june picks

a face wash duo // i've been mixing cleansers this month by using the trader joe's nourish cleanser (i've linked this to the amazon listing, but it was $4 in store, not $14) as a first cleanse (more soapy, but not stripping) and following up with the first aid beauty cleanser (more moisturizing).  they work... Continue Reading →

april picks

as far as makeup and skincare go, not much has changed from last month.  the pacifica coconut essence spray is still a strong favorite.  i've been adding it more to my skincare routine as well, and it truly gives my skin so much juice.  i'm way over half way through my bottle and it's been... Continue Reading →

current lovelies

my thich nhat hanh books // i am just a bundle of anxiety these days, resulting from months of living at home with my parents (love them and they are my best friends but oooooooh myyyyyyy), going back to school soon (my stomach just did a somersault), and moving into my own apartment!  don't get me... Continue Reading →

getting into a good skincare routine // i already posted about my skincare routine here, if you want to read more.  some standouts have been the previse hyaluronic acid and indie lee squalane oil - both incredibly hydrators.  i have to say i don't like the previse quite as much as the hylamide ha i was... Continue Reading →

january picks

long-winded this month - my apologies! beauty  shea moisture coconut & hibiscus range //  i'm really not loyal to any body wash - really they're all pretty much the same in my opinion.  but somehow this one has become a strong favorite and this is actually the third bottle that i have purchased in a row.... Continue Reading →

december picks //

picture my dad singing "these are a few of my favorite things..." in the background, as he was doing while i was taking my photos  😉 shu uemera eyelash curlers - ok i finally caved and jumped on the bandwagon, and man i am never turning back.  i thought my tarte curlers were good, but now i'm... Continue Reading →

november picks

you know the drill: new discoveries, rediscoveries...all the stuff i'm digging this month. 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... Continue Reading →

learning lessons from the girls

i wish i could put into words how incredible this book is and how intensely it resonated with me.  though i finished it weeks ago, it is still on my mind.  spoiler alerts here! isn't it amazing that there could be anything appealing about the ranch?  but maybe it's exactly what evie describes - the... Continue Reading →

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