Tried & True – Kitchen Kemistry Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set with Lids

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Kitchen Kemistry stainless steel mixing bowl set with lids is tried & true.

Ended up throwing out all of my melamine mixing bowls after reading an article about too much exposure to melamine causing kidney issues. With that said, I landed on wanting a set of mixing bowls that were either stainless steel or glass. Ultimately, I landed on stainless steel due to being lighter in weight.

The set came just as pictured and we use them all the time. I love that they have matching lids and can be thrown into the dishwasher for easy clean-up. The lids aren’t airtight if that is what you need, but they do their job well.

I recommend this set to anyone that may be on the hunt for new mixing bowls. They are fully stainless steel, super lightweight, and overall just practical in function and design. Seeing that they are stainless steel, these mixing bowls will last you for life!

Tried & True – Avene Cold Cream Nourishing Lip Balm

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Avene Cold Cream Nourishing Lip Balm is tried & true.

I think I’m becoming an Avene super fan. All of the products I’ve purchased from them have been great. I would say I have more dry skin, so I’m always on the hunt for products that moisturize, but aren’t too sticky or oily. Their products seem to offer what I need.

I was looking for a new lip balm after my horrible La Mer lip balm experience, so this was a much better experience and a product I would recommend.

It’s in a simple twist-up tube with a pull off cap, so it’s easy to take on-the-go. The balm is nice and creamy and matte. It’s not too thick and not too thin – the perfect consistency. I feel like it absorbs into my lips really well to make them more smooth and plump.

I’ll probably stick to buying the Avene Cold Cream Nourishing Lip Balm as my purse lip balm moving forward. I really like it a lot and definitely recommend this to others to give it a shot!

Tried & True – Fully Jarvis Standing Desk

Making the big leap from a traditional office/travel role to a fully remote gig forced me to put time and effort towards building out my home office.

When it came to the office furniture, I settled on buying an adjustable standing desk, but the real challenge came with selecting which standing desk on the open market was best for me.

After reading countless articles on the “best” standing desks, I observed many articles seemed to rate which product was “best” by using Amazon ratings/reviews. If you’re like me, you take a lot of reviews with a grain of salt since so many people are paid or incentivized to leave good ratings and others will give terrible reviews for the oddest, most unnecessary reasons.

I narrowed it down and was torn between the Fully Jarvis and the Steelcase Migration. They are pretty similar, but my main concern was with the quality and build of the legs and mechanics. After much debate, I finally settled on purchasing the Fully Jarvis.

I’ve had the desk for a couple years now and absolutely love it!
I designed mine to be on casters, so the desk is super easy to move around and the mechanics have worked great. I also paid extra for outlets with USB & USB-C ports for both of the wire holes which have been really convenient.

The one regret I have is not paying extra for the larger range of motion. Since I got casters, the desk naturally sits higher and I made the mistake of not accounting for the height the casters would add. Due to this, the lowest height of the desk is a little too tall for me, so I have to adjust my chair height to be taller but then my feet cannot be planted on the ground. To offset this whole issue, I ended up buying a cushioned foot rest on Amazon (will share at a later date).

You would think I work for Fully the way I promote this desk to everyone I know. I’m a businesswoman that sits in front of multiple computers for hours on end daily for over a decade, so this desk was a gamechanger for me. I alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day and have noticed it keeps my neck and back less tense. In long meetings, I click a button to raise to standing position and then will use small hand weights to keep active.

Now for the kicker. For some odd, 100% unexplained reason, I ended up receiving a Steelcase Migration in the mail. I never purchased one and they didn’t have a purchase on record for my address to even process a return, but there I was with multiple super heavy boxes.

Here are my thoughts on the Steelcase.
The actual desktop is INSANELY heavy. Keep in mind I didn’t customize this, so I’m not sure of the exact specs, but I can tell you in lifting the desktop and fully assembled desk, it feels at least twice the weight of the Fully Jarvis. The motor controls are slightly different, but the actual function of the Steelcase Migration seems high quality like the Fully Jarvis. I don’t know the type of desktop that was chosen, but the wood color is comparable to my Jarvis and has a sort of coating or sheen on it. The coating/sheen on the desktop gives it a cheaper look when I compare it to my Fully Jarvis.

Overall, I would say both are very nice, but I still favor the Fully Jarvis for its lighter weight design and the actual feel of the desktop.

Tried & True – Moroccanoil Treatment

Moroccanoil Treatment (paid link) is tried & true.

I received a free sample of this oil along with a purchase I made at Sephora and fell in love. I mainly use it after I shower and while my hair is still a little damp. The oil smells so good and it makes my hair softer and smoother. You only need a few drops and the sample size alone has lasted me quite awhile.

If you have flyaway hairs or just want overall smoother, softer hair, I recommend you try out the Morocconoil Treatment.

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Tried & True – Bond No. 9 New York Nights

Bond No. 9 New York Nights (paid link) is tried & true.

I’ve already confessed my love for Bond No. 9 Spring Fling and New York Nights is another one of my favorite scents of all time.

I don’t really know how to describe the scent – not my expertise, but it is soo good.

It’s super strong, so a little goes a long way and will last all day.
I’ve only purchased mine in-person at Saks Fifth Avenue, but the link I provided above is a little cheaper from Amazon.

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Tried & True – Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm (paid link) is tried & true.

I’ve mainly stuck with the translucent Pear flavor, but have tried a couple of the others as well.
The balm is a cross between a balm and a gloss and has a really nice consistency.
It’s not too sticky and not too heavy, but it does give a good shiny gloss.
Aside from if you’re eating, this balm lasts a long time and the squeeze tube style makes it easy to throw in your purse and carry it with you.

This has been one of my go-to’s for awhile now. I’ve tried many others along the way, but always come back to this and the Lip Sleeping Mask.

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Tried & True – Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer

Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer (paid link) is tried & true.

My oldest sister gifted a travel size version of this moisturizer to me as a little stocking stuffer last Christmas. She swore her and her husband loved this moisturizer so she wanted me to try it out too.

I’ll admit, at first I was a little weirded out by the jelly like texture and thought it would be sticky like it looked.

After a single use, I was won over by this moisturizer. It’s super watery, so a little goes a long way. The application is very smooth and your skin will drink it right up. This left my face and neck feeling so soft and supple. I like that it’s on the lighter side which makes it a great summer moisturizer.

If you’re on the hunt for a good light moisturizer for the summer, try out Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer.

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