April 16, 2014

What I'm Loving Lately

To kick off my first post on my long awaited blog, I'm documenting my latest faves. I'm no Oprah Winfrey, but I love sharing my hodgepodge of favorites with girlfriends, or anyone willing to listen. Enjoy!

Nespresso Citiz | Bodum Glasses | Revlon Lip Stain |  Urban Decay Naked2  | Pharrel William's Album

1. This Christmas, we received a Nespresso Citiz machine and officially said goodbye to traditional drip coffee. This sleek, sexy machine comes with a milk frother and a sampler pack of espresso flavors featuring complicated Italian names that make me feel super fancy. Lately I'm loving a Lungo Ciocattino with foamed milk, a little raw sugar and a sprinkle of cocoa powder. See? Fancy. 

2. Speaking of coffee, I've been enjoying my morning indulgence in my new Bodum Glasses. I scored a gold-flecked set from a Starbucks clearance rack for $8 each. Score! Bodum glasses are insulated so your hot drinks stay hot and your cold drinks cold. They're dishwasher safe so clean up is a breeze. 

3. I recently stepped up my make up game and added lip color into my normal routine. I stumbled upon Revlon's Colorburst Lip Stain & Colorburst Matte Balm and I'm in love. They're a steal at $6-ish dollars and can be found at Target, CVS, etc. Before you apply, make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips for long-lasting wear. My go-to shades are Smitten and Standout. 

4. I'm obsessed with Urban Decay's Naked2 palette thanks to a Sephora gift card from Mr. Santa Clause & Mrs. Clause (my parents). The palette features a dozen day-to-night shades allowing you to craft the perfect smokey or shimmery neutral eye. Tip: there are tons of beauty vlogger tutorials on YouTube featuring the Naked2 to inspire multiple looks. 

5. I can't get enough of gauzy, tassel-trim scarves. It's an unusual addiction. They're functional and add a little somethin-somethin to an outfit. I purchased two from J.Crew during an unbelievable sale combined with an online code (the online and in-store price is always changing...). I wore my favorite gray version on recent trips to Greece and Albania so it forever reminds me of beautiful memories.

Tassel-trimmed adventures in Thessaloniki, Greece
6. Pharrell's new album, Girls, is everything. It's the perfect driving-working-exercising-booty-shaking album. Download it. Dance. Thank me later. 
 

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