Product: COVERGIRL + Olay Concealer Balm
Been Using It For: Less than one month
How I Found It: The reason why you haven’t seen a “Beauty for Breakfast” post in quite some time is mainly because when I find something I stick with it forever. There are some bloggers who try out new products frequently, but that just seems…expensive. Birchbox, I still love you! For Birchbox, I would change my ways. I had a moment the other day when I was on my way to work. Looking into my mirror, I noticed that I had done a pretty poor job of trying to cover up a blemish, but I was more than halfway to work and wasn’t going to turn back around to go home again. On a whim, I decided to pop in to the nearest Walgreens and within minutes found myself glazing over the COVERGIRL + Olay Concealer Balm. First off, every girl knows that buying drugstore beauty products is a gamble. You can’t try it out which is the biggest issue and when it comes to skin and making sure you get the shade correctly, a drugstore product is a huge risk! I was in a rush though and it was my only option so I ended up buying it. Luckily for me, it resulted positively, but never again. What I love about this product is that not only did I guess my shade correctly (that’s just a plus!) but it also doubles as both a cover-up and an under eye stick. For years, I have always had issues covering up the dark circles underneath my eyes no matter how much rest I try to give myself and this stick has managed to mask them pretty well!
Madewell Leafstitch Crewneck
I’m not a blogger that writes about her shopping hauls, but I actually kind of had one, myself, last weekend. Having been living in the Bay for about a month, I came to the realization that the way that I was dressing in Seattle was going to be significantly different than how I would dress here. A shopping trip was just necessary.
Readers, have any of you been here? I enjoyed learning about how the founders were explaining their curating process for their museum.
I’ve never considered myself to be a person with OCD, but I will admit that I love things that are “put together.” I may not practice it all the time, but cleanliness in a home and order are two very attractive qualities to me. In Ursus Wehrli’s book “The Art of Cleanup” you can easily get sucked into these photographs of everyday things organized. So yes, while it is time consuming and can often control a person’s life, I guess I can understand a little bit of how those with OCD see things or want to see things.
I’m a huge fan of functional accessories. When I was in high school and even college, I used to know girls who frequently bought new purses every quarter. Somehow, I could never justify spending hundreds of dollars on something like that. There’s nothing wrong if that’s what you prefer, of course. But I just really like my $15 Urban Outfitters cross-body purse that I’ve been clutching onto for three years. Yesterday, I received my Herschel Supply Duffel and while this was my first purchase from them, I’ve actually been using their product (Kevin’s!) for a couple of years now. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan now and all I want to do is encourage others to try out their products. Herschel Supply recently collaborated with a blog that I read called Hypebeast to create this limited edition Heritage Backpack.
The limited edition bag will be released in conjunction with the upcoming fifth issue of HYPEBEAST Magazine. Pertaining to the issue’s theme of ‘Process,’ both sides explored the creative and manufacturing process of the project, with an ultimate goal to share the experience with readers. While the process of creation as an art in itself is something that is often overlooked, HYPEBEAST and Herschel Supply Co. were motivated to offer an interesting insight into that progression.
Sold exclusively only in HYPEBEAST stores, there will only be about 80 of them available starting October 2nd and at $140 a pop!
Those close to me know that when it comes to making purchases, I actually am quite frugal, but I will, however, splurge on pieces that I know are going to be long-lasting. For years, I have been borrowing Kevin’s Herschel Supply Co Duffle Bag back and forth so I figured it was probably time to graduate and buy my own. I wanted something that was similar to my style – I don’t happen to own anything with polka dots, but I also loved that this was dark so that it wouldn’t get as dirty. I also bought it mostly because I hope it encourages me to travel a bit more for leisure than I am used to.
I received a surprising notification email from Pinterest today – one that I haven’t seen before in the past. It looks like the social media website is now notifying users of when pinned items go on sale, which is a total game changer! In the past, I have read about previous start-ups that have enabled this kind of tool and resource, but now it looks like Pinterest is doing it in-house which could wipe out the other competition. As someone who pins items often, but never goes back to them, the email servers as a nice reminder they they a) not only exist again but b) that the price has been reduced and maybe I should pick it up before I lose my opportunity.
With this new notification, it looks like Pinterest is taking steps in the right direction to collaborate with retailers.
I’ve always had a little soft spot for snail mail. In this day and age when we rely so heavily on technology and non-face-to-face interaction, receiving mail and writing it to friends and family can be refreshing. As a kid, I used to love writing the addresses on envelopes and while I still don’t mind it, I’d rather use one of these awesome stamps! Not only are they super efficient and will cut off a few seconds writing and hand smearing (because I’m left handed) they also look pretty good.
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t enjoy receiving packages? Since I went to college so close to home, I was always so jealous of my friends who got care packages from their families. I think my mother sensed this and had asked me if I wanted her to make me one so that I could feel included, but that would’ve seemed kind of silly! Companies these days like BirchBox and SquareHue are catering to those who love surprise packages in the form of a monthly subscription containing beauty products and nail polish, respectively.
Quarterly Co. however, operates differently. Products that get shipped out quarterly are selected by companies and curators some of which include Pharrell Williams, Cool Hunting, Nina Garcia, and Bill Nye among others. Each shipment from one of their contributors tells a story about the gift inside. We like surprises so this sounds like something we could definitely get behind. To learn more click here.
DV by Dolce Vita ‘Dania’ Sandal – $26.23
By the looks of this month’s closet collection, you would think that we were already gearing up for fall! That, however, just isn’t true. I’ve noticed recently that while out shopping, I’ve been indulging in pieces that tend to be on the more neutral side – whites, creams, grays, and blacks. I’ve always been a fan of the classic style, but one thing is for sure – I definitely don’t get dressed up as much as I did in college. Back then, bold and bright pieces were my trademark, but these days – I’m not really dressing for anyone else other than myself and I’m not meeting new people every single day so getting dressed in the morning has become simplified. With that, here are my picks for July!
How adorable are these plates designed by Phil Jones? Usually when guy friends of mine get food stuck in their beard, I feel slightly embarrassed having to let them know and I’ll admit – sometimes refrain from even doing so! Awkward. But these plates are so cute and as I can imagine, probably more entertaining for little kidlets.
The difference between what you purchase (or want to purchase) as a college student and as a post grad are vastly different. In college, I was constantly wondering what dress I was going to buy next from Urban Outfitters for some kind of event that I would only attend for max two hours. Now, I don’t even buy clothes. My paper goes towards food, drinks, and furniture pieces like this rock speaker being sold for $320 that I probably won’t even buy until I own my first house . That’s not …anywhere close to where I am now.
But seriously, how cool is this rock. You know you want one.