This space is a creative outlet and mostly just something fun for me. As I do occasionally share things that I feel are important though, I didn’t feel right staying completely silent here about current events. My thoughts and feelings are still very raw and I am by no means an expert on racial issues, but I am certain that I absolutely and unquestionably support Black people’s rights to live (and thrive). More than that, I acknowledge the Black community as they are asking for my help and support.
I spent my teens and early twenties on the east coast at an all-girls high school then college, and my uniform was either Lilly Pulitzer or a pastel popped collar polo shirt (technically my uniform during school was pajamas that passed the dress code. The Lilly and Lacoste came out on the weekends). Equally predictable was my jewelry: a silver Tiffany’s chain & tag necklace/bracelet and almost always pearl stud earrings.
One of my very favorite new places to shop online is Verishop. They’ve got an amazing selection of clothing, beauty, home, accessories and more and they offer amazing free one day shipping and free returns. I discovered them a few months ago and have shopped with them many times since.
Pinterest is one of my favorite sites/apps, and I love spending time finding pictures, quotes, recipes, and ideas that inspire me. I noticed that my pins usually follow a theme from time to time, so I thought I’d collect some of my favorite recent images and share them here with you. Lately I’ve been drawn to lots of pictures of beautiful views, and here are some of my favorite ones:
It looks like we might all be spending a little more time at home in inside for a while, and if you’re looking for something new and unique to watch I’ve got you! My ideal entertainment is a great romantic comedy, and I’ve been absolutely LOVING Korean tv shows in this genre lately. They’re almost all that I’ve watched for probably the last six months. I love how creative and special they all are, and it’s so exciting to learn about an entire different culture while watching something entertaining.
You know how certain foods like tomatoes or asparagus seem so gross when you’re little and then you end up loving them as you grow up? Well, I never thought I’d say this but I think “touristy” button down shirts are SO cute right now.
The most popular post on my blog so far is my Plume Vs Castor Oil Experiment (click here to check it out). As I mentioned in that post, I tried Latisse before my wedding in 2016 and was blown away with the results. My natural lashes looked amazing! It requires an Rx though, was expensive, and I had some slight side effects like eyelid darkening on my lashline and my lashes actually got a little too long and began looking unruly.
And finally, my lip product inventory! For years I rarely placed an online order or walked out of a store without some kind of lip balm or gloss in my bag. I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect product, and this is the category where I’m the pickiest. It has to be the right texture, shade, scent, taste, packaging, ingredients, and so much more.
I did finally find my holy grail lip balm but it was discontinued last year 😭. I also had a favorite lip color in high school, and though its perfection is probably exaggerated in my memory, I don’t think I’ve found something lately that I love as much. After doing this inventory though, I realized that I’ve got so many pretty products, so I’m interested to see if any of them will get more use and/or warrant a repurchase when the year is up. Here we go!
Next, palettes! This is probably the most fun (and most complicated) category. I love palettes for variety, design, & portability, but it’s rare to find a palette where you use all of the products evenly. I’m interested to see not only which palettes I reach for most often this year, but also which colors within the palettes will be most used. Here’s what I have: