I’m going on a little vacation in a couple of weeks, so I’ve been especially interested in all of the summer style trends. All of the breezy and colorful pieces have caught my eye. I have absolutely been swooning over pastel rainbow stripes! There’s a one-piece swimsuit from Tularosa that I’ve seen Patricia Bright wear as a bodysuit under denim shorts that has sort of sparked my obsession with this pastel pattern. While I have a strange emotional attachment to this piece, it’s $178 — I can’t justify spending that on something I will likely wear one time. To quell this unrequited love, I’ve looked into some other more affordable alternatives that I want to share.
I ordered some new Milk Makeup products during the 2018 Friends & Family Sale last week. They just arrived and I am so excited to share my first impressions on both the brand and the products! I picked up a mix of skincare and makeup products, so I think I’m getting a pretty well-rounded idea of how I like the brand.
Now that it’s summer and things are starting to heat up, I haven’t been comfortable in heavy makeup. It’s nice to give the skin a breath of fresh air every once in a while. On days where I want to let my skin chill but still look presentable, I use these products for an effortless glow.
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I’m not sure if I’ve shared this on my blog yet, but I’m relocating to Arizona this August to begin my Master’s program at ASU. It’s all exciting, and truly overwhelming, so the past few weeks have been jam packed with the logistics of the move. Last month, I secured my actual apartment unit after a few months of deliberation. I chose to live alone in a one-bedroom unit, so all of the furnishing and little necessities are my responsibility! The efforts we make for a little bit of privacy. Having just gone through the process of finding affordable but comfortable furnishing options, I thought I would share my experience, maybe providing some advice for anyone who may encounter a similar situation.
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Rose gold has had a moment in the world of beauty. It’s a universally flattering color that makes my heart flutter! A while back, I used a pink semi-permanent dye from L’Oreal’s Colorista line to give my lightened brown tresses a wash of rose gold. I loved the results! Kristin Ess is a celebrity hair stylist who is everything I hope to be– she is Lauren Conrad’s stylist if that says anything. Her affordable hair line is available at Target and I am a DIE HARD fan. You can read my thoughts on her Shampoo & Conditioner here. Fast forward to her latest release (which has been so difficult to track down due to its selling out). The Rose Gold Temporary Tint is a spray applied to hair in the shower for a wash of pink that lasts the weekend.
Milk Makeup is by far the coolest makeup brand out there. All of their products are meticulously curated to give the most minimalistic and editorial vibe. Their packaging is right in line with the product collection, as well! I have never tried anything from the brand, mostly because of the higher price point and unfamiliarity with the product performance, but I have always been so drawn to its aesthetic. I would describe it as Glossier, but punchy. That being said, their Friends and Family sale began yesterday (6/11) and is currently over. With the offer of 25% off purchases $35 or more PLUS free shipping, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to dig into the brand’s beauty portfolio. As an added bonus, I got some gifts with purchase that have me super excited! Continue reading “Milk Makeup’s Friends & Family Sale 2018: What I Ordered”