Friday Flotsam


Do you shower in a shower cap?

Are shower caps even around still? Are we into shower caps?

Because you know how I only wash my hair every other quarter. Well clearly this puts me in the market for a SHOWER.CAP. because my bangs get wet (more like a mix between damp and moist, but I value you so I won’t use the two words. The damp and moist words.) every time, and I always forget to pin them back before the shower.

But you can’t pin them back because then it will leave a dent in the bangs and that will jack the styling, you see.

I need a shower cap.

And I mean, are we just Amazoning our shower caps? Are there stylish shower caps these days? Ones with simple prints or good colors? Because you know I need to look somewhere between Grey Gardens and a Golden Girl. Obviously.

Show me the shower caps you use! And if that’s too personal well then what are we even doing here?

Speaking of, I need a new nail polish.

Something for summer! Something in the nude family, maybe a hint of pink? Gold? Something that will make me look tan and about 20 years younger.

I’ve used Deborah Lippmann’s Baby Love for y e a r s, but they don’t make it anymore. Or they only make the gel pro lab whateverwhatever. And it’s a great color! Soft and feminine, with a touch of cream. I love it. But I’m feeling like a switcherup.

AND HERE’S A QUESTION – do you wear the same shade on your toes? I’ve always worn a bold red on my toes, because that splash of color on the ends of my toes makes it look like the nails are actually there and not in fact paper cuts. I’m wondering what sort of color you wear on your toes during the summer, and if they match your fingers. Or is it better for them not to match? To match, or not to match.


I had this super stylish friend in college who grew out her toenails until they extended past her toes. I would look like prison but for some reason on her it was spectacular. We’d go to this jazzy bistro and sit in a corner booth, and she’d cross her legs right at her calves, showing off her tan feet and her long toenails in her strappy heels. And it was like, swoon buckets. Every time. Is that gross?

Never mind.

We’re going on our street taco crawl today!

You see, the children (said like Maria von Trapp) get out of school in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! Less than! So we’re trying to squeeze in the last of adult fun stuff before they’re in our faces all summer. Not that we can’t do this with them. It’s simply that we don’t want to. Ya feel it?

We’ve chosen these four places, if you want to crawl with us. (cyber crawl, ya creepster! jk i love you)

We’ll start at Ricos Tacos Lupe. (my favorite!) Then head to KCK for El Camino Real. (never been!) Then after that pop over to Carniceria y Tortilleria San Antonio. (also never been!) Then we’ll end at The Corner Lalo’s Kitchen. (also never been!) In other words, BLORB.

I want one taco at each place, all different. Al Pastor, carnitas, a trendy birria, and something else. Chicken? I dunno. I’ll be documenting all the stops in Stories, if y’awna follow! Remember how we did this in New England a few summers ago? But with pizza and LOBSTER ROLLS. Ugh, I can’t type lobster roll without my face falling off in a pool of drool.

I’ll be wearing an elastic waistband, thank ya vera much.

About to finish The Last Flight (SO GOOD) and start Beach Read. What are you reading?

Weekend plans?

It’s supposed to rain for DAYS starting late tonight. I’m keeping a chill attitude, though. Aside from normal weekend shnizz, we’ve got nothing! I’m going to shoot a creamy chicken enchilada pasta bake for you on Sunday and get that to you super soon. Get excited.

From this week, in case you missed it!::: Mini Leek and Pepperoni Naan Pizzas! Cute, delish and you need them. And then Roasted Chickpeas with Seared Halloumi and Radishes! Weird, yet SO GOOD you will freak.

Okay, shower caps and nail polish – spill it!

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16 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Michelle May 14, 2021 at 8:56 am #
    I'm currently obsessed with Static Nails' Liquid Glass Laquers. You have to use the whole system (base coat, color, and top coat) but it dries soooooo quickly and stays on very well. I'm currently wearing Parisian Pink, but have several others including Havana (so good for fall) and Fetish. I'm eyeing Miami Beach for the summer!
  2. Amanda May 14, 2021 at 9:01 am #
    Fellow PV-er and found my favorite nude color (OPI tickle my France-y). Good on toes too! Shocked I haven’t run into you at French Market yet because we live there (also). Cheers!
  3. Tess May 14, 2021 at 9:16 am #
    I’ve heard the Drybar shower cap is the best in all the land! Nothing gets in. I don’t usually match the nails & toes ~ just complimentary colors. Have a fun Friday taco crawl ~ jelly!
  4. Megan May 14, 2021 at 9:23 am #
    Yes to shower caps! I used one from DryBar for years (not sure if years is acceptable for this kind of thing). Recently I bought a great black and white stripe from Kitsch, which you can find online or Ulta carries that brand. The Kitsch option has a very cute look and throwback feel.
  5. Stephanie May 14, 2021 at 9:38 am #
    Yes, yes, yes to shower caps! I definitely Amazon them. I use the Amazerbath brand. Comes in a three pack! Nice snug fit (which is something I searched high and low for! The others were all too loose around my head and water seeped in!)
  6. samantha b May 14, 2021 at 10:04 am #
    my shower cap is from kitsch and makes me feel so stylish if that matters while showering ?
  7. Cheyenne May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am #
    I wrap my hair is a room essentials hair towel when I don’t wash it and olive + june for nail polish. Both can be bought at target and olive + june has an insta with tons of tutorials! I teach pre-k and that stuff lasts!
  8. Kristin May 14, 2021 at 11:07 am #
    Just started reading Marcus Samuelsson's book Yes, Chef, and it is starting out strong. He has a fascinating history, and it's super well-written. I almost want to try herring when we eventually get to Sweden (thanks, COVID), just not pickled.
  9. Kelsey May 14, 2021 at 11:44 am #
    Absolutely to shower caps! I use a Kitsch one I’ve had for a couple years (is that gross????), it’s tight and cute! Usually use regular Essie or Essie gel couture nail polish-NEVER match toes and fingers. I always go for darker on the toes and lighter on the fingers-always a mauve-y purple-y red/pink color.
  10. pathom May 14, 2021 at 3:06 pm #
    I have a shower cap from CVS that legit makes me look like Martha Washington and I love it. Never match my fingers and toes, but always go bolder on the toes.
    • Becky May 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm #
      Very passionate about shower caps. I got mine from Sally beauty supply. It is leopard print on the outside feels like a rain coat on the outside and inside is like a towel material. It isn't plastic-y at all. So nice, highly recommend if you don't wash your hair daily you need a cap!
  11. Ashley May 14, 2021 at 3:48 pm #
    I just bought Londontown's Illuminating Nail Concealer and am obsessed. Sheer with a hint of pink and no streaking.
  12. Nicole May 14, 2021 at 8:03 pm #
    Nails must match toes! OPI in Funny Bunny! Matches everything. The 4 winds. So good!
  13. Faith May 15, 2021 at 10:16 am #
    I have a kitsch shower cap, too. No complaints and it’s cute. I use Olive and June Polish. But I don’t have signature colors I like to change it up. Rarely do my toes and fingers match. But oddly they do this week. I am wearing Lava- an orangey-red.
  14. Steph P May 16, 2021 at 9:46 pm #
    I vote for the DryBar shower cap!
  15. Klara Donovan May 24, 2021 at 4:09 am #
    Heck yes to shower caps. I have never not worn one (other than when I wash my hair obvi). My current one is filled with blue glitter. Like those confetti balloons where the confetti flutters around inside all loosely. But blue glitter. It’s actual magic, if you’re into that kind of thing. Not everyone is. But I am.

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