Um…how many fall wreathes does one home need? — because even though I just put up this Pier 1 fall leaf wreath (say that five times fast), I kindasorta also want this one I saw at Trader Joe’s…
Don’t ask me why I have a soft spot for circular autumnal decor. There’s no rhyme or reason. I’m just into it!
I also saw pumpkins at TJ’s when I was there and wanted to get one, but I’m afraid it’ll be rotten by the time Halloween rolls around. But seeing as how so many people start decorating for Christmas right after the last trick-or-treaters go home, I dunno… Maybe it makes sense to get a starter pumpkin now.
Have you started putting up any fall decorations?
Wait — before you answer that, your reading for the weekend…
- Want to save some 💰 shopping at
the mothershipSephora? Here are 6 ways to save your hard-earned coin, according to Sephora ex-employees.
- A male Shadow Creek High School student in Pearland, Texas recently received disciplinary action for refusing to take off his makeup. The school says that he violated a rule in the district’s dress code that reads, “Boys may not wear makeup,” and now community members have banded together to support him, saying that the rule is outdated.
- Fave read of the week: this piece on Terry Barbar, a MAC artist who’s been with the brand for 25 years. He says: “Truly, MAC lipsticks were known through word of mouth because everyone in the fashion industry had been talking about how they were given out at shoots, things like, ‘Linda Evangelista wore this…’ So people came in asking for the shade they’d heard about, which meant the brand sold makeup in a completely different way to everyone else. At the time, all the other brands were selling luxury, which almost said, ‘You can hope to be this but you never will be.’ Whereas with MAC, I think it immediately gave people products they could use themselves. They worked; they gave people an immediate identity.”
- 10 famous authors and their cats, including one of my childhood faves, Judy Blume. She had a calico!
- Thinking about starting your own business? Perhaps in beauty? Then you might be interested in what Karissa Bodnar, the founder of Thrive Cosmetics, a direct-to-consumer brand that sells vegan, cruelty-free makeup made without parabens, latex and sulfates, has to say about growing your beauty business. The former makeup artist and formulator for L’Oreal says that it’s important to know and understand the “why” behind your business from day one. “There’s nobody that’s going to work as hard as you,” she says, “and if you don’t know your why — why you’re starting this business — it’s going to be really tough when you’re up at 4 a.m, printing labels and packing orders for customers.”
- I’ve always been interested in the path people take to discovering their love of makeup. For John Reel, a young Nebraska man who loves wearing makeup, it helped him build his confidence.
- 11 beauty lessons a young woman learned from her makeup artist mom
- I’m always keeping an eye out for new indie brands, and this one from San Francisco looks promising. Christina Choi Cosmetics is aimed at a diverse audience — professional women, moms and the transgender community. Christina began her beauty career at MAC and BareMinerals and started her own line in 2011. Everything’s made in the USA, and you can check it out online or at her Union Square studio at 500 Sutter St. and Powell.
All hail the genius who decided that Channing Tatum needed to lip sync Beyoncé
I had no idea En Vogue was still touring, did you?!
I’m finally going to see the Crazy Rich Asians movie today! Gonna drive out to my parents’ house in the East Bay to see it with my high school friends, Jen and Cindy, while Connor hangs out with her Lola and Lolo (those are the Tagalog words for “grandma” and “grandpa”).
What’s your plan for this beautiful Caturday?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,