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FALL EMPTIES | Products I’ve Used Up

I’ve noticed that I’ve been finishing up a lot of beauty products lately and I wanted to share with you what they are because homegirl is going to be re-buying things and I love to share what I’m pickin’ up. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Maybe? Good enough. Let’s go. Here are my fall empties.

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  1. Korres Pomegranate Toner $22— if you’ve hung around me for the past like 6 years you’ll know this is a constant staple in my skincare routine. It’s gentle, made with pomegranate extract and really smoothly takes off any dirt/make-up that didn’t come off in your cleanse. For those of you who are like WHAT EVEN IS TONER? Read this. Back to the program— I will be re-buying this because it literally lasts for like a year somehow even though I always put too much on my cotton pads. IT STILL LASTS. #magic
  2. Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer Rich $35— This is a pricy little jar of moisturizer that I didn’t think I’d be repurchasing. Fast forward three months and I was scraping every last drop out of the jar while waiting for my second one to appear in the mail. I. Love. This. Moisturizer. It’s luxurious, it’s hydrating, completely not greasy… it’s my fav. I think a lot of people prefer this for winter or at night, but I use it any time I need some moisture— which is at least twice a day. It does last longer than expected, but definitely prepared to buy this probably three or four times a year.
  3. Glossier’s Vitamin C Serum Super Glow $28— Everyone needs a little Vitamin C, but I don’t think I’ll be getting this guy again. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it, but I don’t think it did too much for my skin. I am currently looking for another vitamin C serum that might do a better job of giving me that glooowwy look! Not bad, but not the best for me either.
  4. Soap and Glory’s Peaches & Clean Deep Cleansing Milk $10.99— YES, I’LL TAKE 5 MORE PLEASE. This has been another fan favorite of mine for the past few years. Removes make-up spectacularly, is super gentle, and lasts forEVER. Seriously have been through like two (rather big) bottles of this in the past few years. This is great for any skin type to clean, smooth, tone, and moisturize. It does all 4. Not even kidding. Add it to your routine, now. K, I’ll stop being bossy. But also what a great price for such a nice product.
  5. Pixi’s Subtly Suntouched Bronzer $18— Okay, this one broke, I didn’t run out. But same idea, right? I had to re-buy. It’s one of my favorite bronzers for pale skin tones (like mine). It’s easy to use because it goes on light, but is super buildable. Great price point and you can get it at Target.
  6. MILK Makeup’s Matcha Toner $26— I tried this on a whim this summer (I think I bought it in June) and I’m at the tail end of it. This toner purifies pores with ingredients like kombucha and witch hazel, while matcha green tea detoxifies and protects. I enjoyed this a lot, and will probably re-purchase at some point but maybe not immediately. The best part is that it’s a solid and TSA approved, so super easy to travel with. You just rub the stick straight onto your skin, and you’re good to go!

I’m obsessed with most of these products, so hope you enjoy because I love sharing my fav things with people. Hence, this blog. Shop them ALL here! I am also a Glossier rep, so if you’ve never shopped Glossier before click here for 20% off your entire order!

xoxo

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Books

What I’ve been reading Lately | Book Club

Aaaaand we’re back with more book recommendations!

Today will be Different by Maria Semple

I gave this bad boy a 5/5. If you’ve ever read Where’d You Go Bernadette, you’ll have heard of it’s author, Maria Semple. I think she may be becoming one of my favorites of all time. Her writing is quirky and candid, while delving into familial relationships, mental health, and navigating life in general. Today Will be Different is a story about Eleanor Flood and her one day adventure where she goes on a mini-adventure to find out why in the world her husband secretly took a week off of work and also comes to terms with her relationship with her sister. This is definitely a dive into the crazy pool, but if you enjoy reading about quirky characters— this one’s for you. Also, great beach read.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab is a really very accomplished YA fantasy novelist so when I saw she had a new lil duology come out, I picked them up. These two books were fast-paced, fun, and a bit dark. This follows two main characters— August Flynn and Kate Harker. Both are heirs to parts of a city that is overrun with monsters. When their lives intertwine, chaos follows. Don’t want to divulge too much on this urban fantasy, but if you’re looking for something to get sucked into— this is your best bet! 4/5 stars!

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

I am currently reading All the Birds in the Sky and I think this one might be a solid 3/5 stars, although who knows what will happen since I’m only halfway through the book. One scientist and one witch become friends in childhood and cross paths again later in life in San Fransisco. But they don’t know yet that something is pushing them together to either save the world, or destroy it. I’m not a huge fan of how it’s been written, but I clearly like it enough to keep going. I read the first 200 pages rather quickly, and then just haven’t picked it back up for a few days.

What are you reading lately? Anything I should pick up? I’ve been in a reading mood lately and am about to start In a Dark, Dark Wood after I finish All the Birds in the Sky!

Holiday, Houston

13 Halloween things for Friday the 13th

It’s FRIDAY THE 13th! I have some spooky ideas for you to check out if you want to celebrate this freaky holiday. Get to your Friday the 13th plans below:

1. Go to Axelrad’s Haunted House to get a liiiiittle bit spooked, but also proceeds are going to victims of Hurricane Harvey. So it’s for a good cause AND you get to celebrate Friday the 13th in STYLE.

2. Watch a scary movie. HERE is a list of 36 movies to watch this October on Netflix. Can’t beat a free flick— but you could always go to the movies and see It (I enjoyed it and I’m not big on horror or scary films) OR if you want a more happy halloween film, do a throwback and rent Halloweentown on Amazon.

3. Or get out to Slowpokes in Garden Oaks on Friday to see Ghostbusters! Starting at 7:15. Grab your friends, get a drink, and get in the halloween spirit.

4. CultureMap has a great list of the top 10 pumpkin patches in Houston, so go grab a pumpkin and carve it up with friends. Another idea would be to paint them like this DIY. Get creative, friendz.  Continue Reading