Friday, October 7, 2022

What Makeup to Wear to Walk Off the Plane, and Other Reader Questions

Beyoncé and Jay Z getting off a private plane

Beyoncé and Jay Z getting off a private plane

We’ve beloved answering 21 reader questions in the previous (and listening to everybody weigh in). Listed here are three extra, together with the place to discover a cute swimsuit and how to discuss to youngsters…

Q. My companion and I are in a long-distance relationship, and subsequent month I’m going to go to him (and meet his mother and father!) in his hometown. The flight is 5 hours, and I would like to stroll off wanting extremely contemporary. What magnificence merchandise ought to I pack in my carry-on? — Erika

A. Oh my gosh, I’ve butterflies simply studying your query! A few years in the past, my then-boyfriend spent six months in Paris, and I went to go to him that fall. I bear in mind placing on make-up in the tiny airplane toilet and rising more and more nervous to stroll out of bags declare and see him! ACKS! Okay, listed below are my marching orders: 1) Don’t put on make-up for many of the flight, so your pores and skin stays clear and clear. 2) Earlier than touchdown, apply a silky foundation to make your face glow. 3) Lastly, swipe on this hydrating lip balm, which is the PERFECT cranberry purple and will brighten up your entire look. You’ll really feel attractive, have the finest time!

Q. Considered one of my favourite CoJ posts was about how to talk to little kids, and I questioning for those who might additionally do one on youngsters? I’m taking a weeklong journey with my 17-year-old niece subsequent month. I’m excited however nervous — I’m frightened we’ll run out of issues to discuss or that she’ll get uninterested in me. Do you (or CoJ readers) have ideas for getting on an adolescent’s wavelength? — Sarah

A. Completely. I turned to my long-time good friend Ella Beesley, who’s turning 17 this summer time. Right here’s what she advised me over the cellphone:
— “Youngsters LOVE to discuss themselves. Ask about her favourite recollections as a result of she’ll love reminiscing. She’ll inform you dumb tales about highschool to make you snigger. We additionally love shit-talking and spilling the tea, so ask what’s occurring together with her mates.”
— “Don’t discuss household. I’m already uninterested in my household and I’m not even 17.”
— “DON’T ASK ABOUT COLLEGE until she begins the dialog. Most youngsters really feel a lot strain and don’t need to discuss it.”
— “Many youngsters like an hour earlier than the day begins to watch TikToks and textual content their mates. After which one other hour earlier than they go to mattress. I’m addicted to my cellphone, even once I’m having enjoyable, so don’t take it personally if she spends time on her cellphone.”
— “You possibly can ask her if she needs to do a TikTok collectively as a result of that’s a humorous factor you guys might do.”
— “Take her thrifting.”
— “At all times, at all times let her management the music.”
Thanks, Ella!!! Teenagers (and the individuals who love them), please be happy to add extra ideas in the feedback.

Q. Are you able to discover a cute bathing go well with for an energetic mother who hates to wax? I’ve two little boys, so I’m at all times squatting in the sand to dig a moat or perfecting my cannonballs off the dock. I’ve additionally embraced a extra pure fashion throughout the pandemic and don’t have any want to return to common waxing appointments. Swimsuit bottoms will be skimpy, and I discover myself continuously making changes and questioning if every little thing is tucked in. Assist! – Kara

A. Kara, I hear you. I am you. J.Crew has nice swimsuits — like this cutie – and you possibly can truly search by “full coverage.” Boden additionally has beautiful kinds, like this halter and colorblock, which keep in place with bust assist and full bum protection. Additionally, I’ve heard this Target swim romper has been promoting like sizzling truffles, and it may very well be cute for mucking round on the seashore. Good luck!

P.S. More reader questions, and how do you know if your partner is the one?

(Photograph of Beyonce strolling off a airplane by Robin Harper.)

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