on my person 02

the bag: vintage coach duffel in black via poshmark – check out ebay, etsy, poshmark, tradesy

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the hat: neff beanie

the gloves: walgreen’s fingerless gloves (comes with a grey full pair as well)

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the beauty stuff: mini nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla

clean&clear blotting sheets

bare minerals pressed foundation in fairly medium (do they not make this anymore?)

sephora powder brush (discontinued)

soap&glory hand food

dr. bronner’s lavender hand sanitizer

korres lip butter in jasmine

mini bite beauty lip pencil in cafe – leche is close

nivea lip balm

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the sunglasses: ray ban round metal, madewell

the wallet: a christmas gift from my sister!  i sadly got concealer on it, any recommendations for how to get that off?

the phone case: zero gravity available at urban outfitters or ascot&hart

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the real real pt.1

you know me, i’m a simple girl at heart.  i love makeup, i love cosmetics, but honestly?  i always feel overdone when i actually do my makeup.  when i’m going to work (the only time i put makeup on really), i just want to look fresh faced and pulled together.  so here are the actual products that you can find on rotation.  these are my staples, these are all i use, these are the real real.

part one: the face base.IMG_4392.jpgIMG_4395.jpgprimer: this is a new find!  i can no longer put on makeup without using my too faced hangover primer (i have the mini size).  it gives my dry skin a little more moisture and i really see a difference in the longevity of my makeup.  no more coming home, looking in the mirror, and questioning my existence and how long i actually looked like this

foundation: not that it can really be called that.  on most days, the glossier skin tint in light or medium, season-depending.  if i feel i need a little more coverage (ish), i mix in a little of the nars tinted moisturizer with the skin tint.  this is a winter product for me for the most part, cause it is my winter shade – light 0 terre neuve.

concealer: not pictured cause it is lost in my purse somewhere.  but you know it’s the nars radiant creamy concealer.  my summery/fall shade is creme brulee, but i’m quickly reintroducing vanilla.  the pale face is heeeere (poltergeist voice).

bronzer: either matte – benefit hoola – or radiant – soap&glory solar powder.  even if i’m not wearing anything else, i’m always wearing bronzer.  just a little bit in the right places makes all the difference in my eyes.  the solar powder is my new obsession and i don’t see myself putting it down anytime soon, while the hoola is something i’ve worn for years and years.  i think it was my first bronzer besides the bare minerals warmth which just wasn’t pretty when i put it all over my face in high school.

extras: if there’s blush happening, which there really rarely is, it’s nars impassioned.  this is my dream blush.  just a hint of neutral flush that looks perfect on my pale cheeks.  and if i need a little more glow, it’s the rms living luminizer.  it’s the only product i use for highlighting and i love the extremely natural youthful glow.  bare minerals original foundation in fairly medium is always in my purse (again not pictured as i can’t seem to locate it) for when i’m a little too shiny and need some toning down, or just a little bit more coverage.

stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!  

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british beauty

IMG_4346.jpgthanks to all my favorite british beauty bloggers and vloggers, including but not limited to anna of the anna edit (formerly vivianna does makeup), estee lalonde, amelia liana, and suzie of hello october, i have had a lengthy british cosmetics wish list for quite some time (read: years).  so when i was finally able to high-tail it to boots (thanks to my dad for understanding that he should leave alone for this event), i can ecstatically say that i found everything on my list.  and almost peed my pants with excitement every time i wandered into a new aisle.  so here’s what i got my little paws on…
IMG_4348 (1).jpgmaybelline color tattoo in creme de rose – credit to suzie on this one.  we can get these cream shadows in the states, but not in this color and i have had my eyes on this mac painterly dupe for quite some time.

maybelline color stay 7-day nail polish – credit to amelia.  she has spoken on these polishes many a time, and usually has them on, so i have wanted to grab a couple shades for probably a year now.  upon arriving home i immediately put on ___ and the application was excellent.  i’ll let you know about that whole 7-day thing.

l’oreal d’huile nail polish – credit again goes to amelia.  that girl knows her nail polish!

