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Lust List ft. Givenchy, Too Faced, Triangl Swimwear

Lust List collage

I’ve recently realized that most of my shopping is rather impulsive. Sure I might go into a store knowing what kind of item I want, but rarely do I have an exact item in mind with unwavering conviction about my decision to purchase it.

However, the planned purchases I have made are often the ones that I’m happiest with. So why not apply this knowledge a little further and have the foresight to actually try to save for items I really want? So instead of “going shopping,” I’d be going to XXX store to buy YYY. It sounds grand, doesn’t it? I got so inspired and carried away that I couldn’t help but make a current little Lust List.

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Let’s Talk Bright Colors

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps

Let’s talk fashion. We all know that wearing dark colors is slimming, but honestly to me, bright, interesting colors are so much more fun. My advice for those branching out of a neutral color palette? Start small with pointed, meaningful accents of color rather than donning a coral sundress.

Makeup is a great way to get started in the realm of bright color. Just like cosmetics are an accessible form of designer goods, cosmetics are an approachable way to play with color.

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Morsels of the Week ft. Madewell, Acai, and NARS

Fashion and beauty

I’m back in Massachusetts now on the East Coast, which is the complete opposite end of the country from where I was the last time I posted a “Morsels of the Week.” I’m honestly glad to be back and settled down for a while. Living out of a suitcase is no fun!

Fashion and beauty loves currently are the Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump (similar here), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24 US), NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($25 US), Chanel Glossimer ($29.50 US).

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What’s in my Makeup Bag?

The Daily Cookie makeup bag

Day to day, my everyday makeup routine doesn’t change that much. After years of trial and error I know what works for my eye shape, so variety for me comes in the form of lippies and cheek products. I love mixing different blushes and highlighters for the prettiest effects for instance.

The products shown are just a snapshot of what I’m wearing and loving now, but pared down without the bit of “variety” that I mentioned above.

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Picture This: See By Chloé Eau Fraîche

See By Chloé Eau Fraîche

Like many beauty products, perfume is actually quite difficult to use up if you’re not wearing the same one everyday. It’s also very personal, so I tend to go through phases where I can’t get enough of one scent and then can’t stand it for a period.

Chloé is one of my favorite designers, but I had never really given any of the perfumes in the line a shot. See By Chloé Eau Fraîche ($78 US) is exactly what I imagine when I attempt to match the aesthetic of the See By Chloé brand to a scent.

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