Odds and Ends

2022 hair trends. (Bangs are never a trend for me, they are a liiiiiiifestyle.)

Are you an estate sale junkie like my husband?

It’s official. Jones Road Mascara has taken the top spot away from my beloved Ilia Limitless Lash. So much volume without ANY smudging or flaking. (Use WHOORLJONES to get 10% off!)

Omicron means parents are doing it again, this time dead inside.

Making this soup pronto.

I am dying over the new colors of this new style of leggings. Want them all.

100 ways to improve your life without really trying.

Avene extended their 20% off sale and everyone should have this on hand. Code is BFF20!

Things learned by a 40-year-old over several decades. Some good ones in this thread.

I’m the queen of sweatpants lately and these are good.

How to get a fragrant tween to take a shower.

To breed or not to breed? Things certainly look less than stellar right now.

A thread of 52 essays readers love.

I absolutely CANNOT get with the zigzag part. Make it stop.

Sardoodledom. I would laugh too.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. We were supposed to be leaving today for my daughter’s volleyball tourney in St. Louis, but it was canceled due to 15 out of the 19 teams having COVID. Yes, you read that right. 15 of 19. It’s everywhere, friends. Stay well!

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Odds and Ends

2022 skincare trends, according to experts. I’m down with most of it.

If this isn’t the most spot-on 2021 Seinfeld episode, I don’t know what is. LOL

The Nue Co’s subscription sale starts today! 20% off ingestible subscriptions PLUS you can get an extra 20% off with the code WHOORLNY. Here are some of my favorites. (Skin Filter is BOMB – it retails for $45 but you can get it for $28 right now.)

My face freaked out in December. Here are the 4 products that saved it.

I miss Barneys.

Are you watching The Lost Daughter? It’s in my queue.

50 cookie recipes to put on repeat. I want these right now.

Why am I so obsessed with puffers? Can’t beat this price!

Should we just all get Omicron and get it over with? #umnothanks

Therapist hacks to try in 2022.

How to write a song when nothing has happened to you. Hahaaaa

Happy Friday! Hope you have a lovely weekend – my daughter’s club volleyball travel schedule starts this weekend and runs through the spring. 4 states, crowded tournaments…this should be interesting. #allthekn95s

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The 4 Products That Saved My Skin

December 2021 was the worst month I can remember in terms of my skin. My face went BERZERK. (Lips too!) Tight, red, flaky, swollen, flushed, you name it…my skin was so unhappy.

It was the perfect storm of many factors – dry, winter weather, perimenopausal skin, an allergic reaction to SLS…and none of my old favorites were helping at all. My skin was so angry – take a look for yourself!

Ugh. It was a rough month. So I started from scratch and purchased 4 products from Avène (my son uses Avène for his eczema with great success so I decided to give it a try).

You all, within a few days, the improvement in my skin was shocking. I couldn’t believe my eyes and I’ve become the world’s biggest Avène fan. (And if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I don’t gush unless I’ve been beyond wowed by a product line.) Here was my skin after using the Avène products exclusively for a week:

I delved into the details about my skincare freakout and the products that saved the day in a video yesterday on Instagram Stories – you can watch it here in my SOS highlight. (Also, take notice of my much happier skin!)

When my skin is freaking out like the above photos, I use these 4 products and nothing else – no serums, no actives.

Cicalfate+ Restorative and Protective Cream (night)

Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream (morning)

Soothing Eye Contour Cream

Cicalfate Restorative Lip Cream

I use the Vanicream Gentle Cleanser to cleanse during this time. After 48-72 hours, I start adding/substituting other products and my sensitive skin list of favorites can be found here.

I simply cannot express how incredible these products are for conditions like rosacea, eczema, perioral dermatitis, flushing, hypersensitivity, and/or perimenopausal dryness. I am forever a fan.

Happy skincare buying and I hope these products bring you the same relief.

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