Links + Loves: Tried + True Skincare Finds and THE DRESS

boho rainbow balloonsWelcome to another edition of Links + Loves! Let’s jump right in…

Jen revealed her favorites for this year’s #Nsale and she’s always spot on. This year, she focused on WFH clothes and home goods – plus a few great necklaces!

Brides looking for face masks: we shared a super-sized list of really great masks for you this morning. Someone PLEASE wear that pink bow mask and pearl chain!!

It’s been another week of 2020…let’s all take some time to rest and recharge this weekend. Wine, walks, cleaning, not cleaning — you do you, boo. And peruse our faves below for a little fun along the way.

{image above via @michellerogers_styling}

Here are a few things our editors are loving lately:


My friend couldn’t find a Kamala Harris t-shirt she liked, so she took matters into her own hands (approx 3.5 seconds after Kamala was announced, no less)! The really rad shirt also benefits essential immigrant farmers through The United Farm Workers Foundation.

I’ve been working on my skincare during quarantine. I’m using this serum and this cream each morning and night along with this scrub twice a week and I’m definitely seeing more glowy skin and less redness. If your skin has been taking a toll from all the stress these past months, I highly recommended these products!

Missing live music as much as we are? One of my fave artists just released this live album and it’s just what we needed right now.

I produced an intimate wedding this weekend and all the bridesmaids were RAVING about the SKIMS modern shapewear garments they wore underneath their dresses.

Been waiting for this dress to go on sale — and now it has! Love the sleeves so much!

We’re tackling homeschooling, and I just got this great read about reclaiming wonder in your child’s education. (Loving the podcast, too!)

Anyone else freaking out about the return of the best show ever?!

More coronavirus obstacles require me to tackling waxing at home, but I found this USDA Certified + organic tea tree oil waxing kit that I love. Whew!

I love the Indian Healing Clay Mask so much for some Sunday self-care with my husband. One tub lasts forever! A tip: ACV mixes much better than water and a wide popsicle stick makes for a great applicator. (Here’s a set, too.)

I feel like this “flower a day” DIY is something I will definitely be doing.

If you’re looking for party planning decor + inspo, you need to follow my new IG crush. Just when you thought everything that could be done with balloons had been done…

We had a birthday last weekend and I just need to share the best chocolate cake recipe of all time. This has been a staple celebration treat in our family for years because it’s ALWAYS delicious – and one bowl!

Sending out some random happy mail this week and I love these colorful greeting cards.

If you need color and happiness in your life right now, you need to check out the clothing line from Color Me Courtney! I rented the watermelon dress!

Guys: Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies. Enough said!

Trying not to blow dry my hair as much, so this $11 cream has been a lifesaver for my summer hair!

This is my latest boho home decor obsession!

Everyone on TikTok is freaking out over the strawberry dress from Lirika Matoshi (THE DRESS) and YEAH — we can see why. *adds to cart

I’ve been making iced coffee at home since March and my Byta cup keeps everything cold (and doesn’t sweat)!

Since we have reached level two of quarantine…it’s time to make banana bread again! Thinking I’ll try Chrissy Teigan’s recipe this weekend.

Happy weekend from all of us at GWS!