Listened + Read: Week of 4 Jan




  • 9 Celeb Makeup Artists Reveal Their Favorite Foundations from super recommended classics like Armani Luminous Silk to rare MUA favs, almost always applied with a Beauty Blender.
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Dr. Meg Jay (2012) is a fine kick in the butt as a motivational self-help tool to be read at the right time, but it’s not at all a good guide to navigating your twenties in the 20-teens. The advice is repeatedly variations on “stop being lazy and move out of your barista job” as if life is that easy for everyone. The author is a psychologist writing from the experiences of her patients: 20-somethings who have enough means (financial, transportation, time, mental capacity, physical ability) to afford regularly therapy. The privilege inherent in their circumstances made the examples often difficult to relate to or completely irrelevant (even with my own cis, middle-class, straight-presenting, and white privilege). I would’ve found that easier to stomach if the author had at least once mentioned the potential differences in socioeconomic backgrounds and experiences.
  • The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (2009). Rubin spills all the book’s happiness secrets in the Happier podcast, but this was an enjoyable, personal read into all the nuances behind the actionable advice.
  • Enter one of these Netflix category codes at[number] to get filters you can’t see from the genre options Netflix displays on its front-end.
  • The Nectar Collective’s Blog Business Plan freebie workbook download is a resource I’m currently pouring through to help improve this little place!

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