Sunday, 7 September 2014

sunday rewind / week no.8






































         1/pavement markings on an evening jog 2/setting sun while out for said jog
3/early morning sky waiting for the train to move on by 4/artsy fartsy stuff

Look how one with nature I'm getting this week. I started jogging to avoid boredom and started taking pictures to avoid jogging. Ahh, the circle of life. The Lion King had it so right. Hoping to include more beauty/fashion next week. This looks like Surivorman's Instagram.

Friday, 5 September 2014

august favorites

It's been six months since the last favorites post on this blog. The pressure for a comeback is insurmountable, the products were hastily chosen, and the sarcasm is abundant. A perfect storm. So let's get into the goods.
no 1. THE KNOCKOFF SUNGLASSES
These have been my go-to sunnies all summer. They're cheap imitations of the Prada Baroque sunglasses. I know counterfeits are evil, shouldn't be supported, and when I'm a millionaire my resolve will be stronger. But what do you do when you love a design and the price is more than your monthly grocery bill? You sell your soul to the wholesale devil is what you do.

no 2. REVLON PRIMROSE LIPSTICK
I love this lipstick but I don't think it loves me back. It's a beautiful blue undertoned baby pink that may or may not clash with my warmish skin tone. Although, enough foundation and no one's the wiser. Other blogs have also said that it's a dupe for MAC Snob. If so, that's pretty cool.

no 3. NARS ANGELIKA BLUSH
This blush is a blessing not in disguise. It's extremely pigmented, as you'd expect from NARS, and although it looks glittery in the pan it's not an obvious sparkle fest on the cheeks. It adds light and a healthy glow to an otherwise exhausted complexion. It's the only thing that keeps me looking alive while working graveyard shifts.

no 4. OPI LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK
This polish has been my fingernail shade on and off for so long we could give Ross and Rachel a run for their money. An OPI classic, Lincoln Park After Dark is a purple so dark and so deep it looks black. This is more than a monthly favorite, we're talking until the end of time here.

no 5. THE GAP CLUTCH
This envelope-style clutch has been my partner in crime for the majority of summer. And by partner in crime, I mean I take it to go to get chocolate croissants three times a week. Definitely a grab and go godsend.

no 6. LOLITA BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV
I've wanted to read this novel for years. As a rebellious teen I found a list of books that were famous for being banned and I resolved to read them all. Such a troublemaker. I finally finished Lolita this month. It was really good and I'll totally have to watch the movie versions now. I have a feeling the films are going to make me want a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

September should be a good month though. I feel like it always is. Not that I'm biased with it being my birthday month or anything... I mean autumn is in 19 days! Boots at the ready everyone.