Friday, July 18, 2014

loving lately

My birthday was in May and consequently I was feeling spendy and I picked up a few things I had on my wish list. Thankfully, I am loving all my new goodies and the products have become part of my everyday routine.

First off, I decided to try powder dry shampoo since I've only used the aerosol variety and now I am completely converted. The Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder is a lovely product that smells good, is easy to apply, and does a nice job of getting ride of excess oil, without a lot of buildup.

Whilst waiting in line at Sephora I got a whiff of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White perfume from a display. I'm very indecisive when it comes to perfume, but after smelling this I knew I wanted to have it. I love the mix of peony and musk.

I thought since it's summer, it's a good time to finally try the much hyped about Caudalie Beauty Elixir and I have to say I've been enjoying it. After I wash my face in the morning I spritz this on and it feels so refreshing. As far as skin benefits it's hard to say, but I feel like my skin has been well behaved.

For makeup, I got myself a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick after admiring this beautiful looking product for ages. Mine is in the color rose and I love having a pink highlighter in my collection now. It really makes my face look alive and glowing. I've also been reaching for an old Bobbi Brown favorite which is their Corrector. I use this exclusively in my inner eye area where I have a lot of bluish color going on and it does and great job of canceling that color out.

To apply the corrector, I've been using my new concealer brush from Sigma. The shape of this brush is perfect for applying the corrector as well as concealer around my nose, where I get a lot of redness. I've also been using this brush for either foundation or my under eye concealer (I've got a lot of concealer going on).

Last, I decided to throw in a birthday present I got myself, the Marc Jacobs Baker Watch. I have been loving this watch and it really adds a nice touch to any outfit.

Phew. My feeling spends time is over but I love playing around with my new additions.

Friday, May 16, 2014

brooklyn botanic garden

These photos were taken back in April, before the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom. I tried to put off my first visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens but a sunny spring day came along and I just decided to grab my camera and go. Even though not all the cherry blossoms were at their prime, and the rose garden (pictured above) was pre bloom, I had a lovely time walking the grounds and taking in the colorful scenery. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.

Friday, May 2, 2014

current wish list

1. Roses De Chloe eau de toilette // I got a sample of this and oh my goodness I am in love. For some reason the scent is very nostalgic of my childhood. I'm weird with scents like that. Anyway, it's the perfect spring scent.

2. Topshop JENGA shoes // There's something so classic about these peep-toed shoes. I can imagine finding them in a thrift shop and I think that's why I like them. Can't decide if I like the black or brown pair more…

3. Illesteva Leonard sunglasses // I've been admiring this brand's sunglasses for a while and I am particularly taken with this pair. This seems to be a popular style and I want myself some!

4. Bobbi Brown blush brush // Do I have other blush brushes that work just fine? Yes. That doesn't mean I don't covet this brush for perfect blush application. Maybe a treat yo self moment will take over and I will finally cave.