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my notes say “november picks.” *eye roll.* and yes i have notes!beauty
clinique mineral sunscreen spf 30 // i posted a quick review on this on instagram, and my opinions have not changed. this is truly the best mineral sunscreen i have found. it blends into my skin easily and quickly, leaves it hydrated and dewy but not greasy, and rates a 2 on ewg. what could be better? well honestly the price and/or size, but hey, i’ll make it work.first aid beauty hello fab coconut primer // the illuminating moisturizer/primer i’ve been searching for. you’ve heard me mention the tata harper illuminating moisturizer, and while that was good, this is far superior. a little dollop of this after putting on sunscreen and before putting on makeup gives me the healthy, glowing skin i strive for. it’s kind of like if mac strobe cream, tata harper illuminating moisturizer, and becca backlight priming filter all had a baby. first aid beauty is truly one of my all time favorite brands and this product is another reason why. i actually bought the full tube but haven’t had to use it yet since sephora had a mini version as a 100 point perk. i asked for 2 heehee.
embryolisse // i mentioned this in detail here so i won’t go too in depth. basically this is a beautiful moisturizer that works especially when mixed with the above!sephora gel future concealer in meringue // again, you know i love this! meringue is my winter shade (yes we are almost there…) and it’s just a touch lighter than nars vanilla, which has somehow started to oxidize on me, but with the same pink undertones. great replacement if you ask me!
alima pure pressed foundation in macadamia // ok this is getting repetitive. let me just redirect you here and here. i just got a couple more products from this line, mentioned here, and needless to say it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite beauty brands. and i think you can tell how well loved this powder is.
vialed perfume in forest // i had a store credit to urban outfitters at the end of september so i treated myself to this little perfume that i wouldn’t have purchased otherwise. call of the vialed is a rad perfumery that has unique sets but at a very high price point. they released a collection of four unisex perfumes for urban outfitters, at just $20 each. i couldn’t resist, so i chose the scent “forest.” forest is described as a “green, earthy, and woodsy blend of neroli blossom, amyris tree sap, juniper berry, violet leaf, and rosewood, promoting stability + groundedness.” this is the perfect description, and the aromatherapy benefits of this are real. though the scent doesn’t last as long as other perfume oils (natural or not) i have, i appreciate this for those aromatherapy benefits and enjoy putting it on throughout the day. i’ve been carrying it in the small makeup bag i keep in my purse or backpack and love having it on my person at all times. it makes me feel clean and mindful, and i love the slightly herbaceous scent.
everyday coconut purely coconut hydrating shampoo and conditioner // i’ve been using this duo since mid-summer but never really mention hair products on here. i got bulk sizes at my grocery store and i’m happy i did! i prefer to use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, one for the health benefits, and also because they work nicely with my wavy hair. i feel like my hair is in its most healthy and natural state when i use these products, and my curls and texture really come out. i’m pretty basic with my hair, so these are perfect for me. also, a tip for those of you just trying out sulfate-free shampoo – wash your hair twice. i know it sounds like everything you shouldn’t do, but sulfate-free shampoos are not drying, so don’t worry. they require more work to get all the product and oils out of your hair, so one wash tackles that and the second wash actually cleans the hair. trust me! it makes a world of difference. i don’t think i would say these are “hydrating” in the sense that they make your hair soft and limp – they are really just a basic shampoo and conditioner.fashion and lifestyle
jag jeans camo jacket // i love a good army jacket (and have too many), but have never really gotten into camouflage. until now that is! my sister and i both got this jacket at the end of the summer and it is truly one of my favorite purchases ever. it’s just the perfect camo in that it’s not too over-the-top and is slightly muted in color. my other sister even said that it really suits me, which is always a nice thing to hear. also this jacket is the perfect weight and ridiculously soft…when does that happen?!
pendleton bathrobe // my mom got me this bathrobe last year for christmas, and i am sooo happy that it’s bathrobe season again. and by that i mean that as soon as i get home, get out of the shower, wakeup, etc., this baby is on my body. it’s huge and ridiculously soft and i love it!
fujifilm date 60af camera // i got this little camera at a thrift store for $2 (yes you read that right). i was wanting a 35mm point and shoot camera and it was so excited when i stumbled upon this one. i’m still on my first roll of film so i don’t know what the photographs will look like, but it seems like it’s in perfect working order to me. i’ll keep you posted when i get the film developed!
burberry wallet // i have had this wallet for over 10 years! my dad got it for me at harrod’s while on a special daddy-daughter trip to london. i go in and out of using it, but this month it has been by my side every day. you all know i usually use some sort of wallet pouch, but i’m enjoying the extra organization without any added bulk.entertainment
harry styles’ first album // for whatever reason, i have completely fallen back in love with this album. not that i felt out of love, but you know what i mean. it is such a beautiful, unique, artistic collection of songs, each more vibrant than the next. that man gives me the shivers every time.
alli cherry vlogtober // i love alli. her spirit and mind, the aesthetic of her videos, her lifestyle. she is such a pleasure to watch and her videos are always making me research or think about something new. she’s a great influence for creating a cleaner, healthier lifestyle and i so appreciate that! because i’m such a fan girl, i even purchased one of the totes that she and her husband released this month. if they are still available, grab one! the graphic was handmade by the couple and 10% of the proceeds go to the joshua tree national park association. i’m dying to go to joshua tree (i know that’s not a surprise), so this got me a little bit closer!
