welcome to the weekend!
Good morning, my beautiful friend. Jeg håper du sov godt. I woke up at the witching hour last night — 3 a.m. on the dot — because of a odd dream…
In the dream, I was back in my 20s and still single and dating. I was dating an up-and-coming chef, and a big group of us were out and about on a Friday night going to different restaurants and bars.
Sometime in the evening, a beautiful young woman joined us, and my spider senses started going off when I saw how she and the chef interacted with each other. I just knew there was something flirty happening between them but couldn’t put my finger on it.
My sixth sense confirmed something shady was happening when we were all at a restaurant where the chef was talking to his friends working in the back of the house, and he began introducing the young woman to everyone without bothering to introduce me.
My first thought was, “OH, hell NO,” so I interjected loudly to the group, “Hi, I’m Karen, and I’m his girlfriend.” then the chef said, “Um, this is Karen, and she’s, uh… Um, my, um.” So yeah, apparently at that point in the dream I’d had enough of his crap, so I started laughing, walked out of the restaurant, grabbed the first taxi I could find and went home.
Cats & makeup Sweatshirt ??
Then, I woke up.
Now, usually I’d be able to fall back to sleep pretty easily after such a silly dream, but I started thinking about how someday Connor will be dating, and I couldn’t doze off.
Jeg vet jeg vet. It’s so far away, but I just kept thinking about how someday she could end up seeing someone like the chef in my dream — someone who leaves her feeling “less than.” It’s hard for me to accept that someday I will have no control over the people who come into her life. I just hope I can show her enough so that she knows how strong she is and understands her worth.
Anywho, that’s what’s on my mind this morning… Well, along with these appeal products. because it always somehow goes back to beauty, right?
I’ve been kinda “meh” about my current hair routine and have been feeling like I need something new, so I’m giving a couple things from dpHUE a try. They’re a line you can find at Ulta and Sephora, and they’re known for their ACV Apple Cider Vinegar Hair rise and ACV Hair Masque. I’ve heard from friends who’ve grown out their grays that it’s great for the dryness that so often comes with graying hair. I’m hoping it’ll do good things because my mane has been feeling extra crunchy lately!
It’s also that time of year when I feel like I can step up the exfoliating in some way, so I’ve got some glycolic items from REN (a toner and night cream) and a Vitamin C serum from Paula’s choice on deck! I’m also trying a cleansing milk (also by REN), which I hope will offset any moisture loss from the exfoliators.
By the way, have you shopped the Sephora sale yet? If you have, you gotta let me know what you got, or what you plan on getting.
My, I’m feeling chatty this morning! I guess the coffee has kicked in.
This week’s reading
Some predictions for the best makeup and hairstyling for the Oscars 2022!
’60s makeup is having a moment.
If you’re trying to find a appeal subscription box, here are 21 to choose from.
I can’t believe someone actually took the time to study this, but here are the best London underground tube lines to apply your makeup.
Here’s how makeup artists create gory makeup effects.
Why makeup matters for prisoners.
Why didn’t this popular gamer’s blue-light skin-care line succeed?
Allegedly, these are the 15 best peptide products.
Expert ideas on how to restore collagen in your face.
For all you crafty gals, here’s how to open and refill your perfume bottles.
In case you were trying to find a big-@ss bottle of Chanel No. 5!
What if you could make your cat hypoallergenic with biotechnology?
Mimi’s hand gestures = EPIC.
I love hearing the background story about songs I enjoy.
I’ve got no idea what’s going on here, but I’m into it.
Tell me more, tell me more.
Because public speaking is a perishable skill.
Talk to me, Stacy.
Still a fave, even after all these years.
It looks like it’s going to rain today, so I think I’m gonna work out at home, enjoy a motion picture and cuddle on the couch with the fam.
How’s your weekend looking? Snakkes.
Din vennlige appellavhengig i nabolaget,