Odds and Ends


1. 12 things a therapist taught me about happiness.

2. Dude, don’t hold your pee in.

3. Exercise isn’t just for your body. (I know my mood goes in the shitter when I don’t move.)

4. Love these photos of beautiful women around the world.

5. I’ve made it pretty clear that I absolutely loathe talking on the phone, right? Well, this is right on point.

6. I enjoyed reading this piece on Obama’s biggest (sometimes underestimated) achievements during his presidency.

7. OMG. Who will see this with me at the theater? (HAS IT REALLY BEEN THIRTY YEARS!?)

8. Every woman should read this. How many of these simple things do you have?

9. I can’t stop laughing over this. #hairybutt (Related: have you ever done a boudoir-type photo shoot?)

10. Remember my undying love for this Madewell tee? (I have NINE OF THEM.) Well, this is the long sleeve version and it’s just as fantastic. (And both are on sale right now. Run, don’t walk.)

image credit: georgina vinsun



Super Quick and Lovely 4-Product Face


Ladies! This right here is the quickest face ever, and has totally been my go-to lately.


Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation in 115

Vapour Siren Lipstick in Ravish

Vapour Mesmerize Eye Shadow in Nightfall

Kjaer Weis Mascara

This routine takes all of 4 minutes. I apply the Vapour foundation all over my face with my fingers blending outwards, and then apply the Siren Lipstick as a blush (I just rub a little into the apples fo my cheeks). A quick swipe of the cream eye shadow on my lids, followed by one coat of Kjaer Weis mascara. Dab a bit of the Siren lipstick on my lips and I’m out the door. So easy, so effortless, and the result is quite lovely if I do say so myself.

All of these products can be purchased at LeVert Beauty, which is one of my favorite green beauty retailers. (US orders ship free for a limited time AND free samples with every order!)




Odds and Ends


1. What it means if you have the letter “M” on your palm. Interesting.

2. Oh, have you seen The Last Message Received Tumblr? Has it ever happened to you?

3. If the gym were a wildlife TV show. Pretty funny – a bit long, but funny.

4. Did you all know that Oklahoma is being hit with (some sizable) earthquakes almost daily? And I thought I left that phenomenon in California. (p.s.- I have felt far more quakes in Oklahoma this past year than my 12 in California combined.)

5. An old person’s guide to Snapchat. I seriously tried, you guys. I can’t figure it out.

6. Best advice for drinking more water. Why is it so hard sometimes?

7. Chipotle is closing every single one of its stores for a day. Have you stayed away in recent months?

8. Ladies, I finally found a bra that is comfortable, pretty and comes in tons of colors. In love. (psst – go up a cup size.)

Happy weekend to all of you!

image credit: stine leth