Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some internet browsing...

With the holidays coming up, I've tried to hold myself back from self-indulging and instead I've turned to incessantly browsing from afar from my laptop computer. A lot of the time, I feel like the hunt for things is more exciting than the actual purchase of these things, and recently my hunts have been especially satisfying. So, I thought I'd share some things I found and love that have not yet made it out of my shopping cart.

1. Funky leggings: when it gets cold outside, I just feel like wearing leggings all the time. To spice things up from my normal plain black ones, I want to get some funky patterned ones. I really love these charcoal patterned jeggings, and these leather-like leggings from boohoo.com.

2. Necklaces from Stella Dot: just a few of the amazing pieces that stella dot has, these necklaces are so dainty and look good layered together.

3. Chelsea boots and combat-type boots: it pains me to put these chelsea boots from Topshop up here because they are no longer in stock, but they are everything I have been searching for. Sadly, I didn't realize how badly I wanted them until after they were sold out. I am still on the lookout for the perfect casual, round toed, slightly heeled chelsea boot - is that too much to ask? I'm also really liking these combat boots from Steve Madden - edgy, but simple.

4. Earmuffs: it hasn't gotten really cold yet, but when it does I know I'll thank myself for getting a pair of these earmuffs from American Apparel. The taupe color is perfect!

5. Makeup storage: I'm looking to revamp my vanity and find a more compact, and efficient way to hold my growing collection of makeup. I like these drawers from Muji, and the acrylic organizers from the Container store, but they're a little pricey for storage.

6. Mario Badescu skincare: the cold weather has made my normally combination/oily skin really dry and my skin is not in good shape right now. I've shifted my obsession with makeup to skincare and I really want to try some Mario Badescu products. I've heard good things about them before, but never realized how relatively affordable they are. I especially want to try the enzyme revitalizing mask - it sounds like just what I need.

Thanks for reading, and please let me know if you have any suggestions of things you think I would like!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Shorter days and busy schedules have not been kind to my blogging. Nonetheless, here are a few things I've been really loving. 
Revlon 3D extreme mascara. This is my second tube of this, and I absolutely love it. It's a very dry formula, which I like because it doesn't smudge or get messy during application and it makes my lashes just the way I like them. I think this has been discontinued from stores, but it is still available on amazon and for me, it is worth the trouble. 

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. This acne treatment is one of the best skincare items I have come across in a while. Before I found this, my biggest skin concerns were the blackheads and small bumps on the bridge of my nose that I just could not get rid of. This potent duo of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid did the trick and my nose is the clearest it's ever been. Because of its strength, this is not for everyone. If you can tolerate it though, this is a miracle worker. 

Revlon colorburst lip butters. These definitely deserve the hype they are getting. They are the perfect lipstick - lip balm hybrid - moisturizing, aptly pigmented, and affordable. The two colors I have, creamsicle and creme brulee, are nice nudes. 

Nude taupe nails. Specifically, essie's sand tropez. This is a light essie shade that goes on surprisingly opaque and smooth. I love this nude shade in my clothes, shoes, and accessories, and now it's made it into my nail polish collection. 

NARS sin blush. This came in the danmari palette and I have been reaching for this shade a lot ever since I got it. It's a great fall berry shade that is easy to wear with a lot of different looks. 

The perfect denim shirt. The best purchases are those that you've been constantly searching for and coveting and this shirt was one of those. I haven't been able to stop wearing it. It looks great on its own or paired with just about anything that I can throw under it. This has quickly become an essential in my closet. 

What are some things you've been loving?