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Things I'm Loving

1. My reunion with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

I would list just the eyeliner as my favorite, but I think we all know by now after constant posts about it and whining that I didn't have one in my possession that this eyeliner is a holy grail for me. I try not to be too dependent on one specific product, as I like a bit of variety in my makeup life, but when something works as good as this eyeliner works for me, you just have to get exclusive with it. I finally picked up a new tube of my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner right before I left for Boston last week and it has been a serious game changer in my makeup game. You truly don't know what you have until it's gone. I've used countless liquid eyeliners over the past few months and nothing will ever come close to the Kat Von D one. It it the blackest, longest lasting, and has the most precise point and easiest control. If you want a sharp wing, look no further.

2. Glossier Generation G lipsticks

I literally just talked about these on the blog yesterday, so speaking in length about it right now is a bit redundant. But if you want a sheer wash of matte color that looks like a gorgeous popsicle stain...these are the lipsticks for you. You can read more of me raving about them here, if you so desire!

3. "Girls Talk Boys" by 5 Seconds of Summer

I meant to talk about this song last week, but without a Things I'm Loving Thursday, I wasn't quite sure when to mention it. I've been listening and dancing to this song since it leaked came out on iTunes and Spotify. It's so fun. Judge all you want, but it puts an extra pep in my step and I find them perfectly adorable. It's got that fun retro vibe and it makes me want to swing hips and dance around and have a good time.

4. Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness Pandora station

I've put a lot of time and effort into trying to find the perfect Pandora stations to play at work. I've gone through dozens and dozens trying to find ones that didn't get insanely repetitive and didn't make me want to skip every other song. After plenty of trial and error, I've come to the conclusion that alongside the Walk the Moon station, the Andrew McMahon station is the best. Sure, I work plenty of days a week so it gets repetitive eventually, but I don't think I could ever get sick of hearing Jack's Mannequin, Something Corporate or Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness repeatedly throughout the week. Really, it's just a nice mix of music that gets me super nostalgic and provides a lot of new tunes for me to jam out to. I have a habit of taking photos of the screen when a song that I like comes on so I can add it to my Spotify later that day.

5. Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

I used to use this religiously in high school then I think I just kept forgetting to buy it again? I feel like that's the only explanation for why I haven't been using this for the past few years. It used to save my life in high school, when my skin liked to get oily after only a couple of hours, no matter how much I set it. A true pain in my butt. My skin combination, because I do have plenty of little dry patches, mainly from my acne products. My t-zone, however, remains oily and the humidity and hot weather does not help in the slightest. I definitely needed a little bit of extra help over the summer. I don't want to look completely matte, but I also don't need to look like a greasy mess. I spritz this on my face after I do my makeup and I've already noticed a difference this week in how my makeup is wearing. It doesn't getting muddy or patchy, it doesn't start to break apart or slip off as the day goes on, and it just keeps my face oils at bay.

What have you been loving lately?


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