Crimpin’ Ain’t Easy

The neighborhood naked ladies say “Hello!”

Don’t worry; nobody’s roaming the streets with their booty cheeks hanging out. These naked ladies are of the floral variety, and they pop up every August around here… I’ve also heard them referred to as “pink ladies,” but I like calling them “naked ladies” instead because it sounds so scandalous! 😁

In other news…as a consequence of my using Rodan + Fields Lash Boost every night for a while and having long lashes for the first time ever, I recently added this to my list of First World makeup problems: I can’t curl the outer corners of my lashes.

I can kinda get to them if I hold my Shiseido curler at an odd angle…but the curler pinches my skin and crimps the middle lashes into an odd shape when I do it.

I need something that can get waaaaaay down to the base of those outer corner lashes, which is why I’m debating getting one of these half lash curlers from Sonia Kashuk ($9), MAC ($22) or Tweezerman ($19).

Half lash curlers are about a quarter the width of regular lash curlers (so why aren’t they called quarter lash curlers??), and they’re designed for small areas of your lash line, like the outer corner.

Have you tried any of these before? I just put the Sonia Kashuk one in my Target cart, and now it’s sitting there taunting me…

And while we’re on the subject of Tar-ghay, their Universal Thread jeans are on sale right meow!!! I have two pairs of the high-rise stretch jeans, and I really like them because they loosen up a little bit throughout the day (but not to where they’re falling around your ankles).

They’ve held up well after vigorous washing and drying, too (I wear them every week).

Bonus: They also come in regular, short, and tall sizing, so you probably won’t have to hem them.

I’m gonna grab the khaki pair next!

Also, last night, for the first time in the history of Karen’s life, I fell asleep thinking about bathroom tile, of all things…

We’re redoing the downstairs powder room in the next couple months, and it’s the one room I’ll be able to gut and redo from the bottom up, so I’m excited about the project.

I’m going for a classic/traditional bathroom, similar to the Pottery Barn style… My main goal is to put together something that will hopefully age well and won’t look too dated in 5-10 years.

*crosses fingers*

So, floor tile. I’ve narrowed it down to hexagonal tile — either in a matte white

Or marble

I’m having a hard time deciding between the two because, on one hand, the white might help the space look a little less small than it actually is…but on the other hand, I like the idea of some sort of subtle pattern, like marble, down there to add visual interest.

I originally wanted to do black-and-white basketweave, but I think it might be a touch too busy?

What do you think? Too busy?

If you know anything about bathroom tile, holla at a cat lady!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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