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Favorite Things: September

Favorite Things: September

September was a slow travel month for me. I headed to the US for a wedding early in the month and passed through Munich mid-way through, but otherwise, I was home. This all worked out well because I ended up having unexpected surgery during the last week of the month. Here are a few things that I enjoyed most in September:

 

Rent The Runway

I've been a Rent the Runway fan for years and years. When I flew over to the US for about 40 hours, I had no desire to check a bag. Renting dresses for the pre-wedding cocktail party and then the wedding day was the perfect fix. The dress on the right was fantastic. Major hit and got loads of compliments. Funny story--another girl at the venue had rented the same dress previously and proudly showed me a picture of her in it. Small world. The left one I wore to the wedding. It was a bit more conservative than I typically dress, but it was perfect for an 11am Sunday garden wedding.

 

Gilmore Girls

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I never actually watched Gilmore Girls while it aired. I occasionally caught a glimpse of it and knew the main gist of it, but that was about it. Once Gilmore Girls came to Netflix in Belgium, I started watching it here and there. Then I found myself stuck to the couch where I've completely and shamefully watched up to five hours a day. What shocks me is that I still have four 22-episode seasons left....it's daunting. I have until November 25th to get it all watched before the Gilmore Girls Revival airs.

 

Michael Todd Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask

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Apparently, my face hates being bedridden and doing basically nothing. I haven't worn makeup in days, yet my face decided to break out, get very dry and feel overall sluggish. I guess my face is feeling about as good as my foot. Let's just say, it isn't a good look. So I started using the Michael Todd Detoxifying Clay Mask, which uses all natural ingredients and activated charcoal to draw out oil, dirt and pollutants. I'm using it every 2-3 days and it really has helped clear things up and reinvigorate my skin.

 

L'Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath

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I got this bottle of foaming bath wash back in June after some travel hiccups saw me without my luggage for days and days. I grabbed a travel set from the L'Occitane store in the JFK airport out of desperation and need for a new clear quart-size bag. Since having surgery, I can't take a shower until the stitches come out. Luckily, the apartment has a tub and this incredible lavender foaming bath gel actually makes it feel indulgent, not a chore. By the end, I smell like a field of lavender.

 

Mediterra Sesame Energy Bar

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I received this Mediterra Sesame Energy Bar with orange and honey in my monthly gluten-free Love With Food snack box. I didn't know how I felt about sesame seed on a bar until I tried it. Sesame, honey and orange apparently make the perfect mix. I tried to take the smallest bites to make this last as long as possible. I will definitely be ordering a box and bringing them back to Belgium next time I'm in the States.

 

I definitely was not paid for any of these recommendations.

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