Faves and Raves

February 14, 2011

I thought that since I am suffering from writer’s block in a major way I would write about a few of my favorite things. And they are not raindrops on roses or any of that other muck–more like blush and shoes.

I recently bought Benefit’s Bella Bamba Blush from Sephora and it is gorgeous on my fair, freckled skin. It’s the perfect shade of “When will it be spring?” pink and has just enough sparkle to brighten your complexion but not so much that you look like you threw glitter on your face. I like to put it on the apples of my cheeks and then a light swipe across my forehead and down the middle of my nose for a bit of natural color. It smells divine and has a perfect little brush.

Brights are in style for spring (on your face and otherwise) so I dug out my MAC Hello Kitty lipgloss in sweet strawberry. I wish I could link it for you but it’s one of those specialty collections from a year or two ago. (Yeah, yeah, I should’ve thrown it away but it’s a lovely color and I just can’t bear to part with pretty lip gloss.) I’m actually a bit of a wimp about lip color and usually buy very neutral pinks and mauves. I have NO natural color on my lips whatsoever so I have to wear something. It’s just usually a very light something. I often wear Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss in the exact shade pictured (it goes on very sheer) or Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten. (I own about five Lip Glazes, but Kitten is the only one I wear regularly. It’s a weekend color, very sheer and nice for a low-key makeup look.) However, as I get older (29 next month, people!) I really want to try new things and switch my look up a bit. So I really stepped out of the box (convinced by every fashion magazine on the planet and also Wendy Brandes’ bold lips) (I’m too shy for red lips, so…) after having seen a million bright lips I convinced myself to buy MAC’s Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass which is much more bright-coral-y than one would imagine from the photo.

I’m also really loving the sandals and wedges that are coming out for spring. I don’t often wear heels because I spend all day on my feet, but I’m loving these chunky wedges from Steven by Steve Madden–I’ve always had a weakness for gray shoes.  These flowered Kate Spade flats are gorgeous but there’s a cheaper option by Report that would do just fine for those pesky summer weddings that take place on the beach. Or, you know, with boyfriend jeans and a lacy top. I love the juxtaposition of distressed jeans with feminine tops and accessories. I absolutely love the structure of these Philip Lim t-straps but they’re for girls who don’t have to run around after six year olds and cook dinner in PJs.  (And who doesn’t have four loads of laundry waiting to be folded…so I should probably go.)


Le Sigh

February 7, 2011

I have a nasty habit of taking things too seriously. Everything, from relationships to shopping trips, becomes a huge ordeal that I think upon for weeks at a time. This is keeping me from blogging because I am busy overthinking every sentence I write.


I have promised myself that I will stop this overthinking and so I will return tomorrow and maybe I will post about fashion or maybe I will post about California but I will NOT think about it all night tonight.