A Few Pretty Things…


Hello! I’m back. After like, a two month hiatus [with a few posts peppered in here and there]. Although it literally gave me anxiety at first to not be posting at least a few times a week, I had to do what I had to do [spend all of my time studying]. I am so excited to have more time now – and I’ll try to keep to an at least three-posts-per-week schedule.

Anywho, I wanted to share a few things I’ve been loving on this chilly Friday…

  1. Carven Le Parfum* – first of all, how sweet is this bottle? Dainty, delicate – all of the pretty words. And, what’s inside is even better. The scent is fresh, but a little exotic – and super long-lasting. Top notes of neroli, mandarin blossom, white hyacinth; middle notes of jasmine, ylang ylang, and sweet pea; base notes of white sandalwood and wood.
  2. Mac x Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days Palette – I. love. this. palette. so. much. Seriously, though, it contains four cream color bases that work on eyes, cheeks, and lips, and a blotting powder that does a great job of keeping shine away from the t-zone. I’ve read some mixed reviews, and I really can’t understand why. Some saying they aren’t pigmented enough….and yet, I don’t really think the cream products are meant to be intensely pigmented. It is called “Halcyon Days” after all – meant to help achieve an easy, fresh day look. I love the lightest shimmery color for essentially slathering all over my face. I dab it onto my cheek bones, the inner corners of my eyes, brow bone, cupid’s bow, down the bridge of my nose…everywhere. It adds the most gorgeous natural glow. I just can’t even. Too good. I also really love the peachy-pink shade – so good for popping right onto the apples of my cheeks – especially helps when I want to look more alive when I’m fading towards the afternoon. I’ve used the medium brown shade on my eyes when I want more of a cream shadow look [and I haven’t really had any problems with creasing]. I haven’t really experimented with the darkest shade – but I’m looking forward to this weekend – think I’ll smudge it along the upper and lower lash lines.
  3. Mac x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick – I don’t know if I can put into words how much I love the two Mac x Ellie Goulding lipsticks. Cremesheen formula [my personal favorite of the Mac formulas] so it’s a bit glossy, uber creamy, and overall really comfortable to wear, and the colors are my perfect everyday shades. Only You is a perfect muted pink-coral that I’ve worn everyday this past week. I may have to stock up on this shade because if it’s not made permanent, well, that would be tragic.
  4. Maybelline Lash Sensational + Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – my go-to duo for a quick, classic eye look. The Tattoo Liner’s brush is perfect for drawing really clean, crisp lines, and Lash Sensational helps to achieve the most voluminous lashes of life.

What have you been loving lately?



  1. February 26, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    The Kat Von D liner is one I’m dying to try out, it really does sound like it does the job beautifully! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  2. February 27, 2016 / 12:53 am

    I also have been using the Halcyon Days quad a lot this month – the cream shadows are fantastic!

  3. February 28, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Welcome back Sarah! And yes, I am loving the Kat von D liner. I have it in brown.

  4. vplevitan
    March 3, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I loved your thoughts on the Ellie Goulding x Mac products – I can’t wait to swatch them in person! The cream palette sounds really interesting as I don’t have anything like it.
    x – Victoria


  5. March 7, 2016 / 5:32 am

    Yay! You are back! I still suck at using liner. ha! Need to practice more.

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