Amy Lee is what my depression sounds like.
Never ever listen to Tink and text your ex boo thing, it never ends well.
I blame all of my random crying fits on This Is Us and unresolved emotional trauma from the 3rd grade.
The only thing that makes me happy is losing Fortnite to 11 year old boys.
You slap seasonal depression on top of my clinical depression and you've got a true #SadGirl
Delray Plants Majesty Palm I take photos in front of them so people think I’m in South Beach, stare at lush leaves, and am reminded of better days. You can pick them up at Home Depot, a bodega, or Amazon.
Vitamin D3 Idk if gummy vitamins even work, but these taste good, so I am bound to actually stay on the regimen and hopefully not eat the whole jar one day when I run out of snacks. It does not feel like going in the actual sun but I’m told that these do things.
Revlon Kiss Exfoliating Balm This is the shit. I’ve tried that $24 Sara Happ scrub and the $16 MAC one, and I’ve tried to make my own, and nothing compares to this $6 Revlon guy. I think it’s because of the tube application; you can really go in and scrub around, whereas usually you’re taking a blob of something out of a jar. I’m gonna buy 10 of these because I’ll die if they discontinue it.
UGGS Save your judgment! This is my first winter as an UGG owner and my life is changed. I was walking home from brunch in the freezing cold after a few Bloody Marys, and a girl in UGGS who looked super warm and happy was walking in front of my bf and I. I was going back and forth about how I didn’t wanna be that girl but man did she look fuckin’ comfy. Long story short, a pair appeared in my living room and I can’t take them off, but they’re black so they are, um, discreet? Honorable mention: the gray ones.
Lush Bath Bombs These are fun (and extremely frivolous, but whatever!) who doesn't want a pink bubble bath that smells like lavender while they're trying to remember what sun feels like? French Kiss is my favorite, although I haven't tried many others because the Lush store gives me anxiety and this one came in a gift bag, but I love it! It smells amazing and lavender-y and herbaceous in a cute way and it's pink. Also to anyone who wants to send us CBD bathbombs for newsletter consideration :) firstname.lastname@example.org
Japanese Exfoliating Washcloths I discovered these last winter while searching Amazon for something entirely unrelated. They are like mittens and have the perfect texture to make your skin stupid soft. Just buy them; they come in 5-packs for $10 on Amazon.
WHY SO SAD?
A Q&A WITH VICTORIA LEE, CO-CREATOR AND PRODUCER OF LOW STRUNG
THE THICC: What is your morning routine like in the winter?
VICTORIA LEE: I hit snooze at 6am. By 6:06am I make the decision to either workout or go back to sleep. There's a 50% chance I'll go to my apartment's gym and run 3 miles and do some ab and butt exercises. Then I go back to my apartment, turn on the Today Show and hop in the shower where I proceed to space out for at least 15 minutes and maybe think about a conversation that made me angry 4 years ago. After I get out, I put on my undies and do my makeup, which is probably the best part of the morning. After I put on my clothes, I feed the bunny and head to the red line. I'm usually late.
TT: How does season change affect your social life?
VL: I don't really want to talk to anyone. It's easier for me to say I don't want to go out. Taking a bath and drinking a bottle of wine by myself becomes a lot more appealing and I feel comfortable cancelling any plans I've made. I'm less likely to day drink.
TT: What are a few things (if any) that help you cope (supplements, exercise, SAD lamps, etc)?
VL: Exercise and dieting (whole30 usually helps my mood). I also downloaded the Calm app to help with depression and anxiety. I'm on the free trial now so it's hard to tell if it's working. It's a cute app though.
TT: What's your favorite winter comfort food or drink?
VL: Wings. Pizza. Gnocchi. Wine.
TT: Do you have a go-to tv show or podcast that instantly boosts your mood?
VL: I love the No Sleep Podcast (It's scary stories!)