Happy Friday! Its been a good week here – how about for you? We launched this new set, and this one too, and we spent all of Monday shooting a creative holiday team video that we cannot wait to share with you next Wednesday, so things have been busy to say the last. But thats where items number one and two below come in so, without further ado, on to the Friday Five.
1: So, I started out by trying to write a little bit about the 3-day juice cleanse I did this week, but it turned into 6 paragraphs, so I gave it its own blog post: What I Learned from My 3-Day Juice Cleanse. Scoot over there and give it a read – and Im so curious to know whether or not youve done a juice cleanse too, and what you thought. I found it to be such an interesting experience, one that really changed my perspective on food – what about you?
2: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. Ive seen every episode of Girls. Ive watched more late-night talk show interviews with Ms. Dunham than I can count. I really respect her, and I appreciate her candidness, her lack of fear about addressing her own issues and also other touchy subjects, especially regarding feminism, with such intelligence, and that singular way she has of fusing humor and seriousness when shes talking about intense things that makes you listen without feeling depressed. I just finished her book, and I really enjoyed it. Its hard to succinctly sum up a book thats so chock-full of complex memories, emotions and problems, but I think the main take-away is that its really nice to dive into the life of someone who has achieved such success (as defined by Hollywood and Manhattan) to see that they are a very normal human struggling with life in the same ways as many of us. Her stories apply to all of us, because theyre about broken friendships, bad boyfriends, stupid jobs, depression, the joy of self-expression, and the gradual process were all supposed to go through of finding ourselves and becoming a finished person at the end. Her journey is hilarious, shocking, and also, not so shocking. Its just normal. The reason this book might be considered radical is that shes taking her life and all of its dark, bright, low and high points, and reminding us all that a) everyones life experiences – especially womens – are valid enough to be shared and respected, and b) that even people who are grappling with psychological, emotional or physical barriers can, and should, achieve success, too. Shes a living and breathing example. Long story short, her book is fun and fascinating to read. Have you read it? What do you think?
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3: Tomorrow, Im hosting my second – annual Friendsgiving, a day on which I gather as many of my friends together in my house for a full-on Thanksgiving potluck and evening of games, drinks, pie, and shenanigans in front of the fireplace. It was a really special evening last year, one that I was especially grateful for because it wrapped up a lot of the things I most adore: friends, food, warm holiday vibes, sharing our favorite memories, etc. I just ordered a 15-pound Turkey and will be following this recipe to cook er up. The reason this is on my Friday 5 is that I think a Friendsgiving gathering is a wonderful idea, and if youve never gone to or hosted one yourself, I encourage you to give it a shot, even if its just a few close people.
4: Normans Printery on Etsy – look at this wrapping paper! Is it not totally amazing! Looking through this selection just gets me excited to give gifts to friends and family, and to make them look pretty. Im really into this kind, and these – which ones are your favorites?
5: My experience with our Moisturizing Mask is something I want to share, too. My opinion on this product has evolved. When it first came out, I wasnt really intrigued, because a) my skin isnt really dry, and b) I wasnt really wild about the texture but I hadnt tried it yet. Well, I took one home, and I tried it out one night. I washed my face as I usually do, with our Nourishing Oil Cleanser followed by the Regenerating Cleanser (agh . so soft). Then, I put on my Rejuvenating Serum. After, I pumped the Moisturizing Mask into my hands, and rubbed it all over my skin. It surprised me by absorbing fairly quickly – I guess my skin was on the dry side, after all! I put a little more on, just for good measure, and I went to bed. When I woke up, I was expecting normal-morning skin. Lo and behold, my skin was super, super soft. It felt silky, happy, balanced, and totally, thoroughly moisturized. I was so happy! Ive since been using it about two times a week, with the same wonderful results. Over all, my skin feels more hydrated than when I dont use it regularly. Im a convert. Turns out that MoistureMolecule Complex inside its formula really is doing something. Give it a try!
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.