We’ve liked answering 21 reader questions prior to now (and listening to everybody weigh in). Listed below are three extra, together with the place to discover a cute swimsuit and speak to youngsters…
Q. My accomplice and I are in a long-distance relationship, and subsequent month I’m going to go to him (and meet his dad and mom!) in his hometown. The flight is 5 hours, and I wish to stroll off trying 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 within the tiny aircraft rest room and rising more and more nervous to stroll out of bags declare and see him! ACKS! Okay, listed here 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 basis to make your face glow. 3) Lastly, swipe on this hydrating lip balm, which is the PERFECT cranberry pink and can brighten up your complete look. You’ll really feel beautiful, have one of the best time!
Q. One in all my favourite CoJ posts was about speak to little youngsters, and I questioning in case you may 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 fearful we’ll run out of issues to speak about or that she’ll get uninterested in me. Do you (or CoJ readers) have ideas for getting on a young person’s wavelength? — Sarah
A. Completely. I turned to my long-time good friend Ella Beesley, who’s turning 17 this summer season. Right here’s what she advised me over the telephone:
— “Youngsters LOVE to speak about themselves. Ask about her favourite recollections as a result of she’ll love reminiscing. She’ll let you know dumb tales about highschool to make you chuckle. We additionally love shit-talking and spilling the tea, so ask what’s happening along 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 already really feel a lot stress.”
— “Many youngsters like an hour earlier than the day begins to observe TikToks and textual content their mates. After which one other hour earlier than mattress. I’m hooked on my telephone, even after I’m having enjoyable, so don’t take it personally if she spends time on her telephone.”
— “You’ll be able to ask her if she desires to do a TikTok collectively as a result of that’s a humorous factor you guys may do.”
— “Take her thrifting.”
— “At all times, all the time let her management the music.”
Thanks, Ella!!! Teenagers (and the individuals who love them), please be happy so as to add extra ideas within the feedback.
Q. Are you able to discover a cute bathing swimsuit for an energetic mother who hates to wax? I’ve two little boys, so I’m all the time squatting within the sand to dig a moat or perfecting my cannonballs off the dock. I’ve additionally embraced a extra pure fashion in the course of the pandemic and haven’t any want to return to common waxing appointments. Swimsuit bottoms could be skimpy, and I discover myself continuously making changes and questioning if every thing is tucked in. Assist! – Kara
A. Kara, I hear you. I am you. J.Crew has nice swimsuits — like this cutie – and you may truly search by “full protection.” Boden additionally has pretty types, like this halter and colorblock, which keep in place with bust assist and full bum protection. Additionally, the Goal swim romper has been promoting like sizzling muffins, and it could possibly be cute for mucking round on the seaside. Good luck!
(Picture of Beyonce strolling off a aircraft by Robin Harper.)