Yea! Huzzah! Hooray! We made it to the weekend in what officially may go down as the craziest week ever.
Oh, my goodness, right?
Happy Caturday, my friend. We may be locked indoors. We may be tired of hearing terms like “self-quarantine,” “social distancing” and “fatality rate.” We may be stockpiling toilet paper, but it sure beats the alternative!
Oh, gosh, I’m anxious. Our little town in the Bay Area is really starting to shut down now. Businesses are closing left and right, and I just got an email from Connor’s school that they’re shutting down all classes for at least two weeks starting Monday. My hours also got cut at the bakery because nobody’s stockpiling cupcakes. Big box stores are swarming with people stockpiling cleaning supplies and pasta. (And some of them are behaving badly. Oh, the stories I’ve heard!)
So, yeah, it looks like I’ll be holed up here at home with Coywolf, PGR and El Hub for at least the next two weeks.
I think we could all use a little extra luck these days, so here we go…
And some weekend reading…
- Makeup stores are responding to COVID-19 by cancelling events, suspending beauty services and wiping down high traffic areas with Clorox every hour. Sephora is also banning in-store testing.
- Because you’re washing your hands a lot, here’s a list of the best hand creams, according to dermatologists.
- If you’re stuck at home, here are 12 famous museums that offer virtual tours from your couch.
- Last of the virus-related stories for now (I promise): how coronavirus is impacting the way makeup artists work.
- I’m feeling this blue eyeshadow Duchess of Sussex (otherwise known as Meghan Markle). Don’t you love how you can only really see it when she blinks? It’s subtle yet kinda flashy at the same time. Hmm… I think I just found my new makeup aesthetic.
- Staying in more often? (I take it your answer to this is “Yes.”) Perhaps you might want to do an at-home mani with Vogue’s step-by-step guide to the perfect manicure.
- Speaking of nail polish, Target is selling Peeps scented paint for your claws.
- “For far too long, women have been forced to submit to male workplace norms, especially those who serve in the military or in law enforcement. First responders and transit workers are often subject to dress codes that equate any expression of femininity with weakness. Defenders say we need uniformity because it’s key to maintaining authority within the ranks and with the public. But that uniformity has been built around a male body… In nearly every walk of life, women’s bodies are policed because of the fear of how men will react to them.” <---- I enjoyed this opinion piece on Danielle Outlaw, the new Philadelphia Police Commissioner and the first black woman to lead the 6,500-member department.
- We’re due here for some rain this weekend and next week, which leads me to the Hairbrella, a $35 hat designed to shield makeup and hair in high humidity, drizzle or downpour.
- Can you find the cat hiding on this bed? It took me a minute!
- Could this species of jellyfish be the future of human skin implants?
Just what I needed
Currently on repeat
I have no idea what’s going on here, but I’m into it.
PEEP THE KITTEH! (Also, once upon a time, I could play this.)
Just in case you were unaware, there’s an entire rabbit hole of cats on piano videos on YouTube.
Cracked me up! You know, I’d be one of those people having a full-on conversation with Dua Lipa, HA HA HA!
How are you holding up?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,