Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 267

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. // Paul Coelho

+ Your inner critic is a terrible motivator, so stop being so hard on yourself.

+ A great pair of <$30 gym shorts (with a place for your phone).

+ What is preventative Botox?  And is it for you?

+ Love your Sonicare toothbrush?  This $20 version is perfect for travel.

+ Office jargon that needs to stop “circling back.”

+ For summer date night: a bright maxi + a strappy sandal + turquoise earrings.

+ How to keep your ex from sliding into your DMs.

+ Use this DpHue hair gloss to prevent sun-induced summer fading.

+ Women need to stop apologizing for their ambition.

+ This pretty, printed maxi is perfect for summer and runs 1x to 6x.

+ Wearing colorful clothes can revive you. Try this flirty yellow dress.

+ This Acai Cleansing Balm is amazing.  Bad Habit’s detox mask is also tops.

+ ‘I’m scared that I’ll never be qualified for a promotion.

+ Need office wear? Try Suistudio at Nordstrom and The Rack.

Long Read. Who wins Instagram giveaways?  An investigation.

I’ve decided that I’m going to go back to getting regular manicures and pedicures.  It’s a small indulgence that helps me feel more pulled together.  And I adored this Elle article featuring 20 subtle nail art designs (2 and 13 were my favorites).

How do you feel about nail art?  It’s probably a WFH option for me, but I think I might give it a try this summer and branch out from my go-to Modern Love mani a bit.

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  1. RosaD says:

    I love nail art! And I’ve missed manicures so much this past year. I’ve always either worked from home or in a very casual/creative field, so I would say my design choices tended to be louder than is probably accepted in more formal offices, but it does seem to be considered less “out there” these days. if I want to be more formal I usually get a french tip in interesting but neutral colors.

    June 1, 2021/Reply
  2. jules says:

    Haha, I am guilty of most of the jargon. Have never encountered the parking lot verbiage though, ooh I do not like that one. 🙂

    June 1, 2021/Reply
  3. Kayla says:

    That Instagram giveaway article was fascinating and something I have often wondered about. I just can’t believe that most of these giveaways are real. Sure, if it’s a brand or person I already follow and I don’t have to do anything more than tag someone in the comments, I’ll enter, but beyond that, I’m not circle following anyone for a one in 500,000 shot at a new candle.

    June 2, 2021/Reply