Welcome to what I hope is the first post of many in this series of ‘Lauren’s Lists‘!
When browsing other blogs I love reading what other people are liking at that moment. Whether it’s a new activity in their routine, ideas that made them think or music they’re listening to, it can be a great way to find out about useful resources and fun things to do when you’re lacking inspiration yourself.
I therefore want to introduce this new series of monthly (ish) lists. I plan to include four or five things on each that I’ve found particularly interesting or used frequently that month, from books to activities, beauty products to current news issues, and everything in between. I hope you find them useful – let me know what you’ve been loving this month in the comments below too!
Book – ‘My Life on the Road’ by Gloria Steinem
Last month Emma Watson started a feminist book club online (join it here), and this was the first month’s chosen read. I devoured it in a few days and thoroughly recommend it – Gloria has led an incredible life of activism and organising for both gender and racial equality, and her book is an inspiring collection of anecdotes from her travels.
Article – ‘How to talk to your daughter about her body’
Film – Inside Out
My skin really doesn’t like the cold weather, and lately it’s been playing up in the form of dry, sensitive patches and far-too-frequent breakouts. I’ve therefore tried taking things back to basics with my skin routine, swapping make up wipes and cleansers for coconut oil and water – I’ll see how it goes! I also love using coconut oil as an all-over body moisturiser, and it’s reassuring knowing that it’s just one ingredient being absorbed into your skin.
Sending letters and washi tape
What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!