(accumulated over the past month)
sephora matte lip cream in shade 13 marvelous mauve // a great entrylevel matte liquid lipstick, great bold-but-not-too-bold color, great price point
neutrogena mineral sheers powder foundation in shade 10 classic ivory // great for added coverage and setting foundation/concealer, plus i really trust neutrogena as a brand
covergirl full lash bloom mascara // i saw this when i was hunting down my beloved lash blast length. it’s not the same, but i do like it and am giving it a fair go.
milani lash trifecta // i picked this up on a whim (see above) on my way out of walgreen’s – i think it’s new? surprisingly, i actually really like it! it’s less natural than i would usually go for, but it lengthens and makes really pretty, fluttery lashes. since i don’t curl my lashes, i like the bit of lift this gives.
essie starry starry night // i thought all of these were sold out when i found a few bottles at my walgreen’s! this is a rerelease of one of essie’s most famous shades from the 80s. the original contained diamond dust with denser sparkle and was darker, but the rerelease is still beautiful. here’s a great post explaining the differences.
essie peak show // i basically pick up every opaque white-pink nail polish i see on a hunt for the perfect one. i have a post coming with more specifics.
madewell denim sunday shirtdress // i got a gift card to madewell for christmas and have been saving it for just the right purchase. i went to the mall in search of a dress to wear with tights for a work thing coming up, and i couldn’t leave without this! it fits like a dream, is a little swingy, and hits at a nice place on my legs. it will look amazing with black tights and my favorite black booties.
brandy melville for nordstrom bobbie knit // on my search for the dress above, i popped into my mall’s nordstrom and headed towards bp. i noticed that there was actually a brandy melville section in my bp, which was really surprising to me. i don’t usually shop at brandy – i liked to go when i lived in boston but never really bought anything – i hate that it’s one size cause a) i like everything oversized and b) that’s just absurd. however, this is the softest, best fitting shirt EVER. it’s loose and swingy and a little bit long, and has the sexiest deep v. love.
the vacationers by emma straub // i’ve been wanting to pick this book up since summer 2014, and i finally got around to it. i’m half way through and enjoying it – it’s nothing crazy or sophisticated, but so far it’s an entertaining read.
brain on fire: my month of madness by susannah cahalan // i am so excited to read this. since dealing with my own mental health (hate that term) issues, i’ve found it very interesting and compelling to read and learn more about this subject. this is about the author’s experience with a mental breakdown at 24 years old. it’s also being turned into a movie, so i’m interested in what that will be like. keep you posted.
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