A saleswoman took one look at the paper and began to open drawers. She produced an oblong cake of soap in a black case, a hydrating mask, a vial of cell renewal drops, and two tubes of face cream. – Lahiri
The third book I am reading this summer is Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. In the short story “Sexy”, Miranda enjoys walking through the cosmetic department, where she sees a man buying the above items for his wife. I also think there is something soothing and pleasing about browsing high-end cosmetics, but I’ve never bought any. I’ve done some browsing on etsy and this is perhaps what I would put on my list; what would be on yours?
Coconut and Rose Lip Balm
Sage and Lemongrass Shaving Cream
Citrus and Sea Salt Soap
A Matcha Green Tea and Jasmine Set
Aromatherapy Charm (which I didn’t know was a thing)
And a very summer-y Red Berry and Sea Salt Body Scrub
And these are fancy bathroom soaps too much fun 🙂
Acrylic study per Emil Nolde by Zdenka Better
I did not understand what was happening, but I, too, left the Golden Temple and began running along the edge of the pond. When I reached the girl, the long-legged American had already caught up with her and was grasping her by the lapels of her red overcoat. – Mishima
Three parts of the temple were strikingly white – the roofs of the Kukyocho and the Choondo and the little roof of the Sosei. The rest of the uninhabited building was dark, and there was rather something fresh about the blackness of the complicated, wooden structure that stood out in relief against the snow. — Mishima
Zozoji Temple in Snow by Kawase Hasui
Kinkaku-ji Temple (which the novel is based off of) covered in snow in real life!
The other prints of Zozoji Temple in Snow by Hasui are also excellent and can be found here.