Just a list of nine things — makeup, beauty and otherwise — that I’ve been loving lately.
I finally broke down last week and dropped 53 large on a bottle of the new Diorskin Nude Air Serum in Honey, and the funny thing is…I had about a week’s worth left of the fatty-bo-batty sample I got from Sephora last month, but the thought of not having it around anymore sent me into a minor (OK, major) panic.
I’ve raved plenty about this foundation lately (I’d been using the sample this whole time), so I won’t bore you with all the details right meow. In a nutshell, though, I think it does a phenomenal job of blurring pores, feels lightweight, and it has a velvety finish that looks crazy natural.
The coverage is medium, but you can build it up to just shy of full.
Unfortunately…it’s annoyingly expensive, but dang if it isn’t great on so many levels.
2. A Beautiful Day by India Arie
I really like listening to this song in the morning. It’s very sweet and uplifting and helps me get my day started on a good note. 🙂
3. Balenciaga Paris l’Édition Mer
Officially, this fresh, sparkling elixir, which was inspired by the depths of the ocean, has notes of bergamot, yuzu (a citrus fruit from East Asia), shisho (an herb from the mint family), wet lilies, seashore accord and dry wood.
Unofficially, the scent reminds me of salty skin after a day at the beach. I also catch whiffs of warm ocean breezes, fresh peeled oranges and chilled Champagne.
It’s kinda like a more masculine version of MAC Turquatic, and if a dude walked by me wearing this, I would probably follow him for several blocks, and then tackle him somewhere along the way.
OK, not really. 🙂
4. GLOSS Moderne hair care
Speaking of stuff that smells good, I’m totally addicted to the GLOSS Moderne line of shampoos, conditioners and serums because they smell just like coconuts! — and they leave my hair looking shiny and glossy.
5. Trader Joe’s Organic Fairtrade Rooibos & Honeybush Tea
I just picked this up at Trader Joe’s yesterday, and I’m already rueing the day I return to the store only to find it missing.
It’s a sweet, smooth red herbal tea made with plants native to South Africa (tastes a little like honey tea, but not quite as sweet).
This show about a family of hip-hop moguls is totally over-the-top, drama-for-your-mama fabulousness! I’ve been marathoning it for days.
Terrance Howard plays the main character, Lucious Lyon, a gangsta rapper turned entrepreneur, but I’m pulling for his ex-wife, Cookie, played by the gorgeous Taraji P. Henson.
I warn you, though… Once you start watching it, you may not be able to stop.
7. Flourless Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies
I’ve made these twice in the past week and forgot both times to take pics before the cookies disappeared into the nether regions of my belly.
The recipe, which I got from my new favorite cooking website, ohsheglows.com, is super easy — just five ingredients! — and it comes together quickly.
Try it. They’re delicious and healthy. Plus, who doesn’t like cookies for breakfast?
8. Green nail polishes (like ORLY Color Amp’d in La La Land)
Preferably ones with a cream finish!
9. These tabby cat socks
Tabs wholeheartedly approves of these socks.
I wish I knew who the designer was… They were a gift from my employer’s feline-loving friends over at Purpose Litter. (Scented litter: fancy! Available now at Target stores and target.com).
One can never have too many pairs of cat lady socks. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,