Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekend Wishlist .01 // LIFESTYLE

weekend wishlist // .01

Hello everyone! So today I thought I'd just share a quick weekend wishlist. I've always loved these kinds of posts and find it interesting to see what other people want to buy. I wanted to keep this post short and sweet so I modeled it after one of my favorite bloggers gifting list series. After looking into it more I found it comes from a simple living lifestyle guide for kidsThe adapted idea is to buy something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. I like it because it's easy to remember and helps narrow down the options of what to get someone else as a gift. More info on the products down below. What's on your wishlist this weekend? :]


one // Kinfolk Magazine Issue Sixteen --- I am in love with the aesthetic of this magazine. I also love the diversity and simple modern beauty of the models in their editorials. I've been following them on Instagram for a while so I think it's time for me to buy the real thing to add to my bookshelf.

two // TOMS Classic Canvas Shoes in Natural --- I've read great things about this brand for years and not only are they driven by an admirable social mission but they make stylish casual shoes for a comfy day at work or a day out in the neighborhood.

three // Canon PowerShot G7X Digital Camera --- Confession: I don't actually own my own digital camera and I take most of my blog photos with my iPhone (which is surprisingly good quality). I'm long overdue for an upgrade and this camera is the go to choice for some of my favorite youtubers. The video quality is amazing but I'm the most excited for the flip up screen. Selfie, anyone? ;]

four // Mario Badescu Skin Care Products --- I think I mentioned before that my skin is oily/acne prone (ugh!) and I'm trying to take better care of my skin. I'm trying to build a regimen this summer so I will be trying some new products to help clear up my skin. Two of my favorite beauty bloggers (Claire Marshall @ Hey Claire and FeliciaThis That Beauty) both mention this brand's cleansers and toners as effective acne fighting products so I will be purchasing them to give it a try. Specifically I'd like to try the Acne Facial Cleanser, Glycolic Acid Toner, and the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion.


Saturday, July 11, 2015


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Hello, all! So today I thought I would share some inspiring home and garden Pinterest finds. If you're like me and you spend an obscene amount of time on Pinterest then you know how lovely it can be to daydream your favorite home, outfit ideas or even career tips. If Pinterest is good for anything it is definitely a good tool for helping you figure out what is important to you, what are your wishing for, what are you working for...just something to think about. What's inspiring you lately? :]


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mini Beauty Review + Haul // June 2015 // BEAUTY

Hey, everyone! So these are some of the products I've been loving for the month of June.

1. NARS Mini Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
2. NARS Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
3. HOURGLASS The Indestructible Matte Liquid Lipstick in Canvas
4. Forever 21 Compact Mirror

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5. NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Burgundy
6. NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Mahogany

These pencils lasted all day for me! I wore Cruella on my birthday and the day before to work and got multiple compliments on my cute, red makeup look. It doesn't fade at all or wipe of onto things you happen to touch during the day. I only reapplied it because I loved the color so much. And the best part is that it comes off super easy with a simple makeup wipe! I used Rikugien as a sheer cover over my current everyday matte lip look. It adds a slightly shimmer orangey-peach tone layer over whatever your wearing and is subtle enough to wear by itself.

I liked this product but I wouldn't wear it on its own, it's a little too light in color for my taste. It forms a nice matte finish over my deep colored lip pencils but again, I don't really like the color.

I am in love with these lip pencils! I have been wearing both of them together for a matte lip everyday look for the past couple of weeks. They were also super cheap! They don't last as long as the NARS matte lip pencils but that might have something to do with my application (QUICK TIP: It helps to exfoliate your lips before you try a matte lip look). I would definitely recommend these lip pencils. Both colors are a bit similar but the Burgundy has more deep purple tones while Mahogany has a bit of brown. On deeper skin tones these colors will definitely make your smile pop!

Here are some swatches of the products on my skin tone. Let me know your thoughts on these products! :]