Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends 7.14.20

Odds and Ends 7.14.20

1. This 3-minute film is haunting. The pandemic is hard on everyone, but I feel so deeply for our youth.

2. White lies parents tell their kids. Some pretty good ones.

3. While we’re all staring out our windows, we might as well swap views.

4. Masks during the 1918 influenza.

5. We’re embarking on a massive road trip this weekend and I bought this, this, and this to avoid public restrooms if needed. I am nothing if not prepared. ;)

6. 1-day Flash Sale today only at Integrity Botanicals! 15% off orders $100 or more with code FLASHSALE.

7. Schooling in terms of social justice. Some should go, most should stay home.

8. One more week until my limited edition Skincare Favorites Kit is retired! It’s such a killer deal, especially when you use WHOORL15 to get an additional 15% off! (There are only 2 left!)

9. Michigan store owner buries 1 million dollars in jewelry for a real-life treasure hunt.

10. Virtual tour of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh’s tomb. Very cool.

11. I feel like I’ve become a caftan informant, but this one just released and it’s so pretty. (I have the same one in pink which sold out in less than a day – I bet this one will too!)

12. My favorite curling iron is half off! I also love this attachment for looser waves.

13. Did you see the photo of how a True Botanicals product healed my angry rash overnight?

14. New research shows that narcissists and psychopaths are less likely to wear masks. If the shoe fits…

15. Y’all, don’t mess with bison. (Why are people approaching bison in the first place?)

16. Netflix renews The Crown for a sixth season. What are you all watching right now? I need a good series STAT.

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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Best of The Best: True Botanicals

Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again green beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.

True Botanicals review

photo by Ely Fair 

Best Of The Best: True Botanicals

True Botanicals products are some of the best in clean beauty – I have used their skincare products for years and they continue to impress me as time passes. Incredible for so many skin types, including sensitive skin, the reduction I’ve seen in the signs of aging personally has been incredible.

What Is True Botanicals

Let me give you a little rundown on True Botanicals as a company. Hillary Peterson and Christina Mace-Turner first crossed paths on the trails of Marin, California. Their shared love of nature and mutual frustration with an extremely outdated beauty industry soon sparked a partnership – with Hillary’s expertise in skincare and Christina’s deep understanding of tech, the two have dedicated themselves to disrupting the category, delivering superior results without harm to skin, health, or environment.

Hillary and Christina set out to create the world’s first line of luxury anti-aging products that were also certified MADE SAFE™. The result is a collection of super-concentrated, bio-active formulations that deliver clinically proven results without compromising your health. The products in the line contain a higher quantity of high-quality ingredients than even the most venerable luxury brands in department stores. They did that by eliminating the costs of the traditional distribution model (bye!) and embracing the next generation of commerce. This approach has another key benefit: they’re able to work directly with their clientele and offer a far higher level of personal service to ensure you achieve the results you desire. (And this is the truth – I have had many questions, and they are always addressed by the team. Superior customer service!)

Let’s talk about the products.



Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends 7.17.20

Odds and Ends 7.17.20

1. Iconic album covers recreated by care home residents. This is BRILLIANT.

2. How a history textbook would describe 2020 so far.

3. Y’all, there’s a Schitt’s Creek Lego Set. I’m complete.

4. Did you see the two guys trying to hand out free masks in Huntington Beach? Hilarious yet totally depressing.

5. Speaking of masks, if we all wore one, we could get Coronavirus under control in 4-8 weeks. Mask up, my friends! My personal favorites are these ones.

6. One of my fave sustainable clothing brands is having a huge sale right now. I have several jumpsuits, dresses, and pants and they are all so easy to wear.

7. How to road trip safely this summer.

8. OMG, teens will try anything to score booze. Not the *worst* idea…

9. What an incredible big brother!

10. Are you like me, always freezing indoors due to blasting AC in the summer? This is the perfect top to throw over anything and look totally chic.

11. Is the moon’s south pole hiding something massive and mysterious?

12. How the American idiot made America unlivable. Great read.

13. THIS. I am constantly in awe over the cognitive dissonance surrounding this pandemic.

14. 80s kids will love this. Oh, the memories.

15. Wolves have helped to stabilize the ecosystem at Yellowstone.

16. Former Americans share the biggest differences in their lives after leaving the US.

17. Such a beautiful LEMLEM sarong. Also, this caftan while we’re at it.

18. The fact that there’s a PBS show entitled “It’s Okay To Be Smart” is the greatest thing EVER. This is a great episode.

19. My most-worn sandal this summer.

20. I started this and it is SO DAMN HARD. Like, the hardest workout I’ve ever done. #whysohard #bloodsweatandleanthighsplease

image credit: sarah walsh