Friday Flotsam

Freh! Ri! Deh! Ay!

mums and boots

Can we talk makeup for a hot sec?

ALL THE BAES BE LIKE JEAH, QUEEN. (<–total douche sentence. let’s just move forward.)

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve used Glossier, but apparently according to the current Facebook and Instagram algorithm, their ads in my face every other hour have other plans for my life.

Okay fiiiine, Glossier.

And I know it’s a total teenybopper line, but I can’t help it all those fresh, dewy faces! It’s like the FORBIDDEN FRUIT for over-40 women. And I’m here for it.

My question IS – have any of you ever used their new matte lipsticks? Those shades are slaying me, but I think it’s more about their perfect little young faces and full lips and high cheekbones and perfect little faces.

Oh – and the new eyebrow stick thingy – The Brow Flick. Have any of you used that? I think I just like saying brow flick.

white pumps

Actually – you know what – WOMEN OVER 40: tell me your very favorite makeup brand. I use a hodge podge of brands like IT Cosmetics, Urban Decay (still not sure why the word DECAY is in a makeup brand), Burt’s Bees (the peach pond stick is the most incredible shade for cheekbones! that one’s free), Nars, Thrive, etc.

But it’s been a minute since we’ve talked about makeup (this post is very estrogeny today. sorry, brahs!) and I feel like there’s probably a whole new wooooorld of new goodies out there that I obviously need to know about.

What are you slathering?

apple reaching

Okay I have another question.

And this one’s fun.

Not that makeup’s not fun.

But this is funner.

More fun.

More funner.

Confession: I’m not really into fake pumpkin-y smells. Like a pumpkin spiced candle? Pass. Faux apple pie scent? Naw. I’m more of a nag champa incense burnin’, a vintage rose candle flickerin’, or a rosemary spruce essential oils diffusin’ kind of gal in my daily day.

But I think I NEED A FALL SCENT UP IN THIS HOOD. (<–I have no idea what’s wrong with me today.)

I save the pine candles for December (Meyers is the most bomb scent in the entire world. that one’s free.) But – suuuuurely you know of a fab fall scent I could amazon prime! OIL, CANDLE, HAIR OF A BABY CHINCHILLA – Whatever it takes.

What are you burning?

apple pie making

You cannot borrow toilet paper.

The end.

creepy corn field

Weekend plans?

We’re hosting our spooky back yard movie tomorrow night! THAT IS, if Mama Nay Nay isn’t a total bia and moves the rain outta here by 3pm. Or before. Preferably before. Or not at all.

We landed ON: opening with Charlie Brown, obviously. Then, since we’ve got tiny humans with attention spans like drunk hummingbirds, another 30 minute cartoon classic – Ichabod Crane and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Spooky enough, short enough, and everyone can still be in bed by 9pm. And by everyone I mean me.

Book front: 140 pages into Little Women and I just looooove it! What a cozy book. Everything is so sweet and funny and dramatic, “We must be elegant or die!” <–my new mantra.

Music front: You best git in this.

Movie front: watched The Witch last night – UM HELLO, CREEPVILLE. All I know is that I’m so glad we live in 2019. And have subtitles.

What are you cooking for dinner tonight?

