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Loving Right Now

June 7, 2016


Right now it’s sandal season and I’ve been on the hunt for cute new sandals. I splurged on a pair of the Tory Burch Miller Flip Flops and am beyond obsessed. They are super comfy and I found them to be true to size. For the toes I usually love bright corals and reds but I’ve been wearing Tom Ford Sugar Dune and it’s always so perfect. You can see the sandal + polish combo shown on the toes here, original review here. (P.S. The image above is interactive so you can shop the products by clicking the icons on the image.)


A few of you have asked about the sunglasses I’ve been featuring lately – if you remember posts from last year, I discovered the Marc by Marc Jacobs Rimless Aviators which were the perfect small frames and I bought like 5 of the colors because they were so affordable and the size was just right. Since the Marc by Marc Jacobs line has been discontinued the style I had sold out eventually as the line was phased out. I bought newly listed ones by Marc Jacobs called the 59MM Semi Rimless Sunglasses and found that they are identical with the exception of the frame sides. They have a slightly different look and now say Marc Jacobs. Aside from that they are a bit more expensive but the same small size and they fit me perfectly.


Makeup wise I tried the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks in Stripped and Crush both of which are perfect neutrals but look really dried out with the matte look. I add a clear gloss like the Chanel or a balm like the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic on top to give it a bit of shine and the color lasts all day without caking, creasing or budging. Balms help prevent them from drying out my lips a bit more but overall they are still like MAC lipsticks to me in the sense that they dry out my lips by the next day they are peeling. Still the colors are beyond perfect and adding a balm makes them more wearable.


I also picked up some of the Anastasia Eyeshadows and OMG they are incredible! The size of the pans are same to MAC’s but the texture of the Anastasia shadows are rich and velvety with impressive pigment payoff. The quad above has colors Sateen (cream shimmer), Chiffon (olive shimmer), Warm Taupe (soft matte taupe) and Chocolate (shimmering cool brown). You buy the pans individually and there is a 4-pan palette you can buy separately to put the shadows in. Review to follow soon. The Glossier Boy Brow also makes grooming brows super easy.


For the face I just rediscovered Becca Mineral Blushes. Wild Honey is the perfect warm nude neutral. I still think the Luminous Blushes (reviewed here) are beyond amazing but if you need something less shimmery the Mineral Blushes are the way to go. The Estée Edit Flash Illuminators are a pretty close dupe to the Tom Ford Skin Illuminator in Fire Lust in terms of finish. I picked up two shades, Day Light is shown above and is the closest to Fire Lust. They aren’t identical – but pretty close and the Estée Edit version is a lot cheaper.


NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is my go-to base of the season and I’ve been reaching for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer a lot because the color is a good match and it really does stay in place without creasing or separating as the day progresses. I picked up the concealer during my color correcting makeover back in March. For those curious about what I think about the whole color correcting trend months after it was seen everywhere – I think it’s been life changing. The green corrector has been a life saver for covering dark spots for me. The Algenist Color Drops in Blue help brighten the overall complexion. Out of all the tips I learned – I would say I use the green corrector the most frequently. The other steps I use on a weekly basis depending on what my skin needs.


Scent of the day is Diptyque Florabellio in the limited-edition travel size although I’ve been rotating scents on a daily basis. Summer fragrance roundup to follow soon as well.


What have you been loving these days? Do you have any sandal favorites?

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  • Liana Veronica June 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    wonderful picks! Those ABH lip colors are to die for!

  • Jenny D. June 7, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Those sandals are so pretty! I love the color because they can match practically anything. I love Becca wild honey blush too! It is the perfect everyday blush! I think I've mostly been loving my Anastasia glow kit and too faced born this way foundation!


  • GreenEyedArtist June 8, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Those anastasia shadows look nice. I'm looking forward to your review and swatches of them.

  • Anonymous June 8, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I ordered some Franco Sarto sandals at Nordstrom. Haven't received them yet but am excited. Loving the green Chanel Aqua Crayon (Oasis) over a rose gold BB shimmer stick.

  • Nikki June 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The picture is stunning and am looking forward to trying anastasia liquid lipsticks with your balm tip.

  • Kate Wilson June 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I'm so desperate to try so many of these products, especially the ABH items!

  • Gauri June 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Oh my goodness. This looks divine. I need these ABH lip colors & *finally* Becca blush, too. That combo is perfect for summer.

    Gloss and Magic

  • Gemma Louise June 8, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    So jealous that you have some of the ABH shadows, dying to get my hands on some! x

    Just Little Things

  • Elisabeth Hayes June 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I really want to try the Estée Lauder Double Wear concealer as I love the foundation!

    xo, Liz


  • Eileen June 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Although my skintone hasn't changed–I always wear SPF 50–for daytime wear I've been slowly but surely swapping out some of my paler winter shades for warmer summer ones. Laura Mercier's highlighter in Devotion (cool pale pink) has been replaced by Indescretion (warm rose beige); Tom Ford's Pink Sand is now my go-to blusher. Guerlain's Voyage powder has been replaced by Chanel's Les Beiges #10; etc. And, of course a bit of bronzer makes an occasional appearance. I love Guerlain's Terracotta in #00. For casual daytime eyes, I've been loving Chanel's Tissé Essentiel worked with a little bit of Clé de Peau's quad #208. The CdP is a set of similar colors but with a whole lot of shimmer so easy does it 🙂 When I want that rich burnished glow redolent of summer sun, I love Chanel's Empriente du Désert. Wow! For lips, I'm crazy over the Aqua Glossimers. Every day sees me reaching for Sahara, Tanami, or Adenium. Come summer, it's not that I go all that much darker; it's that I go warmer and more neutral except for lips. At my age, a bit of bright, cheerful color on the lips makes the difference between life and death! LOL

  • linkergirl June 8, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    What is your shade for the Nars matte skin tint?

  • Jasmine Stewart June 8, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I almost picked up the Estee Edit illuminator the other day but hadn't heard much about it so didn't – wish I had now! I love your Anastasia eyeshadows – I recently got my first ones and am obsessed with them 🙂

    Jasmine xx

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