Monthly Archives: June 2015


I try to go through my arsenal of things every once in a while in an attempt to force myself from sticking to one thing for too long. After recently moving back home from school, I wanted to throw away everything I knew I wouldn’t use, forcing me to pull out things I haven’t reached for in forever. These five items, in particular, were once forgotten ~but now have been found~

derma e Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid – I actually have a few bottles of this lying around because I have received it a few times in subscription boxes. I like face mists (? sprays? that sounds weird, right?) to prime and set my makeup but I would have never necessarily tried this one out if I hadn’t read the instructions. I thought this one might be too dewy but no! it is perfect. My makeup has been staying pretty much all day, even when I spend 8 hours running in circles at work. I’m already looking into buying a few back up bottles because I now know I cannot be without this.

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush – I used to be so obsessed with this eyeshadow. It is so pretty but also slightly inconvenient when compared to palettes, especially when I’m in a rush (an amber rush –hah, get it?). Now that I’ve discovered it again, I’ve realized that this beautiful color is worth keeping nearby in case I’m in need of some sort of sparkle.


MAC Lipstick in Rebel – I used to literally keep this in my pocket. Luckily, now I do again. The color in the tube is a bit intimidating but I find it to be very pink in real life. In fact, I often think this isn’t nearly dark enough for me. But, because of that, it is easy to wear and slap on without too much effort. Plus, even once it fades, I find it leaves a nice pink tint, making it perfect for me when I know I have a long day ahead.



NARS Matte Multiple in Altai – This is actually a product I didn’t love when I first bought it. Initially, I was excited about it – I prefer cream products if I can find them, especially my bronzers. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t getting the finish I wanted with this product. Months later, I’ve dug it up and tried it again. I’ve gotten a lot more patient when it comes to doing my makeup and making it look the way I want it to look, which I think is the key with this product. I’m actually excited to check out a few more colors soon!


Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Electric Blue – I bought this a few months ago when I was having a bright eyeliner kick. Though I still don’t wear crazy eyeliner most days, I do appreciate it every once in a while, especially if I’m going to a concert or something exciting like that. Though I love the Stila eyeliners, I especially love this one because it is $7 and I won’t feel as bad if I don’t end up using the whole thing before it dries out!



In days past, I would have gladly convinced myself that I could buy whatever I wanted and make it work. I’d do the math – “if I work 3 extra shifts I can buy this.” Unfortunately, all that is no more. With car payments and impending student loan payments, I can’t afford to just buy stuff when I want. So, for now, I’ll constantly refresh these pages online, hoping for some extravagant, unrealistic sale.

Madewell Courier Shirt in Stripe – I love all of the Courier shirts but I think the stripe is my favorite. I’m really bad about getting out of my comfort zone when it comes to clothes but that’s alright cause this shirt screams my name. I really want it, and actually see it as something I would definitely get my money’s worth from, but I’m hoping to visit my local-ish Madewell to check it out in person before I jump the gun.

Madewell Transport Tote – Can you tell I’m having a Madewell moment? I’ve loved this bag for years but I own about 500 totes so I keep telling myself that I definitely do not need another one. Nonetheless, I…need it. I’m actually putting some money aside each time I get paid so I won’t feel so bad when I spend an entire loan payment on a purse. But! This is such a grown up girl bag! I feel like I, as a 22 year old college grad, need this bag. Plus, doesn’t it seem like the perfect airplane bag?!

Dior SoReal Sunglasses – File this under things I will never buy but will forever want. These sunglasses are over $500 so yeah, never gonna happen, but the heart wants what the heart wants. I just think, if I were to buy these, I’d never need another pair of sunglasses again. So…maybe…if I win the lottery or something.

Commodity Fragrance in Book – I first experienced this a few weeks ago when I was in New York and fell in love at first sniff. I can’t stop thinking about it. I actually ended up buying the “Gin” scent but only because they didn’t have Book in stock as a rollerball (funnily enough, the Book scent actually smelled much more alcoholic to me). I can’t really justify another full-sized perfume bottle but I definitely know this one is at the top of my list.