beauty

Mascara Moment

As a girl with naturally long eyelashes, I probably shouldn't love mascara as much as I do. I rotate between a few favorites and sometimes layer more than one if my eyelashes aren't behaving the way I want them to.

I have two high-end formulas that I love, but I usually buy drugstore mascara. It has to be replaced so often that purchasing from designer brands gets expensive. I love Lancome's Definicils for long, defined lashes at night and Stila for a full, soft look during the day. My favorite drugstore mascara is L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes; I love the shiny gold tube, collagen-infused formula and super-defined brush. Maybelline's Classic Volume Express and The Falsies mascaras both have dense brushes and dry formulas, which I like to layer between other mascaras. As much as I love my current mascara wardrobe, I am always looking for new products to test. Share your favorites!




Across the Pond

Cecico cardigan, Walmart tank, Levi's denim leggings, Target oxfords, Free People bag, F21 and vintage jewelry

I had one of those weekends that didn't include much sleep, but somehow I still feel rested. I got to see some friends from out of town and run around in the sun with new friends, and then had two hours of class cancelled today! Instead of sleeping in, we went out to breakfast at Fat Nat's (sounds like a place for regulars on a sitcom, right?) where I had some of the best blueberry pancakes ever.

You guys remember my old favorite jeans? These are my new old favorites--I think we all knew how threadbare the last pair was becoming. They were perfect to pair with a boyish cardigan and vintage men's watch for a borrowed-from-the-boys look...a nice contrast to my last post!

P.S. The only thing on my mind right now is flying to Seattle next week. CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME!




March into Summer

Unknown dress, vintage Salvatore Ferragamo flats, bag c/o Cut 'n' Paste, vintage and F21 jewelry

I think I've had this dress since middle school. I brought it along to Minneapolis for the summertime, but I never thought I'd get a chance to wear it in the middle of March! We've been super lucky with super warm weather and sunshine all week. A few of my friends have actually been complaining about sunburn.

Although Birchbox is first and foremost cosmetics-based, one of my favorite items I've ever received was a Twistband, a hair elastic that doesn't leave your hair with crimps and kinks. Thanks to my March box, I have a purple one to add to my collection. My two other favorite items this month were a glittery polish from Essie's Luxeffects line and an orange lip tint by Tarte. I tend to hate any lip color I try, but I am loving this one!

Back to the topic of sunshine, I am running outside for my last few minutes before work! Happy weekend all.