Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends 8.7.20

Odds and Ends 8.7.20

1. This could be the funniest thing I’ve read since the pandemic started.

2. This principal wins all the awards.

3. For those of you who fell in love with Votary via Boxwalla, this month’s box is for you! I have seen such good results with the Votary products and they are incredible for sensitive skin.

4. Did you all see Black is King?

5. This makes me so sad in regards to Dr. Fauci.

6. Westman Atelier continues to blow me away. Here are my two new faves.

7. I feel you, Michelle Obama. I feel you.

8. 1 death every 80 seconds. Wow, that’s a really grim statistic.

9. A skew of overdramatic cats that deserve an Oscar.

10. This makes me LOL every time I see it. #foreveryoung #pleaseno

11. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview access for cardmembers is here!

12. I am completely and utterly obsessed with this sweater.

Happy Friday! We are heading back to OKC this weekend and then school starts on Monday! #holdme

image credit: helen frankenthaler


The Best Highlight Technique for Mature Skin

The Best Highlighters for Mature Skin

Adding a little bit of highlight to the face can make such a difference, but if you are over 40, you might run into some issues with most traditional shimmery highlighters. What seems to happen as we age and develop fine lines and wrinkles is that our beloved highlighters (even our holy grail ones from our 30s!) now creep into said fine lines. Not cool, man. Not cool at all.

You know what I’m talking about, ladies. Tiny little glitter particles settle themselves right into those lines, which does what? ACCENTUATES THEM. Downright unfair, if you ask me.

Well, I’ve searched the clean beauty sphere up and down for the best highlighters for ladies of a certain age and I’m here to share them all with you, as well as give you my tried-and-true application technique!



Odds and Ends

1. A list of all the words you are using wrong. I live for this stuff.

2. Read this to the end. I promise it’s worth it.

3. Chill with your screen time guilt!

4. If 2020 were a song. #nailedit

5. This skincare product is EVERYTHING. Wanting a moisturizer that isn’t a face oil, but also isn’t a full-on night cream? Run, don’t walk.

6. Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O Magazine. The first one ever without Oprah.

7. My favorite hand sanitizer is free with a $60+ purchase at Aillea through today! Use code WHOORLCLEAN.

8. Schitt’s Creek earns 15 Emmy nominations! So deserved.

9. New study shows wearing a mask not only protects those around you, but you are protected as well.

10. 100+ no-bake desserts for the summer heat.

11. Cleary these are my favorite cloth masks, but I’m intrigued by this one. Anyone out there using bandanas as face coverings and do they stay up?

12. This styling cream has been a lifesaver during this incredibly hot and humid summer. It smells so delicious too! (A list of all of my favorite hair products can be found here.)

13. John Lewis wrote this shortly before he died. What an incredible message that we all must enact.

Happy Friday to you. We are enjoying ourselves in Laguna Beach for a few weeks, although this summer is obviously quite different. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

image credit: milena marcia