On Monday I attended the season premiere of the The Talk on CBS where the hosts and audience members went makeup free to show our true selves. We got to meet and chat with the The Talk's hosts - Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, and Sheryl Underwood - and they were lovely to us. (That's me in the far right, in the robe and pink-tipped hair.)
Jamie Lee Curtis was a guest, and I've long admired her (and her husband). I tweeted the episode and had a great time. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the content of the show (embracing who we are without our "face" on) has been on my mind all week. I really think it's an excellent message and something that I've been thinking more and more about as I age. There's nothing wrong with makeup or wanting to look polished, but I liked what Jamie Lee said about it: "Are you trying to hide something or enhance something?"
But what really made me giggle was this article in the Daily Mail. Can you spot me?
You can watch the full episode here. (It's really fun) My 12-year-old self might have tried really hard not to fan out on Sara Gilbert.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
Speaking of makeup-free, I want these eyelash extensions. Don't those look amazing?! (The 818)
I love this quick way of journaling. I know the most important memories are slipping through my fingers daily. I want to remember. (Ali Edwards)
If you live in California and use amazon, you better make the purchases in your cart today. They'll be charging Californians sales tax starting tomorrow. *sigh*
I didn't breastfeed my babies for very long, but this made me all weepy. It's sort of been the theme of the week, actually. Crying. Not breastfeeding. (Sarah Bessey)
Here's a rundown of my evening at the MTV VMA's last week, including what I wore. (Blogher)
My argument for why all women should travel solo. (allParenting)
I got a mention in Rachel Held Evans' Sunday Superlatives last week. The post is full of great information, as usual.
The most popular post here in the last week? Don't Tell Me How To Use Facebook. Thank you so much for sharing it so many times. I hope it inspired you to use facebook however you want.
Since Sri Lanka and a reality show weren't enough on my plate in the past two weeks, I'm hosting a group of twenty friends at the lake house this weekend. They are all wildly creative and smart and intentional and I fully expect to be stretched mentally and emotionally, if those rubber bands can go any further it will be a miracle.
Happy weekend, HH readers!
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