4 claps received
4.2 average rating
Received a full set of the dinnerware in the navy blue for our wedding, and we absolutely love it. Feels both contemporary and classic, and somehow minimalist while also having a very distinct style. We are huge fans.
I have had a canvas and leather weekender bag from Cuyana for the last 8 years, and it has held up fantastically and garnered many compliments. Their philosophy of "Fewer, better things" is beautiful and certainly true in this case.
I do not know if any of their recipes actually have the benefits they purport to. I did not observe any effects, other than enjoying the taste and feeling extremely virtuous while drinking them.
We used Papier for our wedding invites! They were beautiful, felt extremely high quality, and allowed us to customize to our specifications. We wound up working with customer success people because we needed some of the script on our invitations to be in another language (that does not use the Roman alphabet) and that wound up being very challenging and requiring a lot of back-and-forth formatting and editing. But for a more straightforward invitation, I would absolutely recommend.
One other challenge was that the shipping was MUCH slower than expected for a time-sensitive product! The customer success team was very responsive and helpful about this as well, though, and wound up rush-shipping us a reprint of the invites. The original order showed up 2 weeks after we got the reprinted, rushed set out in the mail.
One of the best pre-packaged hummus brands on the market. The Lemon Dill is exceptional.
Very expensive and underwhelming. The formula they "customized" for me left my hair both more frizzy and more oily than the Herbal Essences set I switched from. And their subscription comes far too frequently to allow for consumption of the products (with long hair, washing every ~3rd day): I found that I'd accidentally paid for and received my next set pretty much as soon as I determined it was not working for me.
Received a Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle for my wedding. It is gorgeous, and it does what it promises to do (heats water quickly to a precise temperature and keeps it there for a lengthy but safe amount of time). It costs $165, which is objectively a lot for an electric kettle, but we use it 6 times a day and it brings us joy every time.
The one complaint I'd share is that the single on/off button only works 50% of the time, and often needs to be pressed twice. Pretty significant flaw on an otherwise super sleek item.
Tried The Rounds in DC but have not succeeded in integrating it into my routine, and don't have an active subscription anymore. Pros: -They really mean it on the sustainability! Their entire supply chain and every product is distributed in the most sustainable possible way. -Easy to select what you want -Pricing feels fair Cons: -Quantities are a little hard to understand and are really designed for consumption over 1-2 weeks. As someone who likes to buy in bulk and be stocked, it left me feeling like I needed to time re-ups really well to avoid running out of staples -Quantities make a LOT of sense for someone living alone/ordering only for oneself. As a household of 2, it already felt like we needed oddly high volumes of a number of items -Pickup and delivery feels like it's optimized for large apartment buildings, but for small multi-units or SFHs, the tote bags are exposed to all the elements and the neighbors on either end (similarly to any package delivery/pickup, I suppose)
I've had a pair of Genusee sunglasses in black for the last 4 years. I absolutely love the mission (circular economy, upcycling, job creation and economic empowerment in Flint, MI), and I absolutely love the glasses. They are sturdy, chic, and look good on literally everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or face shape, . I know this because every time I wear them around friends, they ask to try them on, and they look good on everyone. My partner has gotten 2 pairs. We got a pair for his mom as a gift. A couple we're friends with got a pair to share. I would feel safe buying these as a gift for almost anyone, which is a WILD thing to say about sunglasses!
Like every makeup brand, Glossier has winners and losers. Products I've tried and think ARE worth it: -Boy Brow (very natural, does exactly what you want it to, doesn't smudge) -Generation G Lipstick (subtle, beautiful lip color; looks like a matte stain) Are not worth it: -Milky Jelly cleanser (truly just meh - got skin clean, but had no special benefits above standard drugstore cleanser)