Hi, friend. Before we get into today’s Beauty Q&A, I just wanted to say happy Friday, and TGIF. I’ve been quiet because I’ve had to feel some feelings. The world is a scary place, and MBB is usually my safe haven, so when I sit down at my keyboard in the mornings, I try to do it with a warm heart. Some days are so much harder than others, though, especially when I realize how everything feels so much more fragile than it did when I was a child.
I hope that wherever you are today, you and your family are feeling steady, loved and safe. Those things aren’t guaranteed for any of us, it seems, so any day you have them in your life is a gift.
DEEP BREATH. I think I’m ready for a little lighthearted chat about beauty; how about you? I need a momentary distraction.
As you know, summer is just around the corner. We got a preview a couple days ago in the Bay Area with temperatures in the 90s. I’m so not ready to be covered in sweat every time I leave the house, ugh.
At least the heat is a dry heat, though! It does make a difference. Humidity takes the challenge to the next level, for sure.
So, some summer beauty concerns…
- Makeup melting off in the heat! Although I don’t wear as much as I used to, I don’t appreciate my liner smearing all over the place.
- Hair challenges. I’m a little self conscious of the spots on my hairline that’ve receded a bit, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to disguise them and still keep my hair off my neck. Instead of doing high buns and ponytails, lately I’ve been doing more low buns and french twists because I can swoop the front pieces over those spots.
- Sweating like a mofo. OH gosh, so hot, so sweaty, all the time! The worst spots for me are my armpits (they’ve been next level lately), the backs of my knees and between my thighs.
- Keeping up with sun protection. I’m trying to be diligent about protecting my skin from the sun! I’m forever reapplying sunscreen, it seems.
How about you? What are your biggest summer beauty concerns?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,