Odds and Ends


1. Have you seen the hipster Barbie Instagram account? Good stuff.

2. Connie Britton finally admits the secret of her gorgeous hair.

3. Thinking of trying yoga? Here’s a great article on studio etiquette.

4. You know what you need to do? Stop taking shit so personally. For real, it does a body good.

5. Walking vs. Elliptical Machine: The Showdown. (I’ve been doing a lot of Tracy Anderson dance cardio videos on You Tube lately. Kind of fun!)

6. Alice will always be my favorite writer. Laughed so hard reading this one.

7. Did you see Jimmy Fallon and JT doing the history of rap? So, so good.

8. Okay, it’s fall. I mean, kinda sorta…it’s been 90-something degrees in Oklahoma this week. Anyway, do you know what every single lady needs this fall? THIS. For those hot/cold/temperamental days when you need something stylish to throw your over top. So chic. (And it comes in 3 colors, score.)

Happy weekend, friends!

image credit: karin olah


Simple and 100% Natural Face Contouring


When I hear the term “contouring,” I immediately think of this.

And that, my friends? Is a makeup situation I really don’t need in my life. Luckily, intensive contouring is on its way out, with more of a focus on highlighting the face, aka “strobing.”

However, I do understand the desire to subtly contour the face…creating natural dimension does give the face a boost, so I thought I would give it a go. The absolutely lovely Tata of Tata Harper sent me her brand new Contour & Highlight Kit to try out, so I decided to make a tutorial out of it. If you aren’t familiar with the Tata Harper line, it’s 100% natural and non-toxic and completely luxurious. (I love her Rejuvenating Serum and Replenishing Nutrient Complex something fierce, and am about to pull the trigger on the Regenerating Cleanser.)


Let’s get this party started. As you know, I only use safe and natural beauty products, so rest assured these brands are all fantastic.



Odds and Ends


1. The Real World peeps from the days of yore. Where are they now?

2. You are probably applying your dry shampoo all wrong.

3. London residents were asked to name US states on a map. Hilarious.

4. Do you know we cry three different types of tears? Slightly fascinated.

5. We’ve talked about Myers-Briggs personality types, but not about what shitty behaviors are common to each type. Good stuff, and apparently, I have issues with passive-aggressiveness. #huh

6. I’ve never had a pet, yet I’ve been thinking about dogs a fair amount lately. I don’t know what has come over me, but these photos don’t help.

7. Can you spot all the differences? I got them all – I HAVE LASER VISON. You know, with my glasses.

8. Half of American children will be autistic in 2025. Let’s talk about that opinion for a second.

9.“The way to stay married,” my mother says, “is not to get divorced.” Such a raw, truthful look at the institution of marriage.

10. Did you see this British’s boys reaction to finding out he was going to be a brother? So adorable.

11. You guys, there is another internet called the “dark net.” I am so intrigued by this.

12. Exes ask each other the questions they’ve always wanted answered. I teared up a bit during this one.

13. I don’t polish my nails very often (maybe twice a year), but I’m replacing all of my toxic polishes with this brand since they are free of the “toxic 3.”  Any recommendations for shades? I always like to have a nude pink, dark navy, and orange-red on hand. #nopunintened

14. I’m finishing up an information-packed post entitled, “A Beauty Lovers Guide to Going Green.” My question is, would you like to see a corresponding video? Would that be helpful or is a post enough?

Happy Labor Day holiday to you all. I hope you enjoy the extended weekend!

image credit: matt connors