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Smile Material – The Things That Make Me Grateful

I want to start off with the following statement: I don’t consider myself to be exceptionally materialistic, but I do appreciate a handful of the material things that living in a first world country has to offer. I mean, mybotto inverted bottle holders are proof that products really can make your day a little brighter.

Anyways, let me be honest. When I say I appreciate these things, I mean I utterly obsess over them. Sure, I could live with out my favorite material goods. But do I want to? No. No, I definitely do not.

What are these life altering, prized possessions – the few, the great and the dearly beloved?

1. Lush Cosmetics products
2. Never-ending, easy access to books
3. My Dr. Marten collection




A quick glance at this list sends me into a tailspin of feeling simultaneously ecstatic and nauseated. Ecstatic because these things, these possessions (maybe I am a material girl) really do bring me very large amounts of joy. The nausea, well, I guess that’s out of guilt? Or maybe it’s because I mentioned the fact that I could live without them? If I haven’t already made it clear, I really don’t want to. 

First, Lush Cosmetics. I have always been a little shower obsessed. I mean, they’re refreshing in the morning and relaxing at night. Lush knows how to make showering even better. They’re all about sustainable products, healthy skin and delicious scents. Exciting colors and a dislike for animal testing make them even more attractive. Lucky for me, I live in a city where they have multiple locations. Whether you do or not, you should check out their website. You’ll be happy you did. Of course, your mybotto will hold your new Lush products, too!

mybotto-blog-lush-cosmetics-bodywashSecond, books. Ah, I could talk forever about my love of words. That being said, spending hours upon hours strolling silently through various bookstores is my idea of the perfect day. Here in San Francisco, I am thoroughly astounded at the amount of amazing bookstores there are around the city. Green Apple Books is one of my favorites up here (I usually stop by Toy Boat after to grab a coffee or a yummy dessert). Down in my hometown, San Diego, I could be spotted most weekends at the charming, book-lover heaven that is D.G. Wills. Pannikin coffee next door is a great place to go caffeinate and read your new words.


And of course, my Dr. Marten collection. Well, collection is a hopeful term here. Not counting the pair that my little sister has indefinitely “borrowed”, I have three pairs. Two of which are thrift store finds. In fact, I just bought my first brand new pair last week! Fortunately for me, though maybe unfortunately for my bank account, there is an entire store dedicated to the sale Dr. Marten products here in the city.


Ok, now that I’m done touting my material loves you really should go check them all out. Or maybe even take a second to think about a couple of the things that make your day better. Sometimes being grateful is the best smile material.


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