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 

  1. Victoria B

    September 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I haven’t read all of the articles you linked to yet (this is a great compilation btw), but I would have to say I recommend Treat Collection nail polish. They are “5 Free” and are really amazing colors and go on smooth. I buy mine from Integrity Botanicals and Amazon!

    • whoorl

      September 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Thanks for the tip, Victoria!

  2. Amanda

    September 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I have a bunch of polishes from Butter London. I am not entirely sold on the quality, frankly. It tends to vary greatly by shade and not necessarily by finish (i.e., opaque cream, glitter-infused, etc.). My advice is to buy it from a store with a generous return policy in case you get a dud. You just never know with BL.

    • whoorl

      September 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Good to know, thanks!

  3. Sarah K

    September 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    First, that is quite possibly the best essay on marriage I have ever read. We’ll be married 12 years in December, and sometimes it’s wonderful and sometimes it’s by the skin of our teeth. That’s the deal, I think.

    Second, you know way more than I do about going green in the beauty department and I am SO thankful for all the info you share! So I could be way off here, but in the little research I’ve done on nail polish, it looked to me like a lot of nail polishes commonly available at Target (Essie, for example) are “3-free”. But the even less toxic are the “5-free”…but I have so much trouble with even normal polish staying on that I was scared to try them! Anyway, maybe I am wrong. Either way, I’m looking forward to more green beauty advice! :)

  4. Cass

    September 4, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve heard good things about Butter London, but my fav polish line is Julep (5 free & vegan friendly!). They have so many colors and finishes, as well as their oxygen technology keeps my nails healthy. I’ll stop before I sound like a salesperson. :-)

  5. moorni

    September 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I would love to see a video on how you cover dark circles under the eye. I’m pretty minimal when it comes to makeup – I like to just do the under eye cover up, liner, mascara and lipstick. Maybe a little stain to my cheeks. My biggest concern with that method is properly blending the undereye make up.

  6. Andrea @Mama in the City

    September 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I did see the video from #10 and I have to say, for the length of the video I was all, ‘let’s have another baby so we can see the big kids sweet reactions!!’ Because, oh my that boy is full of sweetness. I’m sure our video would have the big kids crying and saying, ‘and where will this baby go? There is no more room!”

  7. Aleks

    September 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    That MIT researcher’s work has been debunked as bad science: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3162694 or see http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/glyphosate.asp. I know natural health is one of your passions, but it’s disappointing you’d share an article that’s several years old, unsubstantiated and from a questionable source when it has such an inflammatory headline, even though you pose it as an opinion.

  8. Carrie

    September 9, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I just listened to a great NPR Fresh Air podcast called “the Legacy of Autism”. It was fascinating and definitely made me question the validity of the study posted. I’m glad to hear it was debunked (because what a terrifying statistic!). Highly recommend the podcast.


  9. Sarah Bright

    September 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Great compilation of links! I had no idea about the dry shampoo trick, so helpful. Also, Butter London is great polish. I also love Julep – also free of the bad stuff. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Sarah

  10. Sara

    September 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Yummy Mummy is an excellent Butter London color!!!

  11. Erika

    September 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I would love a natural beauty video! Very excited about this as I have recently purchased some samples from beautycounter thanks to your recommendations. Thanks!