Things I Love to Put on My Face

Things I Love (to Put on My Face) Sephora Spring 2017 Sale Edition

It feels really gross that every beauty guru and blog is picking out what you should buy at Sephora during the Beauty Insider sale. Have we all stooped so low and are willingly providing free advertising in celebration of a measly 15% off?

That said, here’s my post on the sale.

Don’t buy something unless you need it. For the most part, my general rule is: don’t buy something on sale that you wouldn’t buy full price. So I am making two very conscious purchases during this sale and nothing else.

This Surratt Beauty eyeliner is shockingly expensive, but it’s refillable and the cartridges are only $18. After I left my big girl job I was on the hunt for a less expensive version of the Stila Stay All Day Liner (I love you Stila) and, guess what, all the drug store versions suck balls. NYX repeatedly has let me down. Elf is a joke. I used L’oreal’s in high school. In came Surratt Beauty. Their cartridges are less expensive than Stila’s single-use pens. Which means I am creating less waste with my makeup and saving money. Buying this during the sale because it’s a one time purchase and I might as well make the most of it, yeah? I haven’t actually tried it yet, it’s online only, but Katie Jane Hughes says it’s the best. Who needs to try something before you buy it?

This Belif Moisturizer is a cult favorite for a good reason. I first heard about it on Stephanie Nicole’s Channel (my favorite youtuber). I had used the aqua bomb before and was not that big of a fan, I have really dry skin, you guys (have I mentioned that before?), so the moisturizing bomb was really intriguing. Well, I have blown my way through ever sample that Sephora could give me while I tried to clean out my moisturizer stash and I have fallen in love. By the time the sale starts I’ll be able to justify buying a new moisturizer.

And that’s it. Don’t buy stuff because I’m buying it. Buy some face wash and use your discount because you’re out of facewash. Buy a new red lipstick because you’re almost out of your regular red lipstick. Chill out. You don’t need another eye palette filled with neutrals. You definitely don’t need more contouring products.

 

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Things I Love to Wear

Things I Love (to Wear) JEWELRY. It’s a Thing.

Jewelry! Honestly, I hardly wear it (save for a few rings and a gold bracelet) but there’s nothing better to elevate a daily uniform of t-shirt and jeans.

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This pendant necklace from MG Stilwaggon Designs is bad ass. Full disclosure, MG was my roommate in college and I absolutely adore her. She’s an incredibly talented artist and jewelry is like mini pieces of art at that you can wear. Buy some art! It’s an investment.

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I didn’t know that I needed a giant ass cocktail ring until I saw this giant ass cocktail ring from Stellarium Jewelry. You guys! It has metaphysical properties! Perhaps I am drawn to it because my boyfriend is a Pisces and I’m getting over a sore throat? Maybe I just like giant shiny things. For all you Baltimoreans, Stellarium Jewelry can also be found at Milk & Ice in Hampden (where you can find FUCKING BOLO TIES. BOLO TIES FOREVER).

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I may be totally against feet and feet adjacent jewelry, but this anklet is alright. Like, I love Double Indemnity so how against anklets can I really be? Besides the only time I took a real hard stance against foot jewelry was when my mother told me she wanted a toe ring. Who wants their mother wearing a toe ring? Speaking of moms though, something about this anklet paired with a Birkenstock just screams sexy Brooklyn Mom to me and, you know what? I’m okay with that.

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Things I Love to Wear

Things I Love (to Wear) RIP Bebe Edition

When I saw on WWD that Bebe would be shutting down its brick and mortar stores to focus on its online business I was shocked. What is a mall without an empty Bebe surrounded by teenage girls laughing at the freakum dresses in the window?

There’s nothing more delightful than a classic Bebe logo tank. It reminds me of summer camp counselors, crunchy curls, cleaning ladies, and babysitters. Get one while you still can!! Nostalgia’s working for us and these tanks are gonna be BIG in a few years. I look forward to going to a bar I’m too old for and seeing art school students covered in body glitter wearing Bebe tanks with platform sneakers and listening to frightening music I do not understand but thoroughly enjoy.

Herve Leger bandage dresses may not be in style anymore, but they always will at Bebe. Where will the Real Housewives of OC buy dresses now? How will that one girl who really loves horses turn it out and surprise everyone with her boobs at prom?

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This is actually just a cute dress that I likeI’m not supposed to buy more clothes but, like, I’m sure they’re going to have some great sales in store. What if I just hopped on over to the mall and bought a dress? NBD.

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Things I Love to Put in My Home

Things I Love (to Put in My Home) Secondhand Furniture Edition

I’m moving (to New Orleans!!!) in the fall and have been looking at home decor porn and dreaming of sweaty jazzy nights. I even made a pinterest board for my theoretical house in New Orleans. Anyways, here’s some second hand furniture I’ve found throughout the Internet.

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This credenza actually belongs to a friend of mine. It’s cute AF though. Someone in NYC better fucking buy it. Put it in your entryway! At the foot of your bed? I don’t know!

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This wood panel screen is super chic and from the hidden gem that is Apartment Therapy’s marketplace. My dad has one that I am 100% going to steal the next time I move. Sorry Dad. Anyways, this one is available for pick up in Baltimore.

Peacock chairs are a true gift. I want one just so that I can recreate scenes from Suddenly Last Summer. Too bad I will never be rich and fabulous enough to have a fucking green house. We all need a good rattan chair and some Tennesee Williams.

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Things I Love to Do

Things I Love (to Do) Weekend of March 24th, 2017

The Station North Flea Market at the Wind Up Space will be a great time. Buy some vintage clothes from me. Drink a drink. Catch a movie at The Charles. See my friends play a show at Downsquares across the street. Look, I just planned your Saturday.

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrors because the crowds have (mostly) died down. Take a bunch of pictures for your Instagram and let me make fun of you.

Make a fucking terrarium it’s cute and isn’t totally oversaturated yet. When will we know succulents and terrariums have reached their peak?? When there’s a snap chat filter that makes your head look like a succulent? When there’s some horrible political drama that somehow has to do with cacti and Donald Trump? I, for one, look forward to a generation of Baddie Winkle wannabes grandmas with faded Hawarthia fasciata tattoos. Anyways, plants are great for the air quality in your home and I, for one, need as many vaguely healthy things in my life as possible.

Go for a walk. Please. It will make you feel better.

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