Wednesday, July 30, 2014

what I wore to the beach

I was so happy to get a chance to head to the beach last weekend. I was ready for a change of scenery, and eager to relax with my feet in the sand. I stayed with my aunt and uncle, with my cousins and their significant others. Even my mom flew up! It was so much fun. Here's what I brought…

Essie polish // I painted both my toe and nails in the color "meet me at sunset" which I think it the perfect orangey red.
Canvas tote // I got this tote last year at Madewell and it's the perfect summer bag for trekking around my magazine, sunblock, etc.
Skargorn t-shirt dress // I have other Skargorn t-shirts, so when I saw the dress version I had to have it. It's so comfortable and made a great beach cover up to throw on.
Jack Black lip balm // Best thing about this lip balm besides hella hydration? It has SPF 25. Burnt lips are no bueno.
Panama hat // If my face isn't shaded, I get too overheated so a hat is a must for me. I love how classic and stylish this one is. 
Swim bottoms // How cute are these? I just wore my favorite black top with these and I love the high-waisted fit.
Birkenstocks // I hardly take these things off in the summer so off course I took them to the beach. Is there any shoe more comfortable than these?

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.

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