I hoard travel sized samples and minis with the justification that I will use them when traveling. But when it comes time to actually go somewhere I have no idea wtf to pack 🙄 I'm leaving for Seattle today and my skincare bag is the last thing left to pack 😅
I blogged an outfit post after a bagillion years 💁🏽 As always, the link is in my bio. Now onto GOT talk-- feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments ____ 🎭 Arya has been one of my favorite characters on the show but ever since she's arrived at Winterfell she been a biiiit much. Her confrontations with Sansa were so unnecessarily agro. She was like I'm not like *other* girls psycho edition 🕵🏽♀️ I did read a theory on reddit that she totally knows Littlefinger's game and is playing into it to find out what's up. That's why when playing the game of faces with Sansa, she handed her the dagger 🔥 While I'm #teamsansa I did not appreciate her snubbing Brienne. Also, I thought she didn't trust Littlefinger at all but this episode had me questioning that 🚽 CAN THE WRITERS STOP TRYING TO MAKE DANY x JON HAPPEN? SAY NO TO INCEST 🙅🏽 On the other hand I hope Brienne and Tormund one day make world-conquering babies ⚔️ Usually, I don't really care about battle scenes but the ones this season were sooo good, albeit occasionally predictable 🐉 While I almost started crying when Viserion went down (RIP bby) I was also simultaneously thinking shit, he's gonna come back as a motherfucking zombie. And guess who came back as a motherfucking zombie? ❄️ Since the Night King was able to awaken Viserion, some people on reddit are positing he has some Targareyan blood in him 🤔 ❤️ The next episode looks soooo good! After 7 seasons of fighting, all 3 major parties of the show are finally meeting!!!!
So many reviews, so little time 😅 ____ I've been regularly wearing the @firstaidbeauty skin tint in 'medium' (PR gift) ever since it entered my stash. I'm debating whether to write a proper blog review with wear tests or a shorter instagram review on it 🤔 Any preferences? ____ In the meantime, you can swipe to see swatches of all 4 shades. While the shade range is limited, I'm shocked that I found a shade that fit me! Usually, when brands come out with limited shade ranges, they'll have a bunch that are way too light for me and one darker one so that they can claim they have a shade for everyone. So even though the shade range is limited and definitely doesn't cater towards pale or deep skin tones, for once they are equal in their limitations. Two shades for people with lighter skin tones and two shades for darker skin tones. I guess that's progress? 😂
I've tried taking this swatch photo on 4 different occasions but I can never get it as sharp as I want 😩 I'm resigned to posting this cause I give up until next time _______ Swatches from top to bottom: 💄 @yslbeauty glossy stain lip color in #46: I got this free to review from @octoly and I'm obsessed with it! It's so comfortable to wear, doesn't apply patchy (unlike literally every other lip tint I've ever tried; I started to assume all lip tints were patchy in nature), and isn't drying. It fades very naturally. I'll try to share a post on all my lip tints sometime soon but the short story is this is my fav by a long mile! Will definitely need to pick up another shade or two during the holiday beauty sales. That said, idt it's a formula that I have a gotta catch em all mentality to because a) they're expensive b) since they're on the sheerer side (like all lip tints) it's hard to distinguish the minute difference between similar shades. I think if I grab a bright red and a nudey pink, I'll be all set. If they expanded the range with deeper colors, I would definitely try some of those too! 💋 @urbandecaycosmetics 'naked' ❤️ @bitebeauty 'kimchi' 👄 @narsissist powermatte liquid lip pigment in 'starwoman': Sadly not a big fan of this formula, but that's a review for another day! _______ Now I am off to watch @gameofthrones! I'm happy to say I survived a week of not watching the leaked episode and avoided all spoilers 💁🏽 Happy Sunday! _______ Will try my best to catch up on messages & comments tonight 🙈
Things I'm obsessed with photographing: 🕯️ the @diptyque candle set from the @nordstrom anniversary sale which is somehow still in stock? I'm lowkey pissed cause I woke up at 3 am to buy it 😅 I put an affiliate link to it in my bio 👆🏽 🔥 the same damn @anthropologie matches I've featured in multiple photos already 🙈 ______ Happy Saturday!
