Constellation Piercings: Everything You Need to Know

This past summer, I added a constellation piercing to my right ear while taking my daughter to get her ears pierced. We were spending our annual week in Laguna Beach (heading that way? Check out my guide to Laguna Beach here!) and I wanted to do things right so I took her to see Brian Keith Thompson at Body Electric Tattoo in LA.

I had been all over Instagram coveting a triple-pierced lobe (check out #triplelobe for your viewing pleasure) but knew that it could be a more challenging piercing since placement and spacing are crucial, so I wanted to go to the best of the best.



Odds and Ends

1. I’ve been waiting for this tampon my whole life!

2. Are you an adventurous eater? Apparently, you are if you’ve eaten 38 out of these 54 foods. (Although seriously? Olives? Avocados? Cream cheese? This list seems nothing short of ho-hum to me.)

3. While we are on the subject of food, do you know how to pronounce these foods?

4. Have you seen this “paint-it-forward” by the art community? It is awesome and hilarious and all the things.

5. I am finishing this cleanse today and it’s been fantastic. The soups are surprisingly delicious.

6. My condolences to Chicago. Ha. In the meantime, Californians brace for the worst.

7. Perimenopausal bingo. This is frighteningly accurate.

8. My love runs deep for Nancy Pelosi.

9. I knew I was a fucking genius, you guys.

10. I am a chambray shirt aficionado and trust me, this one is the best.

11. Oh wow, this is really interesting. Creepy, yet interesting.

12. This week’s Selfie Podcast is all things Marie Kondo. Have you been swept up by the craze?

Happy Friday! Enjoy your (possibly warmer) weekend!

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Say Goodbye to Tangled Tresses!

My daughter’s hair has been a point of contention since Day 1. By the looks of it, you wouldn’t think it was such a tremendous pain in the ass, but don’t be fooled for a second. Although straight, it is thick and loves to tangle. You can’t so much as sideways glance at my daughter’s hair without a rat’s nest the size of tennis balls appearing. (I think it’s her spiritual gift, guys.)

In addition to the ridiculous tangling, her thick (yet fine) hair always looked greasy. I couldn’t figure it out for the life of me – her freshly-washed hair never looked clean! Was she not shampooing or rinsing thoroughly? We had tried many different clean beauty brands on her hair, but nothing seemed to work. It was baffling to me and I was getting super tired of trying to untangle that greasy-looking mess every morning before school.

She came home from a sleepover a few months ago and I noticed how smooth, silky, and clean her hair looked so I immediately texted her friend’s mother to inquire about what kind of voodoo magic she worked on her head. I figured it was some conventional brand filled with chemicals.

Her answer? Beautycounter Volume and Shape Shampoo and Conditioner. What? A clean line? PRAISE BE.

At first thought, I wondered if this particular line would work for her, considering Beautycounter has a Smooth and Control line as well. However, I think the Volume and Shape line works best for her because her fine hair tends towards greasy and limp. Although I never tried it, I think the Smooth and Control might have been too much for her fine hair, however, if you have a little one with really thick, coarse hair, I would definitely give it a shot. (By the way, this goes for adults too!)

It’s also important to point out that I have used the Beautycounter Kids’ Shampoo and Conditioner in the past and it was okay, but tangles still posed a problem. Well, I purchased the Volume and Shape line and we have never looked back. Her hair is smooth, shiny, and I can’t remember the last time I have needed to detangle her hair. That bears repeating and in all caps. I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAVE NEEDED TO DETANGLE HER HAIR.

Mamas. You know who you are. The time and sanity saved is priceless. If you are sick and tired of combing out tangles while your little one excessively whines (just mine?), screw the kids’ lines and step it up to the big leagues. The line is full of botanicals and features a breakthrough PureFoam Cleansing Technology which delivers a really rich lather without damaging sulfates. (Or any other nasties for that matter.) Also, just so you know, a wet brush is still key.

If you are like me and already love some of Beautycounter’s products (hello eyeshadow palettes, body lotion, Citrus and Mimosa body bar, makeup remover wipes, etc etc etc), the Band of Beauty program is a great way to get discount on future purchases. You get a 15% product credit, free shipping on $100 or more, exclusive members-only deals, and a free Charcoal Cleansing Bar as a gift for becoming a member. You can read all about here.

As always, I’m happy to answer any questions in the comments! Good luck and good detangling.

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