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November’s End

It has literally just occurred to me that today is the last day of November.  Where did this month go?!  Things have definitely been hectic, but the least I can do is this one last blog post before the month is over!

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[1] We kicked off the month with my bridal shower! [2] We finally got to play the SNES! (in my wedding make-up) [3] We had a big meeting with our wedding venue and things got so real.  Are you sensing a theme here?! [4] I finally got my hands on some of Essie Wild Nude’s including my new favorite, “Exposed.” [5] ULTRA SUN & ULTRA MOON RELEASED! [6] We put our Christmas tree up! [7] I rocked many a moon, including this sweater from J. Crew & gorgeous Alex & Ani necklace. [8] This dachshund creamer arrived in the mail the other day as a shower gift from my friend Kelsey! [9] We tried Tora, a new restaurant in Chinatown, and loved it!

I think things are only going to be more hectic as we wrap up 2017!  What were your favorite November moments?

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Essie Fall 2016

I’ve been obsessed with Essie’s upcoming fall collection since I first spotted the nail colors via instagram in mid-August.  When I did a big of digging, I learned that these colors were inspired by Tokyo, Japan– my dream destination.

As stuck as I’ve been in my summer pastels, Essie’s fall collection is getting my hyped for rich, fall colors.

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  • playing koi is a rusty orange – don’t we all love orange in the fall?
  • maki mi happy is a berry color that will translate well from sunny days to winter holidays.
  • kimono-over is a dark plum – I love almost-blacks in the cool months as much as I love almost-whites in the warm ones.
  • now and zen is the grey-green I’ve been looking for forever.
  • udon know me is a “mysterious stony blue” and maybe the least “fall” in the collection, but definitely the most me!
  • go go geisha is an antique pink – the perfect mix of color and neutral.

I might just have to get this whole collections!  Which ones are drawing your eye?

Julep Maven July!

Hello, friends!  Welcome to the most color-coordinated Julep Maven box I’ve ever received.

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I realized weeks later that my little July box had been hiding in my mailbox since the holiday.  I went with the basic three-polish It Girl box, but made one color switch.

What I got:

  • Corinne, sandcastle stardust |  Isn’t that a lovely description?  I was so excited about the stardust finishes, but Corinne is kind of… thick?  It didn’t go on easy, and at first it looked very dull.  It does wear long and well, though, and I actually loved the color after a day of wear!
  • Mara, thistle blossom stardust | Truth be told, I haven’t tried this one out yet.  After being immediately discouraged by the new stardust finish, then having my love completely restored, I’m back to being super excited to try it out.  It read radiant orchid to me, and it perfectly matches the Maven box itself!
  • Alyssa, beachside turquoise | I was a little on the fence about this one, thinking it looked prettier online than in-bottle.  It’s on my nails now, though, and I am happy to report it is a perfect, bright, trendy summer turquoise!  It’s a bit more on the green side than any turquoises I own, so it was worth it.

Leave me a comment if you’d like to join Julep Maven!  I’ll send you an invite to get a free box.

Julep Maven June | The Deep End

Hello June bugs! This month’s Julep Maven box is undoubtedly the best one I’ve ever gotten. I’ve got to be a year into my subscription at this point and I may be more in love than ever.

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I did another unboxing for you! Opening it up is fun because I never remember what I’ve gotten, and sometimes– like this time– I get surprises!

Now that I’ve had the products for a bit I was able to test and fall in love! Here are some more details for you:

  • Manda (Boho Glam) – sky blue with gold shimmer. This color reminds me of a mermaid! It’s got a brilliant but subtle shimmer.
  • Lillian (It Girl) – alabaster pink crème. This very light pink is so up my ally right now since I’m so interested in near-white shades!
  • Marcy (Bombshell) – prosecco silk (semi-matte opalescent). This gorgeous matte sparkle champagne is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The finish is unique, but undeniably lovely. All I can say is look for this in my next favorites post!

Gel Eye Glider eyeliner

These come in tons of shades but I picked Smoky Taupe Shimmer and Olive! They go on very smooth and wear well. I’m super happy with the colors I picked and would consider adding more of these to my collection!

Feels Like Velvet eyeshadow duo in Moonlight & Starlight

I did pick this duo for the name, but it also has the most beautiful and most versatile colors. Moonlight is a matte lilac grey and starlight is a white sand shimmer. These are very nice in texture, as the name would imply!

Long Weekend Eyeshadow Palette

An impulse purchase and a fabulous deal, this gorgeous palette holds 11 neutral shades with fun, summer names: Bask, Brunch, Catnap, Friday, Getaway, Bonfire, Lowtide, Monday, Saturday, Sunset, and Sunday. The packaging had me with strokes of watercolor blue, pink, and yellow. This is a nice substitute for an Urban Decay Naked Palette if you can get it discounted like a Maven!

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So that’s the scoop! And yes I’m obsessed with all of it. Click here for a free month of Julep – trust me, it’s worth it!

May Favorites!

Well, it’s June!  I don’t have too many favorites for May, especially beauty-wise.  Here are the products I’ve been loving lately, though.

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[1] Colour Pop Lippie Stix [2] Colour Pop Lippie Pencil [3] Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner [4] Julep Nail Polish in Vanna [5] Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional [6] Dove Go Fresh Revive Deoderant [7] Yes To Tomatoes [8] NARS Audacious Lipstick

For more info and a couple of other fun favorites, check out my newest Youtube video!