I’ve been feeling a little like this picture this week… Scattered all over the place.
Why are humans so inconsistent? One week I feel motivated and organized and ready to go, and then I have a week like this one, where I never felt like I was firing on all cylinders.
I dunno… It’s just weird.
The past few weekends, I woke up on Saturday revved up and ready to kick @ss. Not today, though.
I still have to get a few things done, like, I need to do the bare minimum of cleaning (just to keep from completely losing my sh*t next week), but I’m gonna stop after I do a quick once-over of the bathroom, speed vacuuming and ONLY one or two loads of laundry.
But that’s it.
Man, I was feeling all over the place yesterday, so I did my thing with the timer. I set it for 20-minute blocks a few times during which I only worked on one task at a time. And after each 20-minute block, I took a 10-minute break.
It helps, but it wasn’t enough.
Yes, I know I’ve talked about this trick before and must sound like a broken record. I’m sorry. Please feel free to slip into that daydream about Viggo Mortensen while I babble…
I really need to refill my well this weekend, so I’m not going to push myself. After a little cleaning, I just want to read and rest. Ahh… That sounds nice. ?
Speaking of reading (and weak transitions), I found a few interesting things on the Interwebz this week…
- Allegedly, these leggings are like sports bras for your booty.
- SkinStore is having a Labor Day sale. Use code BEAUTY to take 20% off everything site-wide from Peter Thomas Roth, Sunday Riley, GlamGlow, Illamasqua and more.
- Next month Pat McGrath releases a permanent collection of makeup at Sephora, and it looks luxe, OMG!
- My friend Rae recently wrote an interesting op-ed for Teen Vogue — which, by the way, has been KILLING IT lately — called “Why the Trope of Rebellious Asian Women With Colorful Hair Is Problematic.”
- There’s actually something called “a bone lift,” and it’s for your face.
- Researchers at Harvard believe that they have found the next Einstein, and she’s 23.
- Whoop-whoop! If you’re an Amazon Prime member, look for special discounts at Whole
- How Martha Stewart finishes all the stuff she needs to get done
- Got long locks? Here’s how to How to Bring Out the Wave in Long Hair bring out the wave in that magnificent mane.
- I’m trying to “chill out” and resist my makeup hoarder tendencies (really!), but Makeup Museum’s display of summer makeup — especially the vintage 1940s compact — is making it hard, man!
- For my fellow GoT fiends: wild theories about Daenerys’ new hair!
- Now that’s a real-deal, fancy-schmancy makeup organizer.
Have a good one, babe! ? I’d love to hear from you.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If you’re anywhere near Hurricane Harvey right now, I’m sending warm, dry thoughts. I hope you’re OK.
P.P.S. If your urge to read hasn’t been quenched, here’s a look baaack at the MBB archives…
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