Today’s post is a tad bit late because I flew in from LA last night… more on that to come! But let’s get to the main event: my favorite products that I tested out during this past month. All but one product that I’m sharing is new to me this month… the one outlier is my Away carry-on suitcase. I freaking love it and just used it so much — I knew I had to share why with you!
Joanna’s Favorite Things from April 2019 (including Dr. Jart Peptidin, the Away carry-on, Google Wifi & more)
As always, please note that a few of these items have been gifted to me. I have indicated that with an asterisk * next to the name of the product. As usual though, I am only sharing what I have absolutely loved and would spend ‘real money’ on regardless.
I’ve been wanting to scoop up a few pieces from Justina Blakeney’s shop for a while. As soon as I saw the Kaya Ceramic Cups, I knew I had to have them… especially for our new kitchen! I had the hardest time deciding between the speckled cream and the blue, but now that I see them in person, I am totally in love. The size is totally perfect for water, tea or cocktails!
Ok, so this isn’t exactly the most glamorous, but we’ve been having wifi connectivity issues. I suspect it’s because the house is really old, but basically we couldn’t get all of our devices to connect. A friend recommended the Google Wifi system and I’ve been really happy with it. Plus, it’s a breeze to set up.
I’m pretty much addicted to dry shampoo because I love only washing my hair once a week. While I was traveling, I used a sample of this IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo and LOVED it. It smells great, helps to reduce build up, and works well. I’ll definitely be buying the full-size version when I run out.
When I first saw all the publicity the Away Carry-On suitcase received, I was skeptical. It felt too good to be true. But then my old trusty rolling back was past it’s prime and I decided I needed to invest in a good suitcase for all of my work travel. I bought it and freaking LOVE it. It’s been all over Italy, from coast to coast of the US, and everywhere in between… and it works. I can put so much stuff in it thanks to the compression straps. Plus, you can’t beat the fact that it has a build in battery. I am a believer now!
You know I’m a skincare addict, especially for serums. Both of these serums from Dr. Jart have made a huge difference in my skin’s overall texture and brightness. I use the radiance serum in the morning before I moisturize and the firming serum at night. I’ve also noticed my skin is remarkably smoother and softer. While I was traveling, I didn’t have them with me and I can totally tell that my skin misses them!
I’m forever on a mission to make our home look nicer, especially on the outside. I planted some baby cypresses in two of these large planters and put them on the front porch. I love the modern lines and heft of the whole piece. They are gorgeous!
Kristin Hannah does it again for me! Firefly Lane was another fast, super-engrossing read of hers that I simply could not put down. If you’re looking for an addictive book that’s a good beach read or rainy day read… definitely check out this one.
Recently, I lost my favorite pimple spot treatment (long story short… it fell into an open heating duct in our house and is now gone forever!). On a whim, I decided to try something new and bought the Glossier Zit Stick… and I love it! The applicator is so easy and perfect, plus (and most importantly) it really, really works.
So these are my 9 fave products from April! If you have any tips or requests for May, let me know.
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