Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mark & Graham

Mark and Graham
Hello my loves! Just wanted to pop in today to share a new find with you - Mark and Graham. I somehow landed on their Instagram last week and haven't been able to stop buying things and stalking their website since. I've now gotten my mom's gift, boyfriend's gift, and a few other things, and I'm so pleased with all of them!
My favorites for myself are that dreamy bucket bag and the fur vest. Forcing myself not to buy those before Christmas has been a major struggle. #obsessed
They've got a great mix of everything from baby gifts to jewelry to home goods and you can personalize most everything, so I'd really recommend you check it out if you still need Christmas gifts. You even get 15% off your entire first order if you give them your email when you first visit, so what have you got to lose?
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Monday, December 7, 2015

November Favorites

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I hope your Monday is off to a great start! I know we're already very into December and the Christmas season, but I thought I'd share a few of my November favorites with you! I haven't done one of these in a while (#slacker) so it's nice to see what's changed since my last one!
Skin Care:   
St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub 
Y'all know that I have dry, sensitive skin and have to be careful what products I use on it. This scrub exfoliates really well and make my skin feel very soft afterwards, but doesn't dry it out or make it feel raw. Plus, I love the way it smells!  
Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleanser 
I got fussed by the lady at Sephora for not using an oil to take off my makeup and then a cleanser to cleanse my skin and 5 minutes later I was buying this. It's technically a foaming cleanser, which worried me because normally foaming cleansers strip my skin, but holy hell, this stuff is great. If the name "Greek yoghurt" already didn't get me, the packaging, smell, and actual product did. It's incredibly gentle and only foams enough to take off the leftover makeup or dirt on my face, but never leaves my skin feeling stripped, just very clean and refreshed. LOVE.

Clothes: 
Old Navy Flannel
I've literally worn this 4 out of  7 days a week for the 2 weeks since I've had it. I love that I can layer it under sweaters or vests when it's colder, or pair it with jeans and booties when the lovely Louisiana weather hits the 80s in November. It's very light and airy, but still warm at the same time and very good for layering, so all around good purchase. My only comment would be that while I normally like longer, slimmer style shirts, this one is a bit boxier, but not too much to stop me from wearing it.
 
Music:
 If I Could Fly - One Direction 
My favorite off the new album for sure. However, I also love "Olivia", "I Want to Write You a Song",  and "History". I'm more of a lyrics person, so the slower ones just get me. Good job, 1D, I can dig it.
Handsome - The Vaccines
The lyrics crack me up and that sound is everything I love about British indie rock. 
Worse Things Than Love - Time Flies 
This is my current dancing in my car song. Just cheers me up every time. 
Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson 
SO SWEET. This is my current mushy gushy song and I just love the lyrics and the whole idea behind it. You just never know, ya know?
Open Season - High Highs 
Currently cuddled up in my bed writing this post, drinking hot chocolate, and listening to this while it pours rain outside, and it's the perfect song for it. So chill and relaxing and goes well with my Vance Joy/Jack Johnson playlists.

Life: 
Will Darbyshire (YouTuber)
I AM OBSESSED WITH HIM. He is the cutest little thing and I love that his videos are a nice change from my usual make up tutorial type videos. The cinematography is just amazing and all of the videos make me wish I wan an indie traveler photographer. #goals They're nice to watch when I'm hanging out in my bed before class or just need a chill break for a bit...highly recommend you check him out.  
Boulangerie Candle in Oatmeal Cookie 
I got this candle at anthropologie in the first week of November and haven't stopped burning it since. I really love sweet scents all year round, but especially at Christmas time because it smells like cookies fresh out of the oven 24/7. It's not sickeningly sweet, so it can be burnt quite a bit without being overwhelming, but it does smell up your whole room, which I quite like when I spend a pretty penny, so 5 stars for this one. 
 
Food:
Tomato Basil Soup & Grilled Cheese 
I am a VERY picky eater and it takes a lot for me to try new things, but now that I've tried this combo I'm never going back. The cook in my sorority house makes this when it's a yucky cold weather outside and I finally tried it this fall and YUM. I don't actually eat the soup cause, tomatoes = gross, but I like to dip my warm, toasty grilled cheese in there and soak up all the tomato soupy goodness without having the chunks of tomatoes.
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