Happy Caturday, fabulous! 🐱 I hope you slept well. If I haven’t thanked you for the encouragement in the pre-pregnancy clothes post a few weeks ago, thank you very much! Your suggestions were very helpful. I really, really needed the push.
I actually *finally* got some bottoms that fit me properly, and I’ve come to the realization that I’m now a better fit for “curvy” pants, not just because of how my body changed since the baby, but also because I’ve been doing lots of squats since last year, so I have more muscle on my booty and thighs. ‘Tis a good — no, a GREAT — thing!
So, I am now the happy owner of a pair of these J. Crew shorts, which just happen to be on killer sale at the moment using promo code GETAWAY.
The High-rise denim short in Brixton wash, originally $79.50, are on sale for $42 through May 28. The denim feels soft and structured, and they’re short-but-not-too short.
I already love ’em. In fact, I’m finally ditching the two pairs of ill-fitting denim booty shorts I’ve worn for the last two summers.
Before the sale ends in a couple days, I also want to grab a pair of these cute 3″ olive shorts with a scalloped hem (cute touch!). They’re $32 with the same GETAWAY code, down from $59.50.
I figure, the olive is neutral, so they should go with most everything.
Thank you again for the encouragement. Now, onward to today’s Saturday Surfing…
You might notice something a little different now when you go shopping for beauty products at big department stores like Nordstrom and Saks. To lure more shoppers…many of the big stores are phasing out traditional single-brand counters and replacing them with a more Sephora-like open floor plan, with more and more products from under-the-radar brands.
It’s kinda like if someone were to drop a giant SpaceNK into a Nordies.
Sephora will soon offer new classes for transgender folks wanting to learn more about makeup. Their 90-minute “Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community” classes start in June and will cover makeup products and application techniques. Cool!
I really hope that Meghan Markle’s royal wedding makeup will start a trend toward more approachable makeup looks, and this author thinks it’s going to have long-term effects on the scene.
“Despite the seeming simplicity of Markle’s makeup,” Cheryl Wischhover writes, “it might be poised to have a radical effect on beauty trends. In the world of makeup right now, the two most popular trends fall on opposite and extreme ends of an aesthetic continuum. On one end, you have what is known in Instagram makeup vernacular as ‘glam.’ On the other, there is ‘no-makeup makeup.’ Markle came down clearly on the ‘no-makeup makeup’ side. It’s a big deal that she made such a statement publicly because the beauty world is at a tipping point, with the push and pull of more versus less makeup bubbling up in pop culture.”
I want to check out all 15 of these makeup brands, all of which are made for deeper skintones *and* owned by women of color.
OK, someone’s coffee needs a refill! ☕☺️ Have a great rest of your day and a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Let me know what you’re up to.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,