Odds and Ends

We made these watermelon tequila slushes for 4th of July weekend and they were delicious.

Self-driving pizza delivery cars. Welcome to the future.

The Nue Co is my supplement brand of choice (these skin products are faves too!) and they just released DESTRESS 360 which has Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc, Ashwagandha, and L-Theanine in it. Right now you can get 30% off your order with the code WHOORLDS30. I have a feeling this one is going to be popular. #sostressed #allofus

Zaila Avant-garde, Spelling Bee Champ! M-U-R-R-A-Y-A

The beauty industry potential of modern society’s stress dilemma.

Have you seen the Core 10 by Reebok collab? Love these prints – specifically this top and these leggings.

How to know if you have a phone addiction and what to do about it.

What is up with these designs, you all? WHAT DOES #2 SAY HALP #soconfused

Massive steal alert! Credo just launched a Hair Bestsellers Sample Kit. $108 value for 15 BUCKS. I love these brands!

It’s not bigoted to reject a man who would erode your rights…I’m sensing a movement taking shape.

As a former Chicagoan, I was riveted by this article on climate change and the city’s shoreline. #yikes

50+ homemade meals that are insanely gorgeous. The cactus cupcakes are everything.

As an all-encompassing line, nothing has outshone my fave, African Botanics. However, this line is inching closer and closer.

My top 9 hair products and tools. All of them are worthy of an A+++.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

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Odds and Ends

This gold paperclip necklace I’ve been wearing daily gets tons of compliments and it’s very well-priced for solid 14k gold.

5 mistakes people make with succulents.

Holy moly, 40% off sitewide at Clove and Hallow this weekend! My top picks – this brush (everyone should own it), this lip color in Desert Rose, this lip mask, and this palette is fantastic.

A brief history of hotdogs.

How to wear eyeshadow over 40. #hoodedlidsunite

What fresh hell is this? Can’t think of a better title for a book about perimenopause.

Y’all know I only talk about beauty boxes if they are truly worth it – well, Beauty Heroes July discovery is incredible. The Marshmallow Poof firming and filling cream?! UNREAL. #rundontwalk

My favorite bronzers. I’d also like to add this newcomer in Brûlée to the list.

Some interesting charts regarding COVID.

35 women tell their stories about being assaulted by Bill Cosby. (I cannot believe he is being released. Makes me sick.)

Why we don’t see kids playing outside as much.

Do you like chickpeas as much as I do? If so, you’ll like these recipes.

Cancel Amazon Prime. I don’t think I could quit – I’m fully entrenched at this point.

Happy Friday! We are heading back home from Colorado today and I am actually quite ready for my own bed. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Odds and Ends

My obsession with sun protection grows every week so I just upped my hat game for pool days. This one keeps my face, shoulders, and neck fully shaded.

I’m the condiment queen and approve of many of these.

Up to 30% off at True Botanicals this weekend only! Here’s my list of favorites.

Deb Haaland is a badass.

Exa Beauty just launched their Light Show Color Melt Pigments and they are so fun. I really love the Dear Diary shade for adding a bit of sparkle to any existing eye shadow. Wearing it here.

Just received this top in the blue/white pinstripe and it’s even prettier than I expected! A summer staple.

This tweet made me LOL. I think I shall do that as well.

11 tinted sunscreens for dark skin tones that don’t leave skin a chalky mess.

Flash dance mobs always make me smile.

Technology is creating an ideal of beauty that literally doesn’t exist.

How cute are these belts?! Perfect for belting dresses and the price is right.

Celeste Barber is so damn funny. This video in particular is a good way to get a feel for her schtick.

I’m posting my go-to summer face tonight on Reels and this stick in Brûlée is the star. It’s just so easy-to-use and the glow screams summer bronze goddess.

Loving the best beauty Instagrams of the week feature via Vogue.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful weekend – we are headed out to Colorado for a bit and can’t wait for some cooler temps.

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