Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekend Window Shopping: Halloween Edition.

I know skulls are supposed to be played out and we're all sick of them and whatever, but I'm not a quitter and hey, it's Halloween.

And because you might need something to put your candy in:

Friday #GoHugo

Happy Halloween, all! I don't know if any of you watch Sleepy Hollow like Marianne and I do, but even if not I think we can agree on Tom Mison.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Adrien: Beauty Stuff I've Been Digging Lately.

I feel like lately I'll I've been doing is complaining about the beauty stuff that disappoints. (Related: thanks for all the mascara recs! More on that soon.) So, today I'm going to tell you about a few things I've been digging lately. The first two are things I bought in Chicago last weekend, so keep in mind they were I'm-on-vacation splurges.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bonheur

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bonheur

This is a beautiful sheer plum shimmer lip gloss that passes my "put it on without a mirror" test. The color is a little more pink that what I usually go for, but I think it brightens up my face and it makes me feel fancy. Best of all it's got that awesome deluxe-feeling Chanel packaging which almost makes up for the price.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Most perfume is too cloying and gives me a headache but I've had really good luck with Jo Malone. Nutmeg & Ginger is my long-time favorite but I wanted something that felt less seasonal, more for everyday. The helpful Jo Malone counter guy suggested this one first and after walking around sniffing myself for half an hour I went back and bought it. It's fresh, woodsy and a little aquatic. Best of all, it's subtle.

Laura Geller Spackle primer

Laura Geller Spackle primer

Despite the perfectly awful name, this is a pretty good primer. I got a big sample of it in my Oct Birchbox (which sadly contained no gimp mask) and it's good stuff. I don't think it's an amazing game changer or anything, but it's good primer and I keep reaching for it.

ShiKai Borage Therapy lotion

ShiKai Borage Therapy lotion

This is the least exciting stuff ever but I keep a small tube in my bag and every time I use it I marvel at how freaking GOOD it is. It soaks right in and makes your hands feel like butter. And, it's unscented which is my favorite.

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Antioxidant Infused Body Wash

Aveeno blah blah blah

I included the full name of this product so we could all roll our eyes at the ridiculousness. Really, now. This is a decent body wash and I find the White Peach & Ginger version to be fresh and fruity but I don't think antioxidants are going to do jack shit for your skin when they're just washing down the drain. It's good at getting you clean without drying out your skin and smells good, which is really all I ask. (It's not as good at Kiehl's Coriander body wash but certainly less expensive.)

So, that's what I've been into lately. What have you been digging?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Adrien: Keepers.

This is what happens when you're all, "Oh, right. Outfit pic. Whoops." Then I realized that everything I'm wearing is something that ended up being a really good purchase. Every single thing is something that's given me that,  "I'm so glad I bought this" moment. This $20 Olive & Oak blouse doesn't photograph very flatteringly, but I have worn the everloving shit out of it. (You can see it here and here and here. Yawn.) Just so easy to wear and the pattern makes me happy. 

The jeans I'm wearing are 7 For All Mankind Slim Cigarette. These were a splurge and they've been such a workhorse for me that they've more than earned their keep. My pair is the velvet version and they are so comfortable and can pass for work-appropriate in a pinch.

My MBMJ Kirsten Globetrotter bag (long gone, but it's on eBay and this one is SO good) and Frye Emma flats are both more recent purchases but they've been things I've been using/wearing a ton lately. All these things went with me on my recent trip to Chicago, as I attempted to only take clothes I actually wear. (What is it with me and packing? I always lose my mind and want to pack my closet orphans. Like my sad, unworn clothes need a vacation?) 

You can't really see my jewelry, but I'm wearing a Giles & Brother bracelet and my House of Harlow mini sunburst necklace. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Piperlime is Persnickety.

Okay, I was hesitant to post this because it's SO EFFING SPECIFIC but if you were wavering on a big purchase this might work for you. Plus, eBates is at 7.0% cash back for Piperlime (my referral link) and that is really very, very good. SO, here's the deal:

25% OFF PURCHASE OF $200 OR MORE on select merchandise at Piperlime with code: WINWIN25

What? You weren't wavering on a big purchase? BY ALL MEANS, ALLOW ME:

Name That Celeb.

A: Well. Huh.

L: Are we quite...sure....this is Renee?

A: Apparently this is Renee Zellweger.

L: What has she done? Everything?

A: She traded faces with someone else?

L: I mean, I always thought that she had a bit of a sour-lemon pucker, but that was her face! I really don't think Bridget Jones would approve.

A: She looked fine! Is this is what happens when you botox All The Things?

L: I FIGURED OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS!!! Her face isn't that different (sure some peeling and some smoothing and some botoxing), but it's her eyebrows. She didn't put them on. Observe:

L: Just look what some very rudimentary (and admittedly bad - but give me a break it's lunchtime!) Photoshopping will reveal:

A: YES. You totally nailed it. This is why I feel like an alien if I forget to fill in my brows.

L: Yep! Anytime I look in the mirror and I'm like, "SOMEthing is not.....quite....riiiiiight," it's always that I forgot the eyebrow pencil.

A: I've never had a problem with people not recognizing me, though.

L: Point taken.

A: It would come in handy, though.

L: Totally know what I'm going as for Halloween now. Unrecognizable me/Me sans eyebrows!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday #GoHugo

Hey, check it out. Ewan McGregor and his brother (!) have kilted themselves up in support of Hugo.