Month: December 2015

Thanks, 2015!

Seriously, it’s been a great year.  I have so many things I’m super thankful for this year, but I can’t believe tomorrow is 2016.  Time flies!  Here are some of my favorite moments and memories from this year:

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[1] Making the best of Boston’s insane snow by taking a coffee break with my co-worker turned bestie. [2] The opening of a local grocery store basically changed my life. [3] A visit from family all the way from Italy! [4] Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  I made it to the Ocean State near every weekend last summer! [5] Personal growth, and there has been a lot of it. [6] A Newport trip to close out the summer! [7] Pokémon Worlds right here in my own city! [8] Fall foliage photography before hiking Blue Hills. [9] Christmas with the family– all the cousins together with Nonna!

Obviously, this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Now, resolutions.  You might remember I made some last year and I’m proud to report I made good on each and every one of these.  I’m not making resolutions this time, though.  Sure, I have certain goals and intentions in mind, but I’ve no need for resolutions.

I’ve done things I never thought possible this year, whether it’s going to the gym regularly thanks to the influence of aforementioned bestie, or starting a YouTube channel.  Not to wax philosophical here, but my advice to you in the New Year is this: don’t wait for a new year, or a new week, or even a new day to start doing something you want to do.  Do it now.  Just do it!  I’m so looking forward to what 2016 brings.

Let’s give it hell, guys!

sempre,

nikkisee

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Post-Christmas Sephora Trip

Hello, hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you spent for the winter season.  Since I was such a good girl this year, Santa brought me some cold, hard cash.  I promptly took to Sephora to spend some of it.  Here’s what I got:

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We’re going clockwise from the 12-spot, which is actually the order I picked these things up!

[1] Tartelette In Bloom | I’ve been searching Sephora for the palette for weeks!  Turns out, all I needed to do was ask.  I never did pick up the original Tartelette palette, though the thought had crossed my mind.  When I saw this baby, however, I knew I needed it.  Tartelette offers all matte shades and this one has a nicer mix– even I need a little shimmer to complete my shadow.  I love the range of colors here and they’re all extremely wearable!

[2] Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita 2 | I’ve been eyeing this formulation for a long, long time.  I’ve had Vampira in my hand before, but never quite made it to checkout.  I covet Lolita, the most popular shade that is always, always sold out in stores.  Lolita 2 is a beautiful shade– a slightly spicy, rusty pink that I think is exactly what suits me.  There are a bunch of other shades I’m interested in, but it all starts here with Lolita 2!  If I find its predecessor, I’ll pick that up too.

[3] BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone | I’ve always thought that my damaged skin can’t handle a lot of highlight, but hey, the flaws are there and people are going to see them.  I’m embracing the world of highlight and contour and treating myself to this little compact of stardust.  After looking at it many times in stores, I knew I would eventually.  I went for the poured instead of the pressed and thought the Moonstone shade was my best match.

[4] Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate | I figured if I’m getting a gorgeous new highlight, I needed a new bronzer to go with it.  I’ve had my eyes on Milk Chocolate for a while, delighted that there’s not a hint of glitter to be found.  Matte bronzer is my best friend!  I was tempted to go with the Chocolate, but I’m a pale, pale girl in the winter, so I’m sticking to the Milk Chocolate until I get some actual sun.

So now that I’ve shared my post-Christmas Sephora haul, tell me: what did you get for Christmas?!