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clean up with Ouai Pet Shampoo

beauty, catsAnna KellerComment
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I've grown very fond of Jen Atkin's hair care collection, Ouai, because of its sophisticated musky-floral fragrances and its promises to kick your hair up to Kardashian level with just a few spritzes. I've even gone so far in the past as to set up Sephora alerts for new launches for any product that would be mildly compatible with my wavy-ish hair that refuses to hold a curl. Her Memory Mist actually helps me accomplish something of a beach wave!

The brand's newest launch isn't something I could actually use - I have a cat who hates water almost as much as she hates vacuums. The brand just launched a Pet Shampoo that will elevate your four-legged friend's routine and give them a "sheer and airy floral/musk" scent, thanks to notes of Italian lemon, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac, iris, lily, and white musk.

15% of sales go to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation, so even if your pop isn't striving for dog-fluencer status, you shouldn't feel too guilty about paying $29 for some doggy soap.

https://fashionista.com/2018/07/ouai-dog-pet-shampoo

lately via my iPhone

lifestyle, cats, photographyAnna KellerComment

instagram: @chicorgeek

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I cooked bacon for the first time ever.  as a former vegetarian, I think it's OK that I'm 23 and only finally getting around to cooking bacon with my pancakes on a Saturday morning.  paired with the cutest little jar of Bon Maman, this was one wonderful breakfast.

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I've developed a strange addiction to Say Yes to the Dress episodes on Netflix.  I've never had a really strong interest in weddings and all the planning surrounding such an event, but something about the intra-family drama and the dollar bills being dropped on some awfully tacky gowns.  this is the point when my cat intervened and said, NO MORE.

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I guess I've been getting a little adventurous is the kitchen.  I made a recipe from Pinterest (which is not always a good idea, some dishes photograph a lot better than they taste) that required me to make a sardine paste: orecchiette with kale and breadcrumbs.

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I don't think this requires an explanation.

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the best feeling is when you're craving some chai tea and then you find it stashed in your cupboard.  seriously, the best.

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I've had brunch at the Pearl St Diner for the last 3 Sundays in a row.  I'm really digging its unpretentious vibe where you never have to wait for a table for more than 5 minutes.  

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it's unfortunate that I live so darn close to work.  when the rest of the office gets to work from home I have to trudge through the snow to sit at my desk, just because I don't have a good excuse not to.

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the cheap way to buy local beer: a growlette (a smaller growler) from Fiddlehead.  yum.
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getting takeout pho soup from M Saigon is kind of fun and really delicious -- they give you the ingredients individually and then you mix it up at home so it's fresh.

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washi tape is taking my collages to a whole new level of unprecedented fun (woohoo).

what have you been up to lately?