barry m nail polish – specifically the shade eat my dust.  credit to anna on this one.  she loves a good pastel light blue polish, so i definitely trust her opinion, and when she wore this one for the whole of summer 2015, it went on the list as well.  *also i am so glad i had plenty of room in my liquids bag for all these nail polish bottles!!

bourjois 123 cc cream – credit goes to estee for this guy.  a pale skin friend, estee loves a light, luminious base and has mentioned the bourjois foundations, and this product specifically for years.  i got the lightest shade, which has a nice neutral undertone.  i was pleased that it didn’t appear to much on the yellow side.  i have only tested a little of this, but it beautifully evens out my skin tone without being cakey or drying or too heavy.

soap and glory solar powder bronzer – this is the originally item that went on my wishlist, thanks to anna and lily pebbles.  i even got a back up of this because i was that excited.  this is a beautiful, light bronzer that has a light sheen and shimmer to it.  it appears to be similar to the physician’s formula butter bronzer, but obviously better because it has all that british hype!  we can get soap & glory in the states, including some of their powder products, but not this specific item.

l’oreal eye shadow – specifically shade 201.  big thanks to amelia, again.  we have these in the states now, but i think the shade range is different and honestly i wanted to get the original just because.  these are kind of like a pressed pigment but not as hard to work with, and just all around a really beautiful sheeny shadow.

maybelline color drama lip pencil – shade nude perfection.  for the little time that i was avidly following stephanie of cocochic, i knew that i had to have this.  it’s a matte lip pencil similar to the nars velvet mattes, and this is a really nice peachy sort of nude.

collection concealer – ok i can’t even credit this to one specific person.  maybe barbara of the persian babe in particular?  this is like the concealer of the uk, and obviously i had to have it.  i got the shade fair, and while this does oxodize a bit, i think it is going to be a firm favorite.  i’ll let you know! (not pictured because i’ve put this away until i finish my current concealer)

sleek face palette – i think it’s back to amelia on this one.  i got the bronzer, highlighter, and blush palette.  the bronzer reminds me of benefit’s hoola and the blush of nars orgasm.  plus its so sleek, if you’ll excuse the pun!!

ok that finishes up this ridiculously long list!  i needed absolutely 0% of these products, but after wanting them for so long, i couldn’t convince myself to not buy any of these.  british drugstores, boot’s in particular, just seem so cool and well done, and the products truly are amazing.  cvs, walgreen’s, and duane reade actually seem like crap in comparison, but i’m sure it’s just cause that’s what i know and go to.  yayyyyy!

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on my person

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aka what’s in my bag // aka the shit i lug around every day

bag // old ralph lauren

wallet // falconwright pouch

shinola notebook or rollbahn notebook depending on the day

pens

pouch // peg and awl

purrell // i got this little pump one on sale at target and it’s really exciting to me

soap&glory hand food lotion

hair clips, twisties

buxom lip polish in dolly

bare minerals marvelous moxie gloss in rebel

wet-n-wild matte lipsticks in ravin’ raisin and spiked with rum

nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla

advil

nuxe reve de miel tube balm // not pictured cause it rolled somewhere and now i can’t find it

revlon x marchesa mirror

sunglasses // ray-ban round metal

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nightstand essentials

7e351832-24f2-47f5-a27a-0455079d2c90it took me a while to realize, but i’ve gotten into a nice nightly routine thanks to some go-to products sitting on my nightstand:

nuxe reve de miel lip balm // honestly the best lip balm i’ve ever tried, and i’ve tried pretty much everything (it might even be better than my beloved dior creme de rose)

soap&glory hand food hand lotion // the above description applies for this guy too

vaseline // i’ve been dealing with extremely dry, sensitive, painful eyelids due to some new acne cream and putting vaseline on before bed is making a major difference (i have a smallish container with a snap-on lid which is nice)

nivea extended moisture body lotion // i’m the worst about body lotion in the winter, but the fact that this one is great and that it’s next to my bed is helping

other nightstand essentials:

my current read // ham on rye, bukowski 

a notebook // currently a small rollbahn

a pen // or 2, or 500 as the case may be

a small dish // for rings, earrings, the odd hair twistie, etc., i’m using a really big shell (sounds weird but is pretty perfect)

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