loving craving wishing waiting

oooh i haven’t done of these in a long time.¬† here are some previous iterations: january, june, august, and april.bb insta1.pngbb insta3.pngloving . . .

my skincare and makeup routines are soooo down pat

the critical babe

broad city season 4

black jeans

cold weather, FINALLY!bb insta2.pngbb insta4.pngcraving . . .

hot apple cider

soup, all day every day (definitely achieving this one)

a really good shower (like fancy hotel good)

an intense yoga sessionbb insta5.pngbb insta6.pngwishing . . .

there were more hours in the day

i had more time to spend on my blog

my apartment wasn’t messy

my fridge wasn’t emptybb insta7.pngbb insta8.pngwaiting . . .

for it to be christmas-preparation-appropriate

for the sephora vib salebb insta9.pngcontent is my own, images from my instagram

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loving craving wishing waiting

november picks

you know the drill: new discoveries, rediscoveries…all the stuff i’m digging this month.IMG_4410.jpgIMG_4426.jpg

using >>

too faced hangover primer // i have used this absolutely every day since i purchased it at the very beginning of the month, including days that i haven’t been wearing any makeup. ¬†i love the added moisture it gives to my skin and it really does make my makeup last all day long. ¬†it’s beautiful on it’s own or mixed with something like the mac strobe cream or nars illuminator in hot sand. ¬†the travel size i got at ulta is definitely going to last me for quite a while, even with some frequent use. ¬†this is such a goodie.

milk makeup x urban outfitters urban defense mask //¬†i detailed this mask in this post about milk makeup so i won’t go too much in depth, but basically this mask is awesome. ¬†it goes on as a thick, incredible smelling gel and leave it on for just a few minutes – and then mix in some water, rub it around on your skin, and wash it all off. ¬†it’s cleansing but healing and moisturizing and i love how it feels. ¬†the tub is absolutely huge and will last for quite a while, so for $36 you really get your money’s worth. ¬†check that post for more information (even though really there isn’t much more to tell)!

yu-be moisturizing cream // i’ve had this since early in the year, but quite forgot about it as summer came around. ¬†but i’ve brought it back out for my poor winter face where i have a few extra dry, peeling patches. ¬†i have been putting this around my nose and mouth every morning and night and it keeps¬†dryness at bay and doesn’t burn at all. ¬†the camphor smell is a bit strong (it smells like carmex) but fades away quickly and actually offers a little bit of a pick-me-up. ¬†i don’t know if i would put this all over my face, but considering the high glycerin content i’m thinking about it as the weather gets colder and colder. ¬†in any case, this is a nice bit¬†of extra moisture if you need it.

bronzer // while this is always a favorite, i’ve been having a fun time switching it up with bronzers this month. ¬†i’m rotating between the soap&glory solar powder, benefit hoola, and hourglass luminous bronze light depending on what i’m feeling like and these are all such solid bronzing powders. ¬†super natural on my getting-paler skin and offer the face such a nice lift and glow. ¬†highly recommend all three.

bioderma // i picked up a small bottle of bioderma at the airport while in london and quickly added it to my nightly routine. ¬†i’ve been taking off all my makeup with this before washing my face or doing a mask at night, and i like doing the extra step. ¬†i prefer this to washing my face twice and feel like it gets my face even cleaner than double washing anyways. ¬†it’s extremely gentle and doesn’t burn my dry skin or create any redness as these types of products tend to do on me. ¬†it’s a beautiful makeup remover and a really nice addition to a skincare routine. ¬†and thankfully for us americans, you can now get bioderma via beautylish and violet grey, so i know exactly where to order more when i run out of my bottle!

pf candle co fig and sandalwood candle // my all-time favorite candle and perfect for fall. ¬†it’s warm and smooth, but not overpowering. ¬†i don’t particularly smell fig in here, but i do smell all that delicious sandalwood. ¬†i’m coming to the end of mine so i’ve been burning it night and day to clean out that amber jar like the true blogger i am! ¬†can’t wait to buy another when i get to my next location. ¬†also, i think in a past life i was¬†a sandalwood tree.

monica vinader onyx ring // i couldn’t find the exact one online so i linked something similar. ¬†i got this ring while in london and oh my gosh am i in love with it. ¬†i wear it on my ring finger on my right hand which is a little unusual for me; i’m usually a middle or forefinger ring girl. ¬†the onyx stone is so eye catching and different, and it plays off the gold so well. ¬†it’s a statement but still understated and makes me feel rather grown up indeed. ¬†plus it reminds me of a ring that a dear friend of my parents’ wears, and that makes it all the more special. ¬†IMG_4441.jpgIMG_4414.jpgIMG_4432.jpg

reading >>

rules of civility by amor towles // this book is such a gem! ¬†i happened upon it in my local bookstore and left without it, and then went back the next day because i couldn’t stop thinking about it. ¬†this book is so up my alley – very similar to my beloveds:¬†the lost art of keeping secrets and searching for¬†grace kelley. ¬†there’s just something about vintage new york city, filled with lavish parties, twinkling lights, and smart, sassy young women coming into their own.¬†¬†katey, the main character, has such a great wit and sense of humor that¬†i can’t help but want to be just like her. ¬†for some reason i couldn’t get patti smith out of my mind the entire time i was reading this, so i must see a little bit of her in the protagonist. ¬†i definitely took my time reading this because i didn’t want it to end. ¬†favorite line: “bred with just the right amount of fresh air, roughhousing, and ignorance, these primitive [midwestern] blondes set out from the cornfields looking like starlight with limbs” (towles 14).

my top blogs // amelia says this, beauty by kelsey, lolita says so, cindyhyue

following >>

instagram // @kristengracelam, @skinsitivity, @geo_fleur, @surfistastravelogue, @sundayforevernyc, @sortofobsessed, @emmahoareau, @flwhrs, @cynthialions, @househomemade

tamira jarrel youtube // always a favorite but this month i have been playing her new and old videos on repeat. ¬†i’m obsessed with her badass/doesn’t give a fuck attitude and her super natural approach to beauty. ¬†she is truly an artist when it comes to no makeup makeup and i can only dream that i am able to achieve¬†her effortlessness one day.IMG_4442 (1).jpg

november was a pretty good month, but i am so excited for december and all the magic and love and creativity it brings.  and the new year.  ooooh 2017, i love that you are so close!

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november picks

september picks

september has been a month of growth and decision making. ¬†i’m working on making some changes in my life and paying attention to what i need and want for myself. ¬†i have¬†gone back to some old product and fashion loves; the things that i know will work and work well. ¬†i’m taking comfort in the familiar and the safe, while still¬†allowing myself¬†move forward in a new and scary direction.¬†IMG_4282.jpgwearing >>

elf angled blush brush // to blend out cream bronzer

rms eye polish in myth // perfect sheeny taupe-ness

rms living luminizer

curled lashes with no mascara

opi i sao paulo over there // the best taupe nail polish

dior creme de rose // the best lip balm

white supergas // my white sneaker of choice

drift/riot gold signet ring

reading >> 

the girls by emma cline // read my review here

making space by thich nhat hanh

the file // into the gloss but so much better

following >>

fashion weeks and street style catch ups via collage vintage

a few new instagram loves // @joellehyman, @summer.dawn, @iamnoella

watching >> 

instagram stories // soooooo much better than snapchat

jessie of¬†sunbeamsjess‘¬†old vlogtober and vlogmas videos¬†//¬†here’s to fall!

september picks