may favorites

falconwright wallet/pouch/card case – i’m really not sure what to call this, as you can see.  i got it at urban outfitters after contemplating it for a while – it was about $30 and that seemed really expensive for what it is.  but let me tell you it was worth it!  i’ve carried it every day since it arrived in the mail.  it’s the perfect little wallet that has gotten me to really simplify what i carry day to day, and i love that.  the leather is so soft and buttery and i really want to get some more items from this brand but it has become impossible to find their stuff 😦

mario badescu acne system – my skin has been going a little haywire recently so i’ve been trying out some new acne fighting products.  right now i’m using the mario badescu acne cleanser and the special cucumber lotion (it’s really a toner not a lotion) twice daily and putting the drying lotion on pimples at night.  i’m really liking it so far and i feel like it has definitely made a difference in my skin’s texture and the healing of my breakouts.  i think if things continue to get better i will go back to my usual cetaphil face wash and lotion in the morning and the mario badescu products at night as they do contain salicylic acid and alcohol which can be quite drying when not needed.  i’m also trying out tea tree oil on my pimples at night so i’m seeing if that is more gentle than the drying lotion, which can be umm… drying.  by the way, mario badescu products are all natural and cruelty free which is so rad and really comforting.

loft army jacket i’m a bit of an army jacket collector.  i have an old one from urban that i got in high school that my sister is begging me to get rid of, but i can’t seem to part with it.  i mean, i got it for $19 when it was actually $78 but that’s a story for another time.  i recently got this one from loft (at half price!) and it is slightly longer than my other ones.  i’ve been wearing it with everything – gym clothes and pajamas included.

anthropologie purse – this is probably my favorite of the month because of the story attached to it.  my sister had purchased this purse a few years ago from anthropologie – i actually think she picked it out and my mom gave it to her as a birthday present – and i have always loved it.  she was going through her closet recently and asked if i wanted to trade for it, so i jumped at the chance.  i gave her a black zara bag with a chain strap (that’s the only reason i didn’t really like it) and i finally have the bag of my dreams!  it’s especially awesome because we are both very satisfied with the trade and the bag is perfectly worn in.

grace & frankie – this new netflix show with jane fonda and lily tomlin is AMAZING.  i’ve been watching it with my mom and it is seriously hysterical.  it takes a couple episodes to get into but after that you are hooked.  my mom and i love the movie 9 to 5 so we were a little too excited to see fonda and tomlin reunited.  i sooooo recommend. and actually, go watch 9 to 5 as well (after you finish reading this, of course).

essie sunset sneaks – i love a reddish, corrally, pinky nail polish!  i may have picked up 2 bottles of this new essie cause i love it that much.  the formula is really opaque and smooth but gets a little thick around the second coat, so i recommend two thin ones.  finish with a quick dry top coat and you are golden (sunset pun very much intended).

maybelline fit me concealer i picked this up at cvs while on a search for a lighter/thinner version of the nars concealer, and that is exactly what this is.  i wear the shade 15 fair, compared to vanilla in the nars, and i find that the shades are pretty close to identical.  the fit me is very slightly more yellow and i mean very slightly (it’s coming out more yellow on camera than in real life).  swatched below.

and my last favorite, and maybe my most favorite of all, is being in my childhood home with my parents and dogs. there is truly no better feeling in the world.  happy june everyone!

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