I’m so happy I’ve rediscovered this old favourite. Spray on damp hair, blow-dry with a round brush and watch the magic happen!
Hair wizardry in a bottle and it smells so good you could use it as perfume.
Wedding disasters are the best kind of disasters.
At our wedding a-year-and-a-bit-ago, much to my horror, our wedding officiant burst into song in the middle of our ceremony. When I say “burst” I mean she went full on opera about how lucky we were to have each other and how blessed we were. It was completely insane and a testament to what great friends and family we have that they all thought it was hilarious.
With this in mind, I laughed out loud when I read Dan Savage’s thoughts on wedding disasters.
“Don’t stress out about shit that goes wrong. People love wedding disasters. Perfect weddings are perfectly forgettable. Disastrous weddings are delightfully memorable.”
I’m obsessive about sending thank you notes. It’s something my grandmother instilled in my from a very young age (when I first received stationery under the tree as my Christmas gift). I may have begrudged the present at that time but I can now appreciate what a gift it was.
Thank you notes are an important part of practising good manners and they go a long way in building new relationships and fostering existing ones.
My favourite advice?
“Beware the just writing trap. You are not ‘just writing to say’ as in I am just writing to say; that’s stating the obvious. If the giver is reading, clearly you have already written. Therefore use the present-perfect tense, which essentially means write as if whatever you say is happening in the moment.”
One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long, long time.
Bradley Cooper was incredible and this is coming from someone who hasn’t liked Bradley Cooper in any other movie, ever. Jennifer Lawrence was predictably awesome and Robert De Nero was great as well.
I can’t say enough about this movie. Go see it.
One of my favourite questions to ask people because I love hearing other people talk about their jobs.
When people I ask what I do, it’s usually a funnel answer.
It starts with “I work in digital marketing” and if that gets nods of recognition, I’ll move down the funnel towards something like: “I’m account supervisor for a digital marketing firm that specializes in search engine and social media marketing”.
If the person I’m talking to is a real whiz kid, I might even throw in some acronyms like “SEO” or “SMO” just to blow their mind a little bit.
Thankfully, I found a GIF today that, if all else fails, I can always rely on to illustrate what it is that I do all day.
I’m getting into red lipstick. It’s been a slow process but I’m getting there.
I’m partial to this one when I’m looking for full-on red (that takes a lot of maintenance – lip liner, lip brush, touch-ups throughout the day):
and this one when I’m waiting something low-maintenance:
This is also a good option for something in between the two:
One of my favourite blogs recently posted a tutorial on how to apply red lipstick. Check it out!