Odds and Ends

Part of me wants to keep this goodness to myself, but the best sneakers I bought this year are from this brand. Obsessed.

You better close this deal using business words men yell in airports. lololol

The year in quiet quitting.

Best movies of 2022. I loved The Worst Person in the World.

The best, worst, and just plain dumb politics of 2022.

People we lost in 2022. Pele and Vivienne Westwood just yesterday! Makes me sad.

The most perfect clutch ever.

Frozen soap bubbles are cool.

My 2022 Best of Beauty posts are up! Makeup. Skincare. Haircare is coming by end of the day!

The most-read Vanity Fair stories of 2022. (Paul Newman’s “fuck hut?” Really?)

I love love love these 10 questions to ask yourself as this year closes.

Happy Friday! I hope 2022 treated you well and I wish nothing but wonderful things for you in 2023. Thanks for being a part of this community!

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2022 Best in Beauty: Skincare

You may have noticed a developing theme surrounding my favorite skincare products over the past few years – they are all about protecting, nourishing, and fortifying the skin. Listen, a little exfoliation here and there is a good thing and you know I love my gentle retinols, but if I’ve learned anything working in the beauty space for almost 2 decades, it’s this: sometimes brands sell you super powerful products that mess with your skin barrier so that more products will be purchased in the long run to repair said weakened skin barrier.

I know, I know. It’s a horrible truth.

Although definitely not perfect, I’m quite pleased with my 48-year-old skin and I believe it’s a direct result of treating it gently and protecting my skin barrier at all costs.

The following products are all the epitome of nourishment and protection and are more than worthy of a mention.

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