Yesterday I was interviewed briefly by our local news station @wlos_13 about instagram’s new endeavor to “hide” likes and change access to body/face altering filters
The link to the whole story is in my bio but I’ll sum it up for you here—I think this is a step in the right direction, but I’m not quite sure it meets the mark
Every time we get a like or a comment on social media (I say, as I type this to post on social media...) it gives us a hit of dopamine in the brain 🧠 Dopamine is our feel-good chemical, and also what’s activated in things like recreational drug use and thrill-seeking behaviors. It can be addictive AF to see the likes racking up
So even though Instagram has removed the ability to compare the number of likes on posts between users, we can still see our own likes, comments, and engagement, which gives us that dopamine hit and keeps us posting
We also have to remember that the content that we post is very powerful. There’s no way to remove the sense of comparison or the popularity contest when someone posts a picture of a party that we weren’t invited to or couldn’t attend. The #FOMO is unavoidable regardless of the distribution of likes
These issues are inherent in social media, and even though hiding likes and changing the access to filters is a step in the right direction, here’s my advice—unfollow A N Y O N E who compromises your mental health, well being, or makes you feel bad about yourself. This includes celebrities, influencers, family, AND friends
Giveaway! • Happy Friday friends! Hope you are planned & prepped for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve been making menus, ordering last minute groceries, planning seating charts & all the special details to make the holiday special.
With all the prepping for the big day; the other night I wanted something easy and yummy to eat... enter @wildscapefood !.
Have you tried these incredible pods of healthy, warm goodness? My favorite? I really enjoyed the gluten-free, extra spicy 🌶 Gochujang Cauliflower, but the steak one is so good too.
You can find these super easy meals at your local @heinens. And I also believe you can find them on Instacart too.
Want to win a weeks worth of #wildscapefood ? Follow them, tag a foodie friend & tell me which Wildscape flavor you’d like to win. Winner to be drawn next Friday! Good luck.
אוקיי פיתחתי אובססיה *קלה* לאוברולים בכלל ואוברולים מג׳ינס בפרט. את האוברול הספציפי הזה מצאתי במרדף אחרי בחורה שחלפה על פניי בקניון עד שעצרתי אותה ושאלתי אותה מאיפה קנתה אותו 😂 מתאים בול לעונת המעבר וגם הצבע הירוק צבא שלו מושלם בעייני ✨ מה אובססיית הסטייל האחרונה שלכן? 🖤 #EleanorWears
It’s FRI-YAY! If you’ve had a rubbish week. Let it beat mate. Have a fun and tonic. Onwards and upwards! Thanks to the waitress at @eatbychloeuk who went into full on photographer mode for this photo. She tried to get everything in, but instagram wanted to chop off the sign and my foot 😅 When women support each other, great things happen. 👊
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29542 minutes ago
The very talented Customer Service Blogger (and super amazing friend) Lady Janey has written a collection of poems all about the sometimes frustrating world of customer service.
For your chance to win a signed copy of Are you Being Served and the story behind the book, just click the link in my bio.
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Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can ✨
Un petit message de douceur pour ceux et celles qui, comme moi, ont décidé de se lancer dans quelque chose d’un peu fou, et parfois même d’un peu flou 🙈 we can do it 💪🏼 Belle journée à tous ❤️
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November 14th - “picture day”
Getting this little guy to take pictures is next to impossible. I’m not quite sure why but he came out of the womb hating the camera. The day this was taken was also picture day at school, so he hoped up on the counter with me and said “Mommy, today is picture day, let’s take a picture”. The next day when I tried to get him to take a picture with his homemade energem charger he said, “no mommy, yesterday was picture day”. -
Our house is a magical dream place that I never could have imagined existed but the second we first stepped inside @ranaanmeyer and I knew this was home. While the kitchen was nice it was sooooo not my style. Fast forward 7 years, a kitchen reno wasn’t really an option for a multitude of reasons, but we recently updated it with open shelving and a subway tile accent wall and I’m totally in love 💗 swipe right for before 👉
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The Chrysolina americana beetle. First discovered in the UK in 1994.
First discovered on my windowsill, 2019 😁
It’s sooooo worth it. After I have tried this serum, all the Vit C products that I have tried before just feel like a joke. I’m dead serious this one is really worth investing if you are looking for an intensive skincare that ‘really’ works.
The 2 main ingredients in the serum are pure VitC and hyaluronic acid blend. Both are antioxidant agents that help with wrinkles, blemishes and dryness.
The serum comes in unmixed. In the box are 2 separate mixers: the VitC power and Hya acid. Once you mix them up, you must you them up within 30 days, otherwise the serum will turn yellow and that means it’s no longer effective. .
I got very clear results after using it. The fine lines between my cheeks are less visible. The overall brightening of my face just boosts up. My skin feels much more awake!
Product: Artistry Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment
It’s such a grey and dreary day here so not the best light for a pic of the new curtains in our playroom... just hung them up yesterday but already loving how cosy they make the room feel (plus now I can work in here in the evenings with no one goggling in through the window!!)
The fabric is a Studio G design - a very affordable brand of the Clarke & Clarke design house - I chose a colourway that tied the rest of the elements in this room together and it’s worked really well.
Have a super weekend everyone!
[this post contains gifted items: poster & throw - both tagged]
Gestern war ich das erstmal in weihnachtlicher Stimmung, obwohl meine Wohnung schon seit über einer Woche dekoriert ist. Ich mag es wenn es überall leuchtet. 🥰
Habt ihr schon die Weihnachtsdeko ausgepackt? 🎄
»Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.« Muhammed Ali
46115 hours ago
The only gift mike needs under the tree this year x
149519 hours ago
toen het zonnetje nog scheen ☀️🌻👯♀️🐝🌞✨🌕🍋🏝🌅💛 •