Solo Lisa Reads: May 2021 (Part 2)

Round-up of book covers featuring Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho, A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey, A Pho Love Story by Loan Le, This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas, Milk Fed by Melissa Broder, Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez, and The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

As promised in my last book review post, here's part 2!


Lazy Girl Approved: Garnier Serum Cream SPF 30

A bottle of Garnier Brightening Serum Cream Pinea-C SPF 30 lies nestled in a bouquet of yellow roses.

Lazy Girl Approved highlights long-lasting, goof-proof, fuss-free products that can fit into the most minimalist of regimens. If you consider yourself a low-maintenance beauty lover, these product reviews are for you!

Pre-pandemic, one of my favourite evening activities was lining up my entire nighttime skincare routine on the coffee table and doing it bit by bit while watching Netflix. It felt like such a treat to have this moment of stillness and homebody coziness between work, barre, and chores. But now that we're over a year into staying home so much, what was once a pleasurable routine has become kind of a drag. I've been looking for ways to streamline my morning and evening skincare routines wherever possible, embracing skinimalism and multi-purpose products like Garnier Green Labs Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30 - Pinea-C ($22.99, available at London Drugs, purchased by me).


Solo Lisa Reads: May 2021 (Part 1)

Round-up of books featuring Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks, Not So Pure And Simple by Lamar Giles, The Guest List by Lucy Foley, Love Is A Revolution by Renee Watson, Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy, Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant, Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Before I launch into my latest book review round-up, I want to say a huge thank you to anyone who read, commented on, or shared my post about my own experiences with anti-Asian hate. That was an intensely personal and difficult piece to write and publish and the entire process left me feeling more emotional and vulnerable than I anticipated. As I noted on Instagram, I've taken actions when and where I could, but in the last while I've also found that I needed breaks, both for my own mental health and to free up bandwidth so I could focus on a big deadline at work.

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