Monthly Archives: April 2015



    • There’s been a lot of debate (that I haven’t kept up with) about who PPL MVR really are (maybe Brand New? but almost definitely not?) but, to be honest, I don’t care who is under those costumes. I forgot about the song after hearing it a few months ago but was reminded of it during this week’s crazy Brand New situation. Either way, it is pretty much all I’ve listened to all week. –Amanda


    • I watched all of Kroll Show after realizing I have Amazon Prime and I absolutely loved it. It is hysterical and right up my street. I’ll talk more about it soon but for now… –Amanda


Everyone knows Sephora has two bi-annual “sales” – the amazing November sale (20%!) as well as a spring sale that usually occurs sometime in April. Although I haven’t received any email about this sale yet (hopefully that changes by the time this post goes up!), this sale is surely around the corner. I typically try to save as many purchases as I can for these sales so I can save a bit. Because of this, there’s a ton I’m considering buying.

L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil – One of my 2015 “resolutions” (if you can call it that) was to be sure to moisturize as much as possible. I’m 22 but I’m already noticing that my skin is constantly changing. From oily one day to normal to dry, it is already becoming something I’m having to look after. I’ve been using lotions for the most part so far but my friend recently gave me a sample of this oil. The scent alone is to die for (almonds! so cozy) but the product itself is also wonderful. I’m especially looking forward to using it this summer when lotions and creams start to feel too heavy.

Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – This is a new one! I’ve long been a fan of Shiseido sunscreens and, as much as I love them, this packaging alone is calling to me! I’m really good about making sure to apply SPF every morning but I definitely could never forget with this bright bottle sitting on my vanity!

Oscar Blandi Dry Conditioner – I had the same reaction – a dry conditioner!? I first heard about this stuff when I was watching The Kitchy Kitchen and was instantly intrigued, especially because I’m constantly using dry shampoo. This is one of those products I’ll always wonder about until I try it so why not check it out when I can save a few bucks?

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream – As you can probably tell, I’m not all that concerned with makeup at the moment, but I have been running low on a ton of my skincare. I’m currently alternating between an Algenist eye cream and the Origins Ginzing one. Though I like them both, I’m looking for one that is targeted more towards someone who is just starting to worry about anti-aging, not necessarily trying to counteract it. After some research, I came upon this one and it seems perfect!

Commodity Gin Eau de Parfum – This is sort of my wildcard. I definitely don’t need new perfume but, for me and fragrance, I never say never. I’ve long been interested in the Commodity line so I was ecstatic to see they were going to be carried at Sephora. Although I’m not sure Gin will be the scent I necessarily love, I’m dying to check it out in person!

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream – I love BareMinerals’ base products. I tested this out on my hand a few weeks ago and I loved it. They didn’t have my shade so I thought it was probably a sign to just wait this one out until the sale. I personally found this to be extremely light coverage (so I’m not sure it would be a favorite for everyone) but I think it would be perfect for long days at work when I want to feel put together but not overdone.

What are you looking forward to buying when the sale comes around? Do you know when the sale will be? Let me know if you’ve heard anything!



  • Like the rest of the world, I recently watched The Roast of Justin Bieber. Funny as it was, it mostly just reminded me how much I loved last year’s James Franco Roast…particularly Andy Samberg’s roast. –Amanda


  • I’ve been crazy excited for my trip to Atlanta in early May. While I briefly lived there when I was in third grade, this is only my second weekend trip up to Atlanta since I’ve been 21. I’m excited to find some awesome places for Boozy Brunch (my favorite) as well as other cool places to hang out. If you know of anywhere, let me know! I’ve been particularly interested in West Egg and Bartaco! –Amanda


  • I recently finished reading my second book (South of the Border, West of the Sun) by Haruki Murakami. Although I’ve only read two so far, I have yet to not be completely blown away by his writing. If you are looking for something new to read and haven’t yet, you should definitely check him out. –Amanda