Odds and Ends

Queen Elizabeth II: A life in photos.

Best under-the-radar TV shows.

Did you see my wear test of the best new mascara a few days ago!? No flakes, no smudges, just big ol’ lashes. (Video here.)

When, why, and how to get the new booster shot.

New love languages. #cantdealwithtypos

Where were you when Harry Styles spit on Chris Pines? (I have to say it…what is up with Chris Pines’ face?)

All of the people who tested me for COVID, ranked from worst to best. lol

Received a huge box of goodies from Westman Atelier this week and it reminded me of how much I love their cream blush sticks. I swatched my favorites (along with some other brands) here.

I’ve always loved Zooey Deschanel and I totally feel her when it comes to bangs.

Are lower-rise jeans coming back around? Please don’t go too low…my butt crack can’t take it.

I wore this lip gloss yesterday and was reminded of just how good it is. Makes my lips look impossibly plump and feel so soft and it’s worth every penny. (Nudie, Nice, and Buff are my faves. WHOORL15 for 15% off.)

Did I tell you I found the perfect white shirt?

Fall cocktail trends. I don’t know about fishy martinis, though.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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Odds and Ends

12 books to help you love reading again.

The average contestant on British baking shows vs. American baking shows.

I posted my all-time favorite sunscreen on IG Stories and folks went crazy over it because it’s on sale for $10 bucks. (Honestly, go ahead and get at least two because shipping takes forever and I promise you will love it.) SHOPWHOORL gets you an additional 10% off.

Clearly, corn is having a moment, but I’m not sure about these desserts.

The perfect retinol for sensitive skin and/or beginners. I apply it in this video. 15% with WHOORL15 today only!

Best fashion from the Venice Film Festival.

My (uber-detailed) 2022 hair routine went live on the blog yesterday.

4 exercises to help with pain due to computer slouching. (Who, me?)

My favorite probiotic is 25% off this weekend with LABORDAY22!

How your TV settings ruin movies.

For those of you entrenched in my white cowboy boot saga lol, they are going back…won’t get good ROI. I’m now obsessed with these.

I didn’t realize Industry released a second season. Super excited!

How to make it through heartbreak. I adore Martha Beck and this is such a wonderful read.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

image credit: mary jo o’gara via nickey kehoe



Time for an updated hair routine! In 2022, I’m still keeping my hair long (even though I cut off 5 inches this summer) with lots of layers and textured bangs. My stylist uses scissors to achieve this look, not a razor, although many stylists prefer a razor for shag-like styles. I prefer my ends not to be super feathery, although I occasionally trim my own bangs with a razor and scissors.

When I transitioned from blunt bangs and minimal layers to textured bangs and increased layers a couple of years ago, it made a world of difference in terms of styling time. Whereas I previously blow-dried my hair smooth and then used heat tools to create waves, I now embrace my natural waves and let my hair air dry. You all, the amount of time I have saved not having to blow dry my hair is pretty much astronomical and I am not mad about it. However, there are definitely some tricks to making my waves work for me.

So let’s walk through my full hair routine as well as my favorite products and tools!

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