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june favorites //

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when i first got into reading blogs, this was one of my favorites to check daily.  somehow i fell out of love with it and stopped checking it, until a few weeks ago.  now i can’t believe that i ever stopped reading it.  the olsens are a major source of inspiration for me, so i love a blog that is entirely dedicated to mary-kate and ashley, with a little bit of elizabeth thrown in there too.

drift/riot signet ring (not pictured because i forgot to take it off 😉 ) when i was in high school my mom gave me a little signet ring that used to be hers when she was my age.  i wore it every single day for years until it disappeared one day after i took it off to get it cleaned – sadly i think it got thrown away.  i was devastated, and have since been on the hunt for something similar to fill that void.  i happened upon drift/riot via shop anomie one day and added their sterling silver signet ring to my shopping cart immediately.  the ring is the perfect size and shape and i haven’t taken it off since it arrived in the mail in early june.  though i wish that it was gold – i wasn’t interested in their gold fill just in case it tarnishes over time – it really is exactly what i wanted.  the finish looks brushed online, but in real life it is perfectly shiny and of very high quality and craftsmanship.

elizabeth arden 8 hour cream intensive moisturizing treatment  i’ve mentioned before my addiction to hand creams and this one is my favorite of the moment.  it is fast absorbing and lightweight, but makes an instant difference.  my current job is definitely affecting my hands, so it is nice to put this lotion on and feel that they are being restored quickly.  it’s expensive but worth it, trust me.  holy grail over here (even though that phrase makes me cringe).

plantfolk apothecary messy hair i think i mentioned in a previous post that i was thinking of purchasing this and i am so glad that i finally did.  i’ve definitely had it for more than the month of june, but june is when i really started using this almost daily.  i’m not much of a hair product person – more of a shower and go lady – but this salt spray is simple enough even for my bare minimum routine.  it’s a texturizing spray but the addition of argan, jojoba, and coconut oils prevent it from drying out your hair.  it adds the perfect amount of grit and texture without being crispy/crunchy, giving freshly washed hair a piece-ier and messier (duh) look.  i spray it into the lower third/quarter of my hair and then scrunch my hair up slightly.  already on my repurchase list.  ok i lied, i don’t have one of those.

charlotte tilbury eyes to mesmerize cream shadows in marie antoinette and jean – you might remember how excited i was to finally purchase these, and i am still excited about them.  i am really pleased with the shades i got: marie antoinette is a bronzey gold and jean is a true champagne.  they are really subtle but still pigmented which is just what i wanted.  i love the shiny, slightly wet effect they give the lids, without being too sparkly or over the top.  they are pricey, but they don’t seem to crease and are not drying in the least (which is how i found the maybelline color tattoos to be).  i would really like to pick up more shades, especially bette, so i’ll keep you posted.

a concealer combination – i have definitely mentioned this combination before, but since it’s been a lifesaver this month i thought i would give it another shout out.  since going off birth control my skin has been going a little haywire, but i’ve found the nars radiant creamy concealer (shade: vanilla) stippled in by the bobbi brown full coverage face brush is just the ticket to better looking skin.  if you’re considering either of these products, i highly recommend them.

anne morrow lindbergh’s gift from the sea – this beautiful book was on my wishlist for quite some time when i finally picked it up a few weeks ago.  and i am so glad that i finally did.  lindbergh’s words are so beautiful, and capture her soul and somehow my own soul so perfectly.  i can’t even tell you how much i love it – it makes me speechless.  “but i want first of all – in fact, as an end to these other desires – to be at peace with myself.  i want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as i can.  i want, in fact – to borrow from the language of saints – to live ‘in grace’ as much of the time as possible” (lindbergh 17). 

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to know me is to know i love mary-kate and ashley olsen.  their style, their aesthetic, their views on beauty and fashion, their creativity – for me, they are the epitome of cool, grungy, laid back style.  these are some of my favorite pictures of the twins (mostly ashley) and elizabeth that i look at for beauty and fashion inspiration.  enjoy!

+all images from olsensanonymous.com