Week in Review · No 1

Life isn't always lipstick and platforms. I swear I have other interests. I figured I could post about them here too. It's all relevant.


Place of InterestLittle Paper Planes · San Francisco, CA

Visited this little shop while I was in SF last and I'm obsessed with it. I want to buy everything. I want to photograph everything. They carry Small Spells and ANN-YA and I mean, just look at that space. It's perfect.



· I recently read this NYT article about exerting self-control and now I want to buy this book just out of interest
· I'm using Duolingo again! You should too!
· My dear friend Sophie wrote a little list for staying productive while working from home. Keep it nearby just incase you start to get off track.
· I'm answering some questions (beauty, fashion, life) on my blog tomorrow so let me know if there's anything you would like to know! Ask here.
· This tweet made me laugh and this one is just relevant
· I want to eat and make everything on Superfood Siobhan. Might be drooling. Hot.
· Featured on VSCO this week?! Mind. Blow. Thanks guys!


Music: I've been listening to such good stuff lately! Notable favorites include:

· Tennis' I'm Callin' — a new track with 80's vibes that I can absolutely get down with
· Shoutout to Mr. Twin Sister. I like you guys. I also like this song. The end.
· Made in Heights might not be everyone's cup of tea, but they're mine, and Murakami is great. If you want something a little softer, check out Pirouette.
· Favorite song currently. Waited 4 U by Slow Magic. I mean, just listen to it.
· This Alex Adair remix of Jessie Ware's Say You Love Me has literally been in my head all day which I'm pretty sure gives it enough cred to be on this playlist
· A Simple Design is probably one of my favorite songs off The Juan Maclean's recently released album, In A Dream· The best way to end this playlist is with the most perfect end of summer song (which is also aptly named), Goodbye Summer by Misun

Mix of the week: The Magician's Magic Tape 45, duh


Anyway, that's all for now! Let me know what you think of these kinds of series. They're more fun for me than anything else. Plus, it's nice to see what I've been up to and enjoying all week long. So stoked that it's Thursday, can't wait for the weekend. Bye guys!


NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Pigalle

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Pigalle · $26

If you've been reading my blog for even just like, a second, you'll know what kind of lip colors I gravitate towards. Pigalle is described as pink chocolate and I mean COME ON. Pigalle also reminds me of the metro and Paris and all the things I love in life so I couldn't say no. Well I could have, but why would I want to?

I'd never really considered buying a NARS lipstick before this one. No real reason for that; I've been a MAC lipstick girl for ages and never felt like I wanted to stray. But as one does, I was checking out NARS in Sephora, swatching everything like a crazy person and I found Pigalle and all I could think was yessssss. The thing I love about this color is that it's perfect for this summer to autumn transition period. It's not too pink, not too brown and lasts for ages! Heat, cold, whatever the weird in-between weather might be! Looks amazing with summer brights or fall darks. It's been my go-to for the last few weeks and I don't see that changing anytime soon!

Lastly I should say, I usually don't buy matte lipsticks but this one isn't at all drying and doesn't make your lips look more chapped, which is always a plus. If you're in the market for a color like this go and check it out. It's my new fav!


What's In My Bag for Fashion Week

This is a bit exciting, I suppose! A little while back I shot a video with Glam while I was in San Francisco about what I'd pack in my bag for fashion week. The concept was to curate a little bag that you could take straight from the airport to NYFW. Simple, right? Not so much as I wanted to pack all black. Tell me if you're surprised!

In my Cuyana Tote was:

YSL Rouge Volupté Shine #10, Chocolate Instyle
MAC Rebel
MAC Breath of Plum

Shoemint heels (similar here)
Catbird + Endswell rings
Beanie from Voyager

Dress from Wasteland
Helmut Lang skirt
Romper from Jane's Closet
Zara leather jacket

Samsung NX-300

That romper has been in full rotation and I don't think I've gone two days without wearing that beanie since I got it. I finished that YSL lipstick since shooting (RIP) and will probably repurchase; we all know I love those 90's brown lips. Still digging that leather jacket I bought a few years back — so impressed with the quality of Zara's leather goods, if I'm being honest. And of course I go nowhere without my lil camera + rings. Woo.

I had so much fun shooting and love how it came out. Check out the video, let me know what you think, and leave me some comments telling me what you would put in your bag for fashion week, yay!

P.S. Give a little love to Kristen and Kelly; they were amazing!


