Truy's Natural Deodorant. I have tried every natural deodorant on the planet, I swear. I tried Tom's (it made the skin on my armpits PEEL! Wtf?!), Burt's Bees spray (the closest 2nd--not a bad option!), the crystal, I just didn't love them. Then Natalie did a post on gentle beauty products and suggested this. I wouldn't have heard of it otherwise--I've never seen it sold in a store! BUY IT. It's not an antiperspirant, so you will still sweat, but the sweat will not smell bad! And I know exactly what every ingredient is (coconut oil, powdered sugar, beeswax, baking soda). No yellow stains on my tees, no aluminum in my pits (#classylady).
Lenny Letter! Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner started this (free) email newsletter and it's wonderful. Clever interviews, occasional fiction, and all of the content is by super cool ladies that you wish you were hanging out with (for instance, Amy Poehler and Jennifer Lawrence). SUBSCRIBE! You need something more intelligent than advertisements for places you shopped at once in your inbox.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds. They are pumpkin seeds, so yes, good...but they're pumpkin spiced, so yes, BETTER.
The List App. This just launched a couple days ago and was created by BJ Novak (Ryan on The Office!). It's basically an app all about lists, and the lists are about anything you want them to be about. Half of my blog posts are in list form, so you know I'm all about this format. Mindy Kaling lists which actors were the best kissers on The Mindy Project, Aidy Bryant lists what she would do if she were the Bachelorette, BJ Novak lists post-2012 ideas of episodes of The Office, it's just so entertaining. And it's free! I'm thebrandilyn on there.
Snapchat! Have I mentioned Snapchat on here yet? I've been snapping for a couple years now but now that some of my favorite online girlfriends have joined it's gotten even better. If it feels intimidating check out this video tutorial by The Alison Show on how to use it and then SNAP ME! I'm hellobrandilyn.
hanging out in the car with Clark, wearing my new tee shirt