natural products @ sephora

sephora has always had a small edit of natural products, but they just released their "clean at sephora" mark of approval.  there is a special page dedicated to clean products and all products that are formulated without the following are given a special check mark: sulfates sls and sles, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral... Continue Reading →

february picks

it was an extremely busy month for me, so not a ton of picks but the ones i do have are even more special and reliable.  this month was about keeping myself sane and healthy, which for the most part i did a good job of, minus the fact that i'm currently in bed with... Continue Reading →

french pharmacy favorites

ok i know you're rolling your eyes at the title of this post, but don't leave me just yet!  it's such a cliche post these days, but it's true - these are some of my absolute favorite products, and they happen to come from the "french pharmacy" as well.  at the bottom of this post,... Continue Reading →

best discoveries of 2017

woweeee, is it really time for a 2017 roundup?  that is truly shocking.  as i did last year, i thought i would put together all the products, brands, and other items that i discovered and fell in love with in 2017.products // la roche posay tolerane hydrating cleanser: a beautifully basic cleanser for those of... Continue Reading →

makeup for a minimalist: the vanity

aka my desk.  everything i keep out for daily use and easy access... top drawer: base //  becca backlight priming filter ilia sheer vivid tinted moisturizer in t2, usually mixed with glossier perfecting skin tint in medium tarte shape tape in fair beige - glossier stretch concealer in light hourglass ambient lighting bronzer in diffused... Continue Reading →

the mean reds, again

sometimes blue just doesn't cut it.  perhaps one of my favorite parts of breakfast at tiffany's, both the book and the movie, is holly's spot-on description of the mean reds.  not quite the blues, not quite anxiety, but something more... the mean reds are described two ways.  in the movie: "the blues are because you're... Continue Reading →

the summer bag edit

it seems like i do "what's in my bag" posts quite often these days, but they are so fun!  i will never apologize! this canvas and leather bucket bag from teranishi studio is extremely special to me, and one of the most "me" purchases i feel like i've made in a long time.  when i... Continue Reading →

june picks

products // auric blends desert night perfume oil - after visiting the farmer's market one saturday i was in my local co-op browsing the essential oil section.  i picked up this perfume oil and took a sniff when an older man asked me what i was checking out.  i shared this beautiful scent with him... Continue Reading →

some new & old favorites

new month, new apartment, new chapter in life...and some current favorite products, of course.  it's funny how moving and "starting over" makes you reconsider all the things you own and love.  it sounds strange but i feel that my products, my routines, my things keep me grounded during craziness.  i place great importance in feeling... Continue Reading →

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