Monday Memo No. 19
Amazon Prime Day
If you have Amazon Prime (of course you have Amazon Prime, what…like we leave the house to get things anymore?), from today, July 16th at 3pm EST through July 17th at 11:59pm EST, you need to be shopping on Amazon because it’s AMAZON PRIME DAY. If you’re going to be passionate about a made-up holiday, this is the one. Serious deals on things you’ve probably had in your cart or on your list are basically going to be falling from the digital sky. And, while I tend to rush for the basics in home, tech, etc., it’s important to dip into the fashion section, too. I know, Amazon’s been dancing an awkward tango with fashion for a long time, but check it out. Everything from workwear staples to shapewear will be marked down, and this is the perfect time to cross the necessaries off your list.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Major Sale
I know, I know. SALE OVERLOAD. But, if you haven’t checked out my guide to making the most of this massive, once-a-year, can’t-miss sale, you should read up here and keep an eye on Instagram for more sale picks and ideas. A word of advice? Don’t skip the beauty section.
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Toothbrush
Absolutely the best toothbrush I’ve ever used (and the top toothbrush recommended by my dentist!), but this wonder really stole my heart when I discovered how well it travels. Since we all clearly have enough chargers to travel with, this toothbrush doesn’t have to be charged at all during your trip (unless you’re away longer than two weeks). Just fully charge it the night before your flight, and you’re good for the duration. How you fill the extra space in your bag is up to you. I’d go with accessories.
Ugg Slippers – Get these on the Major Sale
If you don’t own these slippers, join the dang club already while you can get them on major sale. They’re simply the best slippers on the market, you’ll never wear another pair again. They keep your feet comfy and cozy and the rubber sole introduces dash-out-the-door versatility. It’s always a bonus when they come in four adorable colors, too. I’m never not wearing these at home.
KILLER RECIPE: Chrissy Teigen’s Chipotle-Lime Chicken Fajitas
Some things are just universally true. For example, if Chrissy Teigen says it’s delicious–it is. Case in point, I just tried her Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajitas via Blue Apron. Simply put, EAT THIS. These are 100% the best chicken fajitas I’ve ever had. Honestly, I think about them at least once a day. And it’s not surprising, anyone who’s tried even one recipe from her cookbook Cravings knows that in addition to being a Clapback Queen and all-around hilarious human, Chrissy can cook. This is the perfect excuse to sign up for Blue Apron if you’ve been mulling it over ($30 off if you click HERE), but if you’re not ready, at the very least check out the recipe and make it your own. Ugh, now I’m starving.
Elemis Cleansing Balm
When it comes to skincare, I’ve gone into detail about my love of the double-cleanse method and this Elemis Cleansing Balm is seriously worth working into the lineup. Follow your oil-based cleansers with this luxurious (but effective!) balm, and leave no trace of pollutants, dirt, or makeup behind. The intoxicating scent is one the brand is calling “a spa in a jar” and who am I to argue? Use it with this softest-ever cleansing cloth, and you’re basically pampering yourself every morning and evening. In all seriousness though, this stuff works really, really well and gives your skin the effective cleanse it needs. Everyone sleeps easier with clean skin–fact.