A semi-extra morning routine cause it's Friday 💁🏽 ____ ✨ @saturday_skin rise + shine cleanser 💎 @kyprisbeauty antioxidant dew: From now until Sunday, all profits from purchases made on the Kypris website will be donated to the anti-defamation league (@adl_national) & @naacp 👏👏👏 ✨ @pyunkangyul toner mist (PR gift from @ohlollybeauty) 💎 @indie_lee co-q10 toner ✨ @youthtothepeople age prevention moisture cream 💎 @indie_lee squalane oil ✨ @kyprisbeauty heliotropic sunscreen (PR gift) 💎 @milkmakeup water cooling stick on the eyes 👀 ✨ @glossier birthday balm dot com on the lips 👄
When @erborian_usa reached out asking if I would like to test some of their products, two products immediately came to mind: their solid cleansing oil and black cleansing oil. One was a hit & one...was not. Ps if you're not familiar with them they're a Korean + French brand-- not a combo you see very often. _____ 🌹 The black cleansing oil contains 6.4 fl. oz of product and retails for $29 🌹 It has a thick, runny consistency which makes it less messy to spread out in comparison to the usual cleansing oil. It's packaged in a bottle with a stopper. While I prefer a bottle with a pump, this oil might be too thick for a pump 🌹 Ingredient wise it has charcoal powder, centella asiatica, & skullcap extract (not as creepy as it sounds, it has soothing & antioxidant properties) 🌹 & while all that looks good on paper, it sucks performance wise. It doesn't remove makeup well & it leaves my face with a film. I have to wash my hands after using this cleanser because I get residue on my hands as well. I think part of this is because the oil starts emulsifying as soon as I start rubbing it in, even if my face and hands are dry! 🌹 It also only has a 3-month shelf life after opening 🌿 Next up is their solid cleansing oil which contains 2.8 oz of product and retails for $39 (on sale for $33 at @sokoglam atm) 🌿 Texture wise it's a lot softer than the average cleansing balm. When I first got it, it had melted due to the heat but even after staying in ~75 degree weather it's still got a vaseline-y texture 🌿 It has a base of sunflower seed oil and coconut oil. Further down on the ingredient list it also has centella asiatica & other plant extracts 🌿 I LOVE THIS STUFF! It feels so soft and is instantly soothing when I apply it to my face. It cleanses off makeup well and emulsifies easily without leaving any residue behind or making my face squeaky clean & dry 🌿 It can sting my eyes depending on how much and how hard I rub it in 🌿 It does contain fragrance, but I am personally not sensitive to it. I also love the scent-- it's very fresh and tea-like 🌿 Like every other balm out there, it comes in a tub with a screw on lid. It also comes with a spatula!
Despite the fact that I take 23982 photos wherever I go, I seldom print any out 😅 Earlier this summer @printiki_com offered me a voucher for free prints so I ordered some photos from my trip to Rome last year. I decided to pull them out because I'm going on vacation again next week and haven't started planning yet 🙈 ____ Trip planning is something I enjoy doing and am usually on top of... but I screwed the pooch this time around. Thankfully I still have the weekend to plan! I'll be headed to Seattle + Vancouver + possibly Victoria for a week. If you have any recommendations on places to see, things to eat, or blogs to read I'm all ears (or rather eyes cause I'll be reading comments... not listening to them 👀) ____ I also may or may not have a list of beauty products I want to buy in Canada 🙃 So far I have @biodermacanada sunscreens since they're impossible to come by in the US plus a restock on my @nuxefrance lip balm since they pulled out of the US market. Anything else I should pick up?
There's another new post up on le blog 💁 Link in bio 👆 ____ Happy hump day! I might do a routine on my stories tonight since I'm in the mood 🙃 Is there a difference between doing a routine on stories and on live? Tbh awkwardly accidentally going on live is one of my nightmares 😂