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1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sydney

Never would I ever think that I would include a non-bold lipstick in a list of things I've been loving, then again, who thought I ever would've owned a light pink shade either? I picked up Sydney because I thought it would be a more pastel pink, bordering on lavender shade. When I first put it on, I was a bit disappointed. It was a little too "nude" for my taste. However, after wearing it once or twice, I fell in love. It's the perfect demure shade to wear when my look or outfit is a bit softer. I mean, do I really want to be wearing a siren red with seersucker pants and a white t-shirt? Not particularly! Sydney fulfills all of my lipstick needs when I wanted a simple shade that goes with everything. Gone are the days where I skip a day of lipstick because I think I don't have something that matches!

Like the rest of the soft matte lip creams, it smells great, applies smoothly (and you don't have to be as careful with this one because it's not a bright orange or pink so if you're in a rush, there's less of a concern about feathering). I would definitely make sure to exfoliate well before applying though, as it has the tendency to dry into the fine lines of your lips and it's more noticeable before of its tone.

2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner

Goodbye, Stila eyeliner! I had to replace my liquid eyeliner (hallelujah) and picked this one up on a friend's recommendation. Guys. GUYS. This eyeliner is a god send. It has a felt tip that allows for precise lines. Do you know what that means? WINGED EYELINER FOR DAYSSSS. Seriously, this stuff if the real deal. It doesn't budge, it's super opaque, and the precision tip is perfect for getting your inner corners, creating a thin line, and for those pesky wings that I can never seem to get sharp enough.

3. Cajun Shrimp from OPI

I've talked about this nail polish at least a dozen times on this blog before. It's my all time favorite color of nail polish and I pretty much wear it all year, sans a few months in the winter time because of its orangey tinge. It's the perfect spring/summer/fall red. It has a tinge of orange in it, but it's not too intense. And it's a one-coater! Any nail polish that requires one coat and dries ridiculously fast without a topcoat deserves an award in my boat.


4. "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd

Shoutout to my homegirl Abby for introducing me to this song over the weekend (HAH! GET IT?). I'm obsessed. I cannot get this song out of my head. I listen to it on every drive I take, every time I'm getting ready, really just any time I'm doing anything and haven't listened to it within an hour or two. It's so catchy, it's so unlike The Weeknd while still totally being him? Like, I have no idea how to describe it. It's not overly sexual or broody. It's seriously the ultimate getting ready/driving jam and I can't wait to put this on every single one of my playlists for the rest of eternity.

What have you been loving lately? 


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