The November rewind.
- Tooting my own horn, again...this time I was interviewed for a short video segment on makeup during the pandemic. If you want to see what I sort of look like - I swear I'm not quite as hideous in real life - keep your eyes peeled around the 1:20 mark. Alas, they only included a tiny snippet of what I was saying so it doesn't make much sense, but my answers were better in the full context.
- In makeup history, be sure to check out this lovely post (complete with sources!) on '50s beauty tips from Hollywood stars over at Mermaidens blog. I also enjoyed this interview with Beauty Blender founder Rea Ann Silva. (BTW, they have the cutest zodiac-themed sponges available now so clearly I need to add them to the Museum's zodiac collection.)
- Move over '90s, y2k has taken over as beauty nostalgia's new muse. I plan on having a little bit of this era in the epilogue of my 90s book. ;)
- Makeup sales are falling, yet beauty overall is still set to reach nearly $130 billion by 2030. I'm guessing the rising demand for "personal care" items is making up for the losses in color cosmetic sales.
- Target is one of those stores that I could spend all day in. If I ever feel safe enough to go into a store that's not a necessity (i.e. a supermarket) I suspect my Target runs will be even longer due to Ulta setting up shop.
- Finally, Thanksgiving was sad again this year, but at least the plushies kept us company. They were very eager for the desserts I was making (candy cane brownies, pumpkin cupcakes with caramel filling and frosting, and coffee heath bar ice cream) so to get them out of my hair for a bit I allowed them to play with some of the Museum's objects. Colourpop released the cutest Candy Land collection complete with a board game, and I finally got around to snagging Revlon's $64,000 Question game from the '50s. So they had a nice little game night.
No pics of the desserts I made because we ate them all too fast, but they were pretty good!
If you celebrated, how was your Thanksgiving? Are you ready for the holidays?