Chalkboard Wall Organizer
I need this!!!
From left to right: A Marine before, during, and after his service in Afghanistan. (Photo: slate.com)
Recently, I came across a photo study of Dutch Marines that stunned me. As many of you have family and friends in the military (as do we), I wanted to share it with you. While the subject matter is more intense than what we typically cover on the blog, it does tie into appearance and perception, which we discuss frequently. I hope you’ll agree that these are worth discussing.
Photographer Claire Felicie photographed 20 young men over the course of a year, shooting images before, during, and after their deployment to Afghanistan. She had hoped to answer two questions with these photos:
1. How do life-changing experiences concretely impact the way we look?
2. Does tragedy truly show up in our eyes and brow?
I found this both meaningful and fascinating, especially as someone who’s written about how environmental factors can affect our outward appearances.
Loving the six shades in Essie’s latest collection.
Fall is my absolute favorite season—all the pretty foliage!—so even though we’re still in summer, my mind is already firmly entrenched in autumn. Essie’s new fall collection just landed on my desk and, seriously guys, I have a huge crush on these gorgeous colors.
Loving it I love fall :)
In honor of back to school season, we thought it would be fun to share some insights from a few of our favorite savvy students—the girls over at Dormify. This week, they’ve tapped into their legion of style advisors to give us tips on long-lasting makeup, the best way to organize your products, and how to look bright-eyed after a long night.
At a certain point, instead of just keeping all your products stored in various cosmetics bags, it’s time to give your makeup storage a makeover. Here are some pieces of advice from our style advisors on how to organize all your beauty goodies:
- Instead of hiding your things away, use them as decor in your bathroom or on your vanity. Keep brushes in a short clear vase (bristles facing up up) and fill it with sand, sequins, or little pebbles (depending on the look you want).