My Latest Snag: Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Face Mask.
I actually purchased this highly-buzzed-about face mask awhile ago but had not tested it until recently as I have been attempting to be more deliberate about introducing new skincare into my regimen. I wish I hadn’t waited to so long because I am obsessed with it. I put it on as the last layer in my evening skincare regimen* and left it on over night — my skin looked so bright and happy the next morning! Buy it at Walmart — it’s for some reason $20 cheaper than anywhere else.
*My evening skincare regimen: remove makeup with Bioderma micellar water and Muji facial cotton; apply Glycolic Elite 15% wipes; moisturize with Wild Rose night brightening facial cream (15% off this weekend). When I used the face mask, I skipped the moisturizing stage.
P.S. Can’t stop staring at the bathroom above. Love love love love love. A perfect blend of old and new.
You’re Sooooo Popular: An Under-$100 Stunner.
The most popular items on the blog this past week:
+Eyelet maxi — 25% off this weekend if you’re a member of the AnthroPerks program.
+CUTEST one-piece (extra 25% off with code MDW25).
#Turbothot: Will We Ever Shake Hands Again?
My sister and I were musing over whether this pandemic will mark the death of hand-shaking, or the double European kiss, or even something as small as handing somebody a lid for her to-go coffee cup when in tight quarters at Joe’s Coffee. In essence: is this how it happens? We both trailed off, shrugging, plucking lint off our sweaters, feeling confused and sad about the prospect of these evolutions in once-familiar daily interactions. Mr. Magpie looked on, over his beer, pensive.
The next day, Mr. Magpie told me: “I saw a picture from 1919 of a trolley driver refusing to permit a passenger on board because she wasn’t wearing a face mask.” We walked on for a minute. “So, I mean — we’ll shake hands again.”
I felt a little wave of relief wash over me — of reassurance. Americans were living under similar prohibitions just a century ago, and those gradually fell away as the world recovered and normalcies were restored.
This must be in part why we take photographs and document the news and study history: to remind ourselves of the incredible expanse and resilience of humanity.
+Oo! I love this in both colors — Ulla-esque.
+PSA: I have heard it from good authority (Courtney Grow!) that you can buy Mason Pearson brushes at a fraction of their usual price here — these are all “opened boxes” but brand new.
+More “underpinning” purchases here, and as an update: I went with these running shoes (so cool looking and supposed to be amazing) and have to say that these inexpensive underwear are a PRETTY DAMN GOOD DUPE for Hanky Panky! (Plus, you get 5 for the price of 1 Hanky Panky…)
+Just ordered this volume spray to see if it helps. My hair is so flat and stick-straight!
+The MG cloud clutch was restocked!