Hi friends! Here’s a quick rundown of the beauty products, fashion finds, and other various awesomeness I’ve been digging lately. In no particular order:
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Rollerball
$28 at Sephora.com.
I am OBSESSED with this scent. It’s fresh and crisp and perfect for these hot final days of summer -- and will ease the transition into fall. Sephora’s website says that its “airy floral fragrance opens with a field of lush, dewy greens, which give way to freshly cut gardenias floating atop sparkling water.” Yep. Nailed it.
Sephora To-Go App
Free for iPhone and Android.
Speaking of Sephora, I’m a big fan of their app. Yes, it makes it incredibly easy to shop and find inspiration. But here’s why I added it to this list -- it stores all of your purchases associated with your Beauty Insider account. Like, all of them. Mine go back to 2011, whether they were purchased via the app, online or in-store. And not just the product, the shade too. So when I found myself near a store and remembered that I was low on my fave foundation but couldn’t recall the color, the app was there to rescue me. Thanks Sephora!
Let me tell you about the serious work this dress put in a few weeks back. On a 90-something-degree Friday, this dress endured at 10:30 am flight from San Jose to Los Angeles, an outdoor BBQ lunch (risky, I know), a wander through the streets of downtown LA, a chic happy hour in West Hollywood, an al fresco dinner in Silver Lake, and late night beers in Sherman Oaks. Not only did this (white!!!) dress survive all of this, but it managed to look cool and clean and appropriate for each setting. My only regret is that I didn’t purchase five of these bad boys when they were available.
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - 2 oz.
$2 at Target.com.
Gosh I love this stuff. It’s just delicious...lightweight and non-drying, and the scent is so soft and relaxing. This has been a total mainstay in my toiletry bag as of late. A little goes a long way, which helps it to last through several days of travel. And I have a sneaking suspicion that it would also do quite well in the bath.
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Palette in The Blushed Nudes
$10 at Target.com.
If you saw my “Quick & Natural Drugstore Makeup Tutorial,” you already know how I feel about this little palette. The hues may appear almost too vibrant in the photo, but don’t worry -- the shades are actually quite versatile and buildable, and range from sheer subtle options to those with a bit more punch. It’s the perfect palette for creating a lovely and natural look, as well as fun styles for a girls’ night out. All for ten bucks. Boom.
What have you been loving this month?