Odds and Ends

1. Was Keanu Reeves less than 2 miles from my house this week? IS THIS TRUE?!! #needverification

2. 10 Best Trader Joe’s products. I’d like to add the garlic naan from the frozen section and the everything bagel seasoning, of course.

3. A year in the life of a traveling nurse. Gut-wrenching.

4. I launched my first capsule collection of Kantha quilt cardigans yesterday and there is 1 left! I show how they fit in this video.

5. Family members being lost to conspiracy theories. I’m watching this happen to extended family members and it’s mind-blowing.

6. I (finally) FULLY cleaned up my What I’m Using page! (I’m embarrassed at how many broken links there were, please forgive me.) Lots of new products – check out my SPF, lip gloss, and foundation categories!

7. Climate change activist spends a lot of damn days picking up litter. Wowza.

8. Movie adaptations that totally strayed from the books.

9. I’m heartsick over increasing hate crimes against Asians. Stop AAPI Hate is an important resource where you can report incidents.

10. Slow food and slow travel in Italy. I am here for it.

11. 172 Republicans voted AGAINST the Violence Against Women Act this week. You all, that is a problem.

12. If you are looking for a soft, lightweight trench for spring, this one is just lovely. I have black but all three colors are great.

13. Last but not least…I really hate asking for favors BUT I applied to be on the 2021 Sephora Squad because I would love to see more representation of women in midlife as well as green beauty. Would you leave a testimonial for me if you feel so inclined? It would be much appreciated!

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

image credit: mark rothko art

  1. Kara

    March 19, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Hi! Thank you for updating your What I’m using page. I have been looking at the Exa foundation. What shade do you wear? Are you planning on posting a review anywhere?
    Thank you!

  2. Joy

    March 19, 2021 at 8:57 am

    I just left you a testimonial. Good luck!
    Thank you for updating the What I’m Using page! Very helpful!

  3. whoorl

    March 19, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Hi Kara! Yes, I have a full review coming in the next few weeks. I wear Dana 430, but can wear most in the lower 400 range. I find the pigments are very forgiving in that way which is great! (And I will add my shade to my page – thanks for the heads up!)

  4. whoorl

    March 19, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Thank you, Joy! I really appreciate it so much!!

  5. Claudia D

    March 19, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    You got my support too! Good luck!!

  6. whoorl

    March 19, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you so much, Claudia!

  7. Heather

    March 23, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Is it weird that I’m sad to see the super critical oil and problem solver mask fall off the list? Nostalgia for sure!

  8. whoorl

    March 25, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Heather – haha, total nostalgia! I go through cycles so I’m sure they will be added back in at some point. They are both incredible products.