Obsessions 10.13.17

It’s Friday the 13th! Got anything spooky planned? We’re still trying to figure out what to be for Halloween, and Hannah is still working her way through her fall movie list. Here’s what else we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Bliss Kiss Simply Pure Cuticle & Nail Oil

bliss kiss nail oil

I’ve been using this nail oil for the past several years and started up again this week. I have the nails and cuticles of a farmhand and this stuff helps fix peeling nails, cracked cuticles, hangnails, and general signs of poorly treated hands. I like the Crisp scent and just keep buying multipacks because the refill method seemed hard. The recommended program is a little aggressive: put this on your nails literally every ten minutes for three days, but I find it works even if you just use it a couple times a day. I always have a couple of tubes of this stashed around, so if we are IRL friends, hit me up if you want to try it. If we are internet friends, what is your fave nail/cuticle repair method?



Native Deodorant

I’m not exactly fanatical about using natural products, but I’m starting to think about it more than I ever have in the past. So, when I read exactly one article about the wonders of Native Deodorant, touted as a natural deodorant that actually works, I immediately bought the sample pack. I have always been a very sweaty lady (you’re welcome) and spent years using prescription strength deodorants in attempts to not be the sweatiest person in the room. I haven’t received my shipment yet but you know I’ll report back when I do!

UPDATE: Full review here.

Now Listening

May I Have This Dance (Remix) [feat. Chance the Rapper] by Francis and the Lights

Friend-of-the-blog Liz introduced me to this song at our girls only sleepover a few weeks ago, and I’ve had it on heavy rotation since. Is it just me, or is this what Phil Collins music would sound like if released in 2017? Also, the music video is adorable.


This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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You wanna know what we have been decidedly NOT obsessed with in the past month? The blog. Womp womp. We’re hopping back in this week, but we’ll be posting a bit more sporadically for a while. Here’s hoping you all loved getting caught up on Michelle’s driveway gate plans yesterday. See what else we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.

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