So if y'all haven't noticed, I've set up these posts a few weeks ahead of time to go live while I'm in vacay, because while I love you all, I don't want to be blogging on the beach at Hawaii. It's called vacay for a reason. But anyways, here are some things I'm pondering:
Alexander Wang Amber Notebook Clutch, $625 at shopbop.com, Rebecca Taylor Alligator Print T-shirt, $125 at net-a-porter.com: Okay, I'd never buy this clutch, but I just think it's so hilarious. It's made to look like a spiral notebook, and the spiral is a hinge that opens up to reveal a bunch of compartments and pockets. You have to admit that it's clever and cheeky in a way that only Alexander Wang can do. The same goes for this croc-printed tee. I just love the idea of this. It looks all basic and neutral from a distance, but then you get up close and BAM, it's crazy croc print. I've never seen anything like this before. Pair that with a pair of jeans and some leather boots and wow, you have an amazingly chic, simple outfit.
Buxom Chronicles Lipgloss Set, $28 at sephora.com, Juicy Couture Gen Y Toile Tote, $78 at zappos.com: Math time. The full sized Buxom glosses are $17, and you get the amount of two full sized glosses with these four mini glosses. Two full sized glosses cost $34, so you're saving $6 and you get a wide variety of colors. That's a good deal, and I really like how the colors run from nice and neutral (Katie) to vampy (Violetta). If I had the extra cash lying around to replace my perfectly good tote bag for school, I'd get this Juicy Couture bag. I'm pathetically obsessed with quirky toile like this, it's a nice shape and size, and it has lots of convenient pockets inside. I know the pattern is intense, but the neutral color palette makes it more versatile than it looks.
Maybelline Full 'n Soft Waterproof Mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara: It's pathetic, but mascara terrifies me. I found one mascara that I absolutely adore, Max Factor Volume Couture Waterproof, and of course it's not being sold in the US anymore. It's 100% waterproof but comes off with remover easily, never smudges or flakes, adds just enough volume and length with one clump-free coat, and is basically just awesome. I have dry eyes and wear contacts, which means lots of eye drops, and all the other waterproof mascaras I've tried have run away (literally) in fear in the face of those eye drops. Ugh. I've been doing some Makeupalley research on drugstore mascaras (I refuse to buy designer mascara, they've all failed me so badly), and Maybelline Full 'n Soft Waterproof and L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof keep coming up. They're both affordable, and seem to get good reviews. Have any of y'all tried these? I'm leaning towards Full 'n Soft, but I'm just so torn about it all.
shopbop.com, net-a-porter.com, sephora.com, zappos.com, makeupalley.com, makeupalley.com.