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fall essentials & the trends
welcome to autumn everyone! i thought i would do an extended roundup of what i’m predicting to be using and wearing this fall. today’s post is all about beauty and skincare, and part 2, coming soon, will be style related. what are your fall essentials?skincare: bringing back the hydration
i mentioned that i had made a few changes to my skincare routine in my recent monthly picks post, and i promise i will go in more detail soon! but for now, i’m adding extra hydration to my dry skin with the help of the earth tu immortelle face balm as a balm cleanser (i got this in the vogue x birchbox set and don’t love it, especially because the price is just ridiculous. i’m using it up as a balm cleanser which it is great as, but i certainly will not repurchase), jordan samuel hydrate serum, and pai bioregenerate rosehip oil.
face mists are a must, of course, and my current go-to’s are the heritage rose & glycerin spray and herbivore botanicals rose hibiscus coconut mist. i have noticed such a difference in the moisture level of my skin since cracking open the herbivore mist so that is getting a lot of love right now. not only do i spray these mists on my face, but i mix them with my oils and moisturizers as well. they help the skin soak up the product and hydration quickly and effectively.
now even if you need extra hydration like me, you still need to exfoliate the skin. my favorite gentle exfoliating treatments are the frank body glow mask and tata harper resurfacing mask. i’ve been using the tata mask for years but funnily enough have never purchased the full size product! i guess i’m really good at snagging sample sizes 😉
makeup: light, glowing base
i know, i know, how many times can i talk about a light, glowing base?!?! but stick with me, there are some new goods here! i love to use the embryolisse lait creme concentrate as either a last step in my skincare, as a primer, or as a refresh if i did my skincare earlier in the day. somehow i’ve never mentioned embryolisse on the blog, but it’s a staple moisturizer for me that i’ve been using for over a year now. i finally got my hands on the first aid beauty hello fab coconut primer (not living near a sephora is pure misery) and it is exactly what i was hoping it would be. glowing and hydrating, this makes the skin look radiant but completely natural.
my ilia tinted moisturizer is still my best friend, and somehow the color i have isn’t too dark yet. i will be purchasing a lighter shade as soon as my skin changes enough though, i promise you that! sometimes i mix it with the glossier perfecting skin tint, sometimes i wear them each on their own, just depending on how i feel and how my skin looks. however, more often that not these days i’ve just been using my alima pure powder foundation. it’s really nice over the first aid beauty primer to tone down the sheen and give a hint of coverage to the skin.
on my cheeks, i’m all about three blushes i’ve had for a while now: the pixi multibalm blush in baby petal, eminence illuminator blush in chai berry, and rimmel blush in santa rose. the eminence and rimmel are very similar, with the former being a hint warmer, so definitely go for the rimmel if you want a similar look. the cream blush is a beautiful warm pink that works even on my cool skin and the powder blushes give a hint of sheeny flush.makeup: peachy, nude lips
soooo all of these lip products are basically the same but in a range of finishes. the nars pure matte lipstick in montego bay is my favorite matte, my-lips-but-better shade that i am sincerely hoping has not been discontinued. glossier cake is pretty much invisible but makes me feel like i’ve made some kind of effort. bite beauty lip pencil in 08 is the peachy nude of my dreams and is creamy and moisturizing enough to be worn on its own. kosas stardust you knoooow that i am completely in love with when i’m in the mood for some sheen. and finally the beautiful fat & the moon wood nymph, which is a cool-toned beigey nude that i like on my lips and eyes.makeup: soft, earthy eyes
as far as real makeup goes, there’s something about a wash of brown or taupe on the eye that i can’t get enough of. my favorites are the aforementioned fat & the moon wood nymph for something creamy and matte, wet-n-wild nutty for a subtle brown bronze, rms swift shadow in tt-73 for a sheeny brown that is as perfect for day as it is for night, and cargo yukon, the most perfect taupe. i’ve also been getting into a little eyeliner these days, mostly using mac teddy eye kohl for a warm shimmering brown and sephora contour liner in flirting game for a cool shimmering taupe. just a hint of liner with mascara and no other makeup is super beautiful, in my opinion.
nails: new neutrals
besides my usual red or taupe nails, i’ve been loving some more unique shades like j.hannah ghost ranch and j.hannah x lcd watermelon. the j.hannah polishes are truly the best formula i’ve come across, even though the price tag is steep. opi’s opi scores a goal is my favorite burgundy that is equally great on hands and toes. sephora formula x in obsessed is a rouge noir shade that i don’t usually love on me (something about the mix of a deep red with my pink skin makes my hands look extra red), but makes me feel very sophisticated.stayed tuned for part 2 coming soon!
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