythe) at twenty-six.
They talk about how much they love GP’s dad and still feel him with them. They talk about co-parenting and forgiveness. They talk about what’s left to accomplish—and the beauty of letting go.'
SWEETBITTER ON STARZ
If you step inside my home, you might be tempted to consider me quite the intellectual - based solely on the volume of novels and newspapers scattered about from room to room.
Thankfully, STARZ has partnered with Danler in creating a television series based on the renowned novel, premiering May 6th. I'll definitely be watching.