Sunday, May 1, 2016

REED x Kohls!


This REED x Kohls collection caught me by surprise!
I didn't even see it coming!

These bags are BEAUTIFUL!
An American designer with clean lines and classic color combos!
I was blown away but the high quality for a decent price tag!

I had a hard time choosing one to make mine,
but when I saw this picture by malitroobs on instagram,
I knew this Boxer Belted Large Satchel in Black, Grey and Cream was the one!
I ordered it online and can't wait for it to arrive!

In my store they only had this REED Atlantique Large Satchel,
I love the quality but not this style or color combo

The clothing is cute too,
but the bags take the cake in this collection!

Check out the whole collection HERE!

What do you think of this American designer?
I LOVE the bags & can't wait for mine, stay tuned!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Humble Beauty Opinion #29

Happy Humble Beauty Opinion! 

My #1 this month has been these Julia Lip Tints
she reached out to me for me to try some of her products and I am so happy I got the chance!
Lip tints are a newish product for me, I sometimes find them hard to wear and not comfortable, 
but these are lovely! 

I love the terracotta color, perfect wash of color! 
I appreciate the mirror on the packaging too! 
She also gave me a sample size of Caribbean Rose that I have been loving too, 
you should check out all her awesome color selection here


I was excited to get the LOreal VoxBox from influenster
Although I have yet to try the products, I am so excited!
Especially since my hair is a lot darker now, I am hoping this keeps the color longer. 



You already know that I love the DayDream highlighter from Love Luxe Beauty,
but when I saw this "What Mermaids Are Made Of", I melted & preordered

But when it arrived it was shattered =(

I reached out to Love Luxe Beauty and they sent me a new one right away!

After Love Luxe Beauty released "What Mermaids Are Made Of",
they previewed "What Unicorns Are Made Of" on their instagram!
I'm on board!

Apparently I am not the only one on the rainbow highlighter train...
Bitter Lace Beauty has been BLOWING up on social media for their prism highlighter,
I am also on board for this one, when it is back in stock I would love to put this on my face.

I have been loving my Luxie Beauty highlighter brush from this month's Ipsy!
The City Color Highlight pro palette is also very good!
Actually, this whole bag was awesome!
The Tarte lipsurgence is awesome, and the pur~lisse masks are great!

I also got a new MAC lipstick in "Viva La Glam II",
 blamed completely on Kacie from Elements of Ellis,
 I've wanted it since she talked about it in a YouTube video,

It is beautiful, a great neutral!

Lots of empties this month!
Empties {Beauty}: Jergens Glow- samples, eh, somewhat worked but a little oompa loompa / Freshscents- Grapefruit and Sugarberries lotion {got these with a PoshMark order, smelled so nice!} / Elizabeth Arden pearl serum- sample size, lasted so long, were kinda glittery / Beauty Blender- Arnold ate this, it is old though so I got a new Real Techniques one, it is okay / e.l.f Eyeshadow "C" Brush- this is a great brush but the ferrule of the brush is falling off and for $3 I have a back up! / Gucci "Flora" sample perfume- this was nice, not my style of perfume / Secret shower fresh deodorant- a good standard deodorant / Olay tone perfecting cream- I liked this lotion! / Covergirl Clean Sensitive Skin foundation- one of my favorite foundations! / May Kay cc cream- I loved this! Sad it's done / Garnier SkinActive Moisturizer- love this stuff! I do think it makes my skin look brighter / NUDE Omega Treatment Rescue Oil- nice oil treatment but messy sample packaging / Dr. Brandt "pores no more"- I love this primer, definitely one of the best I've tried but it is expensive and the packaging started to like spray out and get all over me towards the end / benefit "pores no more" sample- a classic primer, I love it! / Smashbox "Photo Finish" primer- this stuff is okay. I would probably get the benefit one instead

Empties {Bath}: Garnier Nutrisse Ulta Color "Blue Black"- this color has definitely grown on me, I am loving the two dimensions / Catwalk "Curl Collection Lightweight Mousse"-  I have had this for probably 10+ years, yes I know probably expired but still loved it until the last drop! / Pur~lisse- came in this month's Ipsy and I used it right away! So hydrating and nice! / Dove go fresh revitalizing body wash- I love this smell, smells familiar but I can't place it / Rose Berry- Figs and Rouge hand cream- this stuff was from Ipsy, it was okay, kinda watery but initially moisturizing /  Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Bar Soap- this stuff smells so clean and amazing! Love it, we get it from Trader Joe's / Dove White Moisturizing Cream- still can't believe this isn't really soap... but it is a classic in my shower, we've used up our supply though! / Proactiv "Renewing Cleanser"- this is so old but we used it up, it is a nice exfoliant but kinda stings?

Empties Candles: Rustic Lakehouse via Walmart {some of my favorite candles for $4.50!} / Home Sense Teakwood also via Walmart! Another great scent! / Mainstays "Cozy Comfort" candle- a new favorite for even cheaper than the others! / Opia "Ylang Ylang" & Amber and Wood Sage candles from Primark this are amazing, and the cheapest! I can't to go back and restock!

What beauty products have you been loving / using up this month?

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Friday, April 29, 2016

protein synthesis sweater

Two reviews of this sweater from my students: 
1. "It looks like a Cosby sweater" **shutter**
2. "It looks like Protein Synthesis, you know with the mRNA codons being read by the tRNA anticodons with amino acids coming together!" #bonuspoints


What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, lips- Em Cosmetics "Violaceous" via ipsy, sweater- thrifted vintage, jeans- thrifted Levis, flats- Shop Hopes


A few faves on this Friday:

I read:
 "The Martian" by Andy Weir- a quick journal style read. Interesting incorporation of science and makes you realize how quickly you would die from any/all of these circumstances.

"Unwind" by Neal Shusterman- WOAH. Recommended/given to me by a student- I was not expecting to have this book disturb me as much as it did. A anti-abortion society were parent have to have a child but can choose to "unwind" their kids from ages 16-18 and essentially have their kids harvested. It was crazy, gave me nightmares.

This week I have also really enjoyed these paintings from Sallustration on Etsy
that show the intimate private moments of women.
I especially love the one where she is on the toilet being watched by her dog. Relatable.

I was also taken aback by this post from thinkgrowprosper on instagram showing this piece of art from Burning Man:

Inspiring and thoughtful <3

Happy Weekend!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Then again, neon is a thing I love.

& coffee, 
I love that too, especially for an on-the-way-home-from-work pick me up!
I tried the "Caramelized Honey Latte", it was okay, not a lot of honey flavor,
not sure I would get it again...



What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, lips- MAC "Chatterbox" necklace- Ell & Emm, sweater- Romwe, tank {under}- Anthropologie, pants- Gap, flats- ? {old}


We checked out the best place in Trenton for margaritas, so we've been told...
Mario's Bar & Grill

Well they were right,
especially the jalapeƱo one!

We had a HUGE appetizer

& I had my standard Mexican dish I order,
fajitas with steak and shrimp, so good!
and so big that I got to eat it for three days!

We will be back Mario's, fo' sho'

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