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Things I'm Loving

I want to reformat my Things I'm Loving Thursday posts. I don't know how I want to go about it, so I'm going to probably test a few different formats over the next few weeks to figure out what in the heck I want to doith this blog series. It's certainly not something that I want to give up, especially since I need some place weekly to scream about new singles that the members of One Direction release during their solo endeavors, but dedicating entire blog posts to said songs would be a little extreme and quite frankly, a bit boring. How many exclamation points can you read in a row before you sigh and yell, "WE GET IT!"

What I've been putting on my face:

Actually, it's a relief to say that I'm not really putting much on my face lately. I'm really dedicated to keeping a bare face as much as possible this summer in an attempt to really heal my acne ridden skin and just give it a break. One of my all time favorite products has really been coming in clutch for my lazy makeup days though. I'm actually almost out of my Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel (I use the shade Espresso) and I'm so torn between getting another tube or sticking to my all drugstore purchases. It's the perfect match for my eyebrow color and really fills in those sparse areas without adding too much. It's definitely a product that makes me feel infinitely more polished when I have it on.

I've also been wearing a decent amount of cream eyeshadow lately. I don't think I can talk about the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize cream shadow any more than I already do, but once again, it's just so low maintenance and is the easiest way for me to complete my eye look. For something a little less dramatic and bronze, I've been reaching for my tiny version of Benefit's Bikini Teeny cream shadow, which is a beautiful champagne shimmer that looks amazing all over the lid and crept up into the crease. If I need a simple eye look, I basically just pop these on and apply some mascara. I've been using the L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara (total dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex).

Aaaaaaand last but not least, my favorite summer blush has returned to the scene. I always forget that I own this blush until I'm trying to switch it up in my makeup routine and I flip this one over to see the shade name and I'm like "YES!" I should also start off by saying that this is NARS Orgasm before I continue to talk about how pretty it is without actually saying what it is and make you guess based on the color in the pan in the photo. It's a really pretty pink that leans towards the coral side to make a really gorgeous shade that looks nice applied lightly over fair skin or blends in with a tan to give you a healthy glow. I also love its subtle golden shimmer in the pan. It doesn't translate heavily onto the skin but adds a hint of sheen and shimmer (not gross chunky shimmer though) that couples nicely with a power highlight.

What I'm listening to:

Instead of diving right into numbered lists, let's talk a little bit about a few songs I've been loving lately. If you haven't heard, Queen Kesha has blessed us with released two new songs and they're killer. I am so glad that Kesha is back and better than ever. She deserves the world and her new song "Woman" is a Certified Bop™. It's my new I Want To Fight Men song, and honestly, I really look for the property in many songs. I've also been listening to "Baby Hold On" by Eddie Money and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2 a lot lately if anyone fancies a nice flash back to the 80s. If we're going to cycle back to current music, Selena Gomez released a new song with Gucci Mane (I don't actually know who Gucci Mane is but it seemed rude to leave him out of this when he does have his verse) called "Fetish" that I can't help but like. Every time Selena releases a new song or talks about being a musician, I roll my eyes because...guys...we all know she can't sing. It's not a secret. And yet, here I am, bopping to all of her tunes because they're so damn catchy.

What I've been eating: 

Nectarines. And a lot of them. I love nectarines and peaches, but mostly nectarines because sometimes the fuzzy exterior of a peach can throw me off, especially if they aren't really cold. Nectarines are the fruit I look forward to eating all year. They're just so sweet and juicy while also having a bit of a tang. I just love them, okay? So much!!!

What I've been reading: 

Okay, so yes, I literally just talked about this book yesterday, but here I am again, reminding you that Once and For All by Sarah Dessen was a really decent and adorable book. If you weren't tempted yesterday, perhaps today you will be.

What are some of your favorites as of late?


  1. Yasss to the return of Kesha! And I'm so in love with Boy Brown I haven't tried Anastasia's brow gel yet but I've been hearing so many good things I might just have to check it out.

  2. NARS Orgasm is my everyday go-to blush hehe! And I've been wanting to try that L'Oreal mascara!

  3. I didn't know you used Anastasia tinted brow gel!! I'll have to keep this in mind....


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