Morning! Got a little cheese to go with your coffee today. 🙂 LOL. Perhaps some yummy gouda with a sprinkle of fresh mozzarella?
No, seriously, that quote at the top is only partially for you. It’s also for me, because I’ve been thinking lately about making a career change/adjustment. Basically, I love Makeup and Beauty Blog, and I have no intention of ever stopping it, but I’m starting to really miss going someplace to work…
Don’t get me wrong! Tabs is a wonderful 🐱 employer. He’s fair, generous, fluffy, and I get fantastic fringe benefits (unlimited kitty hugs and purrs), but he isn’t a big conversationalist, and I’m really starting to miss talking to, you know…people.
But change is scary, especially when you don’t know what it is you want to change yet!
Anyway, I wonder sometimes what it must be like for people who live life — not necessarily without fear — but with a strong sense of purpose and a natural inclination to focus on all of the things that could go right, instead of focusing on the things that could go wrong (which is what I tend to do). What must that be like?
Do you think about things like that? Do you lean toward thinking about the good things that could happen, or the bad? Sometimes I think there’s no possible way to predict how something will go until you take a leap.
Yes, I’m feeling extra corny today, and I haven’t had enough coffee yet, so I don’t know if anything I just said makes any sense. Haha! 🙂
Onward to this week’s stories…
Artist and MIT grad Ani Liu creates perfumes that smell like people…specifically individuals you know and love. She claims to have figured out a way to describe someone in scent FOREVER, thereby evoking memories of them with just one whiff.
So far, she’s bottled the scents of her husband, herself, her parents, a lab mate, and a chemist who helped her.
Sounds very 🚀 sci-fi, doesn’t it?
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the only women’s professional baseball ⚾ league in U.S. history, which ran from 1943 to 1954. Their motto? “Play like a man, look like a lady.”
When the league started, looking feminine on the field was a big deal, and players were required to wear lipstick. The league even had a “charm school,” which was run by Helena Rubinstein, a famous beauty powerhouse at the time.
Working in nail salons may get safer if a new bill becomes law at the federal level. Last week U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., introduced The Environmental Justice Right to Know Act, a bill which would direct the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to research ventilation in beauty salons and determine a healthy level of ventilation for workers. It would also require (and this is big) The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to report to Congress on the long-term negative health effects of chemicals in beauty products.
- Somebody created nails that look like teeth, and quite frankly they’re my nightmare.
- If you’re in the mood for a fun art project and have an extra bottle of nail polish lying around, try marbling a vase or a pitcher.
I gotta hand it to Jean Paul Gaultier… He seems like a classy guy! When he was asked about the similarities between his Le Classique perfume bottle and the new Kim Kardashian West KKW Body perfume, instead of throwing shade, he downplayed the whole thing by saying, “I couldn’t put my body [for a women’s perfume], so I put a different body. She did her own body, so it’s different.”
- In countries outside the U.S., perfumes for babies and children are commonplace.
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day, OK? I hope to see you in the comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,