Wednesday, March 11, 2015

About a month ago, I took a trip to the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, near Pasadena. If you are ever looking for a highly scenic and verdant area to relax, this is definitely it. There's a contemporary art museum, a historical museum, a couple of conservatories, and a plethora of botanical gardens (as the name would suggest). Maybe I should just sit back and unplug more often.

top: f21 | blazer: kohl's | slacks: gap | shoes: kohl's | necklace: h&m | bag: tj maxx | lipstick: nyx soft matte lip cream in san paulo
listening to: the pitch perfect soundtrack bc I am trash, young by vallis alps

in my hair were winter flowers
10:14 PM

in my hair were winter flowers

Sunday, March 8, 2015

dark angels charcoal cleanser - lush, $12.95
This month I have been super into skincare, and this cleanser has literally taken my skin to the next level. If you like your face to feel more scrubbed clean, you will be in love with this cleanser as well, however if you like a more soft feeling after you wash your face, you might prefer Herbalism. When I use this after wearing foundation, I literally feel like my skin has been set free. If your skin tends to be dry however, make sure you moisturize after you use this cleanser, as it has tended to dry my skin out a bit.

lost in fantasy body spray - victoria's secret, unknown price
I bought this body spray about 3 years ago on a trip to Las Vegas but I rediscovered it in February. It smells like orchids and fruit in general and it wears pretty well throughout the day.

grease lightning tea tree acne treatment - lush, $12.95
As I said, I've been very into skin care this month, and though I wasn't a fan of this product at first, it has really grown on me. Just a dab on any acne spots at night will dry them out by morning. It's seriously a holy grail item, and I'll elaborate more on a post about my skincare routine, so watch out for that! 

lorac cobra mascara - kohl's, unknown price
I got this in a Christmas gift set, and being severely underwhelmed by the eyeliner included in the set, never really thought to try the mascara out. However I'm absolutely in love with the way it defines your lashes! It's definitely better at giving length than volume, which is nice when you're doing a super linear graphic cat eye look.

nyx soft matte lip cream in san paulo - ulta, $5.99
I am absolutely in love with the NYX soft matte lip creams, in fact, I own three of them, and am always on the hunt for more. Though I resent the fact that the majority of the collection is targeted towards those with lighter skin tones, I love the way this bright pink pops against medium and darker skin tones. It's ultra matte, fades away gracefully, and is quite affordable - what more could you ask for?

lancome rouge in love lipstick in violette coquette - sephora, $29
I saved the best for last, as this is my first high end lipstick and I'm certain it won't be the last. Everything about this lipstick screams luxury, from the metallic packaging to the rose engraved on the back of the lipstick to the smell of rose that lingers on your lips. I'm in love with this violet/purple color too, and the creaminess of the formula makes it perfect for long wear that doesn't ruin your lips.

As for February music favorites, I've been listening to Greek Tragedy by the Wombats to get pumped for their upcoming album because they're one of my favorite artists and they haven't released music in 3 years, so it's been quite a long time coming. I've also been really into Nicki Minaj's entire Pinkprint, ***Flawless by Beyonce, Young by Vallis Alps, and of course Uptown Funk.

What did you enjoy in February?
- Kripa.
february favorites
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february favorites