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Polatam Sheet Masks

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How are you kicking off #maskmonday? Our mask of choice is Polatam's ultra-soaked cupro sheet masks 😍💯. #kbeauty247 #monday

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Since I'm the sort of person who would totally judge a book by its cover and would buy wine based solely on its label, it makes sense that I would be drawn to the chic design of Polatam sheet masks. Brightening? Moisturizing? Repairing? Who cares! No matter which option you choose, your online shopping cart will look great. These babies also boast 5 star reviews on Glow Recipe, so you know they aren't all bark - they have a little bite. 

I haven't tried these myself, but let me know in the comments if you have!

Madewell X Food52

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It's no secret that I can't control myself when it comes to Madewell. I see their seasonal catalogs as my ultimate style goalz, and spend way too much time scouring through their website whenever I get a 30% Off Sale email from their marketing team. They stand for comfortable, chic, high quality clothing, and their products never disappoint. 

So, with the announcement of a Madewell X Food52 homegoods collaboration, I find myself blindly reaching for my wallet and truing to hit Add to Cart over and over. It's all simple, solidly made, and has just the right touch of Scandinavian design to it.

Hey Santa, I promise I'll cook a lot more if I find some of these kitchen items under my tree this year. Deal?


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 The Envy & The Vibe

The Envy & The Vibe

If you're like me and try to wash your hair only once every few days (and owe this accomplishment entirely to the life-giving magic of dry shampoo - my favorite is Amika's), it can be very difficult to keep your hair away from the frizz-inducing mist of the shower. It's too easy to space out and stand directly under the water stream, and then you're forced to take an extra 10-15 minutes in there to wash and condition. There goes your whole evening!

Wearing a shower cap is the obvious solution to this problem, but I've always avoided those things for a variety of reasons: they're flimsy, make a ton of noise when they're hit by the water, and leave a sad indentation on your forehead from the elastic band, among other problems. There's nothing hip or stylish about them, and where can you even buy them? I thought everyone just stole them from hotels.

the envy showercap

Former advertising executive Jacquelyn De Jesu had similar feelings about her nightly showers, and felt inspired enough to do something about it. She invented the chic and entirely functional SHHHOWERCAP, a turban made out of a 100% waterproof nanotech material. Jacquelyn De JesuJacquelyn De JesuJacquelyn De JesuJ

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We are SHHHOWERCAP. We believe that you should never feel less than 100%. That your beauty products should only help you feel beautiful. And that you should never keep anything around (a boyfriend, best friend, or product) that makes you feel like anything less than your best self. 

There are currently 8 different styles for sale on their site, and at $43 each, it's hard to justify buying one in each color, but I definitely want to! I don't think I've ever tried to accessorize in the shower before, but this is the perfect opportunity to try it, right?

Urban Decay Naked Nail Color

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If you want the perfect eyeshadow palette with enough colors to take you from day to night, whatever your eye color is, you're going to be safe purchasing an Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette. Sure, there are cheaper options out there, but you can't go wrong with one of the iconic sets. Flat nudes for no-makeup-makeup, deep bronzes for brunch, or metallic gunmetal for date night - they're all there.

I finally caved and bought the original Naked palette this summer, and now, Urban Decay is begging me to spend even more of my money on their freshly released Naked Nail Color polishes. Soft nudes and neutrals, saucy reds, and even one sparkly option for when you're feeling festive but not tacky. This collection is seriously on-point, and the worst part of the whole release is that it's a one time thing - they won't be stocking these again once they sell out. So I should probably buy one (or all) of these today, right?