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25 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Daniela October 4, 2019 at 7:30 am #
    Currently burning Meyers Apple Cider and next one up is Acorn Spice. Very cozy scents.
    • Bev Weidner October 4, 2019 at 8:12 am #
      Ooooooo Meyer can do no wrong! Ordering pronto.
    • Marielle Harrington October 4, 2019 at 11:06 am #
      I'm already burning my Paddywax Balsam Fir candle. :0 I love pumpkin but that pumpkin spice kills my brain
  2. Nancy October 4, 2019 at 8:24 am #
    I use 100% Pure mascara. It's fruit pigmented and all natural and I love it. I tried Beauty Counter and was NOT impressed, especially at that price point. I've also used 100%'s concealer, which I like too. But I tried a different brand of all natural concealer last time I purchased but dang it, I can't think of the name. So I guess that's helpful :) Happy Friday!
  3. Andrea October 4, 2019 at 8:33 am #
    Nest, pumpkin chai, the end. As for makeup I'm almost 47, gasp, and still use a hodge podge of everything. Charlotte Tilbury is always a fave, as is Tom Ford eye shadows. Pricey but worth it for old crepey eyes.
  4. Jenn P October 4, 2019 at 9:28 am #
    The matte lipsticks are cheap enough that you can get one and try it. The brow flick is not worth it, but the boy brow isn't bad. But the cloud paints are the best. I'm 41, and If I'm putting on blush that day, it's a cloud paint. Otherwise, I'm slathering whatever works on my face - Charlotte Tilbury, UD, First Aid Beauty, Laura Mercier, etc. And I'm still a 12 year old girl and love the Bath & Body Works "Leaves" candle. It's lovely.
  5. Anonymous October 4, 2019 at 10:36 am #
    Trader Joe’s has vanilla pumpkin and honey crisp apple candles for $4!
    • Bev Weidner October 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm #
      Okay I'll have to go give a sniff! (that came out weird.)
  6. Mary October 4, 2019 at 10:47 am #
    Over 40 here. Love Charlotte Tilbury, UD and my Milk Kush mascara. I stand with you on Pumpkin Spice candles. No Bueno.
  7. Angelina E October 4, 2019 at 11:59 am #
    I am a diffuser gal and have been adding Clove to EVERYTHING, including my more floral oils. It compliments them all and it adds fall warmth without adding a particular holiday. Or, Patchouli, orange, Idaho Blue Spruce - these are all so dreamy. I even made them into room and linen sprays!
    • Bev Weidner October 4, 2019 at 1:34 pm #
      Ummmm I love every single word you're saying right now.
  8. Rachel October 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm #
    'Harvest' scent, from Yankee Candle. Love it.
  9. Jennifer Howard October 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm #
    For clean beauty, give me all the ILIA. Their mascara is amazing, and as soon as I run out of my non-clean IT CC cream and Nars concealer, I'm giving their foundation and concealer a try too.
  10. Julie October 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm #
    I am 35, 36 next month, and Ive converted to only using their Matte lipsticks. They are truely matte, truely buildable color. My favorite shade are Jam (great for fall) and all summer I wore Crush, a perfect hot pink, but still respectable for a mom of three :) I do have the red Poppy one, but it isn't a perfect red...more orange. Maybe it's just me, I am fair and blond. But Jam and Crush, I'll be buying forever.
  11. Joan October 4, 2019 at 9:11 pm #
    Agree totally about Glossier. But I can't stop looking. Or buying and I'm older than all of y'all combined! I'm not a fan of their matte lipsticks. Mine broke on day 2 and had a weird smell - probably should have contacted them but I know they'd just think I did something wrong and I can't deal with all that judging. Here are their tried and true for me though: Boy Brow, Lash Slick mascara (looks like natural lashes but better and zero clumping) and Bubble Wrap eye & lip cream. It doesn't add shine or whatever is happening with that model's lips but feels good and I wanna believe it's working. But when I need to be serious about how I look = Bobbi Brown. Laura Mercier. MAC.
    • Samantha October 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm #
      Joan! I can't speak to the matte lipsticks, but Glossier's customer service is superb! I had an issue and had the same assumptions, but sent them a quick email nevertheless and they were wonderful and sent a complimentary replacement. Just thought I'd throw that out there :)
  12. Catherine October 5, 2019 at 9:20 am #
    Over 40 here and I love most of the Drunk Elephant skin care line, it’s a little spendy but works really well! I also use CE Ferulic from skinceuticals and it changed my skin, makes me glowy and dewy like I’m still 31 and gorgeous! Again this one is a splurge but a miracle worker! I’m not a huge pumpkin spice girl either, so for fall I’ve been burning the fig and olive branch fragrance from dw home, so clean and crisp yet falliish. Happy weekend!
  13. Sammi October 5, 2019 at 11:04 am #
    I used to be anti bath and body works (not natural enough for my hippy roots, I guess. 🤷🏼‍♀️), but their candle “leaves” is amazing. It was a whole thing last year and I walked into a friend’s house and was shocked by the amazing scent. She swore that was all it was, and darned if I didn’t light the candle in my kitchen and smell it all over my house. It’s a clovey, cinnamony goodness. It makes me happy just thinking about it.
  14. Allison October 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm #
    I'm really into the K- beauty world for skincare. I use Peach & Lily products and their website for research. For makeup I use stuff from either beautycounter or Ever both clean, but BC is cleaner. And in full disclosure, my makeup is eyes, cheeks & lips...I know squat about foundations, primers or powders. And I love all the pumpkin spice smells. Thymes or good ol bath and body are my go to candles. I also love antique candle company on IG.
  15. Lynda October 5, 2019 at 7:21 pm #
    I'm into diffusing clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange and ginger essential oils - they smell amazing together! I'm over 50 and have tried every make up brand out there - I'm trying to "clean" up my skincare and makeup products and I am currently loving Young Living's mineral based makeup! I also love Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Primer and Pacifica Pink Nudes Mineral eyeshadows - both are available at Target. Movie night sounds so fun!!
  16. Emily October 5, 2019 at 11:22 pm #
    Well I’m totally getting some Meyers candles now. Didn’t even know they existed, and we do use their hand and dish soaps! Yay. I don’t have any candle suggestions.... a friend makes them homemade, so I’ve been burning hers. as for make-up, I love Tarte. All of it- but the BB cream is my JAM. I use it as foundation and it’s the perfect coverage without making me feel like a mannequin. They also have fantastic eye shadow palettes annndddd fabulous lipsticks. Glosses, mattes, moisturizing... whatever you need. And their mascara rocks too. Anyway- obvi I’m a fan. I hope scary movie night was a grand success!!!
  17. Tracy October 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm #
    You've inspired me to read Little Women! I just finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz and it's sequel Cilka's Journey. HIGHLY recommend! Both so good. Anthro has a great line of candles: Several good scents.
  18. Dena October 7, 2019 at 9:13 am #
    Frosted Cranberry candle from Bath and Body Works.........fall and winter scent
  19. Sabrina October 9, 2019 at 6:17 am #
    I love Diptyque Baies it is a scent from heaven. It is a black current meets rose. The candles are very pricey but last a long time.
  20. Anna June 12, 2021 at 7:05 am #
    Thank you for sharing your experience, it's really interesting. I rarely use make-up products, often only care cosmetics. But somehow I opt for clean, non-toxic products, and my skin is very grateful for that. This blog helped me with choosing clean eye primers, you can also find a lot of other useful information there

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