Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: February 26, 2016



1) Why women smile at men who sexually harass them. (Medium)

2) I’m dreaming of beach vacations and spring break.  This Phase 3 floppy sun hat for $38 is the perfect thing to keep the wrinkles at bay.  And also some Supergoop Sunscreen Oil.

3) Six Beauty Investments Worth Making, including my beloved Harry Josh blow dryer. (Everygirl)

4) ASOS picks of the week: a cropped crepe blazer for wearing with sheath dresses, this YAS floral shift dress (tall), and this Whistles color block top with frayed trim.

5) Why creating a to-do list is derailing your success. (Fast Company)

6) This rose gold watch with a slate band is super chic, and just $125.  I’m debating between it and this Horse watch is a similar, but subtler, color palette.

7) A journalist asked two hackers to destroy his life so he could learn what it felt like. (Fusion)

8) Ready for warm weather?  Old Navy has your affordable dresses with this breezy eyelet midi, this printed cocoon dress, and this plus-size floral-printed fit and flare.

9) 27 Men, 6 Weeks, 1,317 Text Messages, 59.3 Cocktails–Lessons in Volume Dating. (Elle)

10) I’m looking for a new BB Cream.  I’m drawn to the correcting coverage and mousse-texture of this Effaclar Blur BB.  This Laneige BB Cream with a cushion applicator also caught my eye.

11) Chicago proves it’s the best city ever by hosting a 3-day Ferris Bueller Festival. (Mental Floss)

12) These LK Bennett Jenny sandals in raspberry are divine, but I think these M.Gemi Delizia sandals are more my speed.  I’m really into neutrals right now; no idea why.

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  1. Mags says:

    I’ve been wearing the Tarte BB Amazonian Clay – and it’s been great for color correction while still being pretty light. Try it out at sephora- I love that it isnt irritating my face. I layer it with the supergoop everyday sunscreen and neither gets oily or slick after a day in the sun.

    February 26, 2016/Reply
  2. NC says:

    I just switched to the La Roche Posay BB and IT IS AMAZING. I was using the Nars tinted moisturizer before and loved it, but the texture and effect of the LRP one is incredible. HIGHLY recommend.

    February 26, 2016/Reply
  3. Erica says:

    So I appreciate your advice and tune in regularly for it, but, $300 for a hair dryer?! Does it really make that much of a difference?

    February 26, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I bought mine on a Xmas-time 50% off sale. I love the thing. My hair is dry in 10 minutes instead of 15-20. It’s also light, which is easier on my arms.

      February 28, 2016/Reply
    • S says:

      YES! This is the best blow dryer!!! I bought it based on Belle’s recommendation and it is by far the best beauty product/tool I own. Other blow dryers leave me looking like a maniac, with frizzy, crazy hair so I’d have to always use a flat iron afterward. With the Harry Josh I can only blow dry my hair and still leave my apartment without looking like a loon.

      February 29, 2016/Reply
  4. Anna says:

    The Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm (gold bottle, black cap) is awesome. I don’t know how, since it only comes in two shades, originally just one, but it manages to perfectly match my skin (pale with both cool and yellow tones and some redness) and it has spf 45, which I realized is significantly diminished considering the small amount you actually use, but still. It manages to perfectly smooth out my skin tone and looks like I’m not even wearing any makeup. Just make sure you don’t get it on Amazon. I did once and received what I imagine is the Korean version. The packaging is slightly different, it had a strong smell, and the color was slightly different.

    February 26, 2016/Reply
    • Betsy says:

      I just got the Dr Jart and I second!

      February 27, 2016/Reply
  5. Allison says:

    Interesting article from medium. I work downtown Denver and get catcalled every time I leave my office. I wear conservative business casual clothes and never leave the office late (just bring the computer home and only commute in light hours), but it still happens. It really makes me sad that when homeless men lurch towards me and yell something at me the businessmen walking a few paces ahead or behind of me don’t say anything, and it makes me sadder still that I have no control and I need this unknown man to protect me because I can’t protect myself.

    February 26, 2016/Reply
    • Mo says:

      I’ve stopped going to the thai place in Downtown Denver b/c I don’t want to get commented on by the shoe shine guy. . .I hear you on the cat-calling 16th Street “crowd” as well. I never had this problem in NYC!

      February 29, 2016/Reply
  6. Jess says:

    Am I the only one that hates the Harry Josh blowdryer? I bought a year and half ago and I truly have never been so disappointed with a purchase. I have a lot of really fine hair and was averaging 20 minutes to blow dry my hair with my $25 Conair. The Harry Josh takes 35 minutes at least! I don’t understand the obsession with it! Is mine defective?

    February 26, 2016/Reply
    • LS says:

      I have very thick hair just past my shoulders and it takes about 20-25 minutes to fully dry with Harry Josh. So it isn’t much an improvement over my old Conair. What is different, however, is how my hair looks. It’s less frizzy and smoother.

      If you truly aren’t noticing any benefit, then maybe it isn’t right for your hair type? I bet you could probably sell it on Ebay…

      February 29, 2016/Reply
  7. pam says:

    On BB creams – I love one that I stumbled on by accident – but it is the only one I have tried and purchased a second time.. believe it or not it is by hydroxytone. the coverage is very good, but not unnatural, and it has SPF 40 I believe.

    February 26, 2016/Reply
  8. Kate says:

    I ended up hating the La Roche Posau BB: left me too greasy and splotchy. So I’m back to my old drugstore standard L’oreal Magic skin beautifier bb .

    February 27, 2016/Reply
  9. Rach says:

    BB cream? Easy use It Cosmetics CC cream and never go back. Go a shade lighter than you assume you should go. Hands down all I use. Light, covers (but not full coverage), makes my skin better every day, and goes on easier than anything (I can use a beautyblender, buffing brush, or even my fingers).

    February 28, 2016/Reply
    • Emily says:

      I am a fan of It too!

      February 29, 2016/Reply
  10. LS says:

    I’m on the only one who was confused by the Volume Dating article? I’m not sure what I was supposed to learn from it…

    February 29, 2016/Reply
    • Niki says:

      I figured it was for entertainment value – I approached it from that angle.

      February 29, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I thought it was an interesting approach, a little entertaining.

      March 1, 2016/Reply
  11. SC says:

    I have a watch from The Horse, and as an FYI, the face is really big. (It’s grown on me though, and I really love wearing it now.)

    March 1, 2016/Reply