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This Week I Love …

eff your beauty standards

… Tess Holliday’s Instagram, Eff Your Beauty Standards.

So first, if you don’t know Tess, she’s a size 22 model with a major agency contract and a huge fanbase. As you can imagine, she is the target of a whole lotta body hate, and she does her best to take it in stride. And because Instagram is social, you’ll find some godawful comments on her Eff Your Beauty Standards feed, but the posts themselves are a marvelous mix of inspirational-but-not-sappy quotes, photos from fans of all sizes and ages, a general celebration of bodies, beauty, and humanity.

I highly recommend following Eff Your Beauty Standards.

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Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.

I first heard about this product in the spring, ponied up for a bottle over the summer, and have been loving it ever since. At some point the combination of oil cleansing and my BB cream started creating some serious blackhead action, and I knew it was time to switch things up. During the summer I try to do just sunblock and moisturizer most days, but when I needed just a hint of coverage, I used my Custom Cover Drops.

Basically you add this product to your moisturizer, sunblock, or any other liquid you use on your complexion*, and it creates a custom tint. Need more coverage? Add more tint. Less, add less. I found that one tiny drop in my daily dollop of moisturizer was plenty.

I tend to get irritation around the sides of my nose and will say that this product was a bit drying in that area, an extra spot application of moisturizer helped considerably.

As a longtime foundation-phobe, I love experimenting with lighter coverage products. And this one is great for anyone who needs variable coverage, or has dreamed that her favorite moisturizer would finally come in tints.

Anyone else tried Cover FX Custom Cover Drops? Thoughts?

*Use with serums could be dicey. I think it’s meant to be blended with creamy products.

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… ear jackets, crawlers, and duet earrings.

I’m still a bit amazed that new types of earring could be created AT ALL, and tickled that these three styles have become more mainstream and wearable since they first showed up on celebs walking the red carpet. They’re edgy, off-kilter, and not likely to suit everyone’s taste, but if you’re curious to try ear jackets, ear crawlers, or duet earrings, here are a few styles I’m ogling these days:


Pulso Onyx Chandelier Bar Studs – $45

I own these, as evidenced by this weekend’s outfit post, and they are so lovely in motion. They’re also quite comfortable to wear and stay put without pinching at all. I have the onyx version, but I believe these are pearls. (Wanted you to see a close-up on them on!) 5% of Pulso’s profits are donated to a different charity each month.

cairo ear jackets

Baublebar Cairo Ear Jackets – $28

I own these, too, and they’ve turned out to be surprisingly versatile. I reach for them when a drop feels like too much, but a stud feels like not enough. They come in silver, gold, and rose gold, too.

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Diamond Shield Ear Jacket Pin – $21.99

How cool is THAT? It’s sold as a single, but you could wear with a gold stud in the other ear, or try this similar ear pin minus the dangle.

sam edelman earrings

Sam Edelman Gold Textured Front Back Earrings – $35

I’ve got a slightly more claw-like version of these myself, and adore them. (Mine are shaped like this, but textured.) I worried that the heavy back would slip off on its own, but it’s quite secure. My pair drew a compliment from my 72-year-old dad. Surprised the heck outta me, but pleased me to no end.

noir ear jackets

nOir Jewelry Front and Back Drop Earrings – $19.56

These will be much subtler in their front-backery, but I bet they’ll be so graceful in motion.This pair also comes in gold. I love pretty much everything nOir designs – this mismatched pair with a spiky ear crawler is spectacular, too.

sunburst ear jackets

Renegade Silver Oxidized Sunburst Ear Jackets – $32

This pair is just sold as just jackets, which means you can swap in any post you like. Of course, you can do that with any ear jackets, but some styles are more conducive than others. These would look fab with a pearl or CZ stud.

duet earrings

Double-sided Ball Studs – $7.77

I’ve seen this style called “duet,” and although the look of the earrings takes some getting used to, I love that name. The larger ball sits behind your lobe and just peeks out. When the back ball is really large it can look droopy and almost painful, but these two are close enough in size that they just look unusual and eye-catching.

Anyone else digging this trend? Are you partial to ear jackets, crawlers, duets, or all of the above?

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