Things I'm Loving

Thursday, February 26, 2015

1. Mikky Ekko

Not entirely sure how I've let the rest of his music slip under my radar, but I've been loving Mikky Ekko as of late. He's obviously incredible on the song "Stay" with my love Rihanna and his song "Place For Us" was on the Catching Fire soundtrack, so that has obviously been such a jam for me. One of his songs came up on my Hozier radio and I saved it immediately and went to listen to his entire discography available on Spotify.

My favorites of his are "Pull Me Down," "Kids," and "We Must Be Killers."



2. Benefit's Boi-ing Concealer

I go through phases where I want to spend the extra few seconds in the morning applying under eye concealer. A lot of the time, I just ignore this step and just hope that foundation will cover my dark circles, but recently it just hasn't been cutting it. I have two shades of this concealer, so I've been using the lighter on (shade 01) and applying it with my ring finger gently underneath my eyes to conceal and dark circles (or, luggage, if we're going to reference last night's Black-ish).

3. Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin 

I got a four sample pack of primer potions from Urban Decay a while ago and I just recently decided to take them out of their packaging and depot them into empty contact cases for easy access. Urban Decay's Sin eyeshadow might be my favorite eyeshadow of all time, so having the Primer Potion option is a great addition to my makeup routines. I wore it by itself on Tuesday and it might be my new lazy day eye product. It's not thick like some cream eyeshadows, it lasts all day, and it gives the nicest sheen to your eyes to make you appear more awake. What more could you ask for?



4. Fleece-lined Leggings

I have my trusty pair of Under Armour leggings to get me through the winter, but sometimes they just don't keep me warm at all if it's particularly bitter outside (which lately, that's all it has been). Back in January, I got these fleeced lined leggings from The Wandering Wardrobe and let me tell you...they are life-changing. The insides are the softest fleece that will ever grace your legs (pro-tip: wear these after you shave and melt into a puddle of happiness) and they come in a bunch of different colors! I have the black ones and you can see me wearing them multiple times in one week. No shame!



5. Double Pump Vanilla Soy Latte

Dear Abby, if you're reading this...I hate you for getting me hooked on this drink. I was complaining about not really liking the vanilla lattes (that's right...plural, I had two in one day) I had on Saturday from Starbucks. My friend ordered this when we went the next day and I was so intrigued by her order that I just got it as well. And let me tell you...it was life changing. I don't know the specific details about this sorcery of a drink, just the face that it ranks above Ryan Gosling shirtless in the hierarchy of important things in my life at the moment.




6. Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum

On my 2015 To Do List, one of the things to check off my list was to invest in nicer and more skincare. My skin is probably the most problematic part of me (obsession with male musicians and Rihanna aside), so I figured I might as well treat it like a goddess to see if it will eventually love me back. I recently received this Vitamin C Serum from Amara Organics, a product that is supposed to brighten and smooth your skin and offer some anti-aging remedies as well. I'm only 19, so I'm not entirely concerned with the anti-aging effects of this quite yet, but I am intrigued by the brightening effects. Vitamin C is also supposed to help with acne scarring, which I have quite a bit from.

For this serum, I believe I would have to be using it a little bit longer than a couple of weeks, but upon the first few uses I noticed that my skin felt smoother! We'll see what other effects come with this product as time goes on.

What have you been loving lately?

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