August 2014 Favorites

How crazy is it that August is over? Gonna be honest though, super stoked for fall weather; leaves changing, chilly nights and gorgeous days. Put me on a rooftop and give me a glass of Pinot and I'll be good. I think I have an obsession with rooftops, guys.

It's been hot in New York — really hot with a stupid amount of humidity that makes you want to shower 341482 times a day. Not cute, therefore minimalism was definitely a thing for me. Less is more and all that jazz. 

To help combat oils, I stuck to the matte side of MAKE's Custom Finish Effects Matte Dew.  It's super silky and will help in any places you need a little less shine. On the other hand, when the nights are cooler, I've been loving the dewy side for a purposely-glowy boost. It's perfect and I really want to try their Face Gloss when the cooler weather comes.

Nude lips are my thing as of late. MAC's Hug Me + Viva Glam V Lipglass are the perfect combo. I usually hate lipgloss but I can't stop wearing this one. If you're looking for a pink nude that leans towards the brown side (as I normally do), definitely check these two out. Obsessed.

While NARS Douceur is my every-day blush of choice, I've started to fall a bit for Margin again. It's kind of a brown peach color with a frost finish so it's gorgeous on tanned / yellow-toned skin. Paired with the aforementioned nude lip and a bit of liner? Hell yes.

Switching gears to bases, Fresh's moisturizer is still in rotation. It's light and hydrating and I can't get enough. NARS Tinted Moisturizer is the new love of my life. It stays on through the hot summer days and doesn't melt off while waiting for the subway (guuuuuuhhhh). The coverage is on the lighter side but totally buildable.

And so we have my August favorites. Let me know if you guys would like me to do separate reviews for any of these! Happy September!


30 (more) random facts about me

It's been a year and six months since I did my last 30 things post. A lot has changed! I should probably just start and not babble, huh? Let's go. Oh and all these photos are from Snapchat, hahahah.
  • I've been pescatarian for over a year and a half now!!!! 
  • I'm currently pursuing food photography which is basically my dream
  • On July 1st  I moved to Brooklyn
  • This year I took up ukulele and calligraphy — I like to play Free Bird and The Cranberries a lot
  • I have three new tattoos which makes a total of five. I want another! 
  • I love being out! This is soooo funny since in my last post I said I was a homebody.  Hahahahah not anymore! 
  • 25 is proving to be my best year yet
  • Some of my tracked tags on tumblr are: animal crossing, april ludgate, banana and peanut butter, interior design, lost in translation
  • I have a pretty morbid sense of humor. oops!
  • Snapchat and pastry addictions are very real for me 
  • I think it's important to go through loss to find out things about yourself. I think a lot of people take others / things for granted and it's nice to be reminded that we're just all human
  • I blush a lot
  • If I wasn't pursuing photography, I'd be doing interiors
  • I'M HAPPY (this is great)
  • I've been on a cookie kick lately — my two current favorites are lavender sea salt and rosemary chocolate chip

  • I work out in some form most days (so I can eat said cookies)
  • Stevie Nicks is definitely a huge inspiration to me when it comes to fashion. Witchy vibes ONLY
  • I love having projects to work on. I think it's super important to always be learning and always be creating
  • This year I've met some of the most incredible people. Stupidly thankful always
  • I'm pretty confident in myself and how I feel about things — I always try to be intuitive and insightful
  • My bed sheets are white and my towels are pink
  • I spent my 25th birthday in Costa Rica and it was basically the best thing to happen to me so far this year
  • I could eat avocado toast all day every day
  • Often found wearing Nike shorts under my dresses 
  • I love the skull emoji a lot and these are my recently used emojis
  • I am dating a total babe (hi babe)
  • Cookbooks are my favorite! I need them all 
  • Autumn is my favorite season. Summer was great but I can't wait for it to be over
  • I love that 90's fashion is coming back. I think it's great — kind of makes me a bit nostalgic but mostly I just like brown-nude lipstick and platform / jelly sandals.
  • I know most, if not all the words to Clueless. No shame

And another 30 done and done. I feel like these are kind of boring, hahah! It's so hard to come up with things sometimes. I mean, it just feels silly sitting here talking about myself to the internet. Says the girl with the blog...

It is what it is, I suppose.

Have you guys done one of these before? Link me! I love learning about people. Anyway, be back soon with some real posts. Pretty excited about 